After School member Kaeun appeared on 'Produce 48'.
In the first episode of the new audition program that aired on June 15, contestants were surprised when Kaeun, an idol who debuted in 2012, appeared as a Pledis Entertainment trainee.
During her first evaluation stage, Kaeun shared, "I wasn't able to promote since 2013." She has been on a hiatus for around 5 years. Bae Yoon Jung asked, "Then what have you been doing?" Kaeun choked up and replied, "I just waited for my comeback..."
Kaeun impressed the trainers with her outstanding vocal and dance skills. Bae Yoon Jung asked fellow trainer and also former After School member Kahi, "Have you ever promoted with her?"
Kahi replied, "No", and commented, "I think she was motivated by NU'EST."
Kaeun said, "I felt like I could also try again, so I got up the courage (to appear on the show)." She also shared, "We haven't disbanded but they allowed me to go on the show when I expressed the wish to do so."
Kaeun ended up receiving an 'A' grade.