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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March 23, 2017
“Produce 101” Season 2, Third Person to Break Away
Produce 101 is having a third trainee quitting the program by one’s will.
There has been two people already, Kim SiHyun from Choon Entertainemnt and another person who quitted until Nam YoonSung from I. ONE Entertainment declared that he could no longer go on for his health issues.
Produce 101 Season 2 is already having three breakaways, although the first episode wasn’t even aired yet.
Some worry that the program will not be following the reputation of season 1, while the others, take is as not big deal, for there were breakaways on the first season as well.
Also, reasons for trainees’ quitting are diverse, where some believe that the program is being too harsh on them, while the others believe that they are scared of their past being revealed by the public as they get known.
Produce 101 is certainly a program with so much attentions as well as controversies as well.
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