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Ningning (Korean: 닝닝; Chinese: 宁宁) is a Chinese singer under SM Entertainment. She is the maknae of the girl group aespa.


2016–2017: SMROOKIES

On September 19, 2016, Ningning was revealed as a new member of the trainee team SMROOKIES, alongside Yiyang.[2]

In September 2016, she was part of the "Who's the best?" segment of My SMT along with fellow rookies Koeun, Hina, and Yiyang. Later in 2017-2018, she along with actress Park Jung Yeon, Koeun and Hina sang several OST for the MBC animated series Shining Star.

2020: Debut with aespa

On October 29, 2020, Ningning was revealed as the third member of aespa.[3] The group debuted on November 17 with the digital single "Black Mamba".





Survival shows

  • Let's Sing Kids 3 (HunanTV, 2015) - contestant

Web shows

  • MY SMT (YouTube, 2016)


  • Upon her reveal, fans said she resembled Weki Meki's Doyeon and TWICE's Nayeon.[4]
  • Her favorite group is NCT.[4]
  • Ningning was a trainee for four years.[4]
  • Her favorite school subject is art.[4]
  • She was nominated for "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2020".[5]
  • In the group, her representative symbol is a butterfly and her representative animal is a tiger.[6]
  • Her favorite season is spring.[7]
  • Her favorite colors are red, yellow, and pink.
  • Bilingual in Chinese and Korean.
  • She can play the piano.
  • Her fans are called "Ningmengs" which means lemon in Mandarin.
  • She has two tattoos.[8]
  • Her MBTI personality type is ENFP.[9]
  • She considers herself as aespa's baby.[10]
  • She is friends with NCT's Chenle and IVE's Yujin.[11][12]
  • She is an only child.[13]


Main article: Ningning/Gallery