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Umji (VIVIZ) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Umji (VIVIZ)
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Umji (엄지) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop girl group VIVIZ under BPM Entertainment.

Umji (VIVIZ) Profile

Stage NameUmji (엄지)
Birth NameKim Ye Won (김예원)
OccupationSinger, songwriter
BirthdayAugust 19, 1998
Active Years2015–present
Age25 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLeo
Height164.5 cm (5’5″)
Weight48 kg (106 lbs)
Blood TypeO

Umji ( VIVIZ) Facts:

Early Life

– Umji went to Incheon Shinsong Elementary School
– She was in Sinsong Middle School
– She attended Seoul Performing Arts High Schooling the Acting Arts Department.

Personal Life

– Umji’s Chinese zodiac sign is the Tiger.
– She has two older siblings, a brother and a sister born in 1991 and 1995.
– Her brother serves in the Marines as a sergeant.
– Her brother also once sang with her on stage for KBS2 TV’s Idol and Family National Singing Contest‘s Lunar New Year special.
– She has double eyelids naturally.
– She has her own room in the dorm.
– Her stage name means thumb in Korean.
– She used to call herself the consultant of Gfriend.
– She danced to Sunmi’s “Gashina” on Weekly Idol.
– She has a habit of collecting cosmetic products.
– She says that she doesn’t really care. She was swayed in the past, but now she feels like they can do whatever they want. She hopes they will pay more attention and talk a lot. So, she hopes they stick with it even more.
– She applauds everyone’s passion and spirit. She could feel how everyone cherished and loved their groups. (NME)
– She proudly shared that VIVIZ members seem to be people who are able to adapt well to new circumstances and situations, even more than she expected.
– She has a trait of perseverance to follow through. (Popwrapped)
– If she gets the chance, she wants to make music with the theme of ‘rain’. (Naver)
– Her favourite performance in Queendom Puzzle 2 was “Red Sun”. (SoompiTV)
– Her favourite breakfast menu is Greek yoghurt.
– Her favourite song to sing is 2NE1’s “Lonely”.
– She takes the most selfies in the group.
– She was chosen by both SinB and Eunha to style them.
– She eats the healthiest in VIVIZ.
– According to her, Putting herself in someone else’s shoes is really important in building relationships. She believes caring for and respecting each other are essential qualities of genuine friendship. (ELLE)
– She has always been interested in songwriting and worked on it whenever she had time.
– Since debuting, she has learned to place value on different aspects of her career.
– She’s not an expert when it comes to Greek mythology but she always found it fascinating. (ClashMusic)
– She likes drinking carbonated water.
– She loves shooting and editing videos.
– She studied cello for about 3 years in the past.
– She is considered to have the most unique and attractive voice in the group.
– She always keeps a notebook to write lyrics.
– She has a few nicknames including, Yewoni, Twistle, Baby Goblin, Omuji, Taboni etc.
– She chose Chicago pizza as the only food she wanted to eat before she died.
– Her motto is “Be light and salt in the world”.


– Umji is the Lead Dancer, Vocalist, and Maknae of VIVIZ.
– She was the Vocalist and Maknae of Gfriend.
– She was cats on the street by Source Music’s CEO himself.
– She officially signed with SinB and Eunha under BPM Entertainment on October 6th, 2021.


– She appeared in a Google Photos advertisement on March 28, 2022.
– She made her appearance on KBS Kpop Limousine Service.


– On January 28, 2022, BPM Entertainment stated that Umji was diagnosed with COVID-19. It was made known on February 6th, 2022, that she was no longer in quarantine.

Likes & Dislikes

– She enjoys walking in gardens alone.
– She dislikes bugs.
– She really likes Disney.
– Her favourite movie genre is musical movies.
– Among the Disney movies she likes, are Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, and Winnie the Pooh.
– She hates insects.
– She likes to walk around aimlessly without a destination.

Food Preferences

– She enjoys Jjajang.
– She likes eating sweet and sour pork.
– She drinks a latte mostly.
– She likes half-boiled eggs.
– Her favourite flavour is Rainbow Sherbet.
– She enjoys cereal that is half crunchy and half soggy.
– She doesn’t eat orange-flavored candies and lemon-flavored candies.

Celebrity Friends

– Umji is best friends with Somi (EX- I.O.I) now a soloist.

Instagram: ummmmm_j.i

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music

Umji (VIVIZ) Photos

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