Having made their debut 3 years ago [Translator's note: U-Kiss did not debut 3 years ago, but 1 and a half years ago, in September 2008], U-Kiss (Alexander, Kevin, Eli, Kibum, Soohyun, Dongho, Kiseop) revealed the hardships they faced from their trainee days till the day they gained popularity with 'Man Man Ha Ni', for the first time.
During the early days of debut, maknae Dongho explained that when he was in the waiting room while filming variety programs, he felt alienated and received questions such as "who are you?" from his fellow entertainers. The first person to approach Dongho was Korea's top MC, Yoo Jae Suk, with the words "Dongho ya~ I really like U-Kiss' Man Man Ha Ni". Dongho confessed that he is very thankful and that this one line gave him lots of encouragement.
Another members of U-Kiss, Eli, who has a bright personality, also revealed, as tears filled his eyes, the hardship he faced during his hostel life in China since he was 15, and how he lived on ramen for 3 months. Since he had no money, Eli bought ramen and he would eat ramen for a day and drink the remaining soup the next day.
Soohyun revealed how after losing his father as a kid, he faced significant psychological shock as well as financial distress, but he did not give up his dream of being a singer. Kiseop also shared the hardships he faced from joining the group late, as well as how he continuously failed many auditions and suffered from depression.
Kiseop then revealed tearfully that he saw his mother crying in her room and told himself to wake up. After hearing the U-Kiss members, who have a cheerful appearance, pour out their sufferings honestly, the staff members all had a solemn expression.
Meanwhile, during the members' first trip together, they will reveal their deep friendship as well as more heart wrenching stories during U-Kiss' Vampire on the 5th of the month.
Credits: ukissme.SG (Translations)
I love U-Kiss even more after I read this