Blackpink’s Jennie, Itzy’s Lia, Got7’s Mark and the Korean ‘silver spoon’ idols who enjoyed privilege and lavish lives long before K-pop fame
Luxury clothes and bags, exclusive schooling, expensive travel: the privileged lifestyle of some of K-pop’s elite before they became famous
True K-pop fans know all about their favourite idols’ lives, voraciously reading up their background and upbringings long before they found fame. And while some Korean stars hail from surprisingly humble backgrounds – enduring hunger and cockroaches – there are a few famous faces who were born with silver spoons in their mouths. From business-savvy parents to going to expensive international schools, here are the idols that have come from wealthy backgrounds.
Watch to see which kpop stars were born into the lap of luxury