On the October 24 episode of JTBC’s travel show “Carefree Travelers,” girl group TWICE headed to Vietnam with the cast members of the show.
Jihyo, Chaeyoung, and Jeongyeon went on a cable car with MC Kim Sung Joo. During the ride, the members of TWICE shared the hardships they faced during their trainee days.
Jihyo, who was a trainee for ten years, said, “Since I was a trainee for a long time, there was no time for [me to go on] family trips.” Following her, Chaeyoung admitted, “I couldn’t even go to things like school trips.”
Jihyo added, “I feel sad that I don’t have any memories during my school days. When school ended, I would go to the agency right away. When I think about it now, I envy my friends who were able to eat spicy rice cakes and go karaoke [after school]. Back then, I didn’t envy them.”
Jihyo talked about the time she didn’t want to become a celebrity anymore because the girl group she was supposed to debut in broke up. She confessed, “I was going to quit. If not for TWICE, I wouldn’t have known what to do.”
Jeongyeon, who was a trainee for seven years, admitted she had been about to give up as well. She said, “My parents had a hard time while I was a trainee, too. When I was taking a break, I worked as a part-time worker at a bakery. It suited me so well. I even considered making it a permanent profession.”
Meanwhile, TWICE topped Oricon Charts in Japan with the group’s first original Japanese single “One More Time.” They will also be making a comeback in Korea with “Twicetagram” on October 30 at 6 p.m. KST.