Mnet‘s newest survival show, Queendom Puzzle, begins airing on June 13 and will feature 24 girl group idols competing to form a special project group.
But as excited as many fans are to support their favorite idols on the show, many are also voicing concerns over what they’ve seen in previews in teasers, including Mnet’s infamous “evil editing,” even of contestants who have already dropped out of the show, the keywords used to identify the contestants, and, perhaps most controversially, the ranking system used to put the contestants in tiers.
queendom puzzle is tomorrow… pic.twitter.com/01PoLuB8kz
— Joré (@venusions) June 12, 2023
But fans are still mostly looking forward to the series, eager to support all the idols, with the final top seven contestants debuting in the special project group.
Before the show airs and fans can see the skills of all 24 contestants, here is a current ranking of the popularity of the contestants according to dcinside‘s poll.
25. Chaerin (Cherry Bullet)
Cherry Bullet‘s Chaerin received 21 votes, the same as Fye.
25. Fye (former BNK48)
Fye (formerly known as Faii) received 21 votes, the same as Cherry Bullet’s Chaerin.
24. JooE (former Momoland)
JooE, who had to drive herself to filming, received 26 votes.
23. Soeun (Weeekly)
Weeekly’s Soeun received 28 votes.
22. Dohwa (AOA)
AOA‘s Dohwa (formerly known as Chanmi) impressed fans with her performance in the preview despite a wardrobe malfunction and received 29 votes.
21. Elly (Weki Meki)
Weki Meki‘s Elly received 34 votes.
20. Hwiseo (h1-KEY)
H1-KEY‘s Hwiseo received 60 votes.
19. Yeoreum (WJSN)
WJSN (also known as Cosmic Girls)’s Yeoreum gained attention for avoiding “evil editing” in the preview and received 64 votes.
18. Sangah (LIGHTSUM)
LIGHTSUM‘s Sangah received 66 votes.
17. Kei (former Lovelyz)
Kei received 76 votes.
16. Suyun (Rocket Punch)
Rocket Punch‘s Suyun received 92 votes.
15. Yeeun (CLC)
CLC‘s Yeeun received 94 votes.
14. Miru (former NMB48)
Miru received 95 votes.
13. Seoyeon (TripleS)
TripleS‘s Seoyeon received 109 votes.
12. Juri (Rocket Punch)
Rocket Punch’s Juri made a hilarious entrance in the preview and received 129 votes.
11. Soojin (Weeekly)
Weeekly’s Soojin received 137 votes.
10. Jiwon (Cherry Bullet)
Cherry Bullet’s Jiwon received 141 votes.
9. Jiwoo (TripleS)
TripleS’s Jiwoo received 155 votes.
8. Yuki (Purple Kiss)
Purple Kiss‘s Yuki received 160 votes.
7. Bora (Cherry Bullet)
Cherry Bullet’s Bora received 189 votes.
6. Wooyeon (Woo!ah!)
Woo!ah!‘s Wooyeon received 213 votes.
5. Jihan (Weeekly)
Weeekly’s Jihan, who gave a stunning performance of TWICE Nayeon‘s “POP!” in the preview, received 240 votes.
4. Yeonhee (Rocket Punch)
Rocket Punch’s Yeonhee received 248 votes.
3. Riina (h1-KEY)
H1-KEY’s Riina, despite being “evil edited” in the preview, received 268 votes.
2. Zoa (Weeekly)
Weeekly’s Zoa received 272 votes.
1. Nana (Woo!ah!)
Woo!ah!’s Nana, the thumbnail for the Queendom Puzzle preview, received 323 votes.