Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mitt Romney’s Black Grandson Gets An Apology From MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry

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Source: BBC News

Media: Melissa Harris-Perry Photo Link / Mitt Romney Twitter

Posted: Tuesday December 31, 2013 @ 12:27 p.m. PST

 

A US TV presenter has apologised for poking fun at a photo of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson.

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said sorry “without reservation or qualification” to Mr Romney in a series of tweets.

The cable news host and guests made the comments on her Sunday programme about the Romney family Christmas photo.

The photo shows infant Kieran Romney with his grandparents and their 21 other grandchildren, all of them white.

“As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise,” Harris-Perry tweeted.

“I apologise to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices.”

In the segment, one of panellists, actress Pia Glenn, sang lines from a Sesame Street song: “One of These Things Is Not Like the Others.”

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From our family to yours: Merry Christmas.

Yang Yo Seob Selected As A Heartthrob Star Of Korea

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Source: BNTNews By Sunghee Park

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Posted: Tuesday December 30, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. PST

 

On December 29, New York Times introduced Yang Yo Seob as a representative pop-star and musical actor of Korea.
With the concept of ‘K-Pop meets the Broadway,’ New York Times analyzed the Korea’s Musical market, starting from the ‘Joseph Amazing,’ a musical which Yang Yo Seob acted as a main lead.
Throughout this article, Yang Yoseob’s interview and Beast’s performance video were introduced. Overall, New York Times explained how Yang Yo Seob captivates women’s heart through his musical ‘Joseph Amazing.’
According to New York Times, about 1000 audiences couldn’t speak with amazement whenever the spot light was on Yang Yo Seob, and audiences cried because they were deeply moved by Yang Yo Seob’s Korean version of ‘Close Every Door.’
In the interview, Yang Yo Seob respond, “In K-Pop performance, I’m always with other members that I don’t feel burdensome. But when on the musical performance, I feel the pressure to study more about musical. I believe popularity disappears soon if the capacity doesn’t go along with it. I always practice hard to develop my musical capacity.”
Meanwhile, New York Times selected Yang Yo Seob as a heartthrob star of Korea. Yang Yo Seob is currently working as main vocal of Beast, musical actor, and solo singer, firmly establishing himself as a sentimental vocalist.

Robin Roberts Introduces Girlfriend Massage Therapist Amber Laign

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Source:  USA Today By Cindy Clark

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Posted: Sunday December 29, 2013 @ 8:50 p.m. PST

 

It’s been a day of reflection for Robin Roberts.

And in a Facebook post looking back to one year ago today, when she “reached a critical milestone of 100 days post transplant,” the Good Morning America anchor reveals she has a longtime girlfriend.

Roberts wrote today in the post that “at this moment I am at peace and filled with joy and gratitude,” and thanked God, her doctors and nurses, her sister and family and her “long time girlfriend, Amber” for their support.

“I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together,” she wrote.

While Roberts, 53, did not give her girlfriend’s last name, People identifies her as Amber Laign, a licensed massage therapist from the San Francisco Bay area who has a private practice specializing in patients recovering from injuries. She and Roberts have been together for 10 years after meeting through mutual friends.

The Facebook post also showed a photo of Roberts one year ago when she was reunited with her dog, KJ, after undergoing a bone marrow transplant she underwent in September 2012 to treat a blood and bone marrow disease. “Hard to believe this was 1 year ago today … Reading this comforts me and I hope the same for you: “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”

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Joakim Gomez (Rule of Tham) Wants To Meet Super Junior’s Siwon

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Posted: Sunday December 29, 2013 @ 3:55 p.m. PST

 

The star of upcoming Ch5 comedy Rule of Tham gushes about his man crushes and dishes on dealing with harsh comments

 

When Tiffany of Girls’ Generation scored the chance to play tour guide to charming Thor star Tom Hiddleston during his visit to South Korea, she became the envy of countless women – plus FLY Entertainment artiste Joakim Gomez.

Even though he named her as his favourite member of the K-pop supergroup – whom he got to interview when he emceed at their recent press conference here – Joakim seemed much keener to hang out with the British thespian instead.

“Tom seems like a really cool guy whom you can just sit down and have a beer and long conversations with,” he explained during our chat on the rooftop of VivoCity one rainy afternoon. “I’m envious of Tiffany!” (And we thought most guys would be dying to be in Tom’s shoes instead.)

Another well-known bunch Joakim would love to have a meal and chit-chat session with is Girls’ Generation’s label mate Super Junior.

“We’d talk about their favourite football teams, what they like to do in their spare time, and if they’ve had durian here in Singapore,” he said, adding that his favourite member is hunky “visual” Siwon.

Since completing his National Service in November last year, Joakim, who shot to fame as a top five finalist onSingapore Idol in 2006, embarked on a “year of learning”: he began his DJ stint (two Saturdays ago marked his first anniversary on 987FM), took on more hosting duties, and, come January 2014, will be seen in upcoming Ch5 sitcom Rule of Tham, his fourth small screen foray after two other Ch5 productions (Lifeline 2 and R.E.M The Next Generation) and Okto’s The Band.

The show chronicles the adventures of five undergraduates (played by Joakim, Edwin Goh, Kimberly Chia, Tan Shou Chen and Erin Lim) as they undergo a series of weekly challenges set by their teacher Professor Tham (played by Janice Koh) in order to pass their final year project.

Joakim described his character, Dinesh, as a soft-hearted but somewhat idiotic guy who loves cringe-worthy pick-up lines. He’s also lazy and sports a pot belly – which is the total opposite of what Joakim has been working towards lately.

“I’ve been hitting the gym a lot because I want to take better care of myself and look good,” Joakim revealed. “Zheng Ge Ping is my inspiration – he’s a man’s man. I want to have a body like his when I’m 49 too!”

Besides aspiring to acquire a physique like Ge Ping’s, Joakim also expressed his wish to work alongside the MediaCorp actor. Does this mean the Korean-Indian multi-hyphenate, who speaks Mandarin, has his eyes on Chinese projects? “I want to take on Mandarin dramas for the experience, not for the sake of doing it,” he said. “And I don’t want to be typecast as the non-Chinese-looking guy who can speak Chinese. (laughs)”

Before we get to catch Joakim on Rule of Tham, we’ll be seeing him take the stage at the Celebrate TV50 countdown extravaganza on New Year’s Eve. Together with fellow Singapore Idol alumnus Paul Twohill, he’ll perform a couple of well-known hits (but we’re not allowed to say what they are).

So is he nervous about the backlash that could potentially follow? After all, Joakim was at the mercy of harsh public opinion during his Idol stint (he called the dark period of disapproval a “hellhole”), with many blasting his lack of singing talent.

“I dealt with what I got and I’ve moved on,” he said. “Right now I’m learning to only focus on the constructive criticism. Negative comments no longer bother me as much as they used to.”

Rule of Tham airs every Tue at 8:30pm on Ch5, starting Jan 7.

Joakim Gomez is jealous of Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany

 

Joakim Gomez is jealous of Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany

 

Joakim Gomez is jealous of Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany (© Ch5)

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Left to right: Tan Shou Chen, Kimberly Chia, Edwin Goh, Erin Lim and Joakim

Joakim Gomez is jealous of Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany

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Faye Wong Takes Daughter Li Yan From Ex-Husband Li Yapeng

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Source: Yahoo Singapore By Heidi Hsia | From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom

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Posted: Saturday December 28, 2013 @ 8:20 p.m. PST

 

Rumour has it that singer-songwriter Faye Wong will be taking over the custody of her daughter Li Yan from ex-husband, Li Yapeng, following a series of scandals that have been plaguing the actor.

Sina reported that despite being granted the guardianship of Li Yan, Li Yapeng has not been able to focus on his parenting responsibility due to his relationship rumours with young actress Feng Jingen, and the investigations on his charity foundation, Beijing Shuyuan China Culture Development Foundation.

It was reported that the seven-year-old, who is lacking in her father’s attention, has been making trouble with her classmates at school ever since the scandal hit the headlines.

Upon being informed about the situation, Faye Wong has reportedly flown back to Beijing from Hong Kong to settle the problem and took Li Yan under her care for the time being.

Sources claimed that although she initially gave the custody to Li Yapeng, who is also responsible for their Smile Angel Foundation, she is now changing her mind and will fight over the care of Li Yan from Li Yapeng.

“Li Yapeng has no time to focus on their daughter since the scandals. Faye is not happy. She said that she will use any means to fight for the custody of Li Yan,” said the insider.

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Dean McDermott,47, Emily Goodhand,28, Cheating Scandal

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Source:us.magazine.com

Posted: Friday December 27, 2013 @ 11:47 a.m PST

 

 

Tori Spelling‘s husband of seven years, Dean McDermott, cheated on her with another woman — and the new issue of Us Weekly has all of the exclusive details, including an extensive interview with the woman herself.

 

While promoting his gig as host of Chopped Canada in Toronto on Dec. 6, McDermott invited 28-year-old Emily Goodhand, a woman he met that day through friends, to his room at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel — where they had sex, she tells Us. “He told me he and Tori had a sexless marriage,” says Goodhand, who stayed over at his hotel the following night too. “I believed him.”

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TVXQ {Yunho & Changmin} 10th Anniversary “Tense” On KBS Music Bank

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Posted: Thursday December 26, 2013 @ 4:20 a.m PST

 

 

 

 

 

TVXQ has released a set of teaser images for their comeback album, “Tense.”

The teasers released via Kakao Talk Plus Friends show Yunho and Changmin in a black and white theme. Their plaid, checkered outfits especially stand out with the slightly blue lighting. The third image shows stills from a music video with a vintage styled car and clothes. The two members are also shown as quite close with the women in the music video, perhaps giving a hint to the song’s style.

“Tense” is set to be TVXQ’s 7th full album. Fans can expect a comeback stage on January 3rd on KBS’s Music Bank before the album’s full release on January 6th. The name “Tense” is said to be a play-on-word with “tenth” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of TVXQ.

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Abbey Clancy On-Screen Chemistry With Aljaz Skorjanec

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Posted: Thursday December 26, 2013 @ 3:45 a.m PST

 

 

Strictly Come Dancing champion Abbey Clancy has insisted husband Peter Crouch was not jealous of her on-screen chemistry with her dance partner Aljaz Skorjanec.

The lingerie model, 27, claims Pete avoided being green-eyed during her time on the BBC One show and is “looking forward” to having her back at home over Christmas.

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[Pics/Trans] 131226 TVXQ Tense Album Update

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Posted: Wednesday December 25, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. PST

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[Vids/Trans] 131226 JYJ Naver LINE & Youtube Update

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Posted: Wednesday December 25, 2013 @ 7:05 p.m. PST

 

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“26 Desember, hari ini 10 tahun yang lalu… Kami bertemu denganmu untuk pertama kalinya..

*Video JYJ Debut 10th Anniversary http://youtu.be/eqr92nVx7cg

*Tinggalkan pesan untuk JYJ
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[Info] 131225 TVXQ Official Site Update – 10th Debut Anniversary TV CF Schedule

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Posted: Wednesday December 25, 2013 @ 6:54 p.m. PST

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Halo.

Ini SM Entertainment.

Pada tanggal 26 Desember 2013, U-Know Yunho dan Max Changmin TVXQ akan merayakan ulang tahun debut ke-10 mereka melalui iklan yang akan ditayangkan di TV.  Silakan cek jadwal di bawah ini.

Mohon terus mendukung kegiatan TVXQ saat ini dan di waktu yang akan datang.

Terima kasih.

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Niki Chow Extorted For Photos With Her Boyfriend Jeremy Tsui

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Source: Yahoo Malaysia By Heidi Hsia | From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom

Media: Yahoo Malaysia

Posted: Tuesday December 24, 2013 @ 10:35 p.m. PST

 

Niki Chow’s management recently explained their reason for uploading photos of the actress and her mainland actor boyfriend, Jeremy Tsui to the Internet – an action that was deemed contradictory to Niki’s previous statement, saying that she hopes to make their relationship low profile .

As reported on Xinhua, her manager Marianne Wang revealed that they have decided to publish the photos themselves to discourage a paparazzo who wanted to extort money over the same photos.

Marianne revealed that the said paparazzo sneaked into a Shanghai restaurant where the couple were celebrating their friend’s birthday last week and took photos of Niki and Jeremy.

As the said friend would rather not have the photos published, Marianne offered to pay RMB 2,000 (approx. USD 329) to retrieve the photos. However, the greedy photographer instead increased the price to RMB 80,000 (USD 13,179).

“When I refused to pay a single cent, he cut the fee from RMB 80,000 to RMB 20,000!” said Marianne in disbelief.

After discussing with the actress and realised that the photos might be used by the paparazzo anyway, Marianne and Niki decided to upload the photos themselves as to stop the blackmailer from further extortion.

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Kim Hyun Joong Shooting Scenes Pics From Inspiring Generation

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Source: StarN Reporting by Oh jin ju jp / Viki Blog

Media: StarN

Posted: Monday December 23, 2013 @ 8:10 p.m. PST

 

KOREAN DRAMA: GENERATION OF FEELING AKA INSPIRING GENERATION AKA INSPIRING AGE

 

Steal cuts of Kim Hyun Joong from ‘Generation of Feeling’ were unleashed.

On December 18th, the production team of new KBS 2TV drama, ‘Generation of Feeling’, released steal cuts of Kim Hyun Joong from shooting scenes.

In the photos, Kim Hyun Joong is attending a funeral, wearing a white Qipao. Kim Hyun Joong is showing a composed look, and his charismatic look is drawing many people’s attention. The setting of the drama is Shanghai, China, and many fans are showing great interests for Kim Hyun Joong’s fabulous look in Qipao.

Choi Il Hwa, who is casting in the drama as ‘Sul Doo Sung’, who is the boss of a gang group, and he is also showing a charismatic look in Qipao. Sul Doo Sung gives full supports for Jung Tae(Kim Hyun Joong), who aims to conquer entire Choson and China.

In addition, Jung Ho Bin is casting as Wang Baek San, who is another supporter of Jung Tae. In one of the images, Jung Ho Bin is showing a sharp look in formal Chinese suits.

It is said that Jung Ho Bin and Choi Il Hwa, who show full supports for Jung Tae in the drama, are also giving a lot of advices to Kim Hyun Joong as well.

Kim Hyun Joong said, “It is a great pleasure to be working such great people. I will do my best so that I do not let them down.”

An official from the production agency said, “Kim Hyun Joong and other actors’ great team work are bringing a lot of synergy effects. Please wait to see Kim Hyun Joong’s another growth.”

Meanwhile, ‘Feeling of Generation’ will premiere on January 15th, 2014.

Park Shin Hye Chose Her Nose Tip and Hands As Not Pretty

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Posted: Monday December 23, 2013 @ 7:45 p.m. PST

 

Actress Park Shin Hye chose her thumb nail and nose tip as her complexes.

On December 17th, Park Shin Hye, who recently finished casting in SBS drama ”The Inheritors’, had a press conference at a restaurant in Shinsa-dong, Seoul.

During the conference, Park Shin Hye said, “I think many people loved the romance line of me with the two guys(Lee Min Ho, Kim Woo Bin).”

She was asked about about parts of her face that she is unsatisfactory with, and she said, “I wanted to get some nose job, because I don’t like how my nose tip looks. My hand is also not as pretty, especially my thumb nails. Many people told me that I have ugly hands.”

She also said, “I considered getting some medical help, but I gave up.”

She added, “Quite many people have ugly hands, and I thought I should not feel ashamed about it.”

Meanwhile, Park Eun Hye casting in ‘The Inheritors’ as Cha Eun Sang.

 

April Boy Regino {Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin} Is Cancer Free

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Posted: Monday December 23, 2013 @ 2:29 a.m PST

 

 

Singer April Boy Regino is cancer free. The voice behind the hit “Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin” himself announced the good news in GMA 7’s “Startalk” last Saturday, December 21.

“Kaya ako nag-guest sa Startalk ngayon ay (para sabihihin) na ako ay cancer free.  Salamat sa Diyos at binigyan Niya ako ng panibagong buhay.”

He added that his  family’s prayers and a daily intake of pure barley have cured him of prostate cancer, which he initially hid from the public because he didn’t want people to pity him.

“Gusto ko, matapang ako, nakangiti, lumalaban, cancer free.”

Yammie Nam Attempted Suicide Several Times After Being Raped Twice

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Source: Yahoo Singapore By Heidi Hsia | From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom

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Posted: Sunday December 22, 2013 @ 5:25 p.m. PST

 

Former actress Yammie Nam recently surprised many by revealing that she was raped during her blooming career in the 1980s.

As reported on Mingpao, the actress, who is now infamous for her erratic behaviour and mental issues, revealed in an interview that she was raped before – a statement that was previously talked about by her closest celebrity friend, singer Mary Yeung.

In the interview, Yammie revealed that almost thirty years ago, she was sexually-harassed by two men in the Hong Kong film industry. Although the names of both men were removed from the clip, it was revealed that one of them has passed away while the other raped her while they were in Singapore.

Yammie stated that while they were in the country to visit a film set, the said man, who was drunk at the time, stole her bedroom key and violated her.

The actress stated that while she was psychologically harmed by the abuse, she decided not to file a report to the police, thinking that it was unintentional due to his drunkenness. However, she did obtain a medical check-up afterwards.

Yammie stated that though there were no physical repercussions, she was mentally disturbed by it and even attempted suicide several times. She even showed her wrists that were covered with slit marks from being sliced with razor blades.

Meanwhile, Carina Lau, who also experienced a devastating incident when she was kidnapped back in the 1990s, was guttered upon hearing Yammie’s story, and expressed, “I am very worried about her condition. I have talked to her a while back and she was in poor shape even back then.”

Yammie Nam admits that she was raped twice

Myleene Klass {Hear’Say Pop Group} Modeling Her New Lingerie Line (Sexy)

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Posted:Saturday December 21, 2013 @ 4:01 p.m PST

 

Myleene Klass shows off her curves in an eye-catching set of photographs to promote her new lingerie line. The 35-year-old mother of two, who rose to fame with pop group Hear’Say in 2001.

 

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[Pics] 131220 Grand Opening ‘Cafe J Holic’ di Myeongdong

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Yuk intip cafe baru Jaejoong ‘Cafe J Holic’ di Myeongdong yang baru saja resmi dibuka hari ini! 😀

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Rain (Bi Rain) and Nine Muses Will Perform At Marina Bay Sands For New Year (Ticket Info)

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Posted: Thursday December 19, 2013 @  5:20 p.m. PST

 

MARINA BAY SANDS PRESENTS RAIN WITH NINE MUSES

31 December 2013 – 1 January 2014, Sands Grand Ballroom.

 

Celebrate the New Year with South Korean superstar Rain. Best known for his smoldering hot dance moves and sexy vocals, Rain will be performing for the first time in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands after a two-year hiatus, on the 31st December and 1st January in the Sands Grand Ballroom. Also, enjoy dynamic Korean girl group Nine Muses, and cross over into the new year with a bang! Tickets will go on sale on Friday 22 November. Tickets from $188 on 31 December 2013 and $88 on 1 January 2014.

 

Receive 20% off show tickets*

* Applicable to all Reserves tickets and show times. Tickets must be purchased at Marina Bay Sands Box Office only. Membership card must be presented personally at point of purchase. Other Terms and Conditions apply.

Admission Policy

Children under 3 year of age may be admitted free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat. (They must be seated on the lap of a parent or guardian). Children aged 3 year and above must purchase a ticket for admission.

 

Photography Rules and Regulations

No photography, video recording and audio recording is allowed for this event. DSLR and professional cameras are not allowed.

Kim Woo Bin Talked About His Struggles

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Source: www.officiallykmusic.com via  mnet Article by: Karolina Edited by: Jenny

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Posted: Thursday December 19, 2013 @ 4:33 p.m. PST

 

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Kim Woo Bin went through a lot to be in the position he is right now. In the most recent episode of SBS‘ “Incarnation”, the actor talked about his rookie years.

He said: “When I first came to Seoul to start model work, I felt bad asking for financial support from my parents, so I lived in the sauna for about six months.” He also explained that he did a lot of model work, but his company was going through tough times and did not pay him.

Kim Woo Bin shocked everyone, saying that he used to fill his stomach with water because I didn’t have money to pay for food and snuck into the saunas since he didn’t have any entrance fees.

He shared: “I’m so happy now though. I’m doing things that I wanted to do.”

Woo Bin later explained what gave him strength during these hard times: “My favorite phrase is, ‘God only gives struggles to people who can overcome it.’ I saw it in a book and it helped me out so much.” 

The company Woo Bin used to work with ended up collapsing with the CEO running away with all the money. Luckily, Kim Woo Bin was able to get signed with a better company with trustworthy staff.

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