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Sooyoung shares her debut story in Japan before Girls' Generation

By yckim124   Wednesday, May 17, 2017   52,187   5,581   11

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Girls' Generation's Sooyoung shared her debut story on 'Taxi'.


On the May 18 episode, Sooyoung revealed, "I actually debuted in Japan first. Not a lot of people know but there was a popular Japanese audition program titled Asayan's 'Korea Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition' similar to 'K-Pop Star' and 'Superstar K'." 


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She continued, "During the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, they were holding an audition for a South Korea/Japan idol group and I was selected. Out of the 15,000 contestants, I was the one to debut. I promoted for more than 3 years (as a member of Route θ)."


Check out Sooyoung as a member of Route θ below.




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lolhaha Monday, May 22, 2017

Lol that's why she's so good at speaking japanese

cmerle1 Thursday, May 18, 2017

Her sister looks like she did when she debuted in GG, a real resemblance there.

intricate Thursday, May 18, 2017

at the time she and BoA were roomies.. I wonder what that has been like for them!

iciviuja Thursday, May 18, 2017

i remembered watching the duo in some shows back then.. so when she debuted with GG i heard about this and it surprised me that one of the duo girls was her.. also that she's a BoA hoobae.. ^^ because i'm such a big fan of BoA's but never knew they were from the same company..

imbuttercup Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The song is good hahahhahah...i like it!

IMakeMyPoint Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Proud of her for winning that competition at such a young age, and debuting in a foreign country when she was only 13 years old, she had to speak and sing a foreign language, and learn the culture, and stay overseas. Brave and smart and hardworking, even at such a young age.  If anyone should be a role model for girls, she would be one.

VenusMiranda Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I knew it, but... I don't know... It seams so... out of place hahahah

youtuberrr Wednesday, May 17, 2017



skididdlepopper Wednesday, May 17, 2017

<3 <3 <3

dreamcatcher810 Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wow I had no idea about this one!!

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