While a list of trainees who suffered from Mnet’s audition program Produce series’s vote manipulations has been released, attention is being paid to what they have been up to recently.
Earlier today, names of trainees who were supposed to be in Wanna One, IZ*ONE and X1 were revealed, shocking the netizens. Here is the list: Season 1 (Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Hye Rin), Season 2 (Sung Hyun Woo, Kang Dong Ho), Season 3 (Lee Kaeun, Han Cho Won), and Season 4 (Anzardi Timothee, Kim Kook Heon, Lee Jin Woo, Goo Jung Mo, Lee Jin Hyuk, Geum Dong Hyun).
Kim Soo Hyun appeared in JTBC’s MIXNINE after leaving Produce 101 Season 1 and received much love from teenagers for her role in A-Teen. Seo Hye Rin is currently running her own YouTube channel “Bom Hye Rin.”
Sung Hyun Woo debuted as a member of LIMITLESS under the stage name A.M, while Kang Dong Ho is working as NU’EST as Baekho. Lee Kaeun and Han Cho Won are currently running their own YouTune channels, and Han Cho Won recently appeared in an episode of Park Mi Sun’s YouTube channel.
Anzardi Timothee is working as a model under the management of ESteem, while Kim Kook Heon is a member of B.O.Y. Lee Jin Woo and Goo Jung Mo are each members of GHOST9 and CRAVITY. Lee Jin Hyuk is continuing his UP10TION activities and his acting career in earnest. Geum Dong Hyun recently appeared in Best Mistake Season 2.
After the list was made public, Lee Kaeun, Han Cho Won, Anzardi Timothee, Kim Kook Heon, Lee Jin Woo, Lee Jin Hyuk and Geum Dong Hyun said that they have no official position to release. Goo Jung Mo, Kang Dong Ho and Kim Soo Hyun gave no feedback, and Seo Hye Rin was unreachable.
Sung Hyun Woo, however, left a lengthy message on his Instagram. He wrote, “I wanted to show an even more perfect performance as it was the chance I desperately wanted, and I stayed until dawn to practice with the cinematographer just to show my face one more time. I felt sad then and I still do now. But rather than focusing on the fact that I was eliminated, I was satisfied with the fact that I did my best in this precious opportunity, grateful that I got to grow up more, and thankful that I got to say my last words. I would appreciate it if you could send me support for my future music activities, rather than feeling sorry for me. I’m truly grateful to our fans for always supporting us and worrying about me.”