On January 22, the first episode of Mnet’s “Produce 101” aired. In it, actor Kim Soo Hyun’s half sister Kim Joo Na performed.
Kim Joo Na grabbed people’s attention when it became public that she’s the half sister of Kim Soo Hyun. She spoke of the moment when that fact was revealed saying, “My mom urgently woke me up saying that there’s an article about us.”
Kim Joo Na added shedding tears, “I was upset. It’s a misunderstanding. It’s okay to speak ill of me, but bringing up my parents… I was so upset.”
She continued, “I wanted to become successful with my music, but I came to be known as someone’s sister first. I want to be recognized for my abilities rather than trying to clear up the misunderstanding. I really want to show everyone that I can make it alone without anyone’s help.”
“Produce 101” is a program featuring 101 female trainees from 46 different entertainment agencies. The viewers become the producers in selecting contestants to form a national girl group. The viewers will determine the concept for the group, group name, and the debut track.