Born Star Training Center is the first KPop cram school in New York city. It had opened in 2015, and since then, it had been the breeding ground for possible future KPop sensations. It is owned by Tae Won Kim, a Korean pop star who is a member of the band called Boohwal. The Born Star Training Center is also one of the branches, with its main office in South Korea. Sophie Choi was one of the cram school’s students more than a year ago. However, time indeed flies so fast because now, she is the director of the Born Star training center.
According to Yibada , most of the students enrolling in the training center are non-Korean. This just shows that being a KPop star is not just anymore confined to Koreans alone. Take note that Choi is also a Korean-American. One of its students is Limanol Adams who is from the Dominican Republic. Adam says that the KPop industry has indeed captivated him because of the unique style of dressing, upbeat tune in the music and the very vibrant and energetic dance moves. After moving to New York and getting a job at Caffebene, a Korean coffee shop, he then saw a Born Star flyer. This was when all the magic happened. He further states that stars aren’t developed, but instead, stars are discovered. According to Pri , the situation in Korea is different because it is important for one to have lots of years in training on how to be a star, very different from the cram-type training that Born Star training center promotes. With all of these being said, one can clearly see that the Korean culture, specifically the KPop industry, is very much flourishing. It is not anymore confined in Korea alone, but it had spread like wildfire all throughout the globe. One can sure say that if you really want to be a pop star, and you have the passion and the charisma for it, you surely have the chances to indeed be one.