From being isolated from your family and friends to the long hours and practice required, It goes without saying that becoming a K-pop idol is a hard path to take. For those who still want to embark on this journey though, CLC's Sorn has quite a bit to say about what it takes to be a K-pop star.
In the first episode of her new series "PRODUSORN," Sorn opens up on the sacrifices she made in becoming a K-pop star. For the CLC member, the 3 big sacrifices that she - and a lot of budding idols - made was to give up her school life, her free time as a teenager, and time with her family and friends as Sorn had to move from Thailand to Korea at a young age to begin training as a trainee under Cube Entertainment.
Upon becoming a trainee, Sorn then faced a new series of challenges, chief of which was the language barrier. As she is Thai, Sorn did not know how to speak Korean and thus had to add language lessons on top of the hours needed for practice and schooling.
As the hours of training increased, more challenges came up for Sorn, such as struggles to lose weight, lack of sleep, meeting expectations of the company, and competition between her fellow trainees.
Having said that though, Sorn has no regrets on her decision and she hopes that her YouTube series will help shed some light on the realities on trying to become a K-pop idol for those young kids who have stars in their eyes.
Check out episode 1 of Sorn's new series right here and let us know what you think.
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