Former 1st Gen K-Pop Idol Reveals He Now Works As A Delivery Man

“I had a hard time last year.”

Former K-Pop idol Kim Hyungjun recently revealed his new lifestyle to the public.

Kim Hyungjun was a member of boy group Taesaja from 1997 until 2001. Decades later, he is now a courier for the brand Coupang.

He revealed in JTBC‘s Sugarman that his fans should not worry about him because of his change in careers.

I am working as a courier. There are people who worry for me but I’m having fun. It is not a business or a hobby that one does for the money, but I’m just living well.

Kim Hyungjun insinuated that the difference in his standard of living has something to do with falling on hard times financially as he grew older.

I had a hard time until last year.

He is not resentful of stuck in the past, however, and says being a delivery man has benefited him in numerous ways.

I became brighter after I started working. When I work at dawn, I see others who work hard and they inspire me to do my best.

The job has helped him live a balanced life.

It has been very helpful in terms of earning money, losing weight, and being mentally fit.

Kim Hyungjun then shared a few pictures of himself on the job, explaining that there are only a few because he is too busy delivering packages to stop for a selca.

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Many are praising him for being proud of his work and not looking down on manual labor. Kim Hyungjun is raising awareness about dignity of work no matter what career one is in.

Taesaja was a relatively popular group who hit the peak of their career when they released the song “Time” in 1998, winning their first trophy on a music show.

They also received two year-end best rookie awards in SBS Gayo Daejun and Video Album Awards.