Professionals Select The Top Stars That The Big Agencies Missed Out On

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Professionals select the top stars that the big agencies missed out on
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Professionals select the top stars that the big agencies missed out on

Broadcasted on July 25, tvN's 'The List' featured professionals selecting the top stars in which the big agencies missed out on over the years.

Ranking in first place was none other than SM Entertainment missing out on singer Lee Hyori.  Before her initial debut, Lee Hyori was a huge fan of H.O.T and was scouted as an SM trainee by H.O.T's manager due to her striking appearance.

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However, later on, Lee Hyori left SM and was preparing to make her debut with fellow singer Yoon Mi Rae as Uptown Girls under World Music Agency.  This time, DSP Media had an eye on Lee Hyori because of her unique talents and decided to recruit her after much discussion with World Music agency.  From then on, Lee Hyori debuted in the first generation idol girl group Fin.K.L.

Professionals from 'The List' select the top stars who have been on hiatus since marriage
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Professionals from 'The List' select the top stars who have been on hiatus since marriage

Broadcasted on June 12, tvN's 'The List' featured professionals selecting the top 5 celebrities who have been on hiatus since their marriages.

Ranking first place was actress Han Ga In, who tied the knot with actor Yeon Jung Hoon when she was 24. She is currently focusing on child care since her delivery. Coming in second was former Wonder Girls' member Sun, who got married at the age of 25 and is currently residing in Canada with her missionary husband raising two daughters.

Actress Han Ji Hye came in third after following her prosecutor husband to Chicago. She has been taking a break from the industry for 9 months, though she did make a brief comeback in drama 'May Queen' in 2012. Since 2015, she is said to be living with her husband in Austria.

6 Stars SM, YG, And JYP Missed Out On
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6 Stars SM, YG, And JYP Missed Out On

While coming from a large and reputable agency is definitely helpful in terms of becoming a successful celebrity, there are many celebs who rose to stardom from smaller agencies or after switching to a different agency. Here are some top stars who initially aimed to debut through one or more ofthe big three (SM, YG, and JYP), but ended up making it big through a different agency.

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The popular actor initially wanted to become a singer and sent his demo tape to multiple agencies. He got accepted by all of the agencies he applied to including SM, YG, and JYP. However, he ended up signing with Blossom Entertainment who contacted him first. After entering Blossom Entertainment, his agency strongly suggested that he become an actor instead.

Professionals from 'The List 2017' name top stars who have unique phobias
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Professionals from 'The List 2017' name top stars who have unique phobias

On this week's tvN 'The List 2017', professionals named the top stars with some of the most unique phobias.

Number 7, actor Yoon Kye Sang, revealed that couldn't dare to even look at sharp-edged objects such as a finger tip, chopsticks, or corned, pointy objects. Back when he was performing as a g.o.d member, his fellow teammates would fool around often but they kept in mind not to pull any jokes regarding jagged items.  

This all began after "Yoon Kye Sang found out he was a mighty warrior fighting in The Crusades in his past life who was pierced in the left eye by a sharp flying arrow during the holy war."  Surprised by the discovery, Yoon Kye Sang and the members became to believe in this myth. Thanks to girlfriend Honey Lee, he seems to be slowly working to overcome his great phobia.

Professionals from 'The List 2017' name the top stars who donated the most to charity
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Professionals from 'The List 2017' name the top stars who donated the most to charity

The latest broadcast oftvN's 'The List 2017' named the top celebrities who are known for using their money for good deeds.

Ranking at #8 was comedian/tv personality Park Myung Soo.It was revealed that he donated 300,000 KRW per month to a charity institute starting in 2003, which came to a total of 500,000,000 KRW (~440,000 USD) in 14 years' time.

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Coming in at 7th place was model Jang Yoon Joo, who donated all of her earnings to help establish an underground water system inside a school in Haiti. She then donated her monetary wedding gifts to assist in developing an underground water system inside a Tanzanian school as well.