‘Produce 101 Japan’ Contestant Claims She Was In NewJeans Debut Lineup, K-Netizens React

In a recent teaser for “Produce 101 Japan The Girls,” contestant Sakurai Miu made a bold revelation related to NewJeans 

Sakurai Miu claimed to have been a part of the debut lineup of NewJeans and asserted, “We trained together.”

Sakurai Miu

However, netizens doubt the credibility of her claim as NewJeans completed its member selection process under the guidance of Min Hee Jin at the end of 2019. The group started their training in 2020. In the same year, Sakurai Miu was actively involved in the Nizi Project, followed by her participation in “Girls Planet 999.” Given these facts, it becomes challenging to reconcile how Sakurai Miu could have been a part of NewJeans’ debut lineup.

Korean netizens left comments: 

  • Min Hee Jin completed the member selection for NewJeans at the end of 2019. They began training in 2020 for 2 years. Miu joined Nizi Project in 2020, and later competed in “Girls Planet 999.” How could she have been in NewJeans’ lineup?
  • Wasn’t she just joking? Why would she lie about this? 
  • Is this a new version of “I was almost a member of Girls’ Generation”?
  • Maybe she got a bit desperate after competing in so many survival shows, so she made this up
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