Re-debut with IZ*ONE and Gaining Popularity
Through the MNet Survival Program, Produce 48 Kwon Eun-bi got her second chance to re-debut in the temporary girl group IZ*ONE, a South Korean–Japanese girl group formed through the reality competition show. The group, managed by Off the Record Entertainment, consists of twelve members: Jang Won-young, Sakura Miyawaki, Jo Yu-ri, Choi Ye-na, An Yu-jin, Nako Yabuki, Kwon Eun-bi, Kang Hye-won, Hitomi Honda, Kim Chae-won, Kim Min-ju, and Lee Chae-yeon.
Iz*One officially debuted on October 29th, 2018, with their first extended play (EP) Color*Iz and “La Vie en Rose” as the lead single of the album. The group received immediate commercial success and gained popularity upon its release.
Iz*One performed their first debut stage on the music program Mnet’s M! Countdown and it was aired on November 1st, 2019. The group received their first music program win a week later on M! Countdown, ten days after their official debut and broke the record for the fastest girl group to receive a music program win at the time.
IZ*ONE’s first EP broke a new record as the highest number of albums sold on the first day of the release. The music video for the lead single “La Vie en Rose” achieved more than 4.5 million views within 24 hours of its release on YouTube, making it the most-watched debut music video by a Korean act in 24 hours at the time. After gaining early success, Iz*One won the “New Artist of the Year” category at several award shows, including Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, and Seoul Music Awards.
On February 6th, 2019, IZ*ONE released their Japanese debut single “Suki to Iwasetai” under UMG’s EMI Records label.
On April 1st, 2019, IZ*ONE released their second EP, Heart*Iz, with “Violeta” as the album’s lead single.
On June 21st, 2019, IZ*ONE released their second special Japan Album Buenos Aires and the title track with the same title.
On September 25th, 2019, Iz*One released their third Japanese single titled “Vampire.” The music video for “Vampire” is set in a majestic castle, and the 12 members sing and dance about wanting to be a “Vampire” so they can turn a love they long for into an invulnerable one.
Plastic Surgery Rumors
After debuting as IZ*ONE’s leader and increasingly gaining popularity, Kwon Eun-bi was accused of having done plastic surgery. Since her appearance on Produce 48, she gained attention for her outstanding visual and great dancing and singing skills. Netizens also praised her looks like another version of Irene (Red Velvet).
To confirm her beauty in nature or not, netizens dug into her past when she was a back-up dancer for Girl’s Day and her middle school graduation photo. Fans have uncovered images from the days when Girl’s Day promoted their song “Don’t Forget Me” and found Eun-bi in the background. According to the images, she looks very different and looks nothing like how she looks now and some netizens are convinced that she has done plastic surgery.
Fans also found Eun-bi’s middle school graduation photo and they got shocked by the obvious change in her face. Not only her eyes and nose, but her entire facial line is not the same as before. Most netizens suppose that Eun-bi got plastic surgery on her whole face before participating in Produce 48.
After debuting on October 29th, 2018, IZ*ONE has now become a mega-popular girl group. The group broke the record, received many awards and now is busy with the group’s first solo concert Eyes On Me.
In between IZ*ONE’s busy schedule, Kwon Eun-bi still has time to update her fans through IZ*ONE’s official Instagram. She posted her selfie on Instagram and, as always, she looks stunning and beautiful.
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