During the first fan Meeting held last December 3 at Movie Stars Cafe in Pasay City, the start of MNL48’s First Generation audition was announced.
According to the press release, the MNL48 audition method takes after the style of AKB48’s General Elections, where members are chosen through nationwide voting.
Applicants must be at least 15-20 years old, single and a resident of the Philippines. They can apply through the official MNL48 mobile application, where their profiles will be made visible to the public.
Through the auditions, 64 finalist will be selected. The first phase of MNL48 will be decides and the first-generation member will promote for one year. The General Elections will be held every year, and the voting will happen between the existing members and newly selected finalists. The top 64 girls who will be selected through the General Election will be active for one year.
Aside from the auditions, the official MNL48 website was also opened.
MNL48 is an all-female group in the Philippines and the newest sister group of the Japanese girl band and pop music phenomenon known worldwide as AKB48.