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An Yujin (IVE) Profile, Bio, & Facts

An YujinIVE

An Yujin (유진) is a South Korean Kpop singer, model, MC and a member of the girl group IVE under Starship Entertainment. She is a former member of IZ*ONE.

An Yujin (IVE) Profile

Stage NameAn Yujin (유진)
Birth NameAn Yu Jin (안유진)
OccupationSinger, Model, MC, Lyricist
BirthdaySeptember 1, 2003
Active Years2018–present
Age20 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height173 cm (5’8″)
Weight48 kg (105 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIISTP

An Yujin (IVE) Facts:

Early Life

– An Yujin was born in Dunsan-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon.
– Initially thought to be Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, she clarified that she was born in Daejeon.
– She went to Cheongju Sannam Elementary School and Daejeon Samcheon Elementary School.
– She attended Gwanak Middle School and briefly attended Seoul Performing Arts High School before dropping out and passing her GED exams.
– She participated in the relay race in her school and her team won first place. She was a member of the jump rope club in school and also won first place.

Personal Life

– Yujin has an older sister who was born in 1999.
– Her official representative color is Magenta.
– She has a pet dog named Ajo.
– Her role model is Dasom from Sistar.
– She affectionately refers to the other members as “Babies.”
– She prefers an all-white over an all-black outfit. (Cosmopolitan)
– Rei mentioned on Weekly Idol that Yujin didn’t have many friends in school.
– She had her wisdom teeth extracted in early 2022.
– She tends to get easily frightened by ghosts and horror genres.
– When she was a child, she wanted to become an elementary school teacher.
– She would choose Liz as her vacation companion because they both appreciate the need for rest at home after being out.
– In her opinion, three bad things about her are: she forgets things easily, her interest changes very often, and she is a little lazy. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– Yujin’s hobbies include taking film photos, shopping, exercising, and reading. (Marie Claire Korea)
– She wanted to become a flight attendant, but after watching singers perform at a year-end awards ceremony, she wanted to become an idol.
– If she were a fan of IVE, her bias would be Rei.
– Her representative emoji is 🐶.
– She is a fan of IU and SHINee.
– She, Gaeul, and Leeseo ride in the same car as part of IVE.
– IZ*ONE’s Hitomi said that her father was a fan of Yujin.
– She revealed that she used to borrow gym clothes from Rei.
– She always vents her feelings to Wonyoung.
Wonyoung said that Yujin smells good all the time.
– She has learned not to be in a hurry all the time and good things take time since her debut. (NME)
– She wore contact lenses due to poor eyesight but had lens insertion surgery in 2021.
– Her motto is “I’m the best, let’s have fun.”

Joining Starship Entertainment

– After seeing the Melon Music Awards stage, she expressed her desire to become an idol to her mother, who readily supported her aspirations.
– Yujin discovered an email audition form and submitted a solo song recording and a picture of herself to Starship Entertainment.
– She passed the first round and proceeded to the second face-to-face audition in Seoul, where she finally passed.
– She underwent a trainee period of about 1 year and 4 months at Starship Entertainment from the first year of middle school in 2016.

Career

– She is the leader, main dancer and vocalist in the group “IVE”.
– She was revealed as the first member of IVE.
– She is the center in the IVE along with Wonyoung.
– Yujin gained immense popularity when she appeared in the “’ACUVUE Vita Lenses” commercial.
– She participated as a lyricist for the song “Heroine” for the album “I’ve I’ve” in 2023.
– She was the MC for Inkigayo alongside Jihoon from Treasure and Sungchan from NCT.
– She worked as a backup dancer for Jeong Sewoon’s “BABY, IT’S U” on M Countdown (Episode 557).
– She released a collaborative single with the figure skater Yuna Kim and Kang Daniel titled “Move Like This” on June 6 2022 as a part of the 2022 Gatorade x Starship Campaign.

Produce 48 & IZ*ONE

– She participated in the survival show “Produce 48” with Jang Wonyoung.
– Yujin received attention for her appearance in an Acube advertisement before her debut, and they voluntarily promoted her during her Produce 48 days.
– She achieved fifth place in the final rankings of Produce 48.
– She dropped out of high school to focus on her activities in IZ*ONE and said she would be home-schooled.
– She debuted with IZ*ONE with their first mini album COLOR*IZ in October 2018.
– She returned to Starship after the group’s disbandment in 2021.

Appearances & Participations

– She has appeared in several music videos, including ‘Just U’ (Jeong Sewoon), ‘Rain’ (Soyou and EXO‘s Baekhyun), ‘Thirst’ (Ailee and Mad Clown), and ‘Oppa’ (Yoo Seungwoo and Sandeul).
– She has appeared in many magazines and pictorials including “DAZED”, “marie claire”, “Harper Bazaar”, “W”, and “L’OFFICIEL”.
– Yujin was the youngest competitor in the history of the show “King of Mask Singers”.

Endorsements

– She was appointed as the brand ambassador for the Korean makeup brand “Clio Cosmetics” in December 2022.
– She has appeared in many endorsements and commercials including “Versace”, “Fendi”, “Burberry Beauty”, “Pepsi”, “MEGAPASS”, “Chanel Beauty”, and “CLIO”.
– She appeared in the CF “Clearteen” with Cha Eun Woo (ASTRO).
– She became a brand ambassador for the Italian fashion brand “Fendi” in January 2023.

Experience as a Leader of IVE

– After being selected as the leader of IVE, Yujin felt the burden and responsibility of being a leader.
– She contacted Eunbi, her previous group’s leader in IZ*ONE, and found comfort in their shared experiences.
– She acknowledges that being a leader is challenging.

Likes & Dislikes

– Yujin likes Eevee among Pokemon, and her favorite color is blue.
– She dislikes wearing colored masks and prefers white or black ones.
– Her favorite flower is a rose.
– She prefers peaceful, calm, and healing genres in dramas and movies.
– She likes spring and autumn seasons.
– She enjoys rap music.
– She doesn’t like crocs. (Cosmopolitan)
– She doesn’t like to say “I love You” a lot. (Unveiling IVE)
– She can handle one bottle of soda.
– She likes the movie “Inside Out”.
– She likes getting a foot massage.
– She enjoys thrilling rides.
– She likes to sleep a lot in the morning.
– Her favorite song in IZ*ONE is “Daydream”.

Food Preferences

– She enjoys Korean food, especially rice and tteokbokki.
– Yujin likes chrysanthemum bread and egg bread as winter snacks.
– Her favorite Japanese food is sushi, particularly tofu sushi.
– She eats meat, seafood, and mushrooms well, especially spicy food.
– She prefers seasoned chicken over fried chicken. (1,2,3 IVE EP.7)
– She transitioned from being anti-mint chocolate to becoming a mint chocolate fan.
– Her favorite Baskin Robbins flavors are Choco Tree Forest, Mom is an Alien, Zzon tteok and Chocolate Mousse.
– She started drinking coffee (iced americano) despite previously preferring soda.
– She prefers to eat chicken with bones over boneless chicken.

Nicknames

– Yujin’s nicknames are “An Yuding”, “An Daengdaeng”, “Na Yujin”, “Queen of Starship”, “Khappumri”, “An Leader”, “맑은 눈의 광인” (clear-eyed madman).
– She was nicknamed “Anyudel” which is a combination of her name and “model” because of her frequent appearance in commercials.
– Her favorite nickname given by her fans is “Yujinnie”.

Abilities

– Yujin is the fastest to learn choreographies among her members.
– She said she is confident in doing Pilates.
– She is skilled in playing the piano and singing in reverb.
– She can sing with a karaoke sound effect and also make lively puppy sounds.
– She is skilled in running and sports.
– Her strengths include being flexible and doing girl’s hip-hop dance.
– She is fluent in Korean, and she also has a basic understanding of Japanese and English.
– She is not afraid of water but never learned to swim.

Personality & Habits

– She considers herself to be an extroverted introvert.
– She has a playful and cheerful personality, often teasing other members.
– Yujin likes to talk to herself a lot and frequently applies lip balm out of habit.
– She has a habit of closing her eyes when answering questions.
– Among the IVE members, she finds Liz most similar to herself in terms of taste and shyness.

Celebrity Friends

– She has a close friendship with ITZY‘s Yuna.
– Yujin became best friends with Lee Young-ji after filming Jeoppyong Earth Arcade together.
– She is friends with Baek Ji-heon from fromis_9 and aespa’s “Ningning”.

Social Media Handles
Instagram: _yujin_an | azzo_ssi (dog’s instagram)

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon

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