From Megan Lee via Facebook
By Mimi Chen, AsAmNews Staff Writer
Korean American Actress/Singer/Songwriter Megan Lee is looking forward to performing on the Dragon Stage for the Joy Ruckus Club Lunar New Year Festival Saturday.
Lee thinks of herself as a “singing actress.” As a child actor, she has appeared in various commercials, from McDonald’s to Verizon and Wal-Mart commercials. But it was the popularity of her YouTube channel HelloMeganLee that got her an audition on the popular Korean MCB Star Audition – The Great Birth show where she was selected to be trained in the entertainment mills of South Korea as a recording star. Lee is part of the growing trend of many talented American Asians who move to Asia in order to gain recognition for their talent. However, going into South Korean entertainment training was “pretty intense” according to Lee.
“It’s like a boot camp,” she said. “There’s a reason why I call it a boot camp, and so does everyone else. Because literally, there was no rest and 24/7 365 days a year, we would be training from morning till night. I would go into the studio, I would go into the building and do all these classes, practice, and I would never see sunlight. So sad, but I mean, it is what it is.”
Currently, Lee is happy to be back in the US. Thanks to her popularity as a music star in Korea, she was cast as one of three leads on the Canadian Nickelodeon show Make It Pop which recently ended and is now looking forward to the release of a horror film she just finished shooting here in the US. She is also anticipating her upcoming appearance on Feb 20th, 10 PM/Eastern, 7pm Pacific in the world’s largest virtual Lunar New Year’s Festival being promoted by The Joy Ruckus Club.
“With everything going on with xenophobia and all of the crazy violent instances that have been happening in the light of the virus, I think it’s more important now than ever, to really come together and stick together as a community. So I’m really really honored and excited to be a part of this festival and use my platform and my voice for good. And to not only celebrate Lunar New Year, but also to spread positivity and the importance of community,” she told AsAmNews.
When asked where she would like to be in ten years, Megan acknowledged she’ll be “turning 35, by then I will hopefully be settled down with a family and would like to continue to be involved with acting and music. So I hope to be doing even more cool projects working with cool people in the future.”
To watch Megan’s performance on the Joy Ruckus Club Lunar New Year Festival: Sessions (sessionslive.com)
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