Kwanghee recently made an appearance on MBC‘s Hangout With Yoo where he dished about the difference in earning potential between himself as a variety star and fellow ZE:A member, Im Siwan, who is active as a successful actor.

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On the show, Yoo Jae Suk acknowledged Kwanghee for being the first idol to really establish himself as a variety show star.

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But Kwanghee described how difficult it was.

There are many times when you just have to do something even if you don’t want to.

— Kwanghee

And when he was asked to give a word advice to his “hoobaes” who wish to enter the variety scene, Kwanghee was beyond honest.

Don’t even think about making good money in this industry.

— Kwanghee

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He even went on to stress how little money he makes compared to Im Siwan.

There’s a huge difference in what you can make compared to actors. Even if I film lots of commercials, I still make as much as Im Siwan when he films one episode of a drama.

— Kwanghee

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| @lim_siwang/Instagram

Kwanghee vented that he’s frustrated about other people’s perception of his wealth compared to reality.

People think I own buildings. Yeah right. I leased my place on a deposit basis.

— Kwanghee

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So when Yoo Jae Suk asked him to recommend promising prospects for the entertainment industry, Kwanghee shut it down.

We’re busy enough as it is trying to make our own living.

— Kwanghee

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| @lim_siwang/Instagram

Kwanghee is successful in his own right as a desired variety show star who recently made Nego King take off with his ruthless humor.

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But it was recently announced that he had to leave Nego King due to the many advertisement deals that came in during his time on the show.

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Let’s hope Kwanghee’s career only goes up from here!