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AESPA


NameAESPA
CompanySM Entertainment
FandomMY
Year Debut2020
Years Active1
Year DisbandedN/A

Members

winter
winter
karina
karina
giselle
giselle
ningning
ningning

aespa (에스파; also stylized æspa; debut November 17, 2020) is a South Korean kpop girl group under SM Entertainment. aespa debuted on November 17, 2020 with the single Black Mamba. The 4 members of aespa are: Karina, Winter, Giselle, and Ningning.


AESPA PROFILE

Number of Members: 4
Members: Winter, Karina, Ningning, Giselle
Genre:kpop
Oldest Member and Leader: Karina (born Apr 2000)
Youngest Member (Maknae): Ningning (born Oct 2002)
Debut date: November 17, 2020
Label: SM Entertainment
Fandom:MY


AESPA MEMBERS

Aespa is composed of 4 members born between 2000 and 2002. Their names are: Karina, Winter, Giselle, and Ningning. The oldest member is Karina (2000) and the youngest member is Ningning (2002). Karina and Winter are Korean. Ninging is Chinese. Giselle is Korean-Japanese.

 

The meaning of the name aespa comes from the words æ, which means Avatar X Experience and the word Aspect, which represents two sides. Aespa wants to show their innovative and diverse activities through their avatar self.

 

AESPA’s official fandom name is MY, which means ‘The Most precious friend’ in KWANGYA, where aespa’s avatar ae lives.

 

AESPA MEMBERS POSITIONS

1. Karina: leader, main dancer, lead rapper, FOTG (center)

2. Giselle: main rapper, sub-vocalist

3. Winter: lead dancer, lead vocalist, visual

4. Ningning: main vocalist, maknae

 

AESPA MEMBERS AGE RANKING

Ranked from oldest to youngest (international age as of 2021):

1. Karina (Apr 11, 2000): 21 years old

2. Giselle (Oct 30, 2000): 21 years old

3. Winter (Jan 1, 2001): 20 years old

4. Ningning (Oct 23, 2002): 19 years old

 

AESPA MEMBERS HEIGHT RANKING

Ranked from tallest to shortest:

1. Karina: 167 cm (5'6'')

2. Giselle: 166 cm (5'5'')

3. Winter: 163 cm (5'4'')

4. Ningning: 162 cm (5'4'')

 

AESPA VISUAL RANKING

Based on fan vote, the top visuals or prettiest members in aespa are Karina and Winter. The official visual member of aespa is Winter, although many fans consider Karina to be a visual as well since she was an ulzzang (pretty and best face).


AESPA POPULARITY RANKING

Based on fan vote, the most popular member in aespa is Karina. She was very popular prior to debuting and had a large following on social media.


FUN FACTS AND TRIVIA

-The youngest member (maknae) of aespa is Ningning (born Oct 23, 2002).

-The leader and oldest member of aespa is Yoo Jimin, also known by her stage name Karina (born Apr 11, 2000).

-The most popular member of aespa is Karina. She had a large social media following and appeared in some of Taemin’s performances prior to aespa’s debut.

-The group is the first girl group to debut in six years from SM Entertainment since the debut of Red Velvet in 2014.

-Ningning is the only member from SM rookies that remained in the group.

-Karina is the tallest member of aespa with a height of 167 cm (5'6'').

-Languages: Ningning can speak Chinese. Giselle can speak Japanese and English. Winter, Giselle, and Karina can speak Japanese. All members speak Korean.

-Ethnicity: Giselle is Japanese-Korean. Ningning is Chinese. Winter and Karina are Korean.

                                                                  

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: aespa.official

Instagram: aespa_official

TikTok: aespa_official

Twitter: aespa_Official

Youtube: aespa

Weibo: aespa


AESPA MEMBERS PROFILE

 

1. KARINA (AESPA) PROFILE

 

Stage Name: Karina

Full Name: Yoo Jimin

Korean Name: 유지 민

Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Apr 11, 2000

Height: 167 cm (5'6'')

Weight: 

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: aries, dragon

Instruments: piano

Education: Jeongja Middle School and Hansol High School

 

FUN FACTS AND TRIVIA

-Age trivia: Karina was 20 years old (international age) when she debuted with aespa in 2020.

-Hometown: Karina was born in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

-Karina is the tallest member of aespa with a height of 167 cm (5'6'').

-Karina is the oldest member of aespa (born Apr 11, 2000).

-Jimin made an appearance in Taemin’s MV for Want. She also performed in several of his live performances. Her dancing and visuals gained popularity and caught the audience’s interest.

-Karina was an ulzzang (means best face or good looking in Korean).

-She was a trainee for four years.

-Ideal type: a nice guy who likes her, that has a pretty nose, and is quite tall (over 180 cm or 5'10'').

-Drinks she enjoys: green tea and barley tea.

-She was the second member of aespa to be revealed after Winter.

-Karina starred in a commercial with Kai from EXO for a TUCSON car commercial.

-Special talent: catching stuff with her feet.

-Languages: Korean, Japanese.

-Habits: cracking her knuckles.

-She loves playing mobile games (especially PUBG).

-She enjoys webtoons, games, and watching re-runs of variety shows when she is at home.

-She always wears her rosary ring on very important days.

-Nighttime routine: wearing a sleeping pack, put on Vaseline on her lips.

-Most used emoji: the crying face.

-She relieves her stress by eating good food and shipping.

-She enjoys reading in a quiet place.

-Something strange: she is very carrying towards those around her.

-Personality: quick-witted.

-Weakness: she is very shy, having a bad memory.

-She loves collecting lipsticks and has a drawer full of them. She also enjoys giving them as birthday present.

-She wants to learn cooking, makeup, producing, song writing and composing.

 

Favorites:

-Favorite artists: Taeyeon from SNSD, IU, Park Soojin, and f(x).

-Favorite word: cute, bbuing, uing.

-Favorite color: blue.

-Favorite season: spring.

-Favorite animal: cat, dog, tiger, crocodile, shark.

-Favorite food: tonkatsu, carbonated drinks.

-Favorite snacks: jellies and pink pringles (especially combining pink and blue pringles).

-Favorite movie: Rapunzel and Frozen.

-Favorite item: lipsticks.

 

Check out Karina’s profile for more facts!

 

2. GISELLE (AESPA) PROFILE

 

Stage Name: Giselle

Hangul: 에리

Full Name: Uchinaga Aeri

Japanese Name: うちながえり

Country of Birth: Japan

Birthday: Oct 30, 2000

Height: 166 cm (5'5'')

Weight:

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: Scorpio, Dragon

Languages: Korean, Japanese, English

Education: St Mary International School, Sacred Heart School in Tokyo Japan

Instruments: Guitar

 

FUN FACTS AND TRIVIA

-Age trivia: Giselle (Aeri) was 20 years old when she debuted with aespa in 2020.

-Giselle is the second tallest member of aespa with a height of 166 cm (5'5'').

-Ethnicity: Giselle is half Japanese (from father) half Korean (from mother).

-Giselle grew up speaking Korean since her mother is Korean.

-Trainee period: Giselle has the shortest trainee time among the members, having trained only for 1 year.

-Prior to joining SM Entertainment, on October 2019, she joined AJS, an idol training academy.

-Giselle joined SM Entertainment on December 2019. She was a trainee for just 10 months, making her the female idol with the shortest training period out of all SM idols at the time of her debut.

-Giselle attended Sacred Heart School located in Japan. This is the same school that Rima from NiziU attended.

-She attended an international school in Japan so she can speak English fluently.

-Her nickname is Riri.

-She is the only (half) Japanese member of aespa.

-She quoted Paris Hilton’s “That’s hot” in her school yearbook.

-She was part of her school choir for four years as an alto (second highest vocal range).

-Giselle was born and raised in Japan.

-Giselle moved to South Korea to pursue her dream of becoming a kpop idol after graduating from the International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo.

-She loves Blackpink and GOT7.

-Special skill: imitating people.

-She likes the preppy look.

-She admitted to being someone who whines a lot and make a lot of whining noises.

-Giselle is a great photographer and she loves taking pictures.

-She goes shopping to relieve stress.

-Life motto: Everything happens for a reason.

-Soul food: seaweed soup cooked by her mom.

-In a day, she feels the happiest after showering, lying down in a cool room with her body covered up in a blanket.

-She wants to learn to play the guitar.

-Most used emoji: the kissing cat.

-What she would tell to her 10 year old Giselle: don’t hold back, don’t start too late, just go for it.

 

Favorites:

-Favorite word: clear / smart, tumyamkung, bbabbiko, webfoot octopus.

-Favorite color: black.

-Favorite season: autumn.

-Favorite animal: dog.

-Favorite food: sweet, salty, sweet, salty.

-Favorite movie: Deadpool.

-Favorite weather: cloudy but not raining and a bit chilly.

-Favorite drink: caramel latte.

 

Check out Giselle's profile for more facts!


 

3. WINTER (AESPA) PROFILE

 

Stage Name: Winter

Full Name: Kim Minjeong

Korean Name: 김민정

Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Jan 01, 2001

Height: 163 cm (5'4'')

Weight: 

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Dragon, Capricorn

 

FUN FACTS AND TRIVIA

-Age trivia: Winter was 19 years old when she debuted with aespa in 2020.

-Winter is the second shortest member of aespa with a height of 163 cm (5'4'').

-Winter is the first confirmed member of aespa. She was announced on October 26, 2020.

-Nickname: baby rabbit, gyeoulie (Winter in Korean), mindungie.

-Fans are comparing her visuals to Taeyeon from SNSD.

-Training period: 3 years.

-Talents: dancing and vocals.

-Special skills: tongue-twisters.

-Languages: Korean, Japanese.

-She believes aliens exist (there are other creatures in the universe).

-She wanted to be a singer since she was little.

-She thinks being a soldier is very attractive because many people in her family served in the military.

-She loves roller coasters. Her roller coaster partner is Ningning because Giselle and Karina can’t ride roller coasters.

-Morning routine: EWU (eating as soon as waking up).

-Winter is a good cook and she often cooks for the other members.

-If she had to choose between a meal and chocolates, she’d choose chocolates.

-She really enjoys snacks – jellies, chips, and chocolates.

-Most used emoji: emoji with sunglasses.


Favorites:

-Favorite word: milk, love.

-Favorite color: ivory.

-Favorite season: autumn.

-Favorite animal: polar fox, desert fox, husky, dog, cat.

-Favorite food: chocolate, snacks, jelly, taro smoothie, bean noodle, lasagna, cake, bread, cookies, milk

-Favorite soul food. Lasagna.

-Favorite movie: Tenet and American Sniper.

-Favorite thing to do: watching movies (especially action and war movies and movies that are hard to understand).

-Favorite amusement park ride: roller coaster.

 

Check out Winter's profile for more facts!


 

4. NINGNING (AESPA) PROFILE

 

Stage Name: Ningning (닝닝)

Full Name: Ning Yizhuo (宁艺卓)

Korean Name: Yeo Yetak (저예탁)

English Name: Vivian Ning

Country of Birth: China

Date of Birth: Oct 23, 2002

Height: 162 cm (5'4'')

Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs)

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: libra, horse

 

FUN FACTS AND TRIVIA

-Age trivia: Ningning was 18 years old (international age) when she debuted with aespa in 2020.

-Languages: Chinese, Korean.

-Fandom: NingMeng’s

-Ningning is the shortest member of aespa with a height of 162 cm (5'4'').

-Ningning was born in Harbin, China.

-Ningning’s specialty is singing. It is speculated that her position could be as the main vocalist.

-She was a contestant of the Chinese competition Let’s Sing Kids along with Chenle from NCT.

-Ningning moved to Korea and joined SM rookies in 2016. She is the only SM rookie from aespa.

-Ninging joined SM Entertainment in 2016 and became an SM rookie that same year.

-Her favorite group of all times is NCT.

-Favorite colors: red, yellow, pink.

-Favorite fruit: watermelon, strawberries.

-Ningning wore braces when she was younger.

-She is the only Chinese member of AESPA.

-Ningning appeared on the TV show New Voice of China at the age of 12.

-Special skill: can be really loud.

-Nickname: Ningningie.

-She enjoys rapping and listening to hip hop.

-One word that she thinks describes her: sexy.

-Her childhood dream: a prince because they are so cool in movies – they ride in horses and people respect them.

-Morning routine: turn off the alarm as soon as she gets up and say oops, wash up, and go out.


Favorites:

-Favorite word: twisted Korean doughnuts.

-Favorite color: purple.

-Favorite season: spring.

-Favorite animal: tiger and cat.

-Favorite food: prok back-bone stew, sundae soup, hot pot.

-Favorite movie: Titanic.

-Favorite character: Patrick Star from Sponge Bob Square Pants.

-Favorite snack: pink pringles (sweet and salty).

 

Check out Ningning's profile for more facts!


 

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