[News] IU practices figure skating 5 hrs a day to recover her tarnished reputation

It has been revealed that IU is immersing herself in intensive figure skating practice, in order to recover her tarnished reputation.

As reported earlier, in the last episode of SBS "Kiss and Cry", broadcasted on May 29th, the rankings of the 10 stars on the cast were announced. IU, still unfamiliar with the sport, ended up in last place.

She is currently in the middle of intensive training and on May 27th, she was found practising under her new training programme at an ice rink in Gyeonggi-do. Unsatisfied with her poor showing after the first broadcast, apparently she now undergoes intensive practice sessions lasting almost five hours long every time.

IU said, "Yesterday during practice, I was using muscles that I seldom use usually, so my inner thigh muscles are aching a lot. But I can't afford to be negligent with my practice, right?", showing her professional side.

Someone close to IU revealed, "IU's personality is such that there has to be a clean finish before she goes on to her next task," and that during training, it's worrying that she is so absorbed that she doesn't eat or drink a single drop of water.

Furthermore, her partner, whom she will be putting up a couple performance with, showed great confidence and said, "During the next contest that will be broadcasted, you will witness a transformation of IU beyond recognition."

"Kiss and Cry"'s PD, Kim Jae Hyuk, also said, "IU is working hard to prove as much as she's worth and she's making good progress. I hope the audience will provide her with some warm support."

Translation: squishyblob @ WeHeartIU
Source: Newsen via Nate
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