Sun-ye to go to Haiti for years
“Throughout my seven-year journey as a pop star, I was able to experience a lot of things that helped shape who I am today,” Min noted in her goodbye message on her fan site.
“However, the week I spent in Haiti [in 2011] changed the whole view of my life. As I saw young Haitian children suffering from poverty, I was embarrassed at myself, solely immersed in achieving my own success as an entertainer,” the 24-year-old singer said.
After the catastrophic Haitian earthquake in 2010, Min went there to volunteer with other volunteers from her church. During that stay, she met the Korean-Canadian missionary James Park, who she married in 2013.
On the website, Min said she intended to establish a Christian nongovernmental organization.
But the Wonder Girls management, JYP Entertainment, still denies this is the end of the popular girl group.
“Though Sun-ye is going to Haiti, that doesn’t mean Wonder Girls is disbanding,” the agency said in a statement.
By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer