Longstanding YG Family fans or Blinks probably know that (G)I-DLE‘s Miyeon was once a trainee of YG Entertainment and was even in the debut line-up for BLACKPINK. However, it seems that the visual and talented vocalist left right before BLACKPINK debuted as a four-piece.
Fans had speculated that this was due to the dating rumors that circulated on online communities about Miyeon and ex-trainee Jung Jinhyung, who appeared on MIX & MATCH which spawned the creation of iKon as well. However, it was clarified later on that she had left the company before she had gone on the trip to Japan with Jinhyung.
So just why did this talented beauty not make it to the final debut with BLACKPINK?
Fans have deduced that it was because the world couldn’t handle the beauty of these two queens in the same group!
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo is the group’s unofficial visual, in terms of looks that are objectively gorgeous and appeals the most to the Korean standards of beauty. Wide-set eyes, pale skin and heart-shaped lips, both girls possess these physical features that make them popular in South Korea.
After the dating rumors were cleared up, many fans have concluded that the company did not push forward with Miyeon’s debut with the girls of BLACKPINK due to similarities in image with Jisoo. As Jennie is known as the chic member with catlike facial features, Rosé for her unique voice and sweet girl-next-door image, Lisa for her fiercer and more edgy style, Jisoo would be the traditional beauty with an outgoing personality that betrays her reserved beauty. As Miyeon would have overlapped with this, it is likely that YG Entertainment decided to drop her from the debut lineup.
Regardless of the reason, Miyeon was able to debut in a group that truly suits her for who she is. With (G)I-DLE’s rising popularity and success, perhaps this was for the better afterall.