Chuu (츄) is a South Korean singer under ATRP. She is a former member of the girl group LOONA and its subunit “yyxy”.
Chuu (LOONA) Profile
|Stage Name||Chuu (츄)|
|Birth Name||Kim Jiwoo (김지우)|
|Birthday||October 20, 1999|
|Age||24 years old (in Oct 2023)|
|Height||161.4 cm (5’3″)|
|Weight||43.8 kg (96 lbs)|
Chuu (LOONA) Facts
– Chuu was born in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.
– She went to Saet-byul Elementary School and San-nam Middle School.
– She graduated from Hanlim Multi Arts High School.
– Chuu’s mom initially opposed the idea of her becoming an idol due to knowing the challenges of singing. However, her dad has always been supportive, buying around 50 albums for each release.
– Her YouTube channel, “Chuu Can Do It,” reached 100k subscribers within a week after Ep.1 was aired, and she received the Silver Button.
– She had part-time jobs at Subway and Paris Baguette. She worked at Paris Baguette only for a day because she couldn’t memorize the bread types.
– She has fears of heights and ghosts.
– She comes from a musical family, and her mom sings classical music.
– Her mother, a vocalist who majored in vocal music at university, has perfect pitch, while she possesses high-level relative pitch.
– She auditioned for her former agency immediately after taking the 2018 CSAT and passed on the same day. Her total training period was 1 year and 2 months.
– There was a funny incident in Budapest where the other members left Chuu in the toilet, and she chased after them while they were in their van. (fan meeting)
– Her idol is Yves.
– She often uses third-person expressions when speaking.
– Many international fans think she resembles a female version of Lee Daehwi from AB6IX and Wanna One.
– Chuu and Kim Lip were already close friends before joining LOONA because they attended the same school.
– She is said to resemble her mother.
– Chuu has a fear of large animals. (LOONA TV)
– When asked what makes her angry, she gave an unexpected answer of “fraud.” (HeyNews)
– Motto: Let’s be grateful for every moment.
– She said her strengths are that she can perform tasks well when asked to do so.
– Her religion is Paganism.
– She, Yves, Go Won, and Hyeju shared a room in the dorm.
– Her representative color is peach in LOONA, and her animal is a penguin.
– She was classmates with several other idols, including Yeri (Red Velvet), Kim Lip, Rocky (Astro), Yeonjung (WJSN), and Jooe (Momoland).
– During her third year of middle school, Chuu sang Beyoncé’s “Halo” at a school festival.
– She was the vocalist, rapper, and face of the group in “LOONA”.
– She debuted on December 27, 2017, under LOONA with the song “Heart Attack.”
– Prior to LOONA, she was a part of FNC Academy.
– She trained for one month before joining LOONA.
– On November 27, 2017, she made an appearance as an extra in the Netflix original drama “Temporary Idol.”
– Chuu was removed from LOONA on November 25, 2022.
– She was a trainee under FNC Entertainment (2016) and The Music Works Entertainment.
– Before debuting, she wrote her own song titled “지우 노래” (Kim Jiwoo’s Song).
– She auditioned for JYP Entertainment and The Black Label but was not accepted into either.
– She debuted as an actor in the drama “Dating Class” in 2019.
Appearances & Participations
– She participated in many programs including “King Of Masked Singer”, “Running Girls”, and “Law of the Jungle”.
– She has appeared as a guest in shows like “Knowing Brothers”, “Radio Star”, “Late Night Ghost Talk” and “I Can See Your Voice”.
Magazines & Endorsements
– She has been featured in notable magazines including “Marie Claire”, “MAPS”, “COSMOPOLITAN” and “ELLE”.
– She has appeared in many endorsements including “Pocari Sweat”, “Eclipse Chewy Mints” and “Taylor Farms”.
Likes & Dislikes
– Chuu’s favorite perfume scent is roses.
– She dislikes summer.
– She doesn’t enjoy rainy weather.
– She enjoys sports such as dodgeball, volleyball, badminton, and track and field.
– Her favorite artists include Dean, Ariana Grande, MeloMance, and Paul Kim.
– Her likes include cooking (even if she’s not good at it), and the smell of tulips.
– She hates heights and dieting.
– Chuu loves bread like Heejin and Hyunjin.
– She dislikes foods with a soft texture, such as seafood, eggplant, and mushrooms.
– She enjoys eating macaroons and mint chocolate.
– Her Subway Pick includes egg mayo, flat bread, lots of onions, and ranch and horseradish sauce.
– She likes to eat shrimp, sushi, iced americanos, and croffles (croissant waffles).
– She doesn’t like hot drinks and coconut water.
– Chuu has many nicknames including “Jiwooming”, “Princess Ming”, “Chuuriana Grande”, ”Potatowoo” and “Chuuriah Carey”.
– Fans nicknamed her “Maltichu” because she resembles a Maltese.
– She is good at making facial expressions and is called “Human Emoticon” by fans.
– She scored 751 points on a punch machine.
– She has a large mouth relative to her size, allowing her to have a “one-bite portion” that is considered quite large.
– She has the skill of imitating the voice of Jeong Mi-sook, in “Goodbye Everyone.”
– She can play the piano and guitar.
– Chuu practiced Taekwondo for 7-8 years and holds a 3rd-degree black belt.
– Her weakness is that her energy depletes more easily as a result of getting older. (Self Profile 2020)
Personality & Habits
– Chuu is a loving person who enjoys receiving affection and can be quite jealous.
– She has a bit of a clumsy temperament and often loses or drops things easily.
– She and Yves are known for taking the most selfies among yyxy members.
– She writes in her diary twice a day, typically before going to bed.
– Among the LOONA members, she was known for her aegyo (cute behavior).
– According to JooE of Momoland, she is bright, loud, overly talkative, and positive.
– Her MBTI type is ENFP.
– She tends to start rock-paper-scissors with scissors.
– Yves describes Chuu as a megaphone (a loud person) and mentions that she sometimes wakes up sleeping members with her loudness.
– She is close with JooE from Momoland, Yeri from Red Velvet, and Bang Suji, a former Polaris trainee, Eunji.
– She is also friends with Gyuri of fromis_9 and is also friends with WJSN’s Dayoung and WJSN’s Yeonjung.
Predebut Popularity on Instagram
– She gained fame on Instagram with over 13K followers, where she showcased her singing abilities and wrote her own song. On November 11, 2017, she made her final Instagram post before going inactive. Shortly after, LOONA member Yves appeared on LOONA TV’s episode 230 on December 6. A teaser for LOONA’s 10th member was released, leading fans to speculate that the new member might be Kim Ji-woo, the popular Instagrammer. The speculations were confirmed on December 13 when it was officially announced that the new member was indeed Chuu.
Expulsion & Departure from LOONA
– In 2022, on November 25, BlockBerryCreative announced Chuu’s expulsion and removal from LOONA due to allegations of abuse of power, including verbal abuse aganist the staff members. The company stated that they decided to take responsibility for the situation by expelling her from the group.
– However, several individuals from the industry came to her defense, refuting the portrayal of her by BlockBerryCreative to the public. On December 18, 2022, South Korean media outlet Dispatch released a dossier containing alleged text messages between Chuu and BlockBerryCreative staff, as well as details about her exclusive contract.
– Her popular songs include “Lullaby (ft. B.I)”, “Spring Flower”, “Dear My Winter” and “ONE AND A HALF”.
– She won the “Idol Champ Entertainer – Female” at the APAN Music Awards in 2020.
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