On the KBS idol rebooting program, SHINee's Taemin praised Hyunjoo by saying she is an ideal idol. On this, Hyunjoo commented, "Compliments and criticism are both grateful to me. As I was given kind words, I will work hard to be accepted."
Hyunjoo originally debuted as a member of April but decided to leave the group due to health issues. When asked about how she spent her days after departure, Hyunjoo said, "I tried acting by going on theater stages in Japan." She also commented on her relationship with her former members, saying, "I'm doing well with them. I say hi when I run into April members."