A story of 2PM challenges, struggles to where they are right now. As we published 2PM inspirational stories. They are more than a top male group.
On our first edition, We will share the stories of Wooyoung and Junho. The real fact that they should not been a 2PM member. Let us take on the stories behind. Straight from Wooyoung and Junho as they have shared in the past guesting in respective variety shows in S.Korea.
Wooyoung family disagreement to his dream to be a singer,is father initially opposed it because he wanted his son to have an easier, normal life. However, Wooyoung did not give up on his dream, like his father had hoped, and persistantly attended dance practices. Even while taking dance lessons and pursuing his dream, Wooyoung did not give up on studying and studied as hard as he danced in order to receive his father’s acknowledgement.
In order to receive his father’s approval, Wooyoung wrote three letters a month for two years, and his father eventually gave in. Now, ever since he became a singer, his father has become the one sending him letters of encouragement.Story was shared in 2010 KBS WinWin.
Furthermore, The mother of 2PM‘s Wooyoung guested on SBS‘s ‘Dalgona‘ and revealed that she and her husband almost got a divorce in the past because of Wooyoung.
She explained that Wooyoung’s father, who had previously served as a government official, was a very conservative man and did not approve of Wooyoung’s dream to be a singer. As a result, Wooyoung’s mother had to always act as a mediator between the father and son.
She also shared a story of how before he became a trainee, as Wooyoung had secretly attended dance classes, but one day was caught by his furious father.
Later, when Wooyoung passed the first round of JYP Entertainment‘s open auditions, his father voiced his objections even until the day Wooyoung signed a contract with the agency. At that point, Wooyoung’s mother finally decided enough was enough and boldly declared to her husband, “If you see two bodies floating down the Han River tomorrow, know that they will be the bodies of Wooyoung and I.” It was after this declaration that Wooyoung was finally able to start his trainee life.
Upon hearing the story of Wooyoung. We can see how he fight for his dreams. It was also shared that due to his family lack of support. JYPE have a challenge in agreement of signing to Wooyoung.
Due to being in this situation, Wooyoung back not was not then suppose to debut with 2PM. But thank to his passion to reach for his dream , this boy never stops and fate held him to be in 2PM.
Junho. Cocky and have dry attitude. This was the description of Junho during he joined the KPOP Survival and winning it. After the show, people bring this impression to them. Quite misunderstanding of how he think maturely.
JunHo was on SBS Strong Heart aired on 16th February when he talked about the episode where he had won first place in the 1 to 6500 format SBS ‘Super Star Survival’ competition in 2006. It was also through the show where he got to know other members like TaecYeon and ChanSung etc.
After which he entered JYP as a trainee. JunHo said, “After entering the company I was training together with TaecYeon and ChanSung who were the first and 2nd to be to eliminated on the show. Back then because I won first prize at the show, many trainees avoided me. And Jo Kwon who was trained for 8 years heard my singing and commented ‘Chi, nothing special’.”
However, instead of a successful start, JunHo went for more tough times. Back then the trainees were separated into the tall members and short members groups – Im SeulOng, Ok TaecYeon and Hwang ChanSung in one team, JaeBum and Jo Kwon in another team to prepare for their singer debut. JunHo talked about his situation back then, “I was not able to go into any of the teams and was outcasted.” The situation got so bad that there were even talks about expelling him from the company.
JunHo passed the monthly test eventually but there was something else which was also helping him. Junho revealed. that he is almost pulled out from JYPE due to different reasons, one of it is his being hard headed. Upon hearing this decision from JYPE. Mother of him, call the office saying
“Junho has’nt been a year as trainee, How can you say that you see enough what he can achieve, If you give up on him now,isnt that hurting his pride and confidence too much?.”
Junho show tears how his mother looks like bow down for his sons dream to come true.
Junho struggle to remain in JYPE is the most challenging in his part. To be threatening to be expelled is like to keep away from your dreams. But due to Junho consistent and love from her mother. things went right. And Junho debut with 2PM
Junho and Wooyoung story is about reaching and fight for your dreams. Add to that is how can our love one help us make through it.
It is so heart warming to see where this 2 boys right now. If they give in to those challenges, we may not know Wooyoung and Junho as 2PM.
Wooyoung and Junho duet single “Move on” :
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