2009 Miss Korea Mi (title for 2nd runner-up) Lee Seul Gi recently revealed on the 5th’s broadcast of KBS 2TV Star Golden Bell that she almost became a member of SNSD. She went on to explain that without her parents’ knowledge, she auditioned for SM Entertainment, and won 1st place in the modeling category, which could have reserved a spot for her in SNSD.
It’s quite amazing to see how many candidates are considered before idol groups debut. We also know that T-ara’s Soyeon could have been an SNSD member. Does Lee Seul Gi ever wonder choosing between Miss Korea or SNSD?