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Yena (ex IZ*ONE) Profile

Yena (former IZ*ONE member) Profile and Facts:

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

Fandom Name: Jigumi
Fandom Color: Yen-low

Official Accounts:
Instagram: yena.jigumina
Twitter: yena_official / JP_YENA (Japan) / yhent_korea (Company)

Stage Name: Yena (예나)
Birth Name:
Choi Yena (최예나)
English Name: Candy Choi
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 Hyewon went to the same parallel.
– Her older brother is Sungmin of SPEED.
– She took dance classes at Joy Dance Academy, where she did  hip-hop dance.
– She has 3 dogs named Audrey, Ganjang and Bibi.
– Yena has her own tamagotchi named Ganjang (same with her dog).
– Her talent is playing claw machines.
– She can play the guitar.
– She can speak Chinese, and Japanese.
– Yena was the first IZ*ONE member to have her driver’s license.
– She can drive a van, car, motorbike, bicycle, and hoverboard.
– She loves skateboarding.
– Her charming 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 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.
– Yena is a fan of Bomi from Apink.
– She is friends with (G)I-DLE‘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.
– She trained for 2 years and 3 months under Yuehua Entertainemnt.
– Yena was originally a vocalist and dancer, but she ended up as IZ*ONE‘s main rapper.
– She already had her own fanbase even before she became a trainee.
– One of the fixed members of tvN’s program Prison Life of Fools along with GOT7‘s JB and SEVENTEEN‘s Seungkwan.
– She was one of the fixed cast of TVing’s program Girls High School Mystery Class.
– She’s friends with BIBI, JaeJae and other GHSMC Cast.
– Yena’s also one of the fixed cast of TVing’s program Idol Dictation Contest together with SEVENTEEN‘s Seungkwan, EXO‘s KAI, and more.
– She became IZ*ONE‘s creative director during their online Concert.
– Yena composed and produced one of IZ*ONE‘s Japanese song, “Lesson”.
– She won the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards’ (Daesang) as ‘Influential Entertainment Idol (Female)’.
– Yena 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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