Whatever happened to the remaining 87 of Produce 101 who were unable to debut under I.O.I?
Ever since the K-Pop phenomenon called “Produce 101” happened on Mnet, a list full of girl group trainees were brought into the main spotlight. I.O.I has predictably received the most love and attention, but people wonder whatever happened to the rest of the girls? The remaining 87 girls took part in a various stages of debuting or practicing for their next chance.
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We were able to see some on variety shows or different channels of entertainment, but there are so many of them who are under the radar at the moment. We can’t help but be curious. Want to know where your favorite Produce 101 participant is up to right now?
Check out our list to see the updates on the life of the remaining Produce 101 girls!
Hwang InSun (Show Works): Debuted on April 28, 2016 with digital single “Emoticon”. Performed on various music shows.
Kwon EunBin (Cube): Debuted as a member of CLC on May 30, 2016. Debut album titled “NU.CLEAR”. In midst of promotions.
Preparing For Debut
Han HyeRi, Kim YoonJi, Kang ShiHyun (Star Empire) & Shim ChaeEun (Starship): Group formed with the name OlMangJolMang. Official fan cafe opened with V App promotions underway. Plans of debuting sometime in June 2016.
Ki HeeHyun (MBK): Preparing activities as a member of DIA with a comeback on June 14, 2016.
Kim MiSo, Heo Saem (MJ) & Park HaeYoung (2Able Company): Debuting under 2Able Company under the 7 member group called A.DE.
Kim MinJi, Kim HyungEun, Park SeHee, Lee JinHee (KCONIC): Debuting sometime around June or July under the group BULLDOk.
Kim WooJung (Happy Face): Preparing a debut album for July 2016.
Yoon SeoHyung (&Auguest): Participating in the musical “Romeo and Juliet” on July 2016, as well as preparing a debut single.
Park GaEul (AStory) & Nam SooJin (Magic Flash Company): Members of a 7 memberd girl group who are preparing for a debut sometime during 2016.
Jung HaeRim, Chu YeJin (Fantagio): Preparing debut as a part of a girl group for sometime next year.
Kang KyungWon, Kang YeBin, Kim MinKyung, Park SiYeon, Jung EunWoo (Pledis): Debuting under 10 member girl group, Pledis Girlz.
Ahn YeSeul (Majesty): Prepared a debut album for May, but debut delayed.
Kim DoHee, Kim SolYi, Bang JunHee, Oh HanAReum (Blessing): Debuting under girl group prepared by Blessing Entertainment and Elephant Entertainment.
Kang SiRa (ChungChunMusic): Prepared a debut for May, but delayed. Finalizing songs and practicing for debut.
Kim JooNa (MusicK): On last stages for debut
Yoon YuDam (FM): Contracted with Yale Entertainment and preparing for debut
Kim NaYoung (Jellyfish): Debuting in July with I.O.I’s Kim SeJeong and Kang MiNa
Trainee at a Company
Yoon ChaeKyung (DSP): Participating on Mnet’s “Gods of Music 2” under the group CIVA. Released a digital single with APRIL’s ChaeWon titled “Clock”. Continually practicing.
Kim SoHee (Music Works): Participating on Mnet’s “Gods of Music 2” under the group CIVA. Practicing as Music Works trainee.
Lee YoonSeo, Jeon SoYeon (Cube): No set debut date, but continually practicing. Latest photos featured on Cube’s trainee Instagram.
Jo SiYoon (DSP): Training hard after returning back as a trainee.
Kim DaNi (MBK): Not a part of DIA. Training as a trainee. If she would debut under a girl group, it would be a different girl group from DIA.
Park SoYeon (Loen): No set dates or plans for debut, but practicing as a trainee under Loen.
Seo HyeRin (SS): Training hard as a trainee.
Im JungMin (YAMA&HOTCHICKS): No set plans for debut, but practicing hard with other trainees.
Moon HyunJoo (NexStar): Training hard as a trainee.
Heo ChanMi (Double Kick Company): No set dates or plans for debut, but practicing as a trainee.
Lee SeHeun (NextLevel): No set dates or plans for debut, but practicing as a trainee.
Kim SooHyun (Mystic): No set dates or plans for debut, but practicing as a trainee. Plans to debut not only as an artist, but through various channels, such as an actress.
Ham YeJi (Star Planet): Participated in shoots, but no plans of debut. Continually training.
Lee SeoJung, Hwang SeYoung (Louders): Continually training.
Oh SeoJeong (M&H): M&H Girls were made as a promotional group. Currently training.
Kim TaeHa (Starship): Continually training.
Kim YeonJung, Shin HaeHyun, Lee ChaeRin, Choi YooBin, Han JiYeon (Midas): Midas Girls were made solely as a promotional group. Due to visa issues, Catherine Lee was replaced by Lee JiYoung. No set dates or plans for debut, but practicing as a trainees.
Hwang RiYoo (nh emg): Currently focusing on studies as a high school senior. Instead of routine training, participating when she has time.
Catherine Lee (Midas): Was unable to participate as a Midas Girls member due to visa issues, but currently training as a trainee.
Contracted with Label
Kim SiHyun: Contracted with YHK Entertainment Korea.
Yoo SuA (MJ): Contracted with YeDang Entertainment.
Kim SeoKyung: Attending vocal academies, participating in various promotional events.
Kim SiHyun, Kim JaYeon, Lee SooHyun, Hwang SooYeon, Hwang AYoung (Happy Face): Left Happy Face and are looking for new agencies. Kim JaYeon is currently promoting as a beauty mentor from Labiotte.
Pyun KangYoon (M2 Project): Meeting with different labels to sign with.
Choi EunBin (NexStar): Figuring out legal issues against GM Music with NexStar Entertainment
Kim HongEun (Happy Face): Training as an actress under N Company.
Kim JiSung (Happy Face): Training as a celebrity actress under N Company.
Ahn YooMi (Blessing): Finished shooting as a model for Witch’s Pouch and UnionLow. Currently studying to become an actress.
Separation from Label
Lee SooMin (Fantagio): Left Fantagio to train privately
Lee SooHyun, Lee HaeIn (SS): Successfully negotiated a termination of contract with SS. Training privately with plans of participating in “God of Music 2”. Lee HaeIn will feature on “1% of Everything”.
Kim DaJung (Hello Music): Left Hello Music and is currently the main model of a shopping mall.
Ng Sze Kai (ChoRokBaemEN): Returned to Hong Kong to participate in her original girl group As1
Niwa Saori (Majesty): After her contract expired, privately training outside of Majesty
Ariyosa Risa (TPing): Not with TPing. Participated in the red carpet of 2016 F/W Hera Seoul Fashion Walk in March
Park MinJi (Magic Flash Company): Living a private life as a student, meeting with different companies
Activities Not Related to Singing
Park HaYi (KennyStar): Featured on the MV of JukeBox, and shot a wedding shoot.
Kim BoSun (Louders): Performing as a 4 member performance live team called Red L
Kang SiWon: Rumored to have signed with DreamT Entertainment, but posted on personal Instagram that nothing is confirmed
Sung HaeMin: Replied with no comment.
Kim SulAh (E Cube Media): No information.
Kim MinJung: No information.
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