BAE173’s Pre-Debut Story
After seeing the names of the member, you must be feeling familiar with some of their names. And, yeah, you are probably right. Some members of BAE173 have been introduced way before they made their debut in BAE173.
So, here’s the story.
Way before BAE173 was formed, Junseo, the leader, participated in a survival show called Boys24. In Boys24, there are 27 male trainees divided into four units. Junseo was in the white unit. At that time, Junseo belonged to Starship Entertainment.
But, fate told him that his journey wasn’t there. He moved to MBK Entertainment, and they later debuted him with BAE173 under their subsidiary company PocketDol Studio.
The other familiar members must be Hangyul and Dohyon.
These two members have been seen on TV since the Produce x 101 era. As you may already know, Produce x 101 is a survival show of male trainees from several companies that will later debut in a temporary group with the top 11 participants in the final round.
Both Hangyul and Dohyun did not only participate in the show but also made it into the top 11 trainees. Hangyul and Dohyun were then included in the line-up of Produce x 101‘s boy group called X1 along with 9 other trainees from different companies.
However, X1 had to disband due to a scandal regarding Mnet and some other companies that played dirty toward the line-up of the successful trainees. It was reported that they manipulated the votes so trainees from their companies could get higher rankings.
That’s an incredible fraud, and it’s actually not X1’s fault as the trainees were innocent. But, they had to say goodbye to fans even though they were only active for a few months.
However, It was not over for Hangyul and Dohyun. Their company was planning to make a debut for the two of them. But, it wasn’t BAE173. Instead, on April 21, 2020, they debuted as a duo called H&D.
In September 2020, the agency released a statement that they will be releasing a mini-album called Umbrella which will be their last album. This is because, at the same time, PocketDol Studio reported that H&D will be included in their new boy group, BAE173.
Finally, the last member that you may or may not feel familiar with is probably Doha. You may not be familiar with his name, but Doha’s real name is Na Gyu-min.
He’s a child actor and has starred in some dramas and movies. Some of the popular movies and dramas that he has starred in are Bread Love and Dream, My Daughter Seo-young, To the Beautiful You, and Reply 1994.
The rest of the members were trainees that were not revealed by the company before their teaser photos were released.
On September 4, 2020, PocketDol Studio released a statement that they will be debuting a new group that included Hangyul and Dohyon, the two idols that debuted in the duo H&D.
Here is the trailer of BAE173 that was used to tease fans about their upcoming debut!
But, the official debut date for BAE173 was still quite far off. Fans were forced to wait for them to debut while getting the introduction of each member one by one.
So, the company would release a new member that will be included in the line-up and release their teaser photos. Finally, they released the official name for the group.
The first member to be revealed was Dohyon on September 4, 2020.
Here is the teaser video of Dohyon!
The second member to be revealed was Bit on September 7, 2020.
Here is the teaser video of Bit!
The third member to be revealed was Doha on September 9, 2020.
Here is the teaser video of Doha!
The fourth member to be revealed was Youngseo on September 11, 2020.
Here is the teaser video of Youngseo!
The fifth member to be revealed was Muzin on September 14, 2020.
Here is the teaser video of Muzin!
The sixth member to be revealed was J-Min on September 16, 2020.
Here is the teaser video of J-Min!
The seventh member to be revealed was Yoojun on September 18, 2020.
Here is the teaser video of Yoojun!
The eight-member to be revealed was Junseo on September 21, 2020.
Here is the teaser video of Junseo!
The last member to be revealed, though definitely not the least, was Hangyul, who was revealed on September 23, 2020.
Here is the teaser video of Hangyul!
Finally, all the members of BAE173 have been completed!