TWICE are currently enjoying massive success, as they are one of the most popular K-Pop artists in the world. However, the members have had to endure a lot to get to this point. Here are 5 statements made by the TWICE members that will break your heart.
1. Jihyo revealing that she almost gave up on her idol dreams
Jihyo was a trainee for around a decade before she made her debut with TWICE. During an episode of Carefree Travellers, Jihyo revealed that she wanted to give up on being an idol when she was a trainee, as the group she was supposed to debut in ended up disbanding.
Right before I debuted, I wanted to quit. Before TWICE, there was this team that I was a part of. When that team disbanded, I just wanted to give up.
Thankfully, Jihyo was given another opportunity to debut through SIXTEEN, which is the show that created TWICE!
2. Momo speaking on her past severe dieting
When Momo was a trainee, she was told that she had to lose 7kg (around 15lbs) if she wanted to appear on a showcase. Also, she had to lose this amount of weight in a week.
To accomplish this goal, Momo decided to not eat anything for a week except for some ice cubes and exercised daily.
This diet was extremely tough for Momo, and she even cried at night because she thought that she wouldn’t wake up if she went to sleep.
Momo did accomplish her goal of losing the 7kg and appeared on the showcase. Also, Momo no longer diets like this, as she learned how dangerous it is.
3. Chaeyoung speaking on stalker fans
In 2019, a photo that many fans speculated was from Chaeyoung’s private vacation was leaked online. Chaeyoung eventually found out about this and addressed the situation on TWICE’s Instagram, asking people to respect her privacy.
A photo I didn’t even share has been uploaded somewhere. It’s pretty scary, let’s not do that 🙂
4. Jeongyeon sharing the devastating story of her grandmother
During an episode of TWICE: Seize the Light, Jeongyeon shared a heartbreaking story about her grandmother. Jeongyeon spoke on how she was close with her grandmother and that she raised her until her second year of middle school.
I used to hold talent shows in front of my grandmother. I lived with my grandmother until I was in my second year of middle school. Both of my parents worked, so my grandmother raised me.
Jeongyeon then began tearing up when she revealed that her grandmother passed away before her debut.
So my grandmother really looked forward to seeing me debut, but she passed away before I did. I feel really sad because of that
5. Jihyo speaking on getting bullied in the past
When Jihyo was in elementary school, she had a rough time since a lot of students would bully her due to her appearance. Some of these students even gave hurtful nicknames to Jihyo.
Jihyo then revealed that she got annoyed by these students and even got into some fights with them.