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Kevin Woo: "You can never have enough shoes"

Pop star and fashion influencer Kevin Woo talks U-KISS, LIPHOP and collaborating with Khalid and The Weeknd in this exclusive interview

Kevin Woo
Kevin Woo

Still not even 30, Kevin Woo has enjoyed quite the career. 

He spent a decade as a member of K-Pop idol group U-KISS – the acronym stands for Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Star.

After leaving the band in 2017, Woo has found solo success – including playing Madison Square Garden at KCON – and toured the globe. (Not at the moment, obviously. Pandemic, etc.) 

He's also the first artist to be signed to LIPHOP, the digital media platform under e-commerce.

All in all, quite the BNOC – and will likely only get bigger. 

Life

What upcoming project(s) are you most excited about?

I’m currently working with LIPHOP which is Asia’s hottest high fashion brand. I’ve been rebranding myself as not only a singer, but also as a fashion icon.

I’m excited to showcase my style through LIPHOP on digital platforms as well as magazines, TV, etc.

I’m also planning to release a new EP single. I’ve been in the studio a lot writing new music and I can’t wait to share that with the world.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment?

I’m proud to have been in the K-pop boyband U-KISS for a decade, that led successful world tours and topped international charts.

I also starred in many musicals, hosted TV shows, and performed at the iconic Madison Square Garden as a solo artist.

If you could change one thing using your platform as a celebrity, what would it be?

If I could change one thing, I’d like to get rid of cyber bullying and media trying to drag celebrities down.

There are too many fake rumours and news regarding their personal life that shouldn’t affect their career. I’ve seen many fellow talents that were heavily affected by this issue and it needs to change.

What do you hope to achieve that you haven’t yet?

I would love to perform at Coachella in the future.

I also hope to collaborate with my favourite artists such as Khalid and The Weeknd.

Outside of your family, who is / was your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspiration is my fans. They motivate me to be the best version of myself.

The fact that my music can have a positive impact on their lives inspires me to keep on pushing forward and breaking my limits.

Tell us something nobody knows about you…

I’m a great driver.

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Style

What’s your favourite item of clothing – and what does it mean to you?

My LIPHOP rider jacket. It was the first item I received from LIPHOP and it helps me radiate with confidence wherever I go.

Favourite accessory – watch / jewellery / etc – and why is it special to you?

My Apple Watch. It keeps me alert on all the different agendas I have throughout the day, with style.

What items do you take on holiday and why?

I always take several pairs of sunglasses when I go on a tropical getaway.

It’s a must-have item to travel in style so that you can look good in every photo no matter how tired you are.

Is there an item you threw away – or lost – that you really miss?

I had to throw away a trench coat from Burberry because it got burned when I stood next to a fire heater during the winter at a music video shoot.

What’s next on your shopping list?

I want to buy more shoes. You can never have enough shoes.

What would you buy if money was no object?

I would buy every LIPHOP outfit to give out to my fans because I want to share the confidence and joy that I get from wearing LIPHOP!

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