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THE9 Members Profile and Facts

THE9 Members Profile and Facts

THE9 (also stylized as THENINE) is a Chinese project girl group formed by the top nine members from the survival show Youth With You 2 by iQIYI on May 30, 2020. The group consists of XIN Liu, Esther Yu, Kiki Xu, Yan Yu, Shaking, Babymonster An, Xiaotang Zhao, Snow Kong and K Lu. They released their first album SphinX on August 10, 2020 and released the first MV of the same name on August 15, 2020.

 Official Fandom Name: NINECHO (Pronounced as Naiko) (奶扣)
 Official Fan Colours: HolographicPurple & Blue

THE9 Official Accounts:
Weibo: THE9官博
Bilibili: THE9
Youtube: THE9

Members Profile & Facts:
Babymonster An (Rank 6)


Stage Name: Babymonster An
Chinese Stage Name: An Qi (安崎)
Birth Name: Chen Yaxin (陈雅馨)
Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper
Birthday: May 13, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight: 45 kg (97 lbs)
Blood Type: N/A
Instagram: babymonsterrrrr
Weibo: THE9-安崎

Babymonster An Facts:
– Babymonster An ranked 6th with 4,488,806 votes in Youth With You 2 Finale.
– An Qi’s hometown is Chongqing.
– She LOVES to eat.
– She likes spicy foods and hot pot.
– She cannot even perform without her stomach filled.
– She and Yan Yu were the trainees who got an A in all 3 evaluations throughout the show.
– Her nickname is Little Chili.
– Her role models are Jolin Tsai and He Jiong.
– She is known for her powerful dance moves and her expressions on stage.
– She has been dancing since 2.5 years old.
– She is a member of Chinese girl group Hickey.
– Company: Star Master Entertainment.
– In their dorm, she shares a room with Esther Yu and Xiaotang Zhao.
More information about Babymonster An…

Kiki Xu (Rank 3)

Stage Name: Kiki Xu
Birth Name: Xu Jiaqi (许佳琪)
Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper
Birthday: August 27, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Instagram: hellokiki77
Weibo: THE9-许佳琪

Kiki Xu Facts:
– Kiki Xu ranked 3rd with 9,086,752 votes in Youth With You 2 Finale.
– Kiki’s hometown is Taizhou, Zhejiang province.
– Graduated from Shanghai Normal University.
– She is talkative.
– She really loves herself.
– Her favorite dish is seafood.
– She likes makeup and fitness.
– She has an experience of 7 years in ballet.
– She is known for clean dancing.
– Her nickname is Ki Bao.
– Once she auditioned for SM Entertainment. She was accepted to become a trainee, but she refused an offer because she did not want to leave her single mother alone.
– She worked as a dance instructor for some time.
– She is an actress. She appeared in such dramas and movies as Comic Girl SquadCatman, Legend of YunxiThe Blooms At Ruyi Pavilion and Lost Parallel.
– She is a member of SNH48 Team SII and of the subunit 7Senses.
– Company: Shanghai Star 48 Culture Media.
– In their dorm, she shares a room with K Lu and Yan Yu.
More information about Kiki Xu…

K Lu (Rank 9)

Stage Name: K Lu
Chinese Stage Name: Lu Keran (陆柯燃)
Birth Name: Lu Jie (陆婕)
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: November 7, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 51 kg (112 lbs)
Blood Type: 0
Instagram: k_lukeran
Weibo: THE9-陆 柯燃

K Lu Facts:
– K Lu ranked 9th with 3,788,898 votes in Youth With You 2 Finale.
– K Lu’s home province is Jiangsu.
– Graduated from Nanjing School of Business and majored in Finance and Securities.
– She has tattoos on left bicep, right forearm, left ring finger and left ankle.
– She gets bullied the most in the group.
– She has a shy personality.
– She is soft hearted and cries easily.
– She can speak English.
– She is a good at basketball.
– She used to practice fencing.
– She is the tallest member of the group.
– Her nicknames are Keke, Lu Chuhong and Ranmei.
– Her favorite food is fish.
– She is afraid of butterflies, cockroaches and darkness.
– When she is in a bad mood, she listens to music alone.
– Her role model is Jackson Yee of TFBoys.
– She is a member of Korean-Chinese girl group FANXYRED, previously known as Acrush.
Company: TOV Entertainment.
– In their dorm, she shares a room with Kiki Xu and Yan Yu.
More information about K Lu…

Esther Yu (Rank 2)

Stage Name: Esther Yu
Birth Name: Yu Shuxin (虞书欣)
Position: Sub Vocalist
Birthday: December 18, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 169 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: estheeerrrrr
Weibo: THE9-虞书欣

Esther Yu Facts:
– Esther Yu ranked 2nd with 12,963,420 votes in Youth With You 2 Finale.
– Esther’s hometown is Shanghai.
– Graduated from Singapore LASALLE College of the Arts.
– She is a fan of BLACKPINK.
– She is very chatty.
– She is always happy and is very warm-hearted.
– Her nickname is Xinxin.
– She is the funniest member along with Shaking.
– Her hobbies are fishing, playing claw machines and shopping.
– She and Xiaotang are very close friends since the first day of Youth with You 2.
– She comes from a wealthy family.
– She appeared in variety program Grade One Freshmen, what showed training process of beginner actors and actresses.
– She is an actress. She made her debut on 2016 in the drama Border Town Prodigal.
– Company: Huace Pictures.
– In their dorm, she shares a room with Xiaotang Zhao and Babymonster An.
More information about Esther Yu…

Snow Kong (Rank 8)

Stage Name: Snow Kong
Birth Name: Kong Xueer (孔雪儿)
English Name: Sherry Kong
Korean Name: Kong Seol Ah (공설아)
Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: April 30, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Blood Type: 0
Instagram: sherrykong7777
Weibo: THE9-孔雪兒

Snow Kong Facts:
– Snow Kong ranked 8th with 4,001,966 votes in Youth With You 2 Finale.
– Snow Kong’s home province is Hubei.
– She carries a bag full of makeup products and all members use them.
– She is good at taking jokes.
– Her most favourite food is kiwi.
– Her least favourite foods are celery and coriander.
– She can speak Korean.
– She was a trainee at JYP Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment.
– She was planned to be a constestant in the survival show SIXTEEN, but left JYPE before filmings.
– She is a former member of Chinese girl group LadyBees.
– Company: Mountain Top Entertainment.
– In their dorm, she shares a room with XIN Liu and Shaking.
More information about Snow Kong…

Shaking (Rank 5)

Stage Name: Shaking
Birth Name: Xie Xue (谢雪) but legalized her name to Xie Keyin (谢可寅)
English Name: Chloe Xie
Position: Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: January 4, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Blood Type: N/A
Instagram: shaking_chole
Weibo: THE9-谢可寅

Shaking Facts:
– Shaking ranked 5th with 6,826,411 votes in Youth With You 2 Finale.
– Shaking’s hometown is Chengdu, Sichuan province.
– Graduated from Nanjing University of the Arts.
– Her favourite color is Blue.
– Her most favourite food is meat.
– Her least favourite food is tofu.
– Her favorite drink is milk tea.
– Her hobbies are drumming and skating.
– She likes to sleep a lot.
– She takes the longest time to prepare if the group goes out.
– Her nickname is Tiger.
– She is good at making raps and is known as the rhyme machine.
– She is the funniest member along with Esther.
– Her catchphrase: “Shaking Chloe gotta make you moving” (in English).
– She was a contestant in the survival show Girls Fighting in 2016, but was eliminated in the middle of the show.
– She was a contestant in another survival show The Next Top Bang in 2018 and made it into the final lineup. That group Legal High did not last long.
– Company: JNERA.
– In their dorm, she shares a room with XIN Liu and Snow Kong.
More information about Shaking…

Xiaotang Zhao (Rank 7)

Stage Name: Xiaotang Zhao
Chinese Stage Name: Zhao Xiaotang (趙小棠)
English Name: Lana Zhao
Position: Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: April 2, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 52 kg (114 lbs)
Blood Type: N/A
Instagram: zhaoxiaotangss
Weibo: THE9-趙小棠

Xiaotang Zhao Facts:
– Xiaotang Zhao ranked 7th with 4,392,255 votes in Youth With You 2 Finale.
– Xiaotang’s hometown is Beijing.
– Graduated from Beijing Dance Academy, Chinese Folk Dance Department in 2017.
– She practices folk dances of mainland China.
– She has tattoos on her back and on her right foot breadth.
– She has blunt and straightforward personality.
– Her nicknames are Candy, Shuishui, Zhao Tieniu, Wuji Queen and Zhao Dayan.
– She loves eating eggs.
– She hates the smell of durian.
– Her favorite anime series are Naruto and One Piece.
– She comes from a rich family.
– She and Esther are very close friends since the first day of Youth with You 2.
– Her catchphrase: “I could pull the mountains with my might (力 拔 山河氣蓋世/lì bá shānhé qì gàishì)”, the first chorus line from her Ambush on All Sides 2 (Team A) performance.
– She was a contestant in reality show Be Better Together (最优的我们).
– She played supportive roles in the Chinese dramas Caught in the Heartbeat (青春警事) (2018) and Women in Beijing (北京女子图鉴) (2018).
– Company: Mountain Top Entertainment.
– In their dorm, she shares a room with Esther Yu and Babymonster An.
More information about Xiaotang Zhao…

XIN Liu (Rank 1)

Stage Name: XIN Liu
Birth Name: Liu Yuxin (劉雨昕)
English Name: Sarah Liu
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Center
Birthday: April 20, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Instagram: lyx0420
Weibo: THE9-刘雨昕

XIN Liu Facts:
– XIN Liu ranked 1st with 17,359,242 votes in Youth With You 2 Finale.
– XIN Liu’s home province is Guizhou.
– Graduated from Art and Culture College of Tianjin University of Sport.
– She is calm, kind and always thinks twice before saying something.
– She is a perfectionist.
– Her nicknames are Rain, Liu Cuihua and Liu-laoshi.
– She can beatbox, play guitar and play piano.
– She is good at popping dance, she also practices hip-hop, ballet and jazz.
– She started writing songs at the age of 17.
– She loves to go shopping.
– Her favorite foods are potato chips, apples and strawberries.
– A food that would represent her is potato.
– Her role model is Popping John.
– She began street dancing when she was 10 years old.
– She left her home to pursue dancing. For 2020, it is been 10 years she did not come back to her family.
– She participated in Go Up! Junior (向上吧!少年) in 2012. XIN won the Most Upward Junior Award in this show.
– She participated in Street Dance of China 2 in 2013, she won votes of all four judges.
– She is a former member of Chinese girl group LadyBees.
– She debuted as a soloist in March 23, 2018 with the single album Feel Good. Later she released the EP XIN on May 20, 2018 and the single album Beatholic on June 1, 2020.
– Company: Asian Music Group (AMG).
– In their dorm, she shares a room with Snow Kong and Shaking.
More information about XIN Liu…

Yan Yu (Rank 4)

Stage Name: Yan Yu
Birth Name: Yu Yan (喻言)
Position: Main Vocalist, Youngest
Birthday: May 26, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Blood Type: N/A
Instagram: not_stint
Weibo: THE9-喻言

Yan Yu Facts:
– Yan Yu ranked 4th with 7,198,164 votes in Youth With You 2 Finale.
– Yan Yu’s hometown is Beijing.
– Graduated from Beijing College of Politics and Law and majored in Business English.
– She has tattoos: on both wrists and on her back.
– She likes to cook.
– She is the main cook in her family.
– She does not eat sweets and greasy food.
– Her nicknames are Yan Zi, Yu Lin and Special Trooper.
– She is good at drawing.
– She can play guitar.
– Her role model is Beyoncé.
– She and Babymonster An were the trainees who got an A in all 3 evaluations throughout the show.
– She debuted as a soloist with the EP Bad Girl in 2015.
– She was a contestant in the survival show Girls Fighting in 2016 and made it into the final lineup. Unfortunately, that group Diamond Girls did not debut at all and silently disbanded.
– She is an actress. The most prominent role of her is Ya Ta in the Chinese movie trilogy Special Forces Return (特種兵歸來) (2018).
– Company: Joinhall Media.
– In their dorm, she shares a room with Kiki Xu and K Lu.
More information about Yan Yu…

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