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Sunmi Profile, Bio, and Facts


Sunmi (선미) is a South Korean K-pop singer under ABYSS Entertainment. She made her debut on February 17, 2014, with the single “24 Hours”. She is a former member of Wonder Girls.

Sunmi Profile

Stage NameSunmi (선미)
Birth NameLee Sun Mi (이선미)
BirthdayMay 2, 1992 
Active Years2013–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height166 cm (5’5″)
Weight50 kg (110 lbs)
Blood TypeAB

Sunmi Facts:

Early Life

– Sunmi was born in Iksan, North Jeolla, South Korea.
– She went to Hwangnam Elementary School.
– She was in Seorabeol Girls’ Middle School but later transferred and graduated from Cheongdam Middle School.
– She attended Cheongdam High School but later dropped out and passed her GED..

Personal Life

– Her Chinese zodiac sign is Monkey.
– She has two younger brothers and a stepfather.
– Her hometown is Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea.
– She graduated from Dongguk University in the Department of Theater Major.
– Her personal Instagram has more followers than her official Instagram.
– She owns cats.
– She has an ulzzang background. (MBC World)
– Her fandom name is Miyane (미야네).
– Her official colours are Bright Navy Blue, Electric Red and Royal Purple.
– She is a former track athlete.
– Her stage name was almost Berry.
– She was a fan of TVXQ pre-debut.
– Her most memorable moment is when she’s on a world tour. (Eunchae’s Star Diary)
– Sunmi was diagnosed with BPD (borderline personality disorder) in 2015.
– She always carries perfumes and lipsticks.
– The three things that make her heartburn most fiercely are The stage, working out, and making new music. (Vogue UK)
– She uses Dr Jart Biome Essence, I’m Sorry For My Skin Relaxing Ampoule, Dr. Jart Biome Water Cream, and La Mer’s The Eye Concentrate in her skincare routine.
– She wants her work to be read as fine art.
BoA is her idol. (Thebiaswrecker)
– She is really interested in topics like astrophysics, and things like the universe, light, space, and the concept of time.
– Her hobbies are doing jigsaw puzzles, watching The Simpsons, and reading.
– If she had to pick one memory to revisit, she would definitely go back to when she toured with Wonder Girls and Jonas Brothers on the US bus tour.”
– Her song “Childhood” was inspired by the movie ‘Notebook.’ (allkpop)
– Prince, an artist of the 1980s, and his songs “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry” left the biggest impression on her.
– According to her, the color that expresses herself well is Purple.
– It’s her dream to establish a Sunmi genre where people hear her song and think, “It’s Sunmi music!”
– “HAWT DAYUM” comes to her mind whenever she sees Jessi.
– If she had a boyfriend she would tell him that she loves him so much, bae. (Mobidic)
– Among the songs that she has promoted, her favorite is “Siren” and her least favorite song is “Lalalay”.
– She’s very well known for her facial expressions.
– She wants to get married someday.
– Unlike Maknaes who has a cute image, she had a mature image when she was in WONDER GIRLS.
– She almost wrote a song for TWICE.
– She lost to Super Junior’s Shindong in the SM Youth Best Contest audition.
– Her first younger brother is a photographer.
– She uses red lipstick when she is full of confidence. (Allure Korea)
– She wished to watch Cruella with Vincenzo Cassano, a character played by Song Joong Ki.
– Sunmi’s ideal type is “someone who is really good at something”
– She once offered to sing at a couple of fans’ weddings.
– She’s one of the three famous barefooted idols.
– She passed the song, “Love Dive” by IVE, which earned the recording artist Daesang awards for “Song Of The Year ” at four major year-end ceremonies but she doesn’t regret it.


– Sunmi was the Main Dancer, Vocalist, Bassist, and Visual in Wonder Girls. She left the group in 2010 and rejoined in 2015.
– She left JYP Entertainment in 2017 after the disbandment of Wonder Girls and signed with MakeUs Entertainment.
– She took a hiatus in 2010 to finish her studies, and returned as a soloist in 2013.
– She is currently under ABYSS.
– She was a host for a very popular South Korean celebrity talk show, “Showterview”.
– Her song “Noir” was featured in Rolling Stone India’s “10 Best K-pop MVs of 2019”
– She revealed that she had collaborated with Kevin Germanier’s brand, GERMANIER.
– She was the representative Asian artist of the first-ever EQUAL X Spotify Singles project with her song “Oh Sorry Ya”.
– She got credit for writing and composing her songs when she was in Wonder Girls.
– She released her solo debut song, “24 Hours” which was an all-kill on music charts.
– She also auditioned for SM Entertainment and came in second place at the SM Youth Best Contest in her pre-debut years.

Likes & Dislikes

– She likes the colour Purple.
– She loves the smell of grass and soil. (KBS World TV)
– She enjoys listening to Drake.
– She adores the actor Robert Downey Jr.
– She is a fan of Manchester City FC.
– She adores LCK Dplus KIA.
– She hates raw fish.
– She loves Gashinia, 24 Hours, and TAIL’s choreographies.


– Sunmi has many nicknames including Mimi, Miya, Seon Seon-mi, Sika Deer, 4D, Pure Angel, Tangerine Seonmi, Center Me, Beautiful Legs, and Altarimu.
– She is known as a famous ‘ice princess’ among the celebrities. (KOCOWA TV)
– She was known as the ‘Planet Master’ on Girls Planet 999.


– She has the ability to play a variety of genres, from jazz to alt-rock to power pop, and add her own unique style to the music.
– She is fluent in English.
– She is skilled in playing Bass.
– She is good at running and sports.

Personality & Habits

– She has a habit of turning her mouth.
– Sunmi sometimes talks to herself in imaginary situations.
– According to her, she’s the type that needs to end what she starts, so her confidence comes from that personality trait. (Billboard)
– According to JYP, she’s very selfless.

Celebrity Friends

– She is close friends with many Kpop idols including ChungHa, Kara‘s Goo Hara, Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, Red Velvet‘s Seulgi, Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon, Choi Yoo-Jung of Weki Meki, Yves of Loona, Hani and Zico.

Major works

– Her popular songs include ‘Gashina’, ‘Siren’, ‘Heroine’, ‘LALALAY’, and ‘Pporappipam’.


– Sunmi has won many awards including the Mnet Asian Music Awards, the Gaon Chart Music Awards, The 2nd Elle Style Awards, The 3rd Asia Artist Awards, The 20th Mnet Asian Music Awards, and The 17th 2019 Brand of the Year Grand Prize.


Instagram: miyayeah | official_sunmi
Youtube: SUNMI
Twitter: miyaohyeah | official_sunmi_
Facebook: officialsunmi
VLive: vlive.tv
Weibo: weibo.com

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Sound Cloud | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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