There are a lot of people who landed jobs that have nothing to do with their college degrees. Korean celebrities are not an exception. There are several stars who show off their abilities even without majoring in acting, singing, or comedy.
Here are some of them:
Lee Seung Gi
Lee Seung Gi graduated in Dongguk University with International Trade & Business degree. He is now taking a master’s degree course, faithfully combining singer/actor activities and studies. He’s currently taking up master’s degree in cultural content at the Graduate School of Visual Arts.
Uhm Ji Won
Uhm Ji Won is a graduate of Kyungpook National University with Geography degree. Far from her degree, she pursued acting in the late 1990s and up until today, she’s participating in several dramas and movies.
Jin Ki Joo
Before becoming an actress, Jin Ki Joo finished her studies at Chung-Ang University. She is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and also worked as an IT employee and reporter at a large company.
Jang Dong Yoon
It’s widely known in the industry how Jang Dong Yoon got casted as an actor. He became known when he was still a student and helped stopped the robbery at a convenience store. He was commended by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for his act of heroism and became popular. This lead him to several casting offers. The actor is an Economic & Finance graduate at Hanyang University.
Girl’s Day Sojin
Sojin is a Mechanical Engineering graduate at Yeungnam University. She realized her dream of becoming a singer after joining band club activities. She made her debut as part of the idol group Girl’s Day at the age of 25. She is now active as an actress.
Baek Jong Won
THE Baek Jong Won is actually a Social Welfare degree holder from Yonsei University. After graduating, he started a ssambap restaurant in Nonhyeon-dong, Seoul and the rest is history. He is now a famous culinary researcher, businessman, and a tv personality.
We all know him as a Weekly Idol/Idol Room MC, 2 Days 1 Night member, and a hip hop singer. But did you know that he’s actually a graduate of Christian Studies at Jeonju University. He came from three generations of Christians and his mother also recommended him to study Christianity. He fell in love with hip hop music and pursued it instead of his degree.
Do you know other Korean celebrities that should be in the list?