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aespa Members Profile

aespa Members Profile:

aespa (에스파), stylized as æspa, is a 4 member South Korean girl group under SM Entertainment. The group consists of Karina, Giselle, Winter and NingNing. They debuted on November 17, 2020 with the digital single “Black Mamba“. On June 2, 2022 it has been announced that aespa has signed with Warner Records for global promotions.

Why are they called æspa?
Their name comes from combining ‘æ’ derived from ‘Avatar X Experience’ & ‘aspect’. The meaning behind the name is various innovative activities to come with the theme of ‘Experiencing a new world via the encounter of the ‘avatar’, your other self’.

Official Greeting:
“Be my ae! Hi, we are æspa!”

Fandom Name: MY (마이)
Fandom Colors: Aurora

Official Accounts:
Official Website (Japan): aespa-official.jp
YouTube: aespa
Instagram: aespa_official
Twitter: Aespa_Official
Twitter (Japan): aespaJPofficial
Facebook: aespa.official
Weibo: aespa
TikTok: aespa_official
Pinterest: aespa

Members Profile:

Stage Name: Karina (카리나)
Birth Name: Yu Ji Min (유지민)
English Name: Katarina Yu
Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Visual, Face Of The Group, Center
Birthday: April 11, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dragon
Height: 167.8 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean
Official Symbol: Heart ❤
Official Animal: Whale
Official Number: 24
Instagram: @katarinabluu

Karina Facts:
– She was born in Paldal-gu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– She’s the tallest member.
– She has a black belt in taekwondo.
– She made an appearance in Taemin‘s MV “Want”.
– In 2020, she appeared with Kai from EXO in the collaboration of the virtual showcase between Hyundai Motor Company and SM Entertainment.
– She trained for 4 years.
– Nickname: Karomi.
– She is a former ulzzang.
– Education: Seongnam Shingi Elementary School, Jeongja Middle School, Hansol High School.
– She loves “Red Light” by f(x).
– Her favorite female artists are f(x), Taeyeon, IU and Park Soojin.
– Her foot size is 235-240mm.
– She wants to visit Croatia.
– She likes green tea and barley tea.
Ideal type: a nice guy who only likes her, that has a pretty nose and is taller than 180 cm (5’11 ft).
See more Karina fun facts…


Stage Name: Giselle (지젤)
Birth Name: Uchinaga Aeri (うちながえり/우치나가에리)
English Name: Giselle Uchinaga
Korean Name: Cho Aeri (조애리)
Position: Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: October 30, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dragon
Height: 163~164 cm (5’4″)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Japanese-Korean
Official Symbol: Crescent Moon 🌙
Official Animal: Unicorn
Official Number: 22
Instagram: @aerichandesu
Wattpad: @_mysticalprincess_

Giselle Facts:
– She was born in Garosu-gil, Seoul, South Korea.
– She trained for 11 months.
– Nickname: Riri, Aeri-chan.
– Education: Tokyo International School, Sacred Heart School in Japan (the same school Rima from NiziU attended).
– The Japanese version of her name is Aeri (pronounced as Eri).
– The yearbook quote she used was “That’s hot”.
– Her fandom name is “Aerishine”
– She speaks Korean, Japanese, English and a little bit of French.
– She was in choir for 4 years as an alto.
– She was part of St. Mary’s Choir.
– She can play the guitar.
– People think she looks like Krystal from f(x).
– Her dad is Japanese and her mom is Korean.
See more Giselle fun facts…


Stage Name: Winter (윈터)
Birth Name: Kim Min Jeong (김민정)
Chinese Name: DongDong (冬冬)
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual
Birthday: January 1, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dragon
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: A
MBTI Type: INTJ (Her previous result was ISTP)
Nationality: Korean
Official Symbol: Star ⭐
Official Animal: Siberian husky
Official Number: 44
Instagram: @imwinter

Winter Facts:
– She was born in Busan, South Korea.
– Education: Yangsan Samsung Elementary School, Yangsan Samsung Middle School.
– She has an older brother.
– Nickname: Baby rabbit.
– She trained for 4 years.
– Many fans think that she looks like Girls’ Generation (SNSD)‘s Taeyeon.
– She has a dimple on her left cheek.
– She was the vice president of the school.
– She intended to become an actress, but she liked to sing and dance so she decided to become an idol.
– She drinks a lot of milk.
– Her favorite film genre is action.
– She likes eating chocolate and sweets.
See more Winter fun facts…


Stage Name: Ningning (닝닝)
Birth Name: Ning Yizhuo (宁艺卓)
English Name: Vivian Ning
Korean Name: Jeo Ye Tak (저예탁)
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: October 23, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Libra-Scorpio Cusp (She says shes a Libra)
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse
Height: 161 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs)
Blood Type: O
MBTI Type: INFP, her previous result was ENFP
Nationality: Chinese
Official Symbol: Butterfly 🦋
Official Animal: Tiger
Official Number: 94
Instagram: @imnotningning

Ningning Facts:
– She was born in Harbin, China.
– Her fandom name is “NingMeng’s” (her name+Lemon in Chinese).
– Her specialty is singing.
– Her hobby is cooking.
– She can speak Chinese and Korean.
– Her favorite subject is art.
– Her favorite colors are red, yellow and pink.
– Her favorite fruits are watermelon and strawberries.
– Her favorite Band is NCT.
– She shares birthdays with (G)I-DLE‘s Minnie.
– She can play the piano.
– When she was young, she dreamt of becoming a painter.
– She was a member of “Let’s Sing Kids” in China.
– Her favorite drinks are Coca-Cola and Orange juice.
– Her favorite member in BLACKPINK is Jennie.
– Her name means “Powerful”.
– She trained for 4 years.
– Her favorite genres are pop, hip-hop, and R&B.
– She wants to collaborate with Taeyeon from Girls’ Generation (SNSD).
– She has a husky voice.
– She appeared on a Chinese contest program “Music Honors Student (音乐优等生)”.
– She participated in MBC “Shining Star”, which aired from October 16, 2017
– She became a SM trainee in 2016 and became a member of SM Rookies in the same year.
– She was introduced as a SM Rookies on September 19, 2016.
See more NingNing fun facts…

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NOTE 2: Their positions were presented in the Naver magazine. Winter was confirmed as Main Vocalist and Giselle was confirmed as Main Rapper on their Weverse profile.

NOTE 3: The girls updated/confirmed their height on 1thek interview.

NOTE 4: October 23 falls into Libra/Scorpio cusp, however Ningning confirmed on Weibo that her zodiac sign is Libra.

NOTE 5: Sources for their MBTI Types: KarinaYeongtong Fansign (Oct 08, 2021); GiselleYeongtong Fansign (Oct 08, 2021); Winter – revealed it in a live to celebrate the debut anniversary – paid content; NingningBubble (January 14, 2022). Update: Winter’s MBTI changed to INTJ (Source).

Who is your aespa bias?

Related: aespa Discography
aespa: Who is who?
ae-aespa Profile
(the avatars of aespa)
Quiz: How well do you know aespa?

Quiz: Which æspa member are you?
Poll: Who is the best vocalist in æspa?
Poll: Who is the best rapper in æspa?
Poll: Who is the best dancer in æspa?
Poll: What’s your favorite æspa Official MV?
Poll: Which is your favorite æspa ship?

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