How K-Pop Idols Prepare For The Special “First Pitch” In Baseball—Featuring IVE’s Wonyoung

Wonyoung made sure to practice.

One of the highlights of a female K-Pop idol’s career is throwing the ceremonial first pitch in a local baseball game. It is a venue where they can show off their athleticism as well as their incredible physique and visuals.

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Contrary to what some may think, the singers do not show up unprepared. Despite not having the time to dedicate full-on practice sessions for the pitch, they still try to correct their forms when possible.

IVE‘s Wonyoung is one of these people. She recently went viral for her heart-stopping first pitch at the Doosan Bears baseball game versus KT held last June 19.

IVE’s Wonyoung

A recently released video on IVE’s YouTube channel showed fans what happened behind the scenes.

Prior to the game, Wonyoung met with two players from the Doosan Bears. The first thing she did was to learn the proper way to hold the baseball from one of them.

Wonyoung and Leeseo with players from the Doosan Bears

Afterwards, she showed them her stance to receive their approval.

Like the perfect student that the show’s editors called her, she listened intently to the advice given by the players.

You should throw it a bit higher.

— Doosan Bears

Though Wonyoung’s pitch during the game was a tad too high for Leeseo to hit, she was still a crowd favorite.

Check out the full video below.

Source: YouTube

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