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CompanySM Entertainment
Year Debut2020
Year Active4
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aespa (에스파; also stylized æspa; debut November 17, 2020) is a four-member South Korean 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.

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 its innovative and diverse activities through its avatar self.

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

No. Members4
MembersWinter, Karina, Ningning, Giselle
Oldest MemberKarina (born Apr 11, 2000)
Youngest MemberNingning (born Oct 23, 2002)
DebutNov 17, 2020
CompanySM Entertainment

aespa Member Ages

aespa Age Ranking

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. KarinaApr 11, 200024 years old
2. GiselleOct 30, 200023 years old
3. WinterJan 01, 200123 years old
4. NingningOct 23, 200221 years old

aespa Member Heights

aespa Height Ranking

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Karina1.68 m (5'6")
2. Winter1.65 m (5'5")
3. Giselle1.64 m (5'4")
4. Ningning1.61 m (5'3")

Members and Position(s)


Aespa is composed of 4 members born between 2000 and 2002. Their names are Karina, Winter, Giselle, and Ningning. The oldest member is Karina (born Apr 11, 2000) and the youngest member is Ningning (born Oct 23, 2002). Karina and Winter are Korean. Ninging is Chinese. Giselle is Korean-Japanese.


Karina holds the position of leader in the group. She is also the main dancer. Giselle is the main rapper. Ningning is the main vocalist and Winter is the visual. Besides their main positions, each member may also have other roles as lead/sub-vocalist or rapper.

These are the positions of each of aespa's members:

Karinaleader, main dancer, lead rapper, center
Gisellemain rapper, sub vocalist
Winterlead dancer, lead vocalist, visual
Ningningmain vocalist, maknae



  • Favorite artists: Taeyeon from SNSD, IU, Park Soojin, and f(x).
  • Favorite words: 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 movies: Rapunzel and Frozen.
  • Favorite item: lipsticks.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Favorite word: twisted Korean doughnuts.
  • Favorite color: purple, red, yellow, pink.
  • Favorite season: spring.
  • Favorite animal: tiger and cat.
  • Favorite food: pork 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).
  • Favorite fruit: watermelon, strawberries.
  • Favorite group of all time: NCT.

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 has 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 167.8 cm (5'6'').
  • The shortest member of aespa is Ningning with a height of 161.5 cm (5'4").
  • The average height of aespa is 164cm (5'5").
  • 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.
  • Siblings: Karina as an older sister. Ningning has a brother. Winter has an older brother.


Karina is the official leader of aespa. She also holds the position of main dancer, lead rapper, and center. She is the tallest member in the group with a height of 167.8 cm (5'6''). Prior to her debut, Karina was a famous ulzzang (which means best face or good looking in Korean). She was a trainee for four years.


  • Stage Name: Karina
  • Full Name: Yoo Jimin
  • Korean Name: 유지 민
  • Country of Birth: Korea
  • Date of Birth: Apr 11, 2000
  • Height: 167.8 cm (5'6'')

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Giselle, born Uchinaga Aeri, is the main rapper of aespa. Giselle is half Japanese (from her father) and half Korean (from her mother). She can speak fluent Korean, Japanese, and English. Prior to joining SM Entertainment, she joined AJS, an idol training academy. Giselle was a trainee with SM 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.


  • 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: 163.5 cm (5'5'')

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Winter, born Kim Minjeong, is the official visual of aespa. She is also the lead vocalist of the group. She trained for 3 years before making her debut with aespa. Fans often compare her visuals to Taeyeon from SNSD.


  • Stage Name: Winter
  • Full Name: Kim Minjeong
  • Korean Name: 김민정
  • Country of Birth: Korea
  • Date of Birth: Jan 01, 2001
  • Height: 164.5 cm (5'5'')

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Ningning is the youngest member of aespa. Her position is the main vocalist. She is from Harbin, China. Ningning moved to Korea and joined SM rookies in 2016. She is the only member from aespa that came from SM rookies. Prior to her debut, she was a contestant in the Chinese competition Let’s Sing Kids along with Chenle from NCT.


  • 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: 161.5 cm (5'5'')
  • Blood Type: O

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