What do I most admire about Yunho?
There are some things you can't explain in life. Sometimes it's an A on a paper you wrote the morning it was due. Or maybe it's your grandmother's cancer that suddenly went into remission. Maybe it's something material, but just as important, like the driver's license you lost at the county fair, but it somehow ended up in your mailbox anyway.
For me, it's Yunho. I'll admit, when I first discovered him, I wasn't really interested. He was some cute guy in some pop band I didn't really know who had a funny rap in that song with purple lights. Otherwise, I really had never put much stock in caring what celebrities said. Then again, when I found him, I was a bratty 16 year old who thought no one ~understood~ her.
But a lot changed before my junior year of high school. My relationship with my mother got worse and worse, and I found things I had been hiding about myself coming to surface. And though he was in another country, Yunho provided a certain form of comfort. His words in interviews and lyrics always seemed to carry the message I needed to hear most, whether it be to remain diligent in the hard times, or to see that I am beautiful.
Yunho has always been and continues to be an example of the kind of person I want to be. He is intelligent, polite, respectful, determined, confident and humble. He never forgets where he came from, or what matters most in life, and is a forgiving man. He has encouraged and influenced me to become a better person; I know I'm not perfect, and I will never be perfect. But I've been able to see and accept that I don't need to be perfect to be a good person. I've become more forgiving, and though there are times where I want to be spiteful, I have strived to become less bitter. Most of all though, Yunho realizes and reminds me that everything worthwhile takes hard work, perseverance and a lot of faith in yourself.
So what I admire most about Yunho is in fact Yunho himself. For dreams to come true, it requires diligence. Believing is the most important thing! --Yunho, B-Pass Magazine (2010)