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Stage NameGiselle
Full NameUchinaga Aeri
Country of BirthJapan
Date of BirthOct 30, 2000
Age23 years old
Height1.64 m (5'4")
Blood TypeO

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Uchinaga Aeri (うちながえり; born Oct 30, 2000), better known as Giselle, is a Korean-Japanese singer and member of the girl group aespa under SM Entertainment. Giselle debuted with aespa on November 2020.


  • 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 (5'4'')
  • Weight:
  • Blood Type: O
  • Zodiac: Scorpio, Dragon
  • Languages: Korean, Japanese, English
  • Education: St Mary International School
  • Instruments: Guitar


  • 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.


Giselle’s first impressions of:

  • Karina: woah, she’s tall. We were both very shy!
  • Winter: I first thought she was quiet and calm… turns out she isn’t.
  • Ningning: she is really kind. Pretty~

TMI / a or b

  • Ice Americano vs hot Americano in winter: Ice Americano.
  • Dipping sauce vs pouring sauce for ttangsuyuk: pouring sauce.
  • Like or dislike mint choco: Like.
  • Like or dislike pineapple pizza: Like.
  • Teeth pain vs migraine forever: teeth pain.
  • Heater in summer vs AC in winter: heater in summer.
  • Chocolate bibimbap vs jelly kimchi stew: choco bibimbap.
  • Carbonated drink without bubbles vs melted ice cream: no bubbles.

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 163.5 cm (5'4'').
  • 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.
  • Giselle is the only member from aespa to enter SM Entertainment though an open audition. All the other members were casted by talent managers.
  • Her aunt is the famous ABC News Seoul bureau chief, Joohee Cho.


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