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NingNing (aespa) Profile, Bio, & Facts

NingNing aespa

Ningning (닝닝) is a Chinese singer and a member of the girl group aespa under SM Entertainment.

NingNing (aespa) Profile

Stage Name

Ningning (닝닝)

Birth NameNing Yizhuo (宁艺卓)
BirthdayOctober 23, 2002
Active Years2022–present
Age21 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Height161 cm (5’3″)
Weight43 kg (94 lbs)
Blood TypeO

NingNing (aespa) Facts

Early Life

– Ningning was born in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.
– She graduated from Harbin Normal University Affiliated High School.
– She also studied at Beijing Contemporary Music Academy (CMA).

Personal Life

– She loved singing since she was a child and her parents moved from the Northeast region to Changsha City, Hunan Province to support her.
– Hot weather affects her more than cold weather.
– Her name, NingNing, means “Powerful.”
– Among the members, Winter and NingNing are the shortest.
– She likes to cook as a hobby.
– She listens to techno and chill songs when she’s upset to lighten up mood. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– She is friends with rapper Lee Young-ji, who is the same age as her.
– As a child, she dreamt of becoming a painter.
– Her first impression of her fellow members was that Karina had a long neck, Giselle had tall legs, and Winter resembled a hamster.
– She got two small tattoos on her wrist and elbows.
– The artists she wants to meet is Beyonce and Jay Park.
– She is recently raising a pet lizard named “Ddung-ie”.
– She would want to be a fashion designer if she wasn’t an idol.
– She is known to stay active in the group chat. (MTV UK)
– Her pick for the bag is 4G Coated Canvas Bag (medium) by Givenchy. (VOGUE KOREA)
– She was inspired by Beyonce. (MBC Radio)
– NingNing believed in Santa Claus until her first year of middle school, but her belief was shattered when she witnessed her mother leaving a present on Christmas morning.
– Her official symbol is Butterfly.
– She is close with Chenle (NCT Dream) and An Yujin (IVE)
– She doesn’t have any siblings.
– Karina and Winter initially mistook her for an older sister (unnie), and Karina continued to use honorifics when addressing her for some time.
– In her self-profile on Weekly Idol, she expressed envy towards Karina’s hair, Giselle’s skin, and Winter’s eyelashes.
– Her Chinese zodiac Horse.
– She believes she is the person who laughs easily. (MY Foverever Interview)
– Her official animal is tiger.
– NingNing’s childhood dream was to be a prince because she saw princes in movies, riding horses, commanding respect, and being cool.
– In 2016, Red Velvet‘s Wendy referred to her as “The Goddess of Photoshoots.”
– She uses the question ‘what is it?’ a lot since she is curious about a lot of things. (ELLE KOREA)
– The message she wishes to give herself 10 years from now: “In the future, I hope you are doing something you want like now. And I hope you are happy,”
– Her official number is 94 in the group.
– She considers Krystal from f(x) as her role model.
– She wishes to collaborate with Taeyeon (SNSD).
– She had the longest trainee period among all the members, leading others to initially use honorifics when addressing her.


– NingNing is the main vocalist and maknae of the group “aespa”.
– She has the longest training period in the group.
– Among the female SM Rookies, she is the only one who debuted under SM Entertainment after Red Velvet’s debut.
– She holds the distinction of being the first Chinese main vocalist in a KPop girl group.
– She participated as a contestant on China’s Got Talent (S2) and Let’s Sing Kids (S3).
– NingNing and Winter released the OST “Once Again” for “Our Blues OST Part.10” in 2022.
– She was featured in Vogue+ magazine in March 2023 and also appeared on their official Youtube channel.
– She is the third female Chinese artist under SM Entertainment after f(x)’s Victoria and Zhang Li-yin.
– She trained for four years before her debut in the group.
– NingNing ranked 38th in the Top 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2021 (TC Candler).
– She participated in MBC’s “Shining Star,” which aired from October 16, 2017.
– She became an SM trainee in 2016 and became a part of SM Rookies the same year.
– She was officially introduced as an SM Rookies member on September 19, 2016.

Likes & Dislikes

– Her favorite word is “kkwabaegi,” which refers to Korean twisted doughnuts.
– Spring is her favorite season.
– She loves riding roller coasters, and Winter considers her as her roller coaster partner.
– Her favorite song is Blackpink’s “As If It’s Your Last.”
– She is a fan of NCT and Jennie (BLACKPINK).
– “Titanic” is her favorite movie because it made her believe in love. She also enjoys watching horror movies.
– She likes using the smiling face emoji (🙂).
– She doesn’t enjoy ASMR.
– Mulan is her favorite Disney princess.
– Her favorite music genres are pop, hip-hop, and R&B.
– Her favorite songs released by SM Entertainment are “Peek-A-Boo”, “Cherry Bomb”, “Black Suit”, and “Holiday”.
– NingNing enjoys buying vintage clothing and keeping her hair black.
– Patrick Star is her favorite character because he is kind to Spongebob.
– Her likes red, purple, yellow, and pink colors.
– Tigers and cats are her favorite animals.

Food Preferences

– NingNing’s favorite foods include pork backbone stew, sundae soup, and hot pot.
– She would choose melted ice cream over a carbonated drink without bubbles.
– Watermelon and strawberries are her favorite fruits.
– She is not a fan of sweet snacks. (Vivi)
– She revealed in an Instagram story that her favorite flavor in Baskin Robbins is “Gone with the Wind”.
– Coca-Cola and orange juice are her favorite drinks.
– Her favorite snack is ‘Cinnamon Toast Crunch’. (First We Feast)
– She would rather eat jelly kimchi stew than chocolate bibimbap.
– She prefers Ice Americano over hot Americano even in winter.
– She enjoys mint chocolate and Hawaiian pizza.


– She chose “NingNing” as her stage name because her parents used to call her “NingNing” since she was young.
– She has various nicknames such as Ning Wang (King Ning), Ningningie, Ninggingie, Makningie (maknae+ningning), kitten, and Ningie.


– NingNing is skilled in composing and writing lyrics.
– She can speak Korean, Chinese, and basic English.
– She considers singing, exercising and being really loud as her speciality.
– She knows how to play the piano.
– She is good at drawing.
– She can perform a split with one foot already on a small table, which is known as an over-split.

Personality & Habits

– She has a curious, active, and cheerful personality.
– If NingNing had to describe herself with one word, it would be “sexy.”
– Her morning routine involves turning off the alarm, saying “oops,” washing up and going out.
– Before falling asleep, she often thinks, “Why am I still awake?”
– She feels uneasy about borrowing clothes from others due to her clumsiness and tendency to spill drinks, which often leads to stains on the borrowed items.
– NingNing frequently misplaces items and tends to buy replacements immediately, even if she finds the original items later the same day.
– She can make funny faces without laughing.


– NingNing underwent corrective surgery on her right eye, but she remains sensitive to flashlights. To prevent her eyes from drying out while wearing contact lenses for extended periods, she carries eye drops. During an interview with VOGUE China, she disclosed that she has limited vision in her right eye.


Language Choice on Bubble

– Ningning sent a message to fans on Bubble, a fan communication platform. In her message, she used both Korean and Chinese to say “I missed you” and “Goodnight.” The use of Chinese by her on a Korean app attracted attention and sparked discussions on various forums. Some fans criticized Ningning for using Chinese on a Korean app, while others believed she was trying to communicate with Chinese fans on the platform.

Target of Hate Crime

– Ningning had been subjected to targeted hate and harassment, with individuals altering her Namu Wiki page to spread false information and insults. These actions were done by haters with the intention of defaming her. Fortunately, the changes were later corrected to restore accurate information on her profile.

Alleged Rude Behaviour during Paris Fashion Week

– Ningning faced criticism for her alleged “rude” behavior towards fans during ‘Paris Fashion Week’. A video clip circulated on Twitter showing Ningning walking to her car while fans screamed her name. In the clip, she was seen covering one ear with her hand which led to speculations that she was trying to block out the fans’ cheers. However, it was later revealed that Ningning was actually adjusting her Airpods to prevent it from falling off. Some Twitter users criticized the original poster for taking the clip out of context. The original poster eventually deleted the video, igniting a debate about misinterpretation.

Social Media Handles
Instagram: imnotningning

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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