Meet Cosmic Girls’ Visual, Bona!
Surely, you already know about the girl group named Cosmic Girls (WJSN)! However, do you guys already know about the members’ individual lives, especially the prettiest member Bona? In this article, Channel-Korea will tell you everything about Cosmic Girls’ Bona ranging from her profile to her friendship with Blackpink’s Jisoo. So, keep on reading!
Cosmic Girls’ Bona’s Profile
Name : Kim Ji-yeon (김지연)
Stage name : Bona (보나)
Nickname : Bo-Bunny
Birthdate : August 9, 1995
Birthplace : Gwangyeoksi, Daegu, South Korea
Height : 163 cm
Weight : 45 kg
Zodiac : Leo
Chinese zodiac : Pig
Blood type : A
Nationality : Korean
Years active : 2016 – present
Occupation : Singer, Actress, Dancer, Rapper
Group : Cosmic Girls (WJSN)
Sub-unit : Wonder Unit
Agencies : Starship Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment
Instagram : @bn_95819
Bona’s Fun Facts
- She has an older brother and sister.
- Before joining Starship Entertainment, she was a Cube Entertainment trainee for 6 years.
- Bona was a trainee for a year at Starship Entertainment.
- Bona is good at playing the piano.
- Spring and autumn are her favorite seasons.
- Pink, red, white, and black are Bona’s favorite colors.
- Bona and all BTOB members are friends.
- When Bona falls asleep, she snores loudly sometimes.
- Bona’s favorite snack and drink combinations are wine and cheese and meat and soju. Among the Cosmic Girls (WJSN) members, Bona is the heaviest drinker.
- She never speaks in Deagu dialect because she forgot how.
- She would like to appear on the Korean variety show Secret Unnie with Red Velvet’s Irene.
Debut With Cosmic Girls
Cosmic Girls (WJSN) is a girl group by two agencies from Korea and China named Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment. It consists of 13 members (10 Korean and 3 Chinese) who are Mei Qi, Exy, Yeonjung, Dayoung, SeolA, Eunseo, Yeoreum, Cheng Xiao, Xuan Yi, Luda, Dawon, Soobin, and Bona. In the group, Bona is the lead dancer, rapper, sub-vocalist, and visual.
On February 25, 2016, Bona and her group debuted by releasing their first mini-album Would You Like? with the main tracks “Mo Mo Mo” and “Catch Me”. The group made its first debut stage on the same day on Mnet’s weekly music program M! Countdown. Here is Bona’s appearance with Cosmic Girls for the first time on M! Countdown!
A year before its debut, Cosmic Girls were revealed by the agencies through 4 sub-units named Wonder, Joy, Sweet, and Natural. Bona is a member of the Wonder unit along with Dayoung and Cheng Xiao. This sub-unit was revealed on December 10, 2015, and became the first sub-unit of Cosmic Girls.
Cosmic Girls’ Bona’s Dramas
Besides becoming a singer, Bona is also an actress. She started her career in acting in 2017, and the first television series that she played in is titled Hit the Top where she played a supporting role named Do Hye-ri. She also starred in various dramas such as Girls’ Generation 1979, Radio Romance, Your House Helper, and Homemade Love Story. But, there are two dramas that she played the main role in which can be seen below:
Bona in Girls’ Generation 1979
In 2017, Bona starred in the drama Girls’ Generation 1979 which aired on KBS2. This drama is an adaptation of a novel written by Kim Yong Hee. In this drama, Bona got the lead role for the first time as Lee Jung Hee. Bona co-acted with actor Chae Seo-jin as Park Hye-joo.
This drama is set in the 1970s and tells a story of the love and friendship of girl gangs in a high school in Daegu. Lee Jung Hee (Bona) is a daughter of a toy company manager who has a cheerful personality and lives her teenage dealing with usual things such as a dispute with her friends over a boy, etc.
So, here is a snippet from Girls’ Generation 1970 as well as Bona’s acting as Lee Jung Hee!
Appearance in Your House Helper
Bona landed the lead role for the second time in the drama Your House Helper in 2018 which is based on a webtoon. In this drama, Bona played Im Da-young and acted alongside actor Ha Seok-jin who played Kim Ji-woon.
This drama tells Kim Ji-woon’s story who is a businessman who then decides to quit his job to become a house helper. He also helps solve the problems of the people who live at his workplaces. One person that he helps is Im Da-young (Bona) who is an apprentice worker who has a job that always makes her exhausted. Ji-woon’s presence made a lot of changes in people’s lives.
Here’s Bona’s acting in Your House Helper!
Cosmic Girls’ Bona and Monsta X’s Kihyun’s Dating Rumor
In April 2020, Cosmic Girls’ Bona was reported to be dating Monsta X’s Kihyun for 5 years. Both of them are artists under the same agency. This was first reported by a media named Sports Chosun on April 21, 2020. According to Sports Chosun, they had been close since they were trainees, and they also went on vacation to Jeju Island together by choosing a private place and spending their time in Kihyun’s car. But, this news was denied by Starship Entertainment, and the agency said that they had relation only as a senior and junior.
Cosmic Girls’ Bona and Blackpink’s Jisoo’s Friendship
Unexpectedly, it turned out that Cosmic Girls’ Bona and Blacpink’s Jisoo had known each other for a long time and were friends. But, this can be seen when they were promoting on the same music program Inkigayo. At that time, Blackpink was promoting “How You Like That” while Bona and Cosmic Girls were promoting their song “Butterfly.” Their friendship was also shown on their Instagram stories that they posted on the same day.
Jisoo said, “Nice to meet you.” Then, Bona wrote the caption, “For the first time in a long time we met again by wearing make-up.”
That’s all the information about Cosmic Girls’ Bona that you have to know. After reading this article, don’t forget to put your thoughts in the comment section!