For those who casually walked into a Wanna One fanmeeting, you probably wouldn’t even realise they are a rookie group – and to think they are barely two months into their debut. Despite this being their first time performing in Singapore, these fresh-faced wonders showed no signs of newbie jitters as they charmed a full house of adoring Wannables for their Wanna One 1st Fanmeeting in Singapore: Wanna Be Loved.
Teenage was in the crowd and we sussed out the highlights that one could only experience with Wanna One, so those who missed out would know what to expect when the boys are back in town next year (yes, really). Hey, it’s never too early to start preparing!
1. You’ll witness Daehwi at his savage best.
savagehwi strikes back #wannaoneinsg
mc: do u think daehwi looks cute without makeup?
daehwi: you’ve never even seen me without makeup? pic.twitter.com/obtKr4MF4q
— 지훈🍩♡ (@jihoondonut) September 23, 2017
Don’t be fooled by Daehwi’s aegyo antics; we have still yet to recover from the amount of shade our resident evil maknae threw that night. When the audience was asked whether Daehwi looks cute without makeup, they responded with a collective roar of agreement – to which the 16-year-old straight-up exposed the fans faster than you could say “Burn”.
2. Then there’s Minhyun folding a T-shirt.
— Mean It ! (@meanit_mh) September 26, 2017
Folding a T-shirt in front of thousands of screaming fangirls… when will your faves ever? During the individual games segment, Minhyun’s penchant for cleanliness was put to the test when he was tasked to deliver a spontaneous live demo of how he folds his T-shirts. New talent acquired?
3. You’ll be blessed with Jinyoung’s vocals.
— 섹베오레 (@jaehwoojin) September 22, 2017
We couldn’t stop swooning over Jinyoung’s mesmerising vocals when he sang a short verse of ‘Please Find Her’ by The Name, but can you blame us though? Just hit play and you’ll know what we mean. Hey YMC, perhaps it’s time to give the boy more lines in the next album?
4. It’s Reporter Park in the house!
— WOOJINIVERSE ✨ (@Woojiniverse_SG) September 23, 2017
Looks like we’ve got a budding reporter in the making! Woojin was so close to giving the host a run for his money with his hilarious emceeing skills. Now, who says Woojin is ‘no jam’?
5. Fancy some skincare tips from Sungwoon?
— nad (@suhofeels) September 22, 2017
The fanmeet momentarily turned into an episode of Get It Beauty when Sungwoon, who’s known for his flawless skin and baby-faced features, was asked to reveal his secret to maintaining a youthful complexion. “I eat a lot, sleep a lot, and drink plenty of water,” says the 23-year-old. “And always wash your face with cold water.” Take notes, everybody!
6. Watch Guanlin turn the stage into a runway.
— CloudyWoon ☁️ (@cloudywoonie) September 22, 2017
“I’ve always wanted to become a model. I’ve been waiting for an opportunity but it hasn’t come yet.” Well, the birthday boy’s wish came true after all! Making his model ‘debut’ right here on the Singapore stage, here’s Guanlin strutting down the makeshift runway in all his 181cm glory.
7. PanWink’s aegyo will be the death of you.
— noonna the fool(13) (@kangpeachi) September 22, 2017
We were half-squealing, half-cringing while watching Jihoon and Guanlin reenact the iconic aegyo scene between Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won from Fight For My Way. Jihoon went first, but God bless the emcee for instructing them to switch roles so fans can get a dose of Guanlin’s aegyo as well. Oh, and we have Daniel internally dying in the background.
8. Jihoon, the new ‘God of Hands’?
— syaa day! 💜 (@danielkanqs) September 22, 2017
How can we ever forget the epic moment when a fan flung a slogan on stage during the encore, which landed right smack on Jihoon’s hand? Daniel aka the original ‘God of Hands’ is shaking.
9. You might end up shipping Daniel and Spidey.
— 🍑🎬hids ‘ㅅ’ (@gkyudayah) September 22, 2017
Any Wannable worth their salt would be well aware that Daniel and “anything that has more legs” than him should never coexist. So when the chap was asked what supernatural power he wish to possess, he spared no hesitation in answering that he wants to be Spider-Man because he “isn’t afraid of bugs”. But Daniel… isn’t Spidey classified as a type of insect too?
10. Can you believe Jaehwan actually said that?
— Elle (@hasungwienawa) September 23, 2017
Should we even be surprised that Jaehwan – who’s unanimously voted by both his members and fans as the untidiest member in the dorms – would want the superpower to wake up all showered? Stay strong, Minhyun!
11. Oh you know, just Seongwoo being Seongwoo.
— 페이 🐰 (@ongvibes_) September 22, 2017
Before you get confused, Guanlin was the real birthday boy (as previously mentioned). But can we please talk about how the members, mostly Daniel, were just casually building a tower of birthday hats on Seongwoo?
12. There will be tears (Don’t cry, Jisung!)
— Teenage Magazine (@TeenageMagazine) September 22, 2017
Okay, Jisung didn’t actually cry – but he did get emotional during his farewell speech, which prompted fans to chant “Don’t cry!”. Our leader ain’t called the crybaby of the group for nothing!
13. You’ll probably cry, too.
— little syikin 🐥 (@itsjonghyuns) September 24, 2017
All these adorable moments aside, it was truly a memorable night for Wanna One and Wannables. The atmospheric was absolutely electric on the fully-packed floors, with fans enthusiastically cheering and chanting along right from the get-go – even during the VCR interludes. Check out this goosebumps-inducing clip of the crowd singing to ‘Always’ in perfect harmony. Psst, you might want to bring tissues the next time Wanna One returns to Singapore!
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