On the March 19 airing of KBS2's 'Hello Counselor', Wanna One's Ong Seung Wu, Hwang Min Hyun, and Kim Jae Hwan joined as the guests.
One contestant of the show shared concerns about his younger sister, who wants to become a model but doesn't try at all. While in the discussion about this issue, the MCs asked the idol stars about the hardships they faced while working toward their dreams.
Hwang Min Hyun said, "I started dreaming of becoming a celebrity in middle school" and added, "Appearing on an audition program was desperateness itself. We wanted to become Wanna One so bad that I practiced while only sleeping 1 hour (per day) during the 6 months."
Next, Ong Seung Wu said, "It's been 10 years since I started dreaming of becoming a celebrity. I've worked hard and also played hard before. Out of all, I think confidence and self-esteem are the most important. Of course, there were times when I felt discouraged and ashamed but I had hope thinking, 'I'll succeed. I'll do big'."
Kim Jae Hwan also said, "During college, I really wanted to sing but it wasn't easy. I had to work part-time. I worked hard and with the money I made, I rented a practice room and practiced."