She was a former contestant on the first season of Produce 101.
She graduated from Seoul Chongmok Elementary School, Shin Mok-Jung Middle School, Kyungbok Girls’ High School and Baekseok Arts University.
2016-present: Produce 101, debut with gugudan, Sunny Girls, and gugudan SEMINA
Before debuting with gugudan, Nayoung was a contestant on the survival show Produce 101. She was eliminated in episode 11 with her final rank being #14. In April 2016, she was featured in VIXX's music video for "Dynamite".
On June 28, 2016, she debuted as a member of gugudan with the group's first mini album Act.1 The Little Mermaid.
- Produce 101 (2016) - contestant
Music video appearances
- She represents the number 4 within the group.
- Her nicknames are Naong-i (나옹이) and Apple Nayoung (애플나영).