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Updated : February 10 2017

Wonder Girls on Friday shared their thoughts on the group‘s 10-year history and disbandment through messages on social media.

Hyerim, who joined the group in 2010, updated her Instagram with an image of a note with a short message, “Thank you very, very much!”

Two weeks ago, Hyerim wrote via her Instagram account, “I am sorry to our fans for not having been able to give them a heads up. I want to thank everyone who has loved and supported Wonder Girls for the past 10 years. I was happy being a part of it from 2010 to 2017. The time was all the more valuable and precious because I was able to spend it with the other members and WonderFul. Thank you.”

“WonderFul” refers to the group’s official fan club.

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(Hyerim's Instagram)
Sunmi wrote via her Instagram, “Thank you. #WonderFul moments,” alongside a photo of the Wonder Girls inside a van together.

She continued in the captions, “Thank you to WonderFul all around the world. Even if I haven’t met you, I just want to say thanks to each one of you for being so WonderFul to us.”

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(Sunmi's Instagram)
Sunmi had also written two weeks prior, “Sorry to always announce things out of the blue without earlier notice. It was truly an honor being a part of the Wonder Girls for the last 10 years. No words can describe how I feel right now, but I hope that (Wonder Girls) will remain warm traces in your memories, 10 or 20 years from now. Dear WonderFul, you have always made me proud. Sorry and thank you.”

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(Sunmi's Instagram)
Yubin, who deleted her social media accounts in 2016, wrote on the Wonder Girls’ fan page: “Dearest WonderFul, this is Yubin. ... I know you must have felt hurt and confused with the news of the ongoing talks (of disbandment). I’m sorry I couldn‘t write to you earlier.”

Yubin also mentioned the recent passing away of her father, “Thanks to your prayers, I was able to send off my father in peace. I believe he will look down on the rest of my family from the heavens.

“Your love, trust and support will never fade in a corner of my life. I will try to continue to make you proud. Thank you so much for you love.”

Yeeun had also said a day prior to the release of the group’s swan song, “It saddens me that this is the only thing we can give you for our 10th anniversary. Although there is so much to be said about this goodbye, the best way of doing it, for us, will be through music. Thank you once again to everyone who has loved Wonder Girls.”

Wonder Girls’ final song, “Draw Me,” was released Friday.

Hyerim and Yubin will stay with JYP Entertainment to pursue individual careers, while Sunmi and Yeeun will seek to sign with new labels.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)

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