Kim Soo Ro Donates College Scholarship to Dancing 9 Contestant
Actor Kim Soo Ro has offered to pay for Mnet’s “Dancing 9” contestant So Mun Jung.
Mnet’s “Wide Entertainment News” revealed on October 25 that after appearing as a judge on “Dancing 9,” the actor offered to support dancer So Mun Jung’s college tuition.
The staff of the dance competition commented, “Actor Kim Soo Ro participated in “Dancing 9’s” fourth live broadcast, and he expressed that he wanted to deliver So Mun Jung’s college tuition. The staff plans to personally deliver the scholarship to So Mun Jung.”
Known as an avid fan of “Dancing 9,” Kim Soo Ro said, “Truthfully, I’ve been deeply moved as I watched ‘Dancing 9’ from the first episode to the finale every Saturday night. It felt like I had received a present. So, I was wondering if there was anything I could do, and then decided to give So Mun Jung a college scholarship as a present.”
In addition, the actor also stated, “I hope So Mun Jung will not lose hope in the future, and that her dreams may become reality so that she may become a model to many high school students. Even when she goes to college, I hope that she can maintain that bright face, and that when her dream becomes a reality, she may share her happiness with many people.”
In response, So Mun Jung relayed, “I met him briefly when the judges visited the set, so I am very thankful that he remembers and supports me,” conveying her gratitude towards the actor.
Before being a guest judge on “Dancing 9,” Kim Soo Ro had been well known as a performance planner. In 2011, the actor had released five acts on stage under the name “Kim Soo Ro Project.” Also, the popular musical, “Black Mary Poppins,” that premiered last year, is also an act that the actor has planned.
Currently, the former dancing contestant So Mun Jung is a high school student whose love and dedication for her ill mother grabbed the nation’s heart. The dancer, who specializes in Dance Sports, plans to partake in the three day “Dancing 9 Gala Show” starting on November 1.