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Produce IOI trainee Kim Joo Na sat for a casual interview with International bnt. Also known as Hallyu star Kim Soo Hyun's half-sister, Joo Na is reportedly one of the first from Mnet's singing show who has stepped into the industry as a solo artist.

During her interaction with publishment, Joo Na talked about her first ever debut showcase. She said: "It was a precious, meaningful stage. When I was on stage, thoughts of what the public would think of my song and my own anxious nerves were the most prominent. I was super nervous, but I think it wrapped up well so I'm relieved." The 22-year-old rookie released her debut track titled Summer Dream on 12 September.

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Kim Joo Na is an incredible singer and has proved her singing skills by lending her voice to the High Society OST and How Do I Live Without You previously. The songstress was also tagged as one of the powerful singers in the Mnet's Produce IOI, however, she did not make it to the final eleven.

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Furthermore, the new entrant also gave us insight into her dating style. The singer revealed that she would prefer a congenial partner with whom she can share a cozy bond: " I like someone whom I can share hobbies with. I'm the type to dislike uncomfortable situations, so I think I'll like someone I can date comfortably."

" I want a relationship where I can tell the other person about my difficulties and rely on each other," she said.

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And when asked about her closeness with any celebrity in the industry, Joo Na instantly named boy group member, Dongwoo.

"Recently, I happened to cross paths with INFINITE's Dongwoo and ended up becoming friends. We both live in Nam-yang, so I felt like we were neighbors. He's also a sunbaenim with a great personality whom I can learn a lot from," Joo Na said.