Korean band B.A.P reveal why they are aliens like Do Min Joon from My Love From The Star

(From left) Members of South Korean hip-hop group B.A.P Daehyun, Jongup, Himchan, Yongguk, Youngjae and Zelo. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
(From left) Members of South Korean hip-hop group B.A.P Daehyun, Jongup, Himchan, Yongguk, Youngjae and Zelo. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

A fan of South Korean hip-hop group B.A.P was so enamoured with one of its members, Himchan, that she named her baby after him.

She has since given birth and his name is really Himchan.

"In Korean, Himchan means 'energetic', so I hope that the baby will be full of energy and have a happy life."

B.A.P, which stands for "best, absolute, perfect", also comprise members Zelo, 17; leader Yongguk, 24; Jongup, 19; Daehyun, 20; and Youngjae, 20.

Their show here is part of their Live On Earth 2014 world tour, conceptualised around the notion that the group's members are aliens from outer space who have landed on Earth and are set to conquer the world with their music.

Given that another Korean-based alien - actor Kim Soo Hyun's character Do Min Joon from the hit drama series My Love From The Star - has been all the rage lately, B.A.P are naturally asked to compare themselves to Do.

The chatty Himchan says gamely: "Do Min Joon is different, because he is ready to go back to his star. For us, we hope to stay on Earth to gather more energy first before going back to our star. We will work on that."

As for which group member is the closest to being like an alien, singer Daehyun laughs before saying that it has to be the band's youngest member, Zelo.

He says: "Zelo has grown up so much in the past two years. He can't possibly be human."

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