It’s none other than GOT7’s Jackson Wang!
According to Soompi, Jackson Wang was originally slated to be a member of the Hong Kong national fencing team. He was actually ranked 11th in the world at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics and he was then on his way of preparing to compete in the 2012 London Olympics.
But there seemed to be other plans for the young Jackson. JYP Entertainment saw his potential and pursued him to be part of their agency.
And how did Jackson ended up being a superstar that he is now in spite of his parents being skeptical at first in trading off a future Olympic glory with him becoming a singer?
Jackson showed off his pure determination and excellent performance when he agreed to his parents’ condition for him to be able to train under JYP which was bringing home a gold medal at his next fencing competition.
Then voila! The young Jackson won a gold medal at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in 2011!
And here he is with us now as a K-Pop superstar! Check out one of his interviews wherein Jackson talked about the challenges he faced while pursuing his dream:
Truly inspiring story!