Official Statement: MNL48 Kenkyuusei members Mela, Essel and Jean to exit idol group
Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) would like to formally announce the departure of Kenkyuusei members Mela, Essel and Jean from MNL48 due to personal reasons that each member hopes their fans would understand.
HHE wholeheartedly accepts and respects their decision and sincerely wishes them the best in all their future endeavors. We hope that they will take with them all the learning, experiences, and memories they shared with the group and the management as they embark on a new journey.
HHE and MNL48 would like to take this opportunity to thank fans for their continued support especially now that the group will be preparing for more exciting projects that the fans will surely be proud of.