Girl group T-ara recently had some changes. The existing six members were joined by a new member, enhancing the group into seven members.
With the new enhancement of an additional member, it means that they can occur on stage more effectively. It also means that more individual activities for the girls, and a lesser schedule for over worked members.
T-ara is actually very busy compared to other idols. Jiyeon has already been in a lot of movies and dramas, Eunjung has been in a drama and preparing for a movie, Hyomin has been preparing for a drama, and Qri, Boram and Soyeon have been regulars on variety shows. When album activities occur, the girls become very busy.
A representative said, "T-ara's Hyomin is preparing for a drama shoot and future individual activities," he said, "in this case, it means the girls can't regularly be on stage or record often or else members would be missing and that's why we recruited a new member to hold activties and keep interest in T-ara and not the dramas/movies."
The newly acquired member was able to meet the exceptions for T-ara. In the past, Jiyeon was the youngest member, but now Ryu Hwayoung takes that title. Her and her twin sister, Ryu Hyoyoung previously appeared in SBS "Star King" which has collected attention. In addition, Hwayoung is talented in both dance and vocal skills, along with acting. At the same time, she has equips many other skills as well.
The new seven-member T-ara still is scheduled, and plans, to release their next album. The president, Kim Kwangsoo said, "T-ara's album title song has not yet been decided, but as before, it'll be different from before and a concept that the new member also fits in,' he said with high exceptions.
Also announced today was that Boram would take the place of leader from Eunjung. In the future, fans are expecting that Boram will too, take the charismatic leader role in T-ara.
cr: nathaniel (trans) @ diadem + sportsseoul
Core Contents Media representatives were initially planning to announce the big announcement on the 23rd, but it was changed to the 16 instead.
The enhancement includes the existing six-members reinforced with a a new member, Ryu Hwayoung. In addition, the leader of the group has been changed from Eunjung, to Boram.
The new member appeared on a SBS TV show back on May 29th and also participated in the 2010 Gaya contest. Her and her twin sister, Ryu Hyoyoung are both seniors in high school.
As a new member, Ryu Hwayoung has already been popular over the internet, along with her sistar Ryu Hyoyoung.
The representatives told press that this is an enhancement.
On an emergency meeting on the 9th, T-ara and staff held a 5-6 hour meeting debating on this reinforced T-ara. There was a divided opinion.
Meanwhile, T-ara are busy with personal activities. Jiyeon is starring in a movie being released later this summer, "Death Bell 2". Eunjung is currently in "Coffee House" which is being aired and Hyomin is shooting her drama, "My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox."
cr: nathaniel (trans) @ diadem + starnews