Full Profile of the Members of Unnies (Season 1 and Season 2)

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Unnies is the name of a special project girl group formed on the South Korean variety show “Sister’s Slam Dunk.” Unnies members in season 1 were  Ra Mi-ran, Kim Sook, Hong Jin-kyung, Min Hyo-rin, Jessi, and Tiffany. The group was formed because cast member Min Hyo Rin dreamed of debuting as a member of a girl group. Unnies released Park Jin-young (JYP Entertainment) produced a single entitled Shut Up, featuring You Hee-yeol, in July 2016.

Following their Season 1 debut success, Season 2 of the show was formatted to focus on a girl group project. Season 2 members are the following: Kang Ye-won, Han Chae-young, Hong Jin-young, Minzy and Jeon So-mi, Kim Sook and Hong Jin-kyung. They formed the second generation of Unnies, produced by Kim Hyeong-seok.

Unnies projects garnered a lot of interest in South Korea because of their uniqueness, both the members and the process itself. So, let’s learn about the Unnies members in detail!

Unnies First Generation Members’ Profiles – Sister’s Slam Dunk Season 1

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The only Unnies’ single, Shut Up, was released on July 1, 2016.  This single was released in order to realize Min Hyo-rin’s dream of debuting as a member of a girl group. They began working on a song produced by Park Jin-young. Hyo-rin had been a trainee at JYP Entertainment, but was cut by the company. It was a regret of hers that she had been unable to debut as a girl group member.

Kim Sook’s Profile

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Stage Name: Kim Sook (김숙)
Real Name: Kim Sook (김숙)
Nicknames: No-Face (from anime character in Spirited Away), Furiosook
Birthday: July 6, 1975
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
Blood Type: –
Height: 160 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Position in Group: Lead Vocalist
Original Profession: Comedian, Actress
Languages: Korean
Instruments:
Hobbies:
Siblings: –
Education: –
Fans: –

Facts About Kim Sook

  • She partnered with her fictional husband Yoon Jung-soo on JTBC’s virtual marriage program “With You.”
  • She earned the nickname “Furiosook” because she has a strong, female personality.
  • She was nicknamed No-Face because during a Halloween episode “of Sister’s Slam Dunk,” because she cosplayed as No-Face from “Spirited Away” and it was intended to be scary, but it instead made people think she was cute.
  • She works under Sidus Entertainment.
  • She won Best Variety Performer – Female at the “52nd Baeksang Arts Awards” and the  “53rd Baeksang Arts Awards” for “With You” and “Sister’s Slam Dunk.”

Ra Miran’s Profile

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Stage Name: Ra Miran (라미란)
Real Name: Ra Miran (라미란)
Nicknames: Madame Cheetah
Birthday: March 6, 1975
Birthplace: Gohaneup, Jeongseon County, Gangwon, South Korea
Blood Type: N/A
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 53 kg
Position in Group: Vocalist, Rapper
Original Profession: Actress
Languages: Korean
Instruments: –
Hobbies: –
Siblings: –
Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts, Major in Theater
Fans: –

Facts About Ra Miran

  • She won Best Supporting Actress at the “34th Blue Dragon Film Awards” for the movie Hope (2013), in which she portrayed a young boy’s mother.
  • She also won Best Supporting Actress at the “52nd Paeksang Arts Awards” with the movie The Himalayas (2015).
  • She’s married to Kim Jin-gu.
  • She works under C-JeS Entertainment.

Hong Jin-kyung’s Profile

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Stage Name: Hong Jinkyung (홍진경)
Real Name: Hong Jinkyung (홍진경)
Nicknames:
Birthday: December 23, 1977
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Blood Type: A
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 51 kg
Position in Group: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
Original Profession: Actress, Model
Languages: Korean
Instruments: –
Hobbies: –
Siblings: –
Education: Jeong Eui Women High School; Dongguk University, Major in Theater
Fans: –

Facts About Hong Jinkyung

  • She was featured in the television series My Love from the Star (2013) and The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016).
  • She first became popular due to her kimchi-making business, which came out of her mother’s recipe.
  • Hong Jin Kyung has to get regular health check-ups due to a past struggle with ovarian cancer.

Min Hyo-rin’s Profile

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Stage Name: Min Hyorin (민효린)
Real Name: Jung Eunran (정은란)
Nicknames: –
Birthday: February 5, 1986
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Blood Type: –
Height: 164 cm
Weight: 44 kg
Position in Group: Lead Vocalist, Visual/Face of the Group
Original Profession: Actress, Model, Singer
Languages: Korean
Instruments: –
Hobbies: –
Siblings: –
Education: –
Fans: –

Facts About Min Hyorin

  • She’s married to BIGBANG’s Taeyang. They have been in relationship since 2013, and decided to get married in February 2018.
  • She first met Taeyang when she become his co-star in Taeyang’s MV 1AM.
  • She got to be the new face of cosmetics brand ‘Clinique’ in South Korea after her wedding.
  • She originally wanted to debut as a girlgroup under JYP Entertainment.

Jessi’s Profile

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Stage Name: Jessi (제씨)
Real Name: Ho Hyunju (호현주)
Nicknames: J-ho, Jessica Ho, Eojjaesseukka
Birthday: December 17, 1988
Birthplace: New York, USA
Blood Type: O
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 51 kg
Position in Group: Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Original Profession: Rapper (member of Lucky J)
Languages: Korean, English
Instruments: –
Hobbies: Dancing, eating, shopping
Siblings: Two older brothers, Eric and Brian
Education: River Dell High School; Korea Kent Foreign School
Fans: Jebbies

Facts About Jessi

  • She was born in New York, raised in New Jersey, and moved to South Korea at the age of 15.
  • Jessi is addicted to the brand Chanel, and she collects Chanel bags and purses in all kinds of styles and colors.
  • She loves Audrey Hepburn and has plenty of her photos and paintings in her house.
  • Jessi can drink approximately 7 cups of coffee in a day. Her favorite is Iced Vanilla Lattes.
  • She has a total of 8 tattoos.
  • Jessi hates makeup and would rather go bare faced. She has said that she hates putting on foundation the most, but she likes wearing lipstick.

Tiffany’s Profile

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Stage Name: Tiffany (티파니)
Real Name: Hwang Miyoung (황미영) / 黄美英 / Stephanie Hwang
Nicknames: Fany, Mushroom, Manager Hwang, Ddilfany
Birthday: August 1, 1989
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Blood Type: O
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Position in group: Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Maknae
Original Profession: Idol (member of Girls’ Generation)
Languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese
Instruments: Flute
Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to music, playing the flute
Siblings: One older sister, one older brother
Education: South Pointe Middle School; Diamond Bar High School; Korea Kent Foreign School
Fans: Fanytastic

Tiffany Facts

  • She left Sister’s Slam Dunk early because of a controversy.
  • In May 2016, she released the album “I Just Wanna Dance”, which made Tiffany the second Girls’ Generation member to have a solo debut.
  • She has the same birthday as her older brother, Leo.
  • Actor Daniel Radcliffe (known as the actor of Harry Potter) chose Tiffany as the prettiest member of Girls’ Generation.
  • According to insiders, she will be returning to the U.S to study acting.
  • On 9 October 2017, it was announced that Tiffany left SM Ent.
  • She was in a relationship with 2PM’s Nichkhun.
  • Tiffany used to speak Korean with an American accent.