Jang Wonyoung (원영) is a South Korean Kpop singer, lyricist, rapper and a member of the girl group IVE under Starship Entertainment. She is a former member of I*ZONE.
Wonyoung (IVE) Profile
Stage Name: Jang Wonyoung (원영)
Birth Name: Jang Won Young (장원영)
Occupation: Singer, Rapper, MC, Lyricist
Birthday: August 31, 2004
Active Years: 2018–present
Age: 19 (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Blood Type: O
Wonyoung (IVE) Facts:
– She was born in Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– Wonyoung went to Seoul Shinyongsan Elementary School and Yonggang Middle School.
– She studied Practical Music at the Seoul School of Performing Arts and graduated in 2023.
– She was appointed as the president of the Student Council once.
– She once went to a summer camp in the US and wanted to study abroad.
– She is good at math and won three prizes in her elementary school math contest.
– Her representative emoji is the 🐰.
– Wonyoung’s English name is Vicky Jang.
– During PD48, there were reports suggesting Wonyoung’s Taiwanese heritage, with her father being ethnically Korean but growing up in Taiwan, and her mother having Taiwanese and Korean ancestry. However, this hasn’t been confirmed by Wonyoung or her company.
– Wonyoung was not interested in becoming an idol when she was young and wanted to become an announcer or lawyer.
– Her Chinese name is Chang Yuanying.
– Her father works as a music teacher.
– She is fluent in English.
– She has an older sister named Da-ah Jung who is an actor under King Kong Entertainment.
– If Wonyoung were a boy, she would choose Nako as her ideal dating partner (IZ*ONE Chu Season 1).
– If Wonyoung were a fan of IVE, her bias would be Yujin.
– In 2017, a Starship casting agent discovered Wonyoung at the graduation ceremony of the agent’s sister and was captivated by her tall height and adorable mask restaurants.
– She is not scared of rides and roller coasters.
– Her morning routine includes stretching and taking vitamins and the evening routine includes washing and sleeping right away. (interview harper bazaar korea)
– She got interested in K-pop after listening to Lee Hyori’s song ‘U Go Girl” and desires to remake the song.
– In the past, she used to wear braces.
– Her hobbies include playing with her older sister, dressing up, sleeping and gaming on the phone.
– She considers Jun Jihyun as her role model.
– She dreams of creating her own fashion line someday.
– She is afraid of the dark.
– Wonyoung is the tallest in the group.
– Her motto is “Don’t regret what happened in the past.”
– She often likes riding a bicycle, receiving nail art, collecting and sharing information about popular foods and making coloring books.
– Wonyoung is the dancer, vocalist and visual in the group “IVE”.
– She is responsible for IVE’s choreography.
– She collaborated with Leeseo, Oh MY GIRL and CRAVITY and released the song “Blue & Black” in 2022.
– She participated as a lyricist for the songs “Mine” and “Shine With Me” for the album “I’ve IVE” in 2023.
– She was the MC of KBS’s Music Bank from 2021 to 2023.
– She secured the 88th spot on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018” list.
IZONE & PRODUCE 48
– She trained for one year and two months before participating in Produce 48.
– She joined Produce 48 in May 2018 and passed the final round and achieved first place on August 30, 2018.
– Wonyoung stood out as one of the youngest trainees on Produce 48.
– She debuted and became the center position on her birthday, which coincided with the Produce 48 final.
– She debuted as a member and center of I*ZONE on October 29, 2018.
– She was the tallest member in I*ZONE.
– After joining Off The Record Entertainment as a member of I*ZONE, her parents announced that she would be homeschooled and left Yonggang Middle School.
– She participated as a lyricist for I*ZONE’s songs “Dreamlike” and “With*One” in 2020.
– She returned as a trainee in Starship Entertainment after I*ZONE disbanded on April 29, 2021.
Magazines & Appearances
– Jang appeared in the music video “Love It Love It” sponsored by Pepsi Korea alongside YDPP and Park Sun.
– She has appeared on magazine covers including Beauty Plus, Vogue Korea, and Elle Korea.
– Jang appeared in Y Magazine and represented the Miu Miu Spring 2022 collection and Bvlgari’s Divas’ Dream collection.
– She became the muse for the South Korean casual fashion brand “SJSJ” in 2023.
– She became the youngest cover model to get featured in Harper’s Bazaar Korea Magazine.
– She has appeared in many advertisements including “LAURA MERCIER”, “FRED”, “SUECOMMA BONNIE”, “GALAXY S23”, “GOSPHERES” and “KIRSN”.
– She appeared in Josephine collection advertisements along with Nayeon (TWICE) and ITZY.
– She was featured in the advertisement for the fashion brand “EIDER” along with Park Bo-gum.
– She was appointed as a brand ambassador for many brands including “Innisfree”, “SK Telecom”, “Gospheres”, “HapaKristin”, “EIDER”, “FRED”, and “Miu Miu”.
Likes & Dislikes
– Her favorite thing is the bed.
– Among the sun, moon, and stars, she likes the stars.
– Her favorite sports are swimming and dodgeball.
– Wonyoung enjoys both summer and winter seasons.
– Wonyoung likes roses, chocolates, tv dramas and Korean beef.
– She hates Oreos and cockroaches.
– Her favorite webtoons are “Yumi’s Cells,” “Guide to Right Dating,” and “Girls’ World.”
– Her favorite song style is dance.
– Her favorite TV dramas are “My Love from Another Star” and “Reply 1988.”
– Her favorite colors are white, purple, and pink.
– Her favorite Disney movie is “Aladdin.” (vlive)
– The numbers 1 and 7 are her lucky numbers.
– She can’t watch scary movies.
– Among all Disney princesses, her favorite is Snow White. (vlive)
– She likes rabbits and dogs.
– She enjoys Pilates and is very flexible
– She likes taking pictures.
– Wonyoung’s favorite movie genre is romantic comedy.
– Her favorite Marvel hero is Iron Man.
– Her top picks in Baskin Robbins are Mint Chocolate Chip and Choco Tree Forest.
– She dislikes white chocolate and prefers dark chocolate with a cacao content of 70-80% or more.
– She is not fond of whipped cream.
– She likes to eat mint ice cream.
– Her favorite Starbucks drink is Iced Americano and Iced Vanilla Latte.
– She prefers bone-in chicken over boneless chicken.
– Wonyoung likes Hawaiian pizza.
– She likes to drink Pepsi over Cola.
– Her favorite Thai foods include rice noodles and pad thai.
– Her preferred degree of grilling beef is between ‘medium rare’ and ‘medium’.
– Her favorite foods are chocolate, Burger King, Korean beef, carbonara, olive oil, vanilla ice cream/gelato with macadamia nuts, milk, and soy milk. (vlive)
– Her favorite fruits are plums, cherries, and peaches.
– In Japanese cuisine, she particularly likes yakiniku, sukiyaki, and hitsumabushi.
– For Chinese food, she enjoys Peking Duck and Cream Shrimp.
– Wonyoung has many nicknames including “Giant Baby”, “God Baby”, “Wonyo”, “Baby Rabbit”, “Human Vitamin”, “Human Cherry”, and “Miss Vicky”.
– She loves beef and is nicknamed “Hanwoo Jang”.
– Among the members, Rei affectionately refers to her as “Princess.”
– Her stylist affectionately calls her “Good Girl.”
– According to Yujin, she is talented in imitating LeeSeo’s singing and rapping voice.
– Wonyoung’s experience in variety shows and as an MC makes her easily understand if the situation is genuine or is a hidden camera event.
– She is skilled in grilling beef.
– Despite not being a fast talker, she can effortlessly read and complete a script in a single breath within 20 seconds.
– She is fluent in English and learned it during her kindergarten years.
– She is not good at cooking.
– She has the ability to move her eyebrows up and down.
– She is skilled in playing the piano, violin, and flute.
– Wonyoung specializes in girl’s hip-hop dancing.
– She has the ability to wink 63 times in 30 seconds.
– She is an indoor person and loves to spend her time watching movies and dramas.
– Wonyoung is considered the “Aegyo Queen” among her group members.
– She has a high self-esteem and considers it her charm.
– She described herself in the keywords, confidence, freedom, sense and cuteness.
– Wonyoung won the “Best Couple Award” (with Park Sung-hoon) as an MC for the Music Bank at the KBS Entertainment Awards in 2021.
– She won the “Korea Youth Hope Award (Entertainment)” at the Korea Youth Hope Awards in 2022.
– In 2021, she was nominated as the “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2021”.
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