For other people known as 'Karina', see Karina.

Karina (카리나) is a South Korean singer under SM Entertainment. She is the leader of the girl group aespa.


2020: Debut with aespa

On October 27, she was revealed as the second member of aespa.[1][2] The group debuted on November 17 with the digital single "Black Mamba".


Music video appearances


  • In addition to appearing in the music video, Karina was also a backup dancer for Taemin's "Want" promotional stages.[3]
  • She was a trainee for four years.[3]
  • Karina is a fan of IU and f(x).[3]
  • She was an ulzzang before becoming a trainee.[3]
  • In the group, her representative symbol is a heart. Her representative animal is a whale.[4]
  • Her favorite color is blue.[5]
  • Her favorite season is spring.[5]
  • When Karina first met Ningning, she thought she was older and so she used formal language for 3 weeks.[5]



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