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Gaeul (IVE) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Gaeul IVE

Gaeul (가을) is a South Korean singer-songwriter and a member of the Kpop girl group IVE under Starship Entertainment.

Gaeul (IVE) Profile

Stage NameGaeul (가을)
Birth NameKim Ga Eul (김가을)
OccupationSinger, Songwriter, Rapper
BirthdaySeptember 24, 2002
Active Years2021–present
Age21 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height164 cm (5’5″)
Weight46 kg (101 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Gaeul (IVE) Facts:

Early Life

– Gaeul was born in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea.
– She went to Incheon Buwon Elementary School and Bupyeongseo Girls’ Middle School.
– She graduated from Bupyeong Girls’ High School.
– During her middle school years, she was part of a dance club.
– She served as the class president during her school days.
– She practiced as a trainee until dawn while studying and choreographing her own dances for graduation performances in middle school.

Personal Life

– She has an older brother who was born in 2000.
– She is friends with Bada (Hinapia).
– Her name, Gaeul, means autumn in Korean.
– She attended an all-girls middle school and an all girl’s high school.
– Her representative emoji is the squirrel/deer.
– Her father married early, and her older brother was born when her father was 22 years old.
– Her mother is said to be very frank.
– Gaeul, Yujin, and Leeseo ride in the same car.
– Her parents initially opposed her becoming a trainee, but her father supported her by picking her up after late-night practices.
– Yujin remembers her as a trainee wearing braces, choppy bangs, and a black T-shirt.
– She and Kim Bada worked in the same dance club.
– Her signature word is “GOAL.”
– She prefers pants over skirts. (Cosmopolitan)
– She attended the same school as Semi from Cignature.
– Gaeul is envious of Yujin’s eye smile.
– She considers IU as her role model.
– She is confident in her charisma.
– She was selected as the “member who wants to grow the tallest” by the members.
– Her part in the song “Don’t ask me tired questions twice, thrice, I know what my strengths are, I’m just being honest” became viral among various communities and also became a popular meme.
– She considers a mole under her left mouth as her charming point.
– Dark Blue is her representative color.
– She expressed her desire to star in a Pocari Sweat commercial.
– Throughout her childhood, she always had bangs.
– She would rather have long hair than short hair for the rest of her life. (W Korea)
– She often went to Canmore, which was popular in the mid-2000s.
– If she were a fan of IVE, all of the members would be her favorite.
– She can write rap lyrics.

Joining Starship Entertainment

– Gaeul was cast by the company in April 2017 when she participated in the “’Incheon Youth Dance Competition”.
– She became a trainee at Starship Entertainment in the third grade of middle school and has a training period of three to four years.
– She trained as an undisclosed trainee and was the leader of the trainees at Starship Entertainment.
– She joined the company before Yujin and Wonyoung participated in ‘Produce 48.’


– Gaeul was revealed as the second member of IVE.
– She is the main dancer, and lead rapper in the group “IVE”.
– She participated as the lyricist for the songs “ROYAL”, “Kitsch”, “Hypnosis”, “Not Your Girl” and “Next Page”.
– She was cast by JYP Entertainment during the dance competition held in Incheon, South Korea.
– She is featured in many magazines including “ELLE”, “LENINA”, “CHIC TEEN Magazine”, “At Style” and “L’Officiel”.
– She appeared as a guest on the JTBC show “Mooncheol Han’s black box review” in April 2023.

Likes & Dislikes

– She likes the spring season.
– Gaeul is a fan of the singer Sunmi.
– She enjoys singing rap and listening to hip-hop music and rap.
– Her hobbies include writing lyrics, reading mystery novels, and watching horror movies.
– She has a fear of bugs. (IVE High School)
– She likes entertainment TV programs and prefers movies over dramas.
– She prefers long hair over short hair.
– Her favorite subject is Ethics.
– She likes pink and blue colors.
– She enjoys reading poetry books and likes to take pictures of the poems she likes. (Vlive)
– She loves playing with Legos, especially architecture castle sets.

Food Preferences

– She loves to drink watermelon juice.
– Her favorite flavors in Baskin Robbins are Honey Cheese Trap and Berry Berry Strawberry.
– She doesn’t like Hawaiian pizza and mint chocolate.
– She loves Korean food including dishes like rice soup, budaejjigae, gamjatang, Ttukbaegi Bulgogi, acorn jelly, and pork belly (bossam).
– Her favorite food is kimchi stew, which she considers the perfect food to eat alone.
– She dislikes coffee and prefers other drinks like the strawberry latte and iced chocolate.
– Gaeul is not fond of alcohol but can consume one bottle to one and a half bottles.
– She prefers boneless chicken over bone-in chicken.
– She likes ramen, especially jjambbong, and enjoys spicy food.
– Her favorite fruits are watermelon, oranges, and strawberries.
– She prefers pizza over chicken and enjoys Korean food, especially kimchi stew.


– Gaeul’s nicknames include “Gaeul Sunbae”, “Pollki”, “Grandma”, “Gyal Gyal”, and “Miss Autumn”, “Akiko”.
– She said she loves it when her Japanese fans call her “Aki-chan”.
– Her favorite nickname is “Gaeul Sunbae”.
– She was named Gaeul, which means “autumn,” by her parents because she was born in autumn.


– She is skilled at cooking and often prepares stew for her younger members at the dorm. (Vlive)
– She has good eyesight and has never worn glasses.
– She can speak Korean and basic Japanese and English.
– She has a high tolerance for dizziness.
– She is good at tumbling and snowball fights.
– She is not good at drawing and at opening bottle caps.

Habits & Personality

– She doesn’t write a complaint if the delivery food is unsatisfactory but just doesn’t order from there again. (Super junior’s IDOL VS IDOL)
– Gaeul describes herself as a curious person.
– She has a calm personality and considers it her strength.
– She and Rei are considered the most fearless members of the group and frequently watch horror movies from time to time.

Unique Traits in IVE

– She is the oldest member of IVE.
– She is known as the comedian of IVE.
– She is the shortest member of the group.
– According to Rei, she is the slowest to eat her food.
– Gaeul holds the record for the longest trainee period among the members.


– According to her friends from high school, Gaeul bears a strong resemblance to actress Shin Hyun Bin and AOA‘s Seolhyun.
– Fans often find a resemblance between her and Leeseo, the maknae (youngest member) of the group.

Social Media Handles
Instagram: fallingin__fall

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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