2AM’s Jokwon and His Mother Talk About His Difficult Road to Success


2AM‘s Jokwon has opened up his difficult family conditions that motivated him to work towards becoming an idol.

Known for being one of the longest-serving trainees of the industry, Jokwon appeared on the September 13 broadcast of MBC’s “Human Documentary – People Are Good” to talk about his life before debuting as a member of 2AM.

“I was around 14 or 15 years old when I decided to succeed and help our family get back on its feet. Our family was having a hard time, and I was fueled by that,” he explained.

“At a young age, I wanted to become rich, earn loads of money, buy my parents a good house, and get out of the tiny room,” Jokwon revealed his innermost feelings that made him pursue a career in entertainment.

His mother reminisced the times and revealed her apologetic feelings, “Jokwon wanted to become a singer since he was little. However, due to difficult family circumstances, I could not provide him what he needed.”

“While I was at work, Jokwon had already taken care of the preparations. Once, he said he had passed the third audition, and asked me to attend the final test. I got scared at first. I thought, ‘If he passes, how am I supposed to support him?'” his mother said, feeling sorry for being unable to encourage his son at the time.