Singer Sunmi appeared as a guest on KBS 2TV’s Come Back Home and revealed that she almost debuted with a stage name other than her real name.

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Sunmi revealed, “I auditioned for SM in sixth grade, but a SM employee recommended that I audition for JYP and so I did. I was chosen right away, but truthfully, I wanted to go to SM more”.

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She also revealed that the group name Wonder Girls was created after doing a reality show with the same title.

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Park Jin Young also gave the members different stage names too.

Park Jin Young even created stage names for us. I was ‘Berry’, Sohee was ‘IC’, and Yeeun was ‘Silver’. Although we didn’t like them, we couldn’t say anything.

⁠— Sunmi

Luckily, the label decided not to go with stage names, so they debuted using their real names!