Debut Rumors Fly As New Photos of SM Rookies Koeun and Lami Are Released

The debut of SM Entertainment’s new girl group could be closer than we thought.

SM Entertainment has already confirmed that its new girl group will debut in 2020. However, predebut fans now think the group’s first song will come earlier in the year than expected as tons of new SM Rookies‘ Koeun and Lami photos surface.


Koeun’s New Photos

20-year-old Koeun (real name Ko Eunji) was revealed as part of the SM Rookies lineup in July 2015. Her nickname is Koleader, and as the oldest member in the lineup, she’s likely to be the group’s frontwoman.

Koeun appeared in the music video for Super Junior Yesung’s “Paper Umbrella”, as well as the music video for Red Velvet’s “Happiness”.

She is 162cm tall, her blood type is O, and she enjoys yoga. Her birthday is on March 18, when she will turn 21.

Koeun is set to be part of the new group’s vocal line, but followers aren’t sure whether she will be the main vocalist, since SM Rookies’ Ningning also specializes in vocals. Chinese singer G.E.M recently released a video of Ningning acing one of her songs.


Lami’s New Photos

Lami (real name Kim Sungkyung) is the current maknae of the lineup at 16 years old. She will turn 17 on March 3 this year.

She was introduced as an SM Rookies trainee at just 10 years old in 2013. Now, she’s known for her beauty, leading many to believe she’ll be the visual of the new girl group.

Lami’s area of expertise is acting. She appeared on the Disney Channel show Mickey Mouse Club as a youngster and has featured in numerous dramas and TV CFs. Lami also enjoys modelling as a hobby.

Born in Busan, Lami has two sisters. She’s 168cm tall and her blood type is also O just like Koeun.

Koeun (left) and Lami (right) in their official SM Rookies photos.

Often, when SM Entertainment permits the release of rookies’ photos, it means the group’s debut is close. After learning of a shooting set SM Entertainment hired out earlier this month, early fans are also speculating that the group’s debut music video may already have been filmed.

Alongside Koeun and Lami, other SM Rookies members expected to be in the lineup include dancer Hina and vocalist Ningning. Some fans also believe trainees named Jimin and Helen could form part of the group.