Jang Wonyoung (장원영; or simply Wonyoung) is a South Korean singer, lyricist and rapper under Starship Entertainment. She is a member of the girl group IVE and a former member of the project girl group IZ*ONE.
2018-2021: Produce 48, IZ*ONE
On May 11, 2018, she was revealed to be a contestant on Produce 48 as a trainee representing Starship Entertainment. On August 30, she finished the competition in 1st place, thus becoming a member of IZ*ONE as the center and face of the group. The group officially debuted on October 29, 2018 with the mini album Color*IZ and its title track, "La Vie En Rose".
On April 29, 2021, IZ*ONE disbanded after their special contract was concluded. Then, Wonyoung returned to Starship as a trainee.
2021: Debut with IVE, Music Bank
On August 22, 2021, Star News reported that Wonyoung and fellow IZ*ONE member Yujin would be members in Starship's upcoming girl group, set to debut in the second half of the year. Starship confirmed the plans, but did not share if the two would be part of the group.
On September 27, it was announced that she and ENHYPEN's Sunghoon had become the new MC of Music Bank and her first broadcast taking place on October 8 replacing OH MY GIRL's Arin and TXT's Soobin as the previous MCs.
On November 2, following the official reveal of the girl group, an article was published on Naver confirming that Wonyoung will be making her re-debut in IVE. The group debuted on December 1, 2021 with the single album "Eleven".
2022: "Blue & Black"
On June 6, 2022, it was announced that members of IVE, OH MY GIRL, and CRAVITY would collaborate for a digital single that would be released as part of Starship Entertainment's ongoing collaboration project with Pepsi. That same day, the members of said groups that would be participating were revealed, including Wonyoung. The collaborative single, titled "Blue & Black", was released on June 28.
On August 29, 2021, Starship Entertainment shared that Wonyoung, along with labelmate Yujin, had been in contact with a staff member who had tested positive for COVID-19 and had received tests immediately. While Yujin had tested negative at the time, Wonyoung unfortunately tested positive after receiving her test.
On September 10, Starship announced that Wonyoung was deemed fully recovered and left the treatment center, which she had previously been admitted to for her recovery; looking to rest in order to assure that her activities were not affected.
- "Hitsuzensei" (with AKB48; as a part of IZ4648) (2019)
- "Blue & Black" (with Hyojung, Arin, Leeseo, Serim & Jungmo) (2022)
- Produce 48 (Mnet, 2018) - contestant
- IZ*ONE CHU (Mnet, 2018)
Music video appearances
- All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.
In 2018, Jang Wonyoung was a model for the Pepsi X YDDP collaboration. On July 27, 2021, Innisfree announced that they selected Jang Wonyoung as the new muse for the brand. On October 12, 2021, Kirsh revealed that they have chosen Wonyoung as their brand ambassador. In the December issue of Harper's Bazaar Korea, it was revealed that she is the new brand ambassador for Miu Miu. On May 20, 2022, Jang Wonyoung was announced as the new model for SK Telecom. On July 18, 2022, Gospheres, a golf clothing brand, announced that they have selected Jang Wonyoung as their new ambassador. On July 21, 2022, HapaKristin announced that selected Jang Wonyoung as their new global model.
- Pepsi x YDDP (2018)
- Dior Beauty (2018)
- Miu Miu (2021)
- Pepsi Zero:Attitude (2021)
- Laura Mercier (2021)
- Chaumet (2021)
- Innisfree (2021)
- Kirsh (2021)
- Bvlgari (2022)
- SK Telecom (2022
- Gospheres (2022)
- Hapa Kristin (2022)
- Prior to debuting with IZ*ONE, she trained with Starship Entertainment for 1 year and 2 months.
- Her hobby is playing with her older sister.
- Her specialty is girl's hip hop.
- Her Produce 48 motto was "Starship's Jang Won Young, please love me lots… ♡", while her catchphrase was "Fall for me and Wang Ke >_<".
- She can speak English as she learned the language when she was in Kindergarten.
- She was nominated for "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2021".
- Wonyoung was scouted while attending her older sister's graduation ceremony.
- She loves pineapple on pizza and mint chocolate ice cream.
- Main article: Jang Wonyoung/Gallery