YG’s rookie group TREASURE captivated the global fans’ hearts with their pure and bright charms despite abrupt situations.
On May 29 at 12 PM, YG Entertainment uploaded episode 20 of ‘TREASURE MAP’ through their official blog and TREASURE’s YouTube channel.
The video showed a record of a prank camera on the members of TREASURE. It was an opportunity to take a peek into the members’ daily lives and attitudes on staged situations.
Firstly, the way to work prank camera began to see how TREASURE reacts when the staff members are carrying heavy loads in front of a broken elevator. The members of TREASURE approached the staff members without hesitation and carried their loads. Their perfect manners shined, even making the prank camera test look shameful, and warmed the viewers’ hearts.
The members then discovered multiple cameras placed in the training room and became suspicious. But they were relieved to hear that “It’s to film the usual training room vibes” by the staff and made the people laugh with their pureness, by eye-contacting and presenting smiles toward the camera.
JIHOON soon realized it was a prank camera test and began checking out suspicious circumstances with the members. The staff members were flustered and informed them that they’ve ordered burgers to distract them, and the members yelled in joy as if they’ve forgot about the suspicious situation, which made the viewers laugh.
TREASURE’s glamorous performance skills were revealed as well. The production team requested to film the choreography they’ve learned yesterday for a fake filming. Although the members were concerned and stated, “What if we get it wrong”, they’ve presented an amazing group dance with their light footwork, putting the viewers in awe.
The second prank camera test began. The test checked how the members react when the cookies said to be baked by the production team were handed out, and they taste bad. The members could not say they taste bad and ate all the cookies. YOSHI who took a big bite made a surprised look but began making favorable remarks such as “The chocolate inside is good”. CHOI HYUN SUK also stated, “This is my taste” but did not put the cookie into his mouth, making the viewers burst into laughter. The members even said, “Thank you”.
For the third prank, the members were informed that each member will shoot vocal practice scenes for 20 minutes. The test looked into TREASURE’s reaction when a survey event call offering a 30,000 won voucher in the convenience store was received.
JUNKYU answered all questions politely, while BANG YE DAM began the conversation naturally without hesitation, making the viewers laugh. On the question asking who you would like to be in the future, BANG YE DAM sincerely replied, “I’m sure of this. I wanted to be a singer since I was young. I would like to give out positive influence for the world with my songs”.
Lastly, a situation was staged which a foreigner walking by began running after snitching the members’ phones. JIHOON, MASHIHO, YOON JAE HYUK, ASAHI, BANG YE DAM, HARUTO, and SO JUNG HWAN quickly realized that it was a prank camera test, but CHOI HYUN SUK stood immobilized, shocked that his phone got stolen. YOSHI, JUNKYU, DOYOUNG, and PARK JEONG WOO ran towards the foreigner as fast as they could, making the viewers burst into laughter.
In the cookie clip at the end of the episode, JIHOON and BANG YE DAM’s ‘practice karaoke’ content was previewed. It was a ‘90’s music special’ which noticed the two members’ powerful vocals and great chemistry, which raised the fans’ anticipations.
TREASURE has confirmed their upcoming debut in July. While currently on their full-scale debut project, the group is getting closer to the global fans through various video contents including ‘TREASURE MAP’, ‘TMI’, ‘Fact Check’, ‘A 3 Minute TREASURE’, and ‘T-TALK’.