Tzu-yu Chou, known mononymously as Tzuyu, is a Taiwanese singer based in South Korea. She is the youngest and the only Taiwanese member of the girl group TWICE, formed by JYP Entertainment. She was born in the East District of Tainan, Taiwan, on June 14, 1999, to self-made entrepreneurs. She started dancing at a young age and trained at a dance academy. Come on now, let’s celebrate her special day right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Tzu-yu Chou

Birth date:

June 14, 1999



Zodiac Sign:



5' 8.4"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$2 million


In 2012, Tzuyu was discovered by talent scouts at the MUSE Performing Arts Workshop in Tainan and moved to South Korea in November of that year to start her training. In 2016, she passed an exam at Tainan Municipal Fusing Junior High School to certify her middle school education. She attended high school at Hanlim Multi Art School in South Korea and graduated in February 2019. In 2015, Tzuyu participated in the South Korean reality television show “Sixteen,” hosted by JYP Entertainment and co-produced by Mnet. As one of nine successful participants, she went on to join the newly formed girl group TWICE. Unlike the other winners of “Sixteen,” Tzuyu was selected based on audience voting.

In October 2015, Tzuyu officially debuted as a member of TWICE with their first extended play, “The Story Begins.” The lead single, ‘Like Ooh-Ahh,’ was the first K-pop debut song to reach 100 million views on YouTube. Since her debut, she has also been featured in advertisements and worked as a presenter for multiple music television shows.

According to Gallup Korea’s annual music survey, Tzuyu was the third most popular idol among South Koreans in 2016. She ranked ninth in the 2017 survey and 12th in 2018. In 2019, Tzuyu was ranked as the second most popular female K-pop idol in a survey of soldiers doing mandatory military service in South Korea. Tzuyu has received positive coverage for her beauty.

Career timeline

A Star is Born

Talent scouts discover Tzuyu at the MUSE Performing Arts Workshop in Tainan.


Tzuyu participates in the South Korean reality show "Sixteen," hosted by JYP Entertainment and co-produced by Mnet, and as one of nine successful contestants, she joins the newly formed girl group TWICE.

Widespread Popular

She is named by Gallup Korea's annual music survey as the third most popular idol among South Koreans.

A Model

Tzuyu becomes the new muse of the South Korean clothing brand ZOOC.

Why We Love Tzuyu

  1. She loves animals

    While filming TWICE's music video on Jeju Island, Tzuyu cried when saying goodbye to the rabbits she played with. The members were surprised because Tzuyu is not the type to cry easily; she didn't even cry when TWICE got their first number-one single.

  2. She’s super fun

    She can make her ears move by themselves. She can turn her tongue and turn her hands in a full circle. So when she wants to impress and entertain the people around her, she does it.

  3. “Tzuyu Skate Twice”

    She learned how to skateboard for a commercial. That even inspired a fan-made mobile game called "Tzuyu Skate Twice!"

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Tallest maknae

    Despite being the youngest member of the group, she is the tallest.

  2. She’s a SISTAR fan

    Tzuyu commented about SISTAR's disbandment on V-live, saying that their fans must be sad (as is she) and that she respects the girls and is very thankful to them.

  3. Kisser

    When she sleeps, she sometimes puckers her lips as if she were kissing someone.

  4. She used to skip school

    And to do that, she would pretend to be sick.

  5. Hair flick

    Her accidental hair flick while shooting an arrow at the Idol Athletics Championships went viral.

Tzuyu FAQs

What is Tzuyu's English name?

Sally Chou.

What is Tzuyu’s emoji?

A lollipop.

Does Tzuyu have an Instagram account?

She doesn’t. TWICE members have an Instagram account just for the group.

Tzuyu’s birthday dates

2025June 14Saturday
2026June 14Sunday
2027June 14Monday
2028June 14Wednesday
2029June 14Thursday

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