Meet the Filipino-American Who Could Become K-Pop’s Next Biggest Star

    Meet Kreisha Chu, also known as Kriesha Tiu, an 18-year-old singing sensation from the Philippines who may have the potential to become the next K-Pop idol.

    Chu was born in Cebu, Philippines and then later moved to San Francisco, California. According to Koreaboo, while Chu was living in California, she was scouted by Urban Works Entertainment and thereafter decided to move to Korea where a possible career in the K-Pop industry awaited her.

    Just like any other aspirants who want to make it to the cutthroat K-Pop industry, where entertainers are trained rigorously and filtered from thousands of hopefuls, Chu was also a trainee for a year before she tried her luck and auditioned for “K-Pop Star 6”.

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    Although she was eliminated in the competition, she managed to impress YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyun Suk which opened career opportunities for her.

    After her stint at “K-Pop Star 6”, Chu released her single “Trouble”, which is also the name of her debut album, a month after and is now working to promote her music.

    At a recent showcase for her new album, she revealed how being a trainee and runner up on “K-Pop Star 6″have prepared her (via Allkpop):

    “No matter what stage, I want to do my best, so I don’t think this is any different. However, I’ve become a singer after being a trainee, so I feel I’ve shown what’s expected of me.”

    Does she have what it takes to be the next solo idol?

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