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PRODUCE 48: Where Are They Now?

PRODUCE48: Where Are They Now?

It’s been over 3 years since the survival show PRODUCE 48, season three from the Produce series, has ended. What have its 96 contestants been up to since then?
(Some statistics at the end of the blog)

Rank 1 – Jang Wonyoung

Name: Jang Won Young (장원영)
-Debuted in Starship’s girl group IVE in December 2021 with the single “ELEVEN”.

Rank 2 – Miyawaki Sakura

Name: Miyawaki Sakura (宮脇咲良)
-On June 19, 2021, she officially graduated in HKT48. Member of HYBE’s new girl group LE SSERAFIM that debuted on May 2, 2022 with the mini album called Fearless.

Rank 3 – Jo Yuri

Name: Jo Yu Ri (조유리)
On October 7, 2021, she officially debuted as a soloist with a single titled “GLASSY”

Rank 4 – Choi Yena

Name: Choi Ye Na (조유리)
On December 15, 2021, she made her debut as actress. Choi Yena debuted solo in January 2022 with the song “SMILEY”.

Rank 5 – Ahn Yujin

Name: Ahn Yu Jin (안유진)
-Debuted in Starship’s girl group IVE in December 2021 with the single “ELEVEN”.

Rank 6 – Yabuki Nako

Name: Yabuki Nako (矢吹奈子)
-Returned to HKT48. On December 1, 2021, HKT48 made a comeback and she is the center.

Rank 7 – Kwon Eunbi

Name: Kwon Eun Bi (권은비)
On August 24, 2021, she officially debuted as a soloist with a single titled “DOOR”.

Rank 8 – Kang Hyewon

Name: Kang Hye Won (강혜원)
-Released a mini album in December 2021 called W.

Rank 9 – Honda Hitomi

Name: Honda Hitomi (本田仁美)
-As of now, She’s focusing as a member of AKB48 in Japan.

Rank 10 – Kim Chaewon

Name: Kim Chae Won (김채원)
Member of HYBE’s new girl group LE SSERAFIM that debuted on May 2, 2022 with the mini album called Fearless.

Rank 11 – Kim Minju

Name: Kim Min Ju (김민주)
As of now, she’s working as actress.

Rank 12 – Lee Chaeyeon

Name: Lee Chae Yeon (이채연)
She appeared in SBS Gayo Daejun and performed alongside with ITZY Ryujin, (G)-IDLE Minnie and STAYC’s Isa. (and a former contestant in Street Woman Fighter.)

Rank 13 – Han Chowon

Name: Han Cho Won (한초원)
She debuted as the main vocal of the group LIGHTSUM.

Rank 14 – Lee Gaeun

Name: Lee Ga Eun (이가은)
On July 12 2019, she released her first solo song “Remember You“. Started a Youtube channel called “이가은 Lee Ga Eun“.

Rank 15 – Miho Miyazaki

Name: Miyazaki Miho (宮崎美穂)
She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single. She has been doing a lot of Japanese variety shows focused around Korea/K-pop. Started a Youtube channel called “Myao Channel / Miho Miyazaki“.

Rank 16 – Takahashi Juri

Name: Takahashi Juri (高橋朱里)
She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single and in Jiwaru DAYS, AKB48’s 55th single. She announced that she will graduate from AKB48. She is now signed under Woollim Entertainmet. She debuted in girl group Rocket Punch

Rank 17 – Takeuchi Miyu

Name: Takeuchi Miyu (竹内美宥)
She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single. She graduated from AKB48 and had her last handshake event on May 6, 2019. She is now signed under South-Korean company Mystic Entertainment, where she is planned to debut. She has also been posting a lot of covers on her YouTube channel.

Rank 18 – Shitao Miu

Name: Shitao Miu (下尾みう)
She was in NO WAY MAN, AKB48’s 54th single. She was also in Hatsukoi Door, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 19 – Park Haeyoon

Name: Park Hae Yoon (박해윤)
Haeyoon debuted on January 21, 2019 as a member from girl group Cherry Bullet

Rank 20 – Shiroma Miru

Name: Shiroma Miru (白間美瑠)
She was in “Sandal ja Dekinai Koi“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, “NO WAY MAN“, AKB48’s 54th single and “Jiwaru DAYS“, AKB48’s 55th single. She was also in “Boku Datte naichau yo“, from NMB48 and it’s B side “True Purpose”. She was the center of “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, NMB48 20th single and it’s B sides; “Uso wo Tsuku Riyuu”, “Pink Iro no Sekai” and “2 ban-me no Door”. She is in the senbatsu for AKB48’s 56th single Sustainable. Released a photobook in 2019.

Rank 21 – Kim Nayoung

Name: Kim Na Young (김나영)
She had been in a lot of videos from Banana Culture trainees, and was rumored to debut in a girl group under the company. She debuted as a member of the group LIGHTSUM.

Rank 22 – Murase Sae

Name: Murase Sae (村瀬紗英)
She designed and launched her first fashion line called ANDGEEBEE. She was in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and she was the center together with Goto Moe for “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She was in “Boku Datte naichau yo“, from NMB48, and it’s B side “Shokumu Shitsumon”, and she was in “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, NMB48’s 20th single, and it’s B sides; “Amai Mousou”, “Yake Bokkui”, “Pink Iro no Sekai”, and “2 ban-me no Door”.

Rank 23 – Kim Doah

Name: Kim Do Ah (김도아)
Doah first debuted as a member of Flavor (Fanatics subunit) with “Milkshake“, and debuted with the full lineup of Fanatics on August 6th 2019 with the song “Sunday”. She was a contestant on Girl’s Planet 999.

Rank 24 – Goto Moe

Name: Goto Moe (後藤萌咲)
She was the center of “Hitonatsu no Dekigoto“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train. She was the center together with Murase Sae for “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She announced her graduation on May 21, 2019.

Rank 25 – Jang Gyuri

Name: Jang Gyu Ri (장규리)
She is back promoting with fromis_9.

Rank 26 – Heo Yunjin

Name: Heo Yun Jin (허윤진)
Member of HYBE’s new girl group LE SSERAFIM that debuted on May 2, 2022 with the mini album called Fearless.

Rank 27 – Kim Sihyeon

Name: Kim Si Hyeon (김시현)
She is currently promoting in girlgroup “Everglow“.

Rank 28 – Wang Yiren

Name: Wang Yi Ren (王怡人)
She is currently promoting in girlgroup “Everglow“.

Rank 29 – Na Goeun

Name: Na Go Eun (나고은)
She debuted in RBW’s new girl group Purple Kiss.

Rank 30 – Lee Sian

Name: Lee Si An (이시안)
Is now under Happyface entertainment.

Rank 31 – Go Yujin

Name: Go Yu Jin (고유진)
She has given up on her dream to become an idol. She now posts on her youtube channel 고유하다 YUJIN.

Rank 32 – Son Eunchae

Name: Son Eun Chae (손은채)
She debuted as a member of bugAboo.

Rank 33 – Chiba Erii

Name: Chiba Erii (千葉恵里)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She participated in Korean show UHSN, and released the song Popsicle.

Rank 34 – Kojima Mako

Name: Kojima Mako (小嶋真子)
She was in “Sandal ja Dekinai Koi“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She graduated from AKB48 on January 12, 2019.

Rank 35 – Yoon Haesol

Name: Yoon Hae Sol (윤해솔)
She debuted on November 2018 in the girl group AQUA which later disbanded .

Rank 36 – Bae Eunyoung

Name: Bae Eun Yeong (배은영)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 37 – Nakanishi Chiyori

Name: Nakanishi Chiyori (中西智代梨)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants.

Rank 38 – Muto Tomu

Name: Muto Tomu (中西智代梨)
She was in “Sentimental Train” and “Generation Change“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS. She was also in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She is currently studying for her Weather Forecaster Certification. She is in the senbatsu for AKB48’s 56th single Sustainable.

Rank 39 – Sato Minami

Name: Sato Minami (佐藤美波)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. And in “Yume e no Process” from the same single.

Rank 40 – Iwatate Saho

Name: Iwatate Saho (岩立沙穂)
She was in “Sandal ja Dekinai Koi“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She is currently studying Political Studies at Chuo University.

Rank 41 – Yamada Noe

Name: Yamada Noe (山田野絵)
She was in “Sekai no Hito e“, NGT48’s 4th single, and it’s B side; “Kokoro ni Taiyou“. She was also in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants.

Rank 42 – Asai Nanami

Name: Asai Nanami (浅井七海)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. And in “Yume e no Process” from the same single. She was also in “Generation Change“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS,

Rank 43 – Kim Sohee

Name: Kim So Hee (김소희)
She debuted in girl group Rocket Punch

Rank 44 – Kim Minseo

Name: Kim Min Seo (김민서)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 45 – Murakawa Bibian

Name: Murakawa Bibian (村川緋杏)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She was in “Chamomile“, a coupling song from HKT48’s 12th single Ishi.

Rank 46 – Kim Hyuna

Name: Kim Hyun Ah (김현아)
Has a Youtube channel called “현아루“.

Rank 47 – Kim Suyun

Name: Kim Su Yun (김수윤)
She debuted in girl group Rocket Punch.

Rank 48 – Lee Haeun

Name: Lee Ha Eun (이하은)
MNH director confirmed in an August 2018 interview that Haeun is not going to debut in MNH’s upcoming girl group, and will continue to be a trainee.

Rank 49 – Aramaki Misaki

Name: Aramaki Misaki (荒巻美咲)
She was in “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She was in “Otona Ressha wa Doko wo Hashitteru no ka?“, a coupling song from HKT48’s 12th single Ishi.

Rank 50 – Kim Choyeon

Name: Kim Cho Yeon (김초연)
She debuted as a member of bugAboo.

Rank 51 – Lee Yujeong

Name: Lee Yu Jeong (이유정)
She and the other CNC girls left CNC/Fantiago, and are now signed to Stardium. She left Stardium and debuted in the group LIGHTSUM.

Rank 52 – Motomura Aoi

Name: Motomura Aoi (本村碧唯)
She was in “Hitonatsu no Dekigoto“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Wakariyasukute Gomen“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th Single NO WAY MAN, a song featuring PD48 contestants. She choreographed =LOVE’s Want you! Want you! coupling song “今、この船に乗れ!”. She was in HKT48’s A-Side “Ishi“.

Rank 53 – Park Minji

Name: Park Min Ji (박민지)
Nothing has been officially announced, but is rumored to be a member of MND17’s upcoming girl group which is “coming soon“. Has a Youtube channel called “MINJI“. She has been announced as a new member of the group Secret Number.

Rank 54 – Yu Minyoung

Name: Yu Min Young (유민영)
Rumoured to have joined 8D Creative.

Rank 55 – Park Seoyoung

Name: Park Seo Young (박서영)
She debuted as a soloist under the name Roya.

Rank 56 – Wang Ke

Name: Wang Ke (王珂)
Predebut member of HOWZ.

Rank 57 – Cho Gahyeon

Name: Cho Ga Hyeon (조가현)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 58 – Matsui Jurina

Name: Matsui Jurina (松井珠理奈)
She was on a hiatus of 2 months, but was confirmed to be out of hiatus when she made a surprise appearance at the SKE48 Theater. She was the center of “Stand By You“, SKE48’s 24th single and she was in it’s B sides; “Kogoeru Mae ni” (CENTER), “Jimotomintachi yo”, and “Kamisama wa Misutenai”. She was the center of “Sentimental Train“, and she was in “Jiwaru DAYS“. She appeared in episode 2 of Kinkyu Torishirabe Shitsu (緊急取調室). She is in the senbatsu for AKB48’s 56th single Sustainable.

Rank 59 – Nakano Ikumi

Name: Nakano Ikumi (中野郁海)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN. She choreographed AKB48’s “Fortune Cherry“. She announced her graduation from AKB48 on April 20, 2019.

Rank 60 – Hwang Soyeon

Name: Hwang So Yeon (황소연)
She left Wellmade Yedang and signed with MNH in August 2018.

Rank 61 – Shin Su Hyun

Name: Shin Su Hyun (신수현)
-Shin Suhyun was set to debut in FAVE Girls in 2018/2019 but left and that group ended up debuting in 2020 as Weeekly without her.

Rank 62 – Kang Damin

Name: Kang Da Min (강다민)
She left Wellmade Yedang and is now signed to Starship.

Rank 63 – Mogi Shinobu

Name: Mogi Shinobu (茂木忍)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!” is a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 64 – Oda Erina

Name:  Oda Erina (小田えりな)
She was on three B sides from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN; “Soredemo Kanojo wa“, “Yume e no Process” and “Mimi wo Fusage!”. She was also in “Generation Change“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 65 – Yoon Eunbin

Name: Yoon Eun Bin (윤은빈)
She and the other CNC girls left CNC/Fantiago, and are now signed to Stardium.

Rank 66 – Choi Yeonsoo

Name: Choi Yeon Soo (최연수)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 67 – Matsuoka Natsumi

Name: Matsuoka Natsumi (松岡菜摘)
She was in “Aru Hi Fui ni…“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN. She was in HKT48’s A-Side “Ishi

Rank 68 – Park Chanju

Name: Park Chan Ju (박찬주)
Nothing has been officially announced, but is rumored to be a member of MND17’s upcoming girl group which is “coming soon

Rank 69 – Park Jinny

Name: Park Jinny (박진희)
She debuted in the group Secret Number.

Rank 70 – Kim Dayeon

Name: Kim Da Yeon (김다연)
-Kim Dayeon placed 4th on Girls Planet 999 and now is a member of Kep1er, who debuted in January 2022.

Rank 71 – Hasegawa Rena

Name: Hasegawa Rena (長谷川玲奈)
She was in “Sekai no Hito e“, the 4th single released by NGT48, and it’s B-sides; “Soft Serve” and “Kokoro ni Taiyou“. She was also in “Hitonatsu no Dekigoto“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Mimi wo Fusage!” is a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN. She announced her graduation from NGT48, and had her graduation performance on April 18th, 2019.

Rank 72 – Cho Ahyeong

Name: Cho Ah Yeong (조아영)
Nothing has been officially announced, but it is rumored that she has left FNC.

Rank 73 – Lee Seunghyeon

Name: Lee Seung Hyeon (이승현)
-Signed with GLG and is debuting with H1-KEY under the stage name Riina

Rank 74 – Kato Yuuka

Name: Kato Yuuka (加藤夕夏)
She was in “Boku Datte naichau yo“, the 19th single released by NMB48 and it’s B-side “True Purpose”. She was also in “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, the 20th single released by NMB48 and it’s B-sides; “Update” and “2 ban-me no Door”. She was also in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train and “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 75 – Kim Dahye

Name: Kim Da Hye (김다혜)
Nothing has been officially announced, but she potentially has left Banana Culture.

Rank 76 – Imada Mina

Name: Imada Mina (今田美奈)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN. She was in “Otona Ressha wa Doko wo Hashitteru no ka?“, a coupling song from HKT48’s 12th single Ishi.

Rank 77 – Nagano Serika

Name: Nagano Serika (永野芹佳)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!” and “Yume e no Process“, two coupling songs from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 78 – Hong Yeji

Name: Hong Ye Ji (홍예지)
She and the other CNC girls left CNC/Fantiago, and are now signed to Stardium.

Rank 79 – Lee Chaejeong

Name: Lee Chae Jeong (이채정)
-Member of ALICE because Elris changed their name to Alice.

Rank 80 – Park Jieun

Name: Park Ji Eun (박지은)
She debuted in RBW’s new girl group Purple Kiss.

Rank 81 – Ichikawa Manami

Name: Ichikawa Manami (市川愛美)
She was in “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 82 – Alex Christine

Name: Alex Christine
She has been seen busking in Hongdae. She appeared in MAMAMOO‘s ‘gogobebe’ music video. She debuted under the stage name AleXa, and performed with IN2IT in India predebut.

Rank 83 – Kurihara Sae

Name: Kurihara Sae (栗原紗英)
She was in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Mimi wo Fusage!”, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN. She was the center in “Otona Ressha wa Doko wo Hashitteru no ka?“, a coupling song from HKT48’s 12th single Ishi.

Rank 84 – Cho Yeongin

Name: Cho Yeong In (조영인)
Nothing officially announced, but she is currently participating as part of ggumnamu (WM’s trainee group). She starred in drama A-Teen season 2.

Rank 85 – Asai Yuka

Name: Asai Yuka (浅井裕華)
She was in “Iriguchi” and “Kamisama wa Misutenai”, coupling songs from SKE48’s 24th Single Stand by you.

Rank 86 – Ahn Yewon

Name: Ahn Ye Won (안예원)
Nothing officially announced.

Rank 87 – Naiki Kokoro

Name: Naiki Kokoro (内木志)
She was the center of “Romantic na Sayonara”, and was in “Usotsuki Machine”, both from NMB48’s 19th single Boku Datte naichau yo. She was in “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, the 20th single released by NMB48 and it’s B-sides; “Update” and “2 ban-me no Door”. She also was in “Aru Hi Fui ni…“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train, and “Mimi wo Fusage!” is a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 88 – Kim Yubin

Name: Kim Yu Bin (김유빈)
She and the other CNC girls left CNC/Fantiago, and are now signed to Stardium. Left Stardium and debuted as a member of Blingbling under MAJOR9.

Rank 89 – Cho Sarang

Name: Cho Sa Rang (조사랑)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 90 – Choi Soeun

Name: Choi Soeun (최소은)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 91 – Shinozaki Ayana

Name: Shinozaki Ayana (篠崎彩奈)
She was in “Nami ga Tsutaeru Mono“, a coupling songs from AKB48’s 53rd Single Sentimental Train. She was also in “Yume e no Process” and “Mimi wo Fusage!”, coupling songs from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN.

Rank 92 – Won Seoyeon

Name: Won Seoyeon (원서연)
Nothing has been officially announced.

Rank 93 – Tanaka Miku

Name: Tanaka Miku (田中美久)
She was in “Sentimental Train“, the 53rd single released by AKB48, “NO WAY MAN“, the 54th single released by AKB48, and “Jiwaru DAYS“, the 55th single released by AKB48. She was in the B-side of Jiwaru Days; “Hatsukoi Door“. She was in HKT48’s A-Side “Ishi“.

Rank 94 – Tsukiashi Amane

Name: Tsukiashi Amane (月足天音)
She was in “Chamomile“, a coupling song from HKT48’s 12th single Ishi.

Rank 95 – Umeyama Cocona

Name: Umeyama Cocona (梅山恋和)
She was in “Tokonoma Seiza Musume“, the 20th single released by NMB48, and it’s B-sides; “Pink Iro no Sekai”, and “2 ban-me no Door”. She was also in “Saikyou Twintail“, a coupling song from AKB48’s 54th single NO WAY MAN. She was in “Hatsukoi Door” and “Okujo Kara Sakebu”, coupling songs from AKB48’s 55th Single Jiwaru DAYS.

Rank 96 – Uemura Azusa

Name: Uemura Azusa (植村梓)
She was in “Boku Datte naichau yo“, the 19th single released by NMB48, and it’s B-side “Shokumu Shitsumon”. She graduated from NMB on Dec 3 with plans to become a YouTuber/social media personality.

 

Statistics (Will update soon):

Back to their groups: 52

Newly debuted: 17
Jang Wonyoung, Miyawaki Sakura, Jo Yuri, Choi Yena, Ahn Yujin, Yabuki Nako, Kwon Eunbi, Kang Hyewon, Honda Hitomi, Kim Chaewon, Kim Minjoo, Lee Chaeyeon, Park Haeyoon, Kim Doah, Yoon Haesol, Wang Yiren, Kim Sihyeon.

Disbanded/graduated: 4
Kojima Mako, Takeuchi Miyu, Uemura Azusa, Takahashi Juri

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