Nearly every person in this world has a dream, but those dreams never become a reality for most. However, for a man named Yu Hojin (the recent winner of AGT 2022), his dreams really did come true!
Yu has been a magician for nearly his entire life. Born and raised in South Korea, he began practicing magic at only eight years old. Unfortunately, he didn’t have a support system like many of us.
His mother remained relatively neutral towards his interest in magic, but his father was against the idea. However, this didn’t deter Yu, who secretly practiced his magic tricks in the bathroom for years.
Most secrets come out eventually; in Yu’s case, his dad discovered his passion for magic after five years. However, to Yu’s surprise, his dad didn’t directly oppose the idea. Instead, he asked him a simple question: “Hey, if I accept you do magic, can you be the best?” Of course, Yu said he could.
Judging by his success, Yu has finally fulfilled his promise to his father: Yu was recently crowned the winner of America’s Got Talent 2022! While he was victorious in the end, the path to the crown was anything but easy…
When Yu auditioned for AGT, he received a mixed reception. He has a unique performance style, mixing visual grace with magic tricks. This is much different from the traditional, flashy magic performances that many people have come to expect.