10 Idols Who Almost Became Teachers: Surprising Career Paths


Here are 10 famous idols who almost became teachers on their path but ended up becoming successful in the entertainment industry. Read on to know more!

They are great singers, mostly wonderful dancers and in some cases even gifted actors. To be a member of the Hallyu Wave these days, you really have to have a lot going for you.

One profession that also has this image is definitely that of a teacher. It is not surprising that there are some idols who originally had a career as a teacher in mind. Today, let’s take a closer look at who all this applies to.

  1. Jennie (Blackpink)

As a teenager, she lived in New Zealand for six years, which allowed her to speak and write English fluently. Being equally fluent in Korean, she would have absolutely no problem teaching her students in Korea.

  1. Seohyun (Girls Generation)

Seohyun loves to indulge in Korean literature. She again stops at non-fiction, fiction, nor poetry. No wonder she used to consider teaching Korean.

  1. Momo (TWICE)

What many don’t know; Momo (https://www.kpoplove.net/momo-twice/) is one of the three Japanese members of Twice. Along with her, Sana and Mina are from the Land of the Rising Sun. Accordingly, she is fluent in the language and could easily teach it to her students.

  1. 4. Cheng Xiao (Cosmic Girls)

Cheng Xiao is no different when it comes to teaching Chinese. Her talents are many and her linguistic abilities should not be underestimated either. Finally, the fact that she was able to speak Korean fluently early on after arriving in Korea (now almost five years) is remarkable and a testament to how seriously she takes these tasks.

  1. Kyung (Block.B)

If you’re a fan of the eclectic hip-hop group Block.B, you know that Park Kyung is is very sharp. His IQ put him on the list of Mensa International; this is an international umbrella organization of associations for people with high intelligence quotient. Especially during reality shows he likes to show how easily he handles solving mathematical problems. And also his best friend and former leader Zico told about this that Kyung was known for his math talents in school.

  1. Yoon Doojoon (Highlight)

In the case of Yoon Doojoon, fans also know about his qualities that would help him pursue his second professional dream in the best possible way. As a big soccer fan (especially of the FC Barcelona club), he is not only interested in this sport, but also has great talent himself when it comes to moving the ball around the field. He regularly participates in reality shows that deal with sports topics, or even soccer in particular, and has announced several times that he wanted to follow the career of a sports teacher in the past.

  1. Mino (Winner)

Mino has already proven his high artistic talent in various variety shows. He enjoys incorporating his artistic skills into his own projects and was even the one who drew the menu and some pictures for Kang’s Kitchen.

  1. 8. Cha Eunwoo (Astro)

Even during his school days, Cha Eunwoo was a great role model for his classmates. Not only did he have good grades, even during elementary school and later in high school, he served as the school president. His dedication and also his good character would be guaranteed to be a great help in him had he chosen the career of ethics teacher.

  1. IU

The talented singer IU debuted when she was only 16 years old, so naturally she was able to gain quite a bit of experience. Her talent as a songwriter is at least as impressive as her singing talent.

  1. Irene (Red Velvet)

On several occasions, Irene has emphasized that she loves housework. Especially ironing and organizing the laundry fall into her favorite activities. She even told, for example, that she loved ironing her father’s clothes during her childhood. For this reason, the profession of home economics teacher used to be particularly interesting for her. Not only that she could deal with general housework, but also cooking and interior decoration of living spaces would be covered.

Sources and further reading

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Short excerpts were taken from websites such as Kprofiles, Koreaboo, and Allkpop.

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