Song Minyoung has one of the most unique and heartbreaking stories in K-Pop.
Minyoung was once a trainee at JYP Entertainment and was supposed to debut as a member of 6MIX. Originally, TWICE was going to be a 6 member group called 6MIX.
The members of 6MIX consisted of Jihyo (whose name was Jisoo at the time), Sana, Jeongyeon, Nayeon, Minyoung, and Lena.
However, 6MIX went through constant lineup changes due to various trainees leaving JYP Entertainment, and it eventually led to 6MIX’s debut getting canceled. After this, JYP Entertainment produced the show SIXTEEN, which is the show that created TWICE. Lena ended up leaving JYP Entertainment before SIXTEEN began due to unknown reasons.
The remaining 5 members of 6MIX participated in SIXTEEN, and Minyoung was the only member to not make it into TWICE’s lineup.
After getting eliminated from SIXTEEN, Minyoung left JYP Entertainment, and not much has been heard of her since. Due to her inactivity for many years, many have assumed that she’s given up pursuing being an idol.