The middle schoolgirl who used to eat with a government-sponsored card worth 3$ a day is now a top idol and actress
Kim Se-jeong’s miraculous journey surprised many netizens.
Kim Se-jeong, who suddenly rose to stardom with “Produce 101” in 2016, received a lot of love for her strong vocal skills, cute looks and personality. She made her debut as a member of girl group I.O.I by finishing second in the final, and turned into an successful actress later on.
Kim Se-jeong seems to have only walked on flowery paths, but she said she had a harder childhood than anyone could imagine. She had to live off of a government card which gave children from poor families 3500 won a day to buy food, but it was hard to eat with that little money. The idol grew up in a relative’s house with her 3-year-older brother due to their parents’ divorce.
However, she always smiled brightly regardless of the difficult situation. The female idol was often misunderstood, scolded by her teachers and couldn’t make friends, so she was very lonely.
However, since elementary school, the girl who had always loved singing had auditioned for more than 20 agencies to become a singer. She went to auditions armed with thorough singing practice and choreography, and finally passed Jellyfish’s audition at the competition rate of 3000:1, and became a trainee.
The story afterwards is like a movie that everyone knows well. Currently, Kim Se-jeong has returned with a new drama, “A Business Proposal,” after the success of “The Uncanny Counter.”