Nickname: Kkamshi (a name given to people with dark/tan skin)
Birthday: November 5, 1986
Place of Birth: Kyung Gi DoCurrent
Residence: Chung Dam Dong
Family: Parents, 2 brothers, and one sister (BoA is the youngest)
Childhood Dream: SingerFavorite
Genre of Music: Dance and R&B
Favorite Singer: Whitney Houston
As a Student: A normal Korean girl leading a straightforward lifePros and Cons of Her
Personality: She's every energetic and affirmative, but her thoughts are very complicated
Habits and Routines: She turns up music very loudly and always stretches before rehearsing.
Superstition: If her ssang kka pul (double eyelid) comes out, the things she has to do that day won't work out well
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music loud and singing along, speaking Japanese and English, cross stitching, dancing, reading magazines and doing imitations
Stress Reliever: Turning on music very loudly and dancing
What She Thinks Are Her Attractive Points: Eyes, nose, and lipsWhat Kind of Boyfriend
She Would Like: Tall, skinny, light color face, cute, is into hip-hop, and has double eyelids
Most Important Possession: Her cat, SaraFavorite Proverb: Work hard toward your goals
The Story of BoA's Birth
SM's idea three years ago was to begin to make a huge star who would represent Asia. Their plan was to make a star who would use the Korean music industry as a stepping stone into Asia, and then into the world, in order to spread Korea's prestige abroad.
At that time, the mainstream of the entertainment world was taken over by 13~16 year old female idol stars. The Japanese representative of an idol group, SPEED, was also composed of s around 15 years of age. With that point given, it was obvious that it would be most favorable for our country to put out a [young] who would go abroad.
Also, SM figured that they needed at least 2~3 years in order to completely finish the casting and training of this future stars, so they concentrated first on casting. hey asked all of the candidates they met at national contests and talent shows, and even those who came to the studio to audition, if they had a younger sibling. And if they did, they went as far as to call those siblings in for auditioning. Through this never-ending effort to find their future star, the jewel that they found was BoA.
At that time, BoA's older brother had come to the studio for an audition. The answer to the question "Do you have a younger sibling" was the one and only 5th grader named BoA. At the time, she was 11 years old. BoA has trained ever since that young age for this day. The fact that she sang at the audition that she had through her older brother was what guided her into becoming a future star.
The dancing and singing that the young elementary student did at the audition showed plenty of potential to be a star. BoA's talent and passion, and her skills, although not yet fine tuned, were extraordinary in spite of her young age. The company did however worry about how well she could do at such a young age, but they couldn't just let this opportunity pass them by.
As soon as SM found BoA, they quickly met with her parents to persuade them into permitting her training. BoA also showed her parents her strong interest in making her dream of becoming a singer come true. But in the beginning, her parents strongly opposed. Her brothers understood why their parents opposed this decision so strongly; BoA was bringing home very high grades, and they just wanted her to keep studying, not become a singer.
But the company who had already found BoA's talents could not let go of her so easily. In the end, SM was able to persuade her parents with the certainty of her success, and BoA gained the opportunity of a lifetime to live out her dreams. (http://groups.msn.com/boabeatofangel)