There is a trainee that we should try to at least give a glimpse when watching Produce 101 or searching for it on internet.
Let me introduce him, and how he is in desperate need of attention from us.
This is Kim YoungKook, from Chun Entertainment.
He was with Kim SiHyun, a trainee from the same entertainment when the program started. He was living quite peacefully, showing not much eagerness to be famous.
Until one day, his only friend, SiHyun dropped out of the program due to his health issues.
And that was the start of this sad drama.
We could find out that he has a great love for cats.
However, when a cat visited the trainee’s room, he was just there watching, while everyone was mingling with the cat.
We could know that he is quite shy around people and doesn’t approach them first. Here is another proof.
He does not seem to be the mingling type, rather someone who waits for friends to talk to him.
Because of his characteristic, he is always at the back.
The camera isn’t a big help either. He was on air for 10 seconds in total!! Not for each episode, but adding up the two episodes aired. His video of ‘Pick Me’ or his performance of the level test, or even clips of events and missions were all EDITTED and CUT.
His rankings is plain, which is worse than highlighted lower ranks. He was ranked 49th, and was placed in level C. He is just right in the middle, and we all know that there isn’t much attention given to those in the middle.
When it was self-appealing time (the moment that every trainees are eager for), he tried to act cute for a second, but then gave up, unable to bare the shyness.
He failed all the mission; The Guessing Game, making meringue pie, or even making eye contacts (eye contacts ended in three seconds).
He seems to have a great voice and dance pretty well… but he does not get much attention compare to his ability.
Thankfully, some fans started to notice him, and thought that his attitude of being shy is too cute. So, they decided to be his mom, and call themselves as “YongKook Mommies”. They just wish that he would be on the program as long as he can with no expectations of going up the high ranks.
Will you be one of YoungKook Mommies and cheer for the introverts?
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April 18, 2017
Trainees Threatening the Ranks of Current Top 11 of Produce 101 Season 2
Two episodes of Produce 101 Season 2 were aired and there weren’t much changes in the rankings of Top 11.
However, there are some eye catching trainees who seemed to be good enough for Top 11.
Fans of Produce 101 say, this season will be quite different from the last season.
In season 1, the Top 11 members didn’t change much from the first. However, in this season, it is expected to change a lot.
Here are some trainees who have every potential to be up to Top 11.
1st – Park SeungWoo
He is the 12th place, right behind Top 11. He has been a trainee for three years, however, he is 30 years old. He became famous after he shot a smile in the camera while he was looking for something. His abilities of dancing or singing aren’t outstanding, however, he has a special charm to gather fans, so, he is expected to be the next SoHye.
2nd – Kim JaeHwan
He’s got such a great talent in singing. Before he was on this program, he won a singing completion wherein he had to compete with Yoon DoHyun, one of the best rock star in Korea. During the level test, he sang Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ with a guitar and the vocal trainer of the program fell in love with him right away.
3rd – Kim TaeWoo
He is ranked 28th place for now, however, more and more fans are starting to be interested in him. He look alike with SeJung I.o.I, and other handsome actors. Before he joined the program, he once debuted as a group which did not work out well.
4rd – Jung SeWoon
This is not his first time joining a competition program. He was once in KPop Star and went as far as Top 10. He was called Jason Mraz of Korea back then. He is one of the best vocalist in Produce 101 Season 2 as well.
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April 13, 2017
Different Ways on How to Survive in Produce 101 Season 2
There are SO MANY BOYS in Produce 101 and there are not many number of cameras.
It will be a fierce completion for the boys to grab the attention of the judges, public and the camera. In order to survive from this toughness, one has to have a distinctive charm or special talent.
As we are all different in nature and charms, these boys are as well, different in surviving in the program.
Here are 3 ways on how to look unique from the crowd.
1st – Be Unrealistically Handsome: Lai Kuanlin
Just look at him! We cannot “NOT” notice that face. Don’t worry, it’s not just us who went obsessed with his looks, but it’s the critics, reporters, and judges as well who were blinded by his beauty.
2nd – Have a Long History in the Field: Park JiHoon
Since he was a kid, he took small roles in diverse dramas as well as in music videos. He was famous since a very young age. Some participants’ past are being condemned, while his past is being highly praised of living such as busy life in this industry since childhood.
3rd – Be Hilarious Unexpectedly: Yoon JiSeung
He is the typical happy guy who knows how to satisfy with what his got.
When he was placed in 25th place, he thanked every god that existed and he said that he has never even got close to 25th place in school.
When there was a new that member from NU’EST will be joining, other boys wanted to get signature or play computer games with him, while JiSeung planned to get a kiss in the cheek.
His reactions are the best.
He lends his eyeballs to be used as mirror.
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April 11, 2017
Controversies Between a Judge and a Participant in Produce 101 Season 2
The first episode of Produce 101 Season 2 aired last Friday with the eyes of the nation upon them.
There were so many gossips, rumors and controversies even before the program had started, and it seems the water won’t be calmed down for a while. The latest controversy just hit the fan and it touched on the sensitive subject of gender discrimination. The issue happened between BoA, one of the judges on the show, and Jang MoonVok, one of the highest ranked participants.
On the show, Jang MoonVok was harshly criticized by BoA for his performance. When he came back to his seat, he said, “Wow, she says harsh things with her pretty face.” As soon as this segment aired, he received even harsher criticisms from the viewers.
Many commented, “Was it necessary to mention her looks in that moment? Is it a man’s rights to comment on a woman’s appearance?”, “Does he mean that girls with a pretty face should only say pretty things?”, “That kind of expression is overly used in Korea and needs to stop.” The condemning comments continued on. Even so, some netizens thought of it as no big deal. They believed that he was just expressing his shocked feelings after getting a bad review.
However, the controversy didn’t end there.
A comment by BoA to Jang MoonVok is also being argued among netizens. She asked him why he was keeping his hair long, and when he planned on cutting it. People commented that the fact that she wasn’t called out for her questions was a double standard. Netizens argued that if a man asked a girl why she isn’t growing her hair and when she plans to do so, the man would be criticized heavily for not being respectful. Many argued that MoonVok could’ve been offended by her comment just as well.
Gender discrimination and a lack of respect for anyone’s choice of lifestyle are a series issue in both Korea and globally. It appears “Produce 101 Season 2” will be a stepping stone in bringing these subjects to the table on national TV.
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