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Moka (ILLIT) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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Moka (모카) is a Japanese singer and a member of the K-pop girl group ILLIT under BE: LIFT Labs Entertainment. She participated in the survival show “R U NEXT?”.

Moka (ILLIT) Profile

Stage NameMoka (모카)
Birth NameSakai Moka (さかい もか)
BirthdayOctober 8, 2004
Active Years2023–present
Age19 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Blood TypeB

Moka (ILLIT) Facts:

Early Life

– Moka was born in Fukuoka, Japan.
– She completed her middle school in Japan before coming to Korea as a trainee.

Personal Life

– Her representative emoji is coffee ☕.
– Her nickname is ‘Kim Mokhwa’ (Kim Cotton).
– Her family includes her grandparents, parents, and younger sister.
– Moka had the best first impression of Yunah because she was scared when she arrived in Korea and couldn’t communicate but Yunah welcomed her warmly which made her comfortable. (I’LL (SHOW) IT)
– She always watches a movie while eating or before bed.
– She recommends the movie ‘A Quiet Place’.
– Her grandfather owns a bakery.
– Her hobby is eating.
– She used to eat rice, egg mari, meat, veggies and hamburger steak for school lunch in Japan.
– She has a caring personality.  (‘I’LL LIKE IT!’ EP.1)
– She auditioned with IU‘s song ‘Through the Night’.
– Her favorite place is her house in Japan.
– Fans think that she resembles a hamster.
– She relieves her stress by talking to her mom.
– Moka is rommates with Iroha. (I’LL (SHOW) IT)
– She’d like to be called ‘Caffè Moka’ because she loves caffè mocha.
– She revealed that Japanese schools don’t allow to buy food after school and so had to go straight home.  (‘ILLIT Ready’ EP.1)
– She was previously roommates with Yunah.


– Moka was ranked 5th and was included in the final lineup of ILLIT.
– Both she and Yunah were chosen by the producer.

– She trained for three years before participating in ‘R U NEXT?’.
– She is a former HYBE Japan trainee.
– She went to BRIDGE dance school to attend dance classes.

Likes & Dislikes

– She dislikes bugs and mushrooms.
– She loves to eat bread, especially salt bread.
– She loves to drink bubble tea.  (Idol Human Theater)
– She can’t eat beondegi.
– She likes to eat egg rolls with mayonnaise.  (ILLIT Ready EP.3)
– Vanilla, matcha, and mint chocolate are her favorite ice cream flavors.
– She is a fan of BIGBANG.
– Her favorite dessert is doughnuts. (‘ILLIT Ready’ EP.2)
– She likes to eat flour cake over rice cake.
– Her favorite color is blue.

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