Actor and model Kim Young Kwang was ranked number six on the list of stars who succeeded after having started from the very bottom on the November 2 episode of “The List 2015.”
Kim Young Kwang’s childhood is quite depressing. His father was a veteran from the Vietnam War. He sustained injuries from the war and later passed away when Kim Young Kwang was only in sixth grade. Since then, he had to earn money in all sorts of ways, including delivering newspapers at such a young age.
However, he was asked to be a model for an advertisement while he was just walking down a street when he was 19, and this TV appearance allowed him to walk down the runway of a fashion show. From then on, he was wildly successful, becoming the first Asian to be a Dior Homme model, then debuting as an actor.
*An earlier version of this article misstated that Kim Young Kwang’s father passed away soon after the Vietnam War.