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After The Long-Awaited Debut, Let’s Take A Look At Play M Entertainment’s Rookie Girl Group Weeekly!

WEEEKLY is a rookie girl group that debuted on June 30th, 2020. Weeekly is a girl group under Play M Entertainment, and they are the second girl group formed by the agency after the successful debut of Apink nine years ago. They debuted with the mini-album titled We Are with the title track “Tag Me (@Me).” WEEEKLY debuted with seven beautiful members including Soojin, Jiyoon, Monday, Soeun, Jaehee, Jihan, and Zoa.

On May 7th, 2020, Play M Entertainment confirmed that they would debut their female trainees as a girl group named WEEEKLY. WEEEKLY was the first girl group to debut under Play M Entertainment, previously APink debuted when Play M Entertainment was still called Plan A Entertainment in 2011. Four days later, they revealed the name and members of the group. A month after, precisely on June 16th, 2020, the concept trailer of the mini-album was released by the agency.

This group’s debut was highly anticipated by fans, especially Play M Family. Play M Family is a term for fans who love artists from Play M Entertainment. In addition, the group’s debut also evoked old K-Pop fans’ memories of the girl groups that carry the concept of a girl crush. Weeekly debuted with the concept of cute girls.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about Play M Entertainment’s newcomer or rookie girl group, WEEEKLY. So, stay tuned!

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WEEEKLY Official Accounts:
Twitter: @_Weeekly
Instagram: @_weeekly
Facebook: @WeeeklyOfficial
YouTube: Weeekly
TikTok: @weeekly
Fan Café: Weeekly
V-Live: Weeekly

Soojin


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Birth Name: Lee Soo-jin (이수진)
Stage Name: Soojin (수진)
Date of Birth: December 12th, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Korean
Education: Jamsil Middle School, Youngpa Girl’s High School, Dongguk University, and D.E.F. Dance Skool Academy
Position in Group: Leader, Main Dancer, Sub-Vocalist, Rapper
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Blood type: A
Special Skill: Rap
Representative Day of the Week: Sunday
Hobbies: Making cakes, listening to music, writing diaries, and dancing

Fun Facts About Soojin

  • Before debuting as a member of Weeekly, Soojin had already been known to the public through her participation in YG Entertainment’s survival program MIXNINE.
  • She was chosen as a center in the appearance of the song “Just Dance” which is the signal song of this program.
  • Soojin had an accident together with Soomin and Bowon with the van she was riding in after finishing the shoot for MIXNINE.
  • Soojin suffered an injury to the abdomen and was forced to leave the program to regain her health.
  • Soojin’s favorite foods are macaroni, pizza, and tteokbokki.
  • Her favorite seniors are beautiful solo artist IU and Oh My Girl’s YooA.
  • She has a unique habit of turning the hem of her shirt and applying lip balm.
  • At the audition, the rapper used Nayoung’s song “Hope and Hope.”
  • She attended Jamsil Middle School (graduated), Youngpa Girls’ High School (graduated) & Dongguk University (Department of Drama).
  • In the MIXNINE program, Soojin earned the nickname Genius Soojin because of her expertise in choosing teammates.
  • She also has another nickname, Pink Princess.
  • Soojin’s representative color is light pink.
  • Soojin doesn’t like celery and peppers.
  • Once a day, Soojin eats bells, red ginseng, and yogurt jam mixed with roots.
  • She became a model for ETUDE in February 2018 with the theme Spring Collection.
  • Soojin’s life motto: “Let’s passionately try our best every moment.”
  • Soojin, Soeun, and Zoa are currently roommates in their dorm. (Twitter Blueroom Live)

Jiyoon


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Birth Name: Shin Ji-yoon (신지윤)
Stage Name: Jiyoon (지윤)
Birthplace: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Date of Birth: March 2nd, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Korean
Education: Yang Young Middle School, Sunset High School, and LJ Dance
Position in Group: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
Height: 164.8 cm (5’5″)
Blood type: B
Special Skills: Imitating sounds, speaking other languages, painting people around, and calligraphy
Representative Day of the Week: Wednesday
Hobbies: Drawing, writing, writing lyrics, learning English, and singing while playing the guitar

Fun Facts About Jiyoon

  • Shin Ji-yoon was born in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
  • Jiyoon has the color yellow as the group’s representative.
  • Jiyoon can speak several languages.
  • Jiyoon has a hobby of drawing, making music, and traveling to strange places.
  • Besides being good at singing, Jiyoon has a hobby of writing and making songs.
  • Jiyoon often goes to the library to read fairy tales.
  • She shares a room with Jaehee and Monday.
  • Jiyoon was a MIXNINE contestant with Soojin.
  • However, she had to be eliminated in Episode 10 and she ranked 44th.
  • Besides being familiarly called Jiyoon, she is also often called Baekseolgi and Chapssalteok.
  • Her rising points are smile and sincerity.
  • IU, Epik High’s Tablo, and Taylor Swift are her role models.
  • Her favorite foods are cheese, green tea flavored food, and macaroon.
  • She hates cucumbers and tomatoes.
  • Jiyoon’s motto in life: “Let’s live blue! (Honestly, Coolly, Beautifully).”
  • She has a skinship habit with the other members.
  • She went to LJ Dance Academy.
  • She and Jihan are currently roommates in their dorm. (Twitter Blueroom Live)

Monday


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Birth Name: Kim Ji-min (김지민)
Stage Name: Monday (먼데이)
Date of Birth: May 10th, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Korean
Education: KYW Dance Studio
Position in Group: Main Vocalist, Main Dancer, Rapper
Height: 172 cm (5’8’’)
Blood type: B
Special Skills: Playing dodgeball, handball, and Gomoku.
Representative Day of the Week: Monday
Hobbies: Playing all types of ball games

Fun Facts About Monday

  • Fans call Monday, Monday Carey.
  • The Weeekly members call her Superhuman because she is good at sports.
  • Monday likes all foods except vegetables.
  • Her habit is to click on a pen.
  • Girls Generation’s Taeyeon is her role model.
  • She shares a room with Jaehee and Jiyoon.
  • Monday has a collection of 66 pairs of earrings.
  • An interesting point about her is her sense of humor.
  • At the audition, she sang five song titles, one of which was the song “If It Is You” by Jung Seung-hwan.
  • She is a Christian.
  • Monday is a devout girl who regularly pays visits to the church.
  • The foods that she doesn’t like are jujube (red date) and beans in rice.
  • She and Jaehee are currently roommates in their dorm. (Twitter Blueroom Live)
  • Monday’s motto in life: “Nothing is impossible.”

Soeun


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Birth Name: Park So-eun (박소은)
Stage Name: Soeun (소은)
Date of Birth: October 26th, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Korean
Education: Seoul Cheongdam High School
Position in Group: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper
Height: 171 cm (5’7’’)
Blood type: B
Representative Day of the Week: Thursday
Hobbies: Solving jigsaw puzzles, watching movies, cooking, watching mukbangs, watching Netflix, and painting

Fun Facts About Soeun

  • Soeun became a member with the second tallest posture on Weeekly.
  • Soeun is the only member of the group who doesn’t have a mole.
  • Soeun claims that Ariana Grande and IU are the figures who inspired her.
  • Soeun likes all kinds of Korean food, mozzarella cheese, and watermelon.
  • She said that she doesn’t like coconut, cream cheese, and cocoon.
  • “Live honestly,” is her motto.
  • She chose white as her representative color on Weeekly.
  • Soojin gave Seoun the nickname Ssong.
  • Soeun also participated in the MIXNINE competition.
  • But she was eliminated in the 7th episode and managed to rank 55th.
  • Her habit is to hug a pillow.
  • Her specialties are playing gonggi, cleaning, and cosmetics.
  • She, Soojin, and Zoa are currently roommates in their dorm. (Twitter Blueroom Live)

Jaehee


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Birth Name: Lee Jae-hee (이재희)
Stage Name: Jaehee (재희)
Date of Birth: March 18th, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Korean
Education: Daehwa Elementary School dan Daesong Middle School, and Seoul High Performing Arts High School
Position in Group: Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Blood type: B
Representative Day of the Week: Saturday
Hobbies: Swimming, making stuff, and listening to music

Fun Facts About Jaehee

  • When she was young, Jaehee dreamed that she wanted to be a shark and crocodile handler.
  • Before debuting as an idol, Jaehee first debuted as an actress.
  • She has starred in popular Korean dramas and films, such as Detective K, The Fatal Encounter, My Little Baby, and Modern Farmer.
  • Jaehee chose Girls Generation’s YoonA and APink as her role models.
  • Jaehee has a sky blue color as her representative on Weeekly.
  • Her habit when speaking is to place the word “um…”
  • Her clear skin and dimples became her interesting point.
  • The foods that Jaehee dislikes are mushrooms, vegetables, and tomatoes.
  • Jaehee likes foods like meat, chicken, and green tea.
  • Jaehee also has a nickname made by another member, Lee Jelly. This was chosen because the name has the exact pronunciation like jelly, and Jaehee also really likes jelly.
  • She and Monday are currently roommates in their dorm. (Twitter Blueroom Live)
  • Jaehee has the life motto: “Your business will not betray you.”

Jihan


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Birth Name: Han Ji-hyo (한지효)
Stage Name: Jihan (지한)
Date of Birth: July 12th, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Korean
Education: Anyang Buheung Middle School, Hanlim Multi Art School and School of Performing Arts Seoul High School
Position in Group: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Height: 163.8 cm (5’4″)
Blood type: A
Special Skills: Memorizing choreography easily and playing the guitar
Representative Day of the Week: Tuesday
Hobbies: Writing or designing a diary and watching Netflix

Fun Facts About Jihan

  • Jihan is a former SM Entertainment trainee.
  • The official color that Jihan has is maroon.
  • Jihan can play guitar and can remember choreography very easily.
  • Jihan is called Bunny because she’s similar to a rabbit.
  • Jihan’s role models are Baek Yerin, Ariana Grande, Girls Generation’s Seohyun, and APink.
  • Jihan is a big fan of the girl group LOONA. This is proven by the gallery on Jihan’s cellphone, which is full of photos of LOONA members.
  • She has a habit of collecting stickers.
  • Jihan has dimples on her face.
  • The size of her shoes is 240-245 mm.
  • One of her dreams is to be a great and cool person.
  • She likes Disney, cats, and desserts.
  • She does not like ghosts, seafood (except squid or shrimp), and insects.
  • Her motto: “Let’s live without regrets.”
  • Her charming point beside her dimples is her bunny teeth.
  • She and Jiyoon are currently roommates in their dorm. (Twitter Blueroom Live)

Zoa


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Birth Name: Jo Hye-won (조혜원)
Stage Name: Zoa (조아)
Date of Birth: May 31st, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Korean
Education: Gyeonggido Elementary School and Seongnam Baekhyeon Middle School
Position in Group: Rapper, Maknae
Height: 170.7 cm (5’7’’)
Blood type: O
Special Skill: Mimicking a character from the drama Crash Landing on You
Representative Day of the Week: Friday
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, watching YouTube videos, watching movies and dramas

Fun Facts About Zoa

  • Her nickname is Giant Baby because of her slender posture.
  • Just like Soojin, she also has IU as a role model.
  • Her fairy-like ears and deer eyes are an attraction for Zoa.
  • She is the youngest member of Weeekly.
  • The official color that Zoa has is purple.
  • She does not like bugs, humid weather, and Perilla leaf.
  • Hope for her future is a healthy and happy life with family and Weeekly members.
  • Her motto: “Diligence is the fastest shortcut to growth!”
  • Zoa, Soojin, and Soeun are currently roommates in their dormitory.