Everything You Should Know About Fanatics’ Main Vocalist Lee Na-yeon a.k.a Rayeon!
Fanatics (Hangul: (파나틱스) is a South Korean girl group that debuted on August 6, 2019, under FENT. Fanatics had 6 original members with Doi, Chaelin, Chiayi, Sika, Yoonhye, and Doah. But, in April 2020, there were 2 additional members, Fanatics’ Via and Rayeon, who joined the group and started their career journeys while promoting “V.A.V.I Girl”
In this article, there’s detailed information about Fanatics’ Rayeon, who is the main vocalist of the group and joined Mnet’s Girls Planet 999 in 2021 as a contestant. Without waiting any longer, let’s find out more about Fanatics’ Rayeon starting from her full profile, fun facts, until her appearance in Mnet’s Girls Planet 999 in the article below!
Fanatics’ Rayeon’s Full Profile
Real Name: Lee Na-yeon (Hangul: 이나연)
Stage Name: Rayeon (Hangul: 나연)
Birth: Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, November 24, 2001
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Blood Type: A
Family Member: Parents
Position in the Group: Main Vocalist
Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts (Faculty of Performing Arts, Major Acting)
Fanatics’ Rayeon’s Fun Facts
- Fanatics’ Rayeon joined Fanatics in April 2020 alongside Via
- Fanatics’ Rayeon’s MBTI is ESTJ
- Fanatics’ Rayeon said through V Live that her TOEIC score was 985
- Fanatics’ Rayeon’s parents run a café, and she once recorded content for YouTube while brewing coffee in there
- Fanatics’ Rayeon’s hobby is tennis
- Fanatics’ Rayeon’s favorite food is tteokbokki which is a common street food in South Korea
- Fanatics’ Rayeon would love to go visit Hawaii because she loves the seaside
- Fanatics’ Rayeon can speak English and Chinese
- Fanatics’ Rayeon is learning Japanese from Sika
- Fanatics’ Rayeon’s nickname is Pengsu
- Fanatics’ Rayeon went to an international school in China
- Fanatics’ Rayeon wants to attend many popular TV show programs to expose herself to many fans
- Fanatics’ Rayeon’s strength is always thinking in a positive way
- Fanatics’ Rayeon’s role models are Baek Yerin and Park Junghyun
- Fanatics’ Rayeon has been trained at the Entertainer Education Academy since 2018 which is located in Jung-gu, Seoul
- Fanatics’ Rayeon passed Wellmade Star ENT as a trainee, but it seems that she did not go there
- Fanatics’ Rayeon’s husky sound makes her voice similar to Park Bom
- Fanatics’ Rayeon is one of the visual members along with Fanatics’ Doi and Doah
- Fanatics’ Rayeon has a similar appearance with EVERGLOW’s Yiren
- Fanatics’ Rayeon’s motto is “Let’s do our best once in a lifetime”
Fanatics’ Rayeon’s Song Covers
Fanatics’ Rayeon is one of the main vocalists who has very good talent and stands out among the members because of her melodious voice. She has also appeared several times on Fanatics’ official YouTube channel when uploading song covers.
Let’s get to know more about Fanatics’ Rayeon by watching her song covers below!
On August 6, 2020, Fanatics’ Rayeon did a cover of a song titled “End” and showed her vocal skills very well with only a piano being heard throughout the song. Fanatics’ Rayeon proved that her vocal range can reach high notes very easily and is seen singing this song very easily.
On October 27, 2020, Fanatics’ Rayeon did another cover song by singing BTS‘ “Dynamite” very cheerfully. One of the top singles sung by BTS sounds very cheerful and feminine when sung by Fanatics’ Rayeon who looks simply beautiful in this cover video.
On August 31, 2020, another song cover was uploaded on Fanatics’ official YouTube channel and showed Fanatics’ Rayeon singing a single titled “Always Remember Us This Way.” In this song, the tone fits perfectly with Fanatics’ Rayeon’s singing ability because she looks very stable when delivering a mellow song.
On September 2, 2020, Fanatics’ Rayeon again uploaded a song cover on the YouTube channel by singing an “On My Mind” cover. In some slow-tempo RnB songs like this one, Fanatics’ Rayeon seems to be enjoying the song so well that she can clearly show the color of her voice in this song.
On September 4, 2020, Fanatics’ Rayeon sang one of the songs popularized by Baek Yerin, which is “Across the Universe.” she looks very sweet when she sings this song as a soloist. Maybe those of you who have seen Fanatics’ Rayeon’s song covers so far think that she has potential as a cool soloist in the future, right?
On October 30, 2020, Fanatics’ official YouTube channel uploaded another song cover by Rayeon who sang the song titled “Like a Dream.” As you can expect, she sings very well in several RnB genre songs with medium tempo. Although she is still a rookie idol, her singing ability deserves to be well appreciated.
On December 21, 2020, Fanatics’ Rayeon uploaded a cover to celebrate Christmas by singing a song titled “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Fanatics’ Rayeon not only sings very beautifully and sweetly in this song cover, but she also doesn’t get tired of providing the latest content for her fans to enjoy her melodious voice at the same time.
What do you think about Fanatics’ Rayeon’s song covers?
Fanatics’ Rayeon’s Appearance in Girls Planet 999
Mnet’s Girls Planet 999 is a survival show with several contestants coming from idols and trainees. Not only that but this survival show also received participation from contestants who came from Korea, China, and Japan. The concept given during Girls Planet 999 is also different. Several contestants who came from different countries can unite in one team.
To find out about Fanatics’ Rayeon on Girls Planet 999 as a contestant, let’s find out more in this session below!
Fanatics’ Rayeon characterized herself with these words, “Addictive and sentimental vocal! A girl with balanced hexagon score RAYEON.” Fanatics’ Rayeon also got her first rank on K18. She also appeared with a solo cam as a contestant in K-Group while performing the Girls Planet 999 theme song titled “O.O.O.”
One of the iconic performances ever brought by Fanatics’ Rayeon on Girls Planet 999 was when she was in the same team as Huh Jiwon, Suh Jimin, and Kim Yubin. The team performed “Whatta Man” by I.O.I in episode 2 very well and was stable on stage. All the members look very in sync while doing the choreography, and the high notes they sing on stage sound very clear.
In episode 4, you can see a little snippet of Fanatics’ Rayeon’s team during Girls Planet 999 who was doing rehearsal with some of the judges who would give input on their performance. There were some comments given to the contestants for the mistakes they made while singing. Fanatics’ Rayeon was in charge as the leader, and she even cried because she was under so much pressure in this episode.
Fanatics’ Rayeon performed “The Fifth Season” by Oh My Girl when she was teamed up with Team 2 in the Connect Mission. In this performance, Fanatics’ Rayeon got her own solo cam when performing on stage. Besides that, you can also hear clearly when the contestants sing live, and all the contestants sing very well with their respective vocal abilities.
Unfortunately, during this episode, Fanatics’ Rayeon and her team lost and she was eliminated with her cell in episode 5. Her second rank was 23 and her cell position was 27. After being eliminated, Fanatics’ Rayeon uploaded a message via Fanatics’ official YouTube account on September 3, 2021.
In the video message, Rayeon greets fans and expresses her gratitude for the support that has been given to her while speaking in Korean, English, and Mandarin. She also apologized for the mistakes she made while performing and admitted that she will always work hard to meet fans’ expectations.
Besides Rayeon, other Fanatics members who participated on Mnet’s Girls Planet 999 were Chiayi and Doah.
Well, that is all of the information about Fanatics’ Rayeon and everything about her that you should know. Don’t forget to keep supporting her and give a lot of love for Fanatics’ Rayeon. If you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your social media and wait for another interesting article from Channel-Korea!