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Hyein (NEWJEANS) Profile, Bio, & Facts


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

Hyein (NEWJEANS) Profile

Stage NameHyein (혜인)
Birth NameLee Hyein (이혜인) 
BirthdayApril 21, 2008
Active Years2022–present
Age16 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height170 cm (5’7″)
Blood TypeO

Hyein (NEWJEANS) Facts:

Early Life

– Hyein was born in Munhak-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea.
– She passed her elementary school GED.
– She briefly studied and later dropped out of Korea International Christian School.
– She attended Wannabe Academy.
– She began her modeling career at the age of 8.

Personal Life

– She has never been on a school trip because she dropped out and took her GED.
– Her English name is Grace Lee.
– She is a Protestant Christian.
– She was the one who suggested the company to release their debut MV without a teaser. (102.7KIISFM)
– She has a passion for photography and enjoys capturing the beauty of the sky, objects, scenery like the sea, and older sisters. She also likes -sharing her photos with her sisters.
– Her representative color is Light Blue
– Her hashtags are #Maximalist and #FullOfCuriosity.
– She is friends with CLASS:y‘s Riwon and Choi Soobin (formerly participated in My Teenage Girl) since childhood.
– She was roommates with Hanni and Danielle.
– Her must-do thing for winter is taking a stroll with fallen leaves. (Marie Clarie Korea)
– Her shoe size is 235 mm and her clothing size 15.
Minji’s first impression of Hyein was as innocent and cute as a baby.
– She fell in love with a model she saw in a fashion show video, which sparked her interest in modeling. (Bazaar Korea)
– Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rat
– She has an older sister (born in 2003) and an older brother (born in 2005).
– Hyein is friends with BABYMONSTER‘s Rora.
– She watched a dance video and it inspired her to learn dance for the first time.
– She likes writing and sending letters to someone she cares about and she has been writing letters to her mom since she was young for no specific reason.
– She likes clean and cozy scents and she especially likes the fragrance of strawberries.
– Her representative emoji is 🐣.


– She formerly trained at Source Music.
– She is the maknae in the group “NewJeans”.
– She was scouted through the Jumbo Kids Model Selection in 2014.
– She was the last member to join the group.
– Before joining NewJeans, she was a member of U.SSO Girl under the stage name U.jeong (2017-2018).
– She is also a member of “EBS Bonihani”.
– Hyein was a member of the Play With Me Club at PocketTV.
– She is the most experienced in the group despite being the youngest.
– She worked in U.SSO Girls with Babymonster’s Rora.
– She appeared in the MV “Give me dat” (ARGON) as a female lead.
– She was cast in the lead role for the web drama “The Girl’s Double Life (남다른 걸)” in 2021.

Magazines & Endorsements

– She worked as a child model for many brands including “PRANKERS”, “Tara & Co.”, and “Moshi Moshi”.
– She has been featured in many magazines including “BAZAAR Korea”, “Vogue Korea”, “and “ELLE Korea”.
– She was Bazaar Korea’s youngest cover girl in 2023.
– On December 30, 2022, it was announced that Hyein had been chosen as the youngest brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton, at the age of 14.

Likes & Dislikes

– She dislikes scary things and hates scary movies and novels because they give her nightmares.
– Long straight hair is her favorite hairstyle.
– Among movies, Hyein enjoys the Harry Potter series, Sleepless in Seattle, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Notting Hill, and Home Alone.
– She has a deep love for Harry Potter her favorite character is Hermione. She owns a collection of over 15 books in both English and Korean. She also has Harry Potter’s wand.
– She has a preference for woody scents in winter and fresh scents in summer.
– Her favourite movie of all time is “Notting Hill”. (Ask Anything Chat)
– She likes puppies and her favorite breed is retrievers. She also likes bichons for their assertiveness.
– She is a huge fan of BTS and EVERGLOW.
– She enjoys spending time alone and journaling while listening to music.
– She loves animals, especially rabbits.
– Her music taste spans from old pop and authentic old hip-hop to domestic indie. She has recently developed an interest in jazz and bossa nova.
– She has a strong liking for keyrings and frequently purchases and collects them.
– Lavender purple is her favorite color.
– Her favorite sport is soccer and she often played the sport in elementary school.

Food Preferences

– Her favorite flavor from Baskin Robbins is Almond bonbon and she loves shaved ice as a snack.
– Her favorite vegetable is mushrooms. (Special Interview)
– She prefers cold drinks over hot ones.
– Her favourite foods are rice soup, Korean food, her home-cooked meals, and her grandmother’s cooking.
– She loves meat but dislikes seafood to the point of choosing to starve rather than eat it.
– Her favorite fruit is strawberry. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– Her top 10 favorite American foods include apple pie, pizza, chocolate cake, mac and cheese, pasta, Texas barbeque, steak, cream cheese bagel, blueberry cream cheesecake, buffalo chicken wings, and hamburger.
(Teen Vogue)
– She enjoys red bean filling in taiyaki and eats it starting from the head.
– Her recommended Korean dishes are Gukbap, strong soybean paste, marbled soybean paste stew, chicken doritang, and sheep gomtang.
– She doesn’t like Hawaiian pizza.
– Her favorite cake is strawberry whipped cream cake.


– Hyein has several nicknames including “Human Attention”, “Godgi Model”, “Choco Poodle”, “Hyemster” and “Hyerangi” (name + .tiger).
– Her favorite nickname is ‘Hyeni’ which she was given since before her debut. (VOGUE MEETS)
– She is nicknamed “picture genius” because she is skilled in taking selfies.


– Her specialties include taking photos of the members, expressing her honest feelings, and finding what she is looking for.
– She can speak Korean and basic English.
– She is good at observing and imitating the vocal cords of her group members.
– She is the clumsiest member of the group.

Personality & Habits

– She has a bright and cheerful personality, leaving a chic first impression.
– Hyein is known for being clumsy and having a strong sense of humor, often being the most excited member during NewJeans’ activities.
– She tends to cry easily, even in moments of happiness, earning her the nickname ‘faucet’.
– She has a strong desire to win and dislikes losing.
– She has a habit of observing, staring at people, and cleaning before schedules.

Social Media Handle
Instagram: hyein_grace
Twitter: eunxoiiah?s
TikTok: hyein_grace
Kakao: yeinbaby

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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