Yoo Jeong-yeon, known professionally as Jeongyeon, was born on November 1, 1996. She joined J.Y.P. Entertainment and officially became a member of the South Korean band Twice in 2015. The band released seven albums and went on eight tours. Twice is one of the most popular girl groups worldwide and has won countless accolades for their music. The choreography to their songs ‘Cheer Up,’ ‘Signal,’ and ‘What is Love?’ went viral on social media, with many fans and celebrities recreating them.
November 1, 1996
Yoo Jeong-yeon, known professionally as Jeongyeon, was born in Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea, on November 1, 1996. Her father worked as a chef for the former president of South Korea, Kim Dae-jung. She has two older sisters. She became interested in singing and dancing from a young age and honed her skills throughout her childhood. She failed her audition for the Korean record label, J.Y.P. Entertainment, but continued auditioning for the agency. She later started going by the name Jeongyeon. After training continuously, she finally passed an open audition in 2010.
In 2015, Jeongyeon joined the T.V. show “Sixteen,” a reality show in which the contestants are tested for their singing, dancing, personality, and charisma. The winners are chosen to be part of girl groups. The show ended with Jeongyeon being selected with eight other girls to be members of Twice. In 2016, Jeongyeon won the S.B.S. Entertainment Newcomer Award. They released their first E.P. that year, entitled “The Story Begins.” Their debut album, “Twicetagram,” was released in 2017. That year, the group went on its first tour.
The group grew in popularity and they released albums in Korean and Japanese. They won many awards, including seven Gaon Chart Music Awards. Jeongyeon has written many songs for the band and was featured in the top 20 most popular idols list. In 2020, a documentary was released about the band called “Twice: Seize the Light,” which revolves around the struggle they experienced on their first world tour.
Jeongyeon passes her audition for J.Y.P. Entertainment and officially became a member of the South Korean band Twice.
Jeongyeon wins the Newcomer Award.
Twice releases their debut album, “Twicetagram.”
Twice goes on their first world tour, called Twicelights.
Twice releases their documentary, “Twice: Seize the Light.”
Why We Love Jeongyeon
She works hard
Jeongyeon auditioned to become a trainee for many years. It took three years for her to pass the dance routine exams. She continued to work hard until she was accepted.
She’s very talented
Jeongyeon is a great singer and can play many musical instruments. She has also written many songs for the band.
She values mental health
While many disregard their mental health, Jeongyeon knew when she needed a break. She dared to take a step back. She let herself recover before coming back better than ever.
Why We Love
She worked in a bakery
When the band was initially disbanded, Jeongyeon worked in a bakery.
She changed her name
She was teased as a child for her masculine-sounding name and changed it from Yoo Kyung-wan to Yoo Jeong-yeon.
She was on a reality show
Jeongyeon was featured on “Law of the Jungle,” where celebrities attempt to survive in remote locations.
She went on hiatus
She took a hiatus in 2020 and again in 2021 due to panic and anxiety disorder, but has since rejoined the band.
Her sister is an actress
Jeongyeon’s older sister, Gong Seung-yeon, is a very successful actress and has been featured in popular T.V. shows and movies, like “Six Flying Dragons” and “Aloners.”
Is Jeongyeon dating anyone?
No, she is currently single.
Does Jeongyeon have tattoos?
No, she doesn’t have any tattoos.
Is Jeongyeon left-handed?
She is ambidextrous.
Jeongyeon’s birthday dates