Rain pours on charm about his clothing line after arriving fashionably late for press date
with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen.
Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) might be the king of K-pop, but his reign has been rocky of late. His English movie debut in Speed Racer crashed and burned. He lost a lawsuit in Hawaii due to cancelled concerts and now owes US$8 million in the verdict. No wonder he didn't accept any interviews on his quick stop in town on Friday promoting his new clothing line Six To Five, with a 'fashion concert' at the Convention and Exhibition Centre that included former television co-star Lee Da-hae from My Girl as guest model.
Instead, the entertainer agreed only to a press conference at the W Hotel, and he was more than half an hour late arriving for that. By the time Rain (pictured) showed up, half the journalists had already tired of waiting and left.
That didn't deter the pop idol from trying his charm, greeting everyone with a bit of Cantonese. 'Hello everyone! I am Rain,' he uttered before retreating back to Korean to discuss his year-old fashion brand, the name of which references his June 25 birthday. 'I always liked to design clothes that are unique and comfortable. At first, I didn't think of developing it into a brand since it was more like a hobby, but later I thought it wouldn't hurt to add some variety to the fashion scene for young people.'
Wouldn't hurt to pay for some of his legal settlement, too.