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From 7th mini album "FEVER SEASON" (2019)
Stage Name Umji
Birth Name 김예원Kim, Yewon
Birth Aug 19, 1998 in South Korea
(Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon-si)
Body Features Height: 165cm;  Foot size: 250mm;  Blood type: O
Family Parents, Older brother, Older sister
Occupation(s) Singer
Debut Jan 16, 2015 as a member of GFRIEND
Label Source Music


Umji is the youngest member of GFRIEND.

1. History

⋅got cast in 2014 on the way she went to eat dakgalbi(spicy stir-fried chicken).
⋅had trained for only 11 months until debut.

⋅debuted as a member of GFRIEND. (Jan 16)1

⋅appeared on the show "전국 아이돌 사돈의 팔촌 노래자랑" with older brother. (Feb 8)   Clip
⋅appeared on the show "능력자들". (Apr 1)   Clip
⋅released song "The Way" for OST of the drama "Shopping King Louie". (Sep 29)   MV
⋅was out for schedules including reality show "여자친구가 사랑한 유럽Europe, that GFriend Loves" with a leg injury. (Oct)

⋅appeared on the show "Running Man". (Mar 26)   Clip
⋅appeared on the show "안녕하세요" with SinB. (Mar 20)   Clip
⋅did V live personally. (Jun ~ Aug)   Ep1
⋅appeared on the show "배틀 트립Battle Trip" with SinB and Yuju. (Aug 5)   Clip ⋅appeared on the show "복면가왕King of Mask Singer". (Nov 26/Dec 3)   Clip

⋅did a model on Japanese fashion magazine "Popteen". (Jun 2018 ~ Jun 2019)2
⋅was an MC for the show "요고바라 - 요즘 고딩들의 바깥 라이프". (Jul 29 ~ Sep 30)   Ep1

⋅appeared on the show "복면가왕King of Mask Singer" with SinB as a panel. (Jul 14/21)   Clip

2. Trivia

⋅Her stage name Umji named by president of Source Music. It is name of heroin from the Korean comic "까치Kkachi" series in the 80s. It also means "thumb" in Korean.3
⋅She cried for three days when she heard her stage name is Umji. (It sounds a bit old-fashioned.)
⋅She learned cello for three years.
⋅Her father is a dentist. She went along with her father when he get to North Korea for the medical service activity.
⋅Her older brother majored in Oriental painting, and older sister did in Korean dance.4
⋅She speaks English. She attended English kindergarten.
⋅She cracked a camera lens with a perfect bulls-eye at 2016 thanks giving day Idol Star Athletics Championships.   Clip

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  1. Umji of comic "Kkachi"

  2. a family picture had revealed on TV