Lee Seung Gi was awarded the Daesang (Grand Prize) at the 2018 SBS Entertainment Awards, crediting him as the best MC of the year!
He beat out many veteran MCs who were also nominated for the award. His fellow nominees were Kang Ho Dong, Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Gyung Gyu.
As Lee Seung Gi went up to receive his trophy, he began to tear up as he forwarded the honor of his award to everyone he’s ever learned from and everyone who made Master In The House possible.
“I’m receiving an award that I only dreamed about. Now that I’ve actually won Daesang, I’m feeling a lot of complicated feelings.
I know myself that I’m not receiving this award because of my own skills. There are a lot of bright seniors and juniors in front of me today. I believe that the lessons that I’ve learned from them has made me who I am today. That’s why I’m standing where I stand today.
I think everyone who appeared on Master In The House touched the hearts of our audience with their experience, philosophy and beliefs. This award means that much more. Weekend variety shows has a special meaning for me. I’m overwhelmed that I could receive a prize for it.”
— Lee Seung Gi
He also sent out a special thank you to his agency’s CEO, who raised him since the very beginning of his career. He vowed to continue working with him in the future.
“At this precious hour, the person that I want to thank is my label’s CEO, who is my greatest blessing and life’s mentor.
He took me in when I was a nobody in high school and helped me debut as a singer. During my first variety show, I was so scared that I wanted to run away. He told me, ‘In about 10 years, an era will come where you need to crossover various industries.’ The late night lessons in the basement, where I learned how to ad-lib, helped me become who I am today.
I want to continue with him forever.”
— Lee Seung Gi
Congratulations on your first Daesang, Lee Seung Gi!