Fans may be surprised to hear that the upcoming JYP Entertainment girl group won’t be named SIXTEEN as previously thought.
The sixteen JYPE trainees appeared at a recent press conference for the Mnet survival show SIXTEEN at the 63 Convention Center in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul on April 29th, where more information on the upcoming girl group was divulged. JYP Entertainment representatives, founder J.Y. Park, Choi Seung Hoon CP, and Kim Jeong Beom PD were also present.
J.Y. Park revealed at the press conference that it was decided just earlier that day that the girl group’s official name would be Twice. He further reveals, “They will have a different feeling/image than Wonder Girls or miss A.”
Out of the 16 competitors, only seven will be chosen as candidates for the new girl group Twice. It was further revealed that trainees who lose the chance of debuting in this new girl group will have another chance in 2017.
The survival show SIXTEEN will premiere on Mnet on May 5th at 11pm KST.