Jeon So Min caught attention when she and Yang Se Chan joined as the new members of Running Man in 2017, which was previously run by a strong, tight group of cast members for nearly 8 years prior.

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In an interview, she revealed that she felt like there had been no dilemma between the acting and entertainment industries.

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In fact, she considered Running Man as the program that gave her a break! She loved the idea that she can work hard on the program without any conflict with her image.

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When asked why, she revealed quite a deeper appreciation for the program.

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I was in a dark period before appearing on Running Man. I worked hard on the program and was able to show a variety of images. It was a breakthrough in terms of limitations of images. There were not many people who trusted me and gave me something to do.

— Jeon So Min

Her cheerful and quirky personality certainly did gain her a number of followers with her addition to cast helped the program achieve higher ratings and more positive reviews compared to before her appearance.

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