Nam Joo Hyuk Says His Classmates Laughed at Him for Wanting to Become a Model
Model-turned-actor Nam Joo Hyuk shared that his classmates laughed at him for dreaming of becoming a model.
On tvN’s television show ‘Unexpected Business’, Nam Joo Hyuk reminisced his school days.
While sitting down around the table at their restaurant during a break, Nam Joo Hyuk was asked how he made debut as a model.
Nam Joo Hyuk said, “When I was in school, I realized studying was not for me. I used to be a junior basketball player, so studying was not my priority.”
He continued, “But then I had to stop playing basketball due to my injury, and it was hard to catch up with others.”
Then, Nam Joo Hyuk said he started dreaming of becoming a model and talked about the time when he shared this with his classmates.
Nam Joo Hyuk said, “One day when I was a high school freshman, I had to share what I wanted to be in the future with my class. I said I wanted to become a model, and everybody laughed at me.”
He resumed, “At that time, I thought to myself, ‘You know what? I’m really going to become one. I’m going to show you that I can do it. I’ll be a model in three years.'”
He added, “Then, three years later, I became a model. I had my goals, and worked hard for them. Whatever others thought of them, I just pushed forward. That’s how I achieved my dream.”
Nam Joo Hyuk made debut as a runway model in 2013; he is known to be one of the successful model-turned-actors.