Why I.O.I’s Reunion Was Cancelled?

Kim Sohye Starred in KBS’ How to Buy a Friend

How to Buy a Friend is a drama that went on the air in April 2020 on KBS2. Having a unique story about teenage friendship, this drama is worth watching. How to Buy a Friend is an adaptation of the Daum webtoon titled Gyeyakwoojung or Friend Contract. The author of this webtoon is Kwon Laad. It tells the story of a high school student named Park Chan Hong. His classmate, Heo Don Hyeok, then helps him out of the bullying. Park Chan Hong then lends the money to Don Hyeok to pay rent. However, the money is actually needed for the cost of education.


After school, Park Chan Hong then had nowhere to go. He then started spending time with Don Hyeok. After attracting attention to appear on Crash Landing on You, Lee Shin Young immediately won the trust to be the main character in this drama. Besides himself, there is Shin Seung Ho who previously played in Love Alarm and At Eighteen. There is also Kim So Hye who is a former I.O.I member who previously played in the drama Best Chicken.


Kim So-hye plays the character Eom Se-yoon who is Park Chan Hong’s friend and they attend the same high school. Se Yoon is a popular student at school. How to Buy a Friend only consists of 4 episodes. This KBS2 drama aired from April 6th to April 14th, 2020, and was broadcast on Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 KST.

Jung Chaeyeon’s Solo Activities

On May 30th, 2020, MBK Entertainment released a statement that DIA would be making a comeback on June 10th, 2020, with a mini-album titled Flower 4 Seasons and added that this comeback would mark DIA’s subunit comeback. The agency also asked for support from fans for Eunchae, Yebin, Jueun, Eunice, and Huihyeon on this comeback.

Many fans are worried about DIA’s future, especially the interview with Somyi and Yebin on The Unit is back to being busy again. In the interview on the survival program, both of them said that many people only knew Jung Chaeyeon compared to other DIA members, especially after Chaeyeon joined Produce 101¬†and debuted as an I.O.I member.

On August 14th, 2020, DIA celebrated their 5th anniversary. Through V-Live, they communicated with their fans to celebrate the anniversary together and uploaded several photos on Instagram and Twitter that received congratulatory replies from their joyful fans.

With full balloons and also a pink cake accented with a large diamond accessory on top of the cake, all DIA members, including Jung Chaeyeon, also expressed their happiness which was seen from their closeness while celebrating the anniversary. Not only that, all DIA members were also seen visiting the MRT by taking a group photo in front of a large sign that read “Happy DIA Debut 5th Anniversary.”

Well, that is all the latest news about the members of IOI who were rumored of making a reunion, but eventually had to go back and focus on their respective schedules, either with their original groups or as solo artists for those who have become independent artists.

Even so, fans certainly still hope that in the future, I.O.I will reunite and release some of their popular songs to treat nostalgia. Let’s keep giving lots of support and love to all former I.O.I members with their respective activities and promotions and hope that their reunion plans will come true as soon as possible!