Kep1er members vote Choi Yujin as leader and Mashiro Sakamoto as co-leader

The members of the winning group Kep1er from Mnet’s survival show went live to greet fans for the first time and made some important announcements

                            Kep1er members vote Choi Yujin as leader and Mashiro Sakamoto as co-leader
The members of Kep1er greet fans via an Instagram live and showed their charms while making special announcements (@official_kep1er/Twitter)

After grabbing the winning title by being voted as the top nine contestants on the show, the nine members of the K-pop group Kep1er namely has Choi Yujin, Shen Xiaoting, Sakamoto Mashiro, Kim Chaehyun, Kim Dayeon, Ezaki Hikaru, Huening Bahiyyih, Seo Youngeun, and Kang Yeseo as its currently active members. The tenth-ranking member on the show Kim Sooyeon who missed a spot on the team by one place also made the news on November 19 as she was chosen by the label, Mystic Story to be the seventh member of the recently debuted girl group, Billlie.

Kep1er members went live to communicate with fans via a YouTube broadcast on November 18 and made fans curious and anxious as they revealed that they have some 'major announcements' to share with fans. This came after Sorn, a member of Kep1er member Choi Yujin’s old group, CLC announced her exit from the group. Fans wondered if Yujin’s entry in Kep1er had something to do with Sorn’s decision and wondered if Yujin would confirm or negate the rumors.


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Choi Yujin is Kep1er’s leader

Even though Yujin did not assert or negate any CLC related rumor, she did give fans some pretty amazing news. While Kep1er fans began their first live broadcast, they began the stream by introducing themselves. After each member individually greeted fans, the members started voting for the leader of the group. After a mutual decision, Xiaoting the group’s Chinese member announced that since the group is a rather bigger group, they would have not one but two leaders.

The members of Kep1er voted Choi Yujin as their new leader but Yujin said, “We are a large family, so I think the role of a leader who will be the center is important.” She also added, “Thank you. I am lacking a lot, but I think I can do well if I have the members. I will work hard.” Then, shocking all other members, Yujin called out the Japanese member of the group, Mashiro Sakamoto and asked her to be the co-leader of the group. Yujin said, “If there is a leader, there must be a co-leader."


Japanese member Mashiro Sakamoto to co-lead Kep1er

As Yujin asked Mashiro Sakamoto to support her in leading the group, Kep1er, Sakamoto said, “Now that I have become a manager, I want to do my best to help Yujin unnie (big sister) to not carry all the burden of the group on her own and I will do my best to create a warm atmosphere in the group.” It must be noted that the nine-member group Kepler is a girl group consisting of Top 9 contestants from the Mnet variety show, ‘Girls Planet 999’ where 33 Korean, 33 Chinese, and 33 Japanese trainees participated in the shows many missions.

These contestants competed against one each other to grab the Top 9 spots so they could debut in a new girl group that would come out of the show. With the beginning of the group’s activities, it was announced that the group will be initially active for a period of two years and six months while the members of the group are already in preparation for their new music and other activities to resonate with fans as they embark on this new journey.

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