5 things female idols suffered through while they were trainees
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5 things female idols suffered through while they were trainees

The panel members of Idol Drama Operation Team all shared the various hardships they struggled through to become who they are now.

In a recent episode of KBSs web entertainment series, Idol Drama Operation Team, the female idol panel members all decided to share the struggles they experienced during their pre-debut days so that they could write a drama based on their real experiences.

Seulgi first revealed that she always felt insecure and unstable about becoming an idol, especially because she never knew when she would eventually be able to debut.

She also revealed that all the other trainees that had joined SM Entertainment with them had left except for Irene and herself, making their debut seem even more far away.

I.B.Is Sohee shared the story of her strange former agency, in that the general manager continuously made moves on her, and the CEO of the agency even forced them to work part-time at a Korean barbecue restaurant he owned.

D.ana revealed that her agency required all the trainees to weigh a specific weight by the end of each day, otherwise they wouldnt be allowed to go home.

Furthermore, the trainees were weighed at the end of every month, and if they weighed over a specific weight, the agency would terminate the trainees contracts. At one point, 10 out of 15 trainees had been cut from the agency because they failed to meet the agencys weight standards.

Oh My Girls YooA revealed that she was once so hungry that she secretly ate in the bathroom to avoid being caught by their agency staff.

Somi empathized with YooA as she also revealed one of the difficulties of being a trainee was not being able to eat whatever they wanted.

Somi then shared her story of how she was once eating udon with TWICEs Chaeyoung in the bathroom stalls, when a staff member suddenly opened the door and found them.

With these real experiences, the female idols of Idol Drama Operation Team are planning on writing the script for their own drama, Lets Walk on the Flowery Path (working title), which will star B1A4s Jinyoung as well as themselves.

Watch the segment below!