On the November 28 episode of the singing competition, contestant Hong Min Ji introduced herself as “a former SM Entertainment trainee from about 17 years ago who almost became a member of Girls’ Generation.”
[TRANS] The eight of us put everything on the line and tried our best in order to debut as a group called Girls’ Generation, and it’s not a group that was suddenly created overnight. It is true that we tried hard to create the best line up of members but... https://t.co/KVmyWQ8aK6— 💗 Stella 💗 (@SonexStella) 29 November 2019
sources: Soompi via Naver, @SonexStella
I can't find credible articles on her background, but it seems that she was with SM 17 years ago? (I've never heard about her being part of the lineup before previously) Comments are a mess with people focusing on Taeyeon's usage of 8 versus 9 though also.
omona, who are your memorable "almost didn't make it" SNSD members?