She said, "I really liked [the idea of being] a singer. I used to look at pictures and stuff when I was little. I happened to see Girls' Generation when they were trainees. I was envious of that image. However, my parents were very against it. I went around by myself to audition."
She added, "I failed SM auditions 15 times. Afterwards, I tried out for JYP and was dropped again at the very end," surprising everybody.
Well, FNC Entertainment saw her potential and now she's a hit star, so all that hard work paid off! You can also see her mimic Yano Shiho and act cute in the videos below.