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[News] JYP “Sunmi, Sohee dropped out of school to concentrate on US activities…Yeeun, Sunye applies for absences” 090614

June 15, 2009

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Five member female group Wonder Girls has ceased studies and gone to USA.

On the 14th, it was reported in the media that the youngest members Sohee attending Seoul Changmun High School and Sunmi attending Cheongdam High School might drop their studies.

University attending members Sunye and Yeeun at Dongguk University and Kyunghee University have signed up for absences.

A JYP Entertainment representative for Wonder Girls explained the circumstances for stopping studies, “recently Sohee and Sunmi have dropped out of high school because they will be in US and cannot successfully perform in school.”

Yeeun will take a temporary leave of absence from the very difficult Kyunghee Post Modern Music Department while this year Sunye will take leave from Dongguk Theatre program.

In October last year the Hollywood agency CAA reached an agreement and admitted Wonder Girls as a client. Management made a contract with famous idol group Jonas Brothers to open for their North American tour from June 27 to August 29.

Earlier this month filming for a new music video for the US version of Nobody was finished and on the 27th the digital single is expected to be released. US idol band Jonas brothers North American tour will open.

[Source: ibtimes]
[Trans: RedMangoLover@sunmijjang.com]
[Credit: Wonderholic + sunmijjang.com]

4 Comments
  1. angelkamille permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:27 AM

    worried for they future…

    more worried than their US debut. it’s their life. this time its not about their career.. meh

  2. flick permalink
    June 15, 2009 3:21 AM

    Well, even now they have to focus on their career in US but why JYP get school or homeschooling for MiSo? They’re still too young to leave school for this reason. It’s good that they’re going to break US music industry, but someday they’ll regret this choice. JYP, get school for MiSo in US, if u can get them CAA I think it’s easy to get them school in NYC.

  3. angelkamille permalink
    June 15, 2009 1:15 PM

    ^my friend, it’s not like they dropped out of school forever. it’s just taking a break this year.. let us not worry too much.”)

  4. wgjjang permalink
    June 16, 2009 6:14 AM

    yo, apple<3

    just thought i'd drop in and say hi ^__^

    oOo i read about this… hmm, "dropped out" is not quite right… it's more like a "voluntary withdrawal". and JYPE said that they are still deciding whether the girls will be continuing school in the US or pursuing the high school qualification examinations route of studies (it's kind of like the GED in US).

    also, it's worth noting that they discussed the decision with their parents and got their approval about two months before announcing this =) (such understanding korean parents, can't say a lot of korean parents would've been approved.)

    also, it's not that uncommon for korean stars to withdrawal from school. there's daesung and seungri from big bang, and kim hyunjoong from ss501 who arent in school as well at the moment.

    gah, i just came to drop by and ended up writing all this. haha, i miss it lol.

    hopefully catch ya laters (btw, HEY KAMI!!!)

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