Get To Know Kim Na-young; a Member of Gugudan And a Contestant of Mnet’s ‘Produce 101’

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Produce 101‘s Kim Nayoung’s Full Profile and Latest News

Have you ever watched the survival show Produce 101 Season 1? The show has become huge in South Korea and it eventually provided the opportunity for the debut of the temporary girl group named I.O.I. However, the show is known for contestants that didn’t make it to the final line-up and got eliminated in early episodes.

One of them is Kim Na-young from Jellyfish Entertainment that auditioned along with I.O.I’s Se-jeong and Mina. Well, if you want to know more about Produce 101‘s Kim Nayoung, let’s scroll down and find out in this article below!

Full Profile and Facts of Kim Na-young

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Real Name: Kim Na-young (김나영)

Stage Name: Na-young (나영)

Nickname: Shining Nayoung

Date of Birth: November 23rd, 1995

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Height: 169 cm

Weight: 50 kg

Blood Type: O

Education: Seoul Chongmok Elementary School, Shin Mok-Jung Middle School, Kyungbok Girls’ High School, and Baekseok Arts University

Official Sites: Instagram (@gugudan)

Appearance on Mnet’s Produce 101

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Kim Na-young was originally a trainee from Jellyfish Entertainment for two years before deciding to join Produce 101 Season 1, together with Sejeong and Mina. She used to train in Born Star Training Academy and Dream Vocal. On the first initial audition, she teamed up with Sejeong and Mina to perform the song “Something New” by Niki Yanofsky.

After the evaluation, Kim Na-young made into Class A and become one of the contestants who got into the highest rank for Episode 1-5. On the Group Battle Performance in Episode 4, Kim Na-young was the Leader and Center as she teamed up with Bang Joon-hee, Oh Hana-reum, Yun Yu-dam, and Yoon Seo-hyeung for their performance of the song “Break It” by KARA and received 210 votes.

Check out the focus fan-cam of Kim Na-young on the Group Battle Performance in Episode 4, below!

During the Position Evaluation Performances in Episode 7, Kim Na-young was the leader and teamed up with Kim Se-jeong, Yun Chae-kyoung, and Oh Seo-jung to perform the song “Yanghwa Bridge” by Zion T. Kim Na-young received 104 votes and ranked 17th in vocal.

Check out the focus fan-cam of Kim Na-young during the Position Evaluation Performances in Episode 7, below!

During the Concept Evaluation Performances in Episode 10, Kim Na-young teamed up with Hwang In-sun, Kang Mina, Kang Yae-bin, Zhou Jieqiong, Seong Hye-min, and Lee Soo-min for their performance of the song “24 Hours” by DJ KOO & MAXIMITE. The group received 159 votes for this performance.

Check out the focus fan-cam of Kim Na-young during the Concept Evaluation Performance in Episode 10, below!

Kim Na-young made it into the 22 top final members and performed in the nerve-wracking episode which made everyone figure out which member will make it in the final line-up and debut as a member of I.O.I. In this final performance, Kim Na-young was a member of the White Team that consisted of Jeon Somi, Kim Se-jeong, Kim Chung-ha, Zhou Jieqiong, Kang Sira, Choi Yoo-jung, Han Hye-ri, Kim So-hye, Jeon So-yeong, and Lim Nayoung.

Check out Kim Na-young’s performance of “Crush” with the White Team, below!

Although she didn’t make it into the top 11 finalists, Kim Na-young ranked 14th and received a total of 133.247 votes in the final episode.

Debut As a Member of GUGUDAN

As reported from Allkpop, on June 9th, 2016, Kim Na-young joined the new girl group that had been prepared from their company, Jellyfish Entertainment, alongside with her former team members from Produce 101 Season 1, Kim Se-jeong and Kang Mina. The news of her joining the new girl group drew a lot of attention from her fans and they really anticipated the group’s debut really soon.

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Kim Na-young debuted as a member of Gugudan (구구단) or stylized as gx9 on June 28th, 2016, under Jellyfish Entertainment along with eight other members. In January 2016, Kim Na-young, Kim Sejeong, and Kang Mina were the first members to be introduced as trainees of Jellyfish Entertainment from Produce 101 Season 1 who will make their debut soon.

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After various reports, it was revealed that Kim Na-young is going to make her debut as a member of a girl group consisting of nine members. Jellyfish Entertainment announced the group name on June 17th, 2016, and their debut concept was a mermaid-inspired concept with the mini-album titled Act. 1 The Little Mermaid and “Wonderland” as their debut single.

On February 27th, 2017, Gugudan made their comeback with the release of their 2nd mini-album titled Act. 2 Narcissus with a comeback song, “A Girl Like Me” (나 같은 애).

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Their 2nd mini-album was a success as it ranked on the 3rd place at the Gaon Album Chart. FYI, another fun fact that we can share with you about this album is one of the songs was also made by VIXX’s Ravi. “A Girl Like Me” also ranked at the 38th place at the Gaon Digital Chart on the chart issue dated February 26 – March 4, 2017, and sold 49.829 digital downloads.

On November 8th, 2017, Gugudan made another comeback by releasing a single album titled Act. 3 Chococo Factory along with their comeback song titled “Chococo.”

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On February 1st, 2018, Gugudan made their comeback with the release of their 2nd single album titled Act. 4 Cait Sith with the lead single “The Boots.

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During this era, this is the last promotion with 9 members then the youngest member, Hyeyeon, went on a temporary hiatus due to health issues. This album contains four songs, which are “The Boots,” “The Boots” (Inst.), “Silly,” and “Lovesick.” In this comeback, Gugudan has a dark concept that is 180° different from the group’s concept back when they debuted.

On November 6th, 2018, Gugudan had another comeback by releasing their 3rd EP, Act. 5 New Action, containing six tracks alongside their comeback song titled “Not That Type.” This comeback is a unique one since the girls are having swag and funky concept that is quite different from their previous comebacks.

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Gugudan received many compliments by their fans as they have tried different concepts for each comeback and matched them very well.