At the opposite end of Korean celebs who were born in the lap of luxury are those who worked their way up from impoverished beginnings. Their stories are amazing ones of grit and perseverance, of never giving up despite great hardships. You would absolutely be inspired.
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1. BTS’ V
Born Kim Tae-hyung to a poor farming family in Daegu in South Korea, V has said that if not for a chance audition which he followed his friends to, he would be pulling weeds on a farm with his grandmother. As a child, his parents were busy working, and he was raised by his beloved grandma, and he has said that he thought it was his destiny to be a farmer, as he grew up in a farming village and never really wished for much else. Thank goodness he discovered a love for music and aced that audition, or the world would never have known V’s rich baritone voice or his adorable presence in the most popular boy band in the world.