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GP Basic Janey Full Profile, Fun Facts, Appearance in Unpretty Rapstar 3

GP Basic Janey
GP Basic Janey

Learn More About GP Basic Youngest Member Byun Seung-mi a.k.a Janey Here!

In this article, there’s a piece of detailed information about one of the members of GP Basic who is also the youngest member and has gotten quite an active promotion and has appeared in several survival shows. Without waiting any longer, let’s find out more about GP Basic’s Janey’s full profile, fun facts, and debut era, in this article below.

GP Basic Janey Profile

GP Basic Janey

Real Name: Byun Seung-mi (Hangul: 변승미)

Stage Name: Janey (Hangul: 제이니), formerly J.Ney

Place and Date of Birth: Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea, October 14th, 1996

Star Sign: Sagittarius

Height: 166 cm (5’5″)

Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Position in the group: Main Rapper, Maknae


  • Jungang Elementary
  • Incheon Yeonsu Middle School
  • Hanlim Multi Arts High School

Nationality: Korean

Official Site: Twitter (@bsm12144)

GP Basic Janey Fun Facts

  1. GP Basic’s Janey was 11 when she debuted
  2. GP Basic’s Janey was a guest member of D-UNIT
  3. GP Basic’s Janey has acted in What Is Mom?, The Queen’s Classroom, and The Producers
  4. GP Basic’s Janey has appeared in The Last Audition of My Life, Unpretty Rapstar 3, and The Unit
  5. GP Basic’s Janey won first prize for the BBQ Olive Model Contest in 2007
  6. GP Basic’s Janey had to eat a lot of cursing from antis who were against the overly young girl group
  7. GP Basic’s Janey has suffered from vocal chord nodules
  8. GP Basic’s Janey was loved by the judges during her appearance in the KBS2 Last Audition Of My Life and showed outstanding rapping skills compared to her young age, and became a member of a girl group again
  9. GP Basic’s Janey was the lowest-ranked female rapper in the contest on Mnet’s Unpretty Rapstar 3. The rule was for the lowest-ranking female rapper to choose a deathmatch opponent from among the low-ranking female members except for herself

GP Basic Janey Debut Era

Byun Seung-mi, also known as Janey, debuted in 2008 as a member of the mixed children’s group Sweetie. In both groups, she took the position of rapper. In 2010, she made her debut in a girl group called GP Basic. GP Basic were the youngest girl group in Korea at the time, and Janey was the youngest member of the girl group.

In 2014, she returned to GP Basic and released the album Beep Beep and then she left GP Basic to become an actress. She once signed a contract with Loen Entertainment and was preparing for her debut, but it was canceled when she left Loen to prepare for another activity.

As you can see from her activities, she was only 18 years old as of 2017, and had to go through a crazy and tumultuous life. She has joined three different groups that have failed so far, and in the middle of her career journey, she also worked as a child actress and returned as a singer again.

In addition, there are so many girl group members who were active at that time when many anti-fans sent their hate comments towards GP Basic because they were still very young.

GP Basic’s Janey then had a chance to promote individually in some survival show. In the end, she left the previous agency and signed a contract with MBK Entertainment after showing no significant result.

It is not known whether she graduated from Hanlim Arts High School in early 2017 and went on to college. She appeared in the web variety show Girls Who Shout, and in 2017, she appeared in the KBS audition program Idol Rebooting Project – The Unit. It is her fourth audition challenge since her debut in 2008. However, she was eliminated at number 43 in the 10th week (19–20 Episode) broadcast on January 6th, 2018.

After Janey’s appearance in The Unit, she ended her contract with MBK Entertainment. Since then, there has been no news, except on May 26th, 2021, an Instagram account was created and occasionally updated, but the account was deleted on September 12th.

GP Basic Janey Appearance in Mnet Unpretty Rapstar 3

Through Mnet’s Unpretty Rapstar 3, was the first broadcast using her stage name Janey and the title rapper. However, she has been the most criticized of all the contestants. Criticism started from the special appearance in the Show Me 5 Finals stage, where most of the participants were scorned in common.

In Episode 1, Janey passed the self-introduction cipher without any mistakes, and the rap was still covered, and the one-take mission also passed without a big mistake. At least until this time, the character was generally called “Cider”.

In Episode 2, Janey criticizing Yuk Ji-dam started to create a different public opinion as it aired. Janey was not chosen by all three leaders of the group and was left alone. In the end, she teamed up with Giant Pink and was assigned to the same group as Grace, Casey, and Yuna Kim.

In Episode 3, Janey had a one-on-one mission with Yuna Kim, and in the process of preparing, she was criticized for not being polite to her opponent. However, she survived with the second-highest number of votes among those who were eliminated, and tears of relief were shed. In the end, she became the first designated rapper in a one-on-one dispute.

In Episode 4, Janey had a confrontation with Yuk Ji-dam, and during her part, she spit out lyrics that would be remembered by the public. It is said that the lyrics were made so well that it is said that she won with just one word, with lyrics that pinched the fact that Yuk Ji-dam had plastic surgery and the dark history of Show Me the Money.

In addition, she also dissed the photos on Instagram and the fact that she took on the challenge again after appearing in Unpretty Rapstar 1. However, other comments about nicotine and slandering Yuk Ji-dam as a professional hacker did not receive much attention. In this regard, KUSH, the producer chose Janey as the winner.

In Episode 5, one of the contestants on the show, Grace picked Janey, whom she thought is the weakest, as a deathmatch opponent. “I have to show a change in a character with a strong impact, but since I am busy criticizing the appearance of others, I do not look back at myself, and I spit out such opinions through an interview without filtering, so there is no sign of quelling the criticism,” she said.

In Episode 6, in the deathmatch with Grace, she was finally eliminated by receiving 6 out of 10 votes. Although she received attention for her dignified appearance, she received a lot of criticism for not showing her skills to match, and was eliminated.

Even if it was an appearance that did more harm than good, it could be said that this was the occasion when Janey, who was known as a child actress, made her face known again after a long time on Mnet’s Unpretty Rapstar 3.

What do you think about GP Basic’s Janey’s appearance in Mnet’s Unpretty Rapstar 3?

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