Reality survival programmes are becoming increasingly popular in K-Pop these days – the struggle of making the final cut is a well-documented process, with the blood, sweat and tears shed by the trainees broadcasted for the world to see.
For IN2IT, the eight members were also decided through such a process – to be exact, they went up against 5,500 applicants before qualifying for the Boys24 programme, which put them through 260 shows throughout months of intense competition before their debut last October.
Made up of Hyunuk, Inho, Inpyo, Isaac, Jiahn, Jinsub, Sunghyun and Yeontae, the octet embarked on their first Asia showcase tour earlier this month, with Singapore (Feb 2) being the first stop on their list, followed by pit stops in Kuala Lumpur (Feb 4) and Jakarta (Feb 10) shortly after.
The first order of business for IN2IT as they kick started their tour was dealing with the media in closed-door interviews, held at the One Farrer Hotel & Spa. With the first interview scheduled at 11am, we were pleasantly surprised to see that they arrived at least 10 minutes ahead of time and were all raring to go.
During our interview slot, we were also taken aback by the name tags that each of them pinned on their jackets. “They’re rookies, so we hope that this can help with any confusion that the media might have about the members!” one of their minders chirped when we asked about the unique choice of fashion accessory.