One member is even one of the idols with the longest time as a trainee in Kpop with a shocking number of 12 years.
It was revealed a long time ago, but it was not until the end of 2021, after going through many lineup changes, that the first girl group of Mystic Story with the name Billlie officially debuted. On November 10, Billlie released the debut mini album “the Billage of perception : chapter one” and the title track “RING X RING“, a song composed by hitmaker Lee Min Soo.
Temporarily ignoring the controversy surrounding the debut song “RING X RING“, it can be said that Billlie is currently considered a new breeze of Kpop with a concept and music color unlike any other girl group. Recently, the Korean online community also shared an interesting fact about the rookie girl group from Mystic Story. Billlie‘s current lineup has 6 members, but the total training time of the group is up to… 30 years.
Moon Sua (born in 1999) – 12 years as a trainee
Kim Suhyeon (born in 2000) – 7 years as a trainee
Kim Haram (born 2001) – 2 years as a trainee
Fukutomi Tsuki (born 2002) – 5 years as a trainee
Kim Siyoon (born in 2005) – 3 years as a trainee
Osato Haruna (born in 2006) – 1 year as a trainee
Not long ago, Mystic Story confirmed to add Kim Suyeon (former “Girls Planet 999” contestant, ranked 10th) to the Billlie lineup with the stage name Sheon and she will start promoting from the next album. And when adding Kim Suyeon’s trainee time, Billlie’s total training time will be 33 years.
Kim Suyeon (born in 2003) – 3 years as a trainee
On average, each member of Billlie has about 5 years as a trainee, a long time compared to the average Kpop idol world. In particular, Moon Sua is one of the Kpop idols with the longest training period when she spent 12 years as a trainee. For longtime Kpop fans, Moon Sua is definitely a familiar name because she was known as a YG trainee, was included in the FUTURE 2NE1 project by the company and was also introduced on “Unpretty Rapstar 2“
Korean netizens commented, “Moon Sua spent 12 years ㄷㄷㄷ It’s great. Thank you for not giving up and working hard until the end ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ”, “Some of them literally spent their youth as traineesㅋ”, “Actually, each person had been a trainee for about 5 years, which is quite a long time”, “Sua is still very young, so how old was she when she appeared on ‘Unpretty Rapstar’, etc