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Produce 101 Season 1: Where Are They Now?

Produce 101 Season 1: Where Are They Now?
It’s been over two years now since the first season of Produce 101 ended. What have its 101 contestants been up to since then?

Rank 1 – Jeon Somi

Somi participated in I.O.I. and its subunit. After disbandment, the former Sixteen contestant participated in the shows Idol Drama Operation Team and Sisters Slam Dunk and had activities as a member of the project groups from each show, Girls Next Door and Unnies, before leaving JYP for YG’s The Black Label in 2018. Somi will finally make her solo debut in May 2019.

Rank 2 – Kim Sejeong

Sejeong
debuted in I.O.I. and then in Gugudan. She debuted as a soloist with the song Flower Way and as an actress in the drama School 2017. She also debuted in Gugudan’s subunit SeMiNa in the summer of 2018.

Rank 3 – Choi Yoojung

Yoojung
debuted in I.O.I. and its subunit before debuting in Weki Meki in summer 2017. She joined Fantagio and Starship’s project group WJMK, and appeared on the show Secret Unnie where she was paired with EXID’s Hani.

Rank 4 – Kim Chungha

After I.O.I. and subunit promotions, Chungha debuted as a soloist and appeared on the dancing show Hit The Stage. She is also part of SM Station X girl group project: Seulgi x SinB x Chungha x Soyeon.

Rank 5 – Kim Sohye

Sohye debuted in I.O.I. and its subunit. Her family bought out her contract with RedLine Entertainment, and Sohye now has her own company called S&P Entertainment. She has been pursuing her activities as an actress and also runs a cafe where she can meet fans.

Rank 6 – Joo Kyulkyung

Kyulkyung debuted in I.O.I and its subunit before her debut in Pristin in March 2017. She promoted with Pristin’s subunit Pristin V before doing many activities in China, including a solo debut and mentoring on the show Idol Producer.

Rank 7 – Jung Chaeyeon

Chaeyeon
returned to DIA after promoting in I.O.I. She has also begun her acting career and is currently an MC on Inkigayo.

Rank 8 – Kim Doyeon

Doyeon
debuted in I.O.I. and its subunit before releasing a variety show with Yoojung called Dodaeng’s Diary and debuting in Weki Meki. Doyeon joined Weki Meki’s project group with WJSN called WJMK. She debuted as an actress in February 2018 in the drama Short and also appeared on Law of the Jungle.

Rank 9 – Kang Mina

Mina debuted in I.O.I. and then in Gugudan. She is a member of Gugudan’s subunits OguOgu and SeMiNa. She currently hosts Music Core and has made her acting debut.

Rank 10 – Lim Nayoung

Nayoung debuted in I.O.I and its subunit as the leader. After IOI’s activities ended, Nayoung debuted in Pristin and its subunit Pristin V.

Rank 11 – Yoo Yeonjung

Yeonjung
debuted in I.O.I before joining WJSN as its new maknae. She has so far released six OSTs.

Rank 12 – Han Hyeri

Hyeri
debuted in fanmande project group I.B.I. Her company announced she would debut in a girl group called OMZM, but the debut was cancelled. Hyeri appeared in the webdrama The Idolmaster KR and now models for the cosmetics brand Moreme.

Rank 13 – Lee Suhyun

Suhyun
also debuted in I.B.I. She and labelmate Lee Haein filed a lawsuit against their agency SS Entertainment and successfully terminated their contracts. Suhyun signed with HYWY Entertainment and was to debut in the group DayDay, but the debut was cancelled. She now cohosts the Tooniverse show Stress Out.

Rank 14 – Kim Nayoung

Nayoung
debuted in Gugudan in late 2017. She is also a member of the SeMiNa subunit.

Rank 15 – Kim Sohee

Sohee
made her girl group debut in I.B.I. and is now a soloist under The Music Works. She was also a member of the groups CIVA and Girls Next Door, made from the shows The God Of Music 2 and Idol Drama Operation Team respectively.

Rank 16 – Yoon Chaekyung

Chaekyung
debuted in the project groups I.B.I. and CIVA before being added to April.

Rank 17 – Lee Haein

After her I.B.I. activities and her lawsuit against SS Entertainment, Haein joined the program Idol School, but regrettably did not make the final lineup. There are rumors that she has joined Pledis Entertainment; however, that is unconfirmed.

Rank 18 – Park Soyeon

Soyeon
was in the predebut lineup for FAVE Entertainment’s new girl group, but recently left the company after her trainee contract expired.

Rank 19 – Ki Heehyun

After Produce 101, Heehyun joined Unpretty Rapstar 3 and also returned to DIA, becoming its leader.

Rank 20 – Jeon Soyeon

Soyeon
joined Unpretty Rapstar 3 before debuting as a soloist. She later debuted as the leader of (G)-Idle, Cube’s latest girl group. She’s also part of SM Station X girl group project: Seulgi x SinB x Chungha x Soyeon and she lent her voice to a member of K/DA (a virtual Kpop girl group).

Rank 21 – Jung Eunwoo

Eunwoo
debuted in Pristin and its subunit Pristin V.

Rank 22 – Kang Sira

Sira
is now a soloist.

Rank 23 – Ng Sze Kai

Ng Sze Kai
returned to her band AS1 and released a song before leaving the group. She changed Korean agencies to Unleash Entertainment and participated in MixNine, ranking 32nd. She is now an actress in her home country of Hong Kong.

Rank 24 – Kim Dani

Dani
remains in an artist contract with MBK which will expire in 2019, after which she may leave the agency.

Rank 25 – Park Siyeon

Siyeon
debuted in Pristin with the other Pledis trainees.

Rank 26 – Heo Chanmi

The former 5Dolls member left Dublekick Company and signed to Mostable Music. She appeared on MixNine and ranked 20th, and was to debut in the group High Color but the debut was cancelled.

Rank 27 – Hwang Insun

Insun
continues to release music as a soloist. She also appeared on the show Society Game. Insun and other contestants released a digital single called “Don’t Give Up”, and most recently appeared on girl group Midnight’s predebut track “Girl Group’s Flooded”.

Rank 28 – Seong Hyemin

Hyemin
changed agencies to MunMu Entertainment. She remains close with Park Hayi and Hwang Insun and has made appearances at their promotional events.

Rank 29 – Kang Yaebin

Yaebin
debuted in Pristin. She is also a member of the subunit Pristin V.

Rank 30 – Kim Seokyoung

Seokyoung
signed with Kiwi Media Group’s subsidiary label Kiwi Pop and debuted as a member of GWSN in the summer of 2018.

Rank 31 – Lee Soomin

Soomin
left Fantagio Entertainment and signed with FAVE. She appeared on MixNine and ranked 2nd, but recently left FAVE with Park Soyeon after their trainee contracts expired. She is now a trainee under Mystic Entertainment.

Rank 32 – An Yeseul

Yeseul
left Majesty Entertainment and now is an independent trainee.

Rank 33 – Kim Hyungeun

Hyungeun
debuted as a member of Bulldok, but left the group. She and two other former Bulldok members are now under Krazy Entertainment where they are set to debut as a trio called Peace. Hyungeun also helps manage Krazy Entertainment’s project girl group Aqua and will soon promote with the company’s latest project D.A.N.

Rank 34 – Kim Juna

Juna
debuted as a soloist in the summer of 2017. She also released a single with SF9‘s Zuho.

Rank 35 – Kwon Eunbin

Eunbin
was added to CLC.

Rank 36 – Kang Siwon

Siwon
signed with Dream T Entertainment shortly after the show ended, but left the company in early 2018. She was in a trainee team called UNI, but they never got to debut. She debuted solo as Kang XiWon in 2019, under TNK Entertainment.

Rank 37 – Yoon Seohyung

Seohyung
is continuing her career as a musical theatre actress. She participated in the Don’t Give Up project single.

Rank 38 – Park Haeyoung

Haeyoung
debuted in A.DE in 2016. The group has been on hiatus for about a year. In the meantime, Haeyoung joined MixNine, placing 30th. She participated in the Don’t Give Up single.

Rank 39 – Hwang Sooyeon

Sooyeon
left Happyface and is now working as a backup dancer. She has most notably performed with Taemin of SHINee.

Rank 40 – Kim Sihyeon

Sihyeon
signed with Yuehua Entertainment and participated on Produce 48, where she ranked 27th. She will debut with the group Everglow in 2019.

Rank 41 – Cho Shiyoon

Shiyoon is now working as an actress.

Rank 42 – Kim Minkyung

Minkyung debuted in Pristin and Pristin V.

Rank 43 – Park Sehee

Sehee debuted in Bulldok and moved to Krazy Ent after the group disbanded. She is now preparing to debut in the trio Peace.

Rank 44 – Kim Minji

Minji debuted in Bulldok. She is now promoting as a soloist.

Rank 45 – Kim Minjung

Minjung signed to Starship and participated in KBS’ Dancing High in 2018 as part of Team Just Jerk.

Rank 46 – Chu Yejin

Yejin was part of Weki Meki’s final lineup, but decided to pursue a career as an actress instead. She is still under Fantagio Entertainment.

Rank 47 – Jung Haerim

Haerim debuted in Weki Meki.

Rank 48 – Kang Kyungwon

Kyungwon debuted in Pristin.

Rank 49 – Oh Seojung

Seojung left MNH shortly after the show ended. It’s unknown what she’s doing now.

Rank 50 – Kim Taeha

Taeha left Starship and signed with Dublekick Company (now MLD Entertainment), where she was added to Momoland.

Rank 51 – Park Hayi

Hayi promotes as a soloist under the name Park High.

Rank 52 – Park Gaeul

Gaeul debuted in Favorite.

Rank 53 – Yu Sua

Sua is in the predebut lineup for Oahsis (formerly Seeart) under Krazy Ent. She is also a member of the project group Aqua and will participate in her company’s latest project group D.A.N. with fellow former contestant Kim Hyungeun.

Rank 54 – Lee Jinhee

Jinhee debuted in Bulldok.

Rank 55 – Ariyoshi Risa

Risa is no longer pursuing a career as an idol. She now owns a store called Stylike.

Rank 56 – Hwang Ayoung

Ayoung debuted solo and also participated in Don’t Give Up. She signed with ONO Entertainment and was in the predebut lineup for the group Black Mamba, but left.

Rank 57 – Lim Jungmin

Jungmin signed with ONO and was in the predebut lineup for Black Mamba. She left after participating on MixNine, where she ranked 46th, and is now under J Planet Entertainment. She recently changed her name to Lim Taeryoung and will debut sometime this year in J Planet’s upcoming girl group First Love.

Rank 58 – Kim Yeonkyung

Yeonkyung now runs a cover channel on YouTube. It’s unknown if she’s still a trainee or not, and if she is, whether she’s still under Midas Entertainment.

Rank 59 – Lee Younseo

Younseo left Cube Entertainment.

Rank 60 – Shim Chaeeun

Chaeeun left Starship and joined Star Empire, where she was in the predebut lineup for OMZM. The group ended up disbanding.

Rank 61 – Kim Sihyeon

Sihyeon was also in OMZM‘s lineup. She joined MixNine, where she placed 29th.

Rank 62 – Kim Dajeong

Dajeong left Hello Music and debuted in Hashtag and its subunit Purple.

Rank 63 – An Yumi

Yumi is still under Blessing Entertainment and is now working as a model.

Rank 64 – Kim Sihyun

Sihyun joined The Music Works, after which she represented the company on MixNine, ranking 19th. She is now a member of the project group Aqua.

Rank 65 – Seo Hyelin

Hyelin was in the lineup for a group called Lhea under The Jackie Chan Group, but they disbanded predebut.

Rank 66 – Hwang Riyu

Riyu is still under NHemg.

Rank 67 – Hwang Seyoung

Seyoung participated on Kpop Star 6, but was edited out of the broadcast entirely.

Rank 68 – Kim Jisung

Jisung is currently working as an actress under N Company.

Rank 69 – Kim Soohyun

Soohyun is now under an artist contract with Mystic Entertainment. She ranked 18th on MixNine and also appeared in Ateen and Girls Generation 1979.

Rank 70 – Choi Eunbin

Eunbin left Nextar after a lawsuit from her former agency, GM Entertainment. She is now pursuing an independent solo career.

Rank 71 – Park Minji

Minji was accepted into Berklee College of Music. She changed agencies to M&D17 and participated on Produce 48, where she ranked 53rd. She was rumored to debut under her new company in November, but that was postponed due to financial issues. As of now, M&D17 maintains a debut is still on.

Rank 72 – Ham Yeji

Yeji participated in the Don’t Give Up single and then debuted in Prism.

Rank 73 – Kim Miso

Miso participated in Don’t Give Up and then debuted in A.DE. While her group has been inactive, Miso has participated in dance workshops.

Rank 74 – Kim Woojung

Woojung debuted solo under the name DAL. She is signed to 2% Entertainment.

Rank 75 – Heo Saem

Saem recorded for Don’t Give Up before debuting in A.DE. She also released a solo song with Ju Wontak of Rainz.

Rank 76 – Han Jiyeon

Jiyeon is majoring in dance at National University.

Rank 77 – Niwa Shiori

Shiori seems to be pursuing a career in Japan.

Rank 78 – Pyun Kangyoon

Kangyoon participated in the Don’t Give Up single. She has done some work as a model.

Rank 79 – Lee Suhyeon

Suhyeon left Happyface Entertainment.

Rank 80 – Kim Hongeun

Hongeun is under N Company with her sister and recently appeared in her first drama.

Rank 81 – Kim Dohee

Dohee signed with Elephant Entertainment and was to debut in the group Twinkle, but the group disbanded predebut.

Rank 82 – Kim Seola

Seola is pursuing a solo career under the name Kim A Hyun, under Dalgona Music.

Rank 83 – Oh Han Areum

Areum was to debut in Twinkle, but they disbanded.

Rank 84 – Kim Yunji

Yunji was to debut in OMZM, but the group disbanded. She also participated on MixNine, ranking 36th.

Rank 85 – Lee Seojeong

Seojeong changed agencies to Fantagio Entertainment and debuted in Weki Meki.

Rank 86 – Kim Jayeon

Jayeon debuted in 1NB under Trivus Entertainment. The group disbanded in late 2017. She now works as a model for a fitness company, and is still close with Park Hayi and Kang Siwon.

Rank 87 – Lee Chaelin

Not much is known about Chaelin‘s activities since the show ended.

Rank 88 – Choi Yubin

Yubin signed with nCH World and debuted in Nature.

Rank 89 – Katherine Lee

Katherine returned to the USA due to visa issues and a desire to focus on her studies. She will graduate high school in 2020.

Rank 90 – Shin Hyehyun

Not much is known about Hyehyun‘s activities since the show ended.

Rank 91 – Nam Sujin

Sujin is in the lineup for ABO. They have recorded and filmed their debut song but it is unknown if or when they will promote it.

Rank 92 – Kim Solee

Solee was in the lineup for Twinkle.

Rank 93 – Lee Seheun

Seheun debuted in Girlkind.

Rank 94 – Bang Joonhee

Joonhee was in the lineup for Twinkle.


Yudam is still a trainee – now under Yale Entertainment – and is also in a dance cover group called Plain.

Rank 96 – Kim Boseon

Boseon was in the lineup for a group called Red-L, but the debut was cancelled.

Rank 97 – Moon Hyeunju

Hyeunju is now under YGK+ and pursing a career as a model.

Left the show – Kim Hayun

Not much is known about Hayun‘s activities since the show ended.

Left the show – Im Kyungha

It is presumed that Kyungha left Astory after she didn’t make the lineup for Favorite, or left the company before the group’s debut.

Left the show – Ma Eunjin

Eunjin was added to Playback.

Left the show – Im Hyosun

Hyosun was added to HUB, and then joined The Unit, where she ranked 19th.

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  • Lily Perez

    Han Hyeri left Star Empire and auditioned for Mixnine as an individual trainee but didn’t get it.

    Lee Haein is rumored to be a Stone Music trainee, not a Pledis trainee, but she is rumored to debut in a girl group under both Stone Music and Pledis

  • Sesyl

    Can you do this for BOYS24 and Idol School too?

  • Melody~ ♫

    Ng Sze Kai is now an actress in Hong Kong, and played in “Flying Tiger” as the lead’s daughter.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7661e3dd48e6724624e09bd4e6313c74cef8a3bc0c6c9b3b7b143cb70db3903f.jpg

  • seisgf

    I (the author of this profile) intend on doing one for Idol School after a few more of the contestants have debuted. I’ll ask the author of Season 2’s profile about Boys24.

  • Sesyl

    Thank you very much!

  • Its Shihyun

  • JUNGMIN <3

    for lim jungmin’s profile, you spelled “group” as “grou”
    also you should make the profile for First Love, theyre currently promoting as the trainee group “rookie planet”

  • Shermin

    Kimi deserves More, Fight me

  • Chewed up laces

    Love how Soyeon and Chungha blossomed from cute potatoes to the fierce queens that they are right now. 👏😢