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'Single's Inferno': Hyunseung joined Netflix dating show for Sunmi and BTOB Changsub

The K-pop dancer who became a fan-favorite had initially rejected the offer to be part of the Korean reality show
Sunmi and Changsub changed Hyunseung's mind (@502bright/Instagram, @OFFICIALBTOB/Twitter)
Sunmi and Changsub changed Hyunseung's mind (@502bright/Instagram, @OFFICIALBTOB/Twitter)

Did you know that fan-favorite Cha Hyunseung almost didn’t join ‘Single’s Inferno’? The currently popular South Korean dating show is one of the biggest reality shows on Netflix. Like ‘Love Island’ and other dating shows, Netflix Korea decided to produce a dating show with popular Korean celebrities. Consisting of the likes of fitness trainers like An Yeawon and Kim Hyun-joong, former idol Kang Soyeon, influencer FreeZia, fashion brand CEO Oh Jin-taek and actor Choi Si-hun, the show went global. And we had K-pop dancer Cha Hyunseung who has danced with the likes of Sunmi and BTOB joining ‘Single’s Inferno’ midway.

Hyunseung caught everyone’s eye as he joined ‘Single’s Inferno’ as a new participant looking for love in Episode 5. His muscular and tattooed body and competitive streak made him a catch among the ladies. His adorable moments with FreeZia aka Song Jia and his chemistry with Yeawon were palpable. The participants and viewers were further surprised when they found out he was friends with another participant, Kim Hyun-joong, who is also a fitness trainer, model and a K-pop dancer. But it looks like Hyunseung’s appearance wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Sunmi and BTOB’s Changsub.


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Hyunseung rejected 'Single's Inferno' offer

After the show ended on January 8, the cast members of ‘Single’s Inferno’ have been sharing behind-the-scenes photos, clips and appreciative messages. On January 10, Hyunseung posted polaroids of the cast’s time on set and wrote a lengthy caption on Instagram. He confessed that he didn’t want to initially join the show. Had he agreed during the first offer, he would have been a regular cast member from the very first episode as the producers were hell-bent on getting him on ‘Single’s Inferno’. But it seems Sunmi and BTOB’s Changsub changed his mind.


Hyunseung shared that he got several DMs from the production but he ignored and declined their offers. However, the creators continued to message him and never gave up for which he was thankful. He then revealed that Sunmi and Changsub were the ones who convinced him to change his mind. He explained, “You said that I might meet someone on the show and persuaded me to join it for which I’m thankful to you, Sunmi and Changsub.” He also thanked his cast members and the crew for a memorable summer.

Hyunseung is close friends with Sunmi and Changsub (@502bright/Instagram)

Hyunseung has been in the K-pop industry as a dancer since the mid-2010s. He has worked with several popular artists and his charming disposition has also led to him befriending many like Sunmi, BTOB’s Changsub and Peniel, Rain and SM’s artists. He went viral as ‘Sunmi’s tan backup dancer’ during the Waterbomb Festival in 2018 and has since landed several individual gigs and modeling contracts. With the news that the producers want a Season 2 for ‘Single’s Inferno’, fans hope that Hyunseung can appear once again as a regular cast member.