It’s official – Secret (시크릿)’s Sunhwa (한선화) will be leaving TS Entertainment.
In an official statement, the agency confirmed that the singer has decided to not renew her contract, which ends on 13th October, ending her promotions with the 4-member idol girl group. Previously, it was rumoured that Sunhwa wants to pursue her career as an actress.
The announcement reads:
“Hello, this is TS Entertainment.
Sunhwa, who has been active as a member of SECRET and as an actress for the past 7 years. She will be ending her contract with our label as well.
SECRET will continue as a 3-member group with Hyosung, Ji Eun, and Hana, who have renewed their contracts, and we are planning to continue work as usual by supporting their individual activities as well. We thank you for the warm support you have showed SECRET, and we ask that you continue to support and show interest to SECRET and Sunhwa.”
Sunhwa made her debut as a singer through SECRET in 2009 with the group’s debut single, “I Want You Back”, but it wasn’t until the release of “Shy Boy” in January 2011 that the girls won their very first music show award on “M! Countdown”.
Best known for her regular appearance in KBS2’s “Invicible Youth” (청춘불패), a variety show about surviving in the Korean rural outdoors, alongside other female K-Pop idol group members such as former 4Minute member Hyuna, Girl’s Generation’s Yuri, and Kara’s Hara.
Good Luck, Sunhwa. We wish you all the best!
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