At the height of Jang Wonyoung failing to take college entrance exams to focus on her career, let’s recall the K-pop idols who also failed their SAT exams to continue their business. Have they been successful? What happened to them?
In the entertainment industry number of idols dropping out of the university entrance examination has grown, after seeing those who are on the rise, expanding their own possibilities.
(Photo: Yeri, Jungkook, Suzy (Instagram))
Instead of being unable to faithfully continue their academic life, they chose to focus on their main professional activity and failed the SAT exam.
Despite initial criticism, the stars listed below have proven to make the right decision after becoming one of the most successful K-pop idols of their era.
(Photo: Instagram: @boakwon)
The OG K-pop star who dropped out of her college diploma is singer BoA. Though she got the chance to go to college after passing the high school qualification exam in August 2002 and the high school qualification exam in April 2003, she eventually dropped out of college in 2004.
BoA started her career at the tender age of 13 and immediately became popular. On the broadcast, she was asked if she wished she had gone to college, but “The Queen of K-pop” replied proudly with her work:
“I didn’t go to college, but I don’t regret it. Instead, my career has built up so much.
If you don’t go to school because of classes, you are just a ghost student.
(Photo: Instagram: @dlwlrma)
IU “Nation’s Little Sister” also failed the college entrance exam and her career is still at its peak!
IU expressed its intention not to participate in CSAT in 2012 to focus on its activities in the entertainment industry following its debut in 2008. By this time, IU had already been recognized for her supreme singing skills.
The star definitely made the right decision, because so far IU became the first Korean solo singer that the audience fell in love with, giving her the opportunity to organize a solo concert at the main Jamsil Stadium.
3. Bae Suzy
(Photo: Suzy’s official Instagram account)
Suzy’s First Love of the Nation decided not to take the CSAT exam in 2013 because she wasn’t sure she could balance school and work time. During this time, Suzy promoted herself as Miss A, and at the same time the singer received many love calls from many brands, companies and theater officials for solo opportunities.
Even after Miss A’s actions, Suzy was very busy working on the small screen, such as her blockbuster dramas “When You Sleep”, “Drifter” and “Startup”.
In June, she made great strides in acting with the original “Annie” Coupang Play.
4. BTS Jungkook
(Photo: Weverse: BTS)
Among the male idols, Jungkook is one of the stars who chose not to take the 2016 entrance examination for college. After all, his BTS team at the time was busy paving their way to becoming “the largest group of boys in the world.” “
Eventually, Jungkook continued his college education and earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and entertainment from Global Cyber University. Incredibly, Jungkook has received the “President’s Award”, the highest award a student can receive.
5. Place of red velvet
(Photo: Red Velvet Twitter) Yeri
Finally, Yeri, who chose not to participate in CSAT in 2017, was also successful.
In addition to being a member of the third generation representative group Red Velvet, Yeri made a name for herself in the acting scene as well as in her debut Internet drama as the main character, “Blue Birthday.”
Due to its popularity, it was even re-released as a movie, with bonus never-seen scenes.
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Written by Eunice Dawson.