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K-POP STARS, THE NEW DREAM JOB

 South Korean girl group Girls' Generation

South Korean girl group Girls' Generation

Over the past couple of years, there has been a surge of young kids in South Korea dreaming to become the next big name in K-pop. Countless singing and dancing competitions fill up television screens and singers like Psy who manage to gain international recognition are prized back home. In a conservative society where many still dream of working at conglomerate companies like Samsung and Hyundai, making it big in showbiz can provide an alternative route to success.