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


2019: Pre-debut

In February 2019, Karina appeared in Taemin's "Want" music video and also acted as backup dancer for the song's promotional stages.[1]

2020: Debut with aespa

On October 28, 2020, Karina was revealed as the second member of aespa.[2][3] The group debuted on November 17 with the digital single "Black Mamba".


Music video appearances


  • She was a trainee for four years.[1]
  • Karina is a fan of IU and f(x).[1]
  • She mentioned Girls' Generation as her role model.[4]
  • She was an ulzzang before becoming a trainee.[1]
  • In the group, her representative symbol is a heart. Her representative animal is a whale.[5]
  • Her favorite color is blue.[6]
  • Her favorite season is spring.[6]
  • When Karina first met Ningning, she thought she was older and so she used formal language for 3 weeks.[6]


Main article: Karina (aespa)/Gallery


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