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.
|Members||Winter, Karina, Ningning, Giselle|
|Oldest Member||Karina (born Apr 11, 2000)|
|Youngest Member||Ningning (born Oct 23, 2002)|
|Debut||Nov 17, 2020|
Ranked from oldest to youngest.
|1. Karina||Apr 11, 2000||23 years old|
|2. Giselle||Oct 30, 2000||22 years old|
|3. Winter||Jan 01, 2001||22 years old|
|4. Ningning||Oct 23, 2002||20 years old|
Ranked from tallest to shortest.
|1. Karina||1.68 m (5'6")|
|2. Winter||1.65 m (5'5")|
|3. Giselle||1.64 m (5'4")|
|4. Ningning||1.61 m (5'3")|
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:
|Karina||leader, main dancer, lead rapper, center|
|Giselle||main rapper, sub vocalist|
|Winter||lead dancer, lead vocalist, visual|
|Ningning||main vocalist, maknae|
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.
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.
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.
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.