15&’s Baek Ye Rin Joined JYP Entertainment After Placing 2nd in JYP Auditions Behind 2PM’s Wooyoung
15&’s Baek Ye Rin may have just made her debut but she’s been a part of JYP Entertainment for just as long as some of the 2PM members.
15&’s Baek Ye Rin and Park Ji Min appeared on the October 17 broadcast of YTN’s News 12 – Issue and People for a special interview.
Asked on how she came to become a singer through JYP Entertainment, Baek Ye Rin retold the story of how she first appeared on SBS’ Star King to sing in 2006 when she was an elementary school student.
She went on, “After Star King, I took part in the official JYP Entertainment auditions and came in second. The first place winner then was 2PM’s Wooyoung.”
Following her win, Baek Ye Rin would spend a difficult next few years having to travel between Seoul and her home in Daejeon for rehearsal. Until she was in fifth grade, her father would go with her every weekend up to Seoul before Baek Ye Rin would start going on her own beginning in the sixth grade.
Asked if she felt disappointed others debuted ahead of her, Baek Ye Rin responded, “Though there were quite a few people who debuted before me, I wasn’t too disappointed. Back then I always thought my debut would be far off. I just ran hard and did my best.”
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