From Zeros To Heroes, Former Idol Losers Become Instant Celebs
“I was really hurt when netizens criticized me for having no presence. This is the chance I’ve been waiting for.”
Yeah you remember sweet innocent Lizzy the poor After School member that no one knew just who the heck she was, yeah well that was then and now well things for her and a few other “THAT GUY/GIRL” idol members have gotten better for them.
Even everyone who’s anyone knows who After School, Secret, Super Junior, is and are recognizable by all upon first glance, each group has a member that receives less of the public’s attention aka THAT GUY/GIRL
However, the members that were nicknamed as “no-presence” have recently begun emerging with a role reversal. The members are wrapped up in skills and talents incomparable to anyone else, it’s just that they never had a chance to show them. After being given the opportunity, they’ve managed to capture the hearts of the public.
The most representative of cases is After School’s Lizzy and her charming Busan dialect. Having had to endure countless questions asking who she was in the beginning, Lizzy managed to rise to stardom in the variety world after making an appearance on KBS 2TV’s “Happy Together 3.”
The minute Lizzy makes a statement, laughter erupts everywhere, surprising those in the variety industry with her witty commentary.
Lizzy is even the most requested star in the variety industry as well, making her the most likely candidate in becoming a fixed cast on “Running Man.”
Secret’s Zinger is also rising to stardom. Upon their debut, Sunhwa was the favored member of the group, unfortunately giving less spotlight to the rest of the members. Zinger managed to overcome it with her exceptional dance talents and made her mark on the public through variety programs.
Super Junior also has one such member who jokingly commented, “I think I have the least presence out of all of the Super Junior members.” That member has shown that reversals can happen, as he is now participating in not only OSTs but musicals and MCing as well. Yesung is a member of the large scale comedy musical, “Spamelot,” and MC for “The Muzit” and “Love Finder.”
Although these members are rather late in blooming compared to the rest of their groups, they’ve managed to create their own successes by working hard on every opportunity given to them.
One music company representative stated, “Since idol groups have so many members, it’s only natural that companies spotlight one member at a time. It’s all done in an effort to get the public to recognize them better. Once that’s accomplished, attention is dispersed to the rest of the members through individual activities.”
Source + Photo: Star News