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Soyou of the girl group Sistar has started her role as a daughter-in-law on the reality program “The Great In-Laws” on cable channel JTBC.

In the program, which started last week, she became the eldest daughter-in-law of celebrity singers Jung Hun-hee and Kim Tae-hwa, who own a cafe. On the program she is married to a professional golfer named Kim Yu-jin.

“I think many newly wedded brides will sympathize with my experiences with in-laws,” she said in a recent press conference. “It is not as physically challenging, but there are many things I need to worry about.”

Q. How do you like living with the in-laws?

A. My in-laws are not really making me work so much. I thought I would be put into a family in agriculture or a fishery. But all I need to do is make coffee, make juice and manage the register. And they don’t really make me do the chores at home. So I don’t know what to do.

What does it feel like to have celebrities as your in-laws?

I feel more close to them as we have something in common. I’m happy to have someone who can give me advice on my future. However, I feel more burdened sometimes as they not only have been in the entertainment industry longer than I have, but they are also my in-laws. As I’m nervous I wake up at 6 a.m., sharp.

Are you any good at homemaking?

I don’t know about other things, but I’m confident in cooking. My mother used to run a Korean restaurant and my brother is a cook specializing in Japanese cuisine. As I learned a lot while watching them cook, I can make dishes as long as I have the recipe.

Do you like your husband on the show?

Of course. He is a professional golfer who is nine years older than I am. Although he is tall and good-looking, he wakes up late and doesn’t really help much with chores.

What is your ideal image of a husband?

Absolutely, someone nice. I don’t want my family to be a woman who takes care of the home and a man who makes money. I want the couple to share all the work. My goal is to stay in the entertainment industry and keep singing. For me to be able to do that, my future husband should be nice and help me a lot with chores.


BY HAN JAE-HEE [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]

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