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Jang Wonyoung (IVE) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Jang Wonyoung IVE

Jang Wonyoung (원영) is a South Korean singer, lyricist and a member of the girl group IVE under Starship Entertainment. She is a former member of IZ*ONE.

Jang Wonyoung (IVE) Profile

Stage NameJang Wonyoung (원영)
Birth NameJang Won Young (장원영)
OccupationSinger, Rapper, MC, Lyricist
BirthdayAugust 31, 2004
Active Years2018–present
Age19 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height173 cm (5’8″)
Blood TypeO

Jang Wonyoung (IVE) Facts:

Early Life

– Wonyoung was born in Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– She 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.

Personal Life

– Her representative emoji is the 🐰.
– Her English name is Vicky Jang.
– She is good at math and won three prizes in her elementary school math contest.
– 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.
– She 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 loves writing lyrics for songs. She first listens to the song at her home then she writes her own lyrics. (Billboard)
– She would like to switch her body with Gaeul. (ROULETTE INTERVIEW)
– She has an older sister named Da-ah Jung who is an actor under King Kong Entertainment.
– If she 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 her 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. (Harper’s Bazaar Korea)
– She prefers elegant style on herself. (W 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 doesn’t like it when her face gets swollen because she has big cheeks. (ALLURE KOREA)
– 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.


– 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 IZ*ONE on October 29, 2018.
– She was the tallest member in IZ*ONE.
– After joining Off The Record Entertainment as a member of Z*ONE, her parents announced that she would be homeschooled and left Yonggang Middle School.
– She participated as a lyricist for their  songs “Dreamlike” and “With*One” in 2020.
– She returned as a trainee in Starship Entertainment after IZ*ONE 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.
– 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 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.
– She 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.”
– She likes all-feather outfits because they are unique. (Cosmopolitan)
– Her favorite song style is dance.
– Her favorite TV dramas are “My Love from Another Star” and “Reply 1988.”
– 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.

Food Preferences

– 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.
– Her 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.
– She 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.

Social Media Handles
Instagram: for_everyoung10

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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