A lot of Korean celebrities had jobs before they debuted, as many were involved in the entertainment industry from a young age. While plenty of Korean celebrities have had jobs related to their field, there are also plenty who had some unique jobs before their debut. Here’s a list of some Korean celebrities who had some unique jobs before their official debut.
1. Won Bin
Won Bin originally wanted to be a car mechanic when he was young. During his time in high school, he worked a lot on cars. He even graduated from a high school focusing on car mechanics and repair.
2. Han Ye Seul
Before her debut as an actress, for a short time, Han Ye Seul was a reporter for SBS‘s Night of TV Entertainment.
3. Yoon Sang Hyun
Yoon Sang Hyun used to sell street food near a Korean university.
4. Jin Ki Joo
Jin Ki Joo has worked multiple jobs before debuting as an actress, as she was an employee at Samsung SDS, a reporter, and even tried out modeling.
5. Insoo (MYNAME)
Insoo once worked as a ballet teacher before his debut.
6. Choa (Former member of AOA)
Choa was once a salesperson for an electronics company.
7. Kim Jun Ho
Kim Jun Ho once worked part-time at a lingerie store.
8. Jung Hyung Don
Before becoming a comedian, Jung Hyung Don worked for Samsung Electronics for many years.
9. Pyo Ye Jin
Pyo Ye Jin was a flight attendant before she decided to pursue acting.