The celebrities that used to be trainees and were prepared to debut with 2NE1 in the 2010s.
Many celebrities had originally been idol trainees before they turned to acting.
Today, I would like to introduce to you 3 female celebrities who once surprised everyone by revealing that they almost debuted as members of 2NE1, one of the most popular girl groups in the 2010s.
People who have seen the advertisement song “Lollipop” for LG Electronics CYON will never forget 2NE1.
With this addictive collaboration song with Big Bang, 2NE1 made the weird pineapple hairstyle famous and became popular for being called “Big Bang’s female version” even before their debut.
Unlike other girl groups who followed innocent, sexy, and cute concepts, 2NE1 made themselves outstanding with hip-hop and reggae hit songs, such as “Fire”, “I Don’t Care”, “Can’t Nobody”, and “Go Away”. Therefore, they gradually became one of the top girl groups in KPOP.
However, only a few people know that Miss Korea – actress Lee Ha Nee, almost joined this unique girl group.
During the trainee days, she went to her university in the morning and returned to practice with 2NE1’s members in the afternoon. In particular, she had trained with Park Bom and Gong Minzy for more than a year.
Big Bang’s T.O.P once saw her and commented, “Why would you make music with this appearance?”. This proved that she had owned such a stunning visual since her trainee days.
Holding an outstanding outlook, she was elected as the 50th Miss Korea and later made her debut in the entertainment industry.
In 2010, she appeared on SBS’s variety show “Strong Heart” and revealed that she almost debuted with a 4-member female dance group, attracting great attention.
At that time, the only 4-member girl group that had just debuted under YG was 2NE1. Therefore, although she didn’t point out which 4-member girl group was, netizens predicted that she was a trainee for the debut project of 2NE1.
Moreover, she revealed that she became a trainee at the age of 17 and also admitted that she was a big fan of 2NE1. As a result, people could easily understand that she was to debut in 2NE1.
During a broadcast, Park Bom once shared that she joined YG in 2005. She formed a trio with Goo Hye Sun and Sandara Park, and they trained together for a long time.
Sitting next to Park Bom, Goo Hye Sun was startled by her story. However, it seemed like Sandara Park nodded her head and agreed with Park Bom’s words. Depending on Sandara Park’s expressions, people believed that Goo Hye Sun was actually one of the original members of 2NE1.
Goo Hye Sun attended various acting classes during her trainee days to overcome her fear of being on stage. Then Yang Hyun Suk, former CEO of YG, recommended that she should become an actress.
Meanwhile, the 3 girls who almost debuted in 2NE1 now have become actresses. They have done many activities in the entertainment industry and achieved great success.
Lee Ha Nee earned the ‘10-million actor’ title through the movie “Extreme Job”. Most recently, she will appear in an SBS’s Friday-Saturday drama called “One The Women”, playing the roles of Cho Yeon Joo and Kang Mina. This is the first time that she plays a double role.
Apart from acting, Yoo In Na is a talented radio DJ and MC and she often shows off her excellent speech. Once again, she is going to be a commentary host for a streaming content on Youtube.
Goo Hye Sun has achieved great success in art. She is called an “arttainer” due to her talent in both music and art exhibits. Being a film director, she recently presented her 9th movie, “Dark Yellow”, at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival.