From Thug to Idol: Transmigrating to a Survival Show

In a twist of fate, Jun Hao, a ruthless street thug known for his brute strength and sharp instincts, dies at the hand of the boss he served like a slave. When he thought he would die, he saw a screen flash before his eyes—it was a system and a status window! [System integrating: Become A Top Idol] Jun Hao finds himself abruptly transported into the body of Choi Joon-ho, a timid trainee hoping to make it big in the cutthroat world of idols through "Rising Stars," a highly popular idol survival show. In a world unfamiliar to him, where singing, dancing, and charisma reign supreme, Jun Hao must navigate the treacherous waters of an idol survival show or risk losing the life of his beloved younger sister.

SandKastle · Fantasy
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Pink Cat

June sat in the waiting area, his face covered with a bright pink cat mask. Fortunately, he was the last one to be interviewed, so only one person was in the waiting area with him.

The young teen, probably even younger than the former Joon-ho, looked at him with wide, sparkling eyes. June glanced at him and raised his eyebrows, wondering why the teenager looked at him with such a gaze. 

"What ya looking at?" he asked, his Chinese accent barely noticeable since he was fluent in Korean. However, his "thug" accent was more evident.

The teen immediately turned around and scooted away, his ears bright pink from fright and embarrassment.

[You have to speak kinder than that, host. You sounded like your old self just now.]

June clicked his tongue.

"What do you want me to do, Fu? Old habits die hard."

The teen was once again startled when June started speaking to himself.

This mister—was he insane?

Minx, a young boy born in 2006 with big dreams of becoming an idol, questioned why Azure, the TV station responsible for Rising Stars, cast such a person. He knew that Azure wanted to make the show entertaining, but he didn't think they'd cast a crazy individual!

Minx didn't realize that he was staring at the crazy man once again.

"Do ya have a problem with me, huh?" the man asked, his voice soft yet holding a deep sense of maturity. He must be older than him by a lot.

"Nothing," Minx nervously chuckled. "Your handsome mask is just fascinating, brother."

"Trainee Minx, it's your turn to be interviewed," an intern said, interrupting their conversation.

Thankfully, Minx was called for the interview. He stood up from his seat and nearly bolted toward the interview room.

At last, June was alone. He was about to tell that kid off for staring at him too much, but he was damn happy by what the teenager had said.

[Congratulations! You have succeeded on a mission: Have someone call you "handsome."]

Finally, all three missions have been accomplished.

June still struggled with giving that old woman her coffee, but after watering her plants and cleaning her house, he was finally able to accomplish the mission.

[The set of missions is now being reset. These are your new missions:

1. Get 100 fans

2. Trend on a social media app

3. Make a new friend]

"What the hell? Why did the difficulty increase so much more?" he asked, clicking his tongue.

However, Fu ignored him.

[You may now pick an aspect to improve.]

"Vocals," June said without any hesitation. He upgraded the vocal aspect when he finished the 'coffee' mission, too. He definitely needed to master one skill before the competition started.

[Vocals+1. Current grade: B+]

June nodded in satisfaction. At least, he'd become a decent singer once the competition officially started.

After a while, the young kid finally finished his interview, and it was time for June to go in. The intern responsible for calling the trainees stopped in her tracks when she saw one man wearing a cat mask in the waiting room.

She sighed and shook her head. 'They definitely recruited more weirdos this season. I don't get paid enough to deal with people like this.'

"Trainee June, it's your turn."

June stood from his seat and walked to the interview room. The interviewers were all tired after a long day of interviewing trainees. Yena was on her third cup of coffee, while Yejin could barely keep her eyes open. Even the cameramen yawned as they stared off into the distance.

Thankfully, they were already down to the last trainee. 

"Let's make this as quick as possible," Yena said, downing the rest of her coffee.

"June, huh? Like the month?" Yejin asked, going through the last trainee's folder.

"I think so," Yena said. "But what's with his picture? Why is it black and white and blurred?" she squinted to make out the young man's features.

Yejin shrugged her shoulders. "I don't know. He's an independent trainee, and his audition tape also looked like it was filmed with a potato. We needed a filler for the 100th spot, so the team recruited him."

"Ah, whatever," Yena said. "We're going to see him today anyway."

They waited, bored out of their minds, for June to arrive. Yena wanted to see what he looked like since his picture and audition tape were both blurry.

Yena's tired eyes scanned the room. She couldn't wait to go home tonight. However, her eyes almost popped out of her head when she saw June come in.

Yejin, too, sat up straight as a pink cat sat in front of them.

"What's up? I'm June."