A few pre-debut photos of South Korean sensation BLACKPINK (블랙핑크) have been circulating online recently. The pictures show the 4 members – Jennie, Jisoo, Rose and Lisa – with another girl, which everyone believe to be current (G)I-DLE member Cho Miyeon (조미연).

For those who don’t know, it was reported that YG boss Yang Hyunsuk originally planned to promote BLACKPINK as a 9-member all-girl ensemble. However, it was later announced that he had a changed of mind and decided to debut 4 of the girls first.

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“Although we don’t know exactly what he was thinking, the remaining 5 trainees are still at YG and BLACKPINK is thought of as an advance party, in a sense, back at the company,” said a source from the entertainment company.

Based on the photo above, Miyeon was pictured in the middle of the other BLACKPINK members. For fans who would like to know more about the 22-year-old starlet, check out this list of 5 fun facts about her:

1. Joined YG around the same time as Jennie

Cho Miyeon

During her middle school years, she auditioned for a spot in YG Entertainment. It was also reported that she joined the entertainment company around the same time with BLACKPINK member Jennie.

The aspiring star has spent over 5 years as a trainee. She was slated to become a part of BLACKPINK’s original lineup. However, her stint with YG was cut short after she departed with the company in February 2016, 6 months before the “Kill This Love” hit maker’s official debut.

2. Got involved in a rumour with “Mix & Match” contestant Jung Jinhyung

Cho Miyeon

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Although the main reason for her departure from YG remains unanswered up until today, word has it that Miyeon was caught on a vacation trip in Japan with fellow YG trainee alum, Jung Jinhyung. As a result, she was asked to leave BLACKPINK as well as the agency for good.

3. Debut with (G)I-DLE

Miyeon then signed a contract with Cube Entertainment – home to famous past and present K-pop acts such as B2ST, 4Minute, BTOB, to name a few – and spent 8 years of training at the company. She eventually made it in the lineup of (G)I-DLE with other talented members including Jeon Soyeon, Soojin, Yuqi, Minnie and Shuhua.

The girls made their much-anticipated debut with the release of their 1st EP called “I Am” in May 2018. The girls have been sweeping the K-pop scene by storm with their record-breaking achievements.

Check out some of our favourite tracks of them here:

4. Mnet “Queendom”

Cho Miyeon
Source: Mnet

In addition, (G)I-DLE has gained K-fans’ attention thanks to their appearance on Mnet’s survival show called “Queendom”. In this case, the 6-member girl band was notable for pushing the limits in terms of showcasing various colours and sides of themselves in their stage performances.

If you don’t believe us, feel free to watch these clips below:

5. Current relationship with BLACKPINK

Cho Miyeon
Source: Kpop Hit

Miyeon revealed once in a radio show despite not getting the chance to debut together with Jennie (as well as Jisoo, Lisa and Rose), they still keep in touch and maintain a close relationship with each other.

Not only that, the 4 girls also left some sweet congratulatory message for her to celebrate her long-awaited debut with (G)I-DLE. Check out BLACKPINK’s reaction to Miyeon’s performance with her current group below:

Do you have any other fun facts to share about Miyeon or (G)I-DLE as a whole? Hit us up in the comments section.

Oh, and don’t forget to #StanGIDLE 🙂

Sources: Koreaboo, K-pop Profiles, Wikipedia.

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