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Posted by alim17 Friday, February 7, 2014

Jaekyung reveals she also turned down an offer to join SM Entertainment

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Yesterday, it was revealed that Rainbow's Jaekyung took part in filming for KBS 2TV's 'Full House' and told a story about how she originally was going to be a member of KARA.  However, as the episode aired today, she further revealed that not only was she offered to be in KARA but she was also offered to join SM Entertainment, hinting at the possibility that she may have joined Girls' Generation.  


Jaekyung said, "When I became a trainee at my agency ten years ago, I almost became a KARA member.  However, the agency said, 'KARA's going to go for a cute image, so let's make a new team.'  That is why I continued practicing.  When I was getting tired of it, the time to recruit KARA members came.  At that time, the agency said, 'You want to debut in KARA by any chance?  Then, you could debut right away.' It was tempting, but I turned it down because I thought I would be happy with my Rainbow members."


SEE ALSO: Rainbow's Jaekyung reveals she declined the offer to debut as a member of KARA



Jaekyung continued, "No one knows this, but truthfully, I was contacted by SM Entertainment, too.  I also turned them down.  And then two months later, Girls' Generation made their debut," surprising everyone.


She was asked if she ever felt envy towards her label mate KARA.  She replied, "Truthfully, I was a bit envious when KARA became a Hallyu icon."  


Do you think Jaekyung made the right choice to stay with Rainbow?



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