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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.

NewJeans Profile

DebutJuly 22, 2022
Active Years2022–present
NewJeans MembersMinji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, Hyein
GenreElectropop, Retro, R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop
Oldest MemberMinji
Youngest MemberHyein
Former MemberN/A
Fandom NameBunnies (Tokki/토끼)

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 and 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”.
– They released official music video named ‘New Jeans’ on Jul 6, 2023.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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
Genie | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

NewJeans Members Profile

1. Minji

Minji NewJeans
Stage NameMinji (민지)
Birth NameKim Minji (김민지)
BirthdayMay 7, 2004
Active Years2022–present
Age20 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height169 cm (5’6”)
Blood TypeA
Representative EmojiBear (🐻)
Representative ColorYellow

Minji Facts:

– Minji writes once a week in her diary and uses a lot of stickers.
– Before debut, she used to wait for the ad of a new girl group from ADOR (referring to NewJeans) to come on at the Coex building.
– If she were to become a pair of jeans, she would choose comfortable denim overalls.
– Her favorite thing to watch when she was young was “Magical Girl” anime.
– Her favorite food is chocolate and ice cream.
– She doesn’t like scary movies and loves to watch suspense movies.  (ESQUIRE KOREA)
– If she were given the choice to go back in time and change something, she wouldn’t change anything.
– She prefers wearing a ponytail over letting her hair down.(ELLE KOREA)
– She loves to watch the group’s videos on YouTube, especially interesting edits the fans make. (W Korea)
– She said she is not good at self makeup.
– She has the strongest grip among all NewJeans members.
– If she could only speak one word for the rest of her life, she would choose “eung”.
– She loves her Chanel coin purse she got as a Christmas present.
– She likes to take a walk without thinking too much.
– Her favorite lipstick is Chanel’s ‘My Rose’. (W Korea)
– She loves to rest with her windows open only during the Autumn season because she loves the chilly breeze.
– Minji used to be a huge fan of chocolate flavored foods but now she loves to eat cheese-flavored desserts. (ESQUIRE KOREA)
– She does morning yoga as a workout.
– She doesn’t use her phone a lot when she is resting.
– She would rather hang out all day with a super shy person than dance to their song “Super Shy” all day.
– Her favorite emoticon she uses a lot is the thinking emoji (🤔). (Marie Clarie Korea)
– She contributed as a lyricist and composer for the NewJeans song “Ditto.”
Read More Facts About Minji

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

2. Hanni

Hanni NewJeans
Stage NameHanni (하니)
Birth NameHanni Pham / Phạm Ngọc Hân
PositionMain Vocalist
BirthdayOctober 6, 2004
Active Years2022–present
Age19 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height161.7 cm (5’3”)
Blood TypeO
Representative EmojiRabbit (🐰)
Representative ColorPink

Hanni Facts:

– Hanni has a very competitive personality so her mom wouldn’t let her participate in extracurricular activities like soccer or basketball in school because of her concerns. (VOGUE KOREA)
– Her hidden talent is rough sketching which she often does when she is bored or when she likes something she sees. (GUCCI)
– If she had to choose a stage name for a day, she would choose “Cherry Pham”.
– She describes her style in three words as diversity, comfortable and confidence.
– If she were to become a pair of jeans, she would be baggy-fit jeans. (Special Interview: The First Year)
– The first word that comes to her mind when thinking of NewJeans is “weird”.
– Her favorite Italian word is ‘ridi’ which means to laugh. (GUCCI)
– She describes herself in three words as ‘playful’, ‘bubbly’, and ‘energetic’. (VOGUE KOREA)
– Her favorite Korean words are ‘Relaxed’, ‘Leisurely’, and ‘Fluttering’.
– Hanni doesn’t like to watch repeat movies and prefers to watch something new everytime.
– If she could only speak one word for the rest of her life, she would choose “yeah”.
– If she were to become a grandmother, she would be living a relaxing life with her family while meeting up with the members sometimes.
– She loves to eat apples a lot and eats them almost everyday.
– Her favorite color is pink because it suits her alot. (ELLE KOREA)
– If she could go back in time and change something, she would get prettier bangs because the first time
– She is friends with Heo Yunjin (LE SSERAFIM) due to their past training experiences together.
– Her most used emojis are sparkles (✨) and loved face (🥰). (ELLE KOREA)
Read More Facts About Hanni

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

3. Danielle

Danielle NewJeans
Stage NameDanielle (다니엘)
Birth NameDanielle June Marsh / Mo Jihye (모지혜)
BirthdayApril 11, 2005
Active Years2022–present
Age19 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAries
Height165 cm (5’5″)
Blood TypeAB
Representative EmojiPuppy (🐶)
Representative ColorGreen

Danielle Facts:

– Danielle has an interest in riddles and her favourite riddle is “What goes bigger the more you take from it? A hole”.
– She feels the happiest when she is eating delicious food with someone she likes.
– If she had to choose a stage name for a day, she would choose “Jerry Jamaica”.
– When she was younger, she used to make pumpkin soup with her family.
– Her concern is whether to turn on the AC and deal with a sore throat or not turn it on and deal with it being hot while sleeping at night.
– Her TMI is that she takes a lot of pictures and selfies. (W Korea)
– If she had to become a pair of jeans, she wouldn’t want to become pants but rather a jean jacket.
– She does Pilates for workout. (Ask Anything Chat)
– Her religion is Protestantism.
– If she were to become a grandmother, she would be making music while running a coffee shop.
– She always carries her small hotpack wherever she goes.
– She loves sunflowers alot.
– If she could have any superpower, she wants the power of time traveling and healing.
– Her favorite nickname is “Modani”. (W Korea)
– She said she is a curious type of a person and loves adventures.
– If she could go back in time she would love to relive the time when it was Newjeans first trip as a group to Sokcho and they bought ice creams and shared them and also took group selfies by the sea.
– Her most indispensable thing is her family.
– If she could only eat one type of vegetable for the rest of her life, she would choose sweet potatoes.
– Her favorite teas are peppermint tea and chamomile tea. (VOGUE KOREA)
Read More Facts About Danielle

Social Media Handles
FanCafe: (inactive)

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

4. Haerin

Haerin NewJeans
Stage NameHaerin (해린)
Birth NameKang Haerin (강해린) / Vanessa Kang
BirthdayMay 15, 2006
Active Years2022–present
Age18 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height164.5 cm (5’5”)
Blood TypeB
Representative EmojiHamster(🐹)
Representative ColorWhite

Haerin Facts:

– Haerin often watches documentaries of Korean history on YouTube because she finds them fascinating. (W KOREA)
– If she had to choose a stage name for a day, she would choose “Vanessa”. (Ask Anything Chat)
– She has an interest in clothes and hats.
– She loves the color green because it gives off a mysterious vibe. (MY VOGUE)
–  Her most used apps are Kakaotalk, YouTube, Gallery, and Phoning.
– She started to love frogs after she got told that she resembles one. She learned more about them and began to like them.
– Her essential items are her wired earphones and scrunchies.
– She likes to use lip gloss instead of lipstick because her lips get dry fast. (Zoomterview)
– If she could eat only one type of vegetable for the rest of her life, she would choose cherry tomatoes.
– She often watches the group’s performances and other videos before getting ready for bed. (Zoomterview)
– Haerin at one point only bought items that had a frog design. (MY VOGUE)
– Her favorite winter snacks are sweet potatoes and steamed buns. (W KOREA)
– If she were to become a pair of jeans, she would be low-rise straight-fit jeans that are slightly darker than regular jeans but not too dark with a belt.
– Her popular memes are ‘pork cutlet’ and ‘Kang Haerin is weird’.
– She loves wearing outwear during Autumn.
– If she were to become a grandmother, she would be in a peaceful house drinking coffee on the balcony or in the backyard. (Special Interview: The First Year)
– Her bag includes Airpods, hairclips, a cardholder, perfume, a cellphone, masks, a small cat figure, and diary. (MY VOGUE)
– If she could only speak one word for the rest of her life, it would be “Yeah-no”.
– She is friends with Hong Eun-chae (LE SSERAFIM).
Read More Facts About Haerin

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

5. Hyein

Hyein NewJeans
Stage NameHyein (혜인)
Birth NameLee Hyein (이혜인) 
BirthdayApril 21, 2008
Active Years2022–present
Age16 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height170 cm (5’7″)
Blood TypeO
Representative Emoji:Chick (🐣)
Representative ColorLight Blue

Hyein Facts:

– Hyein has an interest in traveling so she looks up interesting places and saves them on her phone as places she would like to visit later.
– Her workout routine includes running at the Han River. (Ask Anything Chat)
– Something she would like to tell her recently-debuted self is “Try to have more fun in life”. (Special Interview: The First Year)
– If she was given the ability to go back in time and change something, she wouldn’t change anything.
– Her concern is deciding what to buy from the items in her online shopping cart.
– She loves to buy keyrings.
– Her joys in life are Bunnies and the precious people that she cares about.
– The first word that comes to her mind when thinking of NewJeans is “Bunnies”. 
– Her religion is Protestantism.
– She suggested the company to release their debut MV without a teaser. (102.7KIISFM)
– If she were to become a pair of jeans, she would be lavender jeans.
– If she had to choose a stage name for a day, she would choose “Colin”. (Ask Anything Chat)
– She loves choppy bangs and antenna hairstyles. 
– She revealed that during fan meetings, fans often ask her to do ‘Do the Dedenne pose, Hyein’. (VOGUE MEETS)
– If she were to become a grandmother, she would be drinking hot chocolate while knitting.
– She really likes the “Dedenne’ nickname given by her fans. (VOGUE MEETS)
– Her bags include her wallet, cellphone, Airpods, hairclips, keyrings, diary, and camera. 
– She gave animal keyrings that represent all the members. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– If she could only speak one phrase for the rest of her life, it would be “I love you”.
– She loves to write in her diary. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
–  She worked with Babymonster’s Rora in U.SSO Girls.
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

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