Idols Who Could Have Been A Member of Different Groups

Can you imagine your bias debuting under a different group? Each member is carefully handpicked by their company to match the image and concept of the team. Other trainees make it and some don’t, but K-Pop doesn’t put talent to waste! Here are some of the idols who were supposed to debut under a different group.

(G)I-DLE’s Miyeon

BLACKPINK was formerly known as PINKPUNK and (G)I-DLE‘s Miyeon was part of the original line-up. She’s about to debut with the group and was seen in some pre-debut photos alongside the current BLACKPINK members, showing a five-membered group.


Jinho trained for six years under SM Entertainment and in 2010 he made his debut as a member of SM’s project boy unit, SM the Ballad, and was supposed to debut with EXO. He then joined CUBE Entertainment and debuted with PENTAGON in 2016.

Former member of B2ST, Hyunseung

Originally a trainee at YG Entertainment, Hyunseung trained alongside BIGBANG members. Hyunseung was part of the pre-debut show that showed BIGBANG’s training days. He then signed under CUBE Entertainment and debuted as a member of BEAST.


Mino trained with Block B members and was part of the final lineup but didn’t debut due to contract issues. He then debuted in a group called BoM, but disbanded 2 years after. He signed under YG Entertainment and debuted as a member of Winner, formed through Mnet survival program WIN: Who Is Next in 2014.

MONSTA X’s Shownu

Shownu was a former JYP Entertainment trainee with GOT7 members and was supposed to debut in a trio with Jinyoung and JB of GOT7. He joined Starship Entertainment and won on the survival show “No.Mercy”, debuting under MONSTA X.

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