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Yujin (유진) is a South Korean singer, model and MC under Starship Entertainment. She is the leader of the girl group IVE and a former member of the project girl group IZ*ONE.

Career

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 5th place, thus becoming a member of IZ*ONE.[1] The group officially debuted on October 29 with the mini album Color*IZ.

On April 29, 2021, IZ*ONE disbanded after their special contract was concluded. Then, Yujin returned to Starship as a trainee.

2021: Inkigayo, debut with IVE

On February 18, 2021, it was announced that Yujin would become the new MC for Inkigayo, replacing Naeun of APRIL.[2] She made her first appearance as an MC, alongside TREASURE's Jihoon and NCT's Sungchan, on March 7.

Due to her recent contraction of COVID-19, she was absent as an MC during the September 5th broadcast of Inkigayo. After fully recovering and taking time to rest, she made her return to the show more than a month later on October 24.

On August 22, Star News reported that Yujin and fellow IZ*ONE member Jang Won Young 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.[3]

On November 2, following the official reveal of the girl group, an article was published on Naver confirming that Yujin will be making her re-debut in IVE.[4] The group debuted on December 1, 2021 with the single album "Eleven".

Personal life

Health

On August 29, 2021, Starship Entertainment shared that Yujin and labelmate Wonyoung had been in contact with a staff member who had tested positive for COVID-19 and had received tests immediately. Yujin's test at the time had come back negative, however as a preemptive measure all her scheduled activities were halted and she went into self-quarantine.[5]

On September 4, 2021, while voluntarily using self-testing to test herself in self-quarantine, she began to show symptoms of a sore throat and fever. After receiving tests from health authorities, it was revealed that she had sadly contracted COVID-19. On September 16, Starship once again revealed that Yujin was deemed fully recovered and left isolation; hoping to rest for a short period of time after her recovery.[6]

Filmography

Reality shows

Variety shows

Music shows

Music video appearances

Writing credits

Artist Song Album Type
2020
IZ*ONE "With*One" Oneiric Diary Writing

Endorsements

  • Acuvue Vita (2017-2019)
  • Clearteen (with ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo) (2017)
  • Gatorade (2018)
  • Pepsi (2021)
  • The Volon (2021)
  • Burberry Beauty (2021)
  • MEGAPASS (2021)

Trivia

  • Prior to debuting with IZ*ONE, she trained for 1 year and 4 months.[7]
  • Her hobby is shopping around in Gangnam.[7]
  • Her specialties are dancing hip hop and playing the piano.[7]
  • Motto : "Your efforts will never betray you."[7]
  • Her nicknames are An Daengdaeng (안댕댕) and An Yuding (안유딩).[7]
  • She doesn’t like vegetables.[7]
  • She once took part in the relay race that happened on her school's sports day. Her team won the first place.[7]
  • Her childhood dream was to become an elementary school teacher.[7]

Gallery

Main article: Yujin (IVE)/Gallery

References

Official links

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