Tony Finds Out the Real Reason Why He was Chosen for H.O.T Over Shinhwa’s Andy
It’s no secret that Shinhwa’s Andy was preparing to debut as a H.O.T member, but it turns out that there’s more to this story than what was revealed.
In a recent recording of QTV’s 20th Century Boys, Tony began talking about how he became a H.O.T member.
“Andy and I went to audition after seeing a newspaper ad saying, ‘We’re looking for a star,’” said Tony. They were able to pass the audition and became trainees, but then came the issue of which person would be put into H.O.T.
Sharing the well-known story, Tony added, “The company liked Andy more, but because he was still young, it was decided he go to the next time, so I became a member.“
But the twist in the story was not yet over.
“There’s actually something that we haven’t mentioned yet,” said former H.O.T leader Moon Hee Jun. “Truthfully, the company came to us and told us to choose between Tony and Andy. All the members chose Tony.”
Moon Hee Jun later hilariously added, “Don’t tell Andy.”
Meanwhile, the other first generation stars also revealed how they became members of idol groups in the past.
The episode will air on June 18.
Photo Credit: QTV
lmao im not even offended but im so thankful the rest of H.O.T members chose Tony. let’s say if he was in H.O.T he will remained the maknae, but the outcome might be…… he’s already gone missing in this korean entertainment business, maybe flew back to US and become a normal average man there. Andy need hyungs that viewed him as precious not second option. :)
And also once a group has been together for a long time, it is inevitable that the members went to embark on solo activities. This would result in certain people being successful in their solo careers, and some might fall a bit short. These situations would happen at one time or another but everytime it occurs, I feel that they are really good at helping each other out. Which is to say that it’s not like they would split up once one of them has achieved more popularity. It’s not like this. Instead, the one that’s doing well would help out the other who is slightly less successful. Their mutual sacrifice is why they are the longest running idol group.