An exclusive report by Xports News on March 8 states that a Brand New Music trainee ranked #1 and proudly took the center spot on the competition program. An insider commented, "The Brand New Music trainee not only has talent but also showed outstanding stage manner and became the center. The recording for 'M Countdown' is taking place with the main focus on the Brand New Music trainee."
The trainee was reportedly never exposed to the public. However, he is expected to rise to fame after his appearance on 'Produce 101' season 2. In fact, he is already being titled the next Jeon So Mi.
'Produce 101' season 2 is scheduled to air in the latter half of 2017.