MAMAMOO‘s Solar is featured as August’s cover model for Men’s Health Korea. As a part of that feature, she sat down for an interview where she opened up about her years as a trainee.
The interviewer from Men’s Health Korea asked Solar “Your parents were against you becoming a singer, right? And that made it tougher for you during your traineeship.”
Solar’s answer was both heartbreaking and inspiring.
I come from a pretty scholastic family. So my parents wanted me to pursue studying. When I told them I want to do music, they cut off all support. I had to take care of myself. But that paid off because now I’m really good at setting my own goals and pushing myself to achieve those. It’s a process that I’m all too familiar with.
The interview then continued with the interviewer saying “And so now you’ve reached peak as a singer. Is there anything you’d like to say to trainees who are aspiring to become the next MAMAMOO, the next Solar?”
Before sharing her answer, Solar humbly responded with “Actually, I think I’m still on my way to the top.”
She then shared her advice.
…I want to tell them to endure and never give up. Just hang in there a little longer and you will come across an opportunity. It’s important to know that moment is coming.
Solar’s leadership inspires no matter where she is. To see more from this cover shoot check out the link below: