Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon Shares Her Advice For “Produce 48” Contestants

In a recent pictorial and interview for @star1 magazine, Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon offered the contestants of Mnet’s “Produce 48” some personal advice! The “Produce 101” veteran and former I.O.I member is currently preparing to promote with fellow Weki Meki member Choi Yoojung and WJSN (Cosmic Girls) members Seola and Luda as the project group […]

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March Brand Reputation Rankings For Individual Girl Group Members Revealed

On March 18, the Korean Business Research Institute announced this month’s ranking for brand reputation among individual girl group members. The ranking is based on the analysis of consumers’ participation, media coverage, interaction, and community indexes for 111,233,224 pieces of big data on 318 girl group members from February 16 to March 17. With the recent premiere of […]

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Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon Responds To Being Called “Little Jun Ji Hyun”

Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon participated in a pictorial for The Star, where she talked about Weki Meki’s latest comeback, being known as “little Jun Ji Hyun,” and more. As the cover star for the magazine’s upcoming issue, Kim Doyeon first revealed, “I don’t usually dress in a feminine style, but there are days when I want […]

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February Brand Reputation Rankings For Individual Girl Group Members Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has published February’s results for brand reputation rankings among girl group members!

MOMOLAND’s JooE topped this month’s brand reputation rankings with a total score of 4,138,210. Red Velvet’s Irene followed up in second place with a total score of 3,852,928, while TWICE’s Momo came in third place with a score of 3,489,178.

A source from the Institute revealed that JooE was highly associated with the keywords “MOMOLAND,” “BBoom BBoom,” and “rumors” as she came in first place this month.

The top 30 rankings are as follows:

  1. MOMOLAND’s JooE
  2. Red Velvet’s Irene
  3. TWICE’s Momo
  4. Red Velvet’s Seulgi
  5. MOMOLAND’s Nancy
  6. Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun
  7. Red Velvet’s Joy
  8. MOMOLAND’s Yeonwoo
  9. Red Velvet’s Yeri
  10. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA
  11. TWICE’s Sana
  12. TWICE’s Dahyun
  13. Oh My Girl’s Arin
  14. gugudan’s Mina
  15. Red Velvet’s Wendy
  16. TWICE’s Nayeon
  17. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo
  18. TWICE’s Mina
  19. MOMOLAND’s Daisy
  20. TWICE’s Tzuyu
  21. TWICE’s Jeongyeon
  22. BLACKPINK’s Jennie
  23. EXID’s Hani
  24. Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung
  25. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
  26. Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon
  27. Oh My Girl’s YooA
  28. gugudan’s Kim Sejeong
  29. TWICE’s Jihyo
  30. Girls’ Generation’s Yuri

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Stars Reveal Thoughts And Share Photos From High School Graduation

Including the several idols that graduated from the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA), many stars celebrated their high school graduation on February 8!

Wanna One’s Park Ji Hoon graduated from SOPA and commented, “I am happy and honored to have become an adult and graduate high school. Thank you to the fans that congratulated me.”

When asked what he wants to do now that he is an adult, he shared, “I wanted to talk about becoming adults together with Woo Jin and the older Wanna One members, but we did that as soon as the year began, so I already achieved it.”

Wanna One’s Park Woo Jin graduated from Korea Art High School. He commented, “Thank you so much to everyone that congratulated me on graduating. I am happy to graduate, but as time passes, I think I will miss school. I want to really thank my homeroom teacher that has taken good care of me until now. I will show a more improved side of myself after graduating. To my parents also, I thank you and love you.”

Brand New Music head Rhymer posted a photo with MXM at Park Woo Jin’s graduation and wrote, “Congratulations on graduating, Woo Jin!”

After their graduations, the two members held a celebratory V Live broadcast to thank fans and express their thoughts. With the request of fans, they also switched school uniforms for a bit. Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon and APRIL’s Naeun both graduated from SOPA. Kim Doyeon shared, “I teared up at the thought of my school life ending today. I concluded my school life well while taking lots of photos with friends. Naeun said it hasn’t hit her yet that she graduated, and she expressed happiness at graduating together with friends.

Naeun also took to her Instagram, sharing photos which include a few with Kim Doyeon. She congratulated herself and added, “My precious people! Let’s become great people. Thank you so so much to my family and Fineapple who congratulated me.”

gugudan’s Mina, who also graduated from SOPA, revealed, “While listening to the speech of a classmate during graduation, a lot of memories came to mind, and I felt sad about saying goodbye and even shed some tears. However, I am very happy as I gained a lot at school and met a lot of great people.”

Actress Kim Yoo Jung graduated from the Goyang High School of Arts. Her agency Sidus HQ uploaded a photo of her at graduation and congratulated her.

NCT’s Mark commented before his graduation from SOPA, “High school life was very valuable. There is a lot I learned as a high school student, and I feel very thankful.”

Afterwards, he held a V Live broadcast at lunch with NCT members. He revealed that he had to wake up an hour early to get ready for graduation, but the members all got up together and got ready with him. Jaehyun commented, “We wanted to join him for his last trip to school.”WM Entertainment labelmates Arin and Laun also shared their thoughts after graduating from SOPA.

Oh My Girl’s Arin remarked, “As I am 20-years-old now, I want to grow into a more responsible adult. Thank you to everyone that sent support for my graduation, and I am thankful to my parents and Oh My Girl members. I don’t want to forget these memories.”

ONF’s Laun, who is also part of the final “MIXNINE” group, thanked everyone that congratulated him. He added, “During the graduation ceremony, the times until now seemed to flash by like a panorama. It hasn’t hit me yet that I graduated, but I want to grow into someone whose future will be more anticipated. I think I will really miss these moments later on.” Laun concluded by thanking his fellow ONF members who showed up to support his graduation and expressing his love towards his parents.

A few photos were released of ROMEO’s Kangmin also at SOPA graduation together with his members.

SF9’s Rowoon posted on Twitter to congratulate Chani on his graduation from SOPA. He wrote, “I cannot believe that our baby Chani is finally graduating. I am really sorry that I can’t be there today. You have done so well until now, so let’s continue to do well together. I love you Chani.”

Golden Child posted two photos of Donghyun from SOPA graduation. Their official Instagram account revealed that he was almost unable to attend due to a pre-recording for “M!Countdown,” but he was able to make it thanks to the help of many people.

Donghyun also revealed photos taken with Laun and Kangmin.

Cosmic Girls members all attended SOPA graduation to support Yeoreum and Dayoung.

A photo was also revealed of Yeoreum and Dayoung in their uniforms for the last time. Dayoung shared through an interview, “Yeoreum and I were picked up early and came to school. At the time, the other members were all in bed. It was a completely surprise visit. I was shocked and happy to see them in the classroom.”

PRISTIN’s Yehana revealed after her graduation from SOPA, “I still cannot believe that I have gone from my teens to my 20s and am now an adult. I will miss my school and friends.” She added, “Now that I have graduated, I feel like I have really become an adult. As I have become an adult, I will show responsible actions, and I will work hard to show good sides of myself.”

The PRISTIN members were also present at the graduation, to which Yehana commented, “Ahead of my graduation, I asked PRISTIN members to come. They said they would, but I didn’t know that they would all really come like this.”

GOOD DAY’s Haeun graduated from Pangok High School. She wrote, “Everyone that congratulated me, my family, members, thank you all. My teachers and friends, I love you.”

Congratulations to all the graduates!

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Idols Graduate From School Of Performing Arts Seoul

On February 8, the graduation ceremony was held for the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA).

One of the most popular high schools for young idols and actors, various top stars, most born in 1999, graduated from the school this year.

Check out photos of some of the graduates below!

(Idols who did not stand at the photo wall include gugudan’s Mina, SF9’s Chani, and Golden Child’s Donghyun.)

Weki Meki’s Kim DoyeonAPRIL’s NaeunNCT’s MarkWanna One’s Park Ji HoonOh My Girl’s ArinCosmic Girls’ Yeoreum and DayoungPRISTIN’s YehanaMAS’s Dongmyeong (“Produce 101 Season 2,” “The Unit”)Romeo’s KangminONF’s Laun (“MIXNINE” Kim Min Seok)Congratulations to all the graduates!

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Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon To Not Apply For College Admission This Year

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Kim Doyeon will reportedly forgo college entrance in 2018.

The Weki Meki member completed her college entrance exam in November, and she will be attending her graduation from the School of Performing Arts Seoul on February 8.

However, she has decided to not apply for colleges this year and focus on promotions instead.

Kim Doyeon is currently a fixed panel member on “Get It Beauty,” and she will make her drama debut with “Short,” which airs its first episode on February 12. Weki Meki is also set to make a comeback on February 21.

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