12:02 pm - 10/21/2019

Aseulbit/RSB Ent confirms four Pristin members (Eunwoo, Roa, Yuha, Rena) to redebut

Several former members of PRISTIN will soon be returning to the stage as members of a brand-new group!

On October 21, Al Seul Bit Entertainment announced that Eunwoo, Roa, Yuha, and Rena would be debuting together in the agency’s first girl group since its establishment. A spokesperson for the agency officially confirmed, “We are launching a five-member girl group with the goal of a debut sometime in November.”

The agency continued, “The new girl group will include former PRISTIN members Eunwoo, Minkyung [Roa’s given name], Kyungwon [Yuha’s given name], and Yebin [Rena’s given name]. They will be debuting together with a new member who has not yet been revealed to the public. We ask that you show a lot of anticipation [for their debut].”

All four of the idols appeared together on the first season of Mnet’s “Produce 101” in 2016 before making their official debut as members of PRISTIN in 2017. The group eventually disbanded in May of this year, when all but three of the members parted ways with Pledis Entertainment.

source: soompi via naver

users at reddit have done some digging; the ceo appears to be an ex-sm exec who was in charge of their indonesia branch.
their official twitter is RSBent_ which is I guess them romanising the initials of 'Aseulbit'
dior_chic 21st-Oct-2019 11:33 am (UTC)
Yay!!! :)))

I’m glad they’re just using their birth names, it’ll be easy anyways since that’s how I learned the members initially when they were in pre-debut 👍
dior_chic 21st-Oct-2019 12:29 pm (UTC)
I also wish Xiyeon would be the fifth member, but that’s just wishful thinking lol. She’s the member I don’t know what she’s up to now that Pristin is over - I just hope she’s happy.
aures 21st-Oct-2019 07:49 pm (UTC)
same, i kept thinking this!
welljustguess 22nd-Oct-2019 12:34 pm (UTC)

Yeah where is sheee

vintage_boom 21st-Oct-2019 01:16 pm (UTC)
yay happy for them!! Excited to hear what music they put out and I hope this time it works out for them.
frequency 21st-Oct-2019 02:41 pm (UTC)
man i hope this works out for them. :/
yuwkon 21st-Oct-2019 03:02 pm (UTC)
naww i just wish it's the other girls will join them as well but hey it's great that they're still going to perform! go girls! i hope your new company will treat you 100x better.
dior_chic 21st-Oct-2019 03:11 pm (UTC)
Mte with all of this. I want a company that actually invests in them. I also hope that when the fifth member is added and it’s someone not related to Pristin, fans still welcome her and treat her right- I can already see favoritism
adenar 21st-Oct-2019 03:24 pm (UTC)
The irony is that when this was announced I was like 'well maybe they'll get the shine they deserve without Nayoung or Kyulkyung to overshadow them' though in fairness Pristin was the group with the least amount of that

Since it's only one member (rather than the many members that fans complain about with post-IOI groups) I hope fans will be able to welcome her and be able to mock into silence the usual minority that'll object to her very existence.

Edited at 2019-10-21 03:24 pm (UTC)
adenar 21st-Oct-2019 03:42 pm (UTC)
My theory is that the fifth member will be a maknae/lead dancer role. I know that all Pristin members were strong dancers, and in this lineup Yebin and Kyungwon especially, but Yebin will almost definitely be main rapper again, so it'll be between Kyungwon and the new member. 97/98 is coming up to being on the older end of the debut spectrum so as much as I wish it wasn't important, I suspect the company will want to inject some 'youth' into the lineup.
myungung 21st-Oct-2019 03:45 pm (UTC)
Glad that they’re redebuting and with the names from P101 that everybody was used to! Please be a good release so that they can promote after this.
Imagine if they release before the ioi reunion
juhli 21st-Oct-2019 05:29 pm (UTC)
I'm kinda worried for this 5th member....
adenar 21st-Oct-2019 05:46 pm (UTC)
I'm certain that all the 'what if it's Huh Yunjin!' comments on other websites are delusional but I do hope it's another former Produce/survival show contestant/former nugu idol, just so they already have even a small degree of public recognition.
juhli 21st-Oct-2019 07:50 pm (UTC)
Younjin would fit in nicely (although i would also love to see her maybe redebuting with sungyeon if thats in the stars). But yeah, i agree, i hope its someone who has been introduced to the public before, Pristin had some ugly OT7-fans :/
adenar 21st-Oct-2019 08:13 pm (UTC)
I think you're a little confused - Yunjin is the Produce 48 contestant, she never debuted in the first place! Her debuting with Seungyeon would be great though, what a power vocal duo. Sadly I think that's unlikely to happen if Seungyeon stays with Pledis (and I wouldn't want them managing the two anyway).
scribblyness_x 21st-Oct-2019 09:38 pm (UTC)
idk if you're familiar with AB6IX but they were kind of in a similar position with their debut with 4/5 members having debuted in a group before and some intense OT4 fans. despite the initial skepticism, woong has now been fully embraced by the fans. every time woong expressed some sort of insecurity with being a burden to the other members, they quickly shut that down and reassure him.

i'm 100% hoping it'll be the same case for this group.
juhli 21st-Oct-2019 11:45 pm (UTC)
It's hard to 'join' an in-the-fans-eyes established group-(dynamic), so its great that it worked out so well for AB6IX! Im seriously hoping this will be the case here too. I want to see the girls succeed!
snowphone 21st-Oct-2019 09:20 pm (UTC)
i'm looking forward to it!
azoarka 23rd-Oct-2019 04:14 pm (UTC)
Still bummed I couldn't get my Pristin V lineup + Xiyeon but still excited for this! Especially Eunwoo, she's so pretty (she reminds me a lot of Jessica).

Ex-SM execs seem to do well in the industry (GFriend's Company/CEO is the example I'm thinking of mainly) so hopefully this one does too.
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