Get To Know TWICE’s Dahyun: Profile, Mnet ‘SIXTEEN’, and More

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Meet The Cute and Funny Member of TWICE Dahyun

Kim Da-hyun was born on May 28th, 1998, popular with the short name, Dahyun. She is a member of TWICE, a singer, rapper, dancer under JYP Entertainment. Dahyun became a member of TWICE after being chosen in the reality show Sixteen. She was voted the 17th most popular idol in South Korea from Gallup Korea’s annual music poll 2017.

Dahyun went viral after performing “eagle dance” to Hillsong’s “The Power of Your Love” with headbanging, wing-flapping moves on YouTube in 2011. She got scouted by JYP Entertainment when she rocked a solo performance at a youth dance festival. Are you curious to find out more about Dahyun from TWICE? Keep reading the article on Channel-Korea below!

Full Profile and Facts of Dahyun

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Full Profile

Stage Name: Dahyun
Birth Name: Kim Da Hyun (Hangeul: 김다현)
Nationality: Korean
Date of Birth: May 28th, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Official height: 165 cm (5’5″)Approx./Real Height: 160 cm (5’3″)*
Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
Blood Type: O

Facts About Dahyun From TWICE

  • Dahyun was born in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
  • Dahyun graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in February 2017.
  • She has an older brother, Myung Soo.
  • Dahyun performed a solo artist at a youth dance festival when she was in middle school then was scouted by JYP Entertainment.
  • Dahyun became a trainee after passing the audition on July 7th, 2012.
  • Dahyun chose JYP Entertainment after auditioning and got accepted by SM, JYP, and YG at the same time.
  • Her representative color is White.
  • Dahyun is afraid of animals (cats, dogs, etc.).
  • Her eagle dance drew a lot of attention in South Korea.
  • Her nickname is ‘Tofu’ because of her white skin.
  • Dahyun gained the most popularity during her appearance in Sixteen.
  • Dahyun knows how to play the piano.
  • Her favorite drink is chocolate milk. She likes all sorts of milk.
  • Dahyun loves chocolate, she can’t live without chocolate.
  • She can’t watch horror movies.
  • She could sleep like a dead person.
  • She hates being alone in dark places.
  • She smiles when she is stressed.
  • Dahyun is a Christian.
  • Dahyun wears contact lenses because her eyesight is bad.
  • She has the habit of touching her nose.
  • Dahyun met Chaeyoung for the first time when they were in 8th and 7th grade, respectively.
  • If she can’t sleep, she starts watching television.
  • Dahyun has the ability to find the camera, she notices it easily.
  • She appeared in GOT7’s “Stop Stop It” MV and Wooyoung’s “Rose” (Japanese) MV.
  • Her roommates are Chaeyoung and Tzuyu.
  • Dahyun is close to Pinky/Kyulkyung from Pristin.
  • Dahyun and Cha Eunwoo from Astro performed in a romantic comedy type of drama, featuring Astro member Moon Bin in a Chuseok Special Show called Replies That Make Us Flutter where celebrities have to act out the imaginative scenarios of fan-based requests.
  • Dahyun’s ideal type is dependable like her father, nice to his parents, and loves her.

Appearance on Mnet’s Sixteen

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In the beginning, Dahyun became known by her performance of the “eagle dance” which become a viral sensation. Then, later on, she auditioned for JYP Entertainment and successfully became a trainee and appeared on MNet’s SIXTEEN. SIXTEEN (Hangeul: 식스틴) was a 2015 reality girl group survival show created by JYP Entertainment and Mnet. In her first challenge on SIXTEEN, she repeated her viral dance in the show.

The show SIXTEEN premiered on May 5th, 2015 and was airing until July 7th for 10 episodes. There were sixteen contestants who got challenges in singing, dancing and also their personality and charisma.

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During the show, Dahyun was popular for her relationship with Sana. In the interview, Dahyun chose Sana as a girl crush if she were a boy because Sana has a lot of aegyo (in Korean refers to a cute display of affection).

Debut as a Member of TWICE

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After performing in the girl group survival show SIXTEEN, Dahyun got selected as the seventh member who has a secured spot in the project group TWICE. She officially debuted as a TWICE member on October 20th, 2015, with their mini-album, The Story Begins, with the title song “Like OHH-AHH.”

This girl group consists of nine members, including Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. TWICE got increasingly popular after being nominated for the title “nation’s girl group” of South Korea. TWICE are also the first girl group to achieve and break the record in sales by selling more than 100,000 copies in 2016.