NCT’s Jaemin Once Revealed His Only Predebut Video Was A Commercial About The 1988 Seoul Olympics

He was only 8 years old!

NCT‘s Jaemin once revealed that the only footage of him prior to entering SM Entertainment was a commercial, and NCTzens were quick to find the video!

Jaemin is a member of the NCT sub-unit, NCT DREAM. | @NCTsmtown_DREAM/Twitter

In a livestream back in 2019, Jaemin and Jeno were speaking about past footage of them and whether they wanted to “erase” it all. Jeno had been in multiple commercials as a child. He said he doesn’t want to erase it, but it does “bother” him.

Jeno (left) and Jaemin (right). | KBS예능/VLIVE

On the other hand, Jaemin said there were “no videos of me from the past actually.” Other than one!

| KBS예능/VLIVE 

Jaemin did a commercial where he “rolled a hoop,” but his face wasn’t shown in it! All you could see of him was his back.

| KBS예능/VLIVE  

Fans quickly went to work and found the commercial! This 2008 commercial was about the 1988 Seoul Olympics, specifically a historic moment in the opening ceremony where a 7-year-old boy rolled a hoop across the field.

The famous “hoop boy” from the opening ceremony of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. | Olympics/YouTube 

Jaemin recreated that moment for the commercial! Depending on what time of year this was filmed, Jaemin would have been 7- or 8-years-old, similar to the original “hoop boy.”

Jaemin in the 2008 commercial. | 요잇❗/YouTube 

According to Jaemin, this is the only footage of him before joining SM Entertainment as a trainee. What a role to play in your first ever commercial!

| Olympics/YouTube

| 요잇❗/YouTube 

Check out the video of it below!

Source: VLIVE and YouTube

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