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Where is Lee Yunji now? Update on the “Girls Planet 999” contestant who placed 7th

Lee Yunji was one of the 99 interns who became Mnet’s “Girls Planet 999” contestants at the end of 2021. Her journey in the series only lasted until episode 5. What could have happened to her after that? Read on to learn about her current whereabouts.

Who is “Girls Planet 999” (GP999) contestant Lee Yunji?

Lee Yunji was an intern at CUBE Entertainment. She was the company’s representative on Mnet’s “Girls Planet 999” along with former CLC member Choi Yujin (who is now a member of girl project group Kep1er).

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Where is Lee Yunji now? An update on the “Girls Planet 999” contestant who placed 7th in the K-Group

Lee Yunji’s Journey in “Girls Planet 999” Mnet

On July 7, 2021, Mnet released a teaser for the prologue revealing Lee Yunji and other participating interns. I official profile it was then made available on July 17.

Girls Planet 999 Lee Yunji

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Where is Lee Yunji now? Update on the “Girls Planet 999” contestant who placed 7th

“Girls Planet 999” premiered on August 6, but prior to that, contestants were judged by their performance of the show’s theme song, “OOO” (“Over & Over & Over”). During the judging, Lee Yunji was placed at number 7 in Group K.

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In Episode 1, Yunji performed “Black Mamba” aespy at the Planet Demo Stage along with Kim Chaehyun and Ahn Jeongmin. Then the cells were formed and Yunji was part of a cell with Murakami Yume and Liu Shi Qi. When the cells were reformed, Yunji formed a new one with Murakami Yume and Gu Yi Zhou.

In episode 3-4, the contestants started their first mission, the Connect Mission, where they were split into teams and two or three teams went head-to-head to cover the same song.

READ MORE: Where is former ‘Girls Planet 999’ contestant Choi Yeyoung now? Trainee status after elimination

Girls Planet 999 Lee Yunji

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Where is Lee Yunji now? Update on the “Girls Planet 999” contestant who placed 7th

Lee Yunji was a member of the band that recorded SEVENTEEN’s “Pretty U”. Her individual ranking after this performance was 26th in Group K. Her cell was also ranked 26th. Due to her individual ranking, she was eliminated from the show in episode 5.

So what happened to her after she was eliminated?

Where is Lee Yunji now? An update on the “Girls Planet 999” contestant who placed 7th in the K-Group

October 20, 2021 FNC ENM announced that former “GP999” Lee Yunji had joined the agency, meaning she had parted ways with CUBE Entertainment. Then on December 24, FNC ENM revealed that Lee Yunji would be debuting in their upcoming girl group, which will consist of a total of six members.

Girls Planet 999 Lee Yunji

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Where is Lee Yunji now? Update on the “Girls Planet 999” contestant who placed 7th

This is Jan. 10, 2022, FNC ENM officially introduced Yunji as the second member of the group under the name “Ara”. Then on April 4, girl group ILY:1 debuted their first single with the album “Love in Bloom”. Their debut was originally scheduled for March 15, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Where is Lee Yunji now? An update on the “Girls Planet 999” contestant who placed 7th in the K-Group

The group’s name, ILY:1, is a combination of the word “I” and the suffix “-lym”, while the 1 represents each member’s distinct charm that merges into one. Moreover, “ILY” is an acronym for “I Love You”, symbolizing the group’s love for the fans, who are collectively referred to as

In ILY:1, former “GP999” contestant Lee Yunji is part of the vocal lineup. She is the second oldest member of the group, born in January 2022.

Girls Planet 999 Lee Yunji

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Where is Lee Yunji now? An update on the “Girls Planet 999” contestant who placed 7th in the K-Group

On July 29, the debut girl group returned for the first time with their second single, “Que Sera Sera”, which features the title track of the same name.

Check out ILY:1’s music video for “Que Sera Sera” below:

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Written by Maria Scott

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