5 Idols You Probably Never Knew Were SM Entertainment Trainees

All of these idols once trained at SM Entertainment.

These 5 famous idols are currently actively promoting with their respective agencies but they were all once trainees of SM Entertainment!

1.G-Dragon

G-Dragon participated in a dance competition when he was 13 years old where he caught the attention of Lee Soo Man. He is said to have been an SM trainee for 5 years before falling into hip-hop through the group Wu-Tang Clan and changing his path to becoming a rapper.

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He was recruited by Yang Hyun Suk at the hip-hop academy he was attending and left SM Entertainment in 2002 to join YG Entertainment where he debuted as a member of BIGBANG.

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2. Park Jihoon

On his application for Produce 101, Park Jihoon indicated SM Entertainment and Fantagio Entertainment in the “Former Agency” section.

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Some fans believe he could have debuted as a member of NCT if he had stayed with SM Entertainment!

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3. Gong Seung Yeon

Before debuting as an actress, Gong Seung Yeon was ranked No.1 for Best Looks at the SM Young Adult Best Competition and trained at SM to become a singer.

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At the time, she trained along with the current Red Velvet members.

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4. Lee Hyori

Lee Hyori was recruited by SM Entertainment through H.O.T‘s manager back in 1999. She was supposed to debut with a girl group SM was planning at the time, but quit training due to personal circumstances.

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Staff members claim that Lee Hyori would have obviously debuted as a member of S.E.S if she were to have stayed at SM Entertainment.

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5. Kwon Sun Il (Urban Zakapa)

Kwon Sun Il won a singing competition hosted by SM Entertainment when he was in 6th grade of elementary school and trained at the agency for 3 years.

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He is known to have trained alongside Super Junior, TVXQ and Girls’ Generation.

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Source: Dispatch
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