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The Truth Behind JYP: GOT7’s Jackson Wang Shares What Its Like To Be A JYP Trainee

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jul 25, 2022 11:31 AM EDT
GOT7's Jackson Wang

GOT7's Jackson Wang was recently featured on the popular Thai radio show "WOODY FM." There, Jackson spilled tea on a plethora of topics. But one particular topic that got the attention of fans was when he talked about what it's like to be a trainee at JYP Entertainment.

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"We were going through this project cycle where they eliminate different trainees every week," the GOT7 member shared.

During his time as a trainee, GOT7's Jackson always became nervous due to the pressure of the weekly eliminations. But, the memory stands out to him because the members of GOT7 ultimately debuted together.

"That was very memorable to me. Because, it's so nervous, it's like every week we feel like we're about to die. But then we're the seven that made it to the final round, you know? That journey was another memorable moment for me," GOT7's Jackson Wang shared.

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WOODY, the host of the show, commented that being a JYP trainee sounded very intense. The host asked Jackson if there were times when he cried. Jackson then admitted that everybody cried at the time.

GOT7's Jackson Wang talked about the emotional memory, recalling that the Korean members felt immensely guilty.

GOT7's Jackson Wang expressed, "I remember once we were back in our dorm. The Korean members were like 'If we don't make it through this week then I feel so sorry...because we're in Korea, but you guys gave everything up and came here....You guys would have to go back to your hometown.' That moment I remember, I think it was in the kitchen. Everyone cried."

 

But, although GOT7's Jackson Wang faced a lot of struggles, it is not just a bad memory for him. Their days as trainees may have been difficult and emotional, but he ended the topic by positively remaking that the members made it.

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Check out the full interview from WOODY FM here:

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