On December 3, KBS2TV's 'Entertainment Weekly' held a special mini award ceremony for 'Stars Who Brightened The Year 2021'. Here, Lee Mi Joo was selected as the winner of the variety category. Lee Mi Joo stated, "All I did was show my natural state, but you have given me the award for trending variety star. Thank you for letting me know that 'I am living very well'."
Regarding her close friendship with MC Yoo Jae Suk, Lee Mi revealed that Yoo Jae Suk is "like a mom" to her, while Yoo Hee Yeol is like her "dad". She added, "I think I will be able to show you many different sides to me, in both music and various entertainment shows. After joining [Antenna], it's like heaven. There aren't even enough words to describe how good of a company it is."
Meanwhile, Lee Mi Joo recently signed an exclusive contract with music composer Yoo Hee Yeol's company Antenna, joining Yoo Jae Suk, Kwon Jin Ah, Sam Kim, and more.