MNL48 Alice announces being part of “RIVER” Senbatsu
MNL48’s overall captain Alice de Leon recently broke the news of being part of the group’s upcoming sixth single “RIVER” during her “Doll Me Up” Kumu live this evening, June 10.
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“Tumawag po sa akin si Sir Paulo Kurosawa at sinabi niya po sa akin na part na po ako ng RIVER senbatsu [Sir Paulo Kurosawa called and told me that I am now a part of the “RIVER” senbatsu],” de Leon said.
The announcement came after the previous graduation announcement of Team MII member Rans Rifol.
Such announcement was met with positive reception amongst the fandom, with many using the hashtag “#AliceWillNowShoutMNL48” to show support for MNL48 Alice.
The upcoming sixth single is based on the best-selling AKB48 14th single, which sold over 179,000 copies of the single in a week. “RIVER” is seen as the single that catapulted AKB48 into its renowned reputation in the idol entertainment scene.