Kim Yohan Opens Up About How His Personality Changed After “Produce X 101”

Kim Yohan’s been through a lot already.

On a recent episode of MBC‘s Radio Star, Kim Yohan opened up about how his personality changed after appearing in Mnet‘s Produce X 101.

Kim Yohan shared that he appeared on the show with next to no experience.

I went on the show not knowing anything about the entertainment industry. And when I appeared on Produce X 101, I received a lot of love.

— Kim Yohan

But his experience wasn’t all peachy.

As it is for many people on the show, as much as I was popular, I was hit with many malicious comments as well. And as a result, it became very stressful.

— Kim Yohan

And it affected his personality in his day-to-day life.

When I went outside, I started thinking that everyone I ran into would cuss me out. I didn’t have the celebrity disease or anything. I just wanted to hide.

— Kim Yohan

That’s when he realized that such experiences could lead to anxiety later down the line.

As soon as I started becoming anxious, I realized that was one of the early symptoms of anxiety disorder. So I made an effort to try to overcome it.

— Kim Yohan


Fellow guest on the show, HyunA sympathized with Kim Yohan’s confession as she has been through similar experiences.

When I see ‘hoobaes’ who work so hard, I feel for them. It makes me want to cheer them on.

— HyunA

Kim Yohan debuted through X1 following his appearance on Mnet’s Produce X 101, but due to controversies surrounding the show’s voting manipulation, the group disbanded.

Kim Yohan is now preparing to debut through WEi, and he is set to make his acting debut through KBS‘s School 2020.

Source: Insight