YG Reveals How Much It Costs To Nurture A Trainee In A Year
On November 16th, YG’s new survival program “YG Treasure Box” was aired on V-Live and fans could also watch the episode on YouTube too.
Through its first episode, viewers were able to see how the trainees practice day to day and also get to learn more about how the casting system works.
Another moment which caused many to be alarmed is definitely the part when the casting staff revealed how much it costs for YG to invest in one trainee in a year.
It turns out that it costs at least 100 million won for one trainee in a year!
The amount includes the basic meals, transportation, English and Japanese lessons, acting classes, discussion classes and also health training.
With that being said, the longer one trainee trains, the more it costs YG to invest in them.
Trainee Choi HyunSeok from YG Treasure A has practiced for about 3 years and just by thinking the amount of money he has to return in the future caused him to sigh.
Netizens who had watched the first episode could not help but mentioned how they are beginning to understand how little idols earn when they first debuted. They also wish the trainees in the show all the best for the future.
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