LADIES CODE’s Zuny: Profile, Facts, Solo Activities

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Ladies’ Code is a South Korean girl group under Polaris Entertainment. They debuted on March 7th, 2013, with a song titled “Bad Girl.” This debut was considered quite a success coming from a small company girl group, as it made 34th position on the Digital Gaon chart. In 2014, Ladies’ Code were involved in a devastating car accident while promoting their new songs, which sent a shock wave to the public and the K-Pop world. Though they were immediately admitted to the hospital upon the accident, two out of the five girls in the car couldn’t, unfortunately, be saved, leaving the group with three surviving members, Ashley, Sojung, and Zuny.

As a maknae of the group, Zuny had to overcome pain and grieving upon her unnies’ death. But, she still continued her life and strive in her solo activities. Are you curious to check out her full profile and latest whereabouts? Scroll down the article below to find out all about it!

 

Full Profile of LADIES CODE’s Zuny

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Stage Name: Zuny (주니)
Birth Name: Kim Joo-mi (김주미)
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: December 8th, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Twitter: @LC__zuny
Instagram: @zuny_l___l

 

LADIES CODE’s Zuny Facts

  • Gwangju, South Korea, is her birthplace
  • She attended Hyehwa Daycare, Songjeongdong Elementary, Songjeong Middle School, Sejong High School, and JOY Dance & Plug-In Music Academy
  • She has a younger sister named Juri and two younger brothers named Juhyuk and Juwon
  • Pretty Chic Code is a nickname that she often used
  • Due to her cool and laidback personality, she is named Kim Cool
  • She is commonly referred to as ‘handsome’ due to her prominent facial features and she plays along with it and even calls herself oppa along with the other members
  • She originally shared a dorm room with Sojung, but now she has her own room
  • She was supposed to be a sub-vocalist, but a “KISS KISS” teaser incorrectly listed her as a second vocalist
  • Prior to joining Polaris Entertainment, she was a trainee of BigHit Entertainment
  • She, along with the other Ladies’ Code members, was involved in a severe car accident on September 3rd, 2014, at around 1:30 am (KST) while returning to Seoul after attending the recording of the KBS Open Concert on DGIST for “Kiss Kiss” promotions
  • She suffered minor injuries after being involved in the accident
  • On October 29th, 2014, she and Ashley were discharged from the hospital and sent recovering at home
  • She became the main character in the Naver 2018 web series 4 Kinds of House
  • She loves crafts and calligraphy
  • She has two tattoos (the words “The Lord is always with me” in cursive letters on the back of her right shoulder and ‘a cross’ on the back of her left shoulder)
  • She went to the same dance academy as BTSJ-Hope when they were younger and they became friends
  • She’s also friends with Stellar‘s Jeonyul, Glam‘s former member Dahee, and BESTie‘s Haeryung
  • “Chaconne” is her favorite song from the Ladies’ Code
  • She likes the songs “Just Let Me Go” by Yoon-gun and “180 Degrees” by BEN
  • Black is her favorite color
  • She is obsessed with Mickey Mouse and she collects it
  • She also has Hello Kitty and One Piece collections
  • Noodles and green tea are dishes that she always looks forward to
  • Her ideal type is someone who is like Super Junior’s Siwon, even though there is someone she has liked since her debut (There’s someone I would like to share the same ‘code’ with. I’ve said so since debut, but my ideal type is Choi Siwon,” she said)

Zuny Debut with LADIES CODE

Ladies’ Code began recording their debut album in 2012. The group’s original line-up consisted of leader Ashley and members RiSe, EunB, and Zuny. But, on February 20th, 2013, Sojung confirmed that she would be joining a new girl group formed by Polaris Entertainment and that they would debut the following month.

Their debut promotion started on February 25th, 2013, with the release of the teaser video for RiSe, followed by Sojung on the 26th, EunB on the 27th, Zuny on the 28th, and Asley on the 1st of March. On March 4th, 2013, they released the group teaser for their music video.

The group debuted on March 7th, 2013, with the mini-album Code #01 Bad Girl, and the title track “Bad Girl” with the music video. The day after their debut, their song charted well on real-time music charts including Bugs, Soribada, Mnet, Daum, and eventually peaked at number 34 on the Gaon Digital Chart. This debut was considered quite a success coming from a small company girl group, as it made 34th place on the Digital Gaon chart.

The song was praised for its strong music and vocal. The group performed their debut song on Mnet’s M! Countdown on the same day as the release.

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During the same year, their first digital single “Hate You” was released on August 6th, 2013, serving as a pre-release for their upcoming second mini-album. The group’s comeback was originally set for July 25th, 2013, but Zuny suffered an unexpected leg injury that pushed them back to August.

The song also got a satisfying result as it debuted high on real-time charts, leading to the group reaching their first number one on Bugs Music and entering the top 10 on four other music charts. They had quite a busy debut year as not long after, Ladies’ Code announced their comeback on August 21st, 2013, for their second mini-album Code #02 Pretty Pretty, which was released on September 5th, 2013.

 

LADIES CODE’s Zuny Solo Activity

Zuny is considerably one of the most active members of the group. She has done many solo activities in-between her time promoting with the group. She was also known to be an actress aside from being the main rapper and vocalist of the group.

Her solo activity began when she was featured in Han Heejun’s album Innocent Love, titled “Skit: To U” on February 20th, 2017. Later, she also made an appearance in Han Heejun’s music video for the song “Springkle You,” featuring NOV on April 23rd, 2017.

She debuted as an actress for STYLE LIFE’s web movie Memoria Tempus: Memory of Time in mid-April 2017. In the drama, she played the role of Yeo Juyeon. The multiple parts of the movie were airing on the STYLE LIFE YouTube channel on July 13th, 2017.

In 2018, she also acted in the MBC web drama 4 Different Houses along with FT Island’s Lee Jaejin. The drama is based on the stories of people who are used to living alone living in a shared home and opening up about their feelings and finding true love. In the drama, Zuny played the role of Na-yoon who just lost her apartment and had to pretended to be her cousin in order to move into an all-male sharehouse that turns out to be owned by the idol Sun-min (played by Jaejin), known for his difficult personality and temper. Thus, the two of them get involved in each other’s lives and establish some sort of friendship.

The drama was premiered on January 29th, 2018. Zuny also filled the soundtrack for the drama titled “Like A Star.”

On April 18th, 2019, it was announced that Zuny would play a part in the KBS2 drama Justice. This drama marked Zuny’s debut appearance in the public broadcasting station drama.

The news was announced by Polaris Entertainment, who said: “Zuny has been cast in the role of Shin Sun Hee in KBS2’s new Wed-Thurs drama Justice. This will mark her debut appearance in a public broadcasting station drama, so we ask for your abundant love and attention.”

The drama is said to be based on a web novel by writer Jang Ho and tells a story about a lawyer who is bound in a contract with the devil in order to have revenge. In this drama, Zuny played the minor role of Shim Sunhee, a mysterious woman who is losing her sight due to a past accident.

Zuny was cast as a supporting character, along with other co-stars such as Choi Jin-hyuk, Choi Jin-hyuk, Nana, and Park Sung-hoon. The drama premiered on July 17th, 2019.

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Earlier in the year2020, Zuny’s exclusive contract with Polaris Entertainment was reported to end on February 17th, 2020. She was said to leave the company along with other Ladies’ Code members.

Not long after, she was announced to be one of the cast in SANDRAMA’s web drama My Live that premiered on February 21st, 2020. She played the role of Choi Jinhee. 

After lengthy promotions as a singer, it was also announced that she would begin to promote herself as an actress using her birth name, Kim Joomi. She then joined Actorsaid Entertainment on March 23rd, 2020, to pursue an acting career.

Hiatus

After seven years of debuting and promoting together under Polaris Entertainment, it was announced earlier this year that Ladies’ Code would be taking a hiatus as they left the agency after their contract expired.

Polaris Entertainment released a statement regarding the members’ departure on February 17th, 2020:

“Hello. This is Polaris Entertainment..

We inform you that Polaris Entertainment’s exclusive contract with group Ladies’ Code has ended as of February 17th.

Before we announce the unfortunate news, we would like to express our sadness for having to say goodbye to the members who carried out their activities passionately until the end. Moreover, we express our gratitude that can’t be expressed in words to the Ladies’ Code members who went through joys and sorrows as artists under our agency for seven years.

We send our unsparing support for Ladies’ Code’s future activities, and we will look forward to and wait for the members to promote again as Ladies’ Code.”

Having enduring moments and pains together through thick and thin, each of the members released a personal handwritten letter to thank the fans who have been supporting them.

Zuny, especially, shared pictures of the members being together (including the late Rise and EunB) and posted a touching letter to fans.

She wrote in her letter:

“Hello. This is Ladies’ Code’s chic cool guy Zuny.

It’s my first time writing a letter like this so I’m not sure what I should say to start it off.

It’s already been seven years with Ladies’ Code and Lavely. Now that I think about it, time really passes fast.

We’ve gone through many things together, crying and laughing, and it’s time for us to stay apart for a while, so I’m handwriting a letter to express my heart to the members and Lavely. It breaks my heart to think about the Lavely who will be sad to hear this news, but we are not parting—we are only staying apart temporarily to go our own ways. So please don’t be too sad, and I would like it if you could support the paths we take!!

I was the maknae who didn’t express herself much and had many shortcomings, but I’d like to express my gratitude to the members and Lavely who gave me many great memories, love, and happiness that can’t be expressed in words. My current self exists because there were the members and Lavely, and I will always work hard in life, engraving those thankful people in my heart who always believed in me and waited for me by my side. The people who were by my side even during hard times…

I will always work hard with a thankful heart. Thank you for helping me realize many things during the seven years, for providing nice relationships, for always taking care of me, waiting for me, and giving me strength by my side, and for giving me bountiful love.

Now, I will work even harder to give a good impression as Kim Joo Mi, not Zuny. Our house owner grandma~ Soju Sojung~ Lavely, I love you, and I really care about you a lot. Thank you for being someone precious to me. Thank you for everything so far.

From Zuny.”

The fans couldn’t hold their sadness for the group leaving, but they promised that they would always support them individually.

“Girls, they are my everything. I thank ladies code for making me happy, they made it excellent. I wish it wasn’t over, I will miss them from the depths of my heart, I’m devastated I can’t believe it, I am very happy to have met you, Since I met them I was too happy, it was the best stage of my life. thanks for everything. I love you too much. 🤧😭😭😭❤️💖✨,” a fan wrote. “Will keep on supporting ladies code..❣️ saranghae girls..❤️,” wrote another fan.

Meanwhile, on March 23rd, 2020, it was announced that Zuny would pursue her individual path as an actress by joining Actorsaid Entertainment. She will from now on promote herself as an actress using her birth name, Kim Joomi.

Well, we will wait and support your future activities, Zuny!

So, those are all the things that you need to know regarding Ladies’ Code‘s cool maknae Zuny. So, what do you think of her? Please, kindly share your thoughts in the comment box below!