JYP's girl group, ITZY (있지), is set to release their upcoming album, Guess Who today, April 30. Wonder how these girls started their careers?
|Photo credit: ITZY official Facebook page|
If you're a newbie MIDZY (official fandom name of ITZY) or curious about them, here's a rundown of information about the group.
ITZY consists of Yeji (Hwang Ye-ji), Ryujin (Shin Ryu-jin), Lia (Choi Ji-soo), Chaeryeong (Lee Chae-ryeong), and Yuna (Shin Yu-na).
|Poster for their latest album, Guess Who? Photo credit: ITZY's official Facebook page|
Prior to ITZY, Chaeryeong was one of the contestants for the SBS competition show K-pop Star 3 in 2013. Then she joined the JYP survival show, Sixteen, in 2015. She failed to become one of the members of Twice.
From 2017 to 2018, Ryujin was a contestant on JTBC's survival show Mixnine and placed first for girls. She lost during the final competition to the boys' team. Yeji was eliminated in episode 5 of SBS's The Fan. With the exception of Lia, all members appeared in Mnet's reality show, Stray Kids, as a project group against the boy group Stray Kids in 2017.
Get to know ITZY!
|Yeji (Photo credit: Official Itzy's Facebook page)|
Yeji or Hwang Ye Ji (황예지) was born on May 26, 2000, in Jeonju, South Korea. She became a trainee in 2016 and then as ITZY's leader, main dancer, lead vocalist, and sub rapper.
|Lia (photo credit: ITZY's official Facebook page)|
Lia or Choi Ji Su (최지수) was born on July 21, 2000. According to an article by E! Online, she previously lived in Canada. She was an SM Ent trainee when she was 14 years old. Due to her parents' request to continue her studies, she pulled out until she moved back to Korea when she was 17.
|Yuna (Photo credit: ITZY's official Facebook page)|
The maknae (youngest) of the group, Yuna or Shin Yu Na (신유나) was born on December 9, 2003, in Suwon, South Korea. Did you know that she appeared in BTS' Love Yourself Highlight Reels in 2017?
|Chaeryeong (Photo credit: ITZY's official Facebook page)|
Chaeryeong or Lee Chae Ryeong (이채령) was born on June 5, 2001. She has an uncanny resemblance to IZ*ONE's Chaeyeon. It's because they are real sisters! She ranked 12th during JYP's Sixteen.
|Ryujin (Photo credit: ITZY's official Facebook page)|
Ryujin or Shin Ryu Jin (신류진) was born on April 17, 2001. Did you know that she also appeared in BTS' Love Yourself highlight reel as J-Hope and Jimin's pair? In 2017, she's one of the actresses in the movie, "The King."
Don't fail to stream ITZY's title track, “마.피.아. In the morning” today, 1PM KST