Shared June 12, 2019
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Droves of Korean teenagers sign up with K-pop academies with dreams of becoming the next BTS, BlackPink, TWICE or Red Velvet. At 24, Yanagi Mizuho was not just a late-starter, but a foreigner - a Japanese graduate in linguistics.
Making it through the auditions with entertainment agency Star Road Entertainment was just the beginning, though, of a tough road filled with sweat, tears, diets and gruelling training. And no guarantee of a debut.
Star Road Entertainment manages K-Pop duo JBJ95, Kenta Takada and Kim Sang-Gyun.
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