Song Min Ho talked about the hardships he had on the way to becoming a WINNER member.
When asked how long he'd been a trainee, he responded, "Starting from when I was 17. I went into a trash label. I lived in a basement with cockroaches and only had tofu for meals."
Nam Tae Hyun also said, "I went to an audition every day from when i was 16. I had part-time work at the gas station, at the convenience store, and as a waiter. I even worked in storage for delivery companies."