Heejun Han

Heejun Han

About Heejun Han

Heejun Han (born Han Hee-Jun; Hangul: ; April 20, 1989) is an American singer from Flushing, Queens, New York, who finished in ninth place on the eleventh season of American Idol. Han was born on April 20, 1989, to Jae Chun and Sun Ae Han of Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea. He and his family migrated to Flushing, New York, when he was 12 years old. He attended Francis Lewis High School. He also played football at College Park High School's varsity squad in 2007-2008, in Walnut Creek, California.He was a starting quarterback and led College park to 3 DVAL championships. Before he auditioned for American Idol, he was a non-profit organizer from Milal Mission in New York, a faith-based non-profit in Flushing, working with children with special needs. He has spoken of suffering from emotional depression and credited the children that he worked with for helping him to recover from his illness. He has also said that the children motivated him to audition for American Idol.

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