On November 12, Jung joined Yang Hyun-suk, the executive producer of YG Entertainment, and Seungri of Big Bang in the first episode of MIX9, an audition reality show broadcast on JTBC.
"How come you're never on TV anymore?"
The three K-Pop gurus embarked on a search for newest talents visiting a number of entertainment labels including YG Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and Coridel Entertainment.
Jung signed with Coridel Entertainment in 2016 following her departure from her former label, SM Entertainment. Coridel Entertainment was founded by Jung's boyfriend, Tyler Kwon, with whom she had reportedly been dating long before she split from Girls' Generation.
"I've released a couple of solo albums and I've been busy running my brand," Jung replied. "This is my first guest appearance on a reality show in three years," she added to the surprise of other celebrity guests.
"Is this really your first reality show in three years?" asked Yang, to which Jung nodded in confirmation.
He followed up asking if she planned to appear on more TV shows from now on, and Jung replied that she would like to.
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