Get To Know Elkie Chong — Singer and Actress
Elkie Chong is a Hong Kong artist who made her debut in South Korea with CLC. She was introduced as one of the new CLC members in February 2016. Elkie was a former child actress in Hong Kong and also a former member of a Hong Kong girl group. Lately, Elkie has requested the termination of her exclusive contract with Cube Entertainment. Without further ado, check out the details of Elkie which were compiled by Channel-Korea!
CLC’s Elkie’s Profile
- Stage Name: Elkie (엘키)
- English Name: Elkie Chong
- Korean Name: Jang Jung Heun (장정흔)
- Full Name: Chong Ting Yan (쫑딩얀, 莊錠欣)
- Nickname: Tinker Bell, Tink, Hyangsu Eonni, Elpeuki
- Date of Birth: November 2, 1998
- Place of Birth: Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong
- Nationality: Hongkonger
- Star Sign: Scorpio
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 163 cm
- Weight: 46 kg
- Debut Date: March 19, 2015 (with CLC)
- Associated Acts: CLC
- Agency: Cube Entertainment
- Education: Carmel Pak U Secondary School
- Official Instagram: chongtingyanelkie
Fun Facts About Elkie
- Elkie is the lead vocalist, lead dancer, and visual of CLC.
- Elkie was introduced as one of the new CLC members along with Kwon Eun-bin in February 2016.
- Elkie was selected through the Cube Global Audition and joined Cube in 2015. At the audition, she sang “Closer,” a song by Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation. She was a fan of CLC and was interested in K-pop, Korean dramas, and the released CLC new music video. She watched it secretly in the school bathroom.
- Elkie is the only member who does not share the same nationality as other foreign members in Cube Entertainment.
- Elkie can speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and English.
- Elkie’s representative fruit is cherry.
- Elkie appeared in the music video of BTOB’s “I’ll Be Your Man.”
- Her favorite season is fall. She likes the lonely feeling of autumn.
- She likes the color white the most, although her favorite color changes constantly.
- She is close to Cosmic Girl’s/WJSN’s Cheng Xiao. She is also a good friend of TWICE’s Tzuyu and Gugudan’s Sally.
- Her hobbies are watching K-dramas, collecting shoes, acting, and Chinese dance.
- On the V Live broadcast on July 17th, 2018, Elkie said that she likes sci-fi movies and dislikes romantic movies. In addition, Elkie does not watch animations.
- According to other CLC members, Elkie is the most hygienic member.
- She is a big eater. Seunghee also described Elkie as a “stomach that never rests.” Elkie’s favorite food is steak and cake.
- Throughout CLC’s Cheat Key, it was revealed that Elkie’s hobby is exploring restaurants.
- She can endure sleep, but sometimes she sleeps while eating.
- Elkie has expressed her love for Taeyeon and has been invited to a solo concert. Elkie also attended a Super Junior concert.
- When Elkie was younger, she was in an accident and hurt her wrist, which is why the bone on her wrist sticks out a little bit.
- Elkie appeared in the Korean drama Rich’s Family Son (2018). It was her K-drama debut.
- Along with Yujin, Elkie has her own room in CLC’s new dorm.
Elkie’s Pre-Debut Era
Elkie was a member of the Hong Kong girl group called HONEY BEES. She wasn’t particularly involved in the group. She thought that it was a hobby, and she felt the group was more of an academy crew. Elkie debuted as a child actress at the age of nine and has starred in various dramas. She was quite famous and a very well-known teenage star in Hong Kong.
Check out Elkie’s pre-debut video here:
Elkie’s Debut with CLC
Elkie was introduced to the public and made her debut with CLC in February 2016. She was added to the group with Kwon Eun-bin. She officially debuted on February 29, 2016, with the release of CLC’s third EP, Refresh. Elkie’s position in CLC is the lead vocalist. She is also the lead dancer of the group.
Unlike Seungyeon and Yujin, who learned professional dance, Elkie briefly learned Chinese dance and had experience in a dance crew in Hong Kong. She is quick to learn choreography and specializes in cover dancing. Despite living in Korea for a short time, Elkie’s pronunciation sounds native. It’s hard for fans to know that Elkie is a newcomer.
Check out Elkie’s first appearance after joining CLC with the song “High Heels!”
Elkie’s Focus Fancams
Check out the beautiful and charming performances by Elkie here!
Elkie has a pretty doll-like beauty due to her simple eyes and slender face, while on the other hand, she appears like an elf in a fairy tale due to her pointed ears.
CLC’s comeback with the digital single “Devil” is one of its best eras. Fans commented that Elkie’s black dress fits her so well and said that she looks stunning. Others said that Elkie is one of the top visual idols and stated that the Hong Kong girl is really pretty. We couldn’t agree more!
For the latest comeback, Elkie looks so beautiful with her black-blue hair! She looks so amazing. A fan said, “Elkie is so underrated. She wrote and composed a whole song in Korean (which isn’t even her first language), her cover of “Fly Me To the Moon” in English was perfect, not only is she one of the best vocalists in the group but she’s also an incredible dancer, she speaks several languages…. what a queen.” Fans also state that the standards to be in CLC are really high, “She is elegant but powerful, idk how to explain, just I enjoy her dancing so much,” “WHY IS SHE SO PRETTY WTF,” “The standards for CLC are so high, they’re so talented,” “Elkie slaying with her visuals all the time,” “My heart melted at the beginning… she’s gorgeous and VERY talented.”