WAGGA may soon have an official K-pop star with young talent Pedme Phua in the mix for an intensive dancing boot camp overseas.
The Kooringal High School student has been using YouTube to teach herself the burgeoning artform in the past two years.
Now, she is a wildcard entry in Asiana's K-pop Audition.
If selected by the public, she would be only one of 100 national talents going to South Korea for a masterclass.
"It'd be a really good experience because I'd get to see what their lives are like," Pedme said.
"It'd be hardcore workshops, which I haven't really been able to do before."
Asked about what triggered her passion, Pedme said it just looked really fun.
"Some of the moves are really difficult and they take a while to get. Others are easier."
The 17-year-old said the style was mostly a mix of hip hop and popping.
"The dancing depends on the song and other moves use a lot of other styles of dancing, too," she said.
Her mother, Peir Woon, said she found out about her daughter's passion only last year when she performed at Fusion, Wagga's multicultural street festival.
"That was the first time I saw her dancing in public and it was amazing," Ms Woon said.
"Since then, she's been practising quietly - it's the whole world to her."
Pedme is also set to perform again with about eight of her friends at this year's Fusion festival.
Voting closes July 29. Readers may vote for Pedme by liking her audition video on YouTube.