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IOI members name some of their role models in K-entertainment

By jubilantj   Friday, September 2, 2016   61,725   3,864   0



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On the September 2 installment of 'Sketchbook,' IOI members named role models who had helped water their dreams to be entertainers.

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Do Yeon, Pinky, Na Young picked Girls' Generation while Yoo Jung, So Mi, and Chung Ha picked 2NE1 as the role models they look up to. Kim So Hye was the only member to name an actress, picking Chun Woo Hee as her role model. So Hye even recited the most popular quote from Chu Woo Hee's recent movie 'The Wailing,' earning a round of applause for her perfectly representing the essence of Chun Woo Hee's character in the film. 

On splitting up after their contract is over on January 31, 2017, Chung Ha said, "I realized that I'm still lacking in many aspects. I want to return to being a trainee, practice even harder, and properly enjoy [my singing career]." Yoo Jung sent a video message to the IOI members ten years from now, saying, "Though we may have disbanded, IOI will always be in my heart." 

I'm sure IOI will always remain in fans' hearts as well! Take a look at IOI's covers of Girls' Generation and performance of "Whatta Man" below. 

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kaezaryn99 Wednesday, September 21, 2016

triniblossom Thursday, September 8, 2016


nami_chan Sunday, September 4, 2016

snsd and 2ne1? they have great taste in music ;)

pink_oracle Saturday, September 3, 2016

"I want to return to being a trainee" An angel just fell dead out of the sky.

hiroonakamura Saturday, September 3, 2016

why is the funniest of them always on the side (on their right, on the left from viewers' perspective)? the rest are so generic that it bores me to death

melenay Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sohye should just be an actress, she was trained for it anyway.

cklambo melenay Saturday, September 3, 2016


xxYGxx Saturday, September 3, 2016

My bias Chungha just picked my favorite group 2NE1! omg I can't believe! so happy to hear that ^^

BlueCatiline Friday, September 2, 2016

I have a feeling they won't disband completely after the year is up. For the girls who don't have a group to go to, it'd be silly for their companies to just make them trainees again. Might as well just have a subunit for as long as you could.

geekinthepink044 BlueCatiline Saturday, September 3, 2016

I hope so.

par_adise BlueCatiline Saturday, September 3, 2016

I don't really think so. Pledis and Fantagio are ready to debut their groups in 2017 after IOI. That's four members gone. The other 4 members not in the IOI subunit already have their own groups. Therefore there will only be 3 members left - Somi, Chungha and Sohye who don't have plans yet. I don't think IOI would continue with just them and who knows maybe their companies have plans for them but it's just not announced.

BlueCatiline par_adise Saturday, September 3, 2016

Very true, very true, although I wouldn't be surprised if that trio could still put up good sales. I think it'd be neat if they had it so whoever was available could promote as IOI. Like dual memberships, so If one group was on a downswing activity-wise the member in it could switch to IOI for a short time. It'd probably be too complicated and tiresome though.

mydeerlikesbacon Friday, September 2, 2016

man I will miss them when they disband

kpoplolita Friday, September 2, 2016

2neSD <3 always and forever

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