JYP Entertainment has just debuted their brand new girl group called ITZY (있지).

Rumoured to debut in mid-February and follow in the footsteps of miss A and TWICE, ITZY (pronounced IT-ZEE) indicates that these girls have everything you want. The group’s name also means “to have” in Korean.

ITZY
Source: JYP

The Korean talent agency recently released a 70-second teaser video titled “Prologue Film: ITZY? ITZY!” on YouTube. As of time of writing (Wednesday morning, 23rd January), the clip has since garnered 3.7 million views. It’s interesting to note that the clip already has 8300 dislikes.

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Still, many K-pop fans are intrigued; some even proclaiming who their bias are. The brief visual presents ITZY in an ensemble of sassy, girl crush aesthetics with glam athleisure looks, power poses, and weapons as props. The new act features 5 members: Yuna, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, Lia, and Yeji. Get to know them better here:

1. ChaeRyeong

  • Stage Name: Chaeryeong (채령)
  • Birth Name: Lee Chaeryeong (이채령)
  • Possible Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Rapper
  • Birthday: 5th June 2001
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Snake
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Blood Type: B
  • Nationality: Korean
  • She became a trainee in 2014.
  • She’s IZ*ONE‘s Chaeyeon‘s sister. She also has a younger sister named Chaemin.
  • Her nickname is “Chocolate Holic”.
  • She was a contestant on JYP’s “SIXTEEN” when she was 14 (Ranked #12).
  • She was a contestant on “K-pop Star 3” when she was 11.

2. Yeji

  • Stage Name: Yeji (예지)
  • Birth Name: Hwang Yeji (황예지)
  • Possible Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
  • Birthday: 26th May 2000
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dragon
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Nationality: Korean
  • She became a trainee in 2015, so she trained for 3 years.
  • She made a cameo at “Twenty Again” Ep8 (2015).
  • She appeared in Stray Kids‘ “Survival Show” Ep1 (2017).
  • She was a contestant on “SBS The Fan” (Eliminated in Ep5) (2018).

3. Lia

  • Stage Name: Lia (리아)
  • Birth Name: Choi Jisu (최지수)
  • Possible Position: Vocalist
  • Birthday: 21st July 2000
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dragon
  • Nationality: Korean
  • She was a trainee for more than 2 years.
  • A former SM Ent. trainee.
  • Attends an International School and can speak English.

4. Ryujin

  • Stage Name: Ryujin (류진)
  • Birth Name: Shin Ryujin (신류진)
  • Possible Position: Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist
  • Birthday: 17th April 2001
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Snake
  • Nationality: Korean
  • She was a trainee for 4 years.
  • She starred in BTS‘ “Love Yourself” Highlight Reel (She was J-Hope and Jimin‘s pair).
  • She was an actress in the movie “The King” (2017).
  • She appeared on Stray Kids’ Survival Show Ep1 (2017).
  • She was a contestant on YG’s MIXNINE (Ranked #1).
  • Yang Hyun Suk offered her to join YG, but she decided to stay at JYP.

5. Yuna

  • Stage Name: Yuna (유나)
  • Birth Name: Shin Yuna (신유나)
  • Possible Position: Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
  • Birthday: 9th December 2003
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Goat
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Nationality: Korean
  • She trained for 3 years.
  • She also appeared in BTS‘ Highlight Reels (She was Jungkook‘s pair) (2017).

Sources: K-profiles, All K-pop.

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