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A still of a former group ace of SNH48 & now solo artist of the same company from a currently running, immensely popular historical drama starring her:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1ftbmdouodmj30zk1hc1kx.jpg

^ For some reasons, the look of the physician, her character in it, reminds me of Dr McCoy in the original Star Trek series. XD
Another one:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1ftk11uloylj30zv2cahdu.jpg
Another three:

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https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1fts7mhq3e1j30zv2ca1l0.jpg

Many fans are still regarding her as the "face" of SNH48, despite that she's already left the group for quite some time now. :)
 

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An official poster for celebrating the group ace of SHY48 being elected to a high position in the latest SNHG General Election:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1ftpvue064pj313e1p87wh.jpg

^ She's donning the current dress uniform of their 1st team, which design features a fusion of Western & traditional Chinese (qipao) costumes. :cool:
 

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And a couple more:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftt9amg3tkj21jk1117wj.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftt9aj5enaj21kw11xk9y.jpg

Those 303 participating members from various SNHG groups/teams/ranks performing on stage together feels, in several ways, a bit like military parades. lol
 
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Light post banners featuring those top three SNHG/SNH48 members just elected in their latest General Election have now been hung around the streets of SNH48's home city - a photo of one of them:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1ftu76gwrglj21400u043r.jpg

I don't think the city's mayor or party secretary had got such treatment when they're elected/appointed. XD

[EDIT]
A Chinese/English-subbed footage of the captain of SNH48's 1st team making her speech when her final position in the election was announced:

 

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Official pages of SHY48 & CKG48 for their respective Top 16 members elected in the latest SNHG General Election:

“砥砺前行” SNH48 GROUP 第五届偶像年度人气总决选 SHY48 TOP16 诞生

“砥砺前行” SNH48 GROUP 第五届偶像年度人气总决选 CKG48 TOP16 诞生

BTW, it's a bit sad that no member of CKG48 could enter into the 66 elected positions of SNHG - the only one who'd have certainly been able to do so, a transferee from & former ace of SNH48's 3rd team, has long been hospitalized & hence couldn't run in the election. *sigh* No one has expected them to perform well in the election since they're the newest SNHG group, but it's still surprising that they did so badly in it. :(
 
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A media report on the SNHG General Election final results announcement event & concert lately, as well as the large-scale vote-thanking handshaking/phototaking/signing event on the following couple of days:

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^ Notice the body language of the #1 & the facial expression of the #2 during the interview w/ the top three members returned from the election. The two also had zero interactions throughout such post-election interviews.
 

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^ Some footage of that event from the perspective of a member of SNH48's 2nd team (also doubling as a member of their 5th team), taken from her vlog:

 

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A media report on the SNHG General Election final results announcement event & concert lately, as well as the large-scale vote-thanking handshaking/phototaking/signing event on the following couple of days:

Sina Visitor System

^ Notice the body language of the #1 & the facial expression of the #2 during the interview w/ the top three members returned from the election. The two also had zero interactions throughout such post-election interviews.
Another one (w/o covering that other event in the following days), w/ a brief interview w/ those top three:

SNH48总决选前三专访:李艺彤自称未来一片辉煌 黄婷婷只给自己打60分_Big磅来了_腾讯视频

^ Again, you can see the awkward atmosphere between the #1 & the #2 during that interview.
 

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An uber cute English-subbed brief footage from a recent theater performance of SNH48's 1st team: ::love::


^ "Kiki" is the nick of the team's top dancer, a veteran 1st-generation member ranked #7 in the latest SNHG General Election. :)

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Outdoor LED ads of SNHG members elected in their latest General Election are now everywhere around the home city of SHY48, which's the capital of a northeastern province bordering N. Korea (ignore that masked woman donning a yellow T-shirt in the pics, who's their official blogger lol ):

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1fu050griokj32o03k0he0.jpg

^ The Top 16 of SHY48, on the outpatient building of a hospital complex.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1fu02w3b1nmj33k02o0nph.jpg

^ The same ones, at a bus stop.

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https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1fu023pfs2zj329m3h3u11.jpg

^ The Top 3 of SHY48.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1ftzxpd1oqjj32o03k0qv6.jpg

^ The Top 3 of SNHG, all being SNH48 members.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1ftzxpjqrt0j32o03k0b2a.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1ftzxpqqgtgj32o03k04qq.jpg
 

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A media report on the SNHG General Election final results announcement event & concert lately, as well as the large-scale vote-thanking handshaking/phototaking/signing event on the following couple of days:

Sina Visitor System

^ Notice the body language of the #1 & the facial expression of the #2 during the interview w/ the top three members returned from the election. The two also had zero interactions throughout such post-election interviews.
Another one (w/o covering that other event in the following days), w/ a brief interview w/ those top three:

SNH48总决选前三专访:李艺彤自称未来一片辉煌 黄婷婷只给自己打60分_Big磅来了_腾讯视频

^ Again, you can see the awkward atmosphere between the #1 & the #2 during that interview.
Yet another one, w/ a special coverage on the relationship between the #1 & the #2:

 

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Outdoor LED ads of SNHG members elected in their latest General Election are now everywhere around the home city of SHY48, which's the capital of a northeastern province bordering N. Korea (ignore that masked woman donning a yellow T-shirt in the pics, who's their official blogger lol ):

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1fu050griokj32o03k0he0.jpg

^ The Top 16 of SHY48, on the outpatient building of a hospital complex.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1fu02w3b1nmj33k02o0nph.jpg

^ The same ones, at a bus stop.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1fu01x8nsuzj32nz3b9b2d.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1fu023pfs2zj329m3h3u11.jpg

^ The Top 3 of SHY48.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1ftzxpd1oqjj32o03k0qv6.jpg

^ The Top 3 of SNHG, all being SNH48 members.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1ftzxpjqrt0j32o03k0b2a.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006yUouDly1ftzxpqqgtgj32o03k04qq.jpg
And the ones around the home city of CKG48, a southwestern inland city:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006P1U2nly1fu1aszwdtxj33vc2kwkjq.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006P1U2nly1fu1aswlea8j33vc2kwhdy.jpg

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A self-explanatory footage from a theater performance of SNH48's 3rd team lately:


The former member of their now-abolished old 5th team & current member of their subgroup COLOR GIRLS is considered as a candidate of their next-generation ace. She was recently spotted (w/ photos taken) walking intimately w/ a female fan near a hotel. Whether they really have a lesbian or even sexual relationship is anyone's guess, but private contacts w/ fans have always been prohibited by the group.

I hope the popular 5th-generation member can get over it in due course, since other than this incident she's in many various ways a pretty good idol. :)
An English-subbed footage of her speech at the SNHG General Election final results announcement event just recently:


It's remarkable that she's still managed to make a considerable rise in her position despite that incident. :cool:
 

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Also at a monorail station over there:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006P1U2nly1fu3gwofhftj33402c0e82.jpg

But what's most remarkable is that ads of the youngest SNHG group's Top 16 also appear alongside w/ the Top 3 of SNHG/SNH48 in the capital of a faraway eastern coastal province facing Taiwan, & that province doesn't even have any local SNHG groups formed at all yet: :oh my:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006P1U2nly1fu3fhcrbrhj33402c01kz.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006P1U2nly1fu3fh9c7yzj33402c0u11.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/006P1U2nly1fu3fgy2aljj33402c01l1.jpg
 

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The last song in the concert part of the event, which's the theme of the event & which melody comes from a familiar classic, rendered by various SNHG groups & teams:

Finally, the MV of that song, released today:


As usual, the Chinese lyrics are written by that former deputy captain of SNH48's 3rd team, but sadly this time it's her last work, as she's already left the group (even tho technically she's still a group member), & she didn't even appear in that event at all, as she also didn't run in the election. :(
 
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Quick update: the Top 16 members from various SNHG groups returned from their latest General Election are currently heading to Croatia to shoot the MV for their next single, & the now-graduated former group ace of SNH48 is also going there together (all of them are under the same management company) for unspecified works. :)

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^ A wedding scene from a current historical drama starring that former group ace - it's her character's 2nd, more proper wedding w/ the male lead character in the story:

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A poster of a member of GNZ48's 2nd team, for celebrating her being ranked #36 SNHG-wide & #5 w/i her group in the latest SNHG General Election - not bad, not bad: :cool:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006c5eFZgy1fu7syw4stfj30yg1cq4qp.jpg

^ The popular member is donning the pretty elegant current dress uniform of her team. :cool:
 
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^ Ah, note that in the final episode, it's not actually shown whether the starring character was really dead or not, & those two alternative endings are produced just for fanservice, hence both not supposed to be canonical. :)