It’s never too early to gain a massive fandom for yourself – even before you officially debut into the K-Pop scene!
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.
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.
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!
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.
November 1, 2017
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.
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)
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)
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
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
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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September 12, 2017
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.
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
2nd – Hui of PENTAGON
3rd – Lee DaiHwi of Wanna One
4th – Kim DongHyun of MXM
5th – Park WooJin of Wanna One
6th – Lee KiKwang of HIGHTLIGHT
7th – HyunA
8th – YoungJae of B.A.P
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