MAMAMOO Reveals The Harsh Realities Of K-Pop Idols’ Lives Before They Become Famous

On a recent livestream, MAMAMOO revealed their most treasured (and grossest) memories of living together as trainees.

Solar revealed that in their first dorm, they had terrifying visitors.

“Our rooftop room was on the 5th floor. There was a lot of restaurants on the bottom floors, so the cockroaches were huge!”

— MAMAMOO’s Solar

And Moonbyul pointed out the harsh weather conditions that they faced.

“When it’s hot outside, the room also gets incredibly hot, because the sunlight comes directly into the room.”

— MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul

Wheein was fortunate enough to live with her aunt, but she visited a few times.

“I visited a couple of times, and the sanitary conditions were concerning.”

— MAMAMOO’s Wheein

Even though the girls faced difficult living situations as trainees, they credit their success to their rooftop dorm.

“It helped us to learn the importance of money.”

— MAMAMOO’s Solar

And at the end of the day, they treasure their hardships as a precious memory!

“But we had fun during that time. I’m glad we have the memories we made at the rooftop.”

— MAMAMOO’s Solar

MAMAMOO ended their trip down memory lane on a humble and positive note!