October 30, 2012
From student to Korean reality TV star
Brian Shin ’15 is in Korea this fall to compete on KPop Star, an American Idol–style reality television competition. Chosen from a pool of nearly 400 people during auditions in New York City, Shin charmed producers with acoustic guitar renditions of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” and Psy’s “Gangnam Style.” Shin, a native of Temecula, Calif., is studying international relations and Asian studies at Rochester. In addition to his interests in music, he is a member of the 2015 Class Council, Korean American Students Association, and Liberty in North Korea student organization.