KARA‘s Hur Youngji formally made her solo debut on September 12, releasing her first single album Toi Toi Toi.
To rejoice her solo debut, she sat down with former A’ST1 member and present soloist ONESTAR (often known as Lim Hanbyul) to debate Youngji’s present promotions and their trainee days.
An idols’ trainee days are sometimes stuffed with trials and tribulations, as aspiring singers are topic to lengthy hours and busy schedules, and infrequently share lodging in tight quarters whereas getting ready for the potential for turning into the subsequent high globl Ok-Pop star.
A’ST1 was a multinational group beneath DSP Media that debuted in 2008 and disbanded a 12 months later. As Youngji is presently managed by DSP Media, the 2 artists in contrast their experiences as trainees, revealing the tough circumstances they confronted earlier than their debut.
Youngji joined KARA in 2014, seven years into the group’s profession. Due to this, she didn’t expertise DSP Media’s previous firm constructing in Cheongdam, so ONESTAR crammed her in on the expertise.
ONESTAR revealed that he must clear the Cheongdam constructing apply rooms, which had been stuffed with mildew that was unattainable to eradicate.
Youngji added that current-day trainees don’t clear apply rooms anymore, and she or he believed the duty ended along with her technology, revealing that she additionally cleaned apply rooms as a trainee.
ONESTAR continued, saying he was even requested to hold a full refill container for a water dispenser and maintain it for half-hour for an unknown purpose.
Youngji added that she and her fellow DSP Media trainees had been instructed to “discuss like troopers.” She revealed that when folks visited the corporate, they usually requested the trainees in the event that they “got here from the military” as a result of they had been so “nervous and stiff.”
Youngji joked that now, due to her solo debut, she’s a Fifth-generation Ok-Pop idol and isn’t required to wash apply rooms.
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