June 27, 2009 08:25
Lee Se-yeon is one of nine presenters of Naked News Korea, the channel where anchors appear topless for an adult news program. Lee (23) had a "normal" career working for a company before joining Naked News and started the interview with the Chosun Ilbo by saying, "Please focus on the news rather than the breasts."
"I worked in a manufacturing company for five years, and I got bored with the routine. I wanted to break out of that cycle and find a new challenge."
Asked if it was a difficult decision to expose her body to the public, Lee said, "People often say I'm bold. I'm confident about how I look and what I am. Also, I'm used to it now after three months of training after I got through the audition." She disagrees that viewers will be more interested in her body than the news. "I don't think that will necessarily be the case. Honestly, there are many other sources of real pornography. They might look at my body and breasts when watching the program, but I'm sure their ears will be listening to the news," she said.
Lee said the company plans to maintain the current level of nudity and go no further since it reflects the cultural norms in Korea. Therefore, it is highly contextual to the changes in people's thoughts and trend. "If there is a consensus among people on more nudity, the contents can go along with such changes," she said.
What if her future boyfriend is against her appearing on Naked News? "Why would he be against it? I don't think I will be attracted to such a person," she said.
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