Kei (케이) is a South Korean singer, musical actress a member of the upcoming girl group EL7Z UP. She was in the girl group Lovelyz.
Kei (Lovelyz, EL7Z UP) Profile
|Stage Name||Kei (케이) | Kim Ji Yeon|
|Birth Name||Kim Ji Yeon (김지연)|
|Occupation||Singer, Musical Actress|
|Birthday||March 20, 1995|
|Age||28 (in Mar 2023)|
|Height||162 cm (5’3”)|
|Weight||47 kg (104 lbs)|
Kei (Lovelyz, EL7Z UP) Facts:
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
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Kei(김지연) ‘I Go’ Official MV