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YeoJin (Hangul: 여진)[1] is the fourth revealed member of LOONA as well as the maknae (youngest).

She was born as Im Yeo-Jin (Hangul: 임여진) on November 11, 2002, in Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea.

She debuted on January 4, 2017 as a member and subsequently released her solo single album YeoJin on January 16, 2017.

HistoryEdit

Early life (2002–2016)Edit

YeoJin was born on November 11, 2002, as the only child of her parents. She attended several schools during her childhood, including Seoul Changkyung Elementary School, Daegu Yongkye Elementary School, Dukhwa Middle School, Hansung Girls’ Middle School, Jeonghwa Girls’ Commercial High School, and finally School of Performing Arts Seoul, from which she is expected to graduate in 2021.

YeoJin was a student at Five Music & Dance Academy in Daegu, South Korea in mid-2016, performing dance covers of I.O.I’s “Pick Me” and Jessie J’s “Bang Bang”.[2][3]

YeoJin auditioned for BlockBerryCreative at the same time as HaSeul and Choerry. She auditioned with the songs “Into the New World” by Girls’ Generation and “Dolls” by 9Muses.

2017: Reveal, solo debutEdit

On January 4, 2017, the third “Who’s Next Girl?” teaser was released, and YeoJin was revealed as the fourth member of LOONA that same day. She released her solo single album YeoJin on January 16, 2017 and subsequently debuted as a member of LOONA.

YeoJin is the only member whose pre-debut single album contains more than two songs, and the only member to include a song not featuring herself on her debut single.

2018: School graduation, debut in LOONAEdit

YeoJin graduated from Hansung Girls’ Middle School on February 8, 2018.[4]

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

2019: First comeback, injury Edit

On February 19, 2019, LOONA released [X X], a repackage album of [+ +] featuring new title track “Butterfly”. On February 16, LOONA held a concert titled LOONAVERSE, during which they performed tracks from [X X]. During the intro of “favOriTe”, while members were lying in the dark on stage, YeoJin accidentally stepped on Yves, breaking the latter’s nose and injuring her own ankle.[5] YeoJin and Yves were unable to dance for the rest of the concert, although both provided vocals. YeoJin and Yves promoted with the rest of LOONA for the entirety of the “Butterfly” comeback; however, YeoJin could be seen with a cast on her leg as late as May 2019.

ProfileEdit

  • Stage Name: YeoJin (여진)
    • Japanese: ヨジン (Yojin)
  • Birth Name: Im Yeo-Jin (임여진, 林汝眞)
  • Name Meaning(s)
    • 林 (임/Im): “forest”[6]
    • 汝 (여/Yeo): “you”, “the name of water”[7]
    • 眞 (진/Jin): “truth”[8]
  • Nickname(s): Lentil Bean/Bean (렌틸콩/콩, Lentil Kong/Kong), Bun, Aromi (아로미), Jin (진), Super-Ultra-Cute-and-Sweet YeoJin (슈퍼 울트라 핑핑 퐁퐁 귀엽고 깜찍한 여진이, Syupeo Ulteura Pingping Pongpong Gwiyeopgo Kkamjjikan YeoJinie) (by herself)[9]
  • Birth date: November 11, 2002 (age 17)
  • Astrological sun sign: Scorpio
  • Chinese zodiac sign: Horse
  • Blood type: B
  • MBTI: ENFP[10]
  • Birth place: Suseong District, Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea
  • Current residence: LOOΠΔ Dormitory, Seoul, South Korea
  • Family: Parents (only child)
  • Body statistics: 155 cm (height), 40 kg (weight), 220~225mm (US 5/5.5, EU 35/36) (shoe size)[11]
  • Education: Seoul Changkyung Elementary School, Daegu Yongkye Elementary School, Dukhwa Middle School, Hansung Girls’ Middle School, Jeonghwa Girls’ Commercial High School, School of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Languages: Korean (fluent)
  • Position: Lead rapper, vocal
  • Instruments: Unknown
  • Hobbies: Laying down, sleeping, playing around
  • Likes: Sleeping and laying down, people around her, Orbits
  • Dislikes: Waking up in the morning, beans, school
  • Personality: Carefree, energetic, cute, comical, talkative

DiscographyEdit

Single albumsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Web DramaEdit

Year Name Channel/Platform Role
2017 Do You Remember the First Time We Met? Season 1 YouTube YeoJin (Minor)
Do You Remember the First Time We Met? Season 2 YouTube
2018 Do You Remember the First Time We Met? Season 3 YouTube

Music Video AppearancesEdit

Year Name Artist Role
2017 Everyday I Love You (feat. HaSeul)ViVi Minor
Love Cherry MotionChoerry Minor

TriviaEdit

  • YeoJin auditioned with the song called "Into the New World" by Girls' Generation.
  • YeoJin dorms with the members of ODD EYE CIRCLE (Kim Lip, JinSoul, Choerry) and LOONA 1/3 (HeeJin, HyunJin, HaSeul, ViVi).
  • YeoJin is the maknae in LOONA.
  • She is the shortest member in the group. (5 ft,0)
  • Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
  • She is represented by a frog and the color orange.
  • YeoJin is the fourth member to be revealed on January 2017.
  • She released her solo single "YeoJin" on January 16, 2017.
  • While she happens to represent the "/" in LOONA 1/3,[12][13][14] she is not a member of the sub-unit, being a sub-unit all by herself.[15]
  • One of her nicknames, as called by HaSeul, is 똥글이 ("ddonggeulee", roughly meaning "Roundy", as in a circle).
  • They also call her "Jjokomi" (cute way to say a small thing). [16]
  • Her role model is the Kpop girl group S.E.S.
  • She recited the poem ‘Adolescence’ by Park Sang Soo for her weekly poem 6.
  • YeoJin is the only member out of the whole group to not be in an official sub-unit.
  • According to her dorm mates, she is the loudest in the dorm.
  • Her mom and her aunt are twins.
  • Her father has muscular arms and work out a lot but still has a belly.
  • She met HaSeul and Choerry at her audition.
  • She raises pet snails. One of them, named 'Kilchi', passed away. It was red.
  • She has a moss ball named 'Marimo' (?)
  • She considers herself the group's troublemaker.
  • She'd go with LOONA on vacation to all the countries where they filmed music videos. As they were busy filming and never got a chance to get a detailed look in the surrounding areas, she said she would like to revisit. [16]
  • If she wasn't the maknae, she would want to be older than all other 11 members. [16]
  • Food preferences:
    • YeoJin doesn’t really like vegetables cucumber and carrots (vegetables that gives off smell).[17]
    • YeoJin can’t really handle spicy food.[17]
    • She doesn't really like cheese (because of the smell) and greasy food.
    • She can't eat salmon.[18]
    • At coffee shops she drinks choco lattes or ades (lemonade or strawberry ade) because she can't drink coffee.[18]
    • She likes caramel macarons and chocolate macarons.[18]
    • Cereals are some of her favorite snacks. She likes the cereal brands with the tiger.[18]
    • caramel, salt, or onion popcorn: caramel popcorn[18]
    • She drinks Coca Cola at the movies.[18]
    • YeoJin's favorite fruits: watermelon and grape[18]
    • She likes mint chocolate (ice cream flavor).
    • Her favorite Baskin Robbins flavors (her "picks") are "Mom is an Alien" (Puss in Boots) and "Cotton Candy Wonderland". [18]
      • "Mom is an Alien" is the name of the "Puss in Boots" flavor in South Korea.
      • "Cotton Candy Wonderland": "A sweet blend of purple, pink and yellow cotton candy flavored ice creams sprinkled with crackling cotton candy flavored clusters."
  • She pours milk first before cereals.[18]
  • She enjoys doing nail art, and she also do nail art for the other members.[18]
  • As of July 2019, she has around 11 piercings on her ears.[18]
  • YeoJin saw the lastest Aladdin movie with her parents at the theater.[18]
  • YeoJin only plays Pokemon, never computer games.[18]
  • She cooked HyunJin and HeeJin's CSAT lunch.
  • When she was in elementary school, she jumped on a frozen pond: the ice cracked and she fell into the water. The water was up to her neck. Her school let her go to home directly after and her mom scolded her.[19]
  • Her father was in a school band. She learned a bit of guitar from him but she gave up because her hands are too small to play chords That's also why she gave up learning piano. Her fingers won't just reach.[19]
  • She has the same MBTI as Choerry: ENFP[20]
  • Airpod name: used to be "YeoJin's beansprout" but Kim Lip changed it to "Kongkongie"[21]
  • (January 2020 VLIVE) YeoJin recently got her national ID card. Actually her parents have it: they didn't give it to her in fear that she'd lose it.[20][22]
  • YeoJin said she won't be getting a license. Her mom said the world would fall apart the day she got a license.[20][23]
  • According to herself:[24]
    • Hashtag: #LittleBean #Grandma
    • Team Position: Maknae, cutie-pie
    • Charming Point: Small body, small hands
    • Long-term Goals: The best girl group, LOONA
  • Her audition for Blockberry Creative:
    • Yeojin auditioned for BlockBerryCreative at the same time as HaSeul and Choerry.
    • Choerry prepared the same song as her, Younha's "Waiting".
    • Yeojin also prepared SNSD's "Into The New World"
    • As a dance song she prepared Nine Muses' "Dolls"

Songs recommendations Edit

  • As One - Want You, Resent You[25]
  • Baek A Yeon - Shouldn't Have...[24]
  • Baek A Yeon - So We Are [24][26]
  • BTS - 고민보다 고 (Go (Go Go))
  • Girls' Generation - 소녀시대 (Girls' Generation)[27]
  • Lee Hi - Scarecrow[25]
  • LOONA - Perfect Love [28]
  • Navi - I Love You [29]
  • ROTHY - Cloud (The Beauty Inside OST)[20]
  • TAEYEON - This Christmas[19]

Her explanations Edit

  • Lee Hi - Scarecrow. Yeojin favorite song. "YeoJin: "While I was attending an academy before starting as a trainee, this was the last song I learned. So it's the most memorable for me. I also sang it a few times at auditions."[25]

See alsoEdit

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

References Edit

  1. /jʌ̹ˈ.t͡ɕin/, YUH-jeen
  2. FIVE MUSIC AND DANCE “2016 대구 동성로축제 - I.O.I ‘pick me’ jessie J ‘Bang Bang’” YouTube. 2016.05.23
  3. FIVE MUSIC AND DANCE “대구댄스학원 서문시장 야시장 축하공연 - pick me & 뱅뱅” YouTube. 2016.06.28
  4. @yeojin_day “180208 졸업 축하해” Twitter. 2018.02.08
  5. Soompi “LOONA’s Agency Shares Update On Yves And Yeojin After Injuries At Concert” 2019.02.18
  6. Wiktionary. “”. Retrieved 2020.03.16. 
  7. NAVER dictionary. “”. Retrieved 2020.03.16. 
  8. Wiktionary. “”. Retrieved 2020.03.16. 
  9. KBS World “Idol Master - LOONA” @ 1:17. YouTube. 2018.09.28
  10. LOONA “Frequency of the Moon ep.13” VLIVE. 2020.01.09
  11. @ivytwts. 190314 fansign account. 2019.03.17
  12. LOONA TV #200
  13. BBC Official NAVER - Mix & Match announcement
  14. Official BBC NAVER graphic
  15. Celuv.tv - I'M Celuv 180917
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 (ENG) LOONA YeoJin [Star TMI]
  17. 17.0 17.1 Frequency of the Moon Ep.1
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 Orbit 1st Anniversary Chat Event (~27 July 2019)
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Frequency of the Moon Ep.8
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Frequency of the Moon Ep.13
  21. Airpod name
  22. ID Card
  23. Driving licence or nah
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 LOONA's Profile Rewrite - July 2019
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 LOONA Studio - Yeojin, Choerry, Chuu Hertz
  26. Lesson song
  27. Song recs - Chinese New Year 2019
  28. Song recs - Chuseok 2018
  29. Mu:fully questionnaire (Halloween 2019)

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