Sistar members give back at home and abroad 2013/04/19, Source,
Two members of four-piece girl group Sistar have released photos of themselves in Africa during their one-week visit last month. Hyorin and Soyu visited a small town in Liberia where residents make a living by cutting and polishing pebbles. The two helped carry up to 40-kilogram (88.1-pound) stones and then broke them into small pieces. They have also volunteered at a rehabilitation center for the disabled in northwestern Seoul with students and faculty members of Sungshin Women's University,...More
Veteran Talent Scout Goes Extra Mile to Find Budding Stars 2013/03/04, Source,
Top stars like IU, Kara's Goo Ha-ra and miss A's Suzy lead the K-pop scene at different entertainment agencies, but all have one thing in common: being spotted by Lee Ji-young at JYP Entertainment. Over her 10-year career, the casting manager has earned a reputation for her on-target instinct in identifying new stars. "This is my 10th year looking for new talent in showbiz. I have probably seen more than 200,000 people in auditions", said Lee, who started her career at SM Entertainment in 2004 before moving to JYP a year later.
Others discovered by Lee include 2PM, 2AM, 4minute's Kim Hyun-a and JiHyun, and Sistar's Hyorin and Dasom,...More
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