Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE), operator of MNL48 announced that idol members Thea Itona, Alyssa Garcia, Kay Ishiyama, and Grace Buenaventura will be graduating from the group.
All four girls are from the first generation.
Here is the full statement:
Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) would like to formally announce that MNL48 Thea, Tin, Alyssa, Kay and Grace will be graduating from the idol industry. We, HHE and MNL48, respect and understand.
MNL48 Thea, Tin, Alyssa, Kay and Grace are grateful to all the experiences they had as an MNL48 member and idol.
“I have no regret because I know we all fought hard and I’m very grateful to all my COMMUNITHEA, MNLoves and MNL48 family. I may not continue my idol journey but I will carry those precious memories with mnloves, staff and especially my fellow sisters. Whatever future awaits for us I’ll support everyone,” MNL48 Thea stated.
“This is it, I am now taking a new road. Its really hard for me to write a goodbye statement, But, I just want you to know that MNL48 was a remarkable experience and a life lesson. I always say how grateful and blessed I am with this family. Thankyou for everything myloves. Thankyou for all the love and support. Many memories are treasured and I will keep it in my heart. Hope to see you on my next journey. I will always be your “Dancing is Life” (Empress) MAHAL NA MAHAL KO KAYO! Godbless everyone. MNL48 SULONG,” MNL48 Tin stated.
“As much as I’ve enjoyed my time as MNL48 member, it’s time for me to move forward and pursue my other goals. All the memories that we have made together will be cherished and fondly remembered. MNL48 and MNLoves will always have a special place in my heart. Thankyou so much for supporting me as MNL48 Alyssa, Let’s meet again, okay?,” MNL48 Alyssa stated.
“I really appreciate your support from the start until this journey ends. I’ve learned different things, I improve myself for that 3 years. I will always cherish all the memories that we have and I am glad for having this opportunity as part of MNL48. Its not the end, we will meet again! I hope to see you all on my next journey. To all my supporters, MNLoves, family, friends and HHE family. Thank you so much!,” MNL48 Kay stated.
“Thank you for always making me feel loved since day one and for entering into the chapter of my life. Now, MNL48 Grace is ready to wave goodbye, I love you and I will forever be thankful for everything!,” MNL48 Grace stated.
With that, sincere gratitude to the commitment, talent, dedication and experiences she shared with us and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.
Indeed, we are truly grateful for the unending support of fans. We are hopeful for what’s in store for MNL48 and gearing up for the upcoming jam-packed activities and projects.