Sun Ye’s childhood is quite known to most Wonder Girls fans. She lived with her granny since she was a kid and then learned that her mother passed away a long time ago while her dad didn’t really take care of her. She sees her grandparents as her real parents instead. You could feel her pain when she mentioned on Wonderful Outing about her grandfather who passed away without waiting for her. But she had willpower and endurance as she toughed it out for six years in training before finally debuting.
As for Sun Mi, her childhood is about the same as Sun Ye. Most will have visuals of Sun Mi growing up in a well-to-do family because she always gives the impression that she has a great childhood. But it’s not like that actually. Sun Mi’s father passed away when she was little and she lived in the rural area with her mum and elder brother. As life was difficult, she often had to pass on the chance to come to Seoul for study. This meant that Sun Mi grew up in a single-parent family but her character is so outgoing, bubbly and always optimistic. But you do feel that there is some hurt from Sun Mi which you won’t really feel it most of the times which shows how good she is at hiding it. This probably explains her weird 4-dimensional behavior and always seeking attention.
And Ye Eun, her examination results has always placed her in the top 10 in school. Her parents had reservations about her becoming a singer and objected to it. This was because the status of a singer in Korea is relatively low but she was determined to become one.
Their stories are kind of sad but yet they remain strong and put on a good show for us each time they stepped onto the stage. It isn’t easy for them so let’s not be too harsh on them and acknowledge their blood, sweat and tears!
You can read more about Sun Ye, Sun Mi sad stories at allkpop.com.
(Credit to Sun Mi Baidu)