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Haerin (NEWJEANS) Profile, Bio, & Facts


Haerin (해린) is a South Korean singer and a member of the girl group NEWJEANS under ADOR.

Haerin (NEWJEANS) Profile

Stage NameHaerin (해린)
Birth NameKang Haerin (강해린) / Vanessa Kang
BirthdayMay 15, 2006
Active Years2022–present
Age18 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height164.5 cm (5’5”)
Blood TypeB

Haerin (NEWJEANS) Facts:

Early life

– Haerin was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Her hometown is Pyeongchon-dong, Dongan-gu, Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– She attended Kwiin Elementary School and later went to Seoul Boramae Elementary School.
– She dropped out of Pyeongchan Middle School and passed her GED for middle school.
– During her school days, she was part of the broadcasting club.
– She temporarily dropped out of school during her second year of middle school.

Personal Life

– If she were to become an athlete, she would choose table tennis.
– She has a younger sister who was born in 2009.
– If she had to choose one K-pop song to listen to for the rest of her life, she would choose Chungha‘s “Rollercoaster.”
– She uses #Cat, #NewJeans, and #Haerin to represent herself.
– Haerin is the second youngest member in NewJeans.
– She is close with Hong Eun-chae (LE SSERAFIM).
– She tends to use a frog emoticon to represent herself, but between the nicknames “cat” and “frog”, she prefers “cat” more.
– She always carries her wired earphones with her in case her Airpods’s battery dies. (Zoomterview)
– She has many nicknames including Choco Bread, Baby Cat, Nyang Haerin, Kitten, and Frog.
– She has a talent for listening to and discovering new music.
– Her English name is Vanessa Kang.
– She has a Pomeranian family pet dog named Bangle.
– She said that the first concert she attended in her life was BTS concert. (NME Interview)
– She shares a room with Hanni.
– She does her workout in intervals. (Ask Anything Chat)
– If she were given the ability to go back in time and change something, she would let everything happen the way it happened.
– She loves to carry her frog pouch which she bought in Japan. (MY VOGUE)
– She enjoys listening to music, collecting gifs and photos, and reading in her spare time.
– She and Hyein are the “Udang Tangtangz” (clumsy duo) of New Jeans. (W KOREA)
– She has a famous pose known as the “Diamond Heart” pose.
– She would be a barista if she wasn’t an idol.
– When Minji first met Haerin she thought her to be very peculiar. (ELLE Interview)
– Representative Color: White
– She finds the word “Sorrowful” appealing, describing it as pretty without any specific reason. She also likes the word “thought”.
– Something she would like to tell her recently-debuted self is “You’re doing good right now as you always have been so just keep doing what you’re doing”


– From January to February 2020, She trained as a trainee for approximately 2 years and 7 months, starting at the age of 13 during her second year of middle school.
– Haerin is the vocalist in the group “NewJeans”.
– She was appointed as the global ambassador for Dior in 2023.
– She was featured in “Vogue Korea” magazine in 2023.
– She became the first K-pop artist that got appointed as the ambassador for Dior’s beauty, jewelry and fashion categories simultaneously.
– In 2023, she had the opportunity to film commercials for O-Lens and Dior Beauty.

Likes & Dislikes

– She chooses Ravenclaw’s house from all houses in Harry Potter.
– She prefers straight hair with bangs as her hairstyle.
– She has a preference for bright colors and enjoys flowery scents.
– She likes the early summer and spring seasons.
– She has a strong liking for frogs and often wears green clothes.
– Her favourite Harry Potter spell is “Expecto Patronum”. (Teen Vogue)
– The song “Found” by Tems is a famous song she secretly listens to.
– Going for walks while listening to music is one of her favorite activities.
– She enjoys cool weather with a bright, cool breeze.
– She doesn’t like cold weather.
– She loves listening to music that isn’t too happy or sad. (MY VOGUE)
– Green and blue are her favorite colors.

Food Preferences

– Her favorite Baskin Robbins flavors are Alien, Very Berry Strawberry, and Mint Chocolate Chip.
– She likes eating hard peaches.
– When eating Taiyaki, she tends to start from the head.
– She likes eating peaches and avocados in fruits but prefers nuts over fruits.
– She loves eating apples in the morning. (Special Interview: The First Year)
– Her favorite foods include “guhwang crop”, sashimi, Korean food, and nuts. She dislikes pickles.
– She loves mint chocolate and pineapples on pizza.
– She prefers soggy cereal over crispy ones as the latter feels like playing with milk separately.
– Haerin loves to eat spaghetti made by her father.
– Fish, sashimi, and eel rice bowl are among her favorite dishes.
– She loved tomato pasta and used to eat it frequently during her younger years.


– She is fluent in both English and Korean.
– She can play badminton, table tennis, jump rope, and dodgeball.
– She is skilled in dancing along with Hanni.
– She is good at taking selfies.

Personality & Habits

– While she has a calm personality, she gets most excited when she discovers something that aligns with her taste, such as songs, clothes, and photos.
– She started to learn and speak English after being under the influence of Foreign members, Danielle and Hanni.
– Before going to sleep, Haerin has a habit of spraying aroma for its comforting and refreshing scent.
– She loves music and often becomes obsessed with a particular song, listening to it repeatedly.
– She has a curious nature and loves discovering and learning new things.


– Fans think she resembles Sawako from the popular anime Kimi ni Todoke.
– She likes frogs because someone once told her that she looks like one 🐸 (MY VOGUE).
– Some people believe that she bears a resemblance to the manga character Tomie.

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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