Jeon Hee-Jin, popularly known as HeeJin, was born on October 19, 2000. She was the first revealed member of the girl group LOONA and a member of its initial sub-unit, LOONA 1/3. In the group, HeeJin holds the positions of dancer, vocalist, rapper, visual, and center. She joined the group on September 26, 2016, and her solo single album “HeeJin” was released on October 5, 2016. We’d like to honor this starlet on her special day.
Jeon Hee-Jin was born in Daejeon, South Korea, on October 19, 2000. She is the youngest of three girls in her family. In Chungnam, South Korea, she attended Incheon Hambak Elementary School and Saint Paul Girls’ Middle School. She spent a month in Brazil at some time during her childhood. When HeeJin was in middle school, she wanted to be a singer. Both her sisters had similar dreams at one point, but they didn’t pursue them. Hee-Jin has said that one of the reasons she became a singer was to fulfill both her sisters’ dreams. She regards them as her most ardent supporters.
HeeJin traveled long distances to attend a dance academy, pursuing her dreams. After she was rejected from 20 separate auditions, her father lost faith in her becoming a singer. But in 2015, she was cast as a trainee by BlockBerryCreative through social media. She went through a year of training before she was chosen as the first member of the agency’s then-forthcoming female group. On September 25, 2016, a video teaser named “LOONA’s 1st Member ‘HeeJin’ SeoulTeaser” with promotional posters of HeeJin on the streets of Seoul was posted on YouTube. She debuted as a member of the girl group LOONA after releasing her solo single album “HeeJin” on October 5, 2016. On October 2, a video teaser titled “Paris” was published on YouTube to promote the acoustic mix of “ViViD,” which features HeeJin and was shot in Paris.
On November 10, 2016, HeeJin appeared in an alternate version of HyunJin’s “Around You” music video. She also collaborated with HyunJin on the song ‘I’ll Be There,’ which was featured on HyunJin’s debut single. On December 15, HeeJin, HyunJin, and HaSeul released ‘The Carol’ as a tune on HaSeul’s debut single. HeeJin is the only member who does not have a “Who’s Next Girl?” teaser image; as the first member, she did not need one. On August 20, 2018, she made her debut as a member of LOONA with the release of their first mini-album, “++.” Hee-Jin, along with many other idols, performed as a pitcher in a clip for M.B.C.’s “2019 Idol Star Athletics Championships — Chuseok Special” on September 4.
She joins the group as its first member on September 26.
“HeeJin,” a self-named album, is her first single album and the first part of the group's pre-debut project.
HeeJin makes her first cameo appearance in HyunJin’s “Around You.”
She makes an appearance in J.T.B.C.’s “Mixnine.”
HeeJin features in BEN's music video “Bad.”
Why We Love Jeon Hee-Jin
She wants to inspire others
Jeon Hee-Jin's goal is for LOONA to become the best girl group in Korea. She is looking to become a singer that others can look up to.
She is determined
In pursuit of her goals, HeeJin traveled long distances to attend a dance academy. Despite the fact that her father discouraged her from continuing to pursue her dreams after she was rejected at 20 different auditions, she remained resolute.
She represents her group well
HeeJin has a unique place as the first member of her group. Also, in October 2017, alongside fellow members HyunJin and HaSeul, she became a contestant on the survival show “MIXNINE,” representing their agency and group.
5 Surprising Facts
She speaks Japanese
Although she is South Korean, she speaks Japanese fluently.
She is a talented mimic
HeeJin is a talented mimic and is especially good at imitating the way Kim Gowon eats.
Our favorite singer is allergic to fur.
HeeJin’s eyebrows are sort of gray.
She has an interesting fear
Surprisingly, HeeJin is afraid of pigeons.
Jeon Hee-Jin FAQs
Who is Jeon Hee-Jin's best friend?
Her best LOONA friend is HyunJin.
What is HeeJin’s eye color?
She has black eyes and dark brown wavy hair.
Is HeeJin half American?
She is only partially Korean. Her grandmother is Russian.
Jeon Hee-Jin’s birthday dates