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'The List 2016' highlights 8 actors and actresses who used to be idol trainees!

By beansss   Tuesday, October 25, 2016   85,450   7,529   0



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On the October 24 airing of tvN's 'The List 2016', the show highlighted some of today's top actors and actress in the K-entertainment industry, who used to be idol trainees!

SEE ALSO: Park Shin Hye to cameo in 'Temperature of Love'

#8 was no surprise to fans of K-entertainment: Goo Hye Sun! She used to be a trainee under SM Entertainment, before switching over to DSP Media and preparing to debut in a girl group called Ria. But that didn't work out; afterward, she went under YG Entertainment, her current label, and could have debuted as a member of 2NE1! Ultimately, she ended up debuting as an actress whom we love and adore!


#7 turned out to be trending heartthrob Park Bo Gum! The actor, who has a deep interest in music as well as acting, sent demo clips to all major entertainment companies including SM, YG, and JYP, and received love calls from many of them, but in the end, debuted as a actor under his current label.   


#6 is another familiar name: Min Hyo Rin! The actress recently got to fulfill her childhood dream of being an idol on 'Unnies' Slamdunk' with the help of her label CEO J.Y. Park. She also has experience promoting as a solo singer, about 9 years ago. 


At #5 is Kim Sun Ah, who also used to be a JYP trainee! Supposedly, Kim Sun Ah was meant to debut with g.o.d, which would have meant the group would have been a co-ed group! 


#4 is none other than model-turned-actor Lee Jong Suk! He put a halt to his modeling career at the age of 20 in hopes of becoming an actor, but the label he'd decided to join at the time had prepared a boy group called REAL. Although he was meant to have debuted as the maknae rapper in REAL, differences between him and his group members resulted in him leaving the company, then making his acting debut through 'Secret Garden'. 


#3 is Soo Ae, who started off as a fashion model in 2000. Her and her group of fashion model friends received an offer to form an idol group, and she spent 6 months preparing to debut in a 4-member girl group, but ultimately received better offers to debut as a actress. 


#2 is the lovely Park Shin Hye! The actress actually intended debut as a solo singer much like BoA, and even received Epik High's "Fly" as her debut song during her trainee days. The song was ultimately turned down, and she decided that acting suited her better!


Finally, #1 is top actor Won Bin! It turned out, the actor received vocal training during his high school days and auditioned to be a part of H.O.T! He failed due to the fact that his soft visuals did not match H.O.T's then strong image, and received casting offers to become an actor soon after. 

  1. Park Shin Hye
  2. Lee Jong Suk
  3. Won Bin
  4. Goo Hye Sun
  5. Min Hyo Rin
  6. Soo Ae
  7. Kim Sun Ah
  8. Park Bo Gum
  9. the list

Haneefah Tuesday, October 25, 2016

omg when I first read that hye sun could have been in one of my fav gg 2ne1 im just like ... WOAH '-' I mean.. I cant really see her as a member but I do really love her as an actress ♥♥ though I am curious as to how it would have been..

riae158 Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lee Jong Suk as the maknae rapper just sounds so weird to me XD

crazyft Tuesday, October 25, 2016

i didnt watch Unnies slam dunk but seriosly why did they blur Tiffany's face ?and i really want to see JongSuk oppa singing

SIAFRUM Tuesday, October 25, 2016

won bin as kpop singer..that was beyond my imagination..but still he is one of the top actor out there..

ilikeJB Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Won Bin as an idol is just... No. He's meant to be an actor.

RAS33 Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I thought Lee Jong Suk always wanted to be an actor but apperently his company, I think SME lied to make him an idol so he left?

chythong Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lee Jong suk as a maknae rapper haha. That would have been interesting.

myheartis_OMG chythong Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ikr, I want to visit an alternate universe where this actually happened.

LovelySerenity Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I did not know at all about Park Shin Hye but I definitely knew about Goo Hye Sun! I wonder how things would've turned out if she had become an idol instead! Hmm maybe she wouldn't have been Jandi in Boys Over Flowers :O

federick Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I would love to see No Gum conquering the stage, but I really in love with his dramas and acting skills

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