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NewJeans Members Profile & Facts

NewJeans Members

NewJeans (뉴진스) is a South Korean five-member girl group that debuted on July 22, 2022, with the single “Attention” under ADOR. The group members consist of Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein. They released official music video named ‘New Jeans’ on Jul 6, 2023.

NewJeans Profile

Debut: July 22, 2022
Active Years: 2022–present
NewJeans Members: Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, Hyein
Genre: Electropop, Retro, R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop
Status: Active
Label: ADOR
Oldest Member: Minji
Youngest Member: Hyein
Fandom Name: Bunnies (Tokki/토끼)
Type: Kpop Girl Group

NewJeans Facts:

– The group’s name, NewJeans, has a dual meaning. It represents the timeless nature of jeans and the group’s desire for a lasting image. Additionally, it plays on “new genes,” symbolizing their role in introducing a fresh generation of pop music.
– Big Hit Entertainment began preparing for a new girl group in 2019, led by Min Hee-jin and was initially planned to debut in 2021 but was delayed due to covid-19.
– The final line-up was finalized in March 2022.
– Most New Jeans members were active in the entertainment industry before their debut.
– The group’s official lightstick is called “Binky Bong”.
– All members of the group can speak English and Korean.
– There are only three girl groups that topped the daily chart with their debut song in the Melon’s history, 2NE1, BLACKPINK, and New Jeans.
– All the members of NewJeans live in the dorms and roommates periodically change by drawing lots.
– New jeans is nicknamed as “Kim Min Jee’s Girl Group”. The director formerly worked at SM Entertainment and managed groups like f(x), SHINee, EXO and NCT.
– Minji was the first member to join the group while Hyein was the last.
– New Jeans made their onstage debut on Mnet’s M Countdown in August 2022.
– There are no official positions or leaders in the group.
– NewJeans members actively participate in writing and composing songs for the group.
– None of the New Jeans members has a younger brother.
– The group will be holding their first fan meeting “Bunnies Camp” in July 2023.
– New Jeans is nicknamed the “Monster Rookie Group”.

Appearances & Participations

– New Jeans appeared in many programs including “Idol Human Theater”, tvN’s “You Quiz on the Block”, “Power Time” and “Two O’Clock Escape Cultwo Show”.
– They appeared on Youtube channels like “Teen Vogue”, “Apple Music”, “Weverse”, “W Korea”, and “GQ Korea”.


– They appeared in many advertisements including “iPhone 14 Pro”, “Shinhan Bank”, “McDonalds Korea”, “Seoul Metropolitan City” and “Nike”.
– The group has collaborated with and sponsored many notable brands including “LG Electronics”, “Coca-Cola” and “Levi’s”.


– NewJeans was placed 27th in the “Korea Power Celebrity” and were also listed in the “30 Under 30 – Asia” in the Entertainment & Sports category by Forbes.
– Their song “Ditto” became the longest-running single and number-one song on Circle Digital Chart and made its way into Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart.
– Their album “OMG” topped number one on Circle Album Chart and sold over 700k copies in the first week of its release.


– New Jeans was under criticism after releasing their song “Cookie” because the term possesses an inappropriate innuendo in Western culture and all New Jeans members were minors. ADOR denied the accusation and said that the song had a completely different meaning and concept.
– The group’s director, Min Hee Jin, is also notorious among fans for sexualizing underaged idols and was accused of glamorizing pedophilia which she denied in an interview. She was also under fire as she had multiple photos of underaged girls half-naked on her Instagram and studio walls.
– In January 2023, Danielle was under criticism for mistakenly writing “Chinese New Year” instead of “Lunar New Year” in her Twitter post which she deleted immediately. She later apologized through the New Jeans Instagram account.

World Record

– They won the Guinness World Record for “the fastest K-pop group to reach 1 billion Spotify streams” in 2023.


– NewJeans and ADOR pledged to donate part of the group’s album sales profits to The Snail of Love charity in December 2022 which aims to support cochlear implant surgery and speech therapy for the hearing-impaired.
– In February 2023, NewJeans and ADOR donated ₩200 million to the World Food Programme to assist the victims of the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquake.

Major Works

– Their popular songs include “OMG”, “Ditto”, “Hype Boy” and “Attention”.


– They have won many awards including “Performance of the Year (Daesang)” (Asia Artist Awards), “Rookie of the Year” & “ Best K-pop Album” (Korean Music Awards), and “Hot Rookie Award” (The-K Billboard Awards).
– Their song debut song “Attention” won multiple music awards including “New Artist of the Year – Digital” (Circle Chart Music Awards), “Digital Song Bonsang” (Golden Disc Awards), “Best K-pop Song” (Korean Music Awards) and “Song of the Year” (MAMA Awards).

WEBSITE | (Japan)

Social Media Handles
Instagram: newjeans_official
Youtube: NewJeans
Twitter: NewJeans_ADOR | newjeans_jp (Japan)
TikTok: newjeans_official
Facebook: official.newjeans

Streaming Platform Links
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NewJeans Members Profile

1. Minji

Minji NewJeans

Stage Name: Minji (민지)
Birth Name: Kim Minji (김민지)
Position: na
Birthday: May 7, 2004
Active Years: 2022–present
Age: 19 (in May 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 169 cm (5’6”)
Weight: na
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: A

Minji Facts:

– Despite no official position in the group, Minji is considered the leader of NewJeans.
– She likes being addressed as “Minji~” in a friendly tone.
– She became fluent in English while studying in Canada.
– If given the choice, she would choose to be in Gryffindor House in the Harry Potter series.
– She doesn’t like jump scares.
– She loves eating her mom’s homemade rice.
– Within the team, Minji is responsible for progressing and introducing content, resulting in her having the highest proportion of speaking.
– She became a trainee in the second year of middle school.
– She likes taking half-body baths.
– Minji’s official color in NewJeans is yellow.
– During a fan meeting, Minji encountered a rude fan who asked where she got her nose job, suggesting they wanted the same procedure. In response, Minji complimented the fan by stating that she didn’t need a nose job as she is already pretty.
– Minji contributed as a lyricist and composer for the NewJeans song “Ditto.”
– She considers rabbits, puppies, butterflies, and bears as her favorite animals.
– She frequently checks her face in the mirror.
– She likes eating tteokbokki and enjoys it with various side dishes.
– She has developed an obsession with tomatoes for breakfast and prefers larger tomatoes over cherry tomatoes.
– She doesn’t like eating Hawaiian pizza, carbonated drinks, and mint chocolate.
– Minji is nicknamed “Clean-up Queen” because she likes to remain tidy.
– She studied in Canada for several months during her elementary school years.
– She shares a room with Haerin.
– She likes the word “love”.
– She has an obsession with eating ice cream, particularly during winter.
– She bears a strong resemblance to Olivia Hussey.
– She prefers wearing black clothing.
– Her favorite feature of her face is her lips.
– Minji has the strongest grip among all NewJeans members.
Read More Facts About Minji

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2. Hanni

Hanni NewJeans

Stage Name: Hanni (하니)
Birth Name: Hanni Pham
Vietnamese Name: Phạm Ngọc Hân
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: October 6, 2004
Active Years: 2022–present
Age: 19 (in Oct 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 161.7 cm (5’3”)
Weight: na
Nationality: Vietnamese-Australian
Blood Type: O

Hanni Facts:

– Hanni never resided in Vietnam but has visited the country numerous times with her family.
– She is friends with Heo Yunjin (LE SSERAFIM) due to their past training experiences together.
– In the Harry Potter series, Hanni likes the cool image of Slytherin.
– She is roommates with Danielle.
– She likes playing arcade games in her spare time.
– Her frequently used emojis include 😊 (smile) and 🥰 (smiling face with hearts).
– She enjoys eating avocados.
– Her younger sister is named Jasmine Pham (born in 2007).
– Due to being in Korea at the time of its release and feeling scared as a child, Hanni never watched the movie “Train to Busan.”
– Hanni’s first job involved organizing books in the library and performing various tasks such as cleaning and rearranging objects at her old primary school. Her former teacher requested her assistance since she had free time and her younger sister still attended the school (NME interview).
– Among the members, Hanni is the quickest to learn lyrics and choreographies.
– She commenced her training in October 2019 and dedicated two and a half years to training before debuting.
– In 2021, she made an appearance in BTS‘ “Permission to Dance” MV alongside Minji and received the nickname “Cherry” due to people being unfamiliar with her name.
– She likes capturing photographs of beautiful, mysterious, or cute clouds.
– Similar to Minji, Hanni has a fondness for bread and has earned the nickname “Bread Hani.”
– She doesn’t like eating Hawaiian pizza, meat, and mint chocolate.
– If Hanni were to pursue a career in sports, she would choose to be a handball player.
– On her days off, she likes cleaning and organizing.
– She relieves her stress by talking to her family on the phone and watching videos.
– She made history as the first Vietnamese idol under HYBE.
– She has the ability to fall asleep anywhere, even while sitting.
– She enjoys taking walks at night.
– Her parents and grandparents relocated from Vietnam to Australia before her birth.
– Just two months after her debut in October 2022, Hanni was appointed as a brand ambassador for “GUCCI.”
– During her fourth year of elementary school, she attended One Direction’s concert in Melbourne.
– Hanni and Haerin are the most skilled in dancing in NewJeans.
Read More Facts About Hanni

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

Danielle NewJeans

Stage Name: Danielle (다니엘)
Birth Name: Danielle June Marsh / Mo Jihye (모지혜)
Position: na
Birthday: April 11, 2005
Active Years: 2022–present
Age: 18 (in Apr 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: na
Nationality: Korean-Australian
Blood Type: AB

Danielle Facts:

– From ages 5 to 8, Danielle lived in Munsan-up, Paju, Gyeonggi Province, as her mother desired to immerse her children in Korean culture while her father worked as an English teacher in South Korea.
– Danielle later grew up in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
– The three things that bring her happiness are spending time with her group members, connecting with her older sister and parents through phone calls, and sharing a delicious meal with someone she cherishes. (Vogue Korea interview)
– She considers Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel, particularly Belle, as her favorite Disney princesses.
– She likes bright colors, especially yellow.
– Danielle is the most flexible among all members.
– She considers composing, hugging, and drawing as her specialities.
– She rarely gets angry.
– According to her mother, Danielle has a sociable and affectionate nature, and lots of aegyo (cute behavior).
– Six months after her debut, Danielle was appointed as the global ambassador for BURBERRY.
– She prefers dogs over cats as pets.
– She enjoys eating mint chocolate.
– During her childhood, Danielle would explore her mother’s and grandmother’s closets with her older sister, wear their clothes, and pretend to strut like runway models. (Dazed Korea interview)
– Her religion is Protestantism.
– She likes to drink milk a lot.
– Her father is six years younger than her mother.
– She considered the sunflower in the group and her representative hashtag is #Sunflower.
– Her favorite vegetables are cabbage, carrots, and zucchini.
– She likes being called “Dani”.
– Danielle often comes up with the most imaginative and eccentric ideas among all NewJeans members.
– She has a diverse heritage, with an Australian father and a Korean mother.
– She said that her biggest fear is being all alone in the world.
– She hates pineapple on pizza.
Read More Facts About Danielle

Social Media Handles
FanCafe: (inactive)

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

4. Haerin

Haerin NewJeans

Stage Name: Haerin (해린)
Birth Name: Kang Haerin (강해린)
English Name: Vanessa Kang
Position: na
Birthday: May 15, 2006
Active Years: 2022–present
Age: 17 (in May 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 164.5 cm (5’5”)
Weight: na
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: B

Haerin Facts:

– Haerin dropped out of Pyeongchan Middle School and obtained her GED for middle school.
– She finds the word “Sorrowful,” aesthetically pleasing without a specific reason. She also likes the word “thought.”
– When it comes to Baskin Robbins, Haerin’s favorite flavors include Alien, Very Berry Strawberry, and Mint Chocolate Chip.
– She and Hanni are roommates.
– In 2023, she became the global ambassador for Dior and also appeared in the “Vogue Korea” magazine.
– She is skilled in dancing and taking selfies.
– Haerin’s interest in learning and speaking English was sparked by the influence of fellow NewJeans members Danielle and Hanni.
– Unlike her fellow group members, Haerin favors soggy cereal over crispy ones, as she said that the latter feels like she is playing with milk separately.
– She loves eating her dad’s homemade spaghetti.
– She often uses a frog emoticon, although she slightly favors being nicknamed “cat” over “frog”.
– She is friends with Hong Eun-chae (LE SSERAFIM).
– She has a preference for eating hard peaches.
– Fans think she looks similar to Sawako, a character from the popular anime “Kimi ni Todoke.”
– Her preferred hairstyle is straight hair with bangs.
– Haerin likes cool weather accompanied by a refreshing breeze.
– If she pursued a career as an athlete, Haerin would opt for table tennis.
– Her favorite house in Harry Potter is Ravenclaw.
Read More Facts About Haerin

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

5. Hyein

Hyein NewJeans

Stage Name: Hyein (혜인)
Birth Name: Lee Hyein (이혜인)
English Name: Grace Lee
Chinese Name: Li Huiren (李惠仁)
Position: Maknae
Birthday: April 21, 2008
Active Years: 2022–present
Age: 15 (in Apr 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: na
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: O

Hyein Facts:

– Hyein revealed that she never had the opportunity to go on a school trip as she dropped out and passed her GED.
– Minji’s first impression of Hyein was innocent and cute.
– She fell in love with modeling when she saw a model in a fashion show video.
– Watching a dance video inspired her to desire to learn dance for the first time.
– She was Bazaar Korea’s youngest cover girl in 2023.
– She dislikes scary things and hates scary movies and novels.
– She became the youngest brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton at the age of 14.
– She worked with Babymonster’s Rora in U.SSO Girls.
– Hyein got featured in “BAZAAR Korea,” “Vogue Korea,” and “ELLE Korea” magazines.
– Her favorite hairstyle is long straight hair.
– Apple’s iPhone 11 was her first iPhone.
– She was previously roommates with Hanni and Danielle.
– She likes to be called ‘Hyun-i’.
– She is skilled in observing and performing vocal cord imitation of her group members.
– Despite being the youngest, Hyein is the most experienced among all members
– She isn’t a big fan of Hawaiian pizza.
– Her favorite flavor from Baskin Robbins is Almond bonbon, and she loves shaved ice as a snack.
– She is considered the clumsiest member of the group.
– Hyein joined New Jeans as the last member.
– Her religion is Protestantism.
– She suggested the company to release their debut MV without a teaser. (102.7KIISFM)
– She likes collecting keyrings.
– She tends to cry easily, earning her the nickname ‘faucet’.
Read More Facts About Hyein

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

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

NewJeans Photos:

NewJeans FAQs

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

NewJeans members ages and birthdays are as follows:

– Minji is 19 years old and she was born on May 7, 2004.
– Hanni is 18 years old and she was born on October 6, 2004.
– Danielle is 18 years old and she was born on April 11, 2005.
– Haerin is 17 years old and she was born on May 15, 2006.
– Hyein is 15 years old and she was born on April 21, 2008.

The group members were the following ages at the time of their debut in 2022: Minji was 18, Danielle was 17, Hanni was 17, Haerin was 16, and Hyein was 14.

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

NewJeans members’ heights are the following from tallest to shortest:

– Hyein’s height is 170 cm (5’7″).
– Minji’s height is 169 cm (5’6”).
– Danielle’s height is 165 cm (5’5″).
– Haerin’s height is 164.5 cm (5’5”).
– Hanni’s height is 161.7 cm (5’3”).

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

NewJeans members’ nationality & ethnicity are as follows:

– Minji is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.
– Hanni is Vietnamese by ethnicity and Vietnamese-Australian by nationality.
– Danielle is South Korean by ethnicity and Australian-Korean by nationality.
– Haerin is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.
– Hyein is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.

4. What are the official positions of NewJeans members?

They have no official positions or assigned roles for any members.

But here are the unofficial NewJeans members’ positions:

– Minji is the vocalist and dancer.
– Hanni is the vocalist and dancer.
– Danielle is the vocalist and dancer.
– Haerin is the vocalist and dancer.
– Hyein is the vocalist, dancer, and maknae.

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