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Kdrama Stars Who Worked Odd Jobs During Rookie Days: Ahn Bo Hyun, Lee Joon Gi, More

Before fame and fortune, some Korean celebrities found it difficult to book acting jobs and had to do odd jobs to support themselves.

These stars had to go through hardships before their journey to stardom.

From Hallyu celebrities to rising actors, these Kdrama stars had unexpected careers before their rise to fame.

Ahn Bo Hyun

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Considered one of the fastest rising stars in K-dramaland, Ahn Bo Hyun managed to land leading roles after gaining popularity as the villain in “Itaewon Class,” starring Park Seo Joon.

Since then, viewers have often seen him work alongside versatile, top-notch stars like Park Hee Soon and Han So Hee in Netflix’s “My Name,” Kim Go Eun in “Yumi’s Cells,” and his recent “Military Prosecutor.” Doberman” with Jo Bo Ah.

Interestingly, before his male lead, he had a small role in “Descendants of the Sun,” along with Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. he played one of the soldiers under Alpha Team Captain Yoo Shi Jin.

While appearing on JTBC’s Knowing Bros in 2020, Ahn Bo Hyun revealed his struggles as a rookie actor.

As obtained by a exitthe actor shared that he worked part-time in construction even after the K-drama aired.

His friends back in his hometown thought he was already living Song Joong Ki’s lifestyle. Luckily, all his hard work has paid off as he is now earning millions in net worth.

Lee Joon Gi

Lee Joon Gi

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Lee Joon Gi

Long before his recognitions and blockbusters Kdramas and films, Lee Joon Gi reportedly worked several part-time jobs.

According to a report, he was waiting tables at a bar while doing auditions. However, he had quite an interesting job when he worked as a CF model for a mukbang commercial.

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Interestingly, this was also the start of his modeling career and he eventually transitioned into acting.

Kim Tae Ri |

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Kim Tae Ri |

Before becoming Na Hee Do, which all viewers fell in love with, Kim Tae Ri also worked odd jobs to support her living expenses.

At the time, she was working a part-time job while studying at university.

Kim Tae Ri worked in a cafe selling soy milk. Interestingly, that’s also where she was spotted, and the rest is actress history.

Lee Yoo Mi.

Lee Yoo Mi.

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Lee Yoo Mi has won the hearts of global audiences after starring in two hit series.

The first is her role as Jung Ho Yeon’s new friend in “Squid Game,” followed by a villain role in “All of Us Are Dead.”

However, before getting into the industry, she revealed that she worked as a food delivery girl during her early acting years.

During her interview with Cosmopolitan Korea, Lee Yoo Mi said that whenever she doesn’t have a project in sight, she works as a horsewoman for a food delivery service called Coupang Eats.

Now, it looks like she won’t be working on the app for a while since the actress is booked and busy for years to come.

Lee Yoo Mi recently confirmed that she will be joining the upcoming “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” sequel.

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Written by Geca Wills

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