The following words are translated by rkxo@soompi from an article written by a Korean Wonderful in Wonderholic. Why do the Wonder Girls receive so much love from nearly everyone in Korea and world-wide? Some say it’s their music, their pretty face, JYP, (insert your own), etc. But as you grow to love and understand them, you will know that it’s their humanity that attracts you. What makes a group strong is showing care and concern for each other no matter when. Only then, can the group soar high and overcome any difficulties.
While So Hee was recuperating from her motorcycle accident and HyunA left the Wonder Girls shortly after, the remaining trio (Ye Eun, Sun Ye, and Sun Mi) had to continue performing as scheduled by themselves with generic girls. For Ye Eun, she expressed that that was very heartbreaking. After finishing one particular performance, she went to the washroom by herself and cried.
All the interviews that they did then was done with a sad face. Despite their busy schedule, they would stay overnight with So Hee at the hospital.
While travelling in between schedules, the Wonder Girls met with an accident. Sun Mi was the one in the most dangerous position as she was sitting in the middle. The moment when they got hit, Sun Ye grabbed her and pulled her to her side. For her act, Sun Ye ended up with the most injuries so much so that she couldn’t even walk properly in the aftermath of the accident.
On TenTen Club (radio show), Sun Mi talked about Sun Ye’s solo stage. She was so worried and nervous, crying her eyes out at the side while Sun Ye sang.
There were rumors about So Hee being left out and the others mistreating her. Ye Eun had a lot of bad things said about her and after that, she was no longer the Ye Eun that was free-spirited. She became quiet and reserved. As the others joked and laughed, she sat by herself and remained distant.
As the Sun Ye & Park Tae Hwan rumors surfaced, many gave hurtful remarks and left hateful comments on her minihompy. As Wonderfuls tried to help her out by leaving encouraging messages, they noticed that the hateful comments were being deleted. It was actually Sun Ye deleting them herself, alone in the apartment. But the speed of Sun Ye deleting the comments was very slow. As she was deleting them, she was reading them one by one. Other stars would just delete them as fast as they could for their image. But Sun Ye had left those people, messages saying it wasn’t her fault. She didn’t do anything wrong.
Wonder Girls really went through hard times
Sun Ye’s mom passed away when she was just a little girl and her dad isn’t in the best of health. Despite this, Sun Ye continued practicing for 7 years. During the Tell Me days after the accident, Sun Ye’s grandfather passed away before he could see her Tell Me comeback. Sun Ye lost her appetite and it was very noticeable how much weight she had lost. Not long ago, Sun Ye apologized to her grandma at a radio show. As teardrops trickled down her face, she said she will succeed for her grandma and let her do everything she wants.
Ye Eun’s dream was always to be a singer. She did not make it through many auditions with many people telling her to give up but she didn’t. She told them that she wanted to be a singer that could move and inspire people.
Sun Mi is always smiling. Not many know about Sun Mi’s past. The many hard times that she went through. Just right before the Wonder Girls debuted with Irony, Sun Mi’s dad passed away. During her JYP trainee days, she would travel up to Seoul from her hometown of Gyeong-ju by herself and practice.
So Hee would always leave messages on Sun Ye’s minihompy saying that training was very tiring for her and she wanted to quit sometimes. After HyunA left the group and the first album came out, the So Hee that was outgoing and always smiling was gone. When she was filming for her movie, she would go to Sun Ye and Ye Eun after filming and cry in their arms. As the rumors of her being mistreated by the others came out, she didn’t want the the other members to feel uncomfortable around her so she tried her best to be cheerful.
HyunA’s outgoing and big personality led to some harsh things being said. She had worked hard as a trainee for 4 years even with her health. She has chronic gastroenteritis which got her hospitalized and because of this, her parents did not let her continue with the Wonder Girls. Many unthoughtful rumors came up about why she left the group and there was a time where HyunA wrote an entry on her Cyworld saying that she did not want to live anymore.
Yoobin has told us before that she sometimes cries as she eats by herself. Her family are all overseas and she is very lonely. On holidays, as the other members leave the apartment to have dinner with their families, she stays home and has dinner by herself. During these hard times for her, she still had many bad things said about her taking over HyunA’s place. Many anti’s of hers had formed just because of the fact that she was a new member.
As Park Jin Young formed the Wonder Girls, he told Sun Ye to always come back to the practice room after performances and practice. Even during their Tell Me days where they barely got 3 or 4 hours of sleep, all of the members would come back after their schedule and practice. Not because someone ordered them to, but because they wanted to. Practise makes perfect.
Sun Ye, Ye Eun, So Hee, Sun Mi, Yoo Bin, HyunA
These are girls with lots of effort and heart.
Before performances they always check where the wonderfuls are sitting.
Always wave to the wonderfuls, always thank their wonderfuls.
Even after what they’ve been through, they are the Wonder Girls.