Former KARA member Nicole is preparing to start her solo music career in October, aspiring to becoming the next Lee Hyori.
Nicole left KARA in January of this year.
Since then, she's been travelling, studying and training abroad, all the while promising fans that she would be back.
The singer is currently practicing her vocals and learning the choreography for her solo debut.
Nicole wants to be like Lee Hyori.
The two have had similar career trajectories: both started in popular girl groups, eventually left their respective group, and went on to have solo careers.
Lee Hyori has proven herself as a solo star, and now Nicole hopes to do the same.
It has been reported that Nicole's former manager while with KARA will be working with the singer for her solo debut.