As news of Jooyeon’s withdrawal from After School were first reported on December 24th, a member of the press revealed another reason behind her alleged graduation.
On December 24th, a media press revealed to the press that, “Jooyeon will be leaving After School on December 31st with their current activity in China as her last performance with the group.” The statement further confirms previous speculations on Jooyeon’s withdrawal which was later on denied by Pledis Entertainment.
In response to the initial wave of speculations, Pledis Entertainment denies reports about Jooyeon’s departure only confirming the singer’s contract expiration on December 31st. The agency is said to be still in discussion with the member for a possible renewal.
The speculations further provided evidence to the group’s previous Instagram updates, sparking rumors of a possible member graduation.
Meanwhile, despite being active as part of After School, Jooyeon has been also trying her luck in acting and has appeared in dramas such as Smile Donghae, Jeon Woo Chi, A New Leaf and the film, My Tutor Friend 2.