Red Velvet’s Seulgi, famous for her kind personality, could not scold her juniors even when she was a trainee.
Every K-pop idol makes their debut after going through intense trainee days. There are idols who became sensitive as they went through a trainee life with no promise of when they would get to debut. Also, a so-called “military discipline culture” occurs because middle and high school students gather and live together all day.
TXT’s Soobin once revealed on the YouTube show “No Prepare” that there was a strict hierarchy when he was a trainee. He recalled having to treat senior trainees with respect even when he was only one year apart from them in age.
However, in the case of Red Velvet’s Seulgi, she couldn’t get properly angry at the junior trainees because of her sweet and kind personality.
During her recent guest appearance on the YouTube web entertainment “Neighborhood Star K2” released on October 8th, Seulgi chatted with MC Jonathan and talked about her trainee days.
Seulgi was a trainee at SM Entertainment for nearly 7 years. She said, “I trained for many years. So when I debuted, I was the one who was the most experienced.”
There was one time when Seulgi got mad because there were some trainees who were slacking off. Seulgi thought she should tell them, “If you guys act like this, you won’t be able to debut. This is the most important time in your life.”
However, because Seulgi is soft-hearted, her heart weakened when she became angry at the trainees. She ended up crying loudly alone while saying, “You can’t do that.”
“It was a really important period of time. If they fail here, they have to find another path in their life,” Seulgi explained why she was trying to discipline other trainees.
After listening to Seulgi’s words, MC Jonathan responded that her sincerity must have been well conveyed to the junior trainees.
Meanwhile, Seulgi debuted in 2014 as a Red Velvet member with the 1st single album “Happiness”. Since then, she has been loved for her activities in the subunit Red Velvet-Irene & Seulgi, and GOT the Beat.
Seulgi made her official debut as a soloist by releasing the mini album “28 Reasons” on October 4th. Seulgi is considered a perfect “all-rounder” for her visuals, vocals, and dancing.