Most of the K-Pop idols start their career through a regular audition process held by individual or collaboration labels, but a rare few have the silliest stories on how they were cast by agencies!
With thousands and thousands of auditions and casting going on each year, there’s got to be weird and unique casting stories. These 6 K-Pop idols are the lucky few! Through their natural charms, they were given the chance to train under an entertainment label, and eventually became one of the very best in the industry!
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Check out the weird and unique stories of these 6 K-Pop idols!
1. WooYoung of 2PM
WooYoung really, really wanted to join JYP Entertainment and nowhere else. With that passion he auditioned for a spot as the Wonder Girls. The JYP casting crew were definitely shocked, but it seems that his strong desire and will showed. WooYoung was accepted into the label’s training program!
2. MinGyu of SEVENTEEN
MinGyu went into an audition unprepared, so when they asked him to sing a song, he sang the national anthem. He was accepted right on the spot. Pledis’s CEO admitted that they casted MinGyu (even though his song choice was weird), because he thought “it was about time a good looking idol joined our company”.
3. UmJi of GFriend
UmJi was street casted by the CEO of Source Music on her way to eat dinner with her friends. The CEO rushed out of his car as soon as he spotted UmJi in the streets. He handed her his hard, and insisted that she come audition for the company.
4. DuJun of BEAST
DuJun was actually a long time trainee under JYP. He entered the company by winning 3rd place during his audition, and participated in the survival program to join 2PM. In the end, he was eliminated. However, he was immidiately taken by Cube and joined the group called BEAST.
5. SeHun of EXO
At the young age of 13, SeHun was enjoying ddukbokki at a local shop when a casting agent approached him. SeHun initially thought the agent was a scammer and ran away from him. After a total of 30 minutes of chasing and insisting, the casting director finally persuaded SeHun to come audition for SM.
6. Suzy of miss A
During high school, Suzy went to the national audition for Superstar K. While waiting for her turn she suddenly had to go to the bathroom. When she went to the bathroom, she was cast by a JYP agent who followed her inside and persuaded her to come audition for the famous label. Within a year of training, she debuted as a member of miss A and the rest was history.