Knowing More About AOA Members

AOA is the first girl group of FNC Entertainment who debuted on 9 August 2012 with their debut title track ‘Elvis’ which is also the part of their first single ‘Angels’ Story’.  AOA is the abbreviation of the group name as in Ace of Angels because, in their early days of career, each member of the AOA had a certain angel name for themselves. AOA has the concept of 7+1 members as the group also has several sub-units. Now, aren’t you curious to know more about the members of AOA? Here at Channel-Korea, we will provide the information regarding all AOA members, starting from their personal info, facts, and pictures. So, stay tuned!

AOA Official Social Media Accounts


Before we get to know the profiles of eight AOA members, it is more important to know first about their accounts on several social media platforms.

Official Website:

Facebook: AOA (@Official AOA)

Twitter: @Official_AOA

Daum Fancafe: AOA & ELVIS (@aceofangels)

Youtube: AOA (@aceofangels8)

AOA Seolhyun Profile


Real Name: Kim Seolhyun

Stage Name: Seolhyun

Angel Name: Seolhyunari

Nickname: Lady Seoulhyun, Candy, Beauty Princess, Navigator Seolhyun, Fashion Terrorist, Diarrhea (nicknamed by AOA members)

Date of Birth: Bucheon, 3 January 1995

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 167 cm

Weight: ± 47 kg

Blood Type: A

Siblings: 1

Position: Face of the Group, Vocalist, Dancer

Skills: Dancing, piano, acting

Instagram: @sh_9513

Fun Facts about AOA Seolhyun:

  • Seolhyun is the most popular member of AOA.
  • Seolhyun has played piano ever since she was a child as her mother is a piano teacher.
  • Seolhyun was one of the best students in her school and got accepted to Kyunghee University
  • When she was a student, Seolhyun joined a band.
  • Seolhyun is the crybaby in her group.
  • Seolhyun did not promote ‘Mini Skirt’ because she was injured at that time.
  • Seolhyun befriends all members of CN BLUE and FT ISLAND.
  • Seolhyun’s close friends are Yeo Jingoo and Lee Jonghyun.
  • Seolhyun’s role model is SISTAR’s Hyorin.
  • Seolhyun really likes animals. This fact is proven as she is not afraid to touch snakes or frogs.
  • Seolhyun cannot sleep without her childhood blanket.
  • Seolhyun is not a good speaker as she cannot explain things well.
  • Seolhyun is the only AOA member who does not join any AOA subunit.
  • Seolhyun’s sister is a fashion editor for Cosmopolitan, named Kim Joohyun.

Pictures of AOA Seolhyun



AOA Choa Profile


Real Name: Park Cho Ah

Stage Name: Choa

Angel Name: Choaya

Nickname: AnChoa, Cho-jumma, Cho-eomma

Date of Birth: Incheon, 6 March 1990

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 160 cm

Weight: ± 42 kg

Blood Type: O

Siblings: 2

Position: Main Vocalist, Dancer, Guitarist

Skills: Vocals, guitar, drums, and piano

Sub-unit: AOA Black

Instagram: @queenchoa_

Fun Facts about AOA Choa:

  • Choa has trained in JYP Entertainment and joined auditions for SM Entertainment fifteen times but all her endeavors failed.
  • The first person who helped Choa to debut is Juniel as she informed Choa that FNC Entertainment was auditioning to form a girl group.
  • Initially, Choa’s father did not allow Choa to be a singer because he wanted Choa to be an average person. On the other hand, Choa’s mother let Choa pursue her desire to be an idol because she was also an excellent pianist.
  • Choa is considered as the mother of AOA.
  • Choa’s close friends are Juniel and f(x)’s Luna.
  • Choa trained her guitar skill for three years and she is also able to play the piano.
  • Choa likes to cook.
  • Choa admires MAMAMOO and stated that she wants to do a collaboration, especially with Hwasa.
  • Choa’s role models are singers Uhm Junghwa, Park Misun, and Kim Sungjoo.
  • Choa’s favorite color is white.
  • Choa’s favorite food is salmon, watermelon, chicken, and sashimi.
  • Choa debuted as a solo singer on 17 December 2015 with a song titled ‘Flame’.
  • Choa has officially left AOA on 22 June 2017.

Pictures of AOA Choa


AOA Jimin Profile


Real Name: Shin Jimin

Stage Name: Jimin

Angel Name: Jiminiel

Nickname: Top Madam, Diva Jimin

Date of Birth: Seoul, 8 January 1991

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 160 cm

Weight: ±43 kg

Blood Type: AB

Siblings: 1

Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist, Dancer, Guitarist

Skills: Rap, guitar, harmonica, piano, Mandarin

Sub-unit: AOA Black

Instagram: @jiminbaby_18

Fun Facts about AOA Jimin:

  • Besides Korean, Jimin is also fluent in Mandarin and a little bit in Japanese.
  • Since she was a child, Jimin has learned to play musical instruments, such as guitar, harmonica, and piano.
  • Jimin’s role model is singer Lee Hyori.
  • Jimin is a Jay Park’s fan and considers him as her ideal type.
  • Jimin likes to eat, sleep, and look at the pictures of cute dogs because it makes her comfortable.
  • Jimin does not like cucumber.
  • Jimin’s favorite color is metallic.
  • Jimin participated in TV program ‘Unpretty Rapstar’ in 2015.
  • Jimin debuted as a solo singer with a song titled ‘Call You Bae’ which features EXO’s Xiumin.

Pictures of AOA Jimin


AOA Hyejeong Profile


Real Name: Shin Hyejeong

Stage Name: Hyejeong

Angel Name: Hyejeong.linus

Nickname: Beauty Angel, Dong Dong

Date of Birth: Seoul, 10 August 1993

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 170 cm

Weight: ± 48 kg

Blood Type: A

Siblings: None

Position:  Vocalist, Visual, Dancer

Skills: Dancing, cheerleading

Sub-unit: AOA Cream

Instagram: @dongdong810

Fun Facts about AOA Hyejeong:

  • Hyejeong has been with FNC Entertainment since 2010.
  • Hyejeong won a cheerleader competition when she was a high schooler and got accepted to Sungkyunkwan University.
  • Hyejeong’s father is a CEO of the logistic company which is well known in South Korea.
  • Hyejeong has participated in supermodel competitions.
  • Hyejeong previously wore glasses.
  • Hyejeong is known for having a 4D personality.
  • Hyejeong is a good friend of MBLAQ’s Mir, BTOB Peniel, and RAINBOW Seungah.
  • Hyejeong’s favorite colors are red, sky blue, and pink.

Pictures of AOA Hyejeong


AOA Mina Profile


Real Name: Kwon Mina

Stage Name: Mina

Angel Name: Minaring

Nickname: Maeng-ah

Date of Birth: Busan, 21 September 1993

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 160 cm

Weight: ± 43 kg

Blood Type: AB

Siblings: 1

Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Dancer, Bassist

Skills: Bass, composing

Sub-unit: AOA Black

Instagram: @kvwowv

Fun Facts about AOA Mina:

  • Mina joined n audition for FNC Entertainment in 2009 and instantly moved with her parents to Seoul when she passed.
  • Mina is a former ulzzang (attractive person in the internet community).
  • Mina does not like to exercise as she prefers to walk while swinging her hands.
  • Mina hates to be disturbed when she is eating.
  • Mina did not join the promotion for AOA’s comeback ‘Like a Cat’ because her father passed away due to cancer.
  • Mina likes to listen to music and watch the video before she sleeps.
  • Mina’s role models are singers Uhm Junghwa and Lee Junghyun.
  • Mina is a good friend of Ladies Code’s Sojung.
  • Mina’s favorite food is yukhoe and thick pasta.
  • Mina really liked to write essays when she was young and she wants to write a fiction novel one day.
  • Mina’s favorite colors are white, red, and black.

Pictures of AOA Mina


AOA Yuna Profile


Real Name: Seo Yuna

Stage Name: Yuna

Angel Name: Yunaria

Nickname: Lion, Jigglypuff, Yunaseo, Fox, Chikorita

Date of Birth: Busan, 30 December 1992

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 163 cm

Weight: ±45 kg

Blood Type: O

Siblings: 1

Position: Lead Vocalist, Dancer, Keyboardist

Skills: Singing, piano, guitar

Sub-unit: AOA Black, AOA Cream

Instagram: @yn_s_1230

Fun Facts about AOA Yuna:

  • Yuna has played piano since she was seven years old.
  • Yuna dreamed of being a singer when she was a teenager.
  • When she was eighteen, Yuna lived with her uncle and learned to sing and dance.
  • Yuna has a younger sister named Seo Yuri who has debuted in Berry Good with stage name ‘Seoyul’.
  • Yuna’s role model is Maria Digby.
  • Yuna’s personality is described as calm and cheerful but when she meets strangers, she becomes shy.
  • Yuna has two dogs named Jjong and Cream.
  • Yuna’s favorite food is raw fish, meat, and ramen.
  • According to AOA members, Yuna has the best body in the group.
  • Yuna is the only AOA member who joins two subunits.
  • Yuna’s favorite colors are black and red.
  • When she is stressed, Yuna will listen to music loudly while walking.
  • Yuna debuted as an actress in KBS drama ‘Prince’s Prince’.

Pictures of AOA Yuna


AOA Chanmi Profile


Real Name: Kim Chanmi

Stage Name: Chanmi

Angel Name: Chanmi T.T

Nickname: Jigglypuff, Super Computer, Michan

Date of Birth: Gumi, 19 June 1996

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 166 cm

Weight: ± 47 kg

Blood Type: AB

Siblings: 2

Position: Vocal, Rap, Dancer

Skills: Dancing

Sub-unit: AOA Cream

Instagram: @chanmi_96a

Fun Facts about AOA Chanmi:

  • Chanmi and her two siblings were raised by their mother because their parents divorced when Chanmi was in elementary school.
  • Chanmi’s mother opened a beauty salon to feed their family.
  • Chanmi joined FNC Entertainment when she was a high schooler.
  • Chanmi’s role model is singer BoA.
  • Despite being the youngest member of the group, Chanmi is the bravest amongst all of AOA members.
  • Chanmi likes to ride a bike and do crafting.
  • Chanmi’s favorite food are biscuits, flour products, ramen, and udon
  • Chanmi’s favorite color is black.
  • Chanmi’s favorite artists are Hayley Westerna, Pinodyne, and AOA.
  • Chanmi has two cats, namely Gureumi and Bakmi.

Pictures of AOA Chanmi


AOA Youkyung Profile


Real Name: Seo Youkyung

Stage Name: Youkyung

Angel Name: Y (Half Angel)

Date of Birth: 15 March 1993

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 167 cm

Weight: ± 48 kg

Blood Type: O

Siblings: 1

Position: Drummer

Skills: Drums, rap

Sub-unit: AOA Black

Instagram: @drrrr.youkyung

Fun Facts about AOA Youkyung:

  • Youkyung only joined one of AOA’s subunit groups, AOA Black.
  • Youkyung is the former member of Sponge Band.
  • Youkyung is Super Junior’s Heechul’s fans.
  • Besides drums, Youkyung is able to play the piano well.
  • Youkyung does not like cockroaches and horror movies.
  • Youkyung likes every food which has coffee flavor.
  • Youkyung’s favorite colors are black and white.
  • Youkyung has officially left AOA on 15 October 2016.

Pictures of AOA Youkyung


AOA Members Popularity Ranking


AOA members ranking in terms of popularity are very obvious as Seolhyun occupies the first place due to continuous acting projects and commercial brands that she has done. On the other hand, the second place is equally shared by Choa and Jimin. Choa, who is known as the powerhouse vocalist in AOA, is appreciated by the public because of her friendliness and easy going personality as seen in variety shows.  Meanwhile Jimin, who has showcased her skill in rapping through tv program ‘Unpretty Rapstar’, is getting known more and more by the public. The same thing can be said for the third place which is occupied equally by Hyejeong, Yuna, Chanmi, and Mina who did solo projects that were mostly in the acting field. The last place is owned by Youkyung, who rarely appears with AOA, hence her popularity ranking being the lowest in the group.