The Main Dancer of IZ*ONE, Chaeyeon
IZ*ONE, the temporary group formed through the survival show Produce 48 is currently being favored by people. IZ*ONE has twelve members from Korea and Japan and each of them is amazingly talented. One of them is Lee Chaeyeon, the so-called “dancing machine” of the group. Chaeyeon is best known for her ability to dance sharply, powerfully, she can also remember the choreography really fast, and she can even create choreography!
Chaeyeon is also the sibling of ITZY’s Chaeryeong, as people often guess them as twins but in fact, they are only sisters. Both of them had a long journey before debuting although they are still young. This time, Channel-Korea will bring you closer to Lee Chaeyeon, from her full profile, facts, her survival journey, and her personal life. Stay tuned!
Profile of Chaeyeon
Real Name/Hangul: Lee Chae-yeon/이채연
Stage Name: Chaeyeon
Date of Birth: January 11th, 2000
Place of Birth: Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Blood Type: A
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 47 kg
Education: KYW Dance School
Nationality: South Korean
Occupation: Dancer, Vocalist
Agency: WM Entertainment
Facts About Chaeyeon
Below are some fun facts about Chaeyeon that you might not know!
- Chaeyeon’s official color is blue mint
- Her nickname is feather, because of her feather-like dance
- She trained for four years and one month, and used to be a JYP trainee
- Chaeyeon used to appear as a contestant on Sixteen, the survival show that formed TWICE, so she is really close with TWICE members, Jeon Somi, and Jiwon from Fromis_9
- Chaeyeon has two sisters, Chaeryeong which now debuted with ITZY and Chaemin
- Her dog’s name is Chaerin
- She was crowned as the “dancing queen” in Idol Room
- She is good at making choreographies
- She likes to eat spicy foods and yogurt ice cream
- She speaks Japanese fluently
- Chaeyeon’s hobby is cooking and playing badminton
- Among IZ*ONE members, she is close to Sakura and chooses to date her if she was a boy
- She used to have braces
Chaeyeon in K-Pop Star 3
K-Pop Star is a survival show with the main theme of searching for the next idols. The judges were the famous Yang Hyun-suk from YG, Park Jin-young from JYP, and You Hee-yeol from Antenna Music. The third season was aired from November 2013 until April 2014, and in this season, the Chae sisters Lee Chae-yeon and Lee Chae-ryeong participated.
They both automatically got the attention of the viewers, as they looked really alike and had amazing dancing skills. Below is the clip from their performance:
Netizens said that Chaeyeon had a stronger character than Chaeryeong, and she suits the YG image so much, while Chaeryeong is more suitable for JYP. Although their dancing skills are something else, they couldn’t make it until the live stage and had to leave the show.
Luckily, their struggle in the show brought them another luck as they both were cast by JYP! He was so mesmerized with their dancing talent, but he said that their singing ability wasn’t good enough at the time so they should be trained more. At the time, people were waiting for their sister duo debut in the future.
Chaeyeon in Sixteen
Sixteen is the survival show by JYP to look for JYP’s talented trainees to debut under the girl group name TWICE, which we are now quite familiar with. The show was aired from May until July 2015. This time, Chae-yeon and also her sister Chae-ryeong had the chance to show their appropriateness and debut together.
Unfortunately, Lee Chae-yeon was the first contestant to leave the show. The most ironic thing was, she left because she was not good enough in the photoshoot! Chae-yeon’s failure became a hot topic of debate among netizens, as they were very sorry for a talented person like Chae-yeon to have to leave early. People concluded that she didn’t have a good enough visual according to Park Jin-young’s standards.
In an interview, Chae-yeon once said, “What makes me sad is not my losing in Sixteen, but I don’t have the time to show my true ability.” After the show, Chae-yeon chose to leave JYP and move to WM Entertainment to pursue her dream of becoming an idol.