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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, February 8, 2019

Yoo In Na opens up about debuting at an older age after 11 years of training



Yoo In Na opened up about her late debut. 

In an interview with 'High Cut,' Yoo In Na compared herself to her 'Touch Your Heart' character Oh Jin Shim, a celebrity who has abundant experience in acting but none in social life. 

Yoo In Na said, "I had a late debut. I was 28 years old. I lived as a non-celebrity for 11 years since I started training in 17, so I had a low self-consciousness about my celebrity status even after my debut. I felt sorry whenever someone asked me for an autograph, wondering if I'm allowed to be giving autographs like this. But I feel like things have balanced out now after 10 years since my debut. I feel like I've finally broken free from the timidness. Lately, I've also felt a bit regretful, wondering what it would've been like if I've debuted a little earlier. I've never thought this way but I guess I've settled now."

More of Yoo In Na's interview and photos can be found 'High Cut.'

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eager_beaver955 pts Friday, February 8, 2019 0
Friday, February 8, 2019

Eleven years... damn. Does this really mean that as long as a trainee is signed to an idol company, the company decides when she gets to debut, even when she gets older? That as long as you have the status of a trainee, you can't tell them that "now, I'm ready, I'm going to spread my wings and try to succeed", but instead you have to wait until they determined your readiness, as if trying to achieve enough trainee points and receive a degree in idolness? (Of course I understand that at any point they can quit the entertainment company, break the contract and suffer the financial penalty, and try to make it in music without a company like that.)



krell-1,182 pts Friday, February 8, 2019 0
Friday, February 8, 2019


I had NO IDEA that YOO IN NA had been a TRAINEE that way for 11 YEARS. Apparently, she was with 5 different K-pop Agencies over that 11 Years, but a DEBUT did NOT ever happen for her. That would be DIFFICULT to handle it, my guess. Have to say, I give CREDIT to YGe Agency to take her on as an ASPIRING ACTRESS at Age 27. One can see WHY that YOO IN NA and IU are GOOD friends. Quite a bit of DETERMINATION for success, do they share it. NOT saying that they are the only ones, a LOT are MOTIVATED but are NOT so fortunate. The 'debate' about 'who works hardest' in K-pop seems always 'not worthwhile' to me. Most ALL of the K-pop Idols are fairly MOTIVATED at one time or another.


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