Super Junior’s Leeteuk is the leader of one of the hottest k-pop groups in Korea, but he recently confessed that he almost debuted as a member of another group.
On the September 25 broadcast of SBS’ Strong Heart, Leeteuk stated, “I was in a group called Smile, and it was going to be the rival group of TVXQ. I went around and greeted everyone by saying, ‘Hello I’m Smile’s Jeong Su (Leeteuk’s real name).”
He added, “We almost debuted but the group failed. We didn’t know that [the South Korean soccer team] would make it to the semi-finals. Everybody was watching [the game], so even if we debuted, nobody would have paid attention to us.”
In response to Leeteuk’s comments, Kim Ji Hoon replied, “It’s better that this happened. There were five members and Leeteuk and Donghae survived, while the other three members couldn’t handle it and left. Now you’re a member of Super Junior.”
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