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Yeji (Itzy) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Yeji ITZY
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Yeji (예지) is a South Korean singer and a member of the girl group “Itzy” under JYP Entertainment.

Yeji (Itzy) Profile

Stage NameYeji (예지)
Birth NameHwang Ye Ji (황예지)
OccupationSinger, Rapper, Dancer
BirthdayMay 26th, 2000
Active Years2015–present
Age23 (in May 2023)
Zodiac SignGemini
Height167 cm (5’6”)
Weight56 kg (101 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA

Yeji (Itzy) Facts:

Early Life

– Yeji was born in Seoul but raised in Jeonju, South Korea.
– She went to Jeonju Hwasan Elementary School and Geunyeong Middle School.
– She graduated from Jeonju Commercial Information High School.

Personal Life

– Yeji used to live with NMIXX’s Jinni for 3 years in the dorm.
– She has an older sister.
– She is the oldest member in Itzy but youngest member in her family.
– She performed Twice‘s “Like Ooh Ahh” during her audition.
– She had a stitch collection and gave it up in donation.
– She shares close relationships with former Wanna One member Lee Daehwi and Stray KidsBang Chan.
– She has a mole on her nose.
– She has a pet dog named Hongsam.
– – If she could only eat one thing for the rest of her life, she would choose meat. (Vanity Fair)
– She wants to learn to play the piano or guitar. (Vanity Fair)
– She always uses a Carmex’s lip balm before going to the salon in the morning.
– Her english name is Lucy Hwang.
– Yeji is the most searched Itzy member in both UK and USA Youtube in the first half of 2023.
– Her representative color is Yellow.
– Many fans have noted her resemblance to Stray Kids’ Hyunjin and (G)I-DLE‘s Yuqi.
– She is close with aespa’s Karina.
– If she could talk to her past self she would say “I’m so proud of you. You are so precious”. (J-14 Magazine)
– Both Yeji and Ryujin obtained their driving licenses for the “Not Shy” comeback.
– She got a Gucci bag from IU as a gift. (W Korea)
– She uses Iphone 14 Pro in space black color.

Career

– In 2018, she participated in SBS’ reality competition series “The Fan,” where she was referred to as “JYP’s Secret Weapon” by 2PM’s Junho. – However, she was eliminated in the fifth episode.
– Her journey with JYP Entertainment began in 2016 when she became a trainee.
– On January 20, 2019, it was announced that she would be joining JYP’s new girl group. She debuted as the leader and a member of ITZY on – February 12 of the same year, following two years of training.
– Yeji appeared in the first episode of the survival show “Stray Kids” in 2017.
– She made a cameo appearance in the tvN drama “Twenty Again” (2015).
– In 2022, she also collabed with American singer “Bebe Rexha” for the song “Break My Heart Myself” with Ryujin.
– In 2019, she ranked 86th on TC Candler’s 100 Most Beautiful Faces list.

Likes & Dislikes:

– Yeji hates crying.
– She used to hate dancing.
– She hates procrastination.
– She really likes peach scent.
– She likes to wear hats.
– Her favorite color is black.
– She really likes roses and bluish gypsophilia.
– She doesn’t like mushroom soup.
– She likes spring and autumn seasons.
– She likes to eat sweet fruits.
– She doesn’t like coffee.
– She really likes macha flavor.
– According to Ryujin, Yeji likes sauce alot and order lots of food.

Abilities:

– Yeji is fluent in Thai and has demonstrated her language skills in IDOL LEAGUE on April 23, 2020.
– She can play piano.
– She is said to be the best in catching bugs among all the ITZY members.
– She has a yellow belt in taekwondo.
She is the best at spinning among the members. (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– Her talents include rap, dance, and singing.

Personality & Hobbies:

– Yeji does nail art as hobby and really likes it.
– She watches dramas and writes diary.
– She said to have a quick temper.
– She is also very time committed.
– She is a light sleeper.

Illness:

– When she was around 8 years old (Korean age), she suffered from severe illnesses including pneumonia, osteomyelitis, and sepsis, all stemming from a cold and exacerbated by her Atopy. She underwent a year-long hospital stay and a minor procedure to recover.
– She has a condition called ‘Atopy,’ as revealed on January 24, 2020. (Solo V-Live)
– She has pollen allergy and sleeps with a humidifier.

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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