Jennie

Jennie

Stage NameJennie
Full NameKim Jennie
Country of BirthKorea
Date of BirthJan 16 1996
Age25 years old
Height1.63 m (5'4")
Weight49 kg (109 lbs)
Blood TypeB

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Jennie Kim (김제니; born Jan 16, 1996) is a South Korean singer, rapper, dancer, and member of the Kpop girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment. She was born on January 16, 1996 in South Korea, as an only child. She moved to New Zealand at the age of 9 to study and lived with a home-stay family for 5 years.



At the age of 14, her mom wanted to send her to Florida to study so she could become a lawyer or a doctor but Jennie opposed. Jennie then moved back to South Korea where she auditioned for YGE and passed. Although she had initially auditioned to be a vocalist, because of her English skills, the company had suggested she become a rapper since a lot of songs she was covering included English raps.



Jennie’s trainee years were not easy. She and the other Blackpink members were constantly evaluated not only on their dancing (choreography, Popping, and Krumping), rapping and singing skills, but also on how they prepared outfits, songs, and accompaniments. Jennie trained for 6 years (longest among Blackpink members) before officially debuting with Blackpink in 2016.



In 2018, Jennie was the first member to make her solo debut with the single Solo. The song was a great success, dominating Korean music charts and ranking #1 for several weeks on the Gaon Music Charts. She was heavily involved in the production, concept, choreography, and outfit selection of the Solo music video. Her Solo performance at Coachella is considered the first Korean solo artist performance at Coachella.

Beauty, Diet, and Exercise

Beauty, Diet, and Exercise

When preparing for a comeback, Jennie works out and watches what she eats. She avoids food high in salt and tries to have an avocado salad everyday with juice for detoxing. She enjoys flying yoga and does pilates.



In 2018, Jennie became Chanel’s ambassador. Besides often wearing Chanel, she is also seeing wearing Gucci. Lisa and Jennie spend the most in clothing out of all Blackpink members.



In 2019, Jennie was voted 5th in Starmometer’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World and 3rd in TC Candler Asia’s Most Beautiful Face in Asia.

Fun Facts and Trivia

Fun Facts and Trivia
  • As an adolescent, Jennie’s dream was to become a ballet dancer.
  • Jennie can speak fluent Korean, English, and Japanese.
  • She has 2 dogs named Kai and Kuma.
  • She can play the piano, the flute, and the guitar.
  • Jennie’s mother named her Jennie after actor Lee Jung Jae who played the character Jae Hee in the drama Hourglass. Jennie’s mom named her Jennie because it sounded like Jae Hee.
  • Jennie was, however, dating Kai from EXO from October 2018 until January 2019. It was announced that they chose to remain friends to focus on their work.
  • Out of the four Blackpink members, Jennie is the only one whose ideal type are sexy guys over cute guys. All the other three members expressed they liked cute guys better.

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