She was born as Wong Ka-Hei (Cantonese: 黃珈熙) on December 9, 1996 in Hong Kong, China.
She debuted on February 14, 2017 as a member and subsequently released her solo single album ViVi on April 17, 2017.
Early life (1993 6–2017)Edit
ViVi was born in Hong Kong in 1996 as the oldest of three siblings. She has a younger sister, born in 2000, and a younger brother, born in 2008. ViVi was inspired to pursue a career in Kpop after seeing music videos by BIGBANG and 2NE1. Starting around 2011, ViVi worked as a freelance model in Hong Kong under the name Viian Wong. She modeled for a variety of projects between 2011–2016, including a video tutorial for Blush Cosmetics, and as a PlayStation model at Asia Game Show 2012. ViVi also participated in a number of short YouTube skits, presumably with friends.
There is some uncertainty in regards to ViVi’s age. Officially, her birthdate is December 9, 1996. However, one photographer who worked with ViVi in 2012 gave her birthdate as December 9, 1993, albeit with no sources. If ViVi was born in 1996, she would have been fourteen in 2011 when her modeling career began, and seventeen if born in 1993. A leaked image from 2016 with the names of several Polaris-BlockBerry trainees, including HeeJin, HyunJin, Kim Lip, and JinSoul, appears to include ViVi under the name 비엔 (Bi-En, possibly Viian) with her age given as 24. If accurate, this would indicate her birthdate to be 1993 rather than 1996. Additionally, ViVi is reported to have been in Form/Secondary 5 (approx. Grade 11) in 2010, making her seventeen in 2010. BlockBerry Creative has maintained ViVi’s birthdate as 1996 since her debut.
ViVi most likely became a trainee under Polaris Entertainment/BlockBerry Creative in 2016. Like several other members of LOONA, she was initially a trainee under Polaris Entertainment who transferred over to BlockBerryCreative to participate in the LOONA project.
2017: Reveal, Debut in LOONA 1/3, solo debut, Woomanna, ViRryVesEdit
On February 12, ViVi was revealed as a member of the then-upcoming sub-unit LOONA 1/3. She is the only member of LOONA to not release a solo album prior to her inclusion in a sub-unit. She and LOONA 1/3 debuted with “Love & Live” on March 13.
On March 31, the fourth “Who’s Next Girl?” teaser was released, and ViVi was officially revealed as the fifth member of LOONA on April 5. On April 17, she released her solo single album ViVi, including title track “Everyday I Love You” featuring HaSeul, and B-side “Everyday I Need You” featuring JinSoul. ViVi was the only member of LOONA to feature other members on both of her solo tracks prior to the release of Olivia Hye.
From June 30 to July 23, ViVi starred in first season of the web drama Woomanna in a minor role as a waitress from overseas. She returned for the second season from August 23 to September 13 in a main role.
2018: Debut in LOONA Edit
On August 18, ViVi officially debuted as a member of LOONA with [+ +], featuring title track “Hi High”. Hong Kong-based news site HK01 reported on ViVi’s debut, criticizing her lack of lines and screen-time in lead single “favOriTe”.
- Stage Name: ViVi (비비)
- Japanese: ビビ (Bibi)
- Birth Name: Wong Ka-Hei (黃珈熙)
- Korean: 황가희 (Hwang Ga-Hee)
- Other Name(s): Viian Wong (비엔 웡), Hwang A-Ra (황아라/黃雅蓏)
- Name Meaning(s):
- Nickname(s): Pya Pya (퍄퍄), BB cream (비비 크림), Bi Way (비웨이) (by Yves) Ppi (삐), Hwang-unnie (왕언니),
- Birth date: December 9, 1996 (age 23)
- Possible alternate: December 9, 1993 (age 26)
- Astrological sun sign: Sagittarius
- Chinese zodiac sign: Rat (1996), Rooster (1993)
- Blood type: B
- Birth place: Hong Kong, China
- Current residence: LOONA Dormitory, Seoul, South Korea
- Family: Parents; younger brother and younger sister
- Body statistics: 160 cm (height), 225mm (5.5 US, 36 EU) (shoe size)
- Education: Catholic Ming Yuen Secondary School (天主教鳴遠中學)
- Languages: Cantonese (fluent), Korean (proficient), English
- Position: Undetermined
- LOONA 1/3: Sub-vocal, rapper
- LOONA: Sub-vocal, rapper
- Instruments: Unknown
- Hobbies: Watching movies, eating, traveling
- Likes: Chocolate cake, pretty things, massages
- Dislikes: Insects, extreme temperatures/weather, annoyances
- Personality: Carefree, teasing, sweet, reserved
- ViVi (2017)
|2017||Do You Remember The First Time We Met? Season 1||YouTube||ViVi (minor)|
|Do You Remember The First Time We Met? Season 2||ViVi (main)|
Music Video AppearancesEdit
- She is a part of LOONA's sub-unit, LOONA 1/3.
- ViVi's stage name is based on her modeling name, Viian Wong.
- One of her other possible stage names was Billion.
- She is the oldest in LOONA, also making her the oldest in LOONA 1/3.
- She sang a song by Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai for one of her auditions, but passed with the song "Choco Chip Cookies" by Gu Hara.
- Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
- ViVi practices her Korean a lot. HaSeul helps ViVi learn Korean the most (out of all of LOOПΔ's members).
- She likes chocolate cakes, tiramisu, sweet potatos, massages and everything pretty.
- She is represented by a deer and the color light pink.
- She is the fifth member to be revealed on February 14, 2017.
- She released her solo single ViVi on April 17, 2017.
- Although ViVi was introduced in February, she didn't release her pre-debut single album till April.
- ViVi's name in standard Mandarin is pronounced: Huáng Jiā Xī
- ViVi received the Korean name Hwang A-Ra (Hanja: 黃雅蓏; Hangul: 황아라) as a gift from HaSeul and her fellow members during the LOONA 1/3 one year anniversary V LIVE.
- She is the only member in LOONA 1/3 to use a stage name.
- Her favorite song is Valentine Girl.
- ViVi was the first member to go by a stage name in both LOONA and LOONA 1/3.
- Great food dish from Hong Kong she recommends: spicy crab
- She loves macarons. 
- Favorite macaron flavors: cheese flavor and chocolate, and cheese choco
- Favorite Korean food: "Bone hangover soup" [that she calls Hangover bone soup], fried chicken and cake 
- Kinds of movies she likes: scary movies, funny movies, or love movies, zombie movies
- According to herself: 
- Hashtag: #MyWay
- Team Position: Matnae [eldest, but like a maknae]
- Charming Point: Being expressive, A mindset that always takes on challenges
- Long-term Goals: LOONA being successful, LOONA being happy, having a concert in Hong Kong
Song recommendations & songs she likesEdit
Prefered style of music: She likes ballads and songs that makes her feel the singer's emotions.
- 10cm - Mattress
- Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios 
- Ariana Grande - thank u, next 
- Autumn Vacation - Sometimes I Madly Want to Hold You (가끔 미치도록 네가 안고 싶어질 때가 있어) 
- BTOB - Only One for Me 
- HaSeul - Let Me In 
- LOONA 1/3 - Sonatine 
- Paul Kim - Hey ( according to translator @Orrery_nim)
- For Chinese New Year (2019):
- Autumn Vacation - Sometimes I Madly Want to Hold You 
- Vivi: "As I'm busy working, oftentimes I miss my family far away and people who are precious to me. In each of those times, the members who comforted me, as well as this song, gave me strength and resonated with me."
- Autumn Vacation - Sometimes I Madly Want to Hold You 
- Songs she wants want Orbits to listen to:
- When you're being nagged:
- ↑ Official birthdate (NAVER result)
- ↑ Predebut height
- ↑ Daebak Jjang “(ENG) Show Champion Behind EP.106 Loona Cut” (@ 05:01) YouTube. 2018.09.07
- ↑ /viˈ.vi/, VEE-vee
- ↑ /wɔːŋ˩ kaː˥ hei˥/, wong GAH-HAY or KAH-HAY
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 loona-trans “I dreamed of being a Kpop star after watching Big Bang’s music video.” (Orig) Tumblr. 2017.03.12
- ↑ Kevin Law “Viian Wong” Flikr. 2011.10.15
- ↑ Blush HK “Makeup Tutorial for Work” YouTube. 2016.02.19
- ↑ PlayStation Asia “Asia Game Show 2012 - 1 minute highlight” @ 00:04, @00:29. YouTube. 2013.01.08
- ↑ Coco Cherry “男朋友𥄫女的方法&後果” YouTube. 2015.10.12
- ↑ Jony Wong Facebook post - 180214
- ↑ Ricky Tang “Viian Wong” Flikr. 2012.05.21
- ↑ Wikipedia “Catholic Ming Yuen Secondary School/Famous Alumni” Retrieved 2020.03.28
- ↑ Hong Kong International School “Grade Level Equivalent” Retrieved 2020.03.28
- ↑ loona-trans “LOONA 1/3 A 200 Character Mini Proﬁle” (Orig) Tumblr. 2017.03.16
- ↑ Wiktionary “黃” Retrieved 2020.03.28
- ↑ Wiktionary “珈” Retrieved 2020.03.28
- ↑ Wiktionary “熙” Retrieved 2020.03.28
- ↑ Wiktionary “雅” Retrieved 2020.03.28
- ↑ Wiktionary “蓏” Retrieved 2020.03.28
- ↑ @ivytwits. Fan account of 190314 fansign. Twitter. 2019.03.17
- ↑ hello82 “K-pop Stars Try In-N-Out” @ 19:13. YouTube. 2019.09.18
- ↑ LOONA Studio
- ↑ ViVi is gifted a Korean name
- ↑ Exclusive Interview
- ↑ Fact in Star TMI - ViVi
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 Orbit 1st Anniversary Chat Event
- ↑ LOONA's Profile rewrite
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 LOONA Studio - 1/3 Hertz (ENGSUB)
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 LOONA's Profile rewrite
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 TV Daily: Song recs - Chinese New Year
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 TV Daily: Song recs - When You’re Being Nagged
- ↑ Mu:fully questionnaire (Halloween 2019)
|HeeJin • HyunJin • HaSeul • ViVi|
|Characters||LOONA 1/3 : HeeJin • HyunJin • HaSeul • ViVi|
|Analysis||Love & Live • Sonatine • Love & Live 2.0|