So what do these three celebrities have in common on the reality audition program?
It turns out that the three lovely ladies are the top three artists that MIXNINE idol trainees look up to as role models. Ariana Grande, arguably the most popular global female pop star at the moment with vocal abilities that come second to none is actually an inevitable choice of a role model for any aspiring singer.
IU is one of South Korea's most prominent singer-songwriter artist who holds countless impressive record-setting achievements in K-Pop. Lee HyoRi is an iconic veteran idol who has influenced many current popular K-Pop idols.
From the choice of role model of all one hundred female idol trainees that are currently on MIXNINE, the three superstars were the most influential celebrities.
Ariana Grande - 13
IU - 12
Lee HyoRi - 10
HyunA - 6
BoA - 4
HyunA and BoA were also some of the popular choices of role models as well. The remaining 55 role models consisted of Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Rihanna, TaeYeon, members of BLACKPINK, Jo Kwon, Jay Park, and many others.