Meet the Cute Doll Idol From Indonesia—Secret Number’s Dita
The popularity of K-pop has spread not only locally but also globally. Ever since over ten years ago, K-pop started to become a hot topic on the Internet in several countries. No wonder K-pop groups often hold concerts in various locations around the world. Of course, they want to greet their overseas fans who always support them on the Internet even though they haven’t met them personally.
So, in this article, we are going to appreciate one of the foreign idols who come from a place far away, they had to leave their hometown and family, as well as learn Korean and adapt to a new culture. It’s one of the members of the K-pop girl group that made a debut during the pandemic, in 2020. It’s Dita from Secret Number!
Not only Dita is one of the few K-pop idols who come from Indonesia, but she’s also the first girl group member who is Indonesian. Let’s learn more about this pretty girl from Secret Number in the sections below!
Secret Number’s Dita’s Profile
Let’s check out some more info about Dita in the profile below!
Full name: Anak Agung Ayu Puspa Aditya Karang
Korean Stage Name: 디타
Korean Real Name: 아낙 아궁 아유 푸스파 아디티아 카랑
Stage Name: Dita
Nickname: Disney Princess
Birthplace: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Height: 166 cm
Foot size: 235 mm
Birthday: December 25th, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Carpicorn
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Position: Main dancer, sub-vocalist
Occupation: Singer, idol
- Stella Duce Middle School
- Stella Duce High School
- AMDA University of Musical Acting Dance, USA (Dept. of Dance)
Hobbies: Drawing, going to the mart, walking
Specialties: Sports (especially basketball), directions
Blood type: A
Family: Parents, older sister
Agency: Vine Entertainment
Secret Number’s Dita’s Facts
Seeing Dita’s profile, maybe there are things that make you feel shocked. For example, her real name is sooo long, even though she’s just known as Dita Karang. But there are more things about Dita that probably will make you fall in love with her even more.
Let’s see the interesting facts about Dita in the list of facts below!
- Dita is the first female idol from Indonesia who made a debut as a K-pop idol in Korea.
- Dita can speak four languages: Indonesian, English, Javanese, and Korean.
- When Dita was in high school, she was the leader of the Indonesian Youth Basketball Team (DBL) dance club called Evanore. The club often won in dance competitions since Dita was a very good leader.
- Since Dita had been living abroad for around 3 years in New York, she could quickly adapt to Korean culture.
- Dita has been studying dance in 1 Million Dance Studio.
- Dita has been training for around 2 years.
- Dita started to like K-pop when she was in college. She likes 2NE1 and has done cover dances of 2NE1’s songs. She also started to dream of being a singer after seeing 2NE1 on stage.
Secret Number’s Dita’s Pre-Debut
We know that every K-pop idol has an interesting story to tell before they made a debut as a K-pop idol. Even the idol that we know from this group, was almost meant to debut in another group. Well, just like a lot of things in life, K-pop also has something that is called destiny. So, what’s the destiny that took Dita, a girl from Indonesia, to be a K-pop idol?
Instead of just wondering, let’s see the pre-debut story of Dita from Secret Number!
As you have seen from her profile, Dita was born with the name Anak Agung Ayu Puspa Aditya Karang. You can just call her Dita or Dita Karang for short. You might be thinking that Dita’s name is peculiar. That’s because Dita’s father is from Bali. Yep, Bali, the beautiful island from Indonesia that is popular for its natural scenery. Dita is just as pretty as Bali. But she is just half Balinese because her mother is a Javanese, another island in Indonesia.
Even though Dita has Bali descent, she was born and raised in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the hometown of her mother’s family. Dita lived there along with her parents and her older sister. Since she was young, Dita has been learning to dance. Dita started to dance when she was five years old. At that time, she learned the traditional dance of Bali, she also learned to dance ballet. Not only Dita, but her sister dances too. Seems like Dita was born in a family that supports her with her passion for dancing.
When she was in school, Dita performed on a lot of dance stages. Dita feels joy every time she dances, she really likes the feeling she has when performing for the crowds. This made her think that she would be dancing for her whole life. That’s the reason that made her apply for the dance department in AMDA, New York, the United States after she graduated from high school.
At that time, K-pop had already become popular even in the States. Dita and her friends started to do dance covers of K-pop songs. Dita who hadn’t even thought of becoming a K-pop idol started to enjoy the feel every time she would dance to a K-pop song.
Until, finally, Dita went to audition for a K-pop agency. She tried the big 3 companies among the K-pop agencies, which are SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment. However, Dita’s destiny was not among them.
But Dita didn’t give up. She tried to join other auditions for other K-pop agencies, until, finally, she was accepted in a K-pop agency called Vine Entertainment, the agency that later on enabled her debut as a member of a K-pop girl group.
There, Dita met her fellow trainees, among which is Lea. She is from Japan. Both Lea and Dita weren’t fluent in Korean at that time, so they couldn’t really talk much the first time they met even though they had to spend a lot of time together. Even so, Dita and other foreign trainees learned Korean in the next two years and they finally got closer to each other since there was no longer a language barrier.
Later on, other trainees joined the company and the time came for Dita to prepare for the upcoming girl group from Vine Entertainment.
Secret Number’s Dita’s Debut
Dita’s journey to be a K-pop idol probably wasn’t expected by anyone including her. She could be a traditional dancer, a ballerina, a performer of any other dance, but she ended up in K-pop. It’s not that it’s not good for her, in fact, she learned a lot as a trainee and became an amazing main dancer in her group.
Dita made her official debut as a K-pop idol in May 2020. Even before the debut date, Vine Entertainment had released an announcement about their new girl group. The members’ faces also had been revealed before. The line-up consists of Léa, Dita, Jinny, Soodam, and Denise. The five girls who are called Secret Number made their first showcase on May 19th, 2020, the same day as the MV release of their debut song titled “Who Dis?”
Let’s see the music video of “Who Dis?” from Secret Number!
Secret Number also released the dance practice of their debut song “Who Dis?” Let’s see the performance of Secret Number’s dance practice and see how talented Dita is in dancing!
What do you think of Dita’s debut era with Secret Number? She’s really a talented dancer, right? Let us know your opinion in the comment section!