[BNK48 General Election] 3rd-gen Hoop makes a breakthrough

3 members got the "Center" / Mei (left), Mobile(center), Hoop (right)

BNK48 held its third “BNK48 12th Single Election” on April 9 at Union Hall in Bangkok. Hoop (19) came in at the highest rank of 17th and won the Under Girls’s center position.

The promising newcomer suddenly seized a great opportunity.Starting with Earth (19) at 48th, the names of the 3rd generation members were called one after another. Paeyah (16) was called for 24th place, at last, Hoop was announced she was in 17th place.

Hoop was one step away from making the selection, but 17th place is reserved as the center for the Under Girls. Rather, a position of greater prominence.

The four girls from 20th place were announced in turn. When Hoop’s name was called, she stood up with a big smile on her face, a little startled as she walked to the center of the stage amongst the cheers of the audience and the delighted cheering of her colleagues.

Hoop – “Thank you to all my fans and to those who voted for me who are not my fans. Thank you also to my Senpai who has been so kind to me. Whether you voted for me a lot or a little, it doesn’t change the fact that you have a love for me. Thanks to all of you, I am able to stand at zero position. Thank you.”

Was she too young in her career to feel any pressure? She never shed a tear and, spoke happily to the end, raising the trophy several times.

Hoop – “You all have a good meal and get some rest. Thank you for your hard work. Please continue to take care of BNK48’s 3rd gen members. ขอบคุณค่ะ (kopungkar = thank you)!”

Auditions for the third generation of BNK48 began in January 2020, just before the start of the new coronavirus outbreak. While they passed the final screening on March 7th of the same year, their debut was continually postponed due to the coronavirus disaster. Finally, in February of this year, the 3rd trainees began their work after a lengthy period of hardship.

The long wait is over and, both the members and fans have made tremendous strides toward their debut.

<BNK48 12th Single Senbatsu General Election Final Result>
* The number is the number of tokens. In addition, [] indicates [March 11 breaking news ranking / March 24 intermediate ranking]

1st Mobile (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 124138.11 [6/3]
2nd Music (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 120051.94 [7/2]
3rd Noey (BNK48 Team BⅢ) 115306.45 [1/1]
4th Namnueng (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 89341.03 [2/4]
5th Pim (CGM48 Trainee) 59433.96 [5/5]
6th Kaning (CGM48 Trainee) 53234.80 [3/6]
7th Tarwaan (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 51808.74 [8/7]
8th Pupe (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 40634.05 [4/11]
9th Fond (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 40341.86 [15/15]
10th Minmin (BNK48 Team BⅢ) 36102.21 [9/8]
11th Wee (BNK48 Team BⅢ) 22671.94 [13/10]
12th Gygee (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 19668.54 [14/14]
13th Marmink (CGM48 Teainee) 19627.44 [10/12]
14th Kaimook (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 17155.48 [27/22] 
15th Miori (BNK48 Team BⅢ) 16579.73 [18/16]
16th Aom (CGM48 Team C) 16431.19 [11/9]

17th Hoop (BNK48 Trainee) 15384.97 [16/18]
18th Sita (CGM48 Trainee) 13671.84 [12/13]
19th Pukkhom (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 13528.91 [29/39]
20th Stang (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 11785.22 [23/31]
21st New (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 10789.39 [19/19]
22nd Fortune (CGM48 Trainee) 9877.98 [25/26]
23rd Champoo (CGM48 Trainee) 9778.20 [21/29]
24th Paeyah (BNK48 Trainee) 9752.89 [26/20]
25th Pampam (BNK48 Trainee ) 9450.25 [17/17]
26th Mind (BNK48 Trainee) 8606.84 [38/41]
27th Izurina (CGM48 Team C) 7392.29 [47/37]
28th Earn (BNK48 Trainee) 7365.14 [30/30]
29th Popper (BNK48 Trainee) 6983.23 [37/47]
30th Jaa (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 6760.64 [44/27]
31st Kaiwan (CGM48 Trainee) 6487.48 [24/21]
32nd Fame (BNK48 Trainee) 6097.64 [35/25]

33rd Mei (CGM48 Trainee) 5765.03 [43/40]
34th Jib (BNK48 Team BⅢ) 5757.59 [28/36]
35th Grace (BNK48 Trainee) 5574.87 [39/unranked]
36th Niky (BNK48 Team BⅢ) 5074.41 [45/45]
37th Angel (CGM48 Trainee) 5008.46 [20/23]
38th Yoghurt (BNK48 Trainee) 4868.21 [31/35]
39th Nine (BNK48 Team NⅤ) 4839.99 [unranked/unranked]
40th Jayda (CGM48 Trainee) 4732.63 [unranked/28]
41st Ratha (BNK48 Trainee) 4570.38 [22/34]
42nd Myyu (BNK48 Team BⅢ) 3919.64 [32/33]
43rd Pancake (BNK48 Trainee) 3667.27 [33/38]
44th Nenie (CGM48 Trainee) 3647.35 [40/42]
45th Ping (CGM48 Trainee) 3608.23[41/48]
46th Mean (BNK48 Trainee) 3319.30 [42/unranked]
47th Punch (CGM Trainee) 3205.98 [34/43]
48th Earth (BNK48 Trainee) 3108.14 [46/46]

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