PENTAGON’s Hongseok Caught Up In Dating Rumors With “Produce 101 Season 1” Trainee + Agency Denies
Recently, a post from an internet forum has been attracting attention as it is titled, “Photos of PENTAGON’s Yang Hongseok on a date (feat. ‘Produce 101’ Lee Soohyun?)”
The photos in the post, which were taken by a fan, show PENTAGON’s Hongseok out and about in Seoul with a female companion who many are insisting is trainee Lee Soohyun from the first season of Mnet’s “Produce 101.” Netizens identified the female as Lee Soohyun based on the locations of her piercings and moles on her arms. The photos caused many to question whether Hongseok was dating the trainee.
On July 7, PENTAGON’s management agency, Cube Entertainment, stated in response, “It is true that the individuals in the photo are Yang Hongseok and Lee Soohyun; however, they are not dating. They are just friends.”
The agency continued, “The two met for the first time in a long time so they had a meal together and went to Cheonggyecheon because the weather was nice that day. If they were dating, they would not have been so boldly out and about like that. The two are not dating.”