Tai­wanese girl set for big time in Korean pop group

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A new South Korean girl group, Twice, which has drawn at­ten­tion in Tai­wan as one of its mem­bers is Tai­wanese, will of­fi­cially hit the air­waves Oct. 20 in their own right, JYP En­ter­tain­ment an­nounced Wed­nes­day.

The an­nounce­ment was made on the South Korean en­ter­tain­ment com­pany’s so­cial net­work ser­vice.

Tai­wanese teenager Chou Tzu-yu is a mem­ber of the band and goes by the stage name Tzuyu. She will be one of the first Tai­wan-born and raised mem­bers of a South Korean girl group.

Ear­lier this year, a com­pe­ti­tion was held on the South Korean TV tal­ent show “SIX­TEEN,” which saw 16 girls from dif­fer­ent coun­tries vy­ing to be­come a mem­ber of the new group.

16-year-old Tzuyu was one of the nine mem­bers even­tu­ally cho­sen for the group. The other mem­bers are from South Korea and Ja­pan.

Born in Tainan, Tzuyu was ap­proached by a scout from JYP dur­ing her sec­ond year in ju­nior high school. She dropped out of school in Tai­wan and moved to South Korea to re­ceive train­ing from the com­pany.

She has been praised for her dance skills on the TV show.

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