On a recent episode of MBC‘s Radio Star, Kim Yohan opened up about how his personality changed after appearing in Mnet‘s Produce X 101.

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Kim Yohan shared that he appeared on the show with next to no experience.

I went on the show not knowing anything about the entertainment industry. And when I appeared on Produce X 101, I received a lot of love.

— Kim Yohan

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But his experience wasn’t all peachy.

As it is for many people on the show, as much as I was popular, I was hit with many malicious comments as well. And as a result, it became very stressful.

— Kim Yohan

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And it affected his personality in his day-to-day life.

When I went outside, I started thinking that everyone I ran into would cuss me out. I didn’t have the celebrity disease or anything. I just wanted to hide.

— Kim Yohan

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That’s when he realized that such experiences could lead to anxiety later down the line.

As soon as I started becoming anxious, I realized that was one of the early symptoms of anxiety disorder. So I made an effort to try to overcome it.

— Kim Yohan

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Fellow guest on the show, HyunA sympathized with Kim Yohan’s confession as she has been through similar experiences.

When I see ‘hoobaes’ who work so hard, I feel for them. It makes me want to cheer them on.

— HyunA

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Kim Yohan debuted through X1 following his appearance on Mnet’s Produce X 101, but due to controversies surrounding the show’s voting manipulation, the group disbanded.

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Kim Yohan is now preparing to debut through WEi, and he is set to make his acting debut through KBS‘s School 2020.