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If you have been watching Mnet "Produce 48" consistently, you would definitely remember Starship Entertainment's Jang WonYoung. Not only did she win the viewers' hearts by being ranked the 3rd as of July 13th but she was also the center during the group evaluation.

Recently some netizens found out that Jang WonYoung may not be Korean but rather of Chinese descendant.

Previously on Mnet's official website for "Produce 48", it was noted by some that Mnet had actually keyed in Jang WonYoung's English name as Chang YuanYing at the beginning

Netizens Ask Why Does "Produce 48" Jang WonYoung's Nationality Matters For Some

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After some time, it was being switched to Jang WonYoung instead.

Netizens were confused by the sudden switch and some were also guessing if Starship Entertainment or Mnet was trying to hide her actual nationality.

Judging from the English name which Mnet had first uploaded, some are guessing if Jang WonYoung is from Taiwan or China. It was also noted that Taiwanese news media, ETtoday, had also covered Jang WonYoung as Taiwanese in one of their reports. They reported that Jang WonYoung's father is Taiwanese and her mother is Korean.

Netizens Ask Why Does "Produce 48" Jang WonYoung's Nationality Matters For Some

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The news was reported in Chinese and for those who may be curious, you can find the link here.

Netizens Ask Why Does "Produce 48" Jang WonYoung's Nationality Matters For Some

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Yet, according to Jang WonYoung's peers in school, her father is Korean but was born in Taiwan and holds a Taiwanese passport. As for her mother, she is a mixed Korean. However, there has not been any official confirmation by Starship Entertainment.

According to idol best, a netizen revealed that he or she had called Starship Entertainment to ask about the nationality of Jang WonYoung but they responded by saying that they cannot provide any comments.

Netizens Ask Why Does "Produce 48" Jang WonYoung's Nationality Matters For Some

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At this point, many are suspicious about the answer which Starship Entertainment had given. However, some fans also think that the nationality of Jang WonYoung should not matter and instead focus on supporting her wholeheartedly. Some netizens also feel that this only became an issue because neither Starship Entertainment nor Mnet are giving fans a proper answer.

What do you think of this situation?

 

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dream
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Nov 30, 2019 04:41 pm

I miss IZ*ONE so much... I pray they are in good health and that the album will soon be released T^T I love Eyes, Fiesta, and Dreamlike!

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Jul 9, 2019 12:29 pm
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Jun 17, 2019 11:36 pm

I'm already 16 and still not sure if I want to pursue medicine or art, and she's here working hard for a future that'll probably pay more ... I'm not jealous at all...

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Jun 2, 2019 05:02 am

she’s 3 years older than me and she’s debuted i’m jealous i want to debut too but how when my mom doesn’t want me to

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Apr 12, 2019 11:48 am

wait me and her have the same bday and we’re born on the same year and while she’s actually doing something with her life I’m here procrastinating my homework

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Jan 9, 2019 09:19 pm

she is same age as me ......i like her from india

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Nov 14, 2018 01:59 pm

She is the same age as me...what am I doing with my life

extime
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Nov 1, 2018 12:22 am

baby Wonyoung in Hanbok

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Jun 4, 2019 10:06 am
Reply to  extime

Awwww....so adorable!

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Jan 18, 2019 02:16 pm
Reply to  extime

thats really cute

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extime
Oct 31, 2018 09:23 pm

Korean passport in her hand.

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Sep 22, 2018 01:53 am

Frankly i can guess why, firstly if she is being introduced as Taiwanese instead of Korean, she might not get as many votes from fans who will rather support a Korean trainee as center over her, or judging from how Tzuyu has "sufferred" from the Taiwan-China scandal, in introducing herself either as "Chinese or Taiwanese" it could either trigger a backlash on either side anyway.
its probably just better to leave it as she is Korean as nationality, though i am not sure if she might be holding a Taiwanese passport.

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Aug 1, 2020 06:27 am
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she was born in korea therefore she has a korea passport
yes, if they revealed that she was taiwanese (descendants of native chinese) less people would like her and vote for her because koreans like voting for koreans... knetzs smh)
votes were manipulated but she was still ranked 7th

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Sep 3, 2018 01:56 pm

It does not really matter, but it is suspicious as to why Starship Entertainment and Mnet think that it is important to disclose information like that. It could have been a good or bad thing.

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Sep 1, 2018 10:45 am

Why does this matter? What matters is why is she first (sorry i'm salty and confused).

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Aug 1, 2020 06:29 am
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the votes were ringed ahahahah
she was originally ranked 7th but a lot of her popularity came from her flirting with cameras... thats how i see it and her ranking high (fake rankings btw)

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Jan 12, 2019 01:25 pm
Reply to  Elf_

That's based on opinion lol.. I wouldn't mind if she was in the line up but her being the center is one of the reasons I won't become a Wiz*one xd

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Jan 4, 2019 11:55 pm
Reply to  Elf_

You just obliterated the dude(or girl idc) lmaoo. Btw she's first because she's the best center tbh.

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Nov 24, 2018 09:54 pm
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One, I’m not a WI*Zone. Two, did I say I cared about her nationality? Three, I could give you a list of trainees from produce 48 that “worked their butt off” and is more talented than her. Also you really shouldn’t tell someone to screw off just because they don’t agree with you. I already apologized in my comment so I don’t see why you’re making such a big deal out of it. This is why people say Wonyoung fans are immature.

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Nov 24, 2018 05:17 pm
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she is first because she worked her butt off during PD48. second of all, her nationality doesn't even matter. what matters is that we support her whole heartedly as WI*ZONE. you cannot call yourself a WI*ZONE if you say stuff like this. the national producers have made their choice. what is done is done. her "taiwanese name" might be chang yuan ying, but her korean name is jang wonyoung.

what ever her nationality is, i don't care.
wonyoung is a precious human being who needs to be protected at all times.
now screw off.

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Sep 1, 2018 07:04 am

why does this matter??? after all~ they making a GLOBAL girl anyway.....

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Aug 28, 2018 03:10 am

This is the epitome of retarded stuff to be reported or to care about

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Nov 24, 2018 05:19 pm
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i agree