Fans shocked after ex-HUB member Rui has worked as a waitress since group broke up, Kpop News

Fans shocked after ex-HUB member Rui has worked as a waitress since group broke up, Kpop News

Fans are shocked by the revelation that the former CENTER Member Rui Since the team disbanded, she has been working as a waitress.

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Rui recently appeared in a YouTube video where he revealed how he’s been doing since leaving the K-pop industry three years ago.

Rui first rose to fame with his 2017 performance GBit is Idol Star Athletics Championships. During the event, Rui dominated track events and would claim first place.

The idol’s newfound fame wouldn’t last long, however, as the team would announce their breakup in 2019 just a year after their debut with HUB in 2018. According to Rui, she has been living in her native country of Japan ever since.

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In the video, Rui explained how he’s doing and revealed that he’s currently working at a Korean restaurant in Japan.

I work in Tokyo and take care of my parents and grandmother. I am currently working in a Korean restaurant. It is a Samgyetang Restaurant, and I help serving so it is easy for customers to eat it. In Japan, the minimum wage is about 10,000 KRW (about 7.30 USD), but I make about 13,000 KRW (about 9.49 USD) per hour. I also worked in a supermarket while I was working there.

— rui

The former idol also reflected on her idol days, opening up about her popularity and the criticism she received for her sexy image.

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At the time, I received hateful comments. Many said I look cheap. I figured my sex appeal came from looking healthy, so I did my best to get attention. I was more afraid that they wouldn’t care.

— rui

Despite everything that happened, Rui said that if she traveled back in time, she would still live her dream of being an idol.

I’m fine now, but back then (the breakup) it was very difficult. I’ve gained quite a bit of popularity through fancams, the cover of MAXIM magazine, and my appearance on Idol Star Athletics Championships. It was important for me to keep increasing my presence, but I couldn’t, and it’s frustrating. But if he returned, he would still be an idol. Even now I miss him very much.

Netizens commented on the video, and many wished the idol success. Others wrote how impressed they were to see her living her best.

  • “I can say that he is a good person. I hope many people can send you positive energy. I support you.”
  • “I can tell from her words and actions that she is sincere. I hope you are well, Rui.
  • “She really did her best. His mind is so amazing. I hope to find a good agency and do shows again.
  • “I remember her well and even looked up her name once. I’m sure there have been many temptations for her, but it’s amazing that she hasn’t given up on her dreams and is on the right track. I am amazed by his great attitude, photos and tireless work ethic. I hope you find a good agency. Hope that.
  • “She has perfectly integrated into Korean society and her appearance is still that of an idol. I hope he finds a good agency and succeeds.
  • “Someone who is so dedicated and hardworking has their own needs in order to be successful. I hope I can keep promoting in Korea and bringing good news to the fans!”
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