It just won't stop today, will it? Goodness.
I'm surprised but at the same time, I'm not surprised. She was the one who came out during PD48 to try and join Iz*One even though she had just recently debuted with fromis 9. At the time I thought it was weird and maybe she was just looking for extra promotions for her new group... but maybe there was more that went into that decision.
And to the fact that during their trip to New York for Kcon, during their street performance she was the only one missing. I figured she wasn't feeling well or something but who knows.
And then she suddenly appeared as an extra on that drama and earned herself a bit of buzz among knetz and now she's realized that's what she'd rather be doing.
The rumors were that either Song Hayoung (good dance and stable vocal) and Gyuri were the ones who initially weren’t in the lineup but producers saw their potential and brought them in. Gyuri was in a tough spot because she wasn’t considered very talented and was a bit of a last minute addition - so as a popularity boost went to PD48 and gained a lot of fans for her vocal/visual.
I think she just didn’t see a great future with Fromis. Her fans are supportive of the acting pathway. Most of Fromis fans skew heavily male however Gyuri is one of the few members with majority female fans. This probably played a huge reason into why she left. Acting generally goes well with idols who cater to a majority female audience.
It is a blow to Fromis as a group. Probably their most popular member with Hayoung and Nakko. But it’s her right and hopefully things go well.