|Contestants of the second season of “Produce 101” perform onstage in the show’s final episode Friday. (Mnet)|
Contestant Kang Daniel from the entertainment agency MMO topped the ranking by winning over 1.5 million votes, followed by Maroo’s Park Ji-hoon and Brand New Music’s Lee Dae-hwi, who took second and third places, respectively. The 11 winners will officially debut as a project idol group called “Wanna One” this summer.
Last year’s first season had featured a pool of 101 female contestants, which culminated in the now-disbanded project group I.O.I.
By Hong Dam-young (firstname.lastname@example.org)