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Top idols that JYP Entertainment missed out on

By jubilantj   Monday, May 30, 2016   409,192   39,630   0



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J.Y. Park is known for having a keen eye for talent...or so he claims. 

The JYP head has stated more times than we can count that all the artists that he kept a close eye on went on to hit it big in the entertainment industry. What he claims is sort of true because many of the aspiring celebs that had tried out for the label are now some of the biggest stars in K-Pop.  

Though J.Y. Park claims to be skilled in recognizing talent, when it came to keeping said talent, well, let's just say he missed out on many opportunities. I think what he meant to say is that all the stars he saw no potential for actually did have the potential; he just didn't see it at the time. 

Some names may already by popping into your head...but for the comprehensive list of talent that J.Y. Park missed out on, scroll on down! 

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Hani may be livin' high on the hog as a member of one of the trendiest K-Pop girl groups, but she had actually been kicked to the curb by JYP. The idol claims that even though she was set to debut with SISTAR's HyorinBESTie's and Uji, and SECRET's Ji Eun, ultimately, the label did not see any potential in her. Luckily for Hani, EXID skyrocketed to fame not too long after their debut! ...not so lucky for J.Y. Park though...


B2ST's Doojoon could actually have debuted under 2AM or 2PM. It's hard to believe now, but he had filmed a reality program with the would-be 2AM and 2PM members; unfortunately, he was eliminated and he ended up joining Cube instead. 


J.Y. Park probably rues the day that he didn't accept ChoA when she auditioned to join the company long ago...well, maybe not rue but possibly regret a little. ChoA had made a round of all the big name labels including SM and JYP before she was accepted into FNC, debuting under a girl group that is now one of the most popular in K-Pop!


It was a sad day for JYP when he missed out on a chance to sign IU. The singer, who is now one of the most popular female solo acts in K-Pop, reportedly auditioned at JYP not once but multiple times! Alas, the label rejected her every time she tried out but luckily for the singer, she was able to land deal with Loen.


Junghwa is yet another EXID member who had trained under JYP. However, the idol didn't stay on with the label, as she was kicked out, or so she said on a past episode of 'Quiz to Change the World.' Kim Gu Ra had quipped on J.Y. Park's poor eyesight, implying that he clearly missed out on an opportunity when he let Junghwa go. 


Hyorin is another starlet that J.Y. Park let escape from his clutches. As you already know, Hyorin is part of SISTAR, Starship's most popular girl group and well-known among the K-Pop audience. You can't talk about K-Pop without throwing SISTAR somewhere into the discussion. J.Y. Park may not have seen Hyorin's potential but Starship definitely did!


Seriously?? J.Y. Park missed CL??? *sighhh* Jo Kwon jokingly stated on a past episode of 'Radio Star' that the reason for letting CL go is "one of the many mysteries at the [JYP] office." And it shall forever remain a mystery....


Hara had tried out for an audition at JYP, but unfortunately, she lost in the final round. Whoever judged the final round at the time must have not felt Hara's full potential, resulting in another loss for J.Y. Park. 

Ji Eun

SECRET's Ji Eun was yet another aspiring idol who hoped to debut under JYP but ended up debuting at another label instead. She was one of the four girls, including Hani, Hyorin, and Uji, to form a girl group called 'Little Big Mama.' However, due to various complications, the group never even debuted.

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FragleDagle Monday, June 26, 2017

Bruh, Jieun and Choa life!

bufallobiff Sunday, June 25, 2017

Seeing that most of those ladies, except IU aren't really happening lately, I don't think he did so badly.....

slebony Sunday, June 25, 2017

I mean yes, JYP may have missed out, but you never know. If they've stayed with JYP, maybe they would not be famous right now. Sometimes everything happens for a reason.

sehunniebun Sunday, June 25, 2017

Too bad they missed Choa and Jieun. CL just yells on stage they didn't miss anything. I do love 2NE1 tho Minzy was way better than CL. She could actually rap and sing.  Hara can't even sing so I see why she didn't make it.

themightymoron Sunday, June 25, 2017

if anybody would turn down hyorin, it was not about vocal department but the look department. how's that sounds?

scoops Saturday, September 3, 2016

it's good that cl wasn't under jyp thou tbh cl doesn't fit their.. songs? idk what to say it as. she's good under yg so i don't rlly blame him- and iu could be fine there- im just talking about the ones i want to btw - i think choa is good in aoa (:

elikaajj Sunday, August 21, 2016

The thing is that JYP didnt miss anything they were not JYP's style so they decided to debut under other companys this is why they are popular now and JYP has his own popular idols and they stayed there becouse they match JYP!

shinx21 Saturday, August 20, 2016

it would be different tho' if they debuted under JYP

big_kpop_lovers Saturday, August 20, 2016

I'm tired about this kind of article, I'm a JYPstan since 2008 and you may doesn't have any idea [or you may know better] how much I find this kind of article ! clckckkc sadly, my respond about this will be the same, that JYPE may missed them out ....but if you it again, they got more shining in their own way, not to mention but maybe if they stay with JYPE they will be not that shining than other JYPE talents [or vice versa] and also, if you became their trainee [not only in JYPE] its quite normal if you got debut in/at different label or company, and of course bc of this kind situation I got to know idols/talented people from other company and not only JYPE.[sorry for my bad english, I just try to tell my opinion. thats it]

Luxorris Saturday, August 20, 2016

If they stayed at JYP they would be completly different, so JYP missed NOTHING. CL is CL bc is overrated and bc is in YG, Hyorin is Hyorin bc she's in STARSHIP, Hani is Hani bc...well Hani is just Hani. If these artist would debut under JYP they would be ''someone else'' and maybe even unsuccesful or not so well known. We don't know.

SkepticPop1 Luxorris Saturday, August 20, 2016

CL is overrated?? *sigh*

Tainantiger SkepticPop1 Saturday, August 20, 2016

She can't sing...she's over rated

SkepticPop1 Tainantiger Saturday, August 20, 2016

LOL She's a rapper (mostly) you're bashing is invalid idiot.

Klye7 SkepticPop1 Friday, September 2, 2016

Exactly but CL can also sing. I think the point of the article was really just questioning JYP's eye for talent honestly.

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