Red Velvet‘s Seulgi was already tiny before her debut when she was told that she needed to lose even more weight in order to debut.
On an episode of SBS‘s fashion talk show Style Follow, Red Velvet’s Seulgi revealed that she was told by SM Entertainment that she had to lose more weight to debut.
In order to lose more weight from her already petite frame, she had no choice but to not eat and only drink soy milk as a substitute for food.
“I basically starved myself. I only drank one pack of soy milk when I couldn’t stand the hunger anymore.”
— Red Velvet’s Seulgi
This extreme diet resulted in Seulgi losing 2 kilograms by the time she debuted.
What’s hard to understand, however, is that she already looked extremely thin in her pre-debut release pictures.
These pictures show what she looked like when she was told to lose weight: