Ex-Rhythmic Gymnast Wants to Keep Options Open on Career

      April 29, 2017 08:10

      Son Yeon-jae

      Former rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae has made her first foray into show business. Son will host a show on educational channel EBS alongside comedian Kim Gook-jin.

      "After retiring from rhythmic gymnastics, I felt the need for a new challenge. When I was invited to appear on the show, it seemed to offer a new source of motivation for the future," Son said at a press event for the show in Seoul on Monday. "Shooting the show wasn't easy at all. It was physically challenging in a different way from doing sports."

      Asked if she was "officially" launching her career in show business, she said, "I haven't decided anything yet. Like any college student, I want to experience as many things as possible before deciding on my career path." Son said she would keep her options open. "This is my first TV show. I'm just happy to be part of a good project," she said.

      The first episode of the show airs on Sunday. 

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