Let’s Get Personal With Hinapia’s Yaebin!
Do you still remember the girl group from Pledis Entertainment, Pristin? While it is sad news that the group had to disband in May 2019 with only three years of career, it is not the end of Pristin’s former members’ careers in the Korean music industry. Meet Hinapia who debuted through the release of “DRIP” as their debut song on November 3rd, 2019. Formed by the small agency OSR Entertainment, this girl group consists of five members, four of whom are former members of Pristin (Eunwoo, Minkyung/Roa, Kyungwon/Yuha, and Yebin/Rena) and one new member (Bada).
One of the former Pristin members is Yaebin, who once lived in the Philippines. She is a rapper, dancer, and vocalist of Hinapia and used to be part of the DreamVocal Vocal Academy. She was once a Pristin member with the stage name Rena and even took part in Mnet’s Show Me The Money 4 and made it to the second round. She is also a member of the longest trainee period since 2011! Now, of course, that was a little introduction to her. But, that was not all. If you’re still curious to know her better scroll down this article below!
Full Profile of Hinapia’s Yebin
Stage Name: Yaebin (예빈)
Real Name: Kang Yae-bin (강예빈)
Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Date of Birth: October 19th, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Tiger
Height: 163.5 cm (5’4″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Fun Facts about Hinapia’s Yebin
- Ilsan, South Korea, is her birthplace
- She was a former member of Pristin under the stage name Rena
- She studied at DreamVocal Vocal Academy
- At a fan signing event, she said that she used to live in the Philippines for a few years
- She started being a trainee in 7th grade back in 2011
- She attended a practical music school and got accepted to Pledis after an audition
- In 2012, she auditioned for TS Entertainment before auditioning for Pledis
- In middle school, her nickname was Snowman because she gets cold easily in winter and always wears multiple layers of clothes
- She can play the piano
- She can speak English
- Writing songs and playing the drums are her specialties
- She can play the guitar
- She likes watching international pop artists
- She is good at memorizing lyrics really fast
- Ramen is her favorite food
- She was a backup dancer in Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat” MV
- She made an appearance in Seventeen’s “Mansae” MV
- She was one of the contestants of Mnet‘s Show Me The Money 4 and made it to the second round before she was eliminated
- During Mnet‘s Show Me The Money 4, she was so nervous that when the writer passed her the microphone she was shaking so much that he told her: “Don’t drop the microphone!”
- After Mnet‘s Show Me The Money 4, she was traumatized about forgetting lyrics for a while, but she’s fine now
- Lee Hyo-ri is her role model and she gets energy from watching her, even just on YouTube
- She’s also a fan of G-Dragon
- She also participated in Mnet’s Produce 101 and ended in rank 29th
- In May 2019, she terminated her contract with Pledis Entertainment
- In October 2019, she signed a contract with OSR Entertainment
Learn More About Hinapia’s Yaebin’s Personality
Yaebin is known to be a hard worker. It is proven by how long and how much work she’s willing to put in going after her dream. Starting from the time of the training, she is the longest trainee out of the group members and has been a trainee since 2011 when she was in 7th grade.
On top of that, she’s no stranger to competition. She has joined a few series of competition throughout her career. First when she was participating as a trainee in Mnet’s Produce 101 along with other former Pristin members (used to be called Pledis Girlz). She made it to the show’s episodes until she was eliminated at the 29th rank. In the show, she took part in the rappers’ lines.
On top of that, she proved, again and again, her skills as a rapper by participating in Mnet’s notorious rapping survival show, Show Me the Money 4. She went head to head with Show Me the Money 4’s judges like Jay Park, Zico, etc but she proved her place by making it to the second round although she didn’t make it to the next round.
Even in her spare time, she likes to do productive things such as assembling furniture.
It is no wonder fans adore and respect her hard work.
Hinapia’s Yaebin Dancing To K-Pop Groups
Aside from being the rapper of the group, Yebin is also the lead dancer of the group. Of course she is since she often makes dance covers that show her dancing skills in covering other groups’ dances, like some of the videos below:
She likes to do a cover dance video with her Pristin and Hinapia fellow member, Eunwoo.
Hinapia’s Yaebin’s Focus Fan-cam
Yaebin’s charisma is oftentimes overwhelming. Even fans like to watch her sharp moves and soothing voice by watching her stage performance.
Here are a few comments from fans taken from her performance videos:
“Yaebin is a great rapper and singer.”
“Yaebin really gorgeous…my bias from hinapia…”
“My love yaebin 😍😍😍”
“Yaebin is such a queen!”
“YAEBIN TE AMO ❤”
“SHE IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL M DEVASTATED.”
“SHE’S BEAUTIFUL, IM IN LOVE.”
Hinapia’s Yaebin’s Singing Covers
On top of her brilliant rapping and dancing skills, Yaebin is also known to have a very beautiful voice. Yes, we know what you’re thinking, is there anything this girl can’t do?! Well, she is indeed a true superstar and multitalented idol.
Check out a few of her cover song videos, below!
Hinapia’s Disbanded News
Although we’re just getting excited seeing former Pristin members and a new member join the group Hinapia, unfortunately, the group had to end shortly after it just started.
Not even a year after debut, Hinapia was officially disbanded. OSR Entertainment announced the disbandment of Hinapia by releasing a statement on Friday, August 20th, 2020.
“First, we want to apologize for bringing bad news to fans who have always loved and waited for good news from Hinapia,” wrote a representative from the OSR Entertainment agency.
In a written statement, OSR said they had disbanded Hinapia and also terminated the contracts with all members. “Our agency has spoken at length with the members for quite a long time. We have all come to the decision to disband the group and terminate our exclusive contracts with the five members,” the agency wrote.
The agency hopes that fans will continue to support each member to be active again in the future.
“The Hinapia members are set to be active in various fields in the future, we hope that fans will also support their new start,” wrote the agency. The agency also wrote a thank you note for the support and love given to HINAPIA during its nearly a year of debut. “Thank you for loving Hinapia until now and we apologize once again,” read the agency’s final words.
The disbandment decision is reported to be caused by the company’s difficult situation after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. All the members agreed to terminate their contracts and disband the group after only nine months.
Through her Instagram stories, Yaebin published a letter thanking fans for the support she has received since she was a member of Pristin until now, and asked them to continue supporting both her and the other members in their future individual activities.
She wrote, “I’m writing this to express my feelings to everyone who must have been taken aback by the sudden news. First, I wasn’t able to fulfill my promise to repay all the support and love from our longtime fans who’ve watched over us and cheered us on since our PRISTIN days before Hinapia and once again we’ve had to convey the news of our disbandment, so I’m also so upset and feel sorry about that. However, I’m determined to keep working harder until the day, which will someday definitely come, that I’m able to fulfill that promise.
And to the fans who cherished and loved Hinapia although my heart aches over the fact that we’ll no longer have chances to show how we’re improving, I want to tell you that we are only apart temporarily and we are always together in our hearts. Because of several difficult situations within the company, it was decided that our promotions could no longer continue, and I hope that our fans who have been curious about how we are doing will be understanding.
Our promotions together were short, but I will remember all of the people who loved Hinapia. And although I can’t know the future, I’m going to work hard and show you better sides of myself so that the memories of all the fans who loved and cherished us won’t fade. So I hope you will continue to support our members as we go on separate paths and support myself who is sharing this news with you. And finally, I end this by expressing to you once again how grateful I was for your love.”
She also posted a group photo along with the caption, “I laughed a lot, I was really happy, and it was glorious. That’s good enough.”
Meanwhile, she has been active on her Instagram by posting selfies and videos to engage with fans.
Well, we are surely devastated to hear about the news of disbandment. But, we’ll make sure to support her in her future projects!
So, those are all the things that you need to know about Pristin and Hinapia former member Yaebin! What do you think of her? Let’s chat about her in the comment box below!