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IVE Members Profile & Facts

IVE Members

IVE (아이브) is a South Korean girl group that debuted on December 1st, 2021, with the single album “Eleven” under Starship Entertainment. The six members of IVE are, An Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Jang Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo.

IVE Profile

Debut: December 1st, 2021
Active Years: 2021–present
IVE Members: An Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Jang Wonyoung, Liz, Leeseo
Genre: Pop/ Dance
Status: Active
Label: Starship Entertainment
Oldest Member: Gaeul
Youngest Member: Leeseo
Fandom Name: DIVE
Type: Kpop Girl Group

IVE Facts:

– IVE’s greeting is “Dive into IVE! Hello, we are IVE”.
– IVE is a shortened version of the phrase “I have” and it suggests the concept of confidently showcasing what “I have” to the audience. Rather than telling a story of growth, the group aims to present itself as a “complete girl group” right from the beginning.
– IVE collaborated with Kang Daniel and Yuna Kim and released the song “Move Like This” in 2022.
– IVE was launched almost six years after the company’s second girl group “WJSN”.
– Except for Gaeul, all IVE members were minors at the time of their debut.
– IVE actively promotes in South Korea and Japan.
– In December 2021, IVE made their official onstage debut on KBS2’s “Music Bank”.
– IVE’s first fan concert was named “The Prom Queens” and they performed in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.
– They achieved their first music show win just one week after debut, making them the fastest girl group to achieve this.
– All IVE members joined the company in the following order: An Yu-jin (2016) – Gaeul & Jang Wonyoung (2017) – Lay (2018) – Liz & Leeseo (2019).
– When taking a group photo, all of the IVE members stand in the following formation: Liz – Rei – Wonyoung Jang – An Yujin – Gaeul – Leeseo.
– The company announced that Rei would be taking a hiatus from group activities due to health reasons on May 9, 2023.
– All IVE members love to eat beef.

Appearances & Endorsements

– IVE has appeared on several variety shows including “Weekly Idol”, “Running Man”, “Knowing Brothers”, and “Idol Human Theaters”.
– The group appeared in many endorsements including SK Telecom’s “V Coloring”, and “Papa John’s Pizza”.
– IVE was also featured in “COSMOPOLITAN” and “DAZED” magazines.


– IVE won their first music show within a week of debut and went on to win 13 times.
– The group was placed 38th in the “Korea Power Celebrity 40” by Forbes in 2023.
– IVE joined the ‘million-seller club’ by accumulating over 1 million physical album sales in just 6 months after their debut.
– IVE’s songs have managed to appear on many famous music billboard charts including “Billboard Global 200”, “Billboard Global Excl. US”, “Billboard Japan”, and “Billboard Artist 100”
– The group’s song “Love Dive” reached 200 million views in a short amount of time after it went viral on Tiktok.

IVE’s Influence

– IVE ranked fifth among the most popular artists in Japan for Generation Z. (survey)
– They were selected as “Best Singer of the Year” and placed second for “Rookie of the Year” by pop music officials.
– The group topped a survey as a next-generation K-pop idol for women aged 15 to 24. (Shibuya109 Lab)
– IVE was the most anticipated K-pop artist of 2022.


– Starship Entertainment and IVE donated ₩150 million for earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria in February 2023.

Major Works

– IVE’s popular songs include “After LIKE”, “LOVE DIVE”, “I AM”, and “ELEVEN”.
– They won their first daesang in 2022 at the Melon Music Awards for their track “LOVE DIVE”.


– IVE won the “Song of the Year” award at the Asia Artist Awards, Golden Disc Awards, MAMA Awards, and Melon Music Awards.
– In 2022 and 2023, the group won several awards including the “Bonsang Award”, “Best New Female Artist”, “K-Global Super Rookie Award”, and “Best Female Rookie Award”.


Social Media Handles
Instagram: IVEstarship
Youtube: IVE
Twitter: IVE_twt (members) | ivestarship (company) | IVEstarship_JP (japan)
TikTok: IVE.official
Facebook: IVEstarship
Fan Cafe: IVEstarship
Weibo: ivestarship

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

IVE Members Profile

1. An Yujin

An Yujin IVE
An Yujin

Stage Name: An Yujin (유진)
Birth Name: An Yu Jin (안유진)
Occupation: Singer, Model, MC, Lyricist
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: September 1, 2003
Active Years: 2018–present
Age: 20 (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: A

An Yujin Facts:

– Yujin is fluent in Korean and has a basic understanding of Japanese and English.
– She has never learned to swim.
– She has a liking for sweet drinks like lattes and milk tea.
– She frequently engages in self-talk and habitually applies lip balm.
– Due to her frequent appearances in commercials, she earned the nickname “Anyudel,” combining her name with “model.”
– Her strengths include flexibility and performing girl’s hip-hop dance.
– She said that she used to borrow gym clothes from Rei in the past.
– When she needs to vent her feelings, she turns to Won Young.
– When answering questions, she tends to close her eyes.
– She shares a close friendship with ITZY’s Yuna.
– She prefers white or black masks and dislikes wearing colored ones.
– She likes spring and autumn seasons.
– When it comes to chicken, she prefers chicken with bones over boneless.
– Among all IVE members, she is known as the fastest learner when it comes to choreographies.
– Her favorite flower is the rose.
– Yujin tends to gravitate towards peaceful, calm, and healing genres in dramas and movies.
– Her endorsement portfolio includes brands such as Versace, Fendi, Burberry Beauty, Pepsi, MEGAPASS, Chanel Beauty, and CLIO.
– Initially aspiring to be a flight attendant, Yujin changed her career path after being inspired by singers performing at a year-end awards ceremony and decided to become an idol.
– She is skilled in Pilates.
– She has a habit of pouring cereal into her bowl before adding milk.
– She has a playful and cheerful personality, often teasing her fellow IVE members.
– She owns a pet dog named Ajo.
– She enjoys thrilling rides.
– She prefers to sleep in the morning and often gets a lot of rest during that time.
– She chose seasoned chicken over fried chicken.
– Her role model is Dasom from Sistar.
– Yujin is a fan of IU and SHINee.
Read More Facts About An Yujin

Social Media Handles
Instagram: _yujin_an | azzo_ssi (dog’s instagram)

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon

2. Gaeul

Gaeul IVE

Stage Name: Gaeul (가을)
Birth Name: Kim Ga Eul (김가을)
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Rapper
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper
Birthday: September 24, 2002
Active Years: 2021–present
Age: 21 (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: B

Gaeul Facts:

– Gaeul’s hobbies include writing lyrics, reading mystery novels, and watching horror movies.
– She has a fear of bugs.
– Her father married at an early age, and her older brother was born when her father was 22 years old.
– She likes entertainment TV programs and prefers movies over dramas.
– Her favorite movie is “Aladdin.” (vlive)
– She has a collection of pajamas and likes to wear pajama sets.
– She prefers having long hair rather than short hair.
– Watermelon juice is one of her favorite drinks.
– She has a strong dislike for mint chocolate.
– In Baskin Robbins, her favorite flavors are Honey Cheese Trap and Berry Berry Strawberry.
– She can speak Korean, basic Japanese, and English.
– She has a high tolerance for dizziness.
– Gaeul is known for being quite skilled at snowball fights.
– She prefers pizza over chicken and enjoys Korean food, especially kimchi stew.
– She hates eating broccoli and asparagus.
– She loves it when her Japanese fans call her “Aki-chan.”
– She considers a mole under her left mouth as her charming feature.
– She enjoys singing rap and listening to hip-hop music.
– She loves visiting the sea.
– When faced with unsatisfactory delivery food, she doesn’t write a complaint but simply avoids ordering from there again. (Super junior’s IDOL VS IDOL)
– She has a preference for boneless chicken over chicken with bones.
– She is friends with Bada from Hinapia.
– The name Gaeul holds the meaning of “autumn” in Korean.
– Her favorite food is kimchi stew, which she finds perfect for enjoying alone.
– Gaeul has a dislike for artificial flavors in food.
– When it comes to food preferences, she tends to lean toward winter dishes like stew, soup, and shabu-shabu.
– Initially, her parents were against her becoming a trainee, but her father supported her by picking her up after late-night practices.
– She is not a fan of Hawaiian pizza.
– Her favorite fruits include watermelon, oranges, and strawberries.
– She has been featured in many magazines, including “ELLE,” “LENINA,” “CHIC TEEN Magazine,” “At Style,” and “L’Officiel.”
– She enjoys drinks such as strawberry latte and iced chocolate.
– She attended both an all-girls middle school and an all-girls high school.
– Her mother is known for being very frank.
– According to Rei, she is the slowest eater among all the IVE members.
– She is the youngest in her family and has an older brother
– She is bad at opening bottle caps.
– Gaeul has good eyesight and has never worn glasses.
Read More Facts About Gaeul

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

3. Rei


Stage Name: Rei (레이)
Birth Name: Naoi Rei (直井れい/ 나오이 레이)
Korean Name: Kim Rei (김레이)
Occupation: Singer, Rapper
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Birthday: February 3, 2004
Active Years: 2021–present
Age: 19 (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: na
Nationality: Japanese
Blood Type: A

Rei Facts:

– Rei visited Korea for the first time at the age of 14 and found it thrilling, especially the bus rides.
– Her MBTI personality type is INFJ.
– She has a strong liking for Haagen-Dazs Strawberry & Cream Stick Bars and claims she could eat 100 of them.
– Her parents affectionately call her “Reiko” (Rei baby).
– She is known for her straightforward and honest communication style.
– Wonyoung describes her as caring and overprotective.
– She is left-handed.
– As a child, she was quiet, shy, and easily brought to tears when someone approached her first.
– She is the bug catcher in IVE and fearlessly handles bugs and escape rooms.
– She has been featured in “ARENA” magazine in 2022 and “COSMOPOLITAN” in 2023.
– Rei has a fondness for dolls and enjoys naming them, particularly her penguin doll named ‘Popo.’
– She loves pineapples and strawberries.
– Spring is her favorite season.
– She prefers white, black, and pastel shades.
– Romeo and Juliet is her favorite movie.
– Rei speaks with a Nagoya dialect.
– She enjoys old jokes and often imagines different scenarios, such as a zombie apocalypse or toys coming to life.
– Her fluency in Korean has earned her the nickname “Kim Rei” from her group IVE members.
– Among all the flowers, her favorite are roses.
– She would choose chicken over pizza (1,2,3, IVE EP.7).
– She likes butterflies.
– Her hobbies include drawing, collecting items related to roses and butterflies, and watching movies and dramas.
– Korean fans refer to her as “Reyomi” (Rei + Gwiyomi).
– She excels in swimming and skiing but struggles with running.
– Rei has the ability to write her own raps in Japanese, Korean, and English.
– The white heart emoji (🤍) is her favorite.
– She considered becoming a flight attendant despite feeling anxious about boarding planes.
– Rei and Gaeul enjoy watching horror movies together.
– She is an avid reader, and likes Pride and Prejudice.
– She loves the scent of roses.
– Her favorite comics are by Ai Yazawa.
– She loves to eat Yukimi Daifuku, known as Chaltteok Ice in Korea.
– Rei has a deep love for puppies and hopes to own one in the future.
– Purple is her favorite color.
– On April 11, 2023, she took a break from group activities due to health issues like heart palpitations and stuffiness.
Read More Facts About Rei

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

4. Jang Wonyoung

Jang Wonyoung IVE
Jang Wonyoung

Stage Name: Jang Wonyoung (원영)
Birth Name: Jang Won Young (장원영)
Occupation: Singer, Rapper, MC, Lyricist
Birthday: August 31, 2004
Active Years: 2018–present
Age: 19 (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: na
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: O

Jang Wonyoung Facts:

– Wonyoung is into romantic comedies when it comes to movies.
– Iron Man is her favorite Marvel hero.
– Mint Chocolate Chip and Choco Tree Forest are her top flavors at Baskin Robbins.
– She usually likes to drink Iced Americano and Iced Vanilla Latte.
– She has been fluent in English since she learned it in kindergarten.
– Cooking isn’t her forte.
– She can move her eyebrows up and down.
– For chicken, she prefers bone-in over boneless.
– She enjoys Hawaiian pizza.
– She became interested in K-pop after listening to Lee Hyori’s song ‘U Go Girl’ and wants to remake it.
– She used to wear braces in the past to fix her teeth.
– Wonyoung likes stars more than the sun or moon.
– Swimming and dodgeball are her favorite sports.
– She was a member of I*ZONE.
– She’s known as the “Aegyo Queen” among her group members for her cute and charming behavior.
– She has high self-esteem and sees it as one of her charms.
– She enjoys both summer and winter.
– In the morning, she stretches and takes vitamins, and at night, she washes up and goes straight to sleep. (Harper bazaar interview)
– She participated in Produce 48 and came first in the final round.
– She likes Pepsi more than Cola.
– Among Thai foods, she enjoys rice noodles and pad thai.
– She likes her beef cooked between ‘medium rare’ and ‘medium’.
– Wonyoung’s father is a music teacher.
– She can play the piano, violin, and flute.
– She likes to stay at home and watch dramas.
– When she was young, she wanted to be an announcer or lawyer.
– Her bed is her favorite thing.
– She likes doing Pilates.
– Despite not being a fast talker, she can flawlessly read and complete a script in a single breath within 20 seconds.
– She loves to eat beef, and earned the nickname “Hanwoo Jang.”
Read More Facts About Jang Wonyoung

Social Media Handles
Instagram: for_everyoung10

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

5. Liz


Stage Name: Liz (리즈)
Birth Name: Kim Ji Won (김지원)
Occupation: Singer
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: November 21, 2004
Active Years: 2021–present
Age: 19 (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: na
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: AB

Liz Facts:

– Liz tends to be the slowest to reply in the IVE group chat.
– She has a habit of bending her toes when sitting.
– She doesn’t like going out much.
– Among the members, she was chosen as “IVE’s best sleeper” and “the best mukbanger of IVE.”
– She is afraid of scary rides and firecrackers.
– She has a small beauty mark under her left eyebrow.
– At the age of 16, she moved to Seoul, South Korea.
– Liz has always maintained bangs as her hairstyle.
– She can speak the Jeju language, which does not use honorifics.
– Gaeul described Liz as shy and someone who spends a lot of time alone.
– Although she used to like mint chocolate, she no longer enjoys it and even dislikes it when thinking about it (vlive).
– However, she excels at the basketball machine compared to her group IVE members.
– She spends the most time in her room compared to the other IVE members.
– Her must-have travel essentials are AirPods, eye drops, and hair rolls (IVE ON).
– She considers her dimples as her charming feature.
– She doesn’t like Jeju chocolate.
– She often chooses scissors first in rock-paper-scissors and struggles with the game.
– She said that her weakness is unnecessary worrying.
– Liz is the least skilled at jump rope among IVE members.
– She would choose cereal in water over rice with milk.
– She likes hard peaches.
– She prefers sweet potato pizza over pineapple pizza.
– She is often called a “crybaby” because she tends to cry the most among IVE members.
– She is not skilled at playing the Pepero game.
– She can create an ocarina sound using her hands.
– She admitted that she is not a good swimmer.
Read More Facts About Liz

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

6. Leeseo

Leeseo IVE

Stage Name: Leeseo (이서)
Birth Name: Lee Hyun Seo (이현서)
Occupation: Singer
Position: Vocalist, Dancer, Visual, Maknae
Birthday: February 21, 2007
Active Years: 2021–present
Age: 16 (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Weight: na
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: O

Leeseo Facts:

– Leeseo chose her stage name by removing the middle letters from her real name.
– Winter is her favorite season, and she enjoys building snowmen.
– She is an ENFP.
– She can fall asleep anywhere and often sleeps with something on.
– She tends to avoid conflicts.
– She frequently listens to pop, upbeat, and R&B music.
– She likes playing baseball.
– In her free time, she likes watching dramas.
– Given the choice, she would prefer to go to the future rather than the past (Vlive).
– Her favorite snack is milk-flavored home run balls.
– She has a sweet tooth and loves desserts, especially cakes and scones, with Basque Cheesecake being her favorite.
– Her favorite nickname is “Baby Tiger.”
– Leeseo has an active and energetic personality.
Jennie from BLACKPINK is her role model.
– Some fans see a resemblance between her and Max Changmin from TVXQ.
– She is a fan of Jo Yuri.
– She enjoys eating peaches, strawberries, and watermelon.
– Leeseo often seeks advice from Wonyoung due to her experience.
– Her favorite character is Luffy from “Pororo the Little Penguin.”
– AirPods are her must-have item when going out.
– “My Neighbor Totoro” is her favorite movie.
– She loves thick mango smoothies (IVE LOG).
– She likes coffee and often orders an Iced Americano from Starship Café.
– She is skilled in putting in contacts without a mirror.
– She is the shortest member of the IVE.
– Among all the IVE members, Rei knows her secrets the best.
– She took speech lessons to improve her vocal skills.
– She shares a close friendship with Kim Na-yoon, a former member of Vitamin, who trained at Starship Entertainment.
– She likes eating cakes, chicken, and cheese balls.
– She enjoys mint chocolate.
– Yellow is her representative color.
– Leeseo struggles with cutting steak properly.
Read More Facts About Leeseo

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

IVE Pictures:


1. How old are the IVE members? (oldest to youngest)

Following is the age and birthday of all IVE members:

– Gaeul is 20 years old and she was born on September 24, 2002.
– Yujin is 19 years old and she was born on September 1, 2003.
– Rei is 19 years old and she was born on February 3, 2004.
– Wonyoung is 18 years old and was born on August 31, 2004.
– Liz is 18 years old and she was born on November 21, 2004.
– Leeseo is 16 years old and she was born on February 21, 2007.

IVE members were of the following ages when they debuted: Gaeul was 19 years old, Yujin was 18 years old, Rei was 17 years old, Wonyoung was 17 years old, Liz was 17 years old and Leeseo was 14 years old.

2. How tall are the IVE members? (tallest to shortest)

IVE members have the following heights from tallest to shortest:

– Wonyoung’s height is 173 cm (5’8″).
– An Yujin’s height is 173 cm (5’8″).
– Rei’s height is 170 cm (5’7″).
– Liz’s height is 170 cm (5’7″).
– Leeseo’s height is 166 cm (5’5″).
– Gaeul’s height is 164 cm (5’5″).

3. Where are IVE members from? (ethnicity & nationality)

Following is the nationality/ethnicity of all IVE members:

– An Yujin is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.
– Gaeul is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.
– Rei is Japanese by ethnicity and nationality.
– Wonyoung is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.
– Liz is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.
– Leeseo is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.

4. What are the official positions of IVE members?

Following are the official positions for all IVE members:

– Gaeul is the lead rapper and main dancer.
– Yujin is the leader, vocalist, and main dancer.
– Rei is the main rapper and vocalist.
– Wonyoung is the vocalist, dancer, and visual.
– Liz is the main vocalist.
– Leeseo is the vocalist, dancer, visual, and maknae.

NOTE: If you know more facts about IVE members, feel free to submit them in the comments section! All submissions will be greatly appreciated!

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