Let’s Get To Know About IVE Rei Profile, Birthday, Pre-Debut, Etc


Find Out More About IVE Rei!

IVE is a new group from Starship Entertainment, and there’s one member from Japan. She is Rei. Apart from being a foreign member, she also became the oldest among the others. Having a cute and pretty Asian face makes people curious about her life.

So, regarding this, Byeol Korea has already provided information about IVE’s Rei from her profile to her pre-debut era. Keep on reading this article!

IVE Rei Profile


Name: Naoi Rei (直井 怜)

Stage name: Rei (레이)

Korean name: Kim Rei (김레이)

Birthday: February 3, 2004

Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Height: 47 kg

Weight: 169 cm (5’6″)

Occupation: Singer

Label: Starship Entertainment

Group: IVE

Years active: 2021 – present

Zodiac: Aquarius

Chinese zodiac: Monkey

Blood type: AB

Nationality: Japanese

IVE Rei Facts

After reading information about IVE’s Rei’s profile in general (including her birthday), let’s check out her facts that you should know!

  • Rei was the 5th member that was revealed.
  • All people who know her well call her Darling or Kim Rei.
  • Red Velvet’s Joy is her role model.
  • She studied at Seoul Performing Arts Seoguk High School in the music department.
  • Rei has an older sister.
  • Drawing, decorating, and making jewelry are her hobbies.
  • Black, white, and all pastel colors are her favorite.
  • Apart from being Red Velvet’s Joy’s fan, she also likes ENHYPEN, TWICE, DPR IAN, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, and Seventeen.
  • One of her favorite things is the headphones that she got from her grandfather.
  • She looks like SHINee’s Minho and actress Nishino Nanase.
  • Rose is her favorite flower type.

Pre-Debut of IVE Rei

Before joining IVE, Rei lived in Japan, and then she moved to South Korea after she passed an audition. Rei had long hair before her debut. She didn’t cut it before her group announced its debut. So, here are the memories of her long hair from her pre-debut!

During her school days, Rei also still took care of her pretty hair.


Since her childhood, Rei was born to be cute. You can see it through the photos below!


Rei Debut With IVE

On November 6, 2021, Rei was revealed as the 5th member of IVE after Liz. In her group, Rei got positioned as a sub-vocalist and rapper. She even writes her own rap lyrics. Her group consists of 6 talented girls who officially debuted on December 1, 2021, by releasing the first single album Eleven.

By using a girl crush concept, IVE has a Middle Eastern music style that they combine with EDM and pop. Rei and her group managed to steal public attention because of their music, visuals, dance choreography, and video transitions. In several countries, the “Eleven” MV has been trending in the top 10 on YouTube.

Just 2 weeks after debuting, IVE already had 44 million views on YouTube. So, here is the video. You can see how cool Rei is with her rap and vocal skills!

IVE Rei Focus Fancams

The fancam term is already popular among K-pop fans. This term contains their favorite idol in an individual or group performance that has been recorded by them and then is uploaded on SNS.

The fans record their idol’s performance in a group or individually so they can focus on enjoying their performance. It also happened to IVE’s Rei. On YouTube, there are many focus fancam videos of her. Some of them have even reached over 600 million views! Let’s click the videos below to see Rei’s performances!


IVE’s Rei can be said to be a flexible member in IVE, which means she has flexible movements while doing anything. She is good at drawing, rap, decorating things, and more. But, did you know that Rei is an INFJ?

INFJ stands for introversion, intuitive, feeling, and judging. The people who have this MBTI type are compassionate, highly empathic, idealist, emotional, and logical. An INFJ person is also very organized.

Do any of you have the same MBTI type as IVE’s Rei? Please kindly put your answer in the comment section!

So, that’s all the information about the Japanese member of IVE, Rei Kim. After reading this article, we are sure that you know her better than before. Also, don’t forget to share this article on your social media to help your fellow DIVE get more information about IVE’s Rei!