Record label JYP Entertainment or JYPE has a long history of success in K-Pop. Their idols have undoubtedly inspired many people to become trainees in the hopes of one day becoming a singer.
Some of those aspiring trainees have since grown up and debuted themselves! That includes NMIXX‘s lovable eldest member and vocalist, Lily!
Any of JYPE’s singers could have motivated her since their pedigree goes way back to the late 1990s. Maybe it was the K-Pop legend Rain, who made his first comeback with the company in 2002, the same year Lily was born!
It could have also been one of JYPE’s girl groups, like miss A.
Or perhaps it was one of the groups whose members are closer to her age, like TWICE, ITZY, or Stray Kids.
Surprisingly, it’s none of them!
In a fan-led question parade hosted by hello82, Lily was asked, “When was the moment you realized that you wanted to become a K-Pop idol?”
Lily’s answer brought a squeal out of her fan! “When I went to a 2PM sunbaenim concert when I was a trainee, and I was really emotional. Yeah, it made me feel so good, and I wanted to do that too. So, yeah!”
Although Lily was already a trainee by that time, 2PM may have been the group to inspire her to keep pushing and eventually debut with NMIXX!
It just goes to show how far-reaching the influence of K-Pop has become.
Hopefully, more trainees will be encouraged to pursue their dreams!
Watch the whole question parade featuring NMIXX below.