When an autograph isn't enough 2012/04/12, Source, "To be a sasaeng, some girls are even brave enough to earn money by prostitution". - Lee Ji-sun, K-pop fan
Despite it being the early morning hours of a Wednesday in late March, 17-year-old Kwon and two of her friends were already hovering around the entrance of a beauty salon in trendy Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul.
"My other friend told me that she saw them going into the parlor about an hour and a half ago", Kwon said eagerly to her friends. "They'll be out soon".
The "they" was simply understood, referring to the members of the popular K-pop group Beast, who the girls have also affectionately named oppadeul, meaning older brothers.
Kwon, who used to live with her grandmother in Daejeon, said she dropped out of school two years ago as it "cost too much to go back and forth from Daejeon to Seoul" to meet her favorite idol group,...More
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