K-Pop idols generally go through an extensive training period before their debut that could last anywhere from three years to even ten years.

From a very young age, idol trainees to experience the harsh realities of the entertainment industry. Pushing themselves beyond their limits and always competing against other trainees to become the best one day.

However, a small number of stars have had to train for less than one year before their debut.

Let’s check out who these born to be idol stars are.

1. Jimin (BTS)

BTS's Jimin
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BTS member Jimin joined Big Hit Entertainment through an open audition while he was a dance student at Pusan Arts High School. Jimin was a top student studying dance.

Jimin was the last member to join BTS and only spent 6 months of training before their debut.

As one of the main dancers of BTS, Jimin’s talents have attracted millions of fans worldwide who love his charismatic dancing and soft vocals.

2. Baekhyun (EXO)

Baekhyun
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EXO member Baekhyun was scouted by SM Entertainment when he was spotted relaxing his throat before an entrance audition for the Seoul Institute of the Arts.

Baekhyun only spent 4 months as a trainee at SM Entertainment before EXO’s debut.

With his clean vocals and powerful dance moves, Baekhyun has always had an incredible fandom across Asia from the start of his career.

3. Youngjae (GOT7)

GOT7's Youngjae

GOT7 member Youngjae cannot be left out of this list.

Youngjae is the last member to have joined GOT7 at JYP Entertainment. He only spent 7 months as a trainee before the debut.

Youngjae’s fans call him the epitome of a “Born-to-be-Idol.”

4. Eunji (Apink)

Apink's Jung Eunji

Apink member Eunji is famous for her strong vocals. Eunji also had a very short training period.

Starting with a dream of becoming a vocal trainer, Eunji went to an audition after her vocal coach suggested it. She was qualified instantly and became a trainee.

Before Apink’s debut, Eunji was a trainee for just 2 months.

5. Suzy (former missA)

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Suzy was scouted by a JYP Entertainment representative when she applied for Mnet‘s Superstar K audition program.

From beauty to talent, Suzy was ready after only 10 months of training before miss A’s debut.