Hello guys, it’s Way~ Today, I’m at the studio It’s been about 1-2 months since the start of WayLand a lot of people were curious about idol/celeb life because I’ve experience it,
(1st place winner in the past) So I am going to answer
as much as I can from what I know We will have a Q&A session First of all, I am answering from what I know,
so some parts might not be 100% accurate but I will do my best to answer stuff
that you guys are curious about Q. How do music programs work?
Is it fun? Few days ago, I received a question like this The question was, do you realy say goodbye to the producers and all the staffs after the show? (famous photos of the music program/show backstage) Yes it’s correct After we are done, we have to say goodbye Idols usually get in a single file line but when I was there, it changed we went into the producer’s room to say goodbye At that time, there is a list in the room, according to the debut date and we line up according to the order
(there is a definite rank system) At that time, our group was in the higher rank(debuted earlier than others) but it was taking long
the reason was, for big entertainment companies, even if a group debuted way later than us, if another group from the same company is in the front, they all go in together as a package Our company was pretty small so we were really behind So when there are many groups from big entertainment companies, I remember we’d have go to the back and wait a lot (tough times for Crayon Pop for being in a small company) Q. How does music program’s waiting room work? The longer you’ve been in the industry,
the better room you get New groups use the not-so-great quality room During our beginning stage, we only had dividers in an empty room with other groups Usually there are mirrors, but you have to always carry a floor mat to sit on People with longer time in the industry get a personal room They even have TV or even a bed in there Music Core, they usually have rooms for everyone I personally liked Music Core
(good treatment) Q. Do girl groups/celebs really receive sponsorship offers? I personally never have receive any During my trainee period, you know, we usually ask each other if they are going to such and such audition. Some would tell me,
“actually, I entered such and such company but I quit and left because I was hurt when I was offered a sponsorship I did hear stuff like that Other than that, I personally never have received any offer Q. What do you do when you get your period during the performing season? For me, I just took care of it with painkiller
(a lot of people asked this question) If I had an important schedule or a reality/entertainment show for 1 week or 2-3 days at countryside, I took birth control pills because if I am in pain or feel uncomfortable, that’s not good A lot of idols do that celebrities too, when they have important schedule Q. Have you participated in Idol Star Athletics Championship? Yes I have Q. Is Idol Athletics Championship the place of dating? Rather than saying that idols start dating there, you can see who is close with who You can kind of catch who is having a thing with who, just to that level Let say one idol group is with another idol group and it’s not really expected They’re together during break time. Then you can know who is close with who That much, you can realize/know Q. Do idols give each other notes/msgs? Yes Idols do, maybe through Facebook, Instagram. Nowadays, more with Instagram. (lots of exchange through social media) If you are interested in someone, there is no other way to contact, so you send a DM. “Hi, I’m such and such.
Do you want to go eat with me later?”
(naturally start having a thing) If the other person likes that idol too, he/she says yes and this happens very, very often I’ve heard so much about it too This didn’t really happen that much to me
(suddenly pupils shaking) I mean I never had something like that Q. How many times did that happen to you Way? Never happened to me x2
(suddenly pupils shaking) Q. Did that really never happen? Nope, never x2 -Do you have a gf?
-I don’t have one -so you’ve never had one?
-I don’t have one -you’ve never had?
-No, I don’t have one -Oh, so you had one?
-No, I just don’t have one poor thing.. Q. Do they usually end up going out? Yeah, a lot of people do that
If they like each other, yes, they go out Instead of at Idol Athletes Championship, usually on social media, it happens more, I think They probably go, “DM is inconvenient, let’s talk on KakaoTalk” and that’s how the story begins Q. Have you actually seen a celebrity couple on the street? I’ve seen a lot at the movies
They all cover, but I already know I’m not going to tell you anything!!!
(she really didn’t tell us anything) *sudden topic change* Wait, I remember this one thing that happened I’ve seen an idol with a musical actress at a cafe,
(on a date) at that time, I wasn’t close with that person, so I just thought, is that okay? After when I got to know that person, I told them that I saw them, and they did said, we should be careful from now on (they were cool about it in fact) Q. Are there idols who are different from the screen(personality wise)? I went to film a reality program. Usually, it’s the norm to introduce ourselves and exchange greetings We greet people by saying “hello we are Crayon-Pop! I was a big fan and
I’m so excited to be in this show with you.” but there were some people who would just act like we are invisible and do this kinda thing But, there were a lot of people who did that
(looking down on others because he/she is famous) They didn’t even answer, and would make us feel embarrassed Q. Was there a celeb that went too much with the behavior? yes!! That person is super famous That person seriously just slept and slept and slept even in the waiting room
and smelled so much like alcohol That person’s room was the one next to mine, but seriously the smell of the alcohol
even came into my room That person literally fainted and was sleeping but it was so evident that
that person drank all night long If he/she is doing his/her part for work, I guess it’s not really anyone’s problem, the smell of alcohol was too much I was even having a headache Whoaa that person smells so much like alcohol I felt like I had my nose in the soju bottle Q. Tell us about Exo-BTS-WannaOne-Seventeen Exo, they are very active/outgoing and full of energy When we were both performing at Music Show, we exchanged each other’s CD Exo debuted earlier than us, but they wrote in the CD case, “Crayon Pop sunbaenim(senior: for debuting earlier) your new music is so good”(very polite) they wrote it in such an adorable way So we told them, aren’t you guys sunbaenim? So they said really confidently,
“no you guys debuted earlier than us” so we said, “oh really?” and just ended it like that but later on we found out they debuted earlier than us so we thought, is our age that evident on our face? I have that memory of Exo, it’s been a long time BTS used the same shop as us Few members always practiced Japanese Even while getting their makeup/hair, they were really practicing So I always thought, wow they are so diligent/committed (it was evident that BTS put so much effort)
that’s why I remember even until now Isn’t that probably why they are so successful now? Q. In average, is the income pretty high? It differs by company, but from what I know, it gets calculated every 3 months You gotta break even in order to start the distribution For example, Let say this is all the expenses
(costume, clothes, vocal/dance lesson, food, stage, etc) When you start gaining profit, you pay off all the expenses first After all the expenses are paid off, then everything else becomes a plus After you break even like that, When the distribution starts how much would it be? company gets 60% This is normal. Company gets 60% and artist gets 40% It’s the norm so that’s why I’m saying this For some, it might be 70 company, 30 artist/group.
This is how it works for idols, usually. So from the 40%, you divide with the members and that final number is your real income Q. Most difficult part of being an idol?
A: You’re not really sure, of what you are doing, why you have to do certain things, how much you are receiving for going somewhere,
how things are being taken care of. Sometimes you really don’t even know where you are headed Those are the tough times
(all schedule decided by the company) Sometimes, you’d think, what am I really doing? “what will happen in the future?”
“when is my next album coming out?” Just because I want to release an album,
that doesn’t mean it’s gonna happen If the company says no, I can’t Even if I’m not ready,
if the company says to do it, I have to Uncertain future and the wait (anxiety of waiting for the decision of company for everything) hope and vain hope, having false hope I think that’s the most difficult part However, if it goes well, then it’s the best job ever Q. Pros for being an Idol? I will tell you what’s good about it.
What’s good about being an idol is that you have your fans I think that’s really what’s good about it The fact that I can talk with my own fans
I think that is really good There are many people who live and never have fans But for idols, I really like the fact that we have fans that look for us I’m really thankful for their fan heart and in fact, sometimes, I think it’s really crazy how they manage to do it Q. Do you want to release an album and perform again? Of course, with my fans, of course I want to release an album again But if you ask me, do you want to go back to being an idol? I would say, I would say, I did enough. I don’t think I can say I miss it Q. Any words for current trainees? Trainee period is the most difficult time,
because you don’t know when you can debut, and everyday you have to practice. Practice singing, dancing everyday
even if you have so much passion,
it’s not something easy it’s hard, so I hope they can bear it well A lot of entertainment companies are like this, because I am a trainee, I have to practice and
in the company’s point of view, I’m nothing so some companies(or people) act very rudely to trainees Every time this happens, always think of your dream, and really, you just have to bear through it, thinking that you will succeed Every time that happens, don’t be swayed by those people’s words If you continue with faith in yourself, that you will do great at the end, I think you could over come the difficult times Your debut will really come close Girls who did not have anywhere to go
because no one called them they just came out to the street they were at the practice room every single day They practiced over and over again Sometimes, no one responded to them However, they didn’t stumble but rather went forward They ended up on TV, became famous and received so much love from fans received beautiful results
(1st place!) WayLand supports all trainees
who are dreaming for their debut So today, I’ve organized and answered all the questions that you guys were curious about I don’t know if this solved all your questions If there are more things you are curious about, please leave it in the comments and I will make another Q&A video in the future. Please click “like” and “subscribe” button See you in the next video! bye!