2:26 pm - 11/08/2018

Park Hak-gi reveals his second daughter is an SM trainee, is a new SM girl group coming?

Singer Park Hak-gi has recently revealed on his appearance in the Channel A program "True Dad Confession" that he is proud of his daughters entering the entertainment industry.

He revealed what people mostly known that his first daughter, Dana (real name Park Seungyeon) has been doing activities as member of the girl group Matilda.

On the other hand, he also revealed that his second daughter, Park Jeongyeon, is a trainee under SM Entertainment. He added that she is "preparing for her debut." She recenly appeared on the highlight reel video of BTS' Love Yourself  series as well as Super Junior member Donghae's promotional video, "Perfect".

As speculated by netizens, the recent revelation has sparked expectations for the new SM girl group that might be announced soon. Jeongyeon, as well as the remaining four female SM Rookies members (Lami, Hina, Koeun, and Ningning) are expected to debut in a girl group soon.

Check out more about Park Jeongyeon on these videos!

Source | Jose Ilbo | Hankyung News | OSEN | Herald Pop | iBighit | SMTOWN | Cadillac Korea | KBSKpop

SM has been preparing for this group after RV debuted, better get some news on the fifth anniversary of the pre-debut team or else...
adenar 8th-Nov-2018 10:12 am (UTC)
They've got a really adorable family resemblance

I would have thought SM would have debuted their new group by now but I suppose there was about five(?) years between RV and f(x) so maybe not.

I'm more interested in where Matilda are at though.
carmine_pink 8th-Nov-2018 10:38 am (UTC)
Wondering the same about Matilda tbh. I remember one interview/photoshoot of them after The Unit and then nothing.
lelouchikaru 8th-Nov-2018 11:05 am (UTC)
SM's girl group debuts really varies, it's like they'l debut one when they feel like it, unlike their boy bands which debut every four years. (I'm not expecting any non-NCT boy group by 2020 though if this four-year-scheme is not followed, it'll be a miracle if it happens)
myrrhcat 8th-Nov-2018 12:46 pm (UTC)
now that SM can just throw any new trainees into NCT i'd be surprised if it didn't change their group debut schedule
lelouchikaru 9th-Nov-2018 02:18 am (UTC)
which is the sad part, like all the male trainees will be "hey y'all if I do my best I'm gonna be in NCT" it's getting predictable now
myungung 8th-Nov-2018 12:58 pm (UTC)
They have the same nose it’s cute!
myungung 8th-Nov-2018 12:58 pm (UTC)
I don’t think SM will debut a 5 member group though, it’s too similar to RV, and all their active GGs have 5 members now.

When will they be ready to debut the girls though, SM can’t afford to waste the girls years again
gathyou 8th-Nov-2018 01:22 pm (UTC)
Ooohh I think I already saw Park Jeongyeon's name circulating, I had no idea about her family though.

I hope the new girl group debuts next year! Red Velvet needs to get a break (which a new girl groups and hopefully some real Oh!GG promotions could help with) and it's been five years now, it's time.
I'm betting on 7 members. 5 would be too much like Red Velvet, 6 and 8 are not the best numbers for dance formations, and 9 would put way too much pressure on the girls.

By the way I remember articles stating that Taeyeon's little sister had joined SM? has anything been said about her since?
I mean, good thing because she don't need hype (with such a family connection everyone would quickly talk about her) and putting her in the public eye would result in a lot of pressure, but I'm surprised SM hasn't been banking on her already
miwa201 8th-Nov-2018 03:42 pm (UTC)
the taeyeon's sister thing to me is weird bc i remember so many years ago taeyeon said she wouldn't want her child to inherit her singing ability bc she wouldn't want them to become an idol. maybe she changed her mind but idk
gathyou 8th-Nov-2018 04:12 pm (UTC)
I don't think she changed her mind... I would speculate that she tried to convince her sister to drop the idea of being an idol but wasn't successful ; she doesn't have a full authority like parents would after all, and siblings sometimes don't listen (I have a younger sibling :'D). In this scenario, I can see how having her sister in the same company where Taeyeon can keep an eye on her is better than having the sibling end up in another company far away (and potentially shadier than SM) :/
lelouchikaru 9th-Nov-2018 02:15 am (UTC)
six members, all of them plus a fluent English speaking trainee. Then the following year, they'll add one new member (basing on how RV and NCT debuted)

I don't think Taeyeon's younger sister is an SM trainee. All of them are rumors.
gathyou 9th-Nov-2018 08:32 am (UTC)
I've looked around a bit since seeing your comment and yes, looks like earlier reports were just rumors! it's a relief
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