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Where is Jeong Jiyoon now? The status of the “Girls Planet 999” intern who placed 5th

Jeong Jiyoon is best known for her participation in Mnet’s “Girls Planet 999”, which spawned the girl project group Kep1er. She managed to place fifth in K-Group in the theme song rating test. However, she was eventually eliminated from the survival program.

It’s been a year since the show ended, so let’s find out where “Girls Planet 999” intern Jeong Jiyoon is currently staying.

Who is “Girls Planet 999” intern Jeong Jiyoon?

Jeong Jiyoon was an individual intern when she participated in Mnet’s “Girls Planet 999”, meaning she was not affiliated with any agency. But she had training experience at an entertainment company, specifically Polaris Entertainment.

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Where is Jeong Jiyoon now? The status of the “Girls Planet 999” trainee who placed 5th in the K-Group

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Founded in 2006, Polaris Entertainment is known for having previously housed Ladies’ Code and former Wonder Girls member Sunye. Blockberry Creative, the headquarters of LOONA, is now its subsidiary label.

Girls Planet 999 Jeong Jiyoon

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Where is Jeong Jiyoon now? The status of the “Girls Planet 999” trainee who placed 5th in the K-Group

Jiyoon became an intern at Polaris in or before 2018 and eventually became a member of the company’s group of interns called Polaris Junior. She parted ways with the label at an unknown point in time. She has been a freelance intern ever since.

K-pop intern Jeong Jiyoon travels on Mnet’s ‘Girls Planet 999’

On July 7, 2021, Jeong Jiyoon was announced as a contestant on Mnet’s “Girls Planet 999” in the prologue trailer, along with other trainees. Her profile was officially released July 17.

Girls Planet 999 Jeong Jiyoon

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Where is Jeong Jiyoon now? The status of the “Girls Planet 999” trainee who placed 5th in the K-Group

In the theme song rating test, Jiyoon placed fifth out of 33 trainees from Korean Group or K-Group. In the second episode of the show, Jiyoon performed Little Mix’s “Bounce Back” with Kim Bora. This performance earned her fifth place in the show’s top nine.

When the 99 trainees were divided into cells of three, she was part of a team that included Nakamura Kyara and Wang Ya Le. When the Cells were reformed, she was added to the group, including Ezaki Hikaru and Su Rui Qi.

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Girls Planet 999 Jeong Jiyoon

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Where is Jeong Jiyoon now? The status of the “Girls Planet 999” trainee who placed 5th in the K-Group

In episode 5, it was revealed that Jiyoon placed 15th in Group K and her Cell placed 3rd. During Mnet’s Connect “Girls Planet 999” mission, Jeong Jiyoon was part of the group that recorded EXO’s “The Eve”. Then, during Combined Mission, she was part of the team that performed IU’s “My Sea”.

When episode 8 came around, Jiyoon ranked 12th in the K-Group. However, her grade eliminated her from the program as only eight trainees from the group could advance to the next round.

Where is Jeong Jiyoon now? The status of the “Girls Planet 999” trainee who placed 5th in the K-Group

Just two weeks after the end of “Girls Planet 999”, on November 8, 2021, announced on her Instagram account that she joined KM Entertainment as an intern. Then, on October 25, 2022, she revealed that she would be added as a new member of girl group ICHILLIN’. Her addition came after member Sohee left the group on July 15.

Girls Planet 999 Jeong Jiyoon

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Where is Jeong Jiyoon now? The status of the “Girls Planet 999” trainee who placed 5th in the K-Group

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Where is Jeong Jiyoon now? The status of the “Girls Planet 999” trainee who placed 5th in the K-Group

On November 10, former “Girls Planet 999” contestant Jeong Jiyoon made her K-pop idol debut with ICHILLIN’s single “Draw (My Time)”, which marked the group’s third comeback since debuting in September 2021.

Check out ICHILLIN’s “Draw” music video below:

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Written by Maria Scott

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