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Kpop idols are known for their talents, their hard work, and their loyalty to their company.

These talents are usually perfected in years of training.

Here are a few videos and articles about the trainee process and how harsh the system really it.

Private Auditions!

Public Auditions!

Here's a look into the trainee life of Stella Kim who had the chance to debut with SNSD.

She talks a lot about the filming and weighing aspects of trainees. Also all the people telling her to get plastic surgery. The pressure put on all the trainees to look and be perfect :(

You can also read:

If you just became a trainee, would you take the role? Even if you weren't guaranteed you'd ever debut?

Consider this: Suho trained for 10 years, CL trained for 6...would you be willing to stay in training that long hoping to be picked?!
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i think i would simply to improve myself. even if i wouldnt debut, because im not the most talented person, i think it would be a good chance to improve skills and grow as a person maybe. the stress must kill though
a year agoReply
I suppose that if I had any talent when it comes to singing and if I was certain that becoming an idol is what I really wanted to do with my life then I would go for it. I'm not sure how I would do when it comes to keeping an idol worthy appearance though. I'm almost certain that if I ever became a trainee I might develop an eating disorder since I tend to take comments about my weight very seriously. Also, this is pretty random, but Stella's voice is really relaxing. I watched that video a couple months ago while lying in bed and I almost fell asleep 馃槀.
a year agoReply
If I could dance, then yeah I would go for it. Or I would be like the solo artists who don't dance and just perform on stage. I'd go for it, but at the same time, I don't know Korean that well. I'm almost 22. 馃槀
a year agoReply
I think I would do it just to improve on my skills it wouldn't matter if I would debut or not
a year agoReply
I auditioned for sm and I'm trying to go to the last kpopstar audition and honestly it's my dream and I would do it. I'm already 20 and I don't know much korean but maybe a miracle will happen lol.
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thank you!
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