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Minju | Elle Korea

Minju explained the several moments after her debut that made her grow in confidence.

Since I debuted as IZ*ONE, there have been many challenging moments where I gained confidence in myself. When IZ*ONE performed at the Gocheok Sky Dome, when I became a host of ‘Show! Music Core’ by myself, and so on. In terms of a game, it felt like a process of completing a quests one by one, but after I did it, I always felt a sense of accomplishment and relief. During those moments, I think I felt a certain confidence. ‘I can do it,’ ‘Is it okay?’ ‘You’re doing well!’ I repeat it to myself often. 

— Minju

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She later explained the two things that have allowed her to be able to work well in IZ*ONE and why it’s so valuable to her.

Consistency and perseverance are really important to me. I think that being able to work in IZ*ONE for over two years is the result of running persistently. I want to keep moving forward without losing my passion. That’s why I have respect for those before me who’ve continued to expand their territory for a long time. For example, Gong Hyojin. Since she debuted in 1999, she’s been working a solid career for over 20 years. I’m very sincere about Gong Hyojin these days (laughs). I’m also trying to watch the drama ‘Pasta’ again from scratch.

— Minju

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Minju continued on how she’s been so successful with her career and her growing confidence. She used her MC position on Show! Music Core as an example.

Since I was in a position to lead a program, so I was very proud every time I finish one episode well! Since I was unfamiliar, I thought a lot about how I could do interviews with artists. It turns out that interviewing someone as a host, and not myself, is another matter. It was better than I thought, so I felt like I found a new me. 

— Minju

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With all her amazing performances, work, and genuine personality, one would never know Minju was ever nervous about anything. She is a true star and WIZ*ONE will always cheer her on!