Let’s Keep Up With The Gorgeous Female K-Pop Idol, Yezi!
For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the name of Yezi, let us guide you to know more about her! Yezi is a famous K-Pop idol from South Korea, and she used to known as one of Fiestar’s members before the girl-group was disbanded. Currently, Yezi is well known as one of the best girl rappers in South Korea! Through this article, Channel Korea will tell you all about her, so stay tuned!
Basically, Yezi has amazed people with her epic rapping skill. She;s already proven herself to the world that through her rapping, she can handle the spotlight while she is on the stage. Moroever, after her appearance on some TV shows and survival shows, she gained more attention than before! And here it is, a full profile and recent information about Yezi, that you have to know!
Let’s start with Yezi’s full profile and general information!
Yezi was born in Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea on August 26, 1994. Currently, she’s 25 years old for international age, but she’s 26 years old for Korean age. And also, Yezi’s nationality is Korean.She was born with the real name Lee Ye-ji, and chose Yezi for her stage name.
Yezi’s zodiac sign is Virgo. For her weight, it was reported that Yezi’s weight was 44 kg, meanwhile her height was 159 cm. While she was teenager, she was educated at Kang Won-rae Dance School. She also used to be a backup dancer for some artists such as Park Mi-kyung and Hong Kyung-min. Actually, her parents weren’t going to allow her to become an artist, but after Yezi assured her parents about her dream, eventually her parents gave in to her dreams.
Interesting Facts About Yezi
- Yezi started her debut as one of the Fiestar members in 2012
- In Fiestar, Yezi was the maknae, and she used to be called as ‘the cute maknae‘
- Yezi has a younger brother
- Foresight Dream was her first single album, and it was released in 2016
- She chose BIG BANG’s T.O.P as her ideal type
- Yezi joined the Unpretty Rapstar 2 in 2015
Yezi’s Early Career and Becoming a Fiestar Member
as previously mentioned, while Yezi was a teenager, she had already become a backup dancer for some artists. She also went to a dance school and learned from several dancer0,s as well. When she moved to Seoul in her second year of middle school, Yezi finally joined an audition at LEON Entertainment.
One of the trainees in LEON Entertainment saw Yezi’s dancing and singing video through Cyworld. At that time, her video had become popular and gained a lot of attention. It also led her to join the audition in LEON Entertainment. After she got accepted, Yezi became a trainee for three years, and debuted as a Fiestar member in 2012.
For almost six years, Yezi and the rest of Fiestar’s members went through a lot of ups and downs. They released a collaboration with the famous singer IU even before their official debut, and it successfully became a hit single. The Sea of Moonlight single made it into the top ten on the Gaon Chart .
Meanwhile, Yezi’s official debut with Fiestar through the single Vista also gained a lot of positive reactions and success, as well. They also released several mini albums, such as Black Label in 2015 and A Delicate Sense in 2016. For A Delicate Sense, all of the members also participated in the production for the mini album, as well. In the same year, Fiestar released the single Apple Pie, which was their latest single before their disbandment in 2018.
Even though her first career was as a girl-group member, Yezi also had another project outside the Fiestar. She already released some solo singles! Moreover, Yezi participated in a survival show called Unpretty Rapstar 2 in 2015.
Let’s take a look at Yezi’s eras with Fiestar here!
Sea of Moonlight Era
We Don’t Stop Era
I Don’t Know Era
One More Era
You’re Pitiful Era
Apple Pie Era
Yezi in Upretty Rapstar 2
In 2015, Yezi participated in a competition-survival show, Unpretty Rapstar 2! Basically, Unpretty Rapstar was kind of a competition show which was focused on female rappers to show off their rapping skills. Yezi joined the second seasons of the show!
During Unpretty Rapstar 2, Yezi started becoming really famous after her performance of Crazy Dog. The viewers of Unpretty Rapstar 2 were starting recognize her even more, and admire her, as well. Unfortunately, Yezi was eliminated in the 8th episode. But luckily, she came back to Unpretty Rapstar 2 for a semi-final round after she succesfully won a revival round.
She has also released some solo singles during the competition show, such as Solo and Listen Up. Both of the singles were featured, respectively with Jay Park, Loco, and Hanhae, as well.
Then she also revealed her final thoughts about appearing on Unpretty Rapstar 2. She thought that it was such a good experience, she even considered appearing in another Unpretty Rapstar season along with other Fiestar members, as well.
Watch some of Yezi’s performances in Unpretty Rapstar 2 here: