Single’s Inferno’: Song Ji-A Reveals Why She Turned Down ‘Many Offers’ to Join the K-Pop

Single’s Inferno’: Song Ji-A Reveals Why She Turned Down ‘Many Offers’ to Join the K-Pop
Single’s Inferno’: Song Ji-A Reveals Why She Turned Down ‘Many Offers’ to Join the K-Pop


‘Single’s Inferno’: Song Ji-A Reveals Why She Turned Down ‘Many Offers’ to Join the K-Pop Industry
Netflix’s Single’s Inferno has taken the world by storm. The show introduced viewers to several good-looking singles from South Korea, and one person who has gained a lot of attention is Song Ji-a.

Before appearing on the show, Song worked as a YouTuber under the name FreeZia. However, she could have become an idol as well, as she was recruited many times. Song recently shared why she decided not to join the K-pop industry.


Another ‘Single’s Inferno’ cast member was once an idol
On Single’s Inferno, Choi Si-hun caught people’s attention because of how much he looks like a K-pop idol. Meanwhile, Cha Hyun-seung has worked as a dancer for popular idols such as Sunmi and EXO. However, there was one person who actually worked in the K-pop industry herself: Kang So-yeon.

According to Koreaboo, in 2012, Kang debuted as a member of the group WE. They were a co-ed hip-hop unit that had four members. So-yeon was a singer and the only female member in the group, and she went by the stage name Rosie.

WE did not gain much attention in Korea, so not much is known about them. However, their debut song, “Party,” still has its music video up on YouTube. Additionally, there are videos of the group promoting the song on well-known music shows.

Fans of Single’s Inferno might know that So-yeon is a talented athlete who does jiujitsu and boxing. Now it seems that the fan-favorite cast member can sing and dance as well.

Song Ji-a reveals why she turned down offers to become an idol

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Song Ji-a also had opportunities to train as an idol. In fact, she has gained attention for looking like BLACKPINK’s Jennie, so Song’s visual would have been a huge bonus for any K-pop group. However, the YouTuber revealed in a recent Q&A video that she already declined “many offers” to become an idol.
“Of course, I’ve received many offers [from K-pop companies],” she said. “But I don’t like singing much. No, I really hate it. I really didn’t want to become an idol.”

Song added, “I do everything I want to do, but singing and dancing is not for me.”

Even though she is not an idol, Song is still connected to the entertainment industry anyway. She lives in a luxury apartment complex and is neighbors with stars such as BTS’s J-Hope. Song has also been on dates with actors.

Song Ji-a shares her ultimate career goal

While being an idol is not a part of Song’s career goals, she shared in the Q&A video where she hopefully would like to be in the future.

“Starting my own brand was what I really wanted to do even before I started my YouTube channel. That’s my dream future,” Song explained before adding, “I want to start a brand with products that I would also want to use.”

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Netflix‘s Singles Inferno contestants have gained considerable fame after the dating shows’ finale. Female contestant Song Ji-a captured audiences’ attention with her looks, dynamic storyline, and luxurious designer outfits. But Single’s Inferno Ji-a found herself in hot water when she issued an apology for wearing fake designer items like Prada, Chanel, and more.

Song Ji-a had the most complex story on ‘Single’s Inferno’
Out of the male and female contestants deserted on the island, Ji-a developed a more interesting storyline throughout the nine days. She immediately caught the attention of Choi Si-hun and Kim Hyeon-joong. During her bio interview, Ji-a claimed she liked tall men but later admitted the male contestants on the island were not her type.

But she found a spark with Hyeon-joong, who she liked most of all. Despite Si-hun’s constant tactics to get her interested, Hyeon-joong and Ji-a formed a bond on Single’s Inferno. The show later introduced a new male contest Cha Hyun-seung.

The drama got intense when it was revealed that Hyeon-joong and Hyun-seung know each other in real life. Hyun-seung also knew of Ji-a. Single’s Inferno shifted to the tension between the three contestants as Ji-a had to choose her final partner to leave Inferno with.

Song Ji-a wrote an apology letter to fans on social media regarding her fake luxury items on ‘Single’s Inferno’

One aspect of Ji-a that fans gravitated toward was her impressive style and abundance of luxury brands. Throughout Single’s Inferno, Ji-as sported a pink and white knit Chanel sweater, a pink furry Prada bag, and other name-brand clothing items.

As a beauty content creator and influencer, Ji-a often posted the same luxury items and others on her Instagram and Youtube. But the contestants faced backlash when fans noticed her knit Chanel sweater was fake. According to Daily Mail, fans soon realized luxury items on her social media accounts were dupes.

Ji-a posted a handwritten apology letter on Instagram over the scandal. She apologized to fans who were hurt over the news of her using fake designer items. Single’s Inferno Ji-a admits the allegations are true.

“I apologize once again for any situation caused by the infringement of the designers’ creations and ignorance of copyright. As a person with a dream of launching a brand, I will seriously recognize the controversy and reflect deeply. All content with exposed fakes has been deleted. I also apologize to the brands who were harmed because of me,” wrote Ji-a.

Ji-a is not the only contestant under a microscope. Since the Single’s Inferno finale, fans have dug deep into the contestants’ lives to know more about them and whether or not the couples are still dating. Fans uncovered Kan So-yeon was once a K-Pop idol in a co-ed group during the 2000s.

The use of certain emojis by Oh Jin-taek has also landed the male contestant under scrutiny. Fans noticed he often used the darkest skin tone emoji available for numerous posts. It has led to an in-depth discussion regarding race and accepted skin tone in South Korea.

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