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A former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, selling lip glosses for this fall/winter:

 
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A stage number from the current stage of SNH48's 1st team, w/ the Chinese lyrics in both Chinese kanji & romaji, & both English & Indonesian translations of the lyrics, uploaded by an Indonesian fan:

 

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A graduated 1st-generation member of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, appearing on the cover of the current issue of the Chinese edition of a Japanese fashion mag w/ her cover story in that issue:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/001OfKIqly1h7e1wjaqioj61a51qcqmt02.jpg

^ The puppet motif is an obvious reference to her famous solo stage number in her last stage before her graduation.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/001OfKIqly1h7e1tyse96j63ug2lix6q02.jpg

^ "Kiki" is her nick.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/001OfKIqly1h7e1u9nslwj63ug2ligrw02.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/001OfKIqly1h7e1vcdqdsj63ug2liu1402.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/001OfKIqly1h7e1vycx2tj63ug2lihdy02.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/001OfKIqly1h7e1w6wanoj63ug2li10802.jpg

^ The towering professional ballerina always looks uber cool & sexy in a qipao. :cool:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/001OfKIqly1h7e1whrytqj63ug2li11r02.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/001OfKIqly1h7e1tc3z8uj63ug2linpd02.jpg
 

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In fact, she's not (she's the very last 2nd-generation member in their 2nd team to graduate, tho), & it should be this 2nd-generation member in their 1st team instead - the announcement about her graduation special theater performance, graduation fan meeting & thanking event, graduation online activities, & graduation peripheral goods, released today:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h6yzzsjcosj60u07vku0z02.jpg
An official report on her graduation special theater performance yesterday, w/ many photos (right-click the pics to view them in their larger size):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

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^ Some way larger pics from it:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fglz52zej62bc1jlkjl02.jpg

^ Holding her official graduation portrait in her hands.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fgm2ucmhj62bc1jlnpd02.jpg

^ Having just mounted it on the wall of honorary graduates.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fgm0g2xgj62bc1jlamc02.jpg

^ A group shot w/ her teammates in front of her graduation decoration set placed at the 1/F lobby of their exclusive theater by her fan club.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fglvw8daj61jl2bcahj02.jpg

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fgm1hh4oj61jl2bc14e02.jpg

^ A couple of her solo shots taken there.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fgluojaaj62bc1jlk5e02.jpg

^ Waving goodbye to her fans.
 

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^ More pics:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fg7iie3gj62bc1jkjyi02.jpg

^ Performing a song w/ an old fan of her, who's since become her fellow groupmate as a 7th-generation member in their 4th team, w/ the groupmate-fan being the vocalist & herself being the guitarist of the performance - note that both of them are donning the nostalgic very 1st-generation formal uniform of the group! :oh:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fg7soa3vj61jk2bcqv502.jpg

^ Making her farewell speech after receiving her cert. of graduation & a bouquet.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fg7o1ysuj62bc1jl1ky02.jpg

^ A sentimental moment w/ her teammates.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7fg7q3zhgj62bc1jlqv502.jpg

^ Waving goodbye to her teammates.

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^ A couple more:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7ffph6o3uj62bc1jltmd02.jpg

^ Posing as an ancient swordswoman onstage - note the traditional Chinese styled stage decorations for the tall & slim lover of traditional Chinese culture. :cool:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7ffpi23izj61jk2bcdn102.jpg

^ Her posture has got the feel of traditional Chinese operas.
 

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An official report on the yesterday-released voting results of the final 4th round in the 2nd season of SNHG's Best Couple contest held at the exclusive theater of SNH48 several days ago, in which a couple of the former group ace of SHY48 in the 2nd team of SNH48 & a 5th-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48 competed w/ the long-time famous couple of two 3rd-generation members in the 3rd team of SNH48 w/ the latter winning the final couple championship, w/ a number of photos (the 1st three pics show the champion, 1st-runner-up, & 2nd-runner-up couples, respectively; right-click the pics to view them in their larger sizes):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

"CPs" (couples) are an outstanding feature of the SNHG groups, which represents real/rumored lesbian relationships, very close/intimate friendships, or something in-between in those groups. :)

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[Re: The preceding post] These two pics feature the champion couple of the last season of SNHG's Best Couple contest, in which she's partnered w/ a 4th-generation member in the 4th team of SNH48:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/005ZysU6ly1h7gmfnx0owj32bc1jln71.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/005ZysU6ly1h7gmhxu92kj32bc1jl4qq.jpg

While both girls have towering figures of about the same height (she's slimmer, tho), they're actually very different in their images, styles, personalities, & personal interests, & also belong to different generations & teams (they've never been assigned to the same team too), but all those haven't prevented them from becoming one of the most intimate couples among the SNHG groups. :)
 

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A stage number from the current stage of SNH48's 1st team, w/ the Chinese lyrics in both Chinese kanji & romaji, & both English & Indonesian translations of the lyrics, uploaded by an Indonesian fan:

For those who wanna see the actual theater performance of that song (starting at 4:30):


^ The center girl is the current ace & current captain of that team, who's a 5th-generation member, the former group ace of BEJ48, & the former ace & former captain of the same group's 1st team. :)
 
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A former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, has been appointed as the spokesperson of a jewelry brand - four different promotion posters of the brand featuring her:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/9ca03303gy1h7jlcwk4lbj22bc33f4qr.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/9ca03303gy1h7jldgmpfij24sg6dse8b.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/9ca03303gy1h7jle3zuq5j24sg6fbqvk.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/9ca03303gy1h7jletlvanj24sg6e04r2.jpg

[EDIT]
These two pics feature the champion couple of the last season of SNHG's Best Couple contest, in which she's partnered w/ a 4th-generation member in the 4th team of SNH48:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/005ZysU6ly1h7gmfnx0owj32bc1jln71.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/005ZysU6ly1h7gmhxu92kj32bc1jl4qq.jpg

While both girls have towering figures of about the same height (she's slimmer, tho), they're actually very different in their images, styles, personalities, & personal interests, & also belong to different generations & teams (they've never been assigned to the same team too), but all those haven't prevented them from becoming one of the most intimate couples among the SNHG groups. :)
Behind-the-scenes footage of the MV for their upcoming single:

 

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Some of the posters for an upcoming single of SNHG:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ijubeeu4j60u018zn6z02.jpg

^ A former BEJ48 member in the 1st team of SNH48.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ijue3zdbj60u018zahr02.jpg

^ A 1st-generation member in the 3rd team of GNZ48, also doubling as a member of SNH48's 3rd team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ijuzk1bcj60u018z47h02.jpg

^ A 13th-generation member in the 1st team of SNH48.

They're all donning a qipao-styled series of costume specially made for that single & its upcoming MV. :)

[EDIT]
A former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, has been appointed as the spokesperson of a jewelry brand - four different promotion posters of the brand featuring her:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/9ca03303gy1h7jlcwk4lbj22bc33f4qr.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/9ca03303gy1h7jldgmpfij24sg6dse8b.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/9ca03303gy1h7jle3zuq5j24sg6fbqvk.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/9ca03303gy1h7jletlvanj24sg6e04r2.jpg
She's also the spokesperson of a stocking brand:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/c9fabf44ly1h7kza186i3j24dm6e3kjt.jpg
 

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A more complete look of the current common formal uniform for the trainee members of all the SNHG groups can be seen on this official birthday poster of an SNHG trainee member released by GNZ48 just a couple of hours ago:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006c5eFZgy1h7jxq26gkzj30u016g14s.jpg

^ It's got an unconventional asymmetric design, which also incorporates elements of both school & military uniforms. :)

[EDIT]
Some of the posters for an upcoming single of SNHG:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ijubeeu4j60u018zn6z02.jpg

^ A former BEJ48 member in the 1st team of SNH48.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ijue3zdbj60u018zahr02.jpg

^ A 1st-generation member in the 3rd team of GNZ48, also doubling as a member of SNH48's 3rd team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ijuzk1bcj60u018z47h02.jpg

^ A 13th-generation member in the 1st team of SNH48.

They're all donning a qipao-styled series of costume specially made for that single & its upcoming MV. :)
Some more:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ijzqtxlbj60u018zqa702.jpg

^ A former BEJ48 member in the 3rd team of SNH48.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ik00xdhgj60u018zqa402.jpg

^ A 5th-generation member in the 3rd team of GNZ48.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ik086i8rj60u018z45302.jpg

^ A former BEJ48 member in the 2nd team of SNH48.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7ik0hnetfj60u018z7aj02.jpg

^ A 2nd-generation member of BEJ48 (which currently has no teams).
 

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[Re: The latter part of the preceding post] The single, w/ the Chinese lyrics in both Chinese kanji & romaji, & both English & Indonesian translations of the lyrics, uploaded by an Indonesian fan:


[EDIT]
The official Japanese site for a historical drama series starring a former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company:

「宮廷衛士の花嫁」公式サイト

It's been airing on Japanese TV since Aug. this year. :)
 
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[Re: The latter part of the preceding post] The center girl is a former BEJ48 member in the 1st team of SNH48. :)

[EDIT 1]
The HP for both the upcoming nationwide tour & new EP of 7SENSES, an elite subgroup of SNH48, including the peripheral goods & signing event, & opened yesterday:

7SENSES《Crazy For You》EP专题

Note that the subgroup now only has five members again, i.e. two graduated 1st-generation members, one graduated 2nd-generation member, one current 3rd-generation member in their 3rd team, & one current 4th-generation member in their 4th team.

[EDIT 2]
[Re: The former part of the preceding post] The dark queen appearing at a commercial event of a cosmetics brand, of which she's the spokesperson:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1h7pn8o8cjgj324936ce81.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHgy1h7pn8q2ey6j336c24ahdt.jpg
 

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[Re: The last part of the preceding post] The 2nd official announcement of her upcoming 9th anniversary album, including its two versions & their respective various attached items:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1h7rrb5whjoj30ku69wb29.jpg

^ Note that both versions, whether it's the more expensive one or the cheaper one, are uniquely designed & contain different attached items, which're also deliberately blurred out in the announcement.

The multi-talented mainstream artist is also the general producer of that album herself. :)

[EDIT]
^ Ah, even the titles of the two never-before-released brand new songs recorded in the album are pixelated in the announcement. lol
 
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Some of the posters for an upcoming single of SNHG:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr8mislkj60u018zqld02.jpg

^ A "0th-generation" member in the 2nd team of GNZ48.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr8phqi8j60u018zaug02.jpg

^ A 5th-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr8splq4j60u018z7kj02.jpg

^ A former CKG48 member in the 2nd team of SNH48.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr8wh0yrj60u018zwvw02.jpg

^ A 9th-generation member of BEJ48 (which currently has no teams), also doubling as a member of GNZ48's 1st team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr90izepj60u018z7oe02.jpg

^ A 5th-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48.

They're all donning an executive-styled series of costume specially made for that single & its upcoming MV. :)