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Hwasa (MAMAMOO) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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Hwasa (화사) is a South Korean singer under P NATION. She is a member of the girl group MAMAMOO. She made her solo debut on February 13, 2019, with the digital single “Twit“.

Hwasa (MAMAMOO) Profile

Stage NameHwasa (화사)
Birth NameAhn Hye Jin (안혜진)
OccupationSinger,  Songwriter
BirthdayJuly 23, 1995
Active Years2014–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLeo
Height162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in) | Actual Height: 160 cm (5’2″)
Weight44 kg (97 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Hwasa (MAMAMOO) Facts:

Early Life

– Hwasa was born in Jeonju, South Korea,
– She went to Jeonju Elementary School and Jeonju Sungsim Girls’ Middle School.

Personal Life

– She graduated from Wonkwang Information Arts High School.
– She has two older sisters.
– She has been friends with Wheein since middle school.
– Her parents live in Jeonju but they visit Namwon occasionally because her grandmother lives there. (I Live Alone EP269)
– Her first crush was her social studies teacher.
– Her role model is Rihanna.
– She has a toy lion due to pet allergies.
– If she could be with only one person, she would rather spend her whole life with someone she loves over someone who loves her. (EXTREME BALANCE GAME)
– She was rumored to be dating since 2018.
– She has five tattoos, with two being friendship tattoos shared with Wheein.
– Her dream is to shower together with her husband because she grew up watching her parents doing the same and thought it was normal. (GUESS ABOUT ME)
– She gets bad leg swelling when she has a flight. (Marie Claire Korea)
– Her birth flower is a rose so she feels a connection to the flower.
– Her bag includes her phone, wallet, perfume, hair clip, nail tips, lipsticks, lip balm and rings. (Vogue Korea)
– She is left-handed.
– She said she is a catholic on the outside but practically she doesn’t have a religion and likes all religions. (Marie Claire Korea)
– The thing she feels influences who she is ‘love’ (VIBE Magazine)
– She usually brings the thoughts she has at work back home and thinks at that time that she is still an amateur. (Harpers Bazaar Korea)
– Hwasa likes to relieve her stress by eating delicious food, looking at the stars, and going to the countryside.
– She was afraid of ghosts the most when she was a kid but now is afraid of people the most. (W Korea)
– She often went to Sadang and the Jamsu Bridge during her trainee days.
– She said that if she doesn’t fit into this generation’s standards, she’ll make her own
– She would rather know how she’ll die than know when she’ll die. (solarsido)
– She once had a boyfriend who was loving and caring and used to bring her food even when she asked him at 5 am or 6 am and she thought that every man treats their girlfriends the same way.
– She goes to Wheein for relationship advice. (Entertainment Weekly Ep 1754)
– Hwasa’s ideal type is someone fatherly, like Ryu Seung Ryong or George Clooney.


– Hwasa is the vocalist, rapper and maknae in MAMAMOO.
– She recorded guide vocals for 4Minute.
– She participates in writing and composing songs for the group.
– She appeared on King of Masked Singer as the “Aerobic girl.”
– She has been featured in songs by many artists including Phantom, Baechigi, VRomance, High 4-20, and Dua Lipa.
– She is a permanent member of the show “I Live Alone.”
– She debuted in the project girl group Refund Sisters in October 2020.
– She left RBW Entertainment on June 27, 2023, and joined P NATION on June 30, 2023.
– She has collaborated with Loco the most among artists.


– She was ranked 26th on the Korea Power Celebrity 40 list in 2019 and was featured in 30 Under 30 Asia list by Forbes in 2021.
– Her appearances on the show ‘I Live Alone’ and ‘Let’s Eat Dinner Together’ influenced the increase of food sales and food recipes in Korea.


– She has endorsed many popular brands including ‘The North Face’, ‘Coca Cola’, ‘Jjamppong’, ‘The Sims 4’, ‘Gucci’ and ‘Adidas’.
– She along with EXO’s Kai became brand ambassadors for ‘Olive Young’.

Like & Dislikes

– She loves listening to ‘Out of Time’ by The Weekend. (solarsido)
– Her favorite song is ‘LMM’.
– Her guilty pleasure is watching erotica movies and romantic movies like Bridgerton. (노래는 듣고 다니냐 Norae_ing)
– She likes to meditate and watch movies during her free time. (차린건 없지만)
– She is a fan of Chanel’s perfume.
– Her favorite accessories are rings.
– She likes to watch a lot of easy-watching films. (차린건 없지만)
– Her favorite items include her phone, wallet, perfume, bible, keyring, lip balm, air wrap, makeup pouch, foam roller, and her bag Capucines MM. (Marie Claire Korea)
– She loves the song ‘This Must Be the Place’ by Talking Heads from the movie ‘Lars And the Real Girl’. (Harpers Bazaar Korea)
– She loves to use perfume a lot. (Vogue Korea) 
– She also likes the song ‘Diva’ by Olivia Dean. (HIT! Magazine)

Food Preferences 

– She doesn’t prefer to eat side dishes and likes to eat main dishes.
– She prefers only eating vegetables over eating meat. (EXTREME BALANCE GAME)
– She loves spicy food.
– She usually drinks soju by herself while listening to music.
– She likes cuttlefish with mayonnaise, peppers, and perilla leaves oil. (Chef & My Fridge)
– She loves to eat bacon and ham.
– She is a fan of eating shrimp and cockles.
– Her favorite Japanese foods include Sukiyaki, sushi, and Tonkatsu. (Modelpress Interview)
– She likes to snack on fried seaweed.
– She can drink up to one bottle of soju.
– She loves to eat Saekom Dalkom. (W Korea)

Personality & Habits

– She defined ‘Hwasa-like’ as being ‘unhindered’ and ‘free’.
– She is the type of person to push on if she is sure about something and she can’t do anything if she feels like she is being caged. (Harpers Bazaar Korea)
– She has a habit of stocking up on things and has at least 10 lip balms in stock at her house. (Marie Claire Korea)
Solar said she gives off a cool image to people but is actually shy and naive. (Modelpress Interview)
Moonbyul said she is the cutest among the members and has various faces of her personality. 

Major Works

– Her popular songs include “TWIT”, “Maria”, “Orbit” and “I Love My Body”.


– In 2019, she won her first ‘Best Solo Artist Award’ at the Golden Disc Awards.
– In 2020, she won the ‘Big Shot Artist of the Year’ at the QQ Music Boom Boom Awards and the ‘Artist of the Year (Bonsang)’ at the Fact Music Awards.

Instagram: _mariahwasa
Youtube: HWASA

Streaming Platform Links
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