Karina (aespa)

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Karina Aespa - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Before Karina being recognized by the public in the K-pop industry, she was a popular ulzzang in her early life.

Her journey in the K-pop industry began when one of SM Entertainment’s staff sent her a Direct Message on her Instagram. On that DM, she was offered to do an audition for SM Entertainment. Shortly, she then did an audition and successfully passed it.

Before she made her first debut with aespa, she did some appearances in a music video titled Want by Taemin in February 2019. She also did some backup dance for Want’s promotional stage.

This girl trained for 4 years until she finally debuts with aespa on October 28, 2020. She was the second member of aespa which revealed by SM Entertainment.

The group then did their first debut by releasing their top hit digital single, Black Mamba, on November 17, 2020.


  • Real Name: Yoo Ji Min (유지민)
  • Stage Name: Karina (카리나)
  • Nickname: Karomi
  • Birthday: April 11, 2000
  • Birthplace: Seongnam, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dragon
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Leader, Face of The Group, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Lead Rapper (aespa)
  • Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Official Symbol: Heart ❤
  • Official Animal: Whale
  • Official Number: 24
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper, Dancer
  • Education: Hansol High School
  • Hobbies: Playing mobile games
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  • She 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.
  • She 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.
  • In the future, Karina would like to take a trip to Croatia.
  • She really loves barley and green tea.
  • Her foot size is around 23,5-24,5 cm.
  • Karina once joined an academy for piano and surprisingly, she won the prize.
  • She made a cover for Boombayah by Blackpink and Bubble Pop by HyunA at the 2016 hansol festival. In the Boombayah, she covered the part that originally did by Jennie.
  • Karina loves to say ‘cute’, ‘bbuing’, and ‘uing’.
  • Blue is her favorite color.
  • She has surprising talent, catch some stuff with her own feet.
  • She really loves spring.
  • She loves animals, such as dogs, tigers, sharks, cats, and also crocodiles.
  • Karina loves to eat jelly, tonkatsu, and carbonated drinks.
  • She has her favorite movies, such as Frozen and Rapunzel.
  • She loves mint choco so much.
  • Karina loves eating pineapple pizza.
  • If she has to choose between Ice Americano and Hot Americano, she will pick Ice Americano.
  • She picks dipping sauce compared to ttangsuyuk.
  • She prefers migraine to teeth pain.
  • She prefers AC in winter to a heater in summer.
  • Karina prefers jelly kimchi stew to chocolate bibimbap.
  • If she has to choose between melted ice cream and over-carbonated drink without bubbles, then she prefers the first one.
  • Karina thought that Winter is very small.
  • At first, she thought both Giselle and her were shy and finally they greeted each other.
  • Karina said that Ningning always used formal language for approximately 3 weeks directly after she knew she is the youngest.
  • Karina really loves PUBG. Even so, Winter and Ningning said she isn’t good at it.
  • Karina loves watching variety shows when she is at home.
  • She always wears a rosary ring whenever she thinks that day will be important.
  • Before she goes to sleep, she always wears a sleeping pack and vaseline on the lips.
  • She often uses the crying emoji.
  • Her stress relievers are shopping and eating delicious food.
  • Karina tends to love reading in a comfortable and silent place.
  • She always cracks the knuckles of hers.
  • She collected so many lipsticks, especially pink and red.
  • According to Giselle, Karina’s drawer always filled with lipsticks.
  • Karina loves giving lipstick for their birthday gift.
  • In the future, Karina wants to learn how to cook, doing make-up, producing, and composing songs.
  • Karina’s biggest strength is for being a caring and quick-witted person.
  • She revealed that she would like to be given a nickname by MY (Aespa’s fans).
  • Karina can’t ride the roller coaster, according to Winter.
  • She has an ideal type: a guy who is nice. She also wants a guy who has a beautiful nose, taller than 180 cm, and only likes her.

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Pics of Karina

1. Karina’s side profile is totally amazing

Karina Aespa - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

2. She looks so cute in this photo

Karina Aespa - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

3. She is a gorgeous and glamorous girl

Karina Aespa - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

4. A real model is here

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5. Look how cool Karina in this leather jacket and sunglasses

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Karina is one of the prettiest female K-pop idols in the entire K-entertainment industry. Not only beautiful, but she is also filled with a lot of talents that make her really stunning.


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