Celebrities Who Worked Part Time Jobs Before Reaching Success

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Celebrities Who Worked Part-Time Jobs Before Reaching Success
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Celebrities Who Worked Part-Time Jobs Before Reaching Success

These days, its easy to look at a successful person and think how good their life must be. Before reaching stardom, many celebrities worked multiple part-time jobs to work their way to their dream. Here are nine celebrities who worked their way through the dirt roads to walk on the red carpet today.

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Although he is more known as a variety show star these days, Ahn Jung Hwan was a former soccer player for the Korean national soccer team who was famous for his soccer skills and his good looks. His father passed away when he was young, leaving his mom as the sole breadwinner, and him to be raised by his grandmother. Due to financial difficulties, he moved from cousins house to cousins house and dug up potatoes and cabbages in the mountains that were used as pig feed. In school, he joined the soccer team once he heard he could eat bread and drink milk for free.

These 7 Idols Had Part-Time Jobs Before Their Debut That You Never Knew About
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These 7 Idols Had Part-Time Jobs Before Their Debut That You Never Knew About

Prior to becoming household names, 7 of Koreas top idols worked part-time jobs just like many other teenagers.

Many teenagers and college students will work part-time jobs to help alleviate the costs of school, tuition, food, and even rent, and idols were no exception. These are the jobs that 7 of Koreas top idol group members worked prior to becoming stars.

Im Siwan is known as the idol representative when talking about perfect sons. Since elementary school, he was the class president and always received top grades. Prior to debuting with ZE:A, he majored in mechanical engineering at Busan University. He also worked as a private tutor, helping students with English, mathematics, and physics.

EXID's Hyerin says she worked part-time even after her debut!
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EXID's Hyerin says she worked part-time even after her debut!

On April 17, EXID member Hyerin made a guest appearance on KBS Cool FM 'Park Ji Yoon's Gayo Plaza.'

When special DJ Lee Soo Ji asked, "Do any of the members have experience with part-time jobs?" Hyerin answered, "I did work at an ice cream shop after my debut."

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"Since I had a lot of time on my hands during those two years, I worked hard and also provided food for the rest of the members," she elaborated.

She continued, "I had to memorize all the ingredients. There were a lot." Hyerin then named some of her struggles while working at the ice cream parlor,"Some sensitive customers would ask 'I didn't order this, why is this ingredient inside?' I was really embarrassed."

Wanna One's Ong Seong Wu tried to get rid of his dark past from his part time jobs?
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Wanna One's Ong Seong Wu tried to get rid of his dark past from his part time jobs?

The August 10 episode of 'Happy Together 3' featured part 2 of Wanna One's meet up with Yoo Jae Suk's Jo Club!

During the episode, the topic of Ong Seong Wu's pre-debut part time work modeling for clothing brands, weddings, and even hair modeling came up. Previously, old photos of Ong Seong Wu's pre-debut modeling photos had netizens fangirling. 

Ong Seong Wu recalled, "A shopping mall CEO who didn't even know the brand name I was modeling for helped me coordinate my clothes." 

Watch: Kang Sora Is The Queen Of Part-Time Jobs While Choi Siwon Busts A Move In Drama Preview
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Watch: Kang Sora Is The Queen Of Part-Time Jobs While Choi Siwon Busts A Move In Drama Preview

The queen of part-time jobs goes up against the king of pop!

In a new preview released for Kang Sora and Choi Siwons upcoming tvN drama Revolutionary Love, Kang Sora and Choi Siwon go head-to-head to see who can be the best part-time worker.

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In terms of efficiency, Kang Sora wins hands-down as she stacks a complicated array of cans in perfect order (with Choi Siwon supporting her on his shoulders) as an impressed grocery store audience looks on. However, Choi Siwon soon gets style points as he dresses up like Michael Jackson while working as a parking attendant. The cars may not like it, but the women go wild!