In September, HYBE – the management company responsible for launching BTS and NewJeans – and Geffen Records embarked on a quest to assemble the next great girl group. The search for the members, who hailed from around the globe, took the form of a competition show dubbed The Debut: Dream Academy.
“I have wanted to form an international group based on K-pop methodology for a while,” HYBE chairman Bang Si-Hyuk said.
The six members of the girl group, which is called KATSEYE, have now been revealed. Daniela Avanzini, Lara Rajagopalan and Megan Skiendiel hail from the US. Yoonchae Jeong is from South Korea. Sophia Laforteza comes from the Philippines and Manon Bannerman is from Switzerland.
KATSEYE’s members were selected based on a combination of votes from the show’s viewers and evaluators’ scores during a live-streamed event on Friday. The event also saw the rollout of the group’s first three tracks, “Dirty Water,” “Girls Don’t Like” and “All the Same.”
Source : Hypebeast