On the 24th Korean Wave star Jang Keun Suk had a press conference as a commercial model for TBC.
About 250 reporters gathered because Japanese top “idols,” AKB48’s Maeda Atsuko and Ohshima Yuko, also appeared at the conference as models with Jang. Previously for the TBC commercials, SMAP’s Kimura Takuya and Victoria Beckham had worked as models.
Jang said about members of AKB48, “They are very pretty. I’m studying about Japanese culture and I’m aware of this famous group, AKB48. I feel sorry for AKB84’s fans for having this honor to stand between its two members.”
Members of AKB48 said in reply, “We were surprised at Jang’s easygoing character. We feel bad for his fans as well. Also, we are honored to have this chance to see him in person. He is much taller and better-looking.”
The commercials for TBC will be posted at about twenty places in seven different cities in Japan, and they will air from September 2 on broadcasting.
Jang has earned tremendous popularity through his series You Are So Beautiful. He also ranked at the top of the Oricon chart with “Let Me Cry.”