Yeji (ITZY)

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Yeji ITZY - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Hwang Ye-ji, or popularly known as Yeji, is a South Korean singer. She is the leader of the girl group ITZY.

Yeji became famous after debuting as a singer and leader in ITZY.


Yeji started her career in the K-entertainment industry in 2015, when she first appeared in tvN drama titled 20 Again. In that drama, she participated as a cameo.

One year later, she officially started her training at JYP Entertainment. Yeji worked hard during her trainee days.

She also once appeared in Stray Kids’ reality show. That show aired by Mnet in 2017 and Yeji appeared as a cameo.

In 2018, Yeji then joined a reality show about competition program from SBS called The Fan. She joined as a contestant and she successfully survived until the 5th episode.

Yeji finally was revealed as the ITZY’s member on January 20, 2019. She also success made her debut with ITZY on February 12, 2019, by releasing a single album titled It’z Different.


  • Real Name: Hwang Ye Ji
  • Stage Name: Yeji
  • Nickname: Yeji, Yeddeong
  • Birthdate: May 26, 2000
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Sub Rapper (ITZY)
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer, Rapper
  • Education: Jeonju Commercial Information High School
  • Hobbies: Playing video games, Surfing
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Height, Weight & Appearance 

  • Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair color: dark brown
  • Eye color: brown
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  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Hwang Yeju

Boyfriend & Dating History

SF9’s Youngbin

A set of fantaken photos surfaced online, stirring up dating rumors between SF9 member Youngbin and ITZY member Yeji because of how much it looked like the both of them.

However, these are only baseless rumors and the two are not in a relationship.

Net Worth

Yeji has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. Her main income comes from her career in ITZY.

Plastic Surgery

It is rumored that Yeji did plastic surgery because her pre-debut face is slightly different from her current face. However, there has been no real confirmations that she did any surgery.


  • Yeji has a sister who is older than her.
  • She started her journey as JYP Entertainment’s trainee in 2016.
  • She was raised in Jeonju.
  • She was recognized as “JYP’s Secret Weapon” when she was on The Fan.
  • This idol is really good at dancing, rapping, and singing.
  • When she auditioned for JYP, she presented Twice’s song, Like Ohh Ahh, and SNSD’s The Boys.
  • She can speak in Thai and that’s what makes her unique.
  • She and Ryujin is a roommate.
  • She has a good friendship with Lee Daehwi from Wanna One.
  • This star really loves black color.
  • Snacks and chocolate are she likes eating the most.
  • Dragon is Yeji’s Chinese zodiac sign.
  • If Ryujin has cats, then Yeji has a dog named Hongsam.
  • Yeji got the 86th position of 100 Most Beautiful Faces 2019 by TC Candler.
  • She had an Atopy.
  • She had a serious health issue when she was just 8 years old.
  • She once stayed in the hospital for approximately one year because of that condition.
  • She and Ryujin got a driver’s license for their comeback, Not Shy.
  • Her English name is Lucy Hwang.
  • She wanted to go on a diet but it’s prohibited by the management for the sake of her health.
  • Yeji loves swimming, jumping rope, and playing basketball.
  • She has Japanese blood.
  • She said that it’s good to have a sibling because you can laugh and gather together.
  • Yeji once took a holiday trip to Bali, Indonesia with IZ*ONE’s Chaewon and Everglow’s Heo Yoo Rim.
  • She is an introvert and it’s hard for her to perform in front of lots of people.
  • She really loves football and became Ulsan Hyundai’s supporter in 2016.
  • Lia is the member who she trusts the most.
  • She initially wanted to become a professional model but wasn’t confident enough because of her height.
  • Yeji is a passionate gamer.
  • She really loves eating fruits, such as mango, banana, and orange.
  • She doesn’t like vegetables.
  • Cherry and Icy are her favorite ITZY songs.
  • Yeji loves to chew bubble gum before she performed on stage.
  • Her ideal type is…

Drama Series

  • Twenty Again (tvN | 2015), as a cameo

Reality Series

  • Stray Kids (Mnet, 2017), as a cameo
  • The Fan (SBS, 2018), as a contestant

Music Shows

  • Show! Music Core (MBC, 2021) – Special MC

Music Video Appearances

  • Boys Like You (2022) –– ITZY
  • Sneakers (2022) –– ITZY
  • Voltage (2022) –– ITZY
  • LOCO -Japanese ver.- (2021) –– ITZY
  • WANNABE -Japanese ver.- (2021) –– ITZY
  • Swipe (2021) –– ITZY
  • Loco (202) –– ITZY
  • Mafia In The Morning (2021) –– ITZY
  • Not Shy (2020) –– ITZY
  • Wannabe (2020) –– ITZY
  • ICY (2019) –– ITZY
  • DALLA DALLA (2019) –– ITZY


“Love yourself. Be confident. Trust yourself.”

“Please find confidence in yourself, and then do your best with what you’ve got.”

“I want to have an enjoyable time both as an artist and also with my members and the people who like me.” (Clash Music Interview)

“I hope you always have faith in yourself. When I was a teenager, I had a lot of worries. I hope you don’t doubt yourself no matter what choices you make!” (Elle Singapore Interview)

Pics of Yeji  

1. Her orange-red hair and earrings make the casual denim stand out

Yeji ITZY - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. Yeji loves black, and black loves her

Yeji ITZY - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. She is so glamorous in this feather dress

Yeji ITZY - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. Yeji’s smile is the prettiest thing for her fans

Member of ITZY - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. We all love how Hwang Yuji looks so bold in black

Member of ITZY - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

As the ‘JYP secret weapon’, Yeji has a lot of talents, charmingness, and also attractiveness.

She always does a lot of hard work and love for her fans. And yes, we couldn’t love anyone more than we do for Yeji.