RIIZE Wonbin Opens Up About Nearly Quitting SM Entertainment — ‘When I first joined…’

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RIIZE’s Wonbin, celebrated for his striking looks and undeniable talent, revealed a surprising revelation recently. The idol nearly walked away from the industry giant, SM Entertainment, on the very day he signed on.

“I remember it clearly,” Wonbin shared in a candid vlog. “When I first joined the company, I called my parents and said, ‘I don’t think I can do this.’ The very first day. I was so shocked.”

RIIZE WONBIN
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RIIZE WONBIN

Intimidating Presence of Sungchan and Eunseok

What caused this moment of doubt for the budding star? It wasn’t the challenges of the training regimen or the pressure of the industry. It was his first encounter with fellow trainees, Sungchan and Eunseok.

RIIZE Sungchan
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RIIZE Sungchan
RIIZE Eunseok
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RIIZE Eunseok

“They were tall and handsome,” Wonbin recalled, his voice tinged with the memory of uncertainty. “The way I saw it, it was the first time I’d seen such people dance so well too. I thought that I couldn’t make it.”

A Trio of Unmatched Talent

Indeed, Eunseok and Sungchan, even in their trainee days, exuded an undeniable charm and talent that left a lasting impact on Wonbin. Their presence seemed larger than life, casting doubt on his own abilities to succeed in the competitive world of K-pop.

RIIZE WOnbin,Sungchan, Eunseok
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RIIZE WOnbin,Sungchan, Eunseok

However, fate had other plans. Wonbin persevered through his initial doubts and uncertainties, eventually forming a trio with Sungchan and Eunseok that fans now celebrate as iconic.

In recent news, an image shared in the RIIZE fan community has caused a stir within the Internet. The picture was promoting an upcoming birthday event for RIIZE’s member Wonbin, featured his head edited onto NCT’s member Jeno’s body.

Netizens had mixed reactions, with some questioning the motive and authenticity of the edit. This incident prompts a reflection on the intersection of fandom creativity and digital manipulation in the age of AI (Artificial Intelligent).