[Trans] 150626 Kukinews Interview: Q. Which member trained for the longest time?
S.Coups : Me. I trained since I was 16 years old and now I’m 21 years old. I was so touched when I finally debuted but I’m also worried. I think of now as the start and I always think ‘I can’t feel satisfied yet’. Debut is not the end.
Q. You’re a rookie, but you receive a lot of response from public. Usually idol groups didn’t expose themselves before debut, but Seventeen even had an online show and have been exposing themselves for a long time. What do you feel about it?
Seungkwan: Before debut, we have a pre-debut system when people can see us grow as a concept. Since we grow up together with fans, we feel attached to them. Since 2012, there are a lot of articles about a group debuting every year. We had a lot of worries because of that. We had a long pre-debut period, and it was hard for us. But now when we’re thinking again, if we didn’t have that pre-debut period I think we won’t have the nickname “self-producing idol”. We’re doing well now.