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Jeon So Mi reveals she is a citizen of three countries

By alim17   Monday, November 28, 2016   151,051   9,399   98
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IOI's Jeon So Mi revealed she currently has a triple citizenship.


On the November 28 airing of JTBC's 'Abnormal Summit,' the MCs asked, "What's the case with your citizenship?" because her mother is Korean and her father is Canadian.


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She said, "[I'm a citizen in] Korea, Canada, and the Netherlands.  Because I'm still a minor, I'm unable to choose where I'm a citizen."  After she becomes of age, she should be able to choose one of the three, which seems like a big decision!





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    Lucy_Bennett Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Wait... she's Dutch?

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    prady Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Canada obviously, objectively the most benefits. Also yay Canada!!

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    mind_blown Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Korea and the Netherlands dont allow dual citizenship?

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    mind_blown Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Ok I've done my research. Korea yes, Netherlands no. So if I were her I would keep the Canadian and Korean citizenship.

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    Chrysantheneum mind_blown Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    We allow double citizenship, but under conditions. The new law only applies to the cases after 2013. If you have held more than one passport prior to that, you can keep it until you have to renew the dutch passport.

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    lila_hazhiya Monday, November 28, 2016

    why she is so pretty :')

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    emily235 lila_hazhiya Monday, November 28, 2016

    Genetics, makeup, and your perception of beauty as formed by the societal norms around you. Also she's young, and humans are conditioned to see younger people as more beautiful.

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    hyochanfan686 emily235 Monday, November 28, 2016

    Jeez, you sound so salty in your reply

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    emily235 hyochanfan686 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    How so? I'm just stating the facts.

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    wally_whitsett emily235 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Wow, a guy can't say a girl is pretty without a hater saying there's a bogus reason why you think that.

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    wearelife wally_whitsett Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    how is that bogus? sounds about right to me

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    Kurapikaaa lila_hazhiya Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    People who are not considered as conventionally beautiful are bitter af lol

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    emily235 wally_whitsett Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Lila (as I'm assuming by their username) is a female, not a 'guy'. That isn't the point, but blatantly ignoring someone's gender for convenience isn't very nice. Anyway. I'm not a hater, nor is my reasoning bogus. If you'd like to offer an explanation as to why anybody finds anybody attractive, feel free. I'm all ears.

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    MeowPrints lila_hazhiya Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    her father was a male model, that might have something to do with it

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    wally_whitsett emily235 Thursday, December 1, 2016

    When one person looks at another person and think that person is attractive, that's their thoughts and feelings. It has nothing to do with YOU! For anyone to jump in and criticize is trying to say to everyone, no he ore she is wrong here's why. If you don't agree keep it to your self. Only a hater will say otherwise.

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    emily235 wally_whitsett Thursday, December 1, 2016

    ? I never said it had anything to do with _me_? Nor was I criticizing anyone or anything, NOR did I ever say they were wrong or that I disagreed. (I don't- I don't have an opinion either way) Yes, somebody thinking that somebody else is attractive is their thoughts and feelings. I was providing the unconscious 'whys' behind those thoughts and feelings- the exact thing that the commenter was asking about, no? You seem to have imagined a lot of words between the lines. Please don't make so many assumptions.

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    wearelife wally_whitsett Thursday, December 1, 2016

    can you calm down? Lila asked a question and emily answered. Emily did say it had to do with perception and said it in the Lila's view not her own. Emily was not criticizing but analyzing, she can totally right an in depth evaluation essay on this topic if she wanted to.

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    lila_hazhiya wearelife Friday, December 2, 2016

    guys why so many people here -_- calm down i'm okay i just praising so mi looks, which is so beautiful , and yes i am a female

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    MeowPrints wearelife Saturday, December 3, 2016

    nah, the b was reaching with her lab rat response

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    wally_whitsett emily235 Saturday, December 3, 2016

    I'm not the only person that heard a salty comment. But lila's right. We are making too much out of this. Just no more lab rat responses. Lol!

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    intricate Monday, November 28, 2016

    Is she a Dutch citizen because her dad is? Also, the Netherlands doesn't technically allow dual citizenship with anyone, although the government doesn't really do a lot to make sure people lose their Dutch citizenship if they aren't eligible to keep it. Also, when Somi comes of age, and she chooses to be a Canadian citizen she might be able to keep her Dutch citizenship, assuming that her dad has never served in any armed forces other than the Dutch one. If he did it means he can no longer be Dutch (as far as I know he served with the Canadian armed forces, and no it's not because i saw him in descendants that i'm saying this), because you automatically lose Dutch citizenship if you serve in another nation's military. However, if she chooses to be a Korean citizen she will lose her Dutch citizenship because Korea isn't the country she was born in.... so... there's a little more to it than her holding 3 citizenship at once. I'd actually be surprised if the Dutch embassy would even provide her with a Dutch passport if she went out to apply for one to be honest... BTW... does she, or even her father for that matter speak any Dutch at all? I really doubt it...

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    Chrysantheneum intricate Monday, November 28, 2016

    You can hold more than one passport here in NL btw. At least, if you're registered before 2014, a minor and it's been less then 10 years since you last were registered in the Netherlands. You'll also loose youre citzenship when your parent(s) lose their Dutch citizenship and you got it because of them

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    intricate Chrysantheneum Monday, November 28, 2016

    which is exactly why i don't think Somi will be able to claim her Dutch citizenship if she would want to.

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    Chrysantheneum intricate Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    She's probably Dutch as long as she is a minor. And if she feels dutch, she'll always be dutch in her heart

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    intricate Chrysantheneum Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Like I said, I highly doubt she would be able to successfully apply for a Dutch passport if she'd want one.

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    sachimi Monday, November 28, 2016

    Someone want to get a real translation of this? Because I'm pretty sure that she just means her ethnicity, not actual citizenship. Just because she's part Dutch doesn't mean she has citizenship. From his part on DotS, he sounds Canadian with zero hint of a Dutch inflection or accent, so I doubt he's got Dutch citizenship either - meaning she definitely can't have it since she was born in Canada. She's ethnically Dutch and Korean, but MIGHT have dual Canadian and Korean citizenship. Korea is pretty strict about it. The only exception would be if her father gains Dutch citizenship, she proves that to the Netherlands and gains citizenship there, gains Korean citizenship through her mother, and then MAYBE it gets recognized as multiple citizenship.

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    intricate sachimi Monday, November 28, 2016

    no i really do think they mean actual citizenship, which, in the case of minors, is often a very vague matter. She might actually hold all 3 citizenships, but it's not as straightforward as it's presented here. See my comment right above yours as to why that is.

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    bakanishela sachimi Monday, November 28, 2016

    I think Canada allow dual citizenship if I'm not mistaken. So yeah, she was born in Canada she can have a dual citizens Canada & Korea unless Korea don't allow dual citizenship so she might have to choose between those.

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    sachimi bakanishela Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    We aren't talking about just dual, but 3 separate citizenships. All 3 countries do allow it, but the real question is if she actually qualifies based on birth location, ancestry ( parent's citizenship ), naturalized citizenship, etc.

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    bakanishela sachimi Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    I know. Right now she has 3... because she is still underage.. She has a choice to when she's an adult to choose. I'm just saying dual, because u can only have dual citizenships.. I think Canada allows to have dual citizenship,, and i don't think South Korea allow their citizens to have dual citizenship, u gotta have to choose (this include your birthplace etc), I'm not sure about Netherland if they allow for dual citizenships. u can't be having 3 citizenships unless those countries allows u *or u still underage*

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    intricate bakanishela Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    SK does allow dual citizenship, so if she chooses Canadian she will be able to have those 2. But if she chooses to be Canadian when she comes of age I believe she will lose her Dutch citizenship as she loses her eligibility to hold it.

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    sachimi bakanishela Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    No, you can have more than 2 citizenships active at any one time. It depends on the factors I stated already. You could be the child of one person born in Germany, became a citizen of Britain, and moved to the US and obtained citizenship there, and of a second born in France, became a citizen of Sweden, and moved to the US and became a citizen there too... and you would inherit citizenship of Britain, Germany, France, Sweden, and have automatic US citizenship upon birth as well. Some of those places may or may not have you choose to keep the citizenship upon your 18th/20th/whatever birthday, but a lot of countries stopped doing that. THIS article however, considering AKP's notoriously shitty work, likely doesn't mean "citizenship" at all. It's much more likely they're talking about her ethnic heritage ( and ----possible---- dual US-SK citizenship ).

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    hazelsweeter Monday, November 28, 2016

    Does Korea or Netherlands not allow dual citizenship once you're over 18? Why can't she have 3 since I know for a fact Canada allows multiple citizenship

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    BakaKaori Monday, November 28, 2016

    So was she born in the Netherlands?

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    hyochanfan686 BakaKaori Monday, November 28, 2016

    I believe she was born in Canada

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    CamelKnight BakaKaori Monday, November 28, 2016

    Her dad is part Dutch. We're so proud :D

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    BakaKaori CamelKnight Monday, November 28, 2016

    Ohhh ok.

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    Maximus_KPOP Monday, November 28, 2016

    choose Canada, and choose career in Korea

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    neoncolors_0 Monday, November 28, 2016

    I have a french citizenship plus canadian (as part of the dual citizenship program). I'm automatically a citizen of ALL nations in the EU and canada.

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    riae158 neoncolors_0 Monday, November 28, 2016

    Citizen in what sense? Like you can travel easily to all nations in the EU or you have citizen's rights to all nations in the EU, like even voting?

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    neoncolors_0 riae158 Monday, November 28, 2016

    By definition, I have a french citizenship. A quick google search should answer your question.

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    intricate neoncolors_0 Monday, November 28, 2016

    No being a citizen of France makes you a citizen of the EU, but not of any other member state within the EU. This is important because member states do not actually have the exact same rights for their subjects, although you automatically have the same rights and obligations of the EU country you officially reside in regardless of your actual citizenship, and you lose them (for the duration of your residence) for the country you're an actual citizen of... This means that you don't pay certain taxes to France if you live in the Netherlands for example, but to the Netherlands instead, or that you have to have a health insurance program from the country you live in. Stuff like that.

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    intricate Monday, November 28, 2016

    you lose some of them*

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    riae158 intricate Monday, November 28, 2016

    Oh ok, thanks for the explanation!

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