AOA’s Choa may be AOA’s resident guitarist, main vocalist and Best-Thing-About-AOA-In-My-Completely-Unbiased-Opinion but SM Entertainment definitely didn’t think that much of her judging by how many times they passed on her as a trainee.
On a recent “Radio Star,” Choa stated that she tried out for SM Entertainment 15 times. Of those, she failed approximately 100% of her auditions (she was also passed up by JYP Entertainment because life is cruel like that).
On the show, the idol star revealed, “I tried out for the SM auditions when Girls’ Generation members were trainees, because I was so envious,” adding, “I tried 15 times but never made it. I also tried out for JYP auditions, but didn’t make the cut at the final round.”
One has to hand it to Choa for displaying superhuman perseverance in the face of “no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no-no… huff, huff, huff, no-no-no-no.” I’m sure that FNC Entertainment is fairly pleased that things worked out as they did for Choa with AOA.
And speaking of Choa, she also recently did a photo shoot for Arena Homme + which definitely lives up to the reputation of Arena Homme +. So, yeah. The world is very glad that Choa didn’t give up on her first, second, third or thirteenth rejection.