Physical: 100 is Singapore’s latest K-show obsession on Netflix. 100 contestants with the best physical bodies from various walks of life take on excruciating challenges, and only one can walk away with a grand prize of KRW300 million (or around SGD320,458.18). If you’re a fan of the hit Netflix series Squid Game and reality survival shows, this one is guaranteed to give you the same addictive vibes.
You’ll find a ton of Olympic gymnasts, wrestlers, athletes, fitness trainers, YouTubers, dancers, and more on the show. Only four episodes are out in the nine-episode series, but we’ve rounded up the ones you’ll root for and who are taking the internet by storm. Spoilers ahead!
The trending cast members of Physical: 100
Lee Miho (Instagram: @leeemiho) is a Korean fitness trainer who won against pilates instructor Ko Dayoung in the show’s first elimination round called the ‘Death Match’.
Miho works at Gym Tipi, and the company proudly shared in a post that she would increase muscle strength, stick to a good diet, improve brain strength, and more to prepare for her time in the Physical: 100 arena. She also recently shared photos of her with fellow contestant and MMA (or mixed martial arts) superstar Choo Sung-hoon.
2. Park Min-ji
3. Kim Kang-min
4. Kim Chun-ri
Bodybuilder Kim Chun-ri (Instagram: @chunri.kim) stood out from the crowd when she walked in the room during the first episode with her intimidating physique and bubbly personality. She is currently trending online for a controversial scene in the show.
An MMA fighter named Park Hyung-geun selected her for the Death Match and netizens are criticising him for his decision and for using MMA techniques against her (i.e. pinning Chun-ri to the ground and placing his knee at her solar plexus). When you’re immersed in the show, you couldn’t really help but feel your heart race and be concerned about Chun-ri.
In an Instagram post, Chun-ri responded to the criticism by saying that they fought fair and square and that she was well aware that there would be inter-gender matches on Physical 100. She asked viewers to stop the malicious comments and to just enjoy the show.
5. Shim Eu-ddeum
Fitness trainer Shim Eu-ddeum (Instagram: @euddeume_) shares various workout videos on her YouTube channel (available in English subtitles), which now has over 1.3 million subscribers.
6. Jang Eun-sil
Jang Eun-sil (Instagram: @sillllling) is a Korean wrestler who impressively won during her one-on-one Death Match. In the latest episode, in which the contestants were cut down to 50, she became the only female leader in a team challenge. Her team was deemed the underdogs, but this stoked the fire of her determination to win, and this inspired all her teammates. Physical: 100 left us hanging as to whether they were able to beat their opponents.
7. Yun Sung-bin
Sung-bin currently stands as the top dog on the show. His power and popularity were undeniable when he gained the most votes among the 50 remaining contestants and became the first leader in the team challenge. We can’t wait to see how he will lead his team in the next episode!
Where to stream Physical: 100 in Singapore
Episode 5 of Physical: 100 will be released on 7 February and the finale will be aired on 21 February. Watch the first four episodes right here.
(Cover photo from: @sillllling)
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