The contestant for the Korean center position of “Produce 48” has reportedly been chosen.

On May 3, an industry representative reported, “In the recent center position selection for Mnet’s ‘Produce 48,’ After School’s Kaeun was chosen for the Korean center position.”

According to representatives, Kaeun placed first of the Korean trainees and will split the center position with the Japanese contestant Miyawaki Sakura for the first performance, with each one being in the center for a different verse.

In response to the reports, a source from “Produce 48” commented, “We cannot comment on the contestants and the selection of the center position.”

The source also added that the broadcast date for the “Produce 48” performance on “M!Countdown” has not been determined yet.

“Produce 48” is a collaboration between the “Produce 101” series and Japan’s AKB48 system. Female trainees from both Korea and Japan will be competing to become part of the final group.

Hosted by Lee Seung Gi, the show is set to premiere in June with FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki, Soyou, Cheetah, Bae Yoon Jeong, 1MILLION Dance Studio’s May J Lee, and choreographer Choi Young Joon as trainers.

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