Choi Ye Na (Korean: 최예나; Japanese: チェイェナ; or simply Yena) is a South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper currently under Yue Hua Entertainment and Off The Record Entertainment. She is the main rapper of the project girl group IZ*ONE.


2018: Produce 48 and IZ*ONE

On May 11, 2018, she was revealed as a contestant on Produce 48, where she would be representing Yue Hua Entertainment. She ranked 4th overall, thus becoming a member of IZ*ONE.[2] The group officially debuted on October 29 with their first mini album Color*IZ.


Reality shows

Variety shows

Music video appearances

Writing credits

Year Artist Song Album Type
2020 IZ*ONE "With*One" Oneiric Diary Writing


  • Prior to debuting with IZ*ONE, she trained for 3 years and 5 months.[1]
  • Her hobby is games and watching movies alone.[1]
  • Her specialty is her lip's personal use (?).[1]
  • Her Produce 48 motto was "Yena; now born as a person of many talents", while her catchphrase was "I shall become a person like you've never seen before."[1]
  • Ye Na is a cancer survivor. She had childhood lymphoma. Her illness was so severe that doctors told her parents to give up. Due to her family's financial situation and medical costs, her parents never got the chance to have a honeymoon and went out every morning to sell gimbap. Due to this, she has an old tracheal tube scar visible on the lower front of her neck.[3]


Main article: Choi Ye Na/Gallery


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Choi Ye Na's Produce 48 Profile
  2. Produce 48: Episode 1-12
  3. IZ*ONE CHU: Episode 4
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