Despite having a history as a dancer, even appearing in the music video for LEXY‘s song “Ma People” at just 11 years old, Momo revealed her extreme dieting experience from back when she was a trainee.
Back in 2018, Momo explained that in order to appear on a showcase, she was told to lose 7kg (about 15lbs). She had only about a week to accomplish the weight loss goal.
For her part, Jihyo admitted that she thought it was amazing Momo was able to accomplish the goal.
Momo emphasized that she was told to lose 7k (roughly 15lbs), no matter what, because that was the only way she would be allowed to participate in the showcase.
In order to accomplish her goal, she didn’t eat anything for a week except ice cubes and went to the gym daily.
In spite of how hard she was working to hit her goal, she thought even the ice cubes would make her gain weight, so she spat them out.
She was so hungry and tired that one night, as she was settling into bed, she was so afraid that she would die in her sleep that she began to cry.
The other members of TWICE were appalled when they heard Momo’s story, and Jeongyeon declared, “That’s too much.”
Watch the heart-wrenching clip below: