The members of IVE came to Starship Entertainment through very different ways. Jang Wonyoung was scouted during her older sister’s graduation ceremony, while Rei and Ahn Yujin both auditioned. Leeseo was scouted at the department store while buying a drink. Gaeul was scouted for her incredible dance skills at a dancing competition in Incheon, South Korea. But Starship Entertainment wasn’t the only one with their eye on her. How did she come to choose them?
On MMTG, MC JaeJae had to know just why and how Gaeul chose her current company.
While the contestants had not been aware that there were scouts at the competition, they did note that there seemed to be some strange people in attendance. After wondering who they were, most of them put the thought out of their heads and continued to compete. Gaeul was no exception.
She was approached after a competition by a scout. This scout was not from her current label but a different one. She had no choice but to reject them due to her parents’ disapproval. So how did she end up accepting Starship Entertainment’s offer?
She had cut a deal with her parents, who promised her that if she were scouted again a year later at another competition, they would acknowledge her skills and support her in pursuing her dream.
As fate would have it, the company that next offered her a deal was none other than Starship Entertainment.
Thinking about her deal with her parents, she coolly accepted their offer.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Gaeul came to be a part of IVE! DIVEs have to thank their lucky stars that Starship Entertainment beat everyone else to the punch when the window opened. We couldn’t imagine IVE without Gaeul’s presence! Check out the full episode of MMTG below.