The first round of qualifying members for future girl band TPE48 has been announced.

The 45 girl group hopefuls were selected over a 5-month-long process, out of 3000 girls aged between 11 and 23.

Those who made the cut include Chen Ling, the daughter of former CPBL player Chen Chih-yuan.

TPE48 managers say the group will host a meet and greet with fans in May, and release their first single this summer.

The band is the fourth international sister group of Japan’s AKB48, with the other sister groups in Indonesia, Thailand, China, India, and the Philippines.


photo source: TPE48 Facebook