Get To Know Ex-SM’s Trainee, Kep1er’s Kim Chae-hyun

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Learn More About the Center of the Group of Kep1er, Kim Chae-hyun, Here!

Are you a fan of watching K-pop survival shows by Mnet? You must be familiar with several programs that have been broadcast by Mnet which have also succeeded in opening up opportunities for trainees to immediately debut as idols. In 2021, Mnet again made a new survival show entitled Girls Planet 999 and debuted a new girl group that is ready to compete in the music industry, Kep1er!

The group’s hot debut in early 2022 certainly made K-pop fans very enthusiastic. Do you already have a bias of one of Kep1er’s members? If not, let’s get to know one of the Kep1er members who is ready to steal your attention, Kep1er’s Chaehyun, starting from her full profile, fun facts, career journey since the survival show, debut, until her latest activity in the session below!

Kep1er’s Chaehyun: Profile

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Real Name: Kim Chae-hyun (Hangul: 김채현)

Stage Name: Chaehyun (Hangul: 채현)

Birth: Busan, Yeonje-gu, South Korea, April 26, 2002

Star Sign: Taurus

Height: 160 cm (5’3″)

Blood Type: B

Nationality: Korean

Position in the Group: Center

Education:

  • Yeonsan Elementary School (Graduated)
  • Yeonje Middle School (dropped out)
  • Middle School Graduation Test (Pass)
  • High School Graduation Test (Pass)

Kep1er’s Chaehyun: Fun Facts

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  1. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s MBTI is ESFP/ESTP.
  2. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s Chinese zodiac sign is the Horse.
  3. Kep1er’s Chaehyun dropped out of middle school at age 13 to begin her trainee life and independently passed her middle and high school examinations during that time.
  4. Kep1er’s Chaehyun was a trainee under SM Entertainment for four years and then did two years of self-training.
  5. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s specialties are singing, DIYs, and speaking Japanese.
  6. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s hobbies are photography, playing games, watching movies and dramas, watching YouTube videos, reading, dancing, shopping, working out, and playing the guitar.
  7. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s charming points are her appearance and her singing tone.
  8. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s role model is IU.
  9. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s favorite color is red.
  10. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s favorite animals are white tigers, rabbits, and pandas.
  11. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s favorite things are mint chocolate, her polaroid camera, winter, rainy weather, dipping sauce, talking on the phone, the sea, and fried chicken.
  12. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s stress reliever is shopping.
  13. Kep1er’s Chaehyun thinks her charming points are her vocal tone and cuteness.
  14. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s favorite types of food are iced tea (instant iced tea), sushi, and beef.
  15. Kep1er’s Chaehyun hates raw carrots, shellfish, and olives.
  16. Kep1er’s Chaehyun is a fan of boy groups Seventeen and Day6 and of Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon.
  17. Kep1er’s Chaehyun was a part of a choir in elementary school.
  18. Kep1er’s Chaehyun used to study at English Academy. There, she was given the English name Erika.
  19. Kep1er’s Chaehyun once tried bleaching her hair in her childhood. In the future, she would like to try platinum, dark blue, dark red, or smoky brown milk.
  20. Kep1er’s Chaehyun thinks that charismatic people are those who are careful and interesting to talk to.
  21. Kep1er’s Chaehyun loves Disney movies such as Ralph and Tangled.
  22. Kep1er’s Chaehyun wants to appear on Running Man the most because she has watched it since she was little, and her mom really likes it.
  23. Kep1er’s Chaehyun would like to eat delicious things and do a concert with their fans.
  24. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s favorite things are perfumes that are not too strong, winter, knitting, puppies, rainy days, onion bagels, black sugar bubble tea, taking photo strips, Taeyeon, avocado sushi, and Animal Crossing.
  25. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s motto on Girls Planet 999 was “I am KIM CHAE HYUN with looks of a rabbit and charisma of a white tiger.”
  26. Kep1er’s Chaehyun had 1,081,182 points in the GP999 finals.
  27. Kep1er’s Chaehyun is under WAKEONE Entertainment.
  28. Kep1er’s Chaehyun is from Busan, but she doesn’t speak the dialect well so most people don’t know she’s from Busan.
  29. Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s fandom name is Chae-Rom Dan.
  30. Kep1er’s Chaehyun is close to Ahn Jung-min, Go-eun, Hina, Lami, Park Jeong-yeon, Shin Yi-jun, and Zhou Xin-yu who are former SM trainees. She is also close to aespa’s Karina, Winter, and Ningning.

Kep1er’s Chaehyun: Journey on Mnet’s Girls Planet 999

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The word to describe Kim Chae-hyun when she appeared on Mnet’s Girls Planet 999 was “Shinchan.” It is also said that she is good at mimicking Shinchan’s vocal cords, and her voice comes out when the tension is high.

Kim Chae-hyun has white skin and a cute and lovely rabbit-like visual. Her eyes are also round and deep, giving them a rabbit-like feel, and it is said that it goes well with both bright and innocent images and dark vibes really well. Her skin tone is very white.

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Kim Chae-hyun’s visual looks similar to some Korean celebrities such as Red Velvet’s Irene and WendySeo Hyun-jinTaeyeonG-Friend’s Yerin, and Han So-hee. In fact, there is also a nickname referring to her as Little Han So-hee.

She has a careful personality and is very strict with herself, and she is especially good at organizing and taking care of her surroundings. It was said that when she was an SM trainee, she treated new trainees really softly and kindly. Also, on Mnet’s Girls Planet 999, the Yes or Yes team took care of foreign participants and made time for the team members to get to know each other, and as a result, they created a better stage and brought benefits.

However, during practice, she changed 180 degrees, and she said that she took the practice seriously and decisively. As a participant with personality, visuals, and skills, there were many expectations that she would unconditionally debut on Mnet’s Girls Planet 999, and, in fact, she debuted as a final contestant.

She has excellent vocal skills and has a high vocal range. The part that shows the most strength among them is the tone. During the airing of Mnet’s Girls Planet 999, she was promoted as a tone fairy. She is very good at using falsetto and has a high vocal range so she always took on important vocal parts.

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A notable example is Kim Chae-hyun’s part during the Combination Mission. All the other participants and masters were impressed, and they showed a technique that was as excellent as the timbre, going back and forth between falsetto and true voice.

However, the pressure of being a trainee at the time and the stage being evaluated for debut would have disappeared, so there is a high possibility of further growth. Nothing has been decided exactly, but it is expected that she will be the main vocalist in the future girl group.

Kep1er’s Chaehyun’s Debut in 2022

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Now, Kim Chae-hyun has already debuted and is the center of Kep1er. She won 1st place in Girls’ War but was not been officially designated as Kep1er’s center. However, Jeon Somi, Kang Daniel, Jang Wonyoung, and Kim Yohan, who were the final winners of the Produce 101 series, which was Mnet’s audition program, served as the center for the group.

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It is speculated that Kim Chae-hyun will be the center of Kep1er. Also, if you look at the V Live large format or the picture-taking formation, you can see a lot of people being in the center, so it was expected that it would be the center, and she is located in the center from the beginning to the end of the title song “WA DA DA” of the debut album.

Kep1er’s Chaehyun as SBS MTV’s The Show MC

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Good news for Kep1er fans. The group that successfully debuted from the Girls Planet 999 idol audition will send one of its members, Kim Chae-hyun, to be the new MC of The Show.

On January 10, 2022, local media OSEN reported that Kim Chae-hyun had been chosen as the new MC for the SBS music program. Later, she will replace Wei’s Kim Yohan, Weeekly’s Jihan, and ATEEZ’s Yeosang whose contracts expired in December 2021.

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Kim Chae-hyun is currently busy with promotions for Kep1er’s debut album titled First Impact. After being postponed because several members and staff tested positive for COVID-19, the 9-member girl group has officially debuted with the song “WA DA DA” on January 3, 2022.

In particular, Kim Chae-hyun has attracted the attention of domestic and foreign fans with her goddess-like beauty. With not just a plain but elegant appearance, the 2002-born idol is loved for her extraordinary vocal abilities. The girl who was nicknamed “Voice Fairy” managed to rank first on Girls Planet 999 and became the center of the group.

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Soon, Kim Chae-hyun is ready to amaze viewers with her ability to lead a weekly music program. Apart from existing among South Koreans, fans all over the world are also interested in how she will guide The Show, and there are predictions of what kind of trend movement will appear in the future.

As is known, Kep1er has made achievements even though it has not been debuted for long. One of its achievements is that it managed to sell its debut album with as many as 150,082 copies on the first day of release, beating the number of sales of aespa for the album Savage. With these numbers, Yujin and the other members became the 7th girl group to sell more than 100 thousand copies on the first day.

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Let’s wait until Kep1er’s Chaehyun finally makes her debut on SBS MTV’s The Show, and don’t forget to give her your support!


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