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YENA Profile and Facts

Choi Yena (former IZ*ONE) Profile and Facts

(예나) is a South Korean solo artist and television personality under Yuehua Entertainment. She debuted solo on January 17th, 2022 with the mini album ˣ‿ˣ (SMiLEY). She is a former member of the South Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE under Off the Record Entertainment.

YENA Fandom Name: Jigumi
YENA Fandom Color: Yen-low

YENA Official Media:
Personal Instagram: yena.jigumina
Personal Twitter: @yena_official

Stage Name: YENA (예나)
Birth Name:
Choi Yena (최예나)
Birthday: September 29, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rabbit
Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Representative Emoji: 🐤

YENA Facts:
– She was born in Gil-Dong, Gangdong, South Korea. Currently her family lives in Gwangju.
– Education: Hanlim Multi Art School. She and Kang Hyewon went to the same parallel.
– Her older brother is Sungmin of SPEED.
– She attended Joy Dance Academy, where she majored in hip-hop dance.
– She has 3 dogs named Audrey, Ganjang and Bibi.
– She has her own tamagotchi named Ganjang (same with her dog).
– Her talent is playing claw machines.
– She can play guitar.
– She can speak Chinese and Japanese.
– She was the first IZ*ONE member to have her driver’s license.
– She can drive a van, car, motorbike, bicycle & hoverboard.
– She loves skateboarding.
– Her charm point is her lips.
– Her favorite ice cream flavors are strawberry and chocolate.
– She is known for looking like a duck.
– Her hobbies are reading books and watching movies.
– She loves to create gestures and choreographies.
– She attended Joy Dance Academy and majored in girls hip-hop dances.
– She was part of the TV show ‘Cooking Class’ prior to Produce 48
– Her go to fashion is anything bright colored, especially green and yellow.
– Her tip for a successful body is “doing headstands to stay refresh and for dieting!”
– She has about 10 different lip sticks all in the shades of pink and coral.
– Instead of wearing perfume, she prefers the scent of baby powder
– She is a fan of Bomi from Apink.
– She is friends with (G)IDLE’s Yuqi and members of Everglow.
– Her parents didn’t want her to become an idol because her brother’s group didn’t do well.
– She is a childhood cancer survivor, she had lymphoma & was told there was no chance of survival but miraculously recovered. Her family wasn’t well-off so her parents had to sell kimbap every morning to be able to pay her hospital bills.
– She is a former Polaris Entertainment trainee and she is friends with LOONA’s Heejin and Hyunjin and DIA’s Jueun from their trainee period.
– She trained for 2 years and 3 months under Yuehua Entertainemnt.
– She was originally a vocalist and dancer but she ended up as IZ*ONE’s main rapper.
– She already has her own fanbase even before she became a trainee.
– She is one of the fixed members of tvN’s program “Prison Life of Fools” together with GOT7’s JB and SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan.
– She is one of the fixed cast of TVing’s program ‘Girls High School Mystery Class’.
– She’s friends with BIBI, JaeJae and other GHSMC Cast.
– She’s also one of the fixed cast of TVing’s upcoming program ‘Idol Dictation Contest’ together with SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan, EXO’s Kai, Lovely’z Mijoo, Golden Child’s Jangjun and more.
– She became IZ*ONE’s Creative Director during their Online Concert.
– She composed and produced one of IZ*ONE’s Japanese song titled ‘Lesson’.
– She won the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards’ (Daesang) as ‘Influential Entertainment Idol (Female)’.
– She is the first IZ*ONE member to have an individual award and Daesang.
– She has her own video rubric I’m so curious I’m so curious🐤 [예나는 동물탐정🔍] on the YouTube channel 스튜디오 와플 – STUDIO WAFFLE.

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