AOA’s Chanmi Was Raised by a Mother Who Didn’t Have Much Money but Had a Lot of Heart

Chanmi used to resent her mother as a kid, but she now looks up to her after becoming an adult.

AOA‘s Chanmi didn’t grow up in a well-off household, but online communities are calling her a “diamond spoon” for having a mother with a lot of heart.

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Before Chanmi debuted with AOA in 2009, she appeared in KBS’s Human Documentary with her mother where she shared her life story.

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The show revealed that after divorcing her husband who got into a lot of private loan debt, Chanmi’s mother raised her family on her own while managing a small hair salon.

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And despite her own hardships, Chanmi’s mother even provided food and a place to sleep for runaway youth.

I ran away once, too. If someone reached their hand out to me then, I would have followed. But no one did.

– Chanmi’s mother

But regarding this good deed, Chanmi once confessed that she was upset that they couldn’t get out of poverty because they were too busy helping other people.

When I was little, we were struggling so much that I couldn’t even ask my mom to buy me anything. When the other kids came to my mom and said they were hungry, I got mad.

– Chanmi

Chanmi even revealed that the reason why she wanted to become an idol was so that she could start making money.

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But once Chanmi became an adult, she realized just how amazing her mother was and has been referring to her as the person she looks up to ever since.

Source: Insight
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