The recent episode of KBS2’s “Hello Counselor” sees the story submitted by a father on how his teen daughter ran away from home to Seoul, South Korea in the hopes that she will one day marry her idol, K-pop singer Kangnam.
Both the daughter and her father were featured in the episode, which was aired on October 8. According to the man, the teen had been a huge fan of Kangnam for years starting when she was still in elementary school, AllKpop reported.
It started out as nothing more than a normal affection that a fan has for his/her favorite singer, however, things change one day when the girl openly confessed that she wants to marry the 31-year-old Korean-Japanese singer, whose real name is Yasuo Namekawa.
For many, this fantasy is nothing more but a silly dream, but she took her own words to heart. The 16-year-old fan then reportedly ran away from her home to Seoul where she would take various part-time jobs just to make ends meet and live in tiny and often dirty one-room apartments called “Goshiwon” or sometimes even at her friend’s house.
To turn her dream into reality, the teen visited a cafe run by singer Tae Jin Ah every day. The 65-year-old artist had made several collaborations with Kangnam in the past.
“I can see Kangnam oppa about once a month if I keep going there,” the teen said.
The singer appeared in the episode as a surprise to the fan, who suddenly burst out in tears after realizing what the production had planned seconds before the big reveal.
Kangnam, after entering the set, bowed down in front of the fan’s father and said, “I’m sorry.” He then later revealed in the episode that he, too, had a troubled past as he “dropped out of high school” and “also ran away from home.”
However, in the end of the episode, Kangnam offered the female fan solid advice, saying, “If you have a dream, please fulfill it for yourself and your family, and not for me.”
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