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Handong (한동) is a Chinese singer under Dreamcatcher Company. She is a member of the girl group Dreamcatcher.

Career

2016–2017: Debut with Dreamcatcher

On December 1, 2016, Handong was revealed as the sixth member of Dreamcatcher.[1] The group officially debuted on January 13, 2017 with their first single album "Nightmare".

2019–2020: Idol Producer

On August 30, 2019, Dreamcatcher Company announced Handong's absence from Dreamcatcher's European leg of their Invitation From Nightmare City concert tour due to scheduling conflicts.[2] Fans started speculating Handong's absence was due to filming for the Chinese survival show Idol Producer.

On October 15, 2019, Handong's participation in Youth With You 2 was confirmed after video snippets of her audition were released.[3]

On February 4, 2020, Dreamcatcher Company posted a notice through the group's fancafe announcing that Handong will be unable to participate in promotions for Dreamcatcher's first full-length Korean album Dystopia : The Tree of Language due to her current schedules in China.[4]

On May 2, 2020, in episode 16, she was eliminated from the survival show after ranking 56th place.[5]

2020: Chinese solo debut with "Dawn"

On October 17, it was announced via Weibo that she would release her first solo single, "Dawn", on October 20.[6]

Discography

Chinese

Digital singles

Filmography

Reality shows

Writing credits

Artist Song Album Type
2020
Herself "Dawn (曙光)" "Dawn" Writing

Trivia

  • When auditioning for Happyface Entertainment, she sang Taeyeon's "If".[7]
  • Her role model is Taeyeon.[8]
  • She was encouraged to audition in Korea by her professor.[8]
  • During Dreamcatcher's Nightmare Series, each member represented a specific nightmare or fear. Handong's representative fear was the fear of being watched.[9]
  • She has a shy personality.[7]
  • One of her nicknames is DongDong.[7]
  • Her favorite foods are choco pies, sausages, and mangoes.[7]
  • She appeared in her high school's production of the musical Les Miserables.[8]
  • She took opera and acting lessons in the past.[8]

Gallery

Main article: Handong/Gallery

References

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