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Is it a good idea for me (Non-Asian) to try to become a Kpop idol?

Asked by Mist2000 (9points) September 12th, 2016

Hi, I’m from Kolkata, India. It’s been my dream to become a Kpop idol since last year. I’m 100% fluent in English, Bengali and Hindi and I can speak a lot of Korean and I have no problem in reading or writing Hangul. I’d say I’m about 70% fluent in Korean. I also have pale skin.

I’ve been practicing for the things that I’m gonna do in my audition for quite some time. I’m gonna audition online for all the Kpop companies that have the online audition feature lol. I’m 16 right now and I’m gonna audition after a couple of months. I’m 5’4 (Lol I know I’m short) and 45 kgs.

But something is always in the back of my mind – Is it really worth it to waste my time practicing? Because no Kpop companies have ever accepted a Non-Asian, except Alex of Rania. And I keep thinking that I’m wasting my time trying to do something impossible. Jeong Wook, CEO of JYPE, said in 2012 that if there are talented applicants, they’re gonna train them no matter if they’re white or black. But there still isn’t even one Non-Asian in JYPE.

India is a huge market, they might try to spread Kpop here by accepting Indian applicants like me, but of course I can’t be sure of that. So what do you think? I’ve decided to keep practicing and not give up. But do you think it’s a good idea?

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Inda isn’t an Asian country?

Are you going to audition in a couple of months? That’s a short time to wait. If you were going to audition in some years that would be another story, but you don’t, so just give it a go and see how it will go. You have nothing to lose right?

Or how about trying to work in your country’s own music scene? Isn’t India capable of producing music?

elbanditoroso's avatar

I think that you are setting your sights too high. First start singing and be decent. I you are good, you might eventually become an idol.

Vincentt's avatar

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

If you enjoy practising for this, just do so! And if you don’t, there’s no reason to expect you to like doing it later on as well, so you might as well not try :)

imrainmaker's avatar

I don’t know what it has to do with your skin color and you getting appreciated by viewers for your art / talent. If you’re good enough you would be appreciated irrespective of all other crap. You may / may not become idol but can win million hearts if you have it in you and try your level best!!

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