Kim Jisoo (age: 21) and Jennie Kim (age: 20) have reportedly been confirmed as members of YG Entertainment’s new girl group.
After announcing that it would debut, in July, its first girl group in seven years since 2NE1, YG has officially denied likely candidates Jang Hana and Moon Sua of SBS’s “K-Pop Star 3” and Mnet’s “Unpretty Rapstar 2” fame, respectively, as members of the group.
Kim Jisoo and Jennie Kim have been mentioned as strong candidates for the group since 2012 but, with the delay in their debut, it became questionable whether even these two would join the group.
Unlike Jang Hana and Moon Sua, YG had not confirmed nor denied Kim Jisoo and Jennie Kim’s participation in the group up to this point. According to Star News’s reports, however, the two seem to be confirmed as final members.
Kim Jisoo is a rising star boasting, not only pretty features, but also impressive dancing and singing abilities. She has received attention in the past for her participation in Epik High’s “Spoiler” music video and a cameo in KBS2’s drama “Producer.”
Jennie Kim, who also boasts exceptional beauty, has participated in the music video for BIGBANG’s G-Dragon’s solo track, “That XX,” as the female protagonist. She is also known to be proficient in Korean, English, and Japanese as well.
A high-ranking YG affiliate recently revealed to Star News that “new faces will form the majority of the new YG girl group,” raising questions regarding who the other members might be.
Meanwhile, the producing for the girl group’s debut song and album will be done by YG’s representative producer Teddy, who is also responsible for a lot of 2NE1’s hit tracks.