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6 K-Pop Idols From BIGBANG SeungRi’s Academy

Here are 6 successful K-Pop idols who attended SeungRi‘s Academy. 

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You can tell that SeungRi is, probably the most well-rounded member among BIGBANG. I mean, every member of BIGBANG is so talented. But, since he debuted, he has showed off his sparkling and versatile charms through lots of TV variety programs. 

Based on what he learned and got from his experience in K-Pop industry, he established his own entertainment academy, where he nurtures and teaches students who want to be idols. SeungRi’s Academies has a few branches around South Korea. In a few years when he ran out the academy, he succeeded to make some boys and girls debut.

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Let’s check out who attended SeungRi’s Academy when they were trainees!

 

1. WINNER‘s Kim JinWoo

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2. BTS’s J-Hope

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3. EXID’s HyeLin

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4. Lovelyz’s Lee MiJoo

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5. VIXX’s Hyuk

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6. MONSTA X’s HyungWon

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List of K-Pop Idols’ The Saddest Stories When They’re Trainees

Here’s a list of K-Pop idols who have endured the harsh training so far.

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Are you sick of all those sad training stories? Because of “Produce 101″ and “IDOL School”? If so, I can understand you. Seeing someone that you love being gloomy and exhausted is so hard thing. However, at the same time, it is the most necessary thing to know the behind stories dealing with that someone’s growing period in order to keep supporting them and truly understand them. Also, after knowing how hard they trained and prepared so far to be artists, your love toward your idols will get bigger and bigger. Some netizens said idols’ tremendous efforts always become the biggest inspiration for themselves. Do you agree? If so, just follow kpopmap’s lead, below!

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1. SeolHyun of AOA

“After all the practicing, members and I went to theater to watch a movie and got caught up by staffs of management. According to staffs’ order, all of us received suspension for a few days. Actually, It was cool because I could take a rest instead of harsh training.”

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2. ChanYeol of EXO

“In the early of training, I was only 17. People around me always kept saying ‘Please follow SuHo and learn from him.’ and then I kept following him steadily. SuHo asked, ‘Why do you live?’ and I couldn’t answered it because it’s too hard for 17. Then SuHo said, ‘Don’t follow me until you gotta know why you live.’.”

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3. Wendy of Red Velvet

“On my B-Day when I was a trainee, my mom sent me a cake. At that time, I ate tiny piece of it and rest of it was eaten by other members. However, I was scolded by staffs for I ate some cake even it was my birth day. I got irritated toward my blameless mom out of sadness. I feel so sorry for my mom still.”

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4. Sana of TWICE

“One day, I really wanted to eat pigs’ feet but there were CCTV on the hall way so I couldn’t. But I received some pigs’ feet by members who tied them with shoestrings.”

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5. Jennie & JiSoo of BLACKPINK

“Recently there seem lots of IDOL survival programs on TV, but I think we overcame the same survival program only without cameras. “

“Every month, at least several trainees went back home and it was so sad and scary.”

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Chart 10 Wednesday: K-Pop Idol Trainees Who Rose to Fame Pre-Debut

It’s never too early to gain a massive fandom for yourself – even before you officially debut into the K-Pop scene!

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We’ve been seeing a lot of survival audition and debut programs like “Produce 101” and “Kpop Star 6”. With the massive popularity that these shows bring in, the participating trainees of various labels are garnering a large amount of love and fame even before they set foot on their official debut stage!

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This week, we take a look at 10 K-Pop idol trainees who’ve yet to officially debut, but have risen to massive fame!

 

10th – Han Byul

She may just be a tiny elementary schooler, but she’s got the talent and heart that matches any K-Pop idol out there. Han Byul is a fan favorite among “Kpop Star 6”, as she stole the hearts of JYP, YG and Yoo HeeYeol with her talent that makes everyone rethink her age.

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9th – Jung KiSeok

Jung JiSeok is one of the most famous JYP trainees. When he participated in “Boys 24”, fans recognized him as the trainee who had been under JYP’s training system for over a year and a half. Although he had failed to make it onto Boys 24’s final lineup, fans are patiently awaiting JYP news of his official debut.

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8th – Jeon SoYeon

We saw this familiar face in both “Produce 101” and “Unpretty Rapstar 3”! Jeon SoYeon wowed the viewers on both shows with her unique persona and rapping skills. She’s currently signed under Cube Entertainment, and rumors have it that she’s preparing her official debut. Will she be a soloist or a girl group member? We’ll just have to wait and find out!

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7th – Krisha Chu

Krisha Chu is a trainee under Urban Works Entertainment, but she only recently gained fame through “Kpop Star 6”. With her stunning visuals and outstanding dance abilities, she won the hearts of not just the public, but the undivided attention from JYP and YG! She’s currently been cast into YG Entertainment on the show, and fans patiently await her official debut.

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6th – Lee HaeJoon

HaeJoon was first relatively famous among trainee-fans from his 1 year of training in LOEN Entertainment and another year in Woollim Entertainment. He made his screen debut on Mnet “Boys 24”, where he won over more fans through his heart warming guitar performance. He won a place into the final lineup of trainees, and is currently promoting as Boys 24 as a pre-debut-trainee-who-kind-of-debuted-but-didn’t.

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5th – Jeon MinJoo

Jeon MinJoo initially debuted before as a part of The Ark. The team fell apart, leaving her to return back as a trainee. She recently auditioned for “Kpop Star 6”, where she has been making strides and creating fans left and right. Her beautiful visuals, solid talent and her undying support for her fellow contestants places her 5th on our famous trainee list!

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4th – Shannon

Shannon is also an idol-trainee who had debuted before. She debuted in 2014 as a soloist under Core Contents Media (now known as MBK Entertainment). Her success didn’t meet the expectations, so she’s currently a trainee. As a last hope, she entered the “Kpop Star 6” ring, and it seems to be paying off. With a combination of her past-debut fans and her new fans, Shannon will surely make a lasting impression as a trainee and debut idol!

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3rd – Kim ChungHa

This dancing queen own the stage wherever she goes, but she is still considered a trainee! Now that I.O.I is over, she’s training hard under M&H Entertainment for her solo debut. With superb vocal talents and an unmatched dancing ability, we don’t doubt that ChungHa’s fame will go above and beyond her current fame status as a trainee.

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2nd – Choi YooJung & Kim DoYeon

I.O.I’s forever-sisters Choi YooJung and Kim DoYeon have yet to debut, but pull in a massive amount of followers and fans. The pair are scheduled to debut sometime this year as the trainee group Fantagio Girls. Although their exact official debut date hasn’t been set, their fandom from I.O.I brought the upcoming Fantagio Girls a lot of love and attention!

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1st – Jeon SoMi

Without a doubt, the most famous pre-debut trainee is SoMi of I.O.I. Surprised? She actually has yet to officially debut as an idol. Many mistake her as a debuted artist, because of her fame from “SIXTEEN”, “Produce 101”, I.O.I, “Unnies’ Slam Dunk 2”, concerts and more. However, she’s still considered a trainee under JYP Entertainment, and will be continuing her training to officially debut – as a girl group or soloist! As she continues to train, she will continue her broadcast appearances.

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Five Food Idol Trainees Crave for and Sneak Out to Eat

Both idols and idol trainees spend most of their youth controlling what they eat. Having a slim or thin body is a must for both female and male.

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Though the diet restrictions get a bit loose after debut, trainees suffer from harsh diet plans. The entertainment is in control of all trainees food and if they are caught eating, they’d be kicked out or be called off. Such inhumane procedure of performing on stage is rising up to the surface as more idols tell on how they were starved before debut. Even after debut, they can never let go their diet plans. 

There are five types of food that were banned to trainees while they were on diet. Such food became were restricted more harshly because they were sneaked in by trainees breaking through the tough watch of managers.  

So, shall we go on to see what kind of food one has to give up in order to be an idol?

1st – Bread

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The fact that flour is not helpful to weight-loss is common sense. Just by cutting carbs, one can easily lose some pound and kilos off of them. SeolHyun of AOA told on a TV program that she used to write cabbages and pumpkin on her food record (that managers check) when she ate bread and chips instead.  

 

2nd – Chinese Noodles (Jajangmyun)

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Jajang noodle is one famous dish for it is not expensive but rich with beef and oily noodles. It is one of the high-calorie dishes due to the sauce and the oily noodle. Rap Monster of BTS once mentioned that he desired to eat Jajang noodle when he was a trainee on diet. He lied to the manager that he’ll go the toilet and ran to Chinese Noodle restaurant instead to stuff the noodle in his mouth.  

 

3rd – Ttukbokggi (Koren Hot Rice Cake)

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Ttukbokggi is also one of the most delicious Korean food with high calorie and strong taste. Hot flavors are restricted while trainees are on diet, so obviously, Ttukbokggi was not allowed. A lot of idols mentioned the dish as their desired food while they were trainees.

 

4th – Pig’s Feet

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Pig’s Feet is a type of meat with a lot of fat. Just by that description, we already know that it is delicious but not helpful for losing weight. Tzuyu of TWICE loved pig’s feet since she was a trainee and confessed that TWICE used to order Pig’s Feet and sneaked them inside their dormitory.

 

5th – Hamburgers

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When we are on diest, we don’t miss random food like snail dish or shark’s fin. We miss the food that we used to eat in our daily life. Obviously, fast food such as hamburgers was banned. Cha EunWoo of ASTRO told his story as a trainee, he used to go out secretly with Seo KangJun, a Korean actor, to eat hamburgers. 

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Once JYP Trainees Making Legendary Moments in Music Broadcasts

Music broadcasts these days, whether it’s from Mnet, MBC, SBS or KBS, there are just too much to see and nothing to miss.

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The summer has started with a blast and although summer is beginning to fade, there is no time to rest for K-Pop lovers. From the start of the summer up until the late summer, there has been so many idols and performances that dragged us in front of the TV or computer. These days, it’s gotten even harsher. Every time, someone makes a new legendary moment and knowing that fact, it leaves us no choice but to watch!  

After finding some legendary moments created this late summer, fans found quite a funny fact. All the members or idols who were making the legendary moments were all from JYP. When I say “from”, there are those who are still and there are those who have moved to another entertainment. 

Now, shall we scan through the legendary moments that once JYP trainees have made?

1st – SunMi

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2nd – Hui of PENTAGON

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3rd – Lee DaiHwi of Wanna One

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4th – Kim DongHyun of MXM

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5th – Park WooJin of Wanna One

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6th – Lee KiKwang of HIGHTLIGHT

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7th – HyunA

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8th – YoungJae of B.A.P

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