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After concluding their activities with I.O.I, Doyeon and Yoojung are slated to debut with the rest of i-Teen Girls who have been trained under a specialized development program by their agency, Fantagio Music. Constantly changing its line-up for some period with the trainees’ arrival and departure, the finalized version of i-Teen Girls ultimately made their long-awaited debut on August 8th, 2017. Currently, Weki Meki is recognized by their girl crush and funky concept that differentiates them from the other groups, causing them to stand out as they have both charisma and youthful spirit.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide information about all Weki Meki members, starting from their personal profile and facts, list of discography, filmography, awards, pre-debut appearance, scandals to controversies, Instagram feed, and latest news. So, keep reading!

Weki Meki’s Suyeon Full Profile

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Stage Name: Suyeon

Birth Name: Ji Su Yeon

Place and Date of Birth: Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, April 20th, 1997

Age: 22 (Korean age)/21 (International age)

Position: Leader, Main Vocalist

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Chinese Astrology: Ox

Blood Type: O

Height: 164 cm

Education: Hanlim Multi Art School

Fun Facts About Weki Meki’s Suyeon You Have to Know

  • Suyeon was a former trainee under CJ E&M and WM Entertainment.
  • Suyeon is able to play the piano.
  • Suyeon is a fan of the girl group f(x).
  • Suyeon has briefly performed in China.
  • Suyeon is great at math. She is even able to make the sum of large numbers mentally.
  • Suyeon was the last Weki Meki member to be officially introduced.

Weki Meki’s Elly Full Profile

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Stage Name: Elly

Birth Name: Jung Hae Rim

Nicknames: Haedong, Taekwon girl, and ookhaedoong

Place and Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, July 20th, 1998

Age: 21 (Korean age)/20 (International age)

Position: Lead Vocalist

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Chinese Astrology: Tiger

Blood Type: B

Height: 161 cm

Weight: 46 kg

Education: Sanbon High School

Fun Facts About Weki Meki’s Elly You Have to Know

  • Elly was a participant of Produce 101. She was eliminated in episode 8 and concluded her ranking at the 47th position.
  • Prior to her participation on Produce 101, Elly has been training for three years.
  • Elly is able to speak Korean and Japanese.
  • Elly is able to do Taekwondo and other types of martial arts, hence her nickname ‘Taekwon girl.’
  • One of Elly’s hobbies is listening to music.
  • Along with Lucy and Yoojung, Elly is the mood maker of Weki Meki.
  • Elly’s role models are Apink and Hello Venus.
  • Elly was the fourth Weki Meki member to be officially introduced.

Weki Meki’s Yoojung Full Profile

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Stage Name: Yoojung

Birth Name: Choi Yoo Jung

Place and Date of Birth: Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, November 12th, 1999

Age: 20 (Korean age)/19 (International age)

Position: Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Center

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Chinese Astrology: Rabbit

Blood Type: O

Height: 157 cm

Weight: 44 kg

Siblings: None

Education: Seoul Music High School, School of Performing Arts Seoul

Fun Facts About Weki Meki’s Yoojung You Have to Know

  • Along with Doyeon, Yoojung was a member of I.O.I, the project group of Produce 101. She concluded the ranking at the third place and was chosen as the center of the show and the group.
  • Prior to her participation in Produce 101, Yoojung has been training for 4 years and 7 months.
  • Yoojung is able to imitate animal sounds, whereas one of her specialties is singing acoustic songs.
  • Yoojung’s hobbies are painting, photography, and dancing.
  • Yoojung’s role model is Rihanna, whereas her favorite groups are 2NE1 and BTS.
  • Along with Elly and Lucy, Yoojung is the mood maker of Weki Meki.
  • Along with Doyeon, Yoojung is part of the collaboration group between WJSN and Weki Meki that is called as WJMK.
  • Yoojung was the first Weki Meki member to be officially introduced.

Weki Meki’s Doyeon Full Profile

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Stage Name: Doyeon

Birth Name: Kim Do Yeon

Place and Date of Birth: Wonju, Gangwon Province, South Korea, December 4th, 1999

Age: 20 (Korean age)/19 (International age)

Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Visual

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Chinese Astrology: Rabbit

Blood Type: O

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 50 kg

Siblings: 2 (an older sister and an older brother)

Education: Sangji Girls High School, Seoul School of Performing Arts

Fun Facts About Weki Meki’s Doyeon You Have to Know

  • Along with Yoojung, Doyeon was a member of I.O.I, the project group of Produce 101. She concluded the ranking at the eighth place.
  • Prior to her participation in Produce 101, Doyeon has been training for 1 year and 5 months.
  • Doyeon’s hobbies are watching movies and listening to music, whereas her specialties are dancing and giving reactions.
  • Doyeon is able to play basketball. She also used to be the captain of her cheerleading team.
  • Along with Yoojung, Doyeon is part of the collaboration group between WJSN and Weki Meki that is called as WJMK.
  • Doyeon was the fifth Weki Meki member to be officially introduced.

Weki Meki’s Sei Full Profile

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Stage Name: Sei

Birth Name: Lee Seo Jeong

Place and Date of Birth: Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, January 7th, 2000

Age: 20 (Korean age)/19 (International age)

Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Chinese Astrology: Dragon

Blood Type: B

Height: 163 cm

Weight: 49 kg

Siblings: 1 (an older brother)

Education: Theos Senior High School

Fun Facts About Weki Meki’s Sei You Have to Know

  • Sei was a participant of Produce 101. She was eliminated in episode 5 and concluded her ranking at the 85th position.
  • Prior to her participation in Produce 101, Sei has been training for a year.
  • Sei was a former trainee of LOUDers Entertainment.
  • One of Sei’s hobbies is listening to music.
  • Sei was the second Weki Meki member to be officially introduced.

Weki Meki’s Lua Full Profile

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Stage Name: Lua

Birth Name: Kim Soo Kyung

Nickname: Mollkaeng

Place and Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, October 6th, 2000

Age: 19 (Korean age)/18 (International age)

Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Chinese Astrology: Dragon

Blood Type: A

Height: 165 cm

Education: Lila Arts High School

Fun Facts About Weki Meki’s Lua You Have to Know

  • Lua was a trainee for 4 years.
  • Lua is known to be a habitual kisser among Weki Meki members as she loves kissing the members.
  • Lua did gymnastics throughout her childhood. She takes ballet lessons as well.
  • Lua gets shy when she meets new people.
  • Many people think that Lua resembles I.O.I’s Kim Sohye and Lovelyz’s Seo Jisoo.
  • Lua wants to be close to female singer Sunmi.
  • Lua was the third Weki Meki member to be officially introduced.

Weki Meki’s Rina Full Profile

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Stage Name: Rina

Birth Name: Kang So Eun

Place and Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, September 27th, 2001

Age: 18 (Korean age)/17 (International age)

Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Chinese Astrology: Snake

Height: 162 cm

Blood Type: O

Education: Shinhwa Middle School

Fun Facts About Weki Meki’s Rina You Have to Know

  • Rina was a trainee for a year.
  • Prior to her debut as a Weki Meki member, Rina was in a dance group called NYDANCE.
  • According to Weki Meki members, Rina’s facial expression does not change much.
  • Rina loves Studio Ghibli movies. Her top three are Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and The Secret World of Arrietty.
  • Rina was the seventh Weki Meki member to be officially introduced.

Weki Meki’s Lucy Full Profile

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Stage Name: Lucy

Birth Name: Noh Hyo Jung

Nickname: HyoDing

Place and Date of Birth: Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, August 31st, 2002

Age: 17 (Korean age)/16 (International age)

Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae (the youngest member of the group)

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Chinese Astrology: Horse

Blood Type: B

Height: 168 cm

Education: Sungshin Girls Middle School

Fun Facts About Weki Meki’s Lucy You Have to Know

  • Lucy was a trainee for 4 years.
  • Lucy’s specialties are tap dancing and being flexible.
  • Lucy is able to break an apple in half.
  • Lucy loves cartoon character Gudetama.
  • Lucy’s role model is Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon.
  • Along with Elly and Yoojung, Lucy is the mood maker of Weki Meki.
  • Lucy was the sixth Weki Meki member to be officially introduced.

List of Weki Meki’s Discography and Filmography

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Until this article being written, Weki Meki reportedly has released two mini-albums and one single album, whereas their appearance on variety shows is still infrequent due to their position as a rookie artist. Notably, their debut album WEME is remarked as the highest selling album by a newly-debuted group in 2017, an achievement that should not be underestimated. Below, you can check out the list of Weki Meki’s discography and filmography!

2015 – To Be Continued (with Doyeon, Yoojung, Lua, Lucy, and Eli as Guest Roles)

2016 – Mnet Produce 101 (with Doyeon, Yoojung, Elly, and Sei as Contestants)

2017 – WEME (debut mini-album)

2017 – Music video of I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend (directed by Seo Hyun-seung (GIGANT))

2018 – Lucky (second mini-album)

2018 – Arirang After School Club (as Guest Cast)

2018 – XtvN Super Junior’s Super TV (as Guest Cast)

2018 – Music video of Butterfly (directed by unknown)

2018 – Music video of La La La (directed by Seo Hyun-seung (GIGANT))

2018 – Mohae Weki Meki, What’s Up (as Regular Cast on episode 60)

2018 – Love Diamond (sung by Ji Suyeon and Elly for the original soundtrack of My ID is Gangnam Beauty)

2018 – Kiss, Kicks (first single album)

2018 – Music video of Crush (directed by Hong Won-ki (Zanybros))

2018 – A Rose Smile (sung by Elly for the original soundtrack of My Only One)

Weki Meki’s Concerts

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Unfortunately, Weki Meki has not organized their solo concert yet. Even so, the group held showcases for their debut and comeback promotions, aiding the fans’ longing to see them perform several songs on the stage.

List of Weki Meki’s Awards and Nominations

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Although their status is still being considered as a rookie group, Weki Meki has been nominated frequently in many awards shows just over a span of two years. This certainly shows that the fans and public alike are looking forward to Weki Meki’s growth as a female idol group of the 3rd generation. Here, you can check out the list of awards and nominations that Weki Meki has received since their debut days!

2017 – Most Anticipated Female Artist in 2018 at Korean First Brand Awards (Nomination)

2017 – Best New Artist at Melon Music Awards (Nomination)

2017 – Best New Female Artist at Mnet Asian Music Awards (Nomination)

2017 – Qoo10 Artist of the Year at Mnet Asian Music Awards (Nomination)

2018 – New Artist of the Year (Album) at Gaon Chart Music Awards (Nomination)

2018 – New Artist of the Year at Golden Disc Awards (Nomination)

2018 – Global Popularity Award at Golden Disc Awards (Nomination)

2018 – Disc Bonsang at Golden Disc Awards (Nomination)

2018 – New Artist Award at Seoul Music Awards (Nomination)

2018 – Popularity Award at Seoul Music Awards (Nomination)

2018 – Hallyu Special Award at Seoul Music Awards (Nomination)

2018 – K-POP Singer Award at Korean Culture Entertainment Awards (Winner)

2018 – Most Anticipated Rising Star in 2019 at Korean First Brand Awards (Winner)

i-Teen Girls and Debut as Weki Meki

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Ahead of their official start as a group, Weki Meki members used to be trainees under Fantagio i-Teen, a development program to train the rookie group which will debut under Fantagio Entertainment. The trainees were known as i-Teen Girls and some of them (Doyeon, Yoojung, Lua, Lucy, and Elly) appeared as the cameos on ASTRO’s pre-debut online web drama To Be Continued.

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The youth drama was about school life. Not only once, but i-Teen trainees also made their appearance countless times in the drama. You may watch the premiere episode of To Be Continued below!

Besides appearing in the web drama, some of Weki Meki members (Doyeon, Yoojung, Elly (as Jung Hae-rim) and Sei (as Lee Seo-jeong, then under LOUDers Entertainment) also participated on Mnet’s survival show Produce 101. Doyeon and Yoojung successfully became the top 11 and were involved in activities as members of I.O.I, the final group of the show, for seven months.

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i-Teen Girls did a live broadcast on their newly-made official channel on V Live in March 2017. The girls, namely Doyeon, Yoojung, Sei, Lua, Rina, Lucy, Elly, and former trainee Yejin, introduced themselves as the next Fantagio’s girl group. Later in June 2017, the line-up changed as Yejin was no longer included while Ji Suyeon was added to the group.

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One month later, i-Teen Girls announced their final group name as Weki Meki. Fantagio stated that in one meaning of the name, “MeKi refers to eight unique girls who each hold keys that identify one another and “WeKi” refers to the girls as a group once they meet and come to possess another key that opens a new world.” The group’s name is also twofold with another meaning for the name taking the “we” and “me” from the two words to form “WEME,” signifying the eight members coming together to form a group.

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Weki Meki finally made their debut on August 8th, 2017, with their first mini-album WEME. The group held their debut showcase on the same date at Jangchung Arena at 8 PM. Reportedly, the tickets for Weki Meki’s debut showcase were sold out within a minute, causing the website server to crash while the terms such as “Weki Meki” and “Weki Meki Showcase” became the top trending on Korean search engine charts. Below, you can watch Weki Meki’s girl crush debut with their debut track “I Don’t Like Your Girlfriend!”