Who are BLACKPINK?
BLACKPINK is the second girl group of YG Entertainment that debuted on August 8th, 2016, and released two songs in the singles Square One, respectively titled “BOOMBAYAH” as their debut track, and “Whistle” as their side B track. The words ‘black’ and ‘pink’ in the group’s name point to the notion that the greatness of women is not only seen from their beauty (signified by the feminine color of pink) but also from their talent (signified by the strong and bold color of black).
BLACKPINK has four members who were working as models for brand products and music videos before they debuted as BLACKPINK members. Now, aren’t you curious to know more about the members of BLACKPINK? Here, at Channel-Korea, we will provide you with all the information regarding the BLACKPINK members, starting from their personal info, facts, and photos. So, stay tuned!
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BLACKPINK official social media accounts
Before we get acquainted with the profiles of the four BLACKPINK members, it is better to first learn about their accounts on several social media platforms.
- Official Website: www.blackpinkofficial.com
- Facebook: BLACKPINKOFFICIAL
- Instagram: @blackpinkofficial
- YouTube: Blackpink
- SNOW (photo application): @blackpink_official
- Twitter: @ygofficialblink/@BLACKPINK
- vLive: Black Pink channel
- TikTok: @bp_tiktok
Jennie’s profile and facts
- Real Name: Jennie Kim
- Stage Name: Jennie
- Nickname: Jendeuk-ie, Jenjen, Nini, Jerry, Human Gucci
- Date of Birth: January 16th, 1996
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 163 cm (5’4”)
- Weight: ± 48 kg (105 lbs)
- Blood Type: B
- Siblings: None
- Training Time: Five years and eleven months
Pre-debut career experience:
- Female Model in G-Dragon’s MV “That XX”
- Collaborating with Seungri on a song titled “GG Be”
- Collaborating with Lee Hi on a song titled “Special”
- Collaborating with G-Dragon on a song titled “Black”
Fun facts about BLACKPINK’s Jennie:
- She was born in Anyang, a city in the province of Gyeonggi, South Korea.
- She doesn’t have any siblings.
- Jennie is said to have studied abroad in New Zealand, Canada, and the Netherlands.
- She studied in New Zealand at ACG Parnell College.
- She lived in Auckland, New Zealand for five years.
- Jennie is fluent in three languages, namely Korean, English, and Japanese.
- Jennie is known as ‘the YG princess’ in the group.
- Jennie has so many nicknames such as Jendeuk-ie, Human Gucci, Jerry, and Nini. She is called Jendeuk-ie because she likes to stick with people (jendeuk means to stick with). One of her nicknames used to be “Human Gucci” due to the fact that she often wears expensive clothing from Gucci, nowadays it’s ‘Human Chanel’. Jennie got the nickname Jerry when she was young because of Tom and Jerry, and Jerry sounded like Jennie, so that’s how she got it. She also has the nickname NiNi, she will call herself it all the time when posting on the Vapp or IG.
- Jennie was ranked 18th on The 100 Most Beautiful Faces Of 2017. She was also ranked 13th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018, and 19th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019.
- Jennie auditioned in her country of origin, New Zealand.
- She trained for five years and eleven months.
- When she was a trainee, Jennie was being called the ‘YG Ace’ due to her above-average skills in rapping and singing. However, when she auditioned for YG Entertainment, Jennie specifically took rapping as her specialization.
- On November 12th, 2018, Jennie debuted as a solo artist with the song “SOLO.“
- During pre-debut, Jennie had a temporary tattoo on her wrist with the words “Stay Strong” designed in cursive. She used it as a reminder to keep holding on to her dream of being an idol. As she trained for almost six years in YG Entertainment before her debut in 2016, it was a long and arduous journey for her.
- Jennie is the fashion icon of the group. (Based on their previous interviews; also, she’s usually the member who gets invited to luxury fashion events).
- Jennie is the Chanel House Ambassador, Hera Muse/Global Ambassador, KTcorp Endorser (The biggest telephone company in South Korea), Endorser Of Calvin Klein Jeans, Endorser Of Gentle Monster and has collaborated with them and designed her own sunglasses collection.
- She is the first K-Pop idol to be on the cover of Korea’s Top 6 magazines, such as ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Harper’s Bazaar magazine, W magazine, Vogue Korea magazine, and Marie Claire magazine. She also has appeared on the covers of numerous smaller magazines such as Top Class, Dazed, Nylon Japan, Billboard, and High Cut.
- She is a regular member of the show Village Survival, the Eight.
- Jennie is the best at cooking. (From BlackPink’s ch+ survey, the members voted Jennie as the person who is the best at cooking).
- Jennie can play the piano and flute.
- Her favorite foods are anything that is Korean food.
- Her favorite colors are black and pink.
- Her favorite number is 1.
- In the variety show Weekly Idol, Jennie revealed that she has unexpected charms, namely looking cute but also sexy, looking tough but also innocent, having a cold yet warm aura, and looking fragile but also strong.
- Jennie can imitate a baby’s voice and an angry cat’s expression.
- Jennie has two puppies named Kai and Kuma.
- She is close friends with Nayeon (Twice), Irene (Red Velvet), Yerin (GFriend), Chahee (Melody Day), and Lime (Hello Venus).
- Jennie prefers sexy guys over cute ones. (Blackpink Live Radio Interview).
- On January 1st, 2019, it was revealed that Jennie and EXO‘s Kai are dating, but on January 25th, 2019, SM Entertainment confirmed that Jennie and Kai broke up, in order to focus on their personal careers.
- Jennie’s ideal type: someone who is a hard worker.
Photos of BLACKPINK’s Jennie
Jisoo’s profile and facts
- Real Name: Kim Jisoo
- Stage Name: Jisoo
- Nickname: Chi Choo, Jichu
- Date of Birth: January 3rd, 1995
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 162 cm (5’4”)
- Weight: ± 45 kg (99 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Siblings: 2
- Training Time: Five years
Pre-debut career experience:
- Female model in Epic High’s MV “Spoiler”
- Female model in Epic High’s MV “Happy Ending”
- Female model in Hi-Suhyun feat Bobby’s MV “I’m Different”
- Female model in Samsonite RED’s CF with actor Lee Minho
- Female model in NIKON I J5 CF
- Female model in Angel Stone CF
- Female model in LG CF with boy group IKON
- Female model in Smart Uniform CF with boy group iKON
- Cameo in the KBS drama The Producers
Fun facts about BLACKPINK’s Jisoo:
- Jisoo was born in Gunpo, a city in the province of Gyeonggi, South Korea.
- She has an older brother and an older sister, she is the youngest.
- Jisoo’s Chinese zodiac sign is Dog.
- Jisoo can speak Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and basic English.
- In her school, Jisoo was popular for her beauty and kindness.
- Jisoo was ranked 78th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019.
- Jisoo is called the Man Heart’s Destroyer and Boy Crush.
- Kim Samuel publicly confessed that he has a crush on Jisoo.
- Jisoo made a cameo appearance in Arthdal Chronicles and in the KBS drama The Producers.
- In August 2020, she was confirmed as a leading actress for a new drama titled Snowdrop produced by Sky Castle creators.
- She acted in HI-SUHYUN’s “I’m Different” MV, and in EPIK HIGH’s – “스포일러(SPOILER) + 헤픈엔딩(HAPPEN ENDING)” M/V.
- She appeared in different CFs such as SAMSONITE RED CF with Lee Minho (2015), Nikon 1 J5 CF (2015), SMART UNIFORM CF with iKON (2015), Angel Stone CF (2015), SMART UNIFORM CF with iKON (2016), LG Stylus2 CF (2016).
- Jisoo was an Inkigayo MC (starting from February 5th, 2017 to February 3rd, 2018) alongside GOT7‘s Jinyoung and NCT‘s Doyoung.
- She trained for five years (since July 2011).
- Jisoo’s audition song was “I Have A Lover” by Lee Eun Mi.
- Jisoo is well known for being the only member that hasn’t cried at award shows, but one of the other members said that she cries alone.
- Jisoo is the mood maker of BLACKPINK, hence her 4D personality. She loves telling dad jokes.
- IKON members said she has the brightest smile.
- Jisoo’s lips turn into a heart shape when she smiles.
- Jisoo can play the drums and piano but not the guitar (in a vlive with Rosé she told Rosé to teach her).
- Jisoo is a white belt in taekwondo. She also can play basketball and inline skates but she can’t ride bicycles.
- Jisoo really likes Pikachu (she has a lot of Pikachu merchandise).
- Jisoo invented the word “yeong-an” which means “anyoeong” (and is the reverse form of it).
- Jisoo likes reading books. She also likes to read manga as she keeps a stack of them near her bed to help her sleep. (V-live).
- She loves the color purple.
- She’s a PC Gamer.
- Jisoo can eat every food except animal organs but she stated that she especially likes rice.
- Jisoo has a dog named Dalgom.
- She is close friends with Twice’s Nayeon (since trainee days), and with Red Velvet’s Seulgi. Jisoo is also friends with Bona of WJSN and Sowon of GFriend.
- Jisoo’s ideal type: someone who is really into her or who smiles pretty.