WINNER Reflects on Their Difficult Trainee Days on “Half-Moon Friends”

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On the first episode of WINNER’s new variety program “Half-Moon Friends” that aired on April 23, the members think back to their difficult trainee days.

In the beginning of the show, Kang Seungyoon says, “I think the first time I was on national television was back in 2010 during an audition show.” Kang Seungyoon is referring to his appearance on “Superstar K2,” on which he came in fourth place.

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He continues, “After that, I decided to become a trainee under YG Entertainment but couldn’t make a debut. Sometimes I regretted making that decision, and thought that I could’ve debuted right away if I made another choice.”

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Nam Tae Hyun explains his own story, saying, “I started going to auditions in my third year of middle school. I also did various part-time jobs like working in gas stations, convenience stores, restaurants, and even in a parcel delivery warehouse.”

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Kim Jin Woo adds, “I couldn’t take it sometimes since there was no one to talk to.”

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Lastly, Song Mino revealed, “When I was seventeen I signed a contract with a trashy company. I lived in a basement infested with cockroaches and ate only tofu.”

Be sure to watch more of WINNER in April 23’s premiere episode of “Half-Moon Friends”!

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