During archery tournaments at the MBC Idol Star Athletics Championships, the crew always set up a camera in the dead center of the target to capture the action. But a few talented idols are so good at archery, they’ve actually managed to break the camera lenses with their “perfect gold” bullseye shots!
1. Red Velvet’s Irene
One of ISAC’s most memorable camera-breaking moments was Red Velvet’s Irene’s perfect 10 shot in 2018.
Feeling confident that none of the idols were up to par that day, MC Jun Hyunmoo made the mistake of promising to buy fried chicken for everyone in attendance if anyone could break the lens.
Just another day for archery pro Irene, who shattered the bullseye lens with ease, leading the crowd to break out in a chorus of cheers for a dismayed Jun Hyunmoo.
irene broke the camera who are in the middle of the target, for celebrate that mbc bought chicken for every artists !! ♡ + it’s fun bcs she’s don’t eat chicken. pic.twitter.com/D0E2G5s12j
— irene pics ! (@bjharchives) September 27, 2018
The craziest part? Irene has admitted that she doesn’t even eat chicken! She hit the lens just to feed her fellow idols a tasty meal.
2. Seventeen’s DK
In 2019, Seventeen’s DK scored so many 10s that the MCs joked the group should change their name to SevenTEN instead.
DK wowed the crowds with four straight 10s in a row, but the most impressive of all of them was when he broke the camera lens.
— dk loops 🐰 (@dokyeomloops) December 16, 2019
3. EXID’s Jeonghwa
Jeonghwa was well known as an archery pro in the years when EXID competed at ISAC.
She may have been used to scoring 10s, but she got quite the surprise in 2015 when she shot her arrow at the lens at the target—only for it to promptly drop to the ground.
But when the crew pulled up the camera footage, they discovered what had happened. Jeongwha’s shot was so precise that it hit the camera lens and bounced off again!
She may not have broken the camera that time, but she would’ve with a sharper arrow.
4. MonstaX’s Kihyun
Another iconic camera-breaking shot came from MonstaX member Kihyun in 2019.
God of Archery Kihyun who broke the camera lens while hitting a perfect 10 on the target 🐹🎯pic.twitter.com/1E4MjjCea6
— Lia K. (@tomyloveshownu) February 5, 2019
TWICE’s Sana was amazed to witness the mind-blowing shot in person!
When the crowd started screaming and cheering, Seventeen’s Vernon (Kihyun’s opponent), almost thought Kihyun missed the target!
5. EXID’s Hyelin
EXID is full of archers-in-the-making! Alongside Jeonghwa, Hyelin has also managed a rare camera-hitting shot.
Hyelin was just as confused in 2015 when her arrow disappeared after hitting the target, until the crew confirmed that it had rebounded off the camera.
since exid wasn't invited to isac for the second time in a row, let's remember when Junghwa and Hyelin hit the camera in the middle of the target
ugh I love archery aces, they're talented even on that pic.twitter.com/4hkv3sOa16
— wans (@leggonce) September 25, 2018
Just like Jeonghwa, Hyelin didn’t quite break the lens when she hit it. The ISAC staff must have made the arrows sharper in recent years!
6. Seventeen’s Vernon
Seventeen is another group with members who are worthy of Olympic archery tournaments. Vernon may have lost to Kihyun in 2019, but he got his own camera-breaking shot in 2017.
since svt are participating in archery again let’s bring back this iconic moment when Vernon broke the camera lens pic.twitter.com/w1dxde6FFt
— ara ⁷ (@jinicito) January 5, 2018
At first, he and his members were confused. But when the perfect 10 was confirmed, Vernon cracked an adorable smile.
7. GFriend’s Umji
The bullseye shot GFriend’s Umji hit in 2016 earned her the title of “Archery Fairy” for the year.
Opponents Mamamoo were no match against Umji as her arrow shot straight to the camera lens in the 6th round.
The lens didn’t quite break, but the shot was so impressive that the crew had to go over and check the camera for damage.