Im Na-yeon, popularly known as Nayeon, was born on September 22, 1995. She is a celebrated South Korean musician. She initially came to the limelight in 2015, after taking part in the reality television show “Sixteen.” She was also a member of the South Korean girl group Twice, which was formed by J.Y.P. Entertainment, and has been involved in several brand endorsements that have also boosted her career. Apart from those endorsements, Nayeon has also had her own jobs, promoting many products and featuring on TV commercials. She has also worked as a fashion model for various brands and magazines.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Im Na-yeon


Nabong, Nasoong, and Bunny unnie.

Birth date:

September 22, 1995



Zodiac Sign:



5' 3"

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Net Worth:

$1.5 million

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Im Na-Yeon, also known as Nayeon, has grown to be a household name when it comes to music and fashion in South Korea. She was born on September 22, 1995, in Seoul, South Korea. She was raised together with her sister, Im Seo-Yeon. When she was a child, she took part in a child modeling contest and she got cast by the idol agency J.Y.P. Entertainment. She did not join them, however, as her mother refused her involvement with show business at such a young age. A decade later, in 2010, she sneaked into the seventh Open Audition of the agency without her family’s approval. She ended up being a trainee.

In 2015, Nayeon took part in the reality show Sixteen. It was a competition that aimed to select the girls that would find the group “Twice”. She became one of the nine participants that won and proceeded to the girl group. In October of the same year, she debuted as a member of Twice in their first-ever extended play, “The Story Begins”. She was voted the sixth most popular idol in South Korea in the Gallup Korea annual music poll in 2017. In 2018 and 2019, she was ranked sixth and fifth respectively, and this heightened her popularity and widened her fanbase. Nayeon ended up being the eighth most popular female K-Pop idol in 2019.

When she was a trainee at J.Y.P. Entertainment, she modeled for brands such as Smart School Uniform and T.N., and this served as a foundation for her modeling and fashion career. Nayeon has worked for Chaumet’s Josephine Collection, Biotherm Korea, and many magazines, such as “Elle Korea” and “Cosmopolitan Korea” and various fashion brands, such as Louis Vuitton and Fendi.

Career timeline

The Seventh Open J.Y.P. Auditions

Nayeon secretly attends the seventh Open auditions for J.Y.P. Entertainment and becomes a trainee.

She Features in “Dream High 2”

Nayeon features in the second episode of “Dream High 2.”

She’s Cast as a Member of “6mix”

Nayeon gets cast as a member of “6mix,” a J.Y.P. project that never debuts.

The Reality Show “Sixteen”

Nayeon takes part in the reality show “Sixteen,” whose primary aim was to choose the founding members of “Twice.”

The Sixth Most Popular Idol

During the Gallup Korea annual music polls, Nayeon is voted the sixth most popular female idol in South Korea.

The Modelling Gig

Nayeon models and appears in a promotional video for Chaumet’s Josephine Collection.

Why We Love Nayeon

  1. She is ambitious

    Her drive to join the entertainment industry is what got her to where she is. This worked in her favor and she became a trainee at J.Y.P. Entertainment.

  2. She stands out

    It is easy to get lost in a group of nine people. This is not the case for Nayeon. She managed to stand out, and in 2017 was voted the sixth most popular idol in South Korea, ahead of all her other bandmates.

  3. She has an entrepreneurial mindset

    Outside of her endorsements with her group members, she has gone out and looked for her own endorsements. She has promoted numerous products and has been in a number of advertisements and commercials.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She is the oldest in “Twice”

    Nayeon is the oldest member of their girl group, “Twice”.

  2. She only eats salmon sushi

    Nayeon has admitted that she can’t eat sushi unless it is salmon sushi.

  3. She has a sweet tooth

    Nayeon loves her sweet foods and jellies any day.

  4. Her favorite number is nine

    Nayeon holds the number nine in high regard because her group comprises nine members.

  5. She is not good with technology

    Nayeon is not good with matters that involve technology, which is why her ideal man should be familiar with it.

Nayeon FAQs

Is Nayeon still with Twice?

She left the girl group in June 2022 and has since launched her solo artist career.

Who is Nayeon's, ideal man?

Nayeon has said she needs a dependable person who ican help her when she gets stressed and that he should be buff.

What does the name Nayeon mean?

Her name has everything to do with her, as it means ‘elegant,’ ‘graceful,’ and ‘delicate.’

Nayeon’s birthday dates

2024September 22Sunday
2025September 22Monday
2026September 22Tuesday
2027September 22Wednesday
2028September 22Friday

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