One of the newer girl groups, that has been receiving a lot of attention from K-Pop fans, TripleS recently teased the reveal of a new member on their official Twitter account, and fans have been trying to find out who it could be ever since.
S13 teaser drop#tripleS #트리플에스 #トリプルS pic.twitter.com/LpydmuJiqX
— tripleS official (@triplescosmos) March 17, 2023
On March 17, TripleS posted a picture of an alleged new member of the group with her back to the camera. The picture was captioned with “S13 teaser drop” alongside the date March 20, 2023. This excited TripleS fans, who believe a new member of the group will be revealed on the mentioned date. But they didn’t stop there, social media platforms soon became full of theories on who this new member could be, in case she is an already known trainee or former member of another girl group.
1. Former LOONA member
Following the announcement of four LOONA members signing exclusive contracts with TripleS’s company, Modhaus, fans theorized that this new member could very well be one of them.
Heejin, Kim Lip, Jinsoul, and Choerry were the four members that signed with Modhaus. In the official announcement, the company vowed to cheer on and actively support the four idols.
ModHaus cheers on Jun Heejin, Kim Jeongeun (Kim Lip), Jung Jinsol (JinSoul) and Choi Yerim (Choerry) in their new starts. And we promise to not hold back in our active support for them so that they can make more beautiful memories with fans.
Please love and show lots of in trust in Jun Heejin, Kim Jeongeun (Kim Lip), Jung Jinsol (JinSoul) and Choi Yerim (Choerry) in the future.
Both of these announcements being so close to each other makes fans back this theory even more, with many taking to Twitter to share which former LOONA member they think it is.
Jinsoul with black hair?
— iamamoron2 (@iamamoron2) March 18, 2023
— bal (@worldspng) March 17, 2023
2. Girls Planet 999‘s Joung Min
Another former Blockberry Creative girl group member is rumored to be the new TripleS member. Joung Min has several fans theorizing that she could be the newest addition to the group.
• [RUMOUR] Joung Min (Previously a member of Blockberry Creative’s Bebez’) is among the trainees rumoured to be the new member of TripleS! #JoungMin #TripleS #BEBEZ #GP999 pic.twitter.com/BPItlK4mvA
— girlsplanet updates ♡ (@99logs) March 17, 2023
The South Korean idol was born in 2004 and was previously part of two companies. Joung Min was a Polaris Entertainment trainee until 2021, and BlockBerry Creative from 2021 until 2022. However, she is mostly known for participating in Mnet‘s K-Pop reality survival show Girls Planet 999. Joung Min was eliminated from the show during the fifth episode.
BlockBerry Creative revealed Joung Min as a member of their trainee group, Bebez, on Instagram. The trainee group was supposed to make its debut in 2023. However, as news of internal issues and a lawsuit within BlockBerry Creative over unfair contracts with LOONA became public in November 2022, the agency made Bebez’s accounts inactive.
Min's friend Rei liked the S13 post on insta https://t.co/mXNqDahOar pic.twitter.com/HmzbBShfhI
— Mako²⁴ #Rising (@swissemako) March 17, 2023
The only exception was a New Year’s greeting post that Joung Min was not a part of, confirming she had left the agency.
3. Choi Seoyoon (Ahee)
The former IOLITE member is another popular rumor among TripleS fans. Choi Seoyoon, also known as Ahee, was born in 2003 and trained to become a K-Pop idol at the Def Jam Skool. The rumors started when Seoyoon removed all followers and made her Instagram account private.
Fans think #Seoyoon (Ahee) can be the 13th member of girl group #tripleS:
– Seoyoon removed all fan followers from her Instagram + went private
– Kurumi covered ‘Rising’
– Heesun posted listening to ‘Rising’
13th member will be revealed March 20th #트리플에스 #서윤 pic.twitter.com/r2GEBItUSP
— IOLITE International (@IOLITE_INTL) March 17, 2023
Seoyoon was meant to debut as a member of IOLITE until recently, in December 2022, the CEO of the company IOLITE would debut under revealed that all members had left the group. Following the rumors, fans discovered more information about the future rumored member, including this cover of Red Velvet‘s “Umpah Umpah.”
Rumored S13 Choi Seoyoon (최서윤) covering Red Velvet’s ‘Umpah Umpah’#tripleS #트리플에스 #トリプルS pic.twitter.com/Kznu3lGTw4
— para desahogarme (@swithllorando) March 17, 2023
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