Ennik Somi Douma, better known as Jeon Somi, was born on March 9, 2001. She was introduced to Korean pop music at nine years old, and this has made her the talented Canadian-Dutch-Korean singer she is today. Somi was born in Canada and raised by her mother and father in South Korea with her younger sister Evelyn Douma. Her unique voice has always been number one in her personal and professional skills as she competed in several talent competitions from an early age. Somi’s professional career took a big turn when she won “Produce 101,” the reality television talent competition, in 2016.
Ennik Somi Douma
March 9, 2001
The young and fearless Canadian-Dutch-Korean singer Ennik Somi Douma was welcomed into the world on March 9, 2001. She was born to a Korean mother, Jeon Sun-hee, and a Dutch-Canadian father, Matthew Douma. Jeon Somi was born in Ontario, Canada, but relocated with her parents to South Korea when she was one year old. Somi reached her first career milestone in 2014 when she started working for the entertainment and record label agency JYP Entertainment. During this time, Somi graduated from middle school and played a cameo role in the South Korean drama film “Ode to My Father,” alongside her younger sister Evelyn Douma.
Two years after Somi got signed, she took the world by storm when she won “Produce 101,” a reality television talent competition, in 2016. In the same year, Somi joined the South Korean girl group, formerly known as I.O.I, and took on her career as a solo singer when the band disbanded in 2017. It was clear that Somi was ready for new challenges when she left JYP Entertainment in 2018 to sign under the multinational entertainment agency YG Entertainment. Only one year later, on June 13, 2019, Somi released her debut single, ‘Birthday,’ which started climbing the charts in no time, including the music video that received four million views on YouTube within 24 hours.
In 2020, Somi graduated from Hanlim Arts School and in 2021 she released her debut album “XOXO,” including her first top single. After achieving so much at only 21 years, it’s understandable why Somi is a role model to a lot of young people all over the world.
Somi achieves her first career milestone as she joins one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea, JYP Entertainment.
Two years after signing with JYP Entertainment, Somi has her career breakthrough moment when she wins the first season of the television show, “Produce 101.”
Somi and other top trainees from “Produce 101,” form the girl group I.O.I that got disbanded only one year later.
Somi decided to leave JYP Entertainment in 2018 and is signed under the multinational entertainment agency, and a subsidiary of The Black Label, YG Entertainment.
The long-awaited release of Somi’s first solo full-length debut album finally happens.
Why We Love Somi
Somi’s diverse background
Somi’s mother and father are from different cultural backgrounds making Somi and her younger sister Canadian, Dutch, and Korean. This multicultural perspective plays a role in who she is and makes her more popular.
She’s a good role model
Somi has always been very fond of her younger sister Evelyn who turned 13 on October 17, this year. Evelyn decided to follow in her sister’s career footsteps by debuting on a pilot of a variety show, “Box Life.” Thus, the family has more than one go-getter, which is inspiring.
She’s open about being bullied in school
Somi has never shied away from the fact that she was bullied for years in school. It got so bad that she had no friends at school. But, she overcame the bullying and continued blooming into the young woman she is today.
5 Surprising Facts
Her love for travel
Somi has been fortunate throughout her career to visit different places all over the world
Singer, actress, and model
Over the years Somi has done modeling for some of the biggest brands in the world.
Somi and Zorro
It’s no secret that Somi is a cat person since her adorable black cat Zorro appears regularly on her social platforms.
Somi’s favorite worlds, fashion, and entertainment
Since her early childhood years, Somi loves expressing herself through clothes and has played an active role in choosing the outfits for her music video ‘Birthday.’
She’s also a black belt
Somi’s talents don't stop at singing, acting, and fashion; she also has a black belt in martial arts known as Taekwondo.
What is Jeon Somi’s fandom name?
Somi named her fans ‘Som-trengs’ and ‘Som-mungchis.’
What religion is Jeon Somi?
Somi and her family practice Korean Buddhism.
What are Somi’s hobbies?
Somi’s hobbies are collecting socks, shopping, walking alone, searching for good music, and searching for good restaurants.
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