The ranking of celebrities who became superstars from a humble background was revealed in “TMI SHOW”.
In the latest episode of Mnet’s ‘TMI NEWS SHOW‘ aired on 29th, a celebrity ranking titled ‘Life is reversed! Stars who rose to fame from part-timers‘ was announced.
BTS’s Suga was crowned first place. BTS’s one-year contract advertising fee is 5 billion won, and their estimated annual advertising fee is 62 billion won. BTS’s in-person concert held recently for the first time in two and a half years recorded a profit of 7.4 billion won from tickets alone, and up to 108.4 billion won from live viewing and streaming.
Due to difficult circumstances, Suga worked as a part-timer for a convenience store and delivery service 10 years ago. He suffered a shoulder injury in a traffic accident while delivering in the rain, and eventually underwent shoulder surgery in 2020.
MONSTA X’s Kihyun was placed second, actress Lee Sunbin was 3rd place, followed by THE BOYZ’s New in 4th place. Kihyun worked part-time at a factory by making air purifier filters in the past. Lee Sun Bin started a part-time job in middle school and had various experiences such as giving flyers, modelling, and working at restaurants. New had a lot of part-time job experience in the food service industry. He once said, “I’ve tried everything except the things I haven’t done.”
In fifth place was trot singer Lim Young Woong. He lost his father at a young age and was raised by his mother. Since high school, he has been working part-time to help with living expenses. Before his debut, Lim Young Woong not only worked at a pork cutlet restaurant and convenience store, but also experienced different jobs such as working at a cosmetics factory, a cafe, and a furniture factory. Even after his debut, before he became popular, he was called the ‘King of part-timers’ because he was able to sell roasted sweet potatoes, load and unload parcels.
Lee Chan Won decided to live independently at the age of 20 and paid all his tuition and living expenses by himself. From factories to restaurants, large distribution centers, convenience stores, and even loading and unloading parcels, he worked so hard that there was no part-time job he had never done before.