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To-Ya Members Profile

To-Ya Members Profile

To-Ya (투야/とや) was a South Korean girl group under Victor Entertainment (for their Japanese activities) and Norman Entertainment (formerly A-stars Entertainment, for their Korean activities). The line-up consisted of Kim Jihye, Ryu Eunju and Jinkyoung. The group formed in March 1999, and trained in Japan for 2 years. They debuted in Japan on November 1, 2000 with the single “Are You…?” and in South Korea on July 14, 2001 with the album Look. They disbanded in early 2003, in the middle of preparation for their second album, due to issues with the company. They briefly re-united on the April 5, 2016 episode of Two Yoo Project – Sugarman.

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Official Website: www.mcc21.com

To-Ya Members Profiles:
Kim Jihye

Birth Name: Kim Jihye (김지혜)
Japanese Stage Name: Ruu (ル/루)
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: November 3, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean

Kim Jihye Facts:
— She was born in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
— Her specialties are organizing, writing, and making facial expressions.
— Two of her nicknames are Baby Monkey and Peach.
— She began her career in the entertainment industry as a model for a magazine back in elementary school.
— Jihye’s favorite books are 마음을 다스리는 기술 (How to keep one’s feelings under control) and The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
— Her favorite seasons are spring and summer.
— Some places she wants to visit are Guam, Hawaii, Philippines, and New York.
— She began making her screen appearance between 1997 and 1998.
— A couple of things she always carries around are perfume, makeup tools, toilet paper, emergency medicine, accessories, practice clothes, books, wallets, sunglasses, cameras, and snacks.
— Jihye’s favorite artists are The Cranberries, Enya,
— Her hobbies are decorating and collecting pretty things.
Jihye’s favorite brands are CHANEL, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci.
— If she wasn’t an idol, she would be a fashion designer or a magazine model.
— Jihye has a habit of covering her mouth while smiling and a habit of touching her ears.
— She has a younger brother and younger sister.
— Three colors that match her image are white, pink, and yellow.
— She made an appearance in the movie Seventeen with Kang Sunghoon (ex Sechskies).
— She debuted as a soloist on July 31, 2007, with the single “Feel Me Now” under the stage name Pink Ruu.
— Ideal Type: “Someone who can relate to me and only love me; A genuine person.”

Ryu Eunju

Birth Name: Ryu Eunju (류은주)
Japanese Stage Name: Eunju (ウーンジュー)
Position: Sub Vocalist
Birthday: April 18, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Korean

Ryu Eunju Facts:
— Although she was born in South Korea, she lived in Japan for a while since she was 7 years old.
— She can speak Japanese.
— Her specialty is cooking and playing volleyball.
— The color that matches her image is black.
— She loves reading how-to books.
— Eunju’s favorite snack is popcorn.
— Her favorite artists are Destiny’s Child and Sweetbox.
— She married a Japanese man on December 17, 2006.
— Her hobbies are collecting fragrant candles, scents, tea, and perfume.
— Eunju has a habit of eating a lot of snacks.
— She has an older sister.
— Ideal Type: “Someone who respects others.”

An Jinkyoung

Birth Name: An Jinkyoung (안진경)
Japanese Stage Name: Ann (アン/앙)
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: March 20, 1983
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Korean

An Jinkyoung Facts:
— She was born in what was Judeok-myeon, Jungwon-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea, now known as  Judeok-eup , Chungju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea.
— She has an older sister and a younger brother.
— One of her favorite books are I want live just until 20 years old (스무살까지만 살고 싶어요).
— Education: Dankook University (Acting department)
— She can speak Japanese.
— Jinkyoung’s hobbies are communicating through computers, decorating her diary, and making paper flowers.
— She likes cooking and making paper flowers.
— Her specialties are making tteokbokki and drawing.
— A color that matches her image is blue, since she is as refreshing, cool, sometimes cold and intelligent, and charismatic as the color.
Some of her favorite songs are Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All”, Christina Aguilera’s “I Turn To You”, and TLC’s “Creep”.
— Her favorite foods are dak-kkochi, ppeong-twigi, gangnaegi, rice noodles, and sushi.
— Jinkyoung’s favorite music genres are R&B and house.
— Her favorite artists are The Pussycat Dolls, Usher and Christina Aguilera.
— She went on to re-debut as a member of Baby V.O.X Re.V. They debuted in 2006 and disbanded as of 2009.
— She is/was under WM Entertainment.
— Three of her nicknames are Myeonnyeo, 30 Mega (due to her poor memory, given to her by fellow Baby V.O.X Re.V members), and Jinkang.
— She was the last member to join the group, and she was also selected out of 1200 people.
— Her favorite season is winter.
— Ideal Type: “A man who can understand and be considerate of my work, and someone who makes me comfortable like my dad.”

Pre-Debut Member:
Kim Hyunji

Birth Name: Kim Hyunji (김현지)
Position: N/A
Birthday: February 14, 1982
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Korean

Kim Hyunji Facts:
— She left the group before debut.
— Hyunji plays the piano.
— She left the group in 1999.

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