NCT’s Sungchan Opens Up On Going From A Trainee To Debuting In NCT

He worked so hard for dreams!

It was not too long ago that NCT’s Sungchan debuted in the group, yet, he’s already managed to feature in a solo pictorial and interview with Allure Korea! He truly is something else! In his interview, Sungchan discussed his time as a trainee to debuting in the notorious group.

In his interview, Sungchan discussed his feelings about participating in this solo interview away from his several members.

Q: It’s the first time for a solo pictorial and an interview for the first time. How do you feel when you finish filming and do an interview?

I always think that I should do well when I am with the members, but I thought I should do even better because Dr. G chose me today. It wasn’t long since I debuted, but because I had a great opportunity to take a pictorial by myself, I said that I should do well.

— Sungchan


Sungchan then shared that he felt he still has a long way to grow as an idol and stated that he’s “Lacking a lot now.”

Q: Everyone is curious about Sungchan. Sungchan, who is it?

I think I am a person who is lacking a lot now. (Laughs) Still, a person who continues to develop. Today’s shooting seems to be more advanced than when I first filmed.

— Sungchan

Sungchan then opened up about his time going from a trainee to finally debuting as an idol! Not only did Sungchan get to debut as an idol, but into one of the current biggest groups in K-Pop! Of course with that comes some pressure.

Q: A trainee’s dream is his debut, your first dream came true with your NCT debut last year. How did you feel when you first heard about your debut?

I couldn’t believe it. It is difficult to express in other words. My mom loved it so much, and my trainee friends also congratulated me a lot. Debuting was also a dream, but I also thought that my debut is not the end but just the beginning. Now that i’ve joined NCT, I want to become a valuable person who can raise the status of the team called NCT. I want to be recognized in many ways.

— Sungchan

The trainee’s efforts are not well known to the world. What have you been trying to do during your time as a trainee?

I’ve been a trainee for about 4 years. At first, I was almost the age of the youngest, but after about 3-4 years, I was the oldest. There were times when it was mentally difficult.

— Sungchan

Q: Last year, for the second full album, all members of NCT promoted at the same time. How did it feel to be a part of such a big project as soon as you debuted? They say, in terms of corporate settings, that it’s better for rookies to go through a big project as early as possible.

Well, the hyungs all had experience because they debuted years ago. But I had zero knowledge. So I learned a lot from them coaching me along the way. I don’t think I would have picked up as much if I debuted with a completely new team. But with the hyungs guiding me, I was definitely able to understand things faster. This being my first time though, I do wish I could have done better. Next promotion, I’m going to try even harder so I’m a hundred percent satisfied with my work.

— Sungchan

Next, Sungchan was asked what he wasn’t used to before but has now grown accustomed to! He mentioned being a part of a huge group as something that took some getting used to.

Q: Some of the new things you’ve gotten used to?

Twenty-three people together. When we are on stage together, we don’t have to take a break when waiting. There is no time to keep talking or to get bored. Now the atmosphere is familiar.

— Sungchan

Sungchan then expressed the sadness he endures due to not being able to see his fans since debuting. Because of COVID-19, meeting fans face to face has become unsafe, so you can only imagine how hard it is to debut during this scary time.

I won first place with no fans at all. I have never met fans before. I had a fan signing event and a concert over video calls, but in reality I have never met them. So I don’t even feel that I debuted. Because there are no people who recognize me and I have never seen fans in person (laughs).

— Sungchan

He continued and conveyed that he hopes that he can meet his fans this year!

I definitely want to meet you this year. During the SMtown online concert, I asked my hyungs, and they said that they had a different feeling from having fans.

— Sungchan

Hopefully, the world will become a safer place soon so that Sungchan and NCTzens can officially meet in person!

Source: Allure Korea