If you fail 18 times, rise up for the 19th time!
RAIN has been an inspiration since his debut and what makes him more inspiring is the fact that he never intended to quit the first time he failed.
During an interview with Park Jin Young in 2017, he revealed that RAIN had failed 19 auditions before auditioning for JYP Entertainment.
“Rain reminded me of a starved young lion.
He had this look in his eyes, a combination of anger, loathing, and hunger.
I could tell he really wanted to succeed, but with the difficult circumstances, he was not able to make it come true.
He was angry and cynical, yet super talented.
I had never seen anything like that before, and I wanted to help him to make his dreams come true.”
— Park Jin Young
With 19 as such a lucky number, here we are with RAIN!
On top of his success as a solo artist, RAIN has been voted by fans as the TIME 100 Poll’s most influential person not just once but thrice! This was in 2006, 2007 and 2011. In 2008, he was ranked on the second place.
Way to go RAIN!