5 K-Pop Idols Who Were Popular Already Since Their Trainee Days

5 K-Pop Idols Who Were Popular Already Since Their Trainee Days

Number 1 was even called a “legendary trainee”.

While a lot K-Pop idols get famous as soon as they debut, some K-Pop idols were quite popular when they were trainees. Some idols were even popular among other trainees in their companies. Here are 5 K-Pop idols who were popular trainees in their companies.

1. Yeonjun (TXT)

When Yeonjun was a trainee, he had quite the reputation since he excelled in singing, dancing, and rapping. Also, Yeonjun never lost first place in a monthly evaluation test!

Due to this, Yeonjun was labeled as “Big Hit’s Legendary Trainee”.

Here’s the full video below!


Caroline Suh, the director of BLACKPINK’s Netflix documentary, BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, spoke on Lisa’s bright personality in an interview.

"Lisa’s personality is amazing. All the members appreciated Lisa and they all lit up when talking about Lisa. Lisa seemed to be someone who makes everyone feel good."

Also, the other BLACKPINK members shared with Caroline Suh that Lisa was quite the top in trainee lines, as she aced pretty much everything and got A score for every subject that they had to study.

"And the members mentioned that Lisa aced everything back when they were trainees. She’s humorous and she knows how to not take herself too seriously. So even after having become a huge star, she likes to joke around. She has one chill personality."

3. Mina (TWICE)

A former JYP Entertainment trainee once spoke about TWICE and revealed that Mina was quite popular among male trainees due to her visuals. However, Mina never acted arrogantly or bragged about this.

4/5. Seungyoon & Seunghoon (WINNER)

Before their debut with WINNER, Seungyoon and Seunghoon both were contestants on survival programs. Seungyoon was a contestant on Superstar K2, where he finished in fourth place.

Not only that, but Seungyoon also debuted as a solo artist before he debuted as a member of WINNER.

Seunghoon was a contestant on the first season of K-Pop Star, and similar to Seungyoon, he finished in fourth place.

These two eventually participated in the survival program WIN : WHO IS NEXT, which is the program that created WINNER. In this show, it was highlighted how tough it was going to be for “Team B” to beat “Team A”, as both Seungyoon and Seunghoon were members of “Team A”.

Here’s the full video below!


Korean Style Consultant Explained The Reason Behind Lisa’s Commitment To Bangs

Many people who are insecure about their large foreheads cut bangs to cover them up. However, RareLee insists that that’s certainly not the case for Lisa. On the rare occasion the main dancer has been seen with her bangs brushed aside, it’s clear her forehead is the perfect size.

Instead, the style consultant explained that Lisa’s preference for bangs is down to a completely different facial feature: her eyes. The BLACKPINK star is known for her beautifully big and round eyes, which have earned her the nickname “Living Doll”.

However, there’s something else that’s particularly unique about them—the gap between Lisa’s eyebrows and her eyes is quite short. According to RareLee, a longer distance between the eyes and eyebrows creates a “soft and serene” look. A shorter distance, on the other hand, creates a charismatic, “boyish” charm.

The style consultant went on to explain that full bangs obscure the distance between Lisa’s eyes and eyebrows. This accentuates the doll-like image she’s known for, creating a perfectly chic and sweet aura.

If Lisa was to brush her bangs aside, her image would become stronger and more sexy—especially when you take her arched, dense eyebrows into account. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with a sexy vibe, it appears that Lisa prefers the lovely and soft look that full bangs bring.

Perhaps she likes it better when all her sexiness comes from her incredible dance talent!

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