Singaporean K-pop Star Elaine Yuki Wong Wannabe Drops Out: the next Girl’s Generation, Singaporean Elaine Yuki Wong has dropped out and returned home.
Elaine, 23, announced on her blog in February this year that she was “Back For Good” and cited medical reasons for deciding to end her contract with Alpha Entertainment.
“I’ve dropped out from the girl group .. due to medical reasons and there being too tough … I couldn’t take it and broke down lots of times.” she wrote in a post explaining her return.
“It’s not easy being there, all my myself. Without friends and family. Especially in places which (sic) language you don’t even know how to speak. I can’t even describe and put it in words.”
Elaine and fellow Singaporean Ferlyn Wong, 20, beat 3,000 other hopefuls in 2010 to emerge tops in a mass audition held by Korean talent management agency JYP Entertainment and local company Alpha Entertainment.
Training for the girls in Seoul, Korea, came in the form of a military-style boot camp where they were not even allowed to go to the bathroom without a minder.
Their intense 14-hour days would start at 7 am and involve hours of gym, dance, singing, and swimming. The girls were also made to wear sunglasses both indoors and outdoors all the time and not allowed to apply any makeup. (via Yahoo Singapore)