Park Choa, or popularly known as Choa, was seen for the second time in public after she left her idol group, AOA (the first time was on a fansigning event on July).
The 27-year-old singer, actress and host was seen in a fan signing event of a sports brand that was held at Incheon, South Korea on the afternoon of September 24.
Netizens were quick to notice the different image presented by the former AOA main vocalist. Other netizens noticed that Choa looks better than her idol image before. Others also said that she is looks prettier than her AOA days.
Meanwhile, other netizens were also debating why Choa still showed up in public despite the fact that she was rumored to be in a relationship with a chaebol.
“She's already landed herself a rich man, why doesn't she ask him to pay her contract termination fee instead of being forced to show up to events like this,” a user posted on TV Daily.
It can be recalled that Choa left AOA on June 22 wherein she announced her departure to her fans via an Instagram post. She explained that the reasons why she decided to leave the group is due to her depression and insomnia.
But before that, she was caught up in a dating rumor with Lee Seok Jin, the CEO of Najin Corporation. Choa quickly denied the rumors and said that this is not part of the reason why she decided to leave the group.
“I knew that with more attention there would be more possible rumors, but I’m not pregnant, I didn’t have an abortion, and I’m not leaving the team to get married,” Choa stated.