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JinSoul (Hangul: 진솔)[1] is the seventh revealed member of LOONA and a member of its second sub-unit, LOONA / ODD EYE CIRCLE.

She was born as Jung Jin-Sol (Hangul: 정진솔) on June 13, 1997 in Seoul, South Korea.

She debuted on June 13, 2017 as a member and subsequently released her solo single album JinSoul on June 26, 2017.

HistoryEdit

Early life (1997–2017)Edit

JinSoul was born on June 13, 1997, as the youngest of two siblings. She has one older brother. Although she claims to have had trouble studying, JinSoul at one point ranked 19th in math in her entire high school.[2] She initially wanted to pursue a university degree in science, but her mother convinced her to become a humanities major.[citation needed]

JinSoul was a student at BORN Star Training Center in 2014.[3] She performed a cover of Ailee’s “U&I”[4] and a medley of g.o.d songs[5] at their 12th annual concert. In September of 2014, she passed her audition for DSP Media and became a trainee there.[6]

JinSoul performed a cover of MAMAMOO’s “Um Oh Ah Yeh” in August 2015 while attending the Korean Entertainment Arts School.[7]

JinSoul auditioned for many agencies on her quest to become an idol. Despite finding multiple opportunities through street castings, none followed through.[8] However, sometime in 2016, JinSoul was contacted over Instagram by Polaris-BlockBerry, and became a trainee at Polaris Entertainment through Dream Vocal & Dance Academy.[9] She would later transfer to BlockBerry Creative and train to become a member of LOONA.

2017: “Everyday I Need You”, reveal, solo debut, Woomanna, ODD EYE CIRCLEEdit

JinSoul was first teased as a member of LOONA after featuring on ViVi’s “Everyday I Need You”, the B-side of her solo album.[10] Nicknamed the infamous “one-second-girl” for her brief cameo in the music video,[11] fans of the group went wild with speculation about JinSoul’s identity, since LOONA 1/3 was the only sub-unit at the time.[12][13]

It was assumed that JinSoul would be the next member of LOONA, revealed in a similar style as ViVi—first being featured in “Love & Live” and later having her solo release.[14] When the fifth “Who’s Next Girl?” teaser was released, most fans expected the girl to be JinSoul,[15] but were surprised when the member was revealed as Kim Lip.

About a month later, on June 8, the sixth “Who’s Next Girl?” teasers were posted: a blue and a black version, a first for LOONA and representative of JinSoul’s dual representative colors. On June 13, JinSoul was officially revealed as the seventh member of LOONA. Her single was released on June 26, 2017, with the title track “Singing in the Rain” quickly becoming LOONA’s most viewed music video at the time.[16]

JinSoul was featured in a small role on seasons 1 and 2 of the web drama Woomanna as a university student.

On August 29, 2017, JinSoul was revealed as a member of LOONA’s second sub-unit, ODD EYE CIRCLE.

2018: Debut in LOONA, Woomanna Edit

On August 20, JinSoul officially debuted as a member of the completed group LOONA. She and her members released the mini-album [+ +], along with title track “Hi High”.

From February to March of 2018, JinSoul starred alongside fellow ODD EYE CIRCLE members Kim Lip and Choerry in the third season of Woomanna. She played a university dance major who is cheated on by her boyfriend of six years.

ProfileEdit

  • Stage Name: JinSoul (진솔)
    • Japanese: ジンソル (Jinsoru)
  • Birth Name: Jung Jin-Sol (정진솔; 鄭眞率)
  • Name Meaning(s):
    • 鄭 (정/Jeong) is the name a former Chinese state and a common surname.[17]
    • 眞 (진/Jin): “truth”[18]
    • 率 (솔/Sol): “to lead”[19]
  • Nickname(s): Jindori (진도리), Jingolas (진골라스)[20], Bruni (브루니)
  • Birth date: June 13, 1997 (age 22)
  • Astrological sun sign: Gemini
  • Chinese zodiac sign: Ox
  • Blood type: B
  • MBTI: ISFJ[citation needed]
  • Birth place: Seoul, South Korea
  • Current residence: LOONA Dormitory, Seoul, South Korea
  • Family: Parents; one older brother
  • Body statistics: 164 cm (height), 47 kg (weight)
  • Education: Korean Entertainment Arts School, Hwikyung Girls’ High School, Kukje University of Arts (Practical Music major) (current)
  • Languages: Korean (fluent)
  • Position: Undetermined
    • ODD EYE CIRCLE: Lead (main) rapper, lead vocal[21]
    • LOONA: Main rapper, lead vocalist
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Hobbies: Building Gundam models, internet shopping
  • Likes: Eating good food, small talks, completing goals
  • Dislikes: Weight gain, hot weather, when people get worried about her
  • Personality: Confident, talkative, hard-working, optimistic, chic, worried

DiscographyEdit

Single albumsEdit

FeaturesEdit

FilmographyEdit

Web DramaEdit

Year Name Channel/Platform Role
2017 Do You Remember the First Time We Met? Season 1 YouTube Jung JinSoul (cameo)
Do You Remember the First Time We Met? Season 2 Jung JinSoul (minor)
2018 Do You Remember the First Time We Met? Season 3 Jung JinSoul (main)

Music Video AppearancesEdit

Year Name Artist Role
2017 Everyday I Need You (feat. JinSoul)ViVi Rapper
Love Cherry MotionChoerry Minor
2018 Egoist (feat. JinSoul)Olivia Hye Rapper

TriviaEdit

  • JinSoul auditioned for BlockBerryCreative/Polaris Entertainment with the song "If You Return", by Gummy.
  • She is closest to HyunJin and Choerry.
  • Some of JinSoul's favorite foods are Tteokmanduguk, dakbal (chicken feet), food with rice, makchang, gobchang, and tteokbokki.
  • She does not like carrots, eggplants, avocados, and coconuts.
  • She shares dorms with YeoJin and the rest of the members of ODD EYE CIRCLE (Kim Lip, Choerry).
  • Her role models are Miss A's Suzy and f(x)'s Krystal.
  • Her ideal type is a cute boy.
  • She is a Red Velvet fan (a ReVeluv). Her favorite member is Yeri.
  • She is the third oldest member in LOONA.
  • She is the oldest in the sub-unit ODD EYE CIRCLE.
  • Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
  • In the group, she is represented by a Siamese Fighting Fish (Also known as a Blue Betta Fish) and the color Blue.
  • Her second color is Black.
  • She was the seventh member to be revealed.
  • She released her solo single JinSoul on June 26, 2017.
  • A photo of her and ViVi filming was leaked before her reveal.[22]
  • She studied Piano for 9 years.
  • She is a former DSP trainee.[6]
  • She was very good at mathematics and ranked 19th in her entire school in the subject.
  • As a hobby she assembles Gundam models.
  • She is the only member of ODD EYE CIRCLE who uses her real name.
  • She got a scar between her eyebrows after falling off a table as a child.

See alsoEdit

Check out the gallery of JinSoul and her character in-universe!

ReferencesEdit

  1. /t͡ɕin.sʰo̞ɭˈ/, jeen-SOHL
  2. NewsAde “LOONA’s Teamwork Test” @ 00:53. YouTube. 2018.09.10
  3. BORN Star “Debuted Students/Jung JinSoul” (alternate) 2017.10.26
  4. BORN Star Sinsa Campus “보컬학원 본스타트레이닝센터 대중가수과 12기 정기공연영상 (Vocal Academy BORN Star Training Center 12th Annual Performance Video)” (YouTube) (black shorts) Pandora.tv. 2014.12.10
  5. BORN Star Sinsa Campus “보컬학원 본스타트레이닝센터 대중가수과 12기 정기공연영상 (Vocal Academy BORN Star Training Center 12th Annual Performance Video)” (YouTube) (center back) Pandora.tv. 2014.12.10
  6. 6.0 6.1 BORN Star Training Center “카라 소속인 DSP미디어 오디션에서 본스타 보컬과정, 정진솔, 유채운, 임정웅 수강생이 합격했습니다. 축하합니다!!” Facebook. 2014.09.18
  7. 한국연예예술학교 제3회 정기공연 (Korean Entertainment Arts School Third Annual Concert)” (long-sleeve shirt) YouTube. 2015.08.23
  8. Glasby, Taylor “The all-girl K-pop group with a unique coming together story” Dazed Digital. 2017.11.06
  9. Dream Vocal & Dance Academy Accepted Trainee List 2016 (Korean); fourth from bottom
  10. LOONA (@loonatheworld) “Who is #JinSoul ?” Twitter. 2017.04.13
  11. loonatheworld “LOONA TV #144” YouTube. 2017.06.27
  12. u/45gudan “When ‘Everyday I Love You’ MV reaches 300k views, ‘Everyday I Need You’ MV will be released and JinSoul will be revealed” Reddit. 2017.04.16
  13. u/balloon_wanted “ViVi (LOOΠΔ) - Everyday I Need You (Feat. JinSoul)” Reddit. 2017.05.13
  14. Minami “WHO IS JINSOUL!?” LOONA Amino. 2017.04.12
  15. u/tastetherainbeau “(Image Teaser) LOOΠΔ Who’s Next Girl? 2017.05.15” Reddit. 2017.05.11
  16. jackie “LOOΠΔ Jinsoul is finally here!” LOONA Amino. 2017.06.26
  17. Wiktionary “” Retrieved 2020.03.29
  18. Wiktionary “” Retrieved 2020.03.29
  19. Wiktionary “” Retrieved 2020.03.29
  20. loonatheworld “LOONA TV #153” YouTube. 2017.07.08
  21. Fact iN Star “This month's girl is so sweet and lovable visual makes me crazy” @ 10:08. YouTube. 2017.11.17
  22. Filming for "Everyday I Need You" JinSoul with ViVi leaked

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