Article: Goo Hye Sun almost became a FinKL or 2NE1 member
Source: Mydaily via Naver
1. [+288, -10] I wonder what it would've been like if she joined 2NE1... I can't imagine her singing a song like 'I Am the Best'
2. [+215, -7] I doubt she would've met Ahn Jae Hyun if she became a 2NE1 member.. which is a shame because they have honey chemistry now..
3. [+230, -20] Thank the stars she isn't in 2NE1
4. [+34, -2] ㅋㅋ Everyone knows she initially prepared to be in a girl group which is why she knows how to write and compose songs, as well as sing and play the piano and guitar
5. [+29, -3] I think she still would've gone into acting if she joined 2NE1
6. [+23, -1] Goo Hye Sun in 2NE1... hard to imagine ㅋ
7. [+27, -3] I wonder if YG would've still dressed Goo Hye Sun in leather leggings and spiked gloves with eyeliner up to the temples of your eyes? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I can't imagine it
8. [+29, -4] Her visuals are not meant for girl groups. Even as an actress, her visuals are considered top level. Idols are for kids with cute faces. Even if she did become an idol, she probably would've transitioned to acting sooner or later.
Article: Park Bogum, a multi-entertainer that SM, YG, and JYP lost out on
Source: X Sports News via Nate
1. [+657, -16] That's why he's so successful now. If he had joined any of those agencies, he'd probably be another idol right now
2. [+462, -15] Proves that you don't need to join the top 3 to be successful
3. [+453, -15] One thing's for sure, he doesn't match any of them
4. [+35, -4] If he joined YG, I wonder when he would've ever gotten to debut... they make you train for at least 4-5 years... and then count the hiatus they'll put him on!!! So glad that he never joined YG!!!!!
5. [+35, -1] Who knows with life, we'll probably never even know of an actor named Park Bogum if he joined a bigger agency
1. [+3,297, -49] He chose the right agency. His acting's so good and you can tell that he puts in so much effort into every single one of his scenes~~ ^^ Can't wait for his next drama
2. [+2,596, -78] Thank you to those agencies for missing out on him
3. [+516, -8] I'm sure he would've been successful no matter what he pursued but his visuals, acting skills, and overall physical are too good to just be an idol ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
4. [+480, -10] He would've been fine no matter where he went ㅋㅋ
5. [+446, -10] So glad he chose to pursue acting
Article: Park Bogum and Won Bin were originally going to be an idol + an HOT member
Source: TV Report via Nate
1. [+202, -14] How dare SM ever consider putting Won Bin in those wild HOT hair and dance styles... if he had become an HOT member, he probably would be a washed up star on 'I Live Alone' right now...
2. [+195, -5] Won Bin matches acting way more than being an HOT member
3. [+193, -13] Not that I'm trying to put HOT down but it's obvious that SM never put Won Bin in because he's way too handsome and would've just overshadowed the other members. The point of a group is to make everyone shine, not have one stand out~~ HOT could not have handled Won Bin~~
4. [+15, -0] Apparently he got into all of the agencies he applied to but he was grateful for the first agency that contacted him and signed with them first ㅋ I would've personally picked SM, YG, or JYP.. ㅋ
5. [+14, -0] Life would be so unfair if Won Bin was a good singer too
6. [+13, -0] If Won Bin debuted as an idol before becoming an actor, I think he still would've been popular.. and if he was in HOT to boot, he'd probably be more active too, shooting more varieties and probably double the movies than he's shot now ㅋㅋㅋ but the important part to note is that Won Bin's visuals were never meant to be an idol...
7. [+7, -1] If Won Bin was in HOT, I wonder if Shinhwa or Sechs Kies would've even dared to debut at that point
8. [+5, -0] I remember someone saying they heard Won Bin sing at a dinner party and that he had a good voice. Of course he wasn't exceptionally talented or anything but HOT was always focused more on dancing and rapping than singing. Won Bin wouldn't have been a good fit anyway since his image is more refined and classy, he would've stuck out like a sore thumb between the other members. I also think he'd be a bad dancer.