With its K-drama visuals and high drama content, Netflix’s new reality show Single’s Inferno has become a worldwide hit, with the show’s competitors gaining popularity around the world.
The reality show, which is among the Top 10 non-English TV shows on Netflix’s global charts, features five men and four women trapped on an island dubbed Inferno. Competitors must overcome various obstacles and pair up at the end of each day to escape hell and reach “Paradise”, a nearby luxury hotel, where they can have a dream vacation.
Choi Si-hun, one of the nominees, was recently embroiled in a scandal after several internet users found him dirty, claiming he worked as a male escort at a reception bar. It’s a bar that caters to wealthy female patrons who are served by handsome young men with the option to swap cash if patrons want to take it further.
Choi fervently denied all the claims and used his Weibo account to clarify the issue in a lengthy article on Monday (January 3).
âAs much as I enjoy the popularity that I am gaining, it is heartbreaking to see these baseless rumors against me,â the reality TV star wrote, addressing the issue in Korean and Chinese. âI have never worked in a reception bar. I have lived a life I am proud of and have never done anything that is unworthy of anyone’s trust.
Choi doubled down by saying he was willing to bet his life to prove his innocence. âExcuse me for using that drastic expression, but I thought it might be difficult to persuade a lot of people without using these extreme terms. Again, I have never been a male escort.
The 29-year-old caught the attention of viewers on the show with his persistence in trying to win the heart of his colleague, Song Zia.
With the reality show climbing the charts on Netflix, it’s no surprise that the personal lives of the contestants are being scrutinized by the public. Another two people who have garnered a lot of attention are Song Ji-a and Cha Hyun-seong.
Currently, six episodes of the series have been released and are streaming on Netflix.