Famous Wanna One Member Announces Retirement From The Entertainment Industry, To Pursue This Career Instead

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Former member of the group Wanna One, Lai Kuanlin, who debuted through “Produce 101 Season 2,” is taking steps towards retirement in the entertainment industry.

On the 14th of June, Lai Kuanlin announced on his social media, “After careful consideration, I have decided to change my career path. This account will now be transferred to my staff due to the change in my professional plans.”

Lai Kuanlin’s “change in career plans” is speculated to be related to becoming a film director. Lai Kuanlin, who is from Taiwan, started a legal dispute with Cube Entertainment in 2019 and later won the case, terminating his contract. He then moved to China and continued his activities.

In 2021, Lai Kuanlin made his directorial debut with the short film “Battle Between Winter and Summer,” which received attention after winning awards in five categories, including Best Director, Best Film, and Best Actress at the Rome Prisma Independent Film Festival in June of the same year.

There have also been reports that Lai Kuanlin applied to Beijing Film Academy, a prestigious film school in China, last year. Considering his recognized abilities as a film director, it appears that he will pursue a career as a director rather than continuing activities in the entertainment industry.

Meanwhile, Lai Kuanlin gained popularity as a cute trainee on Mnet’s “Produce 101 Season 2” in 2017. He then debuted as a member of Wanna One, ranking 7th in the final rankings, and actively promoted with the group.

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