Get Closer With the Former Member of IOI, Yoo Yeon-jung!
Yoo Yeon-jung is a South Korean singer who was born on August 3, 1999, and is better known by the mononym Yeonjung. She is best known for being a member of the South Korean girl-group Cosmic Girls, and for finishing 11th in the survival show Produce 101, making her a member of I.O.I. If you want to know more about her, we will be giving all the details. Keep reading!
Full Profile and Facts of Yoo Yeon-jung
Stage Name: Yeonjung (연정)
Birth Name: Yu Yeonjung (유연정)
Birthday: August 3, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Blood Type: A
Facts of Yoo Yeon-jung
– Yeonjung was born in Gwangmyung, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
– She has a younger brother
– She represents the Ophiuchus zodiac sign in WJSN
– Yeonjung graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School
– She can play the guitar.
– Yeonjung used to train under SM Entertainment
– She is friends with Yeri from Red Velvet
– She acted in the drama “Hwayugi” (2017) as cameo in Ep. 1.
– She was a member of I.O.I (ranked #11 in Produce 101)
– Yeonjung went to Somi‘s first day of school
– Yeonjung would date Mei Qi if she were male
– Her first impression of Doyeon was that she looked scary, but now she thinks that she looks like a cute dummy
– A winter song Yeonjung recommends is “Don’t Leave Me Alone” by Baek Yerin
Yoo Yeon-jung’s Appearance on Mnet’s Produce 101
Yeon-jung, together with Kim Tae-ha and Shim Chae-eun, represented Starship Entertainment in the Mnet reality-survival program Produce 101, which aimed to form an eleven-member girl group that would promote for a year under YMC Entertainment. Yeon-jung placed 11th, with a total of 136,780 votes in the final episode and debuted as a member of I.O.I while the other 2 trainees were eliminated.
To bring back the memories about her time on Produce 101 season 1, here are some videos.
- Evaluation Class – Starship Trainees
2. Pick Me Evaluation Class
3. Yoo Yeon Jung – Group 1 SNSD ♬Into the New World (Eye Contact Ver.)
Yoo Yeon-jung’s Debut as part of IOI
As already noted, she finally made her debut with I.O.I as the last member and the main vocalist of the group, having placed 11th with a total of 136,780 votes. On May 4, the project girl-group I.O.I debuted with the mini-album Chrysalis.
On May 5, the group held their first media showcase where the girls discussed their album and performed their new songs for the first time, including the title track “Dream Girls”. They also performed songs from Produce 101, such as “24 Hours” and “Yum-Yum”. The group also performed their own versions of “Pick Me”, “Crush”, and “When the Cherry Blossoms Fade”, all of which are included in their new album. On the same day, they made their official debut on M! Countdown, performing both “Knock Knock Knock” and “Dream Girls”.
And here’s the video..
Yoo Yeon-jung’s Re-debut as WJSN’s Youngest Member
After the disbandment of I.O.I, Yeon-jung was introduced as the thirteenth member of Cosmic Girls (WJSN). On July 11, Starship Entertainment, said, “I.O.I’s Yoo Yeonjung will be joining Cosmic Girls, the girl-group co-produced by Starship and Yuehwa Entertainment. After much deliberation, and in consideration of Yoo Yeonjung’s synergy with Cosmic Girls, we decided to restructure Cosmic Girls as a 13-member group.”
The agency said that Cosmic Girls and Yoo Yeonjung were originally intended to debut in a single group, and both supported each other even when that didn’t happen. “It was a difficult decision to make as an agency, and the solid trust between Yoo Yeonjung and Cosmic Girls was a big factor in the decision. We hope you will give the group strength and encouragement.”
Then, on July 12, when members, Exy, Eunseo, Soobin, and Dawon were guests in ‘Park Kyung Rim’s 2 O’Clock Date,’ The DJ wanted to know the member’s reactions about the addition of Yoo Yeon Jung to the group. The Cosmic Girls answered, “We were happy, because we’ve been cheering one another on and we’ve been close since our trainee days. Yeon Jung is such a bright ball of energy that it was great to have her join our group.”
Eunseo, who now shares her room with Yeon Jung, surprised everyone when she admitted, “I’m sensitive about my room being messy, and I went head to head with Yeon Jung.” Eunseo mitigated everyone’s worries by joking, “And by going head to head I mean that we had a celebratory party. We had a fun time and snacked on peaches.”
This is a video of her first performace with Cosmic Girls (WJSN).