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Dayeon (Kep1er) Profile, Bio, & Facts 

Dayeon Kep1er

Dayeon (다연) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop girl group “Kep1er” under WAKEONE Entertainment and SWING Entertainment. She is also a member of Kep1er sub-unit “TAPE Unit”. 

Dayeon (Kep1er) Profile

Stage NameDayeon (다연)
Birth NameKim Da Yeon (김다연)
OccupationSinger
BirthdayMarch 2, 2003
Active Years2018–present
Age21 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height158 cm (5’2″)
Weight41 kg (90 lbs)
NationalityKorean-American
Blood TypeA
MBTIESTJ

Dayeon (Kep1er) Facts:

Early Life

– She hails from Seoul, South Korea.
– She went to Namseong Middle School.
– She graduated from Seoul Performing Arts High School.
– She learned Hapkido in elementary school.

Personal Life

– She possesses an Indian dimple near her left eye that appears when she gets excited, which she considers her charming point.
Chaehyun’s nickname for Dayeon is “Bean”. (Besties on Besties)
– She enjoys hobbies such as walking and listening to music.
– She excels in free-styling and dancing.
– She sang Heize and Dean’s song “And July” at her audition. (JAYKEEOUT)
– She considers her father as her role model.
– She relieves stress by walking while listening to happy songs.
– Her favourite pairing in Kep1er is Bahiyyih and Hikaru, known collectively as “Hihiz”, because they are funny, great at relaxing the members and overflowing with happy energy. (NAN-NO Interview)
– She believes her charming point is her unique personality, different from her first impression.
– She is nicknamed Kongsoonie.
– She considers leadership one of her strengths, demonstrated prominently in GP999.
– Xiaoting said that Dayeon is a mature and smart person. (The Star Magazine)
– It was revealed in Kep1er’s 1st VLive that she can sleep anywhere and in strange stances.
– She is currently attending the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA).
– The animal she resembles is a squirrel.
– She dreams of appearing on Knowing Bros for the fun she anticipates and to promote Kep1er further.
– She desires to engage in chit-chat and take pictures with fans.
– Her key talent is being in charge of choreography. (Kep1er Debut Show)
– She enjoys listening to pop songs, taking walks, savoring delicious foods, Hangang, hiking, and shopping.
– Her Girls Planet 999 motto was “A top expert squirrel in idol studies with leadership! Trust professor DA YEON.”
– She appeared on “Produce 48” in 2018. (Teen Vogue)
– A meme that she would like to popularise is Yeseo’s saying “is something I almost said” after saying something she would rather take back. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– NCT is her favorite boy group.
– She maintains friendships with Wu Tammy, BEBEZ YeYoung, IVE’s Rei, BlingBling’s Yubin, CLASSy’s Hyeju, and LIGHTSUM’s Yujeong.
– The most expensive item she owns is a Macbook.
– Her strong points include dance and leadership.
– Fans affectionately call her “Bread.”
– If she could have one thing from a member, she would like to have Chaehyun’s voice. (POPKORN PICKTOK)
– She thinks she resembles a squirrel.
– She is a fan of BLACKPINK and (G)I-DLE.
– She is proficient in Korean, Japanese, and English.
– Her fondest memory with the members is when they hung out together in their dorm and watched a movie on Xiaoting’s birthday. (Besties on Besties)
– Her biggest regret is having her pants zipper down while auditioning.
– She favours suits as her go-to outfits.
– She is roommates with Hikaru and Youngeun. (Showterview with Sunmi)
– She took hip hop and tutting classes when she was younger.
– She usually walks at a brisk pace at night while listening to music. (The Star Magazine)
– She worked at her parent’s sashimi restaurant.
– She had minor roles as a child actress.
– She got the coronavirus in early 2022 but recovered swiftly. (Teen Vogue)
– Chaehyun affectionately calls her “Bean.”
– She calls Xiaoting by the nickname Ting.
– She maintains a private Twitter account to keep up with posts about KEP1ER.
– Her goal as Kep1er is for the group to always stay energetic, be recognized and be happy. (POPKORN POPTIME)
– The members assist her in perfecting her finger heart pose.
– Her makeup routine includes curling her eyelashes then applying mascara on the top and bottom and curling them again then finally applying another layer of mascara on the top and bottom. (NAN-NO Interview)
– Her favorite part of WA DA DA is the first verse, where she raps.
– She nicknamed Hikaru as Karu.
– She expresses a strong desire to go to a jjimjilbang (public bathhouse) with KEP1ER one day.
– The program she wants to go on from her home country (Korea) is “Amazing Saturday”.
– When someone who does not know asks her what she does for a job, she replies that she is a student.
– She most frequently communicates with Yujin via text.
– She focuses most on her eyelashes when doing makeup.
– Her happiest moment is their first music show performance.
– According to Dayeon, the killing part of “WA DA DA” is “Now get up Together”.
– Hikaru said that the room that she shares with her and Yeongeun is the cleanest. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– She manages a KEP1ER member group chat named KEP1ER♡.
– She used to be the member who slept the most, but now it’s Yeseo.
– When she tells people that she is a K-pop idol, they ask her how it is going. (JAYKEEOUT)
– The essential item she always carries with her is coloured contact lenses.
– Dayeon only carries bare essentials so usually has a minibag.
– If she was a Kep1ian, she would fangirl over Hikaru. (POPKORN POPTIME)
– Something she says most often is “Ahak!” which is an exclamation.
– Her most used emoji is 💜. (Kep1er Debut Show)

Career

– She was previously a contestant on the South Korean survival show Produce 48, ranked 70th in episode 5, and was eliminated.
– She was reveal as a contestant on Girls Planet on July 7th, 2021.
– She achieved 885,286 points in the GP999 finals.
– She is affiliated with Jellyfish Entertainment.
– She formerly trained under Cube Entertainment, CNC School, and Stadium.
– She served as a guest MC on The Show on February 4, 2022.
– She underwent a training period of 4 years and 1 month.
– She debuted as a main dancer with Kep1er on January 3rd, 2021, with first mini album “First Impact”.

Likes & Dislikes

– Her favourite colours are sky blue and purple.
– She adores puppies.
– Her favourites include her polaroid camera, hand-made perfume, albums, summer, cool weather, texting on the phone, and the sea.
– Her favourite contact lens colours include grey, beige and pink but she likes beige the most because they seem the most natural.
– She likes to walk and whenever she has a day off, she always goes on a walk.
– She dislikes staying at home.
– She has a preference for the summer season.
– She enjoys dodgeball and basketball.
– She prefers straight hair and likes black-coloured shirts.

Food Preferences

– She likes mint chocolate, dipping sauce, and spicy sauce-dipped fried chicken.
– Her top three favourite foods are pork kimchi stew, sushi, and samgyeopsal.
– She dislikes black-coloured crusts like oysters, clams, and mussels.
– Toast is among her preferred breakfast meals.
– She tends to appreciate foods that are often disliked, such as pineapple pizza.
– She likes soft peaches.
– She likes bubble tea and drinks it every day.

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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