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These K-Pop Idols Are Actually Not Koreans

These non-Korean K-Pop idols hail from countries like Japan, China, Thailand, and even the US

To become a K-Pop idol, what you need is an ironclad will to succeed, a whole lot of hardiness, and physical and psychological stamina. When it comes to the place of birth or nationality, it is, in fact, not a must to be Korean! The opportunity to become a K-Pop idol isn't limited to those who were born and raised in South Korea. 


These K-Idols have all made names for themselves in the ultra-competitive world of K-Pop despite being from the US, New Zealand, Japan, China, and beyond; despite coming from different places, what they each had in common was a desire to make it. In this industry, what matters is where you want to go, and not where you're from. 


A Filipino-American singer who was born in Manila and lived in Cebu, Philippines even made it as a K-Pop artist! Kriesha Chu was a finalist in reality TV competition show K-Pop Star 6: The Last Chance and debuted as a member of girl group KWINs. 

 

Check out the gallery below to know more about these non-Korean K-Pop idols:


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