Who is Whee-in?
Jung Whee-in, or better known by her stage name Wheein, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. The girl who was born on April 17th, 1995, is also best known as a member and a vocalist of the South Korean girl group Mamamoo under RBW (formerly WA Entertainment). She officially debuted as a member of the popular girl group Mamamoo on June 18th, 2014, with the single “Mr. Ambiguous.”
The group was considered as one of the best K-Pop debuts of 2014. The powerful girl group was also well known for their retro, jazz, R&B concepts and their strong vocal performances. Four years after debuting as a member and vocalist of Mamamoo, in April 2018, Wheein made her debut as a solo artist with the release of the digital single “Easy.”
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with everything about Mamamoo’s vocalist, Whee-in: a soulful ballad singer, the loudest member of the group. Stay tuned to get closer and find out more about this vocalist!
Full Profile and Facts
Stage Name: Wheein
Birth Name: Jung Whee-in
Nickname: Jindo Dog, Decal, Jung Wheerun, Wheepup
Date of Birth: April 17th, 1995
Age: 24 years old
Position: Lead Vocalist and Lead Dancer
Nationality: South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 162 cm [Official]/159 cm [real height]
Weight: 43 kg
Blood Type: RH-B
– She was born in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.
– She is the only child in the family.
– Education: Wonkwang Information Arts High School.
– Nicknames: Jindo Dog, Decal, Jung Wheerun, Wheepup.
– She has known fellow MAMAMOO member Hwasa since middle school.
– She likes watching mukbang shows (eating shows).
– She appeared on King of Masked Singer as Half Moon.
– She is a self-proclaimed Snack Queen.
– She likes to draw.
– She has a cat named Ggomo/Kkomo who has appeared in many of her photos and video diaries.
– She was featured as a vocalist in Phantom’s “Under Age’s Song.”
– She was featured on B1A4‘s Sandeul’s “Hey!”
– She was featured on MONSTA X‘s “Ex-Girl.”
– She is a former MBK Entertainment trainee.
– She was on JTBC’s Secret Unnie in which she was paired up with SNSD‘s Hyoyeon.
– Wheein’s ideal type: “I like Beenzino sunbaenim (senior)… but I mean he is basically the ideal type for all girls in their 20s… so I did not want to say it, because it kind of hurts my pride! But yeah, he is my ideal type.”
Debut as a Member of MAMAMOO
Prior to the official debut of Mamamoo, the members of the girl group had collaborated with several artists. First, the girls collaborated with Bumkey on the song titled “Don’t Be Happy” which was released on January 8th, 2014. Second, they collaborated with K.Will on the song “Peppermint Chocolate” featuring Wheesung which was released on February 11th, 2014. Third, Mamamoo collaborated with the rap duo Geeks for a song titled “HeeHeeHaHeHo” and it was released on May 30th, 2014.
On June 18th, 2014, Mamamoo made their official debut with their first extended play (EP) Hello and “Mr. Ambiguous” as the lead single. Many well-known celebrities such as CNBLUE’s Jong-hyun, Baek Ji-young, Wheesung, Jung Joon-young, Bumkey, K.Will, and Rhymer of Brand New Music, were spotted as a cameo in the music video of “Mr. Ambiguous.” Their first album, Hello contained three previously released collaborations and four new songs.
Mamamoo made their stage debut through M! Countdown on June 19th, 2014.
Wheein looks amazing and gorgeous on the vertical camera of her performing “Mr. Ambiguous” at the A.M.N Showcase.
Mamamoo got an opportunity to perform “Peppermint Chocolate” with K.Will and VIXX’s Ravi on Music Bank’s “Half-Year” Special on June 27th, 2014. The group made their first guerrilla concert at Hongik University in Hongdae, Seoul on July 5th, 2014. In July of the same year, the vocal group also released their first-ever original soundtrack song for the Korean drama Marriage, Not Dating with the song titled “Love Lane.”
A few months after their official debut, Mamamoo released their second EP Piano Man with the title track of the same title on November 21st, 2014. The title song, “Piano Man,” ranked 41st on the Gaon Digital Chart. According to Gaon’s year-end rankings, Mamamoo ranked 10th highest among girl idol groups for digital sales, 19th in album sales, and 11th in overall sales by the end of 2014.
Diet and Exercise Tips
Mamamoo’s Wheein really has an amazing appearance and proportional figure. She stays fit by maintaining an active lifestyle and by exercising whenever she finds the time. She also goes on a diet to maintain her figure.
In one video, Wheein said that she drinks coke zero in her diet. She drinks 2 to 3 cups of coke zero for her diet. She said that when the coke enters the body it burns all the fat in the body.
Mamamoo’s Wheein has never been involved in dating rumors. She never opens up about her relationships to the public. On July 5th, 2018, Mamamoo’s members Wheein and Hwasa appeared on tvN’s Life Bar. During the show, the girls talked about their dating experience. Wheein described dating as ping pong and revealed, “I think love is something you should know how to give and receive. I think it’s nice to give love.”
The MCs asked her about how she has never had a one-sided crush, to this she said that is something fascinating that has happened when she was dating. When there was someone that she likes, that person also liked her too. It has always been that way. The MCs told her that she is really lucky and guessed that she may have unknowingly sent out signals to that person.
Wheein also revealed that her wish is to date publicly. She said, “I view it in a positive light.” She also added, “These days, the times have changed a lot. People meeting and breaking up is the same for everyone, so I don’t think too much about it. I think about it in a good way.”