NU’EST (read as New East), formerly known as Pledis Boys, released the first teaser of the group, introducing the group’s leader, JR. According to their agency Pledis Entertainment, JR is an acronym for “Junior Royal.” In the revealed photo, JR’s piercing eyes are more than charming. As the very first male trainee of Pledis, JR spent an extended period of time at the agency. He is an exceptional dancer and rapper as he taught other trainees dance from time to time.
JR had already been at the center of media attention previously as a part of “Pledis Boys,” when he made a brief appearance on KBS 2TV’s talk show”An Nyung Ha Se Yo.” Even though he was on the show for only a few seconds, many entertainment news articles continuously mentioned him after the show aired.
NU’EST’s other members’ teaser photos and more specific concept of the group are to be released in the near future. The group is expecting to debut in March 2012.