NCT DREAM demonstrated their close friendship during their comeback show with host Jaejae through a series of photos that were taken in secret.
The members were each assigned another member to secretly take photos of throughout the preparation period for their Hot Sauce comeback, and share them as “A-cut” and “Z-cut” photos like a magazine pictorial. First up was Jisung‘s A-cut photo of Mark.
Jisung shared that he almost got caught by Mark, but managed to play it off well and avoided suspicion. Jisung’s Z-cut photo was of a blurry Mark mid-selfie.
Next up was Jaemin, who took photos of Renjun. Jaemin’s A-cut for Renjun was an adorable photo of him sleeping. All the members thought it was a cute photo, but Renjun was having none of it. And if Renjun wasn’t liking the A-cut, he was definitely in for a ride for the Z-cut.
Jaemin took the Z-cut photo on the set for Hot Sauce, when Renjun was doing his scene of taking photos of the other members.
Meanwhile Jeno was caught looking bored and relaxed.
Mark’s A-cut of Jeno caught him zoning out as Chenle showed him basketball videos. The members were impressed by the details in his photo, from the sunlight peeking through and the veins on his hands and forearms. But his Z-cut photo was a bit more hilarious.
Mark caught Jeno getting ramen from a bag of food, making it seem like he was stealing food. Don’t worry, no thievery occurred! Jeno’s A-cut photo for Jisung was another surprisingly good one.
Jeno cutely shared that he applied a black and white filter on the photo to make him look more mature instead of cute since Jisung is now an adult. His Z-cut photo on the other hand was more on the cute side.
Jeno once again caught Jisung playing games on his phone, this time up close and personal. And surprisingly enough, Jisung had no idea. Another member who also had no idea they were being photographed was Chenle, who was being photographed by Haechan. His A-cut photo was a bit…peculiar.
Haechan explained that the lying down pose was like a CEO pose, and purposely chose to not include his face. And just like Jeno’s Z-cut of Jisung, Haechan’s Z-cut of Chenle was cute as well.
Haechan revealed that he took the photo during practice for Diggity when Chenle was looking down on his phone. Next up was Chenle’s photos of Jaemin.
Chenle was proud of his A-cut photo of Jaemin, pointing out the angle he used to highlight Jaemin’s nice proportions. Chenle’s Z-cut of Jaemin was also incredibly nice, but he pulled out a “better” photo with Jaemin’s mouth wide open at the last second.
Last up were the photos Renjun took of Haechan. And just like Haechan’s photo of Chenle, it’s a close up image, specifically focused on his earlobe.
Renjun admitted that the photo was the least bad out of all the ones he took, which led him to the Z-cut photo that he took.
Haechan was embarrassed to say the least, but the members greatly enjoyed this adorable and hilarious candid photo. These photos all spoke a lot of how close their friendship is!