6 stars who carry out activities in the entertainment industry and do part-time jobs at the same time

Below are 6 celebrities who had to work as part-timers even after their debuts to cover living expenses.

Celebrities who earn extremely high incomes have always been admired and envied by the public. In particular, some stars draw special attention with their investments in stocks, real estate, etc. However, there are still many stars who confessed that they had to work part-time to cover their living expenses even after debuted. Below are talented stars who worked as a part-timer before being able to gain success.

1. Lee Yoo-mi

Lee Yoo-mi

Many people might think Lee Yoo-mi, who recently became famous through 2 consecutive Netflix hits, “Squid Game” and “All of Us Are Dead”, is a rookie, but she is actually an actress who has debuted for 13 years.

The actress once confessed that she worked part-time during the time when she was taking a break between different films and dramas. Lee Yoo-mi also revealed that she was still working as a part-timer for Coupang Eats when “Squid Game” was released. Suddenly receiving too much attention thanks to the success of “Squid Game”, the actress said she was completely bewildered. 

Lee Yoo-mi is currently a global rising actress. She is currently working as a model for the global campaign of the famous fashion brand Miu Miu.

2. Lim Jae-hyuk

Lim Jae-hyuk

Actor Lim Jae-hyuk, who starred in Netflix’s series “All of Us Are Dead”, also confessed that she delivered furniture as a part-time job even after “All of Us Are Dead” was premiered.

Lim Jae-hyuk recently appeared on JTBC’s variety show “Knowing Bros” and revealed that he worked as a substitute driver alongside the furniture delivery job.

The actor shared that he had no choice but to continue doing part-time jobs because he wanted to continue his acting career.

The reporter-turned-Youtuber Lee Jin-ho also testified that Kim Jae-hyuk did more jobs, such as labor works.

3. Brave Girls Yuna

Brave Girls-Yuna

Member Yuna of Brave Girls, the girl group that impressively climbed backward on charts, once confessed that she worked part-time jobs even after her debut as an idol to maintain her livelihood.

Yuna said she earned her living expenses by working part-time at her company’s coffee shop and carrying out vocal lessons. 

Yuna also revealed a “funny but sad” story that she was cast by the staff of another agency while working part-time at the cafe.

Brave Girls, who witnessed a twist in their career with the all-time popular song “Rollin”, is continuing their activities by releasing “Chi Mat Ba Ram” and “Thank You”.

4. Han So-hee

Han So-hee

Han So-hee, who moved from Ulsan to Seoul with 300,000 won after becoming an adult, also earned a living by doing various part-time jobs.

Han So-hee worked at a pub 6 days a week for a total of 12 hours from 6 PM to 6 AM.

Han So-hee, who was working as a model at the same time, appeared in SHINee‘s music video “Tell Me What To Do” in 2016 and left a strong impression on the public.

Afterwards, Han So-hee became a hot topic thanks to Ritz Crackers’ CF. She received great love from viewers and quickly rose to stardom after participating in SBS’ drama “The World of the Married“.

5. Kim Min-seok

Kim Min-seok

Kim Min-seok, who made his name known by appearing on “Superstar K3” at the age of 22 while working as a chef at a sushi restaurant, continued his part-time job even after his debut.

Kim Min-seok confessed that he worked part-time while filming a drama in order to save money for his sick grandmother’s treatment and living expenses.

Kim Min-seok also revealed an anecdote that a customer who lived alone ordered two servings to eat with him, who worked part-time as an express delivery man.

Currently, Kim Min-seok works as an actor and runs a Korean dining bar.

6. Ahn Bo-hyun

Ahn Bo-hyun

The last star to introduce is Ahn Bo-hyun, who appeared in KBS2’s “Descendants of the Sun” alongside Kim Min-seok.

He revealed his splendid history of working part-time at gas stations, food courts and delivering newspapers in the past.

Ahn Bo-hyun said he worked part-time to pay monthly rent and living expenses even after appearing in “Descendants of the Sun“.

After starring in JTBC’s “Itaewon Class” and tvN’s “Military Prosecutor Doberman“, Ahn Bo-hyun is currently expanding his acting activities.

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