Actress Honey Lee (also a former Miss Korea) appeared on the October 16 installment of SBS's 'One Night of TV Entertainment' to answer questions in a speed interview.
Surprisingly, one question asked, "Honey Lee almost became a member of 2NE1?"
She neither confirmed nor denied this claim. However, she did explain that she really loved to dance and sing since middle school so she went to a YG audition and became a trainee for about a year. Amusingly, she said she would go to college to play the traditional instrument gayageum very modestly and then would transform when she got to the dance practice room.
Perhaps if she had stayed as a trainee for a longer time, she might have indeed made the group.
Check out the above video at about 3:20 to see for yourself!