Alongside chief director Stella, Yoon Jin Hee has been serving to to coach idols in dance and vocals at MU:Academy for years. Over the years, they’ve skilled among the largest stars of at the moment, together with members of WINNER, Stray Kids, MONSTA X, OH MY GIRL, MOMOLAND, fromis_9, and extra. But whereas these former trainees have gone on to turn into stars, they didn’t have a simple journey. In truth, Yoon Jin Hee revealed that a number of idols as soon as acquired very harsh suggestions from corporations.
In an interview with Doyouram, Stella and Yoon Jin Hee have been requested if they’d any memorable anecdotes from their time coaching future idols. The very first thing that got here to thoughts was the criticism as soon as confronted by two of their trainees: ONF‘s E-Tion…
… and MOMOLAND‘s Hyebin.
When E-Tion and Hyebin first got here to MU:Academy, Yoon defined, employees from K-Pop corporations have been very harsh. The director recollects them saying, “Those kids won’t make it.” While Yoon Jin Hee admits that it’s all down to non-public opinion, he was stunned to listen to such destructive suggestions.
I assumed we may positively flip them into nice idols and that they’d potential.
— Yoon Jin Hee
Thankfully, these disagreeable feedback “lit a fire” within the director, making him much more decided to assist E-Tion and Hyebin obtain their objectives. While E-Tion was initially “poorly skilled, really shy, and [lacking] many qualities” in line with Yoon Jin Hee, you’d by no means consider that at the moment when he stands on stage as ONF’s lead vocalist.
And, after all, the identical goes for Hyebin, who’s now the chief of MOMOLAND and killing it as a rapper and vocalist. Thankfully, these idols haven’t let harsh companies deter them. “Now, those two have made a debut and are now doing great in the K-Pop scene,” agrees Yoon Jin Hee, making their path significantly memorable.