Among the many idols that debuted through Produce 101, there are quite a few actors who are making a name for themselves in the Korean film and drama industry.
Here are 6 stars that first took off with Wanna One or I.O.I. of Produce 101, but are now killing it as talented actors:
1. Ong Seongwu (Wanna One)
Ong Seongwu, who used to be a part of the group, Wanna One, is now debuting as an actor through JTBC’s At Eighteen.
In the drama, Ong Seongwu is playing a character named Choi Joon Woo who is lonely but strong soul, and there’s a lot of anticipation for what kind of romance he’ll portray with co-star, Kim Hyang Gi.
2. Jung Chaeyeon (I.O.I.)
Following Jung Chaeyeon‘s performance in tvN’s 2016 drama, Drinking Solo, she received overwhelming praise for her acting ability.
As a result, Jung Chaeyeon scored her first main lead character in Netflix’s My First First Love which is coming out with its second season later this month.
3. Park Jihoon (Wanna One)
Park Jihoon debuted as a solo artist just last march, and he’ll be starring in the upcoming JTBC drama, Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency which is set to be released coming September.
As someone who drew overwhelming attention for his cute charms when he was with Wanna One, there’s a lot of anticipation for what kind of charms he’ll give off as an actor.
4. Kim Sejeong – (I.O.I.)
Kim Sejeong is a former Produce 101 contestant who is now very respected as an actress.
Kim Sejeong started off her acting career by scoring the main lead character in the KBS drama, School 2017, and she did such a good job portraying the personality of her high-spirited character that she received a lot of love and praise from viewers.
Fans are in for another treat on August 5, because Kim Sejeong will be starring in another KBS drama called I Wanna Hear Your Song.
5. Lee Daehwi (Wanna One)
Lee Daehwi, who is currently active as a member of AB6IX, will be debuting as an actor through the web drama, Yeonnamdong Global House.
The filming of the drama will begin this August, and the drama itself is set to be released in October.
6. Kang Mina (I.O.I.)
Gugudan‘s Kang Mina has also recently debuted as an actress with a role in tvN’s Hotel Del Luna, which also stars IU and Yeo Jin Goo.
There’s a lot of anticipation for what kind of charms she’ll bring to the table while playing the role of an intelligent hotel intern.