Mnet’s Boys Planet, which gathered 98 trainees – half Korean and half from different countries aired its season finale on April 20. With the suspense between Sung Han-bin who was a consistent top contender and Chinese trainee Zhang Hao, the show went on to make history after announcing the latter as the winner. Zhang Hao becomes the first Chinese idol to top a South-Korean idol survival show. He will debut as the center of the new K-pop group called ZEROBASE1″ (ZB1). Below are the final lineup from Boys Planet.
- Zhang Hao (Yuehua Entertainment) – 1,998,154 Points
- Sung Han-bin (STUDIO GL1DE) – 1,888,414 Points
- Seok Matthew (MNH Entertainment) – 1,702,174 Points
- Ricky (Yuehua Entertainment) – 1,572,089 Points
- Park Gun-wook (Jellyfish Entertainment) – 1,386,039 Points
- Kim Tae-rae (WAKEONE) – 1,349,595 Points
- Kim Gyu-vin (Yuehua Entertainment) – 1,346,105 Points
- Kim Ji-woong (Nest Management) – 1,338,984 Points
- Han Yu-jin (Yuehua Entertainment) – 1,196,622 Points
Zhang Hao trended following his historical win, as even Netizens had assumed a Korean trainee would win 1st place. His agency, Yuehua Entertainment and its founder Du Hua also trended on Chinese social media for winning big with 4 of their trainees making the cut with 2 Korean and 2 Chinese members. The remaining 5 trainees come from different agencies. Previous seasons winners Kep1er were also present to show their support.
Photos: Yuehua Entertainment, Mnet Boys Planet