Posted by Germaine-Jay Thursday, February 11, 2021

Former Boyfriend member Minwoo talks about the stress of monthly evaluations for trainees


Former Boyfriend member Minwoo opened up about the stress of monthly evaluations for trainees.

In Minwoo's latest Youtube video, the former idol talks about the life of an idol trainee and the steps to an official debut. He discussed how his former label Starship Entertainment only had a few trainees at first as it was a relatively small agency, but soon more trainees joined, which caused fiercer competition. 

Minwoo then described monthly evaluations or "tests," saying, "There's a thing called a 'monthly test' every month. At each monthly test, the heads of the company decide who to put in a group or which concept the group should go for. Your debut depends on the monthly test, so everyone works really hard." He continued, "During the monthly test, some of the trainees drop out and some just quit and leave because of the stress and difficulty."

Watch Minwoo's full video above, and make sure to turn on the English captions.

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streamingisfake1,554 pts Thursday, February 11, 2021 0
Thursday, February 11, 2021

For sure not easy but that's not only in the Entertainment. Modern life is a very stressful one because of the competition. Sometimes, even working hard is not enough to meet your goal



david68-3 pts Thursday, February 11, 2021 0
Thursday, February 11, 2021

I always find these testimonies very interesting. I really like to know how trainees deal with the extreme competitive and tough training/selection. Are they treated fairly and with respect? Aren't they suffering too much? It's normal that there have to be high standards for performance. But they could be treated too much like commercial products too(?) I hope for those who don't succeed, that they still learned good things from the experience. To train for a long time only to fail and never debute can be a tough but still useful experience in life, I think. But you need to be able to take care of your health always too.



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