YG Entertainment’s next girl group has not yet debuted, but meticulous fans may be able to spot potential members in some of the record label’s latest activities.
On September 17, YG Entertainment uploaded a promotional video for NONA9ON, a new fashion brand targeting young consumer interested in street and hip-hop culture.
The unnamed female model in the video has since been identified as Panpriya Manoban (known as Lalice or Lalisa Manoban), a YG trainee who is rumored to be part of the upcoming girl group.
“Wait, isn’t the girl one of the YG trainees from the ‘Who’s That Girl ‘ clip?” asked Alisha Tumar on YouTube.
In 2012, YG uploaded a video featuring Manoban dancing to Chris Brown’s “Turn Up the Music.” Fans have spotted other known YG trainees in the video such as Jennie Kim , a confirmed member of the girl group.
The NONA9ON video also features iKON’s Bobby, who recently collaborated with another confirmed member of the upcoming girl group, Kim Jisoo .
On Tuesday, YG’s new sub-unit Hi Suhyun released the music video for their debut single, “I’m Different.” In the video, Kim Jisoo portrays Bobby’s girlfriend, similar to her role in Epik High’s music video for “Spoiler” and “Happen Ending.” “YG’s new girl group is currently recording their debut song and album,” an insider told Star News.
“They’ve been preparing for their debut for quite a while, and they’re in the last stages.” “It is true that the debut album is close to the final stages of production.
The new girl group will debut in November at the earliest and within this year at the latest.” Tentatively codenamed Pink Punk , the YG trainees who are rumored to be a part of this mysterious girl group include Jennie Kim, Kim Jisoo, Jang Hanna , Lalice Manoban, Park Jinny, Park Chaeyoung, Cho Miyeon and Lee Jookyung.
Check out Lalice Manoban in NONA9ON below: