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William Hung's name is synonymous with one thing: his infamous audition on American Idol. In 2004, the civil engineering student from UC Berkeley belted out an enthusiastic, yet hilariously off-key rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs". The judges, Simon Cowell included, were merciless, but Hung's unwavering confidence and genuine passion struck a chord with viewers.

Hung became an overnight internet sensation. While his singing didn't land him a record deal, his unexpected fame did. He released an album, "Inside Out," capitalized on his viral status with appearances and endorsements, and even took a leave of absence from his studies to pursue a music career.

Though his musical aspirations didn't take flight, Hung's story took an unexpected turn. He eventually returned to school, graduating with his degree, and charted a new course. Today, William Hung is a motivational speaker, sharing his experiences and the power of believing in yourself, even when the odds are stacked against you.

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