Despite a temporary denial/smokescreen like they were trying to get Jooyeon to stay, Pledis Entertainment announced on New Year’s Eve (of course) that she would be leaving After School. Thus, they gave 2014 the end it deserved.
For her part, Jooyeon left a nice message for her fans.
“Hello, this is Jooyeon.
I don’t know what to say and how to say it.
I have graduated After School and I’m taking on a new challenge. I apologize to those who are very shocked by this news; I want to say something first.
It has been six years since I met you with After School. When I reflect, I think that there were many times when I laughed and many times when I cried. In one step, I was able to grow more and become strong. This new challenge makes my [heart] flutter [in anticipation], but I’m also afraid. Although I will not be able to be with my members, After School, and the beloved fans, I don’t think of this as a farewell that lasts forever. To those who gave me this unforgettable time as a gift… I will carve each and every one of you on my heart and remember you forever.
I will show you a more developed image and I will make sure not to disappoint those who wait for me. I will show you a good image so please wait for me. Thank you.”
If the actress thing doesn’t work out, there’s always modelling.
Yeah, there’s always modelling.
For After School … um … after Uee leaves it’s basically just Orange Caramel, right?