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What are the former IOI members are up to, now that they've disbanded?

By KpopJoA   Friday, January 27, 2017   162,967   11,733   0



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The previous year was a busy one for the 11-member girl group IOI, who recently disbanded following their last concert on January 22. They did film a CF together afterward; however, it was the girls' final moment on the stage. IOI's official fan club also stopped services as well.  

But, fans will still be able to see the girls active in a variety of fields! While Jeon So Mi is currently modeling, she will also make an appearance on season 2 of KBS2's 'Unnies' Slam Dunk'.  Trainees Choi Yoo Jung and Kim Do Yeon are getting ready to debut, while Yoo Jung is also a fixed cast member on Mnet's 'Golden Tambourine'. Trainees Lim Na Young and Pinky (Zhou Jieqiong) will also be debuting in a new group, named PRISTIN.  Kim Chung Ha is busy preparing for her solo debut, and as for Kim So Hye, it seems she will be taking a different path than the other girls. Having focused more on acting while training, the singer will be switching careers as an actress.

The rest of the members have joined up their groups under their own labels, including Cosmic Girls, DIA, and Gugudan.

Netizens commented, "Guess they are in a different place living under the same sky," "I don't have anything more to wish for but the best," "Thanks to IOI it was a wonderful year for me," "We will continue to support you girls."

SEE ALSO: All 9 members of DIA say 'Good Night' before Yebin and Somyi leave for 'The Unit'

  1. DIA
  2. Cosmic Girls
  3. IOI
  4. Jeon So Mi
  5. Lim Na Young
  6. Choi Yoo Jung
  7. Kim Do Yeon
  8. Pinky
  9. Gugudan

lee_ross Sunday, January 29, 2017

Waiting for you IOI <3

ChanelOberlin Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fuc.k Sohye, you literally took a spot of someone who REALLY wanted to become an idol away from them, just to go back to acting, because you never had passion for stage-entertaining in the first place. FUC.K YOU.

Crusaders ChanelOberlin Monday, January 30, 2017

I thought 70% of popular idols end up doing acting?

ChanelOberlin Crusaders Monday, January 30, 2017

Yeah, they prioritize being an idol cause thats their burning passion, and after being an idol they make acting deals inbetween when they are not having comebacks. While Sohye never wanted to be an idol, and only wanted to be an actress, so she snatch away aspot for someone girls who hunger for this.

Crusaders ChanelOberlin Monday, January 30, 2017

Yeah you are right, there are many idols like that, but I'm sure there are plenty of idols who only wanted to be actress & actor at the beginning. Being an idol is kinda like a stepping stone in between. I mean look at all the actor and actress that left their group in order to pursuit acting. (Lee Joon, Han Sunhwa, Ryu Hwayoung). There are also trends where small-time actors and actresses never lands any roles, because producer prefer idols(or company push them).

ChanelOberlin Crusaders Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Yh, but they never snatched the spot from anyone, they wanted to be an idol, but found out that acting was something they wanted to do more, while Sohye already knew that she wanted to be an actress from the start.

Im_you_pantseu ChanelOberlin Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Some idols became idols to only get popular than go to acting because that's what they wanted to do in the first place. That happens to many idols.

ChanelOberlin Im_you_pantseu Tuesday, January 31, 2017

yh, trough their company, xD not trough gameshows and get snatch other girl's spot lol

3percenter Saturday, January 28, 2017

A lot of different groups and activities to follow, but the 11 members of IOI were too precious to lose track of. It will be extra effort, but worth it.

cococcchanel Saturday, January 28, 2017

I'm nearly too excited for Chungha's solo!

krell Saturday, January 28, 2017

Nobody much seems to agree with me, but I think that it is *good* that IOI Group is ending as planned. The IOI members 'move on' to *other* K-pop Groups where their fans can follow them there too. And IOI Group goes out 'on top' and remembered at their *peak* performance. IOI Group does *not* 'over stay their welcome,' is what I mean to say it.

manal50 Saturday, January 28, 2017

i really didn't want them to disband i was a fan

HitlerUnicorn Saturday, January 28, 2017

all the best, ladies!

Carat_for_life Saturday, January 28, 2017

What??? So hye is acting?? I do like it that she's focusing more on acting but I think I'll miss her performances

Grimjester Saturday, January 28, 2017

Can't wait to see how kim so hye  does in a drama! Any Bets on what role she will be playing first :P ?????

denn1sable Grimjester Saturday, January 28, 2017

i want to see her as a villain.

Grimjester denn1sable Saturday, January 28, 2017

I want to see her play a character similar to playful kiss

daydreamer Saturday, January 28, 2017

It's nice seeing them all still busy as an idol. Hopefully they'll all be successful :)

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