At the time K-pop was largely unknown in Britain. My burning ambition was to become an actor and perform.
One way of doing that in South Korea is to become an "idol", which means someone who does everything: model, act, sing and dance. So K-pop seemed like a route to achieving my dreams. Often this meant sending a self-shot video of myself.
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Asjans I skipped school to film an audition tape, which made my mum really mad. Then, on a family trip to visit my grandma in Seoul, I got to go to a huge audition with more than 2, other hopefuls. We were kept in a vast waiting room, like the sort you see on Britain's Got Talent, except there were no chairs.
So we sat on the floor in rows of After a six-hour wait, it was my row's turn. My heart was beating so fast as we were called forward one-by-one. Nearly everyone got the same treatment.
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When it was my turn, I performed a monologue from a Korean TV drama. The judge stopped me halfway through. The judge asiajs me and asked to see me dance. I hadn't prepared for that either, and felt like an idiot.
So they put on a dance track and I did some freestyling. After conferring with assistants, the judge gave me a yellow piece of paper. I was through to the next stage.
I was directed to a room where I was asked to walk along a line taped on the floor, and my face was lookihg from different angles to see how I would look on camera. Within days, I was asked to come back with a parent to discuss a contract. The difference this time was the degree of racism, which she had never experienced before.
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