Today’s SM Trainee Showcase revealed 21 trainees to 50 lucky fans who had the opportunity to watch several performances with different combinations of trainees. The showcase brought forth some exciting news about fans who have been diligently waiting for the debut of a new SM Entertainment group and hopefully see their favorite trainees make it in the industry.
Among the aspiring future idols of the company, the attendees noted a few already-known names, such as Na Haeun, but some were also missing. In particular, the popular SM trainee Helen did not appear during the showcase at all, leaving fans to assume she has left the company.
OP : "it's also true that HL left"
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Helen was first revealed as an SM trainee back in 2019, almost four years ago, when the academy she trained in, SL Studios Academy, posted a congratulatory message for the young trainee on their Instagram.
In a, now made private, introductory video for the academy, Helen revealed that her full name is Lee Hyejin and she was born in 2003. She also shared that when she turned 4 years old, her family moved…