Jessica To Compete In Chinese Girl Group Survival Program + Agency Clarifies Rumored Profile
Jessica will be joining a new audition program in China!
On April 3, an unofficial cast list for the Chinese girl group survival program “Sisters Who Make Waves” Season 3 was revealed on a Chinese online community. The program features a competition of female celebrities who are at least 30 years old, and they compete to re-debut in a five-member girl group. Last season, miss A’s Fei and Jia also participated in the program.
However, the unofficial list of contestants had marked Jessica as Joseonjok (referring to Chinese people of Korean descent) in her profile. The profile also had her Korean name Jung Soo Yeon and described her as an American singer and actor born in 1989 who graduated from Korea Kent Foreign School and was a member of Girls’ Generation.
A source from Jessica’s agency Coridel Entertainment stated, “It is true that Jessica will be starring in a Chinese audition program.” In response to her leaked profile, the representative explained, “The relevant cast list has no source. The representatives from Mango TV are claiming that they did not release or create [the list], and we of course did not write and deliver the profile like that.” They added, “Since she has withdrawn from Girls’ Generation, she does not promote with the name Girls’ Generation at the forefront,” elaborating that Jessica is not starring in the program with the the title of Girls’ Generation on the line.
They continued to state, “The broadcasting company was also completely unaware of this situation. That is why we requested that they release an official statement stating that they did not create or release a list.”
Jessica made her debut in 2007 as a member of Girls’ Generation, but she parted ways with the group in September 2014. Since then, she has launched a fashion brand with her boyfriend Tyler Kwon, released solo music, published a book, and more.
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