Career Resurrection: After Temptastic and "Yayaya" failed to meet expectations, many wondered what would become of T-ara. Enter "Roly-Poly," which became one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) hits of 2011.
Predebut, Eunjung starred in FT Island's debut MV "Lovesick".
Predebut, Hyomin was in FT Island's "Heaven" MVs.
Irony as She Is Cast: The girls have caught a lot of flack for not being able to sing well live; this is only made worse by songs like "Bo Peep Bo Peep" and "Roly-Poly," which are either auto-tuned to death or are sang in octaves not within their natural range. The truth is that they actually CAN sing, as evident by a lot of songs from their first album as well as their latest mini-album Black Eyes.
Old Shame: Jiyeon was involved in a scandal in which she allegedly stripped for a guy on webcam (which later got uploaded to the porn website XVideos. She was only 13 when this reportedly happened. Needless to say the future of the group was called into question, but the whole mess just kind of faded away, at least until the Hwayoung scandal, when it was brought back full force and used to "prove" that Jiyeon was a horrible slut with no morals who bullied poor innocent little Hwayoung.