Eliminated Top 35 Trainees Open Up About Their Unforgettable Time On “Produce 101 Season 2”

“Produce 101 Season 2” is nearing its end and we’ve unfortunately had to say goodbye to 15 more trainees in the most recent episode as they went from the Top 35 to the Top 20.

Some of the trainees who have had to part ways with the show have now returned to social media to open up about their experience and thank fans for their support. Though their time may have come to an end on “Produce 101 Season 2,” we’re sure they’ve got lots up their sleeve and we can’t wait to see what they’ve got!

Here are some farewell messages from TOP 35 trainees who were eliminated.

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Lee Woo Jin

Lee Woo Jin took to Instagram to write, “Hello, this is Media Line’s Lee Woo Jin. I want to thank all of the nation’s producers who have supported me till now. When I first started on ‘Produce 101 Season 2,’ I never thought I’d get this far and I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to make so many unforgettable memories. I was so happy. Though you won’t be able to see me on the show anymore, I hope to be back on TV soon. Maknae-on-top Lee Woo Jin! Please remember me and I promise to do my best. I love you!”

He also posted a video of himself saying, “Thank you for supporting me till now and I hope you keep supporting all the trainees who are still on the show. Please don’t forget me, the Maknae-on-top!” At the end of the video, he’s joined by the other members of The Eastlight, who applaud him for his hard work on “Produce 101 Season 2.”

Kwon Hyun Bin

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안녕하세요 국민프로듀서님 YGK+ 연습생 권현빈 입니다 응원해주시느라 잠도 못 주무시고 고생 하셨는데 R=VD11 약속을 지키지 못해서 너무 너무 죄송하고 속상하네요 101명 모두 실력이 뛰어난 멋진 연습생들이어서 뒤쳐지지 않으려고 노력 했지만 22위에 머물게 되었습니다 하지만 저에게는 프로듀서님께서 뽑아주신 너무나도 소중한 등수입니다 프로듀서님께서 베풀어 주신 사랑과 응원은 제가 힘든순간 속 프로듀서님을 생각하며 악착같이 버틸 수 있었던 원동력이 되었습니다 프듀에 참가하면서 많은 것을 배우고 깨달았어요 큰 교훈으로 삼겠습니다 그리고 저는 앞으로 무엇을 하고 있을지 모르겠습니다 하하.. 하지만 확실한건 프로그램을 하면서 춤과 노래를 상상 이상으로 더 사랑하게 되었습니다 어떤 일을 하더라도 꼭 멋진 모습으로 다시 찾아 뵐것을 약속 드리며 프로듀서님의 사랑을 가슴 깊이 고이 고이 간직하겠습니다 감사드리고 사랑합니다 권현빈 올림

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Kwon Hyun Bin returned to his Instagram account and said, “Hello, nation’s producers. This is YGK+ trainee Kwon Hyun Bin. I’m so, so sorry and upset that I’m not able to keep our R=VD11 promise when you all worked so hard and lost sleep supporting me. Though I worked hard to not fall behind because all 101 trainees were so talented and great, my time has come to an end in 22nd place. However, it’s a ranking that is so special to me because you, my producers, put me there.”

He continued to write, “The love and support you have given me were such a motivation to keep holding on and I thought of you when things got rough. I learned a lot through this show, and I will take it as a great life lesson. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing in the future. But what I know for certain is that I’ve come to love singing and dancing more than I could have possibly imagined by being on this show. I promise to come back even better than before, no matter what I do, and I will keep cherishing the love you have given me. Thank you and I love you.”

He also shared some cute photos with the other trainees with the caption, “Good job guys, and thank you”

Takada Kenta

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안녕하세요. 저는 프로듀스101 시즌2에 참가한 타카다켄타라고 합니다. 이번에 24등이라는 결과로 탈락했습니다. 우선 지금까지 많은 응원과 투표를 해주신 국민프로듀서님들에게 감사드리고 싶습니다. 정말 감사합니다. 많은 사람들의 많은 사랑과 응원 덕분에 이렇게 높은 자리까지 올 수 있게 되었습니다. 탈락하는 거는 아쉽지만, 후회는 없습니다. 프로그램을 통해 정말로 많은 거를 배우게 되었습니다. 자신이 부족한 부분, 자신밖에 없는 좋은 모습도 발견할 수도 있었습니다. 그렇지만 국민프로듀서님들에게는 좋은 모습을 많이 보여드리지 못한 것 같아서 죄송합니다. 이렇게 완벽하지 않은 저를 사랑해주셔서 정말 감사합니다. 그리고 무엇보다도 둘도 없는 형 친구 동생들이 많이 생겼습니다. 사실 한국에 와서 친구가 없었거든요. 근데 이 프로그램에 참가해서 같은 꿈을 가진 형 친구 동생들과 같이 열심히 한 이런 시간들이 너무 소중하고 좋은 추억이 됐습니다. 그런 형 친구 동생들에게도 너무너무 감사하고 있습니다. 그리고 4개월 동안 친절하게 수업을 해주신 선생님들, 가수선배로서 소중한 얘기도 해주시고 항상 저희에게 신경 써주신 보아 대표님 그리고 저희보다 잠을 더 못 주무셨던 PD님 작가님 제작진분들 정말 감사했습니다. 프로듀스101의 타카다켄타는 끝났지만, 앞으로도 항상 노력해서 성장하는 모습을 보여드릴테니 계속계속 응원해주시면 좋겠고 앞으로도 저의 매력을 하나씩♡ 하나씩♡ 보여드리겠습니다! 마지막으로 이렇게 아직도 한국말도 부족한 저를 이해해주시고 도와주신 형 친구 동생들 제작진분들 선생님들 그리고 많은 사랑을 주신 모든 국민프로듀서님들! 3개월 동안 정말 감사했습니다!! 이상 타카다켄타였습니다! こんにちは。プロデュース101シーズン2に出演させていただきました高田健太です。この度24位という結果を持って脱落いたしました。まず今日まで沢山の応援と投票をしてくれた皆さんに感謝いたします、本当にありがとうございます。沢山の方の愛と応援でこんなに高い順位までこれたと思います。脱落した事は少し残念ですが悔いはありません。今回プログラムを通して本当に沢山のことを学ぶことができました。自分に足りない部分、自分だけにあるいい部分を発見することもできました。そして何より掛け替えのない仲間が出来ました。韓国では友人が余り居ませんでしたが、このプログラムに参加し同じ夢を追う仲間と過ごした時間が、僕にとって一番の宝物になりました。そんな仲間達にも感謝をしています。そして、4ヶ月間親身になってレッスンをしてくださった先生方、歌手の先輩として沢山の事を教えてくださったボア代表、僕達よりも寝る時間のなかったPDさん作家さん制作陣の方々、本当にありがとうございました。プロデュース101としての高田健太は終わってしまいましたが、これからも日々努力し必ず成長した姿をお見せします!これからも応援して頂けたら嬉しいです。最後に応援してくれた全ての方へ、本当に3ヶ月間沢山の応援ありがとうございました。長々と失礼しました。以上、高田健太でした。 #켄타 #타카다켄타 #프로듀스101 #produce101season2

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Takada Kenta wrote, “Hello. This is Takada Kenta from ‘Produce 101 Season 2.’ I came in at 24th place and was eliminated. First of all, I want to thank all the nation’s producers who gave me so much support and so many votes. I’m really grateful. I was able to rank so high thanks to all the love and support I received from so many people. Though I’m sad about being eliminated, I have no regrets.”

The trainee continued to say, “I learned so much through this program. I was able to learn about what I lack, and the things that are unique about me. But I feel like I wasn’t able to share lots of great moments with you, and for that I’m sorry. Thank you so much for loving me, despite my imperfections.”

He wrote, “Most importantly, I’ve met so many unforgettable friends. To be honest, I had no friends since I first got to Korea. But through this program, I got to create such precious and great memories with friends, all working hard and sharing the same dream. I’m so, very grateful to all of them. And I also want to thank the instructors who were kind and taught us so much for four months, BoA, who shared so many wonderful stories as a senior in the industry and always looked after us, and the PDs and writers who slept even less than we did.”

Takada Kenta concluded with, “Though my time is up on ‘Produce 101 Season 2,’ I will continue to work hard and keep improving, so please keep supporting me. I will show you all of my charming qualities, one at a time! Lastly, to my friends, the staff, our instructors, and all the nation’s producers who gave me your love and was understanding of me despite my poor Korean, thank you so much for the past three months! This has been Takada Kenta!”

Along with a photo from his “Produce 101 Season 2” portfolio, the trainee included a photo of a sheet of paper that simply says, “I will shine.”

Lee Eui Woong

Lee Eui Woong shared his thoughts through Yuehua Entertainment’s Instagram account with a caption that read, “Hello, this is Yuehua trainee Woong~ I was able to meet such great people in ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ and I was able to learn so much, so I’m happy! Most of all, I was so happy to have been able to connect with you all. To all the nation’s producers who have supported me this far, I love you! I will continue to work even harder and become even greater when we meet again! And please give lots of support to Seob [Ahn Hyung Seob] who is still in the competition!”

Lee Gun Hee

Lee Gun Hee took to RBW’s Instagram account and wrote, “Hello, nation’s producers. This is RBW’s Lee Gun Hee, who you met through ‘Produce 101 Season 2.’ First of all, I want to sincerely thank all of the people who gave me their love and attention throughout the show. I’m so happy to be able to express my gratitude in a handwritten letter like this!”

He said, “It has been such a happy experience for me and I received so much love that at times I wondered if I really deserved it all. I had so much fun hearing about all the look-alikes you found for me, like a frog and Olaf, and you probably don’t know how much that attention gave me strength! I’m grateful that you even loved the size of my big mouth and my ugly reactions. I tried to show you the honest and real side of me, and I did my best and worked hard for each performance. I think that’s why I have no regrets, despite this being the end. The only thing is that it would have been nice to have had more opportunities to show you more of me.”

The trainee continued to state, “I’m so happy to have met so many great people through ‘Produce 101 Season 2,’ and I’m grateful to have been able to make so many precious and beautiful memories through the many opportunities and experiences I’ve had. I also want to say thank you and I love you to all of my fans who loved me and liked me! The two ads in the subway, the votes you gave me every day even though it must have been a hassle, the letters that were written with care, recognizing me in the streets and giving me words of support, all of that helped me realize that I’m someone who can be loved, and I’m so grateful for that. All of the love and affection, both big and small, have been a great source of energy for me.”

He concluded with, “To the fans, my family, our MC [BoA], instructors, staff, and fellow trainees who loved me and took care of me, thank you so, so much and I love you. Last of all, to our nation’s producers who loved and supported the dreams of us 101 trainees and our show! Thank you so much and I love you. I will continue to work harder and improve so that I can appear before you again and surprise you. Thank you, and I love you!”

Jang Moon Bok

Jang Moon Bok took to his Instagram account and wrote, “Hello, nation’s producers, it’s O&O’s Jang Moon Bok! I was so surprised by all of the attention and love I received, even before the show aired, and I finally have the opportunity to greet you properly. Though I’m late, I want to sincerely thank you all. I experienced and learned so much being on ‘Produce 101 Season 2.’ I was able to stand in front of so many people to perform, I became friends with other trainees, and most of all, I was happy to experience what’s its like to stand on stage with other people when I’m so used to being alone.”

He continued to say, “I had such a great time on the show. Each performance in each round was such a precious and meaningful experience for me, and all of the attention and support I received each round was such a great source of energy.”

The trainee concluded with, “Though today is the last time you’ll see Jang Moon Bok on ‘Produce 101 Season 2,’ like always, I will think of this positively as a new beginning! I hope to return to you even better than before in the near future, so please don’t forget me and wait just a little longer. Thank you to all of the nation’s producers who have supported me this far. I love all of my Checks Choco. Thank you!”

He also shared a small snippet of a video of his progress throughout the show and wrote, “I promise to become a person who can repay all the love I’ve received through ‘Produce 101 Season 2.’ Thank you so much and let’s keep communicating with each other.”

Noh Tae Hyun

Noh Tae Hyun wrote, “Hello, this is Yes or Noh. Tae Hyun! I’ve been so, very happy sharing these dream-like moments with my trainee friends, and having my name and face remembered by all of the nation’s producers who voted for me. Personally, it was a meaningful experience that helped me reaffirm my belief that if you work hard, there will come a day when that hard work is recognized. Though I’m sad that it’s over, it’s time for me to wake up from this dream and go back to reality…”

He continue to say, “Though I don’t know when or where we’ll meet again in the future, I will continue to live with the love and affection I’ve received over the past three months in my heart. Thank you.”

Park Woo Dam

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안녕하세요. HF 뮤직컴퍼니 연습생 박우담입니다! 프로듀스 101을 시작하기 전, 저는 지극히 평범한 박우담이었습니다. 하지만 국민 프로듀서님께서 저를 프로듀스101의 노래하는 박우담으로 만들어주셨어요.^^ 기회가 온다면 진심으로 감사드린다는 말을 가장 먼저 전하고 싶었습니다. 3개월 동안 좋은 경험을 하게 해주신 국민프로듀서님께 진심으로 감사드립니다!!! 제가 프로듀스 101을 하는 동안 우연히 봤던 댓글 중에 정말 감사했던 댓글이 있었어요. ㅎㅎ “하루의 시작을 박우담의 노래로 시작한다.” 이 댓글을 보면서 굉장히 힘들고 지쳤던 순간순간 노래하는 이유를 찾았고, 제가 꼭 끝까지 많은 분들에게 저의 목소리를 전하고 싶다는 다짐을 하게 되었어요~ 그리고 같이 연습했던 101명의 연습생들에게 고맙다는 말을 전하고 싶어요! 101명 모두에게 너무 고마웠지만, 저와 함께 한 팀이 되어 무대에 올랐던 멤버들이 특히 더 생각납니다. 그대들이 있어서 행복하게 연습할 수 있었어요. 정말 정말 사랑합니다.^^ 프로듀스101을 하는 동안 이렇게 착하고 열심히 하는 형, 동생, 친구들을 알게 돼서 진심으로 행복했어요~~ 제가 만세 이후로 많은 관심과 사랑을 받았는데 더 좋은 모습을 보여드리지 못했다는 생각에 무척이나 아쉬워요. ㅠㅠ 비록 저는 여기까지지만 앞으로 남은 여정 끝까지 많은 사랑 부탁드립니다! 열심히 준비하고 있을 20명의 친구들을 지켜봐주세요! 마지막으로! 계속 노래 부르고 춤추고 열심히 앞으로 나아갈 이유를 만들어주신 많은 국민프로듀서님께 다시 한 번 감사드립니다! 앞으로도 저는 제가 있을 자리에서 묵묵히 연습하고 다시 무대에서 만날 날을 기다리고 있을게요. 오래 걸리지 않도록, 빨리 올 수 있도록 열심히 최선을 다해서 연습하겠습니다. 감사합니다!!!!!! . HF 뮤직컴퍼니 박우담 드림♡ . ————————————- 안녕하세요 박우담입니다!!?? 그동안 저를 응원해주신 많은 분들께 진심으로 감사하고 사랑한다는 말을 전하고 싶어요❤ 박우담이란 평범한 연습생을 3차 경연까지 도와주시다니 정말 감사하다는 말밖에 하지 못하겠네요? ㅠㅠ 앞으로는 더 발전하는 모습 많이 보여드릴 테니까 기대해주세요?ㅎㅎㅎ 저도 SNS를 잘 안해서 소통할 방법이 없었는데? 이 계정을 통해 여러분과 소통할 생각하니까 너무 기쁘네요?ㅎㅎㅎ 앞으로 박우담 정말 잘 부탁드리고 HNB 연습생들 많이 사랑해주세여!!!???❤❤❤ . . . #HF뮤직컴퍼니 #HNextBoys #HNB #프로듀스101시즌2 #프듀101시즌2 #Produce101season2 #박우담

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Park Woo Dam took to his agency’s account and posted a handwritten letter with the caption, “I sincerely want to say thank you and I love you to all the many people who have supported me. I have nothing but thanks to all of you who helped take Park Woo Dam, a regular trainee, to the third round in the competition. I will continue to improve, so please keep an eye on me.”

He wrote, “Hello, this is HF Music Company’s Park Woo Dam. Before I appeared on ‘Produce 101 Season 2,’ I was just Park Woo Dam, a regular guy. But you, the nation’s producers, have made me Park Woo Dam the singer of ‘Produce 101 Season 2.’ I sincerely want to thank the nation’s producers for giving me the chance to have this great experience for three months.”

Park Woo Dam continued to say, “While I was on the show, I came across a comment that I saw by chance but really stuck with me. ‘I start my day with Park Woo Dam’s music.’ This comment helped me find a reason to sing whenever I was so tired and worn out, and it made me realize that I wanted to share my voice with many people till the very end.”

He said, “I want to thank all of the 101 trainees who trained with me! I’m so grateful to all 101 of them, but I’m especially grateful to the members of my teams who stood on stage with me. It’s because of you that I was able to enjoy the rehearsals. I really love you guys. I’m truly happy to have gotten to known so many friends who are kind and hardworking. I’ve received so much love and attention since ‘Manse,’ but I’m sad because I feel like I never got to show you everything I’ve got. Though my time has come to an end, I hope you continue to give everyone your love till the very end. Please watch over the 20 guys who are hard at work.”

The trainee concluded with, “Lastly, I want to thank the nation’s producers once again for giving me a reason to keep singing, dancing, and moving forward. I’ll be here, working hard and waiting for the day I see you on stage again. I will do my best to make sure it doesn’t take that long. Thank you!”

Park Woo Dam also posted a set of photos that show him writing out his letter with the caption, “Hello, it’s Woo Dam! I’ve read all of your comments and I’m sincerely touched my them. You called my voice a jewel, and I will work hard to polish that jewel so that it shines the brightest amongst all the jewels. I love you.”

Kim Sang Gyun

Kim Sang Gyun took to Instagram to write, “For the first time in a while, I’m greeting you back in my own space. This is Sang Gyun! Though I’m sad to have been eliminated with only a few episodes left till the end of ‘Produce 101 Season 2,’ I believe that this is not the end for me. I always felt conflicted during the show because I’m the kind of person who overthinks, and I feel bad that the people who probably had the hardest time because of it were my fans who gave me your unwavering love and support. I’m reminded of all the times I gained strength from the desire to not disappoint you throughout the strenuous training and filming process.”

He continued to state, “I believed it was a given to do my best on a survival program to choose trainees for an idol group, and I think I was able to come so far because of all the love and affection I received from the nation’s producers. Though I know the fans who care for me are sad that I was eliminated, I will continue to work hard and even harder to improve myself, so I hope you won’t feel too sad about it. When your hearts ache, so does mine..”

The trainee went on to write, “I will work hard to become someone who gives you as much strength as you’ve given me, and I will continue to improve so I can become someone you can be proud of. I really want to thank my fans, the trainees who went through all the tough times with me, the PDs, writers, and cameramen who did their best to make us look great, and all the other staff members as well.”

He concluded with, “I’m grateful to all of you for sticking by my side. I hope to meet you again! Thank you and I love you.”


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