Although idols are usually known for their extremely long training periods before debut, there seem to be several exceptions! Here are 7 idols who debuted with either a few months or no training period at all.
1. BTS’s Jimin
BTS‘s Jimin attended Busan Art High School as a dance major when he auditioned and made it into Big Hit Entertainment. He trained for roughly 6 months before being the last one to join the group.
2. EXO’s Baekhyun
EXO‘s Baekhyun didn’t make it during auditions so began preparing for Music College where he got cast while practicing. He is known to have trained for around 7-8 months before joining the group. Although his training period was short, he was able to get along with the other members because of his easy-going personality.
3. EXO’s Chen
EXO‘s Chen joined SM Entertainment through a recommendation from his vocal coach. Baekhyun entered first with Chen joining just three days later. It took Baekhyun and Chen four months to get into the debut group for EXO.
4. miss A’s Suzy
miss A‘s Suzy applied for Superstar K but was denied. However, she caught the eyes of a JYP official and began as a trainee. She trained for 6 months before debuting as miss A.
5. KARA’s Goo Hara
Although originally planned to debut as Rainbow, a former member of KARA left the group, allowing Goo Hara to audition for that position and debut as KARA. Her training period was around 3 months.
6. Apink’s Eunji
Apink‘s Jung Eunji successfully made the audition that was recommended by her academy and trained for two months before making her debut.
7. Wonder Girls’ Yeeun
Wonder Girls‘ Yeeun made the auditions for JYP and joined the group right away with no training period.
Who are you most shocked about? Did you know that these idols trained this short before making their debut?