20 Strict Rules You MUST follow to be a KPOP Start
KPOP has taken the world by storm. The impeccable style, glamorous beauty, and catchy tunes make it a fun genre. The fans are obsessed and have built an entire culture around their fandom. Entertainment companies are fiercely competitive and the training system is like a factory churning out new talent every day. Whether you’re a huge fan or completely perplexed by the phenomenon you can’t deny that the musical trend has gone global. In this video, we’ll take a deeper look into exactly what it takes to be a KPOP megastar. From giving up your cell phone to eating nothing but cabbage the idols of KPOP dedicate every moment of their lives to their craft. Hit subscribe to make sure you don’t miss any of the great videos here at TheTalko. Let us know in the comments down below what you think of the KPOP phenomenon. Are you a fan of the fun musical trend or does the appeal escape you?
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kpop is the international musical powerhouse that sends fans into screaming mania groups are created in vigorous training facilities and come out to live lives of adoration and fame do you know what it takes to be a kpop idol these twenty strict rules reveal exactly what's demanded of these sensational performers before we delve into this glamorous world go ahead and hit subscribe to keep you in the loop now let's get started if you like crafts and DIYs check out our friends at crafty hackers they have this awesome video about summer life hacks you can't miss click in the corner to watch the best summer hacks and DIYs make sure you check them out and be sure to leave them a like training periods kpop stars don't just happen by accident and unlike American pop idols they don't generally work for fame on their own kpop hopefuls signed contracts with entertainment companies then enter extreme training academies the trainees live together study together and spend hours every day working out singing dancing and working on their persona these training periods have no specified end date and one star even trained for 10 years before his debut live in company dorms in the US were used to seeing pop stars and lavish mansions and penthouse apartments but that's simply not the case for kpop stars once a performer is under contract they move into a tiny dormitory with their fellow group members these accommodations are far from luxury and most stars try to move out as soon as their contracts allow act young 25 year old BTS star Jin has his own secret to the youthful good looks and perfect skin that make a k-pop star I have a motto of my life if you behave young your face becomes young to maintaining a youthful appearance is absolutely essential to your success as a kpop star some glowing performers are well into their 40s while still looking like teenagers audition audition audition to be accepted as a trainee many hopefuls participate in auditions auditioning is a standard practice in American pop music as well however with most things k-pop takes it to the extreme some trainee hopefuls have reported auditioning dozens of times but they had strict judges turn them down instantly upon first sight no fraternization the world of kpop seems to have a lot of very steep competition entertainment companies within the industry not only strive to have the most sensational acts they also apply strict rules about their performers befriending stars from other companies he won't see idols from two competing companies rubbing elbows any time soon that's because contracts stipulate the musicians cannot fraternize with those contracted by other companies insane diets all k-pop stars are expected to stay as fit and thin as possible aside from their rigorous training schedule they attribute their lift figures to extreme diets some stars reportedly eat nothing but cabbage or sweet potatoes to stay as small as possible these extreme diets are not healthy and stars have been known to faint on stage from malnutrition no-dating k-pop stars are micro managed in every aspect of their lives from controlling their appearance to where they live these mega stars have very little personal freedom it may not come as a surprise that most entertainment companies have a strict no dating clause these bans exist to encourage the Stars to focus exclusively on their careers but they also have fanservice in mind keeping the idols available makes them even more of a heartthrob gender separation k-pop idols are not allowed to date in order to help them focus exclusively on their career but some contracts don't allow the stars to even have platonic friendships with the opposite sex norms are gender segregated and fraternization is kept to a minimum some companies even require stars and girls only or boys only groups to avoid performing songs by groups of the opposite gender no smoking smoking has absolutely fallen out of fashion in the United States but South Korea takes their attitude towards smoking to an extreme the entire country banned smoking in bars restaurants and cafes years ago the country is currently moving forward to ban the bad habit in all public spaces the military has enlisted a popular girls group to encourage soldiers to stop smoking this isn't an effort to reduce smoking among the ranks by 30 percent plastic surgery plastic surgery is no new concept for those who live their lives in the public eye actors musicians and even politicians frequently undergo the knife to improve their appearance and public image plastic surgery is wildly popular in Korea many citizens elect to have their noses narrowed and eyes widened but k-pop stars undergo much more extreme procedures including the controversial v-line surgery this is a surgery that reshapes the entire jaw line and changes the shape of a person's face entirely no drinking you won't be hearing any lurid tales of drunken k-pop stars trashing hotel rooms anytime soon that's because many contracts forbid the consumption of alcohol entirely this is not only to help them maintain their slim figures there are a lot of empty calories in boozy beverages but it also prevents any embarrassment or public relations incidents some idols appear in the public with their friends for social media posts to maintain their image with Ben's no nightclubs with smoking drinking dating and even speaking to the opposite sex off the table you would think going out to a nightclub would be a total waste of time for a kpop idol some stars will make brief appearances to maintain their public image but many contracts stipulate that the mega stars cannot be seen frequenting these establishments with such a brutal schedule it's no surprise that any social life is discouraged this rule is a particularly massive departure from American pop culture as you know Western culture obsessively follows the nightlife exploits of stars and their patronage can make or break a night spot be ready to recycle k-pop idols have very little room for individuality expression or creativity groups have an expiration date which some in the industry referred to as the 7-year curse groups reach insane highs of popularity and fade out fast so many companies will dig up smash hits from older groups hoping that fresh talent can capture lightning in a bottle again this practice it's widely used across all entertainment companies and fans expect to hear their favorite groups cover popular hits from older groups some groups are expected to learn the same songs and dance routines as training this ensures that the intellectual properties are used even if the group never debuts no bones the rigorous life of a kpop trainee is heavily mana managed some trainees report that they were required to turn in their cellphones as soon as they signed contracts prohibiting cellphone use is a controversial and secretive policy it may be intended to protect the industries practices and secrets employed to Train up-and-comers another reason megastar hopefuls may be asked to give up their mobile phone is to help enforce strict no dating policies trainees public image is part of their brand and essential to future success as a kpop star as such any embarrassing or controversial social media post could prove disastrous which may also have inspired the no phone policy thermo plastic surgery plastic surgery is much more popular in South Korea with one in five women electing to go under the knife every year for comparison one in 20 women in the US have chosen to have plastic surgery five times fewer many if not most k-pop stars have undergone extensive plastic surgery this is to ensure that their time spent as the face of the entertainment company is as lucrative as possible another way these companies make money with these glowing faces is by requiring stars to appear in advertising campaigns for clinics and surgeons give up your name once accepted into training for an entertainment company kpop stars lose the most basic aspect of their personal identity their names from the moment their contracts are signed k-pop stars are immediately assigned a number much like a prison inmate then they will be referred to during the duration of their training which can last five to ten years if they finally make it to debut they are often assigned a stage name and they must agree to never use their given names in public no privacy when we say every aspect of a k-pop idols life is under control we mean every aspect k-pop stars are under the draconian rule of their handlers from the first day of training until they retire during the grueling training period when performers are working out and studying nearly every hour of the day they are monitored on camera and even have to bring a security escort to use the bathroom perhaps this is because each performer is an asset that has been heavily invested in therefore must be protected or maybe it's just to ensure the strict behavioral standards are being maintained flawlessly train young train hard the journey to kpop stardom begins in early childhood many stars leave their homes and families at only nine or ten years old this is so that they can train with entertainment companies and chase their dreams of fame and fortune the training schedules are brutal and kids are expected to work out sing train and study as hard as 13 or even adult trainee counterparts the rigors of this training program can be extreme even adults have been known to faint or bow out to recover their mental health in a country where hard work grit and perseverance are revered these kids represent the toughest of the top late to bed early to rise the life of a kpop star is busy and their schedules are jam-packed from the day they audition to the day they retire they must follow a carefully organized schedule this leads little time for rest and relaxation the typical day for k-pop idol begins at 5:00 a.m. and can run as late as 1 a.m. the following morning leaving only a few hours per sleep or relaxation stars have been known to collapse or faint from exhaustion which has led to questions and concerns about their demanding contracts and sky-high expectations contacts and sunglasses when you're a kpop idol your image is everything every accessory in detail must be painstakingly chosen unfortunately for those of us without perfect vision glasses are still thought of as less than elegant many k-pop stars wore glasses before their careers began but now that they're living in the public eye and have to be more fashion conscious k-pop stars requiring vision correction must stitch their frames in favor of contact lenses many of which also have cosmetic functions if requiring performers to wear contacts isn't enough control many k-pop stars are now required to wear sunglasses in public at all times the reasoning for this is unclear but one fan theorized that it could be to hide the tears and tiredness that come from such a rigorous work schedule we hope you enjoyed this exploration of the kpop world do you have what it takes to make it through training and become the next kpop idols let us know in the comments below if you think you could make it to your debut