Posted by germainej Friday, March 5, 2021

Former Jewelry member Baby J (Ha Joo Yeon) reveals she worked at cafe for minimum wage


Former Jewelry member Baby J (Ha Joo Yeonrevealed she worked at a cafe for minimum wage.

The former idol appeared on the YouTube channel 'Update Olympics', which interviews stars who've been out of the limelight. As fans of old-school K-pop know, Jewelry was a girl group that debuted in 2001 known for their massively popular hit "One More Time". Since Ha Joo Yeon left the group in 2014, she's appeared on shows like Mnet's 'Show Me the Money 5' and 'Unpretty Rapstar 3'.

Ha Joo Yeon expressed on their popularity at the time, "We had to do 6-7 events a day during those days. We even rode in a helicopter once. I'd get in the car and close my eyes to find myself in Daegu, Jeonju, or Busan. Then we'd sing, dance, greet fans, and go back home. That was my lifestyle for a year."

She also revealed she hasn't been able to receive job offers in entertainment, and with her parents sick, she worked at a cafe for minimum wage. Ha Joo Yeon said, "I started working at a cafe since the year before last. I quit last year, but I'm going for another interview later because I haven't been able to find entertainment work. I'd work 8-9 hours a day and get paid 1 million Won ($885 USD) a month because it's minimum wage."

Stay tuned for updates on Jewelry and Baby J.

  1. Jewelry
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Ohboy6916,566 pts Friday, March 5, 2021 0
Friday, March 5, 2021

No shame in that! At least she is working instead of expecting to be supported by other people.



fxcx0958 pts Friday, March 5, 2021 1
Friday, March 5, 2021

wow. this is so sad. but also shows how gruelling the entertainment industry is. you train for so many years with an unpredicted possibility of becoming successful. i hope anyone who wants to make it in the entertainment industry have at least a back up plan should singing/acting/etc not work out for them. it's great to pursue a passion, but it's wise to have proper life planning. i wish her the best. hopefully she'll be able to do better than minimum wage in the near future.


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