ITZY members profile: ages, names, positions, birthdays

ITZY members profile: ages, names, positions, birthdays

In their first year of debuting, their two major hits sent the rookie girl group, ITZY, rising to the top at incredible speed. Now, ITZY members are one of the It-girls of South Korean pop. Just how did five talented girls, who are not even in their 20s, have this impact on the world of K-pop?

ITZY members

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ITZY debuted on February 11, 2019, with their song and music video Dalla Dalla. In just 24 hours, the YouTube video hit 13 million view mark, which set a new record for a K-pop debut.

What does 'ITZY' mean?

The group's name, ITZY, pronounced as IT-ZEE and written as (있지) in Korean means 'to have'. The meaning behind the girl group's name is that they have everything fans want.

Each ITZY members position holds a significant role in the group, they strive to give their fanbase, called MIDZY, all they look for in an idol group.

MIDZY comes from the Korean word 'Midji' which means belief or trust. It adapted the spelling from 'ITZY'. The group's logo adorably expresses "ITZY trusts or only believes in MIDZY."

ITZY members profile summary

From ITZY members birthday to their height and ages, here is everything fans need to know about the K-pop superstars.

Yeji

Itzy members profile

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  • Name: Hwang Yeji (황예지)
  • English name: Lucy Hwang
  • Birthday: May 26, 2000
  • Birthplace: Jeonju, South Korea
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Leader, rapper, lead vocalist, main dancer
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 168 cm

Facts about Yeji

  • She became a JYP trainee in 2015 and auditioned with Like Ooh-Ahh by Twice.
  • Before debuting, she was on Stray Kids‘ Survival Show EP1 in 2017.
  • In 2015, Yeji had a cameo in the 8th episode of the Korean drama series Twenty Again.
  • During her childhood, she faced a critical sickness.
  • Because of her sickness, she was in the hospital for almost a year.
  • ITZY members Ryujin and Yeji are roommates.
  • She is close friends with Lee Daehwi from Wanna One.
  • Yeji was called JYP's Secret Weapon by 2PM's Junho.

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Ryujin

itzy members ryujin

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  • Name: Shin Ryu Jin (신류진)
  • English name: Joanne Shin
  • Birthday: April 17, 2001
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Center, main rapper, vocalist, lead dancer
  • Blood type: B
  • Height: 165 cm

Facts about Ryujin

  • She is the girl crush of the group.
  • She was J-Hope and Jimin's pair in BTS' Love Yourself Highlight Reel.
  • Before debuting, she had a role in the film The King (2017).
  • Ryujin is a cat mom. She owns two cats named Byullie and Dallie.
  • She was a contestant on JTBC's Mixnine (믹스나인).
  • Her favorite movie is Perks of Being a Wallflower.
  • Ryujin was scouted by JYP when she was at a GOT7 fan meeting.
  • When she was on Mixnine, YG Entertainment's Yang Hyun Suk expressed that he wanted to steal her from JYP agency.

Lia

Itzy members

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  • Name: Choi Jisu (최지수)
  • English name: Julia Choi
  • Birthday: July 21, 2000
  • Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Main vocalist, rapper
  • Blood type: AB
  • Height: 163 cm

Facts about Lia

  • Her stage name, Lia, comes from the English name that her Aunt gave her, Julia.
  • ITZY members Lia and Yeji are the oldest in the group as they are both born in 2000.
  • Before their debut, she attended Dream Vocal Academy for vocal training.
  • She is a graduate of Seoul’s School of Performing Arts.
  • Among the members of ITZY, she is the only one that can speak English fluently because she used to live in Canada.
  • Lia became a JYP trainee when she was 17 years old.
  • She was a former trainee of SM Entertainment when she was 14 years old. However, she left because of her parents' opposition.
  • ITZY members Chaeryeong and Lia share a close friendship. Lia expressed that she is most comfortable with Chaeryeong.

Chaeryeong

Itzy members chaeryoung

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  • Name: Lee Chaeryeong (이채령)
  • English name: Judy Lee
  • Birthday: June 05, 2001
  • Birthplace: YongIn, South Korea
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Main dancer, rapper, vocalist
  • Blood type: B
  • Height: 168 cm

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Facts about Chaeryeong

  • When it comes to ITZY members nicknames, hers is 'Chocolate Holic'.
  • Her older sister, Chaeyeon, is a member of girl group IZ*ONE. She has another sister, Chaemin, who is younger.
  • One of her habits is touching her hair.
  • Aside from her talent in dancing, she can compose and write music.
  • Within the group, she is the member that gets scared easily.
  • Before debuting as an official ITZY member, she was on JYP's Sixteen, the reality talent hunt which gave birth to one of South Korea's top girl groups, Twice. At the time, she was only 14 years old.
  • She is the only one with her own room in the dormitory.
  • When she was just 11 years old, she was a contestant on Survival Audition K-Pop Star Season 3, along with her sister.

Yuna

Itzy members yuna

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  • Name: Shin Yuna (신유나)
  • English name: Hussey Shin
  • Birthday: December 09, 2003
  • Birthplace: Suwon, South Korea
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Visual, vocalist, lead dancer, lead rapper
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 172 cm

Facts about Yuna

  • Yuna was BTS Jungkook's pair in the 2017 Love Yourself Highlight Reel.
  • During her trainee days, she used to wear braces.
  • ITZY members Yuna and Lia are roommates.
  • Yuna is a highschool student at Hanlim Multi Art School.
  • Her visuals are similar to Twice's Tzuyu and PRISTIN's Kyulkyung.
  • When it comes to the ITZY members ages, Yuna is the youngest.
  • Ironically, even when she's the youngest, she is the tallest when it comes to the ITZY members height.
  • A JYP agent scouted Yuna when she was at the 2015 KBS Song Festival. She tagged along with her sister, who was a BTOB fan.

ITZY's discography

  • IT’z Different (debut digital single)

Release: February 12, 2019

  1. Dalla Dalla
  2. Want It?
  • IT’z Icy (mini-album)

Release: July 29, 2019

  1. Icy
  2. Cherry
  3. IT’z Summer
  4. Dalla Dalla (DallasK Remix)
  5. Want It (Imad Royal Remix)

From Dalla Dalla to Icy, ITZY members have shown they have what it takes to make it big in the world of K-pop. 2020 marks their debut anniversary, and from there, fans have so much more to look forward to from these fiery hot yet Icy girls.

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