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Choi Yena (IZ*ONE) Profile, Bio, & Facts 

Choi Yena (IZ*ONE)

Choi Yena (예나) is a South Korean singer and a former member of the K-pop girl group ‘IZ*ONE’ under Off The Record Entertainment and Swing Entertainment. She also debuted as a soloist on January 17, 2022, with mini album “ˣ‿ˣ (SMiLEY)” under Yue Hua Entertainment.

Choi Yena (IZ*ONE) Profile

Stage NameYena (예나)
Birth NameChoi Ye Na (최예나)
OccupationSinger, rapper, songwriter, host, actress
BirthdaySeptember 29, 1999
Active Years2018–present
Age24 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height162 cm (5’3”)
Weight45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Choi Yena (IZ*ONE) Facts:

Early Life

– She was born in Gil-dong, Gangdong, South Korea, with her family now residing in Gwangju.
– She was educated at Hanlim Multi Art School, where she attended the same parallel as Hyewon.

Personal Life

– Her older brother is Sungmin of SPEED.
– She is a proud owner of 3 dogs named Audrey, Ganjang, and Bibi.
– She would like to make a comedy combination with Yujin. (ViVi)
– She has her own tamagotchi named Ganjang, just like her dog.
– She is known for her talent in playing claw machines.
– She is skilled in playing the guitar and speaks Chinese and Japanese.
– She would like to make a subunit with Chaewon and Yuri. (Wave)
– The first member of IZ*ONE to obtain a driver’s license, proficient in driving a van, car, motorbike, bicycle, and hoverboard.
– Between result and process, the result is slightly more important for her.
– She enjoys skateboarding.
– She is often likened to a duck in appearance.
– Her hobbies include reading books, watching movies, and creating gestures and choreographies.
– If she was given a free day, she would stay at home and play with her dogs.
– She prefers brightly colored fashion, especially green and yellow.
– She shares her tip for a successful body: “doing headstands to stay refreshed and for dieting!”
– If she could live somewhere for a month, then she would live in Jeju. (Medium)
– She owns around 10 different lipsticks in shades of pink and coral.
– Despite initial parental concerns due to her brother’s group’s lack of success, she pursued her dream of becoming an idol.
– She recommends Gamjatang and Kimchi stew in Korean cuisine. (FLASH)
– She is a childhood cancer survivor who had lymphoma and miraculously recovered despite slim chances, with her family’s financial struggles during her illness.
– Gamjatang is her favorite Korean dish.
– Initially a vocalist and dancer, she became IZ*ONE‘s main rapper.
– Her charm point is her lips.
– She already had her own fanbase before becoming a trainee.
– She is friends with BIBI, JaeJae, and other Girls High School Mystery Class cast members.
– She got the most votes in the one who is the most unorganized. (JJ Magazine)
– She served as IZ*ONE‘s creative director during their online concert.
– Her nickname is Duck.
– She composed and produced one of IZ*ONE‘s Japanese songs, “Lesson”.
– She is the first IZ*ONE member to win an individual award and Daesang.
– She prefers anime about growth. (Ribon Magazine)
– She hosts her own video series “I’m so curious I’m so curious🐤 [예나는 동물탐정🔍]” on the YouTube channel 스튜디오 와플 – STUDIO WAFFLE.
– She prefers phone calls instead of text. (Haru Hana)


– She debuted as a Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist, and Lead Dancer in IZ*ONE.
– She has been a brand model of Lilybyred since 2022.
– She appeared in the Season 2 of drama “The World of My 17”.
– She was trained in hip-hop dance at Joy Dance Academy.
– She was previously appeared on the TV show ‘Cooking Class’ before joining Produce 48
– She trained for 2 years and 3 months under Yuehua Entertainment.
– She is a regular member of tvN’s program Prison Life of Fools and TVing’s program Girls High School Mystery Class.
– She also a regular member of TVing’s program Idol Dictation Contest.

Likes & Dislikes

– Her favorite ice cream flavors are strawberry and chocolate.
– She prefers the scent of baby powder over perfume.
– She likes to wear newsboy caps. (Ray)
– Her favourite food is meat.
– She likes colors that stand out. (Non-No)
– She likes minions. (Anan Magazine)

Major Work

– Her most popular songs include; SMILEY (feat. BIBI), Hate Rodrigo (feat. YUQI), and Good Morning.


– She has won Female Idol Entertainer (Daesang), Best Musician Award, Most Influential Female Solo Artist, New Icon of the Year, and Most Anticipated Female Solo Artist.

Instagram: @yena.jigumina
Twitter: @yena_official

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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