KHAN’s Euna Kim Opens Up About Her Journey And Decision To Pursue Music As A Career
Euna Kim, who is currently active as a member of female duo KHAN, talked about giving up on her studies to become a singer.
Euna Kim didn’t have a smooth debuting process. In 2011, she appeared on the third season of Mnet’s “Superstar K.” In 2015, she became part of The Ark, and in 2016, she starred in the third season of “Unpretty Rapstar.” Then she appeared on KBS’s idol rebooting program “The Unit.” Finally, in May, she debuted as KHAN with Jeon Min Ju who is also a former member of The Ark.
The singer was born in the United States and spent her school days in New York City. Ever since she was little, she was gifted intellectually and even became the top of the whole school during middle school. She revealed, “At that time, I really loved studying. Because I only studied, I did not have much interaction with my friends. You would think I was outgoing and lived freely in America since I was born there, but that wasn’t the case. My family was very strict.”
Even during those days, Euna Kim loved to sing and act, but she wondered if she could become a singer with her skills. On top of those doubts, her parents had much expectations from her, so she just became immersed in her studies. Her goal was to become a pharmacist or a doctor. Euna Kim admitted, “Although I didn’t intend to be a pharmacist when I grew up, I studied hard to listen to my parents.”
When Euna Kim entered high school, she got into a dilemma. While stressing over school, she faced health problems. She stated, “At that time, I got issues with my thyroid, so that I had to take it easy. That made me sincerely think about what I should do in the future.”
Eventually, Euna Kim applied for the third season of “Superstar K” and decided to head to Korea even though she had already received a college letter of acceptance. Her parents were adamant against it, and she admitted it hadn’t been easy to persuade them.
Euna Kim said, “Fortunately, they saw me enter the preliminary round and gave me a chance. My parents knew I was a rebel and believed I would do well, so they allowed me to go to Korea. I also promised my parents that I would study hard and bring good grades.”
She also added, “I don’t regret giving up on my studies. I attended many auditions, and people around me say it took me a while to get here, but I learned a lot while going through six to seven years of training.”