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Shinwha Entertainment Trainees Profile

Shinwha Entertainment Trainees Profile

Here is a list of the trainees under Shinwha Entertainment. Some of them are already chosen to be in groups.

Official Accounts:
Instagram: @shinwha_trainees

Trainees Profile:

Stage Name: Kate (케이트)
Birth Name: Ekaterina Popesko (Екатерина Попеско)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: December 7, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 165 cm (5’4″)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type: 
MBTI Type:
Group: GLX
Nationality: Russian
Askfm: @katherinekote
Facebook: @Ekaterina Popesko
Instagram: @katherinekote (Main) / @arumdaun_you (Photography)
Telegram: @이케이트 Катч Kate
TikTok: @katherinekote
Twitch: @katyasha
Twitter: @katherinekote
VK: @kyasarin
Webpage: @Екатерина Попеско
YouTube: @EurAsia / @Екатерина Попеско (Inactive)

Kate Facts:
– Kate used to live in Tver, Tver Oblast, Russia, and she currently lives in Moscow, Russia.
– She knows how to play the piano a little bit.
– Kate is fan of SHINee, BTS, and TWICE, and shes a really big fan of Taemin.
– She has a sister.
– Kate speaks Russian and a bit of Korean.
– She’s a part of ArtCasta Production.
– Her favorite ice cream is pistachio.
– Kate is a theater actress, and she went to the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts.
– She used to cosplay a lot.
– What she’s afraid of is spiders.
– Kate prefers DC than Marvel.
– She attended Tver State University.
– If she could listen to one genre for the rest of her life, she would listen to classic music.
– She participated in IDOLCON Kpop Festival 2022 where she won 2nd place along with her team.
– Her favorite fruits are watermelon and kiwis.
– Shes a part of the SelFish Cover Dance Team, S(E)OUL EATER Dance Team, BDN Dance Team, JOINT_CDT Dance Team, PartyHard Dance Team, and GREAT MICHIN Dance Team.


Stage Name: Joy (조이)
Birth Name: Lil Saichon
Position: Dancer, Rapper
Birthday: 1998
Zodiac Sign:
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Thai-Canadian
Instagram: @i.m.your_joy

Joy Facts:
– Joy grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
– She’s fully Thai.
– Joy was part of the busking team Moonglade.
– She’s known Gaye since 2019.
– Joy’s been in South Korea since 2018.
– She speaks French, English, and Korean.
– Joy is a fan of TWICE.
– She and the rest of Moonglade performed at the 2019 Newsis Korean Wave Expo.
– Joy attended Lexis Korean Language School.
– She was in the “Reinvent Your World” BLACKPINK commercial.


Stage Name: Riel (리엘)
Birth Name: Kami Le
Birthday: June 22, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Russian
Group: NextU
Instagram: @adkavii
TikTok: @adkavii / @adkaviii
YouTube: @Kami Le

Riel Facts:
– Riel was a part of the 4 member busking team AMOR.


Stage Name: Zixer (지서; also known as Zixer May Lay)
Birth Name: May Phyo Ei
Birthday: April 22, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: ~158-160 cm (5’2″)
Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
Blood Type:
Nationality: Burmese
Group: GLX
Facebook: @May Phyo Ei / @Zixer May Lay
Instagram: @zixer_may (Personal) / @zizi_dance_log (Dances)
Pinterest: @Zixer
TikTok: @zixer_may_lay
YouTube: @ZIXER / @Zixer May Lay

Zixer Facts:
– Zixer was born in Yangon, Myanmar.
– She’s a part of the DARK HOUSE dance team.
– Zixer learnt Japanese from animes and Korean from variety shows & song lyrics.
– She’s a self-taught dancer, and has been dancing since December 2016 because of K-pop videos.
– Zixer teaches at Dance Workshops Myanmar Dance Academy.
– Her nickname is Zizi.
– Zixer participated in the Love Korea 2019 Cover Dance Competition held by Duwun and won 2nd place with her team. She and her team also participated in the Changwon K-pop World Festival 2022 in Myanmar.
– She attends the University of Medicine 2, Yangon, and she previously attended the University of Medicine 1, Yangon.
– Zixer is a huge fan of BTS and has been one since 2017. Her bias is Jungkook. She’s also a fan of BLACKPINK, where her bias is Lisa. Zixer is also a fan of TWICE and MONSTA X.
– Her favorite foods/drinks are steamed peanuts and sugar free bubble tea.
– She speaks Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, and Burmese.
– Her fandom name is “Zings”.
– Zixer’s daily dancing routine is warming up at 6pm, learning the dance at 7pm, then preparing outfits, shooting the video at 11pm, and editing it at 2am.
– Her favorite K-pop girl group is ITZY.


Stage Name: Jane (제인)
Birth Name: Erkina Studentka (Эркина студентка)
Birthday: August 31, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Kyrgyzstani
Group: NextU
Instagram: @jane2318k
TikTok: @jane2318k

Jane Facts:
– One of her hobbies is drawing.
– When she was first revealed in NextU, her nickname was “Darvin”
– She attends Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.


Stage Name: Shine (샤인)
Birth Name: Aidai Sadykova (Айдай Садыкова)
Birthday: October 23, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Kyrgyzstani
Group: NextU
Instagram: @shine_vidvi
TikTok: @shine_vidvi

Shine Facts:
– When she was first revealed in NextU, her nickname was “Gumball”
– Shine attends Kyunghee University.


Stage Name: Gaye (가예)
Birth Name: Gaye Grace Zorlu Gizem Blackwood
Birthday: December 23, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type:
Nationality: German-Turkish
Group: GLX
Facebook: @Gaye Grace Zorlu
Instagram: @_gayezorlu_
LOOKBOOK: @Gaye Grace Zorlu Grace
Prezi: @luna blackwood (Shared)
YouTube: @Gigagaye Z@Maya Gaye (Shared)

Gaye Facts:
–  She was born in Munich, Germany, and she currently lives in Seoul, South Korea.
– Gaye is fully Turkish.
– She speaks Turkish, German, English, and Korean.
– Gaye goes to Def Dance Skool.
– She was in Somi’s “What You Waiting For” music video, Wheein’s “water color” music video, TXT’s “Magic” music video, and AKMU’s “낙하 (NAKKA) (with IU)” and “BENCH (with Zion.T)” music video
– Gaye used to be a huge Justin Bieber and Big Time Rush fan.
– She has an older sister (born 1996) named Maya.
– Gaye went to Staatliche Realschule Vaterstetten, and currently goes to Sogang University in the Department of History and Ewha Womans University.
– She has an akita inu named Light.
– Gaye moved to South Korea sometime in 2017.
– She was part of a dance team called Moon Glade based in Hongdae, Seoul, South Korea.
– Gaye is a fan of ENHYPEN, ASTRO, and Trainee A.


Stage Name: Oto (오토)
Birth Name: Yujie Oto (由慈音)
Birthday: 2000
Zodiac Sign:
Blood Type:
Nationality: Japanese-Taiwanese
Instagram: @yujie__oto
TikTok: @yujie.oto

Oto Facts:
– She’s been in South Korea since February 2022.
– Oto speaks Korean and Japanese.


Stage Name: Sohee (오토)
Birth Name: Jeong Sohee (정소희)
Birthday: April 4, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 152 cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: B
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @sohee8981
TikTok: @sohee8981

Sohee Facts:
– She was a pre-debut member of Milkyway and AMYX.
– Her favorite color is black.
– She is a former Monstergram trainee.
– Sohee is a fan of Busters.
– She has a dog.
– Her hobbies are dancing and acting.
– Her favorite boy group is Infinite.


Stage Name: Jisoo (지수)
Birth Name: Angelina Gladoshchuk (Ангелина Гладощук)
Birthday: November 24, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 175 cm (5’8″)
Blood Type:
Nationality: Russian
Asked: @gaajus
Instagram: @ga.ajus
Twitter: @deik_oo
VK: @Lee Lina

Jisoo Facts:
– She’s from Volgograd, Russia.
– Jisoo is ethnically Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian.
– Her favorite artists are ASH ISLAND, Loopy, and BLOO.
– She speaks English, Korean, and Russian.
– Jisoo has been learning Korean since around ~2017-2018.
– Her favorite K-dramas are Reflection of You and Nevertheless.
– She’s a part of the dance team 8eight.
– Her favorite books are The Art of Being by Erich Fromm and Almond by Sohn Wonpyung.
– Jisoo was a V.G kids model.

Kim Geunah

Birth Name: Kim Geunah (김근아)
Birthday: May 14, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Korean
Group: NextU
Asked: @kka777
Instagram: @aa._.ggeun

Kim Geunah Facts:
– Geunah is Christian.
– Geunah is a big fan of BTS’s Jimin.
– She prefers beef over pork.
– Geunah goes to Korea National University of Transportation‘s Uiwang Campus.
– She was a member of the pre-debut group AMYX.


Stage Name: Ulin (유린)
Birth Name: Yü Lin (鬱琳)
Birthday: September 4, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 152 cm (5’0″)
Weight: 46 kg (100 lbs)
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Taiwanese
Instagram: @99___l1n
TikTok: @ulin0904
Twitter: @lin0321lin
YouTube: @유린

Ulin Facts:
– She’s a modern ballet dancer.
– Ulin attended Flat9 Dance Academy.
– She was an Aftermoon Entertainment and RJ Entertainment trainee.
– Ulin was a pre-debut member of the groups AMYX and AngelRus.
– She moved to Korea sometime during 2020.
– Ulin loved making FMVS on MMD.


Stage Name: Kia (기아)
Birth Name: Khoudia Ndiaye Margolle
Birthday: September 17, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 167 cm (5’5″)
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Senegalese-French
Facebook: @Khoudia Ndiaye Margolle
Instagram: @kianotthecar_of / @kiadances_
Pinterest: @bbkhouge
TikTok: @kianottthecar_
Twitter: @khoudiabbkhouge
YouTube: @KIA and JAGGZ

Kia Facts:
– She was born in Dakar, Senegal, and currently lives in Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
– Kia is a fan of ATEEZ, BTS, The Boyz, ENHYPEN, TREASURE, Stray Kids, BLACKPINK, SUPERM, and TWICE.
– She speaks French and English.
– Kia’s a model, and she’s modeled for brands like Solado and Emmiol.
– She’s obsessed with food, Netflix, anime, her friends, and K-dramas.
– Her favorite dramas are The Devil Punisher, Save Me, Part-Time Idol, Beauty Inside, and Alice In Borderland.
– She went to Saint Gabriel’s College.
– Her ultimate biases are NCT‘s Jaehyun and ENHYPEN‘s Jake,
– She was a pre-debut member of GLX.
– Kia has a younger sister (born in 2008) and a younger brother (born 2015).
– She’s a part of the dance crew EXE CREW.

Selen Gee

Stage Name: Selen Gee (셀렝게)
Birth Name: М. Selen Gee (M. Сэлэнгээ)
Birthday: 2001
Zodiac Sign:
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Mongolian
Facebook: @Selen Gee
Instagram: @slngesnw

Selen Gee Facts:
– Selen was born in Khishig-Öndör, Bulgan, Mongolia.
– She speaks Mongolian and Korean.
– Selen has been teaching Korean for 2 years at Jellykee Academy, and she’s been learning it for 4 years.
– She attended Hanyang University and she’s in the Department of Korean Language and Literature.
– Some K-pop groups she likes are BLACKPINK, 2NE1, (especially) THE BOYZ, BTS, ATBO, and TWICE.
– She goes to MUDOCTOR Academy.

Wang Qin

Stage Name: Wang Qin (왕심)
Birth Name: Wáng Qìn (王沁)
Birthday: January 8, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Chinese
Group: NextU
Instagram: @wq.2554
Naver Blog: @왕심

Wang Qin Facts:
– She speaks Chinese and Korean.
– Qin went to Hanyang University in the Department of Acting.


Stage Name: Sumi (수미)
Birth Name: Kayleen C Fernandez
Position: Dancer, Rapper
Birthday: January 25, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: American
Group: GLX
Facebook: @sumiofficial10
Instagram: @oh_sumi__@sumidances_
TikTok: @sumidances_
Twitter: @kayleenfernand7 (Inactive)
YouTube: @Sumi Dances

Sumi Facts:
– She’s from Racine, Wisconsin, United States.
– She’s Mexican.
– Sumi is a fan of EXO (since April 2012) and ATEEZ (since September 2020).
– She has 2 brothers (Neeko who was born in 1998, and Danny who was born in 1996) and 2 half sisters (Aaliyah who was born in 2016 and Trina)
– Sumi has a dog.
– She loves choreographing and dancing.
– Sumi auditioned for Plus Global Audition in 2019.
– Her hobbies are videography, photography, editing, modeling, fashion, acting, singing, and rapping.
– She was an ambassador for Belizza Desires.
– Sumi was on JTBC’s Stage K.
– She went to Washington Park High School.

Hwang Hyunji

Birth Name: Hwang Hyunji (황현지)
Birthday: 2003
Zodiac Sign:
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @heartt_zi

Hwang Hyunji Facts:
– She goes to Yeonsung University and is in the Department of K-pop.
– Hyunji is a fan of Coogie.
– She has a pomeranian.


Stage Name: Sofy (소피)
Birth Name: Sofya Skovorodova (Софья Сковородова)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: October 4, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type:
MBTI Type:
Nationality: Russian
Group: GLX
Instagram: @ssoffyyy_s
Spotify: @$OFY
VK: @justsofy
YouTube: @$OFY

Sofy Facts:
– Sofy is from Krasnodar, Russia.
– She went to MEC Krasnodar, and currently attends Krasnodar College of Music N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov.
Sofy plays the piano.
– She released her first song called “Заветное желание” on July 30, 2019.
– Sofy goes to MOONSUN K-pop Dance Studio.
– She listens to STAYC, BTS, aespa, and ENHYPEN.
– Sofy speaks Russian and English.

Who's your favorite Shinwha Entertainment trainee?

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