In a latest look on the truth present On & Off, BFFs Sejeong and TWICE‘s Jihyo revealed their experiences and regrets from their vastly completely different trainee days.
Former Gugudan member Sejeong and TWICE’s Jihyo have extra in widespread than simply extremely vocal prowess. The two stars are additionally very shut associates who deal with one another nicely, with Sejeong as soon as revealing that Jihyo traveled along with her to assist her out of a rut the place she felt like giving up.
Recently, the pair reunited on tvN‘s On & Off, where they spent time singing, dancing, cooking, and more. On top of having plenty of fun, they also sat down for a heart-to-heart in Sejeong’s attic room, the place the 2 revealed their trainee experiences.
One of the longest-standing trainees in Okay-Pop, Jihyo defined to Sejeong how she first joined JYP Entertainment in 2005, lengthy earlier than the corporate had even debuted hit second-generation teams like Wonder Girls and 2PM. At the time, Jihyo was shockingly simply eight years previous.
The primary vocalist went on to disclose that she has a number of regrets from her trainee years. The first, she defined, is that she appears like she wasn’t enthusiastic sufficient about her coaching. Given that she began coaching so younger, Jihyo admitted, she solely actually went to her vocal and dance classes as a result of she needed to, not as a result of she needed to.
[Training to be an idol] wasn’t one thing that I desperately needed to do. I wish I had been extra smitten by [the lessons].
On prime of that, Jihyo revealed that she needs she had extra time to spend along with her associates again then. Unlike common kids who spent most of their time enjoying and having enjoyable, Jihyo says she didn’t get to hang around with others a lot due to her coaching regime.
Sejeong, alternatively, had an nearly reverse expertise. “I’m actually thankful that I didn’t begin my training that soon,” Sejeong advised Jihyo on the present, on condition that she was already in her 20s when she joined Produce 101 underneath Jellyfish Entertainment.
I solely skilled for like a 12 months and a half earlier than making debut and I used to be in my 20s then.
That mentioned, she did expertise a small remorse as soon as whereas she was coaching. Since idols are anticipated to maintain up a clear picture after they debut, Sejeong realized she wouldn’t be capable of expertise going to a membership as soon as her trainee years have been over. “So, I went to a club once,” she defined.
However, whereas she did have “lots of fun” whereas she was there, the loud music had a longer-lasting impact than she anticipated. The subsequent day, Sejeong realized she couldn’t hear correctly—and naturally, it was a scary expertise.
I believed to myself, ‘What if I can’t do music anymore?’
Of course, we now know that every little thing turned out okay and Sejeong’s listening to got here again nicely. Ultimately, Sejeong is glad she went clubbing a handful of instances in her youth. She revealed that after attending to expertise it again then, she’s “no longer interested in going” now.
And, regardless of the difficulties of coaching and idol life, each stars shared that they’re proud of the place they’re right now. Jihyo advised Sejeong, “I think I’m very happy that I have a job that I enjoy,” including that she’s glad she’s glad along with her petition. Sejeong agreed, vowing to work tougher to attain extra sooner or later.