And the inSONEs find this CUTE? What.the.FUCK?!
Krystal was born in San Francisco, California, where her family from Korea settled in the 1980’s. During a family trip to South Korea in early 2000, she was spotted by talent agency SM Entertainment, which earned her a cameo appearance in Shinhwa’s “Wedding March” music video. The agency saw potential in Krystal and offered her singing and dancing lessons, opting to professionally train her in a singing career. However, the offer was turned down by her parents, reasoning that Krystal was too young. Instead, her parents allowed her older sister Jessica to join the agency, and Jessica debuted as a member of girl group Girls’ Generation in August 2007. (Source: Wikipedia)
f(x) Krystal revealed to the latest newsen reporter that, together with her sister (Jessica) they got into an accompanied casting on the streets. Krystal said, “In 2000 while my family and I were walking around in Bundang, I got into the casting by an SM official.” Also she recalled “At that time my sister was 12 years old, and I was 7 years old.” (In Korean age)
Also “I was looking at a different place, and the official offered the casting. Since I was at a very young age, the official offered guidance to my parents, and at that spot I was able to get into the casting together with my sister, while we we’re accompanied by my mother.” -Source