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Posted by Susan-Han Thursday, April 8, 2021

Nam Joo Hyuk talks about being laughed at when he told his high school classmates that he wanted to be a model

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On the April 8 broadcast of tvN's 'Unexpected Business', actor Nam Joo Hyuk shared the story of how he became a model!

On this day, Jo In Sung played the role of a part-time server at Cha Tae Hyun and Jo In Sung's local supermarket, serving customers who stopped by for quick meals. During lunch, a group of seniors in high school visited, and Cha Tae Hyun decided to sit down with them for a chat. After asking each of the students what their career goals were, he advised them, "I think it's best to do what you want to do. I also had really specific goals in high school. I wanted to be a PD, a singer, and an actor."

Cha Tae Hyun then invited Jo In Sung and Nam Joo Hyuk to talk about their own debut stories. Jo In Sung said, "I debuted as a model at first. I was attending a modeling academy, and after a month, I signed on contract to star in a CF." 

Last but not least, Nam Joo Hyuk revealed, "I debuted as a model at age 20. I quickly gave up on academics in high school because I knew it wasn't for me. I was an athlete, but I stopped and after that, it was too difficult to catch up on my studies. I played basketball. In our first year of high school, they told everyone to present our career goals to the class. I said, 'I am going to be model', and all the kids laughed at me. So then I said to myself, 'Just you all wait and see. I'm gonna make it happen in 3 years'. And I did make it happen in 3 years. It was because I had that goal set in my mind." 


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Haruuu04
Haruuu04556 pts Thursday, April 8, 2021 0
Thursday, April 8, 2021

That's why you shouldn't laugh at someone's dream, we all have our different goals in life. I'm glad that Joo Hyuk made it.

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srideout91
srideout913,627 pts Thursday, April 8, 2021 0
Thursday, April 8, 2021

Well he has the last laugh and he is laughing all the way to the bank

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