Jooyeon Opens up about Leaving After School, Spends New Year’s with Members


Jooyeon has spoken her honest thoughts about graduating from her girl group After School.

She recently posted on the official fan cafe with a message for her fans regarding her departure from the group.

“I don’t know how to start and what to say,” she started, “I’ve graduated from After School to start a new challenge. First of all, I want to say sorry to those of you who might have been really surprised.”

She continued, “It’s been six years since I started with After School. Looking back now, there were so many moments with tears and laughter. I was able to grow another level and become a better person. I’m excited for the new challenge, but I’m scared as well.”

She further wrote, “From now on, I won’t be able to be with the After School members or the fans of After School, but I won’t think of it as a goodbye,” adding, “I will remember each one of you who gave me such great memories to remember. I will try my best to not disappoint you, to show a much more improved self.”

Jooyeon graduated from After School on December 31 as her contract ended with Pledis Entertainment. She plans to focus on her individual activities as an actress.

On January 1, she posted an image of herself and the After School members enjoying room service in China with a message that read, “Spending New Year’s with the members in China, eating room service. Happy New Year.”

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