Get To Know WEKI MEKI’s Kim Do-yeon: Profile, ‘Produce 101’, Modelling, and More

Find Out More about Kim Doyeon from Fantagio

If you have watched the survival show that is aired by MNet, Produce 101 Season 1, you must be familiar with the name Kim Doyeon, right? As we know, Kim Doyeon is one of the members of the idol group I.O.I which was formed from Produce 101. Kim Doyeon comes from the talent agency Fantagio.

She attended Guri Girls’ High School where she was the captain of the cheerleading team but eventually transferred to Seoul School of Performing Arts with fellow I.O.I and Weki Meki member Yoojung after debuting as singers due to their promotional activities.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about Kim Doyeon. Want to find out more about her latest news? Stay tuned!

Kim Doyeon’s Full Profile

Real Name: Kim Doyeon

Stage Name: Doyeon

Date of Birth: December 4th, 1999

Age: 20 years old

Position: Dancer, vocalist, visual

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 50 kg

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Blood Type: O

Education: Sangji Girls High School but later transferred to SOPA

Entertainment Agency: Fantagio

Fun Facts about Kim Doyeon:

  1. Doyeon has a solo song with Long:D called “All Night.”
  2. Doyeon’s hobbies are watching movies and listening to music.
  3. Doyeon appeared in Fantagio’s web dramas To Be Continued and Idol Fever.
  4. She is very brave; she even isn’t scared when going into haunted houses.
  5. Her specialty is dancing.
  6. She trained for one year and five months.
  7. Doyeon is a model for Maybelline New York.
  8. Doyeon can play basketball and was also the captain of her cheerleading team.
  9. She is in a subunit with Yoojung and with WJSN members called WJMK.
  10. Kim Doyeon’s ideal type is Park Seo-joon.

Kim Doyeon Became a Trainee on Mnet’s Produce 101

As we have seen, Produce 101 is a survival show where 101 trainees gather from various agencies in South Korea to make their debut to become famous idol members. One of the trainee participants is Kim Doyeon from Fantagio.

Doyeon showed her ability to dance and sing and fascinated everyone with her extraordinary abilities. Kim Doyeon also had happy vibes that made other participants feel encouraged when they all felt very tired. In carrying out the mission given, Kim Doyeon always performed the best and got a high vote as a result.

The name Kim Doyeon became increasingly popular after her appearance in At The Same Place along with her team. At that time, the team got the most votes among the other teams and Kim Doyeon got praise from many people because Kim Doyeon had very good visuals and was very moving.

When announcing who would be the trainees who will debut, Kim Doyeon managed to occupy the 8th position and successfully debuted along with other members and formed a group named I.O.I. Although the group only lasted 1 year, Kim Doyeon left the best impression on everyone.

Kim Doyeon’s Debut as a Member of IOI

IOI is a girl group formed from the Produce 101 survival show consisting of 11 people from various agencies in South Korea who officially debuted on May 4th, 2016. Kim Doyeon was represented by Fantagio along with Yoojung and three other trainees from their company, eventually ranking eighth in the show’s finale on April 1st, 2016. As a result, she debuted as a member of IOI alongside Yoojung. On May 4th, 2016, I.O.I made their official debut with the single “Dream Girls.”

After doing promotions for 1 year, I.O.I was disbanded in January 2017 because their contract had expired. Before it was officially disbanded, I.O.I gave their fans their final present by holding a concert. The group’s concert titled Time Slip – I.O.I, which took place from January 20th to January 22nd, 2017, marked their last group activity on stage. After the concert ended, I.O.I officially disbanded and all the members returned to their respective agencies. Kim Doyeon and Yoojung returned to Fantagio and signed a contract with Fantagio to debut as a new girl group. According to Fantagio, “Kim Doyeon and Choi Yoojung have signed their exclusive contracts in the midst of their activities as I.O.I. They are now officially artists under our label.”

Kim Doyeon’s Debut as a Member of WEKI MEKI

Before her debut as a member of a girl group, many fans talked about whether Doyeon would debut as a solo artist, like Chungha, or would she join a group, like Yeonjung in WJSN. Related to many rumors circulating, an official said, “They could debut as a part of our girl group in the early half of this year. However, it is hard to confirm anything since the concept and the members are not yet ready to be discussed.”

Doyeon made her official debut as a member of Weki Meki on August 8th, 2017, with the release of the single “I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend” and the 6-track EP Weme. Fantagio also revealed that 8 members of iTEEN were going to appear as Weki Meki. WEME is constructed from the first two letters of Weki and MeKi meaning WE and ME, so that it makes a perfect group of 8 different girls. Weki Meki consists of Choi Yoojung, Kim Doyeon, Ji Sooeon, Sei, RooA, RiNa, Lucy, and Ellie.

On May 2nd, 2018, Starship Entertainment and Fantastic collaborated to form a special four-member unit with their respective girl groups, Cosmic Girls and Weki Meki, which they revealed will be called WJMK. Weki Meki’s Yoojung and Doyeon and Cosmic Girls’ Seola and Luda released the single “Strong” on June 1st, 2018, along with its accompanying music video.

Kim Doyeon’s CF Project

Kim Doyeon admittedly does have a very attractive appearance and amazes anyone who sees it. Besides busy doing activities with WEKI MEKI, Kim Doyeon is also busy starring in various advertisements for various products, such as beauty, fashion, and others.

Kim Doyeon was chosen as a model for Maybelline New York beauty products. Fantasia announced that Kim Doyeon has been selected as the new muse for Maybelline New York. Kim Doyeon will be working as the Korean muse for the brand.

Maybelline New York representative stated, “Kim Doyeon was made only into 8 Teen Fashionistas That Will Lead 2017 that was announced by a global fashion magazine. We decided that her stylish fashion sense and her drive towards her dreams suits Maybelline well,” explaining their decision.

Kim Doyeon’s Filmography

Aside from having excellent singing and dancing skills, Kim Doyeon also has excellent acting skills, even her acting has gotten praise from many people. In November 2017, Kim Doyeon made her acting debut by starring in the web drama Short as one of the female leads.

Kim Doyeon played the role of Yoo Jina, a girl with beauty, intelligence, and athletic talent. She quits skating due to injury and goes to study abroad, but she returns to Korea for a girl group audition. Reporting from Soompi, Short shows the process of a short track rookie rising to become an international top star. Supported by the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, the Korea Radio Promotion Association, and the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee, Short was set to be released in January 2018.

Kim Doyeon’s Latest News

In March 2019, Kim Doyeon made a photoshoot for Bazaar magazine. Kim Doyeon posed with Salvatore Ferragamo’s Amo Ferragamo Flowerful Eau de Toilette, the perfume she’s the muse for. She posed with various flowers as well as a giant perfume bottle, and she was able to pull off every shot with just one take.

Check the photos over here:

She looks really beautiful, right? You can kindly share your thoughts and opinions about Kim Doyeon in the comment section below. Well, good luck to Kim Doyeon!