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Kei (Lovelyz, EL7Z UP) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Kei Lovelyz

Kei (케이) is a South Korean singer, musical actress and a member of the girl group EL7Z UP. She is a former member of the girl group Lovelyz.

Kei (Lovelyz, EL7Z UP) Profile

Stage NameKei (케이) | Kim Ji Yeon
Birth NameKim Ji Yeon (김지연)
OccupationSinger, Musical Actress
BirthdayMarch 20, 1995
Active Years2014–present
Age28 (in Mar 2023)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height162 cm (5’3”)
Weight47 kg (104 lbs)
Blood TypeO

Kei (Lovelyz, EL7Z UP) Facts:

Early Life

– Kei was born in Incheon, South Korea.
– She went to Incheon Misan Elementary School and Samsan Middle School.
– She graduated from Incheon Youngseon High School.

Personal Life

– Her family includes her parents and an older sister named Kim Min-ji, born in 1992.
– Kei has a habit of offering food to her favorite people and fans, leading to the nicknames “Kepago” and “Bappago”.
– She finds her legs to be the most attractive part of her body.
– Her MBTI Type is ESFJ.
– Her religion is Paganism.
– She goes by several nicknames: “flower k”, “Aegyo Chief”, “Kim K”, “Milk Rubber”, and “Plum”.
– Her specialty is cooking.
– She prefers using earphones over speakers.
– She likes focusing on lyrics over melody in music.
– In Lovelyz, Kei and Mijoo admitted they can’t swim.
– She often starts conversations with her family by asking if they’ve eaten.
– One of her hobbies is collecting Rilakkuma. (2015 The Star profile)
– Her older sister is a professional traditional dancer who joined her on stage during a Girl Spirit performance.
– She shared that she hasn’t had a crush since elementary school due to being a trainee since young.
– She often refers to herself in the third person.
– She chooses YouTube over Netflix.
– She and Mijoo were roommates in Lovelyz.
– She is close with Laboum’s Soyeon and Haein, CLC’s Seunghee, Twice’s Momo, April’s Jinsol, and Pristin’s Sungyeon.


– Kei served as the main vocalist in the group “Lovelyz” from 2014 to 2021 under Woollim Entertainment.
– On October 8, 2019, Kei debuted solo with the mini album “Over and Over” under the stage name Kim Ji Yeon.
– The Lovelyz group disbanded when members’ contracts ended on November 16, 2021.
– She has released many OSTS including “Love Like That” for KBS drama Oh My Venus and “Shooting” for MBC drama Lucky Romance.
– She sang the OST “Star and Sun,” for the drama Ruler: Master of the Mask.
– She made her musical debut with “30 Something” where she played the role of Okhee.
– She has been featured in magazines such as “HIM”, “CeCi”, and “The Star”.
– After leaving Woollim, she joined Palm Tree Island on January 10, 2022, as a musical actress.
– Later, she was officially signed with A2Z Entertainment (the company of Ailee and CSR) in December 2022.
– In the final episode of Queendom Puzzle, Kei ranked 4th with 376,553 votes.
– On May 15, 2016, she served as a special MC on SBS Inkigayo episode 863 along with RM, Jin, and Lee Mi-joo.

Appearances & Participations

– Kei has appeared in various radio programs including “IDOL RADIO”, “Wendy’s Youngstreet”, and “night studio”.
– She took part as a contestant on the survival show “Queendom Puzzle” (2023).
– Kei participated in MBC’s Masked Best Singer (as “Jerry”) and reached the 2nd round.
– She appeared on the web drama Matching! Boys Archery Club in 2016.
– She participated in the reality TV singing competition Girl Spirit.

Likes & Dislikes

– She loves Rilakkuma.
– Her favorite animal is the cat, specifically the Russian Blue species.
– Pastel pink, mint and all pastel colors are her favorite.
– She likes unique clothing styles that stand out.
– She is a huge fan of the actor, Kim Soo Hyun.
– She is also a big fan of the girl group BoA.
– She prefers oceans to rivers.

Food Preferences

– Her favorite foods include meat, jokbal (pig trotters), samgyupsal (pork belly), and chicken.
– She prefers Ice cream over shaved ice.
– She likes to eat fried chicken.
– Kei hates strong-smelling food, pickles, vinegar-based foods, cinnamon, cucumber, and mint.
– She can’t handle alcohol well.
– She prefers bread over rice cake, pork over beef, and kimchi soup over soybean paste soup.

Instagram: _flower_kei
Twitter: Kei_offcl
FanCafe: Kei.offcl

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music

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