Prologue: Let’s give it back Cherprang by taking her to ‘Theatre of Dream’
Minami Takahashi, the first Captain of AKB48 and the first General Manager of 48 Group once said in an annual AKB48 election that ‘every effort will be rewarded’.
However, as an ‘idol,’ one’s effort is simply never enough to make her achieve her goal. She also needs supports from her fans….
In Thailand back then, when the call for the opportunity to join ‘BNK48’, a Thai branch or ‘a sister group’ of the 48 Group, was announced, many girls felt thrilled and inspired, including one nerdy-looking, glass-wearing girl.
Her name is ‘Cherprang Areekul’.
She is passionate about everything does, ranging from lab-testing to cosplaying. She attended the event; ‘BNK48, We Need You’ from the very first time. Some might have heard, and even felt jealous, that, later on, she won the top prize at that event. It was the Blu-ray disc of AKB48 legendary Minami Takahashi’s Graduation Concert.
As if it was destined, Cherprang, later on, became one of the first generation of BNK48 members and was chosen to be the first Captain. During the first year, she trained hard to improve her dancing and singing skills, to become worthy of being a member of BNK48. She also worked hard to make BNK48 become well-known in Thailand. Indeed, she is commonly known as ‘the face of BNK48,’ as she is usually the first member of BNK48 people get to know. Later on, many of them might change to support other members, but this never makes her feel discouraged. Instead, she tries even harder to make BNK48 more widely recognised in Thailand. Being committed to her duties as the Captain of BNK48 and a considerate person, she rarely expresses her personal wishes to her supporters. But once the AKB48 53rd Single Senbatsu General Election, which allows overseas sister groups to enter, was announced, Cherprang decided not to let this chance go and entered the said election, with the hope to become one of the AKB48 senbatsu. Still, being ‘Cherprang,’ she never explicitly tells her supporters that this is her dream. This is what she ever hopes for. Even in her latest live VOOV.
As supporters of Cherprang, this is the time we should get together in supporting her ardent dream — to join the AKB48’s ‘Theatre of Dream’. It is also the time to let the world knows about this wonderful girl, Cherprang Areekul, how much she has inspired us and how much we love her.
Let’s do this together for our