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Aespa - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

aespa, a South Korean girl group created by SM Entertainment, raised a lot of popularity and successfully attracted every people’s heart in the K-pop industry.

They consist of four members: Karina, Winter, Ningning and Giselle.

The name aespa itself has some smart meanings. The name is a mixture between “Avatar” and “Experience” by its initials.


aespa also means that this group has two sides which represent their own selves and the other-self of them to get a lot of experiences in the new world.

This group consisting of Karina, Giselle, Winter and NingNing introduced the members step by step. Karina did a participation for music video Want by Taemin in February 2019, meanwhile, Ningning was revealed as a part of SM Rookies on September 19, 2016.

After doing some trainee days, the members finally debuted on November 17, 2020, by releasing their first single, Black Mamba. Because of this single, aespa successfully peaked at first place on QQ Music for approximately 3 weeks.

Aespa - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

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aespa Members

1. Karina

Aespa - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career


  • Real Name: Yoo Ji-min
  • Stage Name: Karina
  • Nickname: Karomi
  • Birthdate: April 11, 2000
  • Birthplace: Seongnam, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Leader, Face of The Group, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Lead Rapper
  • Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper, Dancer
  • Education: Hansol High School
  • Hobbies: Playing mobile games


  • Karina has a Chinese zodiac sign, Dragon.
  • Karina once participated in the music video Want by Taemin.
  • She also appeared in the virtual showcase Hyundai x SM Entertainment alongside EXO’s Kai in 2020.
  • In SM Entertainment, Karina being a trainee for 4 years.
  • In her previous moment, she was a popular ulzzang.
  • She once went to Seongnam Shingi Elementary School and Jeongja Middle School.
  • Karina is the tallest person among aespa members.
  • Karina really likes the song Red Light owned by F(X).
  • She has some favorite female artists, such as Park Soojin, Taeyeon, F(X), and also IU.
  • Karina has some favorite songs, such as How Do I Look, Boogie On and On, Nike Shoes, and If I Die Tomorrow which is owned by Beenzino.

See full Karina profile & facts

2. Giselle

Giselle - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career


  • Real Name: Uchinaga Aeri
  • Stage Name: Giselle
  • Nickname: Giselle, Riri
  • Birthdate: October 30, 2000
  • Birthplace: Garosu-gil, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: Korean-Japanese
  • Position: Sub Vocalist, Main Rapper
  • Height: 166 cm (5’5)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Sacred Heart School
  • Hobbies: Eating sweet, Shopping


  • Before she debuted, she only trained for approximately 11 months.
  • At first, she assumed that Karina was really taller than herself, but in fact, Karina’s height is just 1 cm taller than her.
  • She went to the same school as NiziU’s Rima.
  • She often called Eri in the Japanese version.
  • When she wrote a quote in her yearbook, she wrote “That’s hot”.
  • Giselle can speak Korean, English, and also Japanese.
  • She had become an alto member of the choir for 4 years period.
  • She really loves musical theatre.
  • So many people think her face is similar to f(x)’s Krystal.
  • Giselle loves to listen to BLACKPINK and GOT7’s songs.

See full Giselle profile & facts

3. Winter

Aespa - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career


  • Real Name: Kim Min Jeong
  • Stage Name: Winter
  • Nickname: Mindungie, Baby Rabbit, Gyeoullie
  • Birthdate: January 1, 2001
  • Birthplace: Yangsan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Visual
  • Height: 163 cm (5’4’’)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer
  • Education: Yangsan Samsung Middle School
  • Hobbies: Eating food


  • Winter has a brother who is older than her.
  • Same as Karina, she trained at SM Entertainment for approximately 4 years.
  • Winter and Ningning are the shortest people in the group.
  • So many MY that think Winter’s face is similar to SNSD’s Taeyeon.
  • Winter really loves chocolate, sweets, and milk.
  • Action is Winter’s favorite genre.
  • On the left cheek, Winter has a cute dimple.
  • When she was still at the school, she was the vice president.
  • Her dance and vocal are Winter’s strengths.
  • Winter can twist her tongue.

See full Winter profile & facts

4. Ningning

Ningning - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career


  • Real Name: Ning Yi Zhuo
  • Stage Name: Ningning
  • Nickname: Ningningie, Kitten
  • Birthdate: October 23, 2002
  • Birthplace: Harbin, China
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Position: Maknae, Main Vocalist
  • Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
  • Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Harbin Normal University Affiliated High School
  • Hobbies: Cooking


  • Ningning’s English name is Vivian Ning and her Korean name is Jeo Ye Tak.
  • Ningning can speak fluently in Chinese and also Korean.
  • Art is Ningning’s favorite subject.
  • Ningning really loves cooking.
  • Ningning and Winter are the shortest among aespa members.
  • Red, pink, yellow, purple are Ningning’s favorite colors.
  • Ningning really loves dolls.
  • NCT is Ningning’s favorite band.
  • Ningning can play a musical instrument, the piano.
  • Strawberries and watermelon are Ningning’s favorite fruits.

See full Ningning profile & facts

aespa Facts

  • The quartet have their respective virtual avatars.
  • French luxury house Givenchy tapped aespa as their new ambassador.
  • In just one year, aespa’s social media accounts have amassed millions of followers.
  • They won the Best Korean Act at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards.
  • They performed in the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. They are the first-ever K-Pop girl group to perform in the annual event.
  • Their debut single Black Mamba garnered over 240 million views on YouTube.


“Next level, I’ll destroy you in thе end. Until I reach the nеxt level KOSMO.” –– Next Level

“I walk to KWANGYA. I know your home ground. Confront the threat. Beat it, beat it, beat it” –– Next Level (Giselle)

“I’m on the Next Level, yeah. I follow the absolute rules. Don’t let go of my hand unity is my weapon.” –– Next Level (Karina)

“From some time ago you synk out. Looking like a noise. I can’t find it anymore. The temptation that swallows you, Black Mamba.” –– Black Mamba

The hostile suffering and sorrow make you popping and evolve further. That’s my naevis, it’s my naevis.You lead, we follow. After learning the feelings. Watch me while I make it out.” –– Next Level

“I’m addicted, endlessly talking to me, my aespa. This communion. Your existence brings me to another dimension. I’m at the center of the world, you’re in the flat. All of my action, it grows your power.” –– Black Mamba

aespa is one of the most successful K-pop rookie idol groups. They have beautiful and talented members. Their concept and their songs also win everybody’s heart.