Hangul: 에스파

Alternative name: エスパ

Fandom Name: MY

Fandom Color: Wisteria & Malibu

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: November 17, 2020

aespa Members

About aespa

aespa Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. KarinaApr 11, 200022 years old
2. GiselleOct 30, 200022 years old
3. WinterJan 01, 200122 years old
4. NingningOct 23, 200220 years old

aespa Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Karina1.68 m (5’6″)
2. Winter1.65 m (5’5″)
3. Giselle1.64 m (5’4″)
4. Ningning1.61 m (5’3″)

Members and Position(s)


Aespa is composed of 4 members born between 2000 and 2002. Their names are Karina, Winter, Giselle, and Ningning. The oldest member is Karina (born Apr 11, 2000) and the youngest member is Ningning (born Oct 23, 2002). Karina and Winter are Korean. Ninging is Chinese. Giselle is Korean-Japanese.


Karina holds the position of leader in the group. She is also the main dancer. Giselle is the main rapper. Ningning is the main vocalist and Winter is the visual. Besides their main positions, each member may also have other roles as lead/sub-vocalist or rapper.

These are the positions of each of aespa’s members:

Karinaleader, main dancer, lead rapper, center
Gisellemain rapper, sub vocalist
Winterlead dancer, lead vocalist, visual
Ningningmain vocalist, maknae



  • Favorite artists: Taeyeon from SNSD, IU, Park Soojin, and f(x).
  • Favorite words: cute, bbuing, uing.
  • Favorite color: blue.
  • Favorite season: spring.
  • Favorite animal: cat, dog, tiger, crocodile, shark.
  • Favorite food: tonkatsu, carbonated drinks.
  • Favorite snacks: jellies and pink pringles (especially combining pink and blue pringles).
  • Favorite movies: Rapunzel and Frozen.
  • Favorite item: lipsticks.


  • Favorite word: clear / smart, tumyamkung, bbabbiko, webfoot octopus.
  • Favorite color: black.
  • Favorite season: autumn.
  • Favorite animal: dog.
  • Favorite food: sweet, salty, sweet, salty.
  • Favorite movie: Deadpool.
  • Favorite weather: cloudy but not raining and a bit chilly.
  • Favorite drink: caramel latte.


  • Favorite word: milk, love.
  • Favorite color: ivory.
  • Favorite season: autumn.
  • Favorite animal: polar fox, desert fox, husky, dog, cat.
  • Favorite food: chocolate, snacks, jelly, taro smoothie, bean noodle, lasagna, cake, bread, cookies, milk
  • Favorite soul food. Lasagna.
  • Favorite movie: Tenet and American Sniper.
  • Favorite thing to do: watching movies (especially action and war movies and movies that are hard to understand).
  • Favorite amusement park ride: roller coaster.


  • Favorite word: twisted Korean doughnuts.
  • Favorite color: purple, red, yellow, pink.
  • Favorite season: spring.
  • Favorite animal: tiger and cat.
  • Favorite food: pork back-bone stew, sundae soup, hot pot.
  • Favorite movie: Titanic.
  • Favorite character: Patrick Star from Sponge Bob Square Pants.
  • Favorite snack: pink Pringles (sweet and salty).
  • Favorite fruit: watermelon, strawberries.
  • Favorite group of all time: NCT.

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The youngest member (maknae) of aespa is Ningning (born Oct 23, 2002).
  • The leader and oldest member of aespa is Yoo Jimin, also known by her stage name Karina (born Apr 11, 2000).
  • The most popular member of aespa is Karina. She has a large social media following and appeared in some of Taemin’s performances prior to aespa’s debut.
  • The group is the first girl group to debut in six years from SM Entertainment since the debut of Red Velvet in 2014.
  • Ningning is the only member from SM rookies that remained in the group.
  • Karina is the tallest member of aespa with a height of 167.8 cm (5’6”).
  • The shortest member of aespa is Ningning with a height of 161.5 cm (5’4″).
  • The average height of aespa is 164cm (5’5″).
  • Languages: Ningning can speak Chinese. Giselle can speak Japanese and English. Winter, Giselle, and Karina can speak Japanese. All members speak Korean.
  • Ethnicity: Giselle is Japanese-Korean. Ningning is Chinese. Winter and Karina are Korean.
  • Siblings: Karina as an older sister. Ningning has a brother. Winter has an older brother.


Karina is the official leader of aespa. She also holds the position of main dancer, lead rapper, and center. She is the tallest member in the group with a height of 167.8 cm (5’6”). Prior to her debut, Karina was a famous ulzzang (which means best face or good looking in Korean). She was a trainee for four years.


  • Stage Name: Karina
  • Full Name: Yoo Jimin
  • Korean Name: 유지 민
  • Country of Birth: Korea
  • Date of Birth: Apr 11, 2000
  • Height: 167.8 cm (5’6”)


Giselle, born Uchinaga Aeri, is the main rapper of aespa. Giselle is half Japanese (from her father) and half Korean (from her mother). She can speak fluent Korean, Japanese, and English. Prior to joining SM Entertainment, she joined AJS, an idol training academy. Giselle was a trainee with SM for just 10 months, making her the female idol with the shortest training period out of all SM idols at the time of her debut.


  • Stage Name: Giselle
  • Hangul: 에리
  • Full Name: Uchinaga Aeri
  • Japanese Name: うちながえり
  • Country of Birth: Japan
  • Birthday: Oct 30, 2000
  • Height: 163.5 cm (5’5”)


Winter, born Kim Minjeong, is the official visual of aespa. She is also the lead vocalist of the group. She trained for 3 years before making her debut with aespa. Fans often compare her visuals to Taeyeon from SNSD.


  • Stage Name: Winter
  • Full Name: Kim Minjeong
  • Korean Name: 김민정
  • Country of Birth: Korea
  • Date of Birth: Jan 01, 2001
  • Height: 164.5 cm (5’5”)


Ningning is the youngest member of aespa. Her position is the main vocalist. She is from Harbin, China. Ningning moved to Korea and joined SM rookies in 2016. She is the only member from aespa that came from SM rookies. Prior to her debut, she was a contestant in the Chinese competition Let’s Sing Kids along with Chenle from NCT.


  • Stage Name: Ningning (닝닝)
  • Full Name: Ning Yizhuo (宁艺卓)
  • Korean Name: Yeo Yetak (저예탁)
  • English Name: Vivian Ning
  • Country of Birth: China
  • Date of Birth: Oct 23, 2002
  • Height: 161.5 cm (5’5”)
  • Blood Type: O


  • Since its debut, each member is recognized by an avatar, symbol and an animal.
    • Karina: æ-KARINA / Heart / Whale.
    • Giselle: æ-GISELLE / Moon / Unicorn.
    • Winter: æ-WINTER / Star / Siberian Husky.
    • Ning Ning: æ-NIGNING / Butterfly / Tiger.
  • Glossary of aespa:
    • SYNK: connections between members and their avatars (application).
    • Nævis: guide/system linking girls and avatars.
    • REKALL: time members spend with their avatars.
    • Plane: place where the members could coexist with their avatars.
    • KWANGYA: place where the avatars live.
    • Black Mamba: virus or villain that breaks the link between members and avatars.
  • The group’s logo appeared before its official unveiling in the final shot of SuperM’s mv “One (Monster & Infinity)”.
  • The music video for “Black Mamba” reached over 21 million views on YouTube in 24 hours, breaking the record for the most watched K-Pop debut.
  • On December 1, 2020, aespa’s Twitter account shared two achievements of the group, “Black Mamba” reached #1 on China QQ Music and Kuwo Music charts. In addition, it also reached #138 on the Billboard 200 charts, rising 45 places compared to last week.
  • Aespa has surpassed 180,000 followers on QQ Music.
  • “Next Level” reaches 100M views on YouTube.
  • Aespa joins the list of female groups that reached the #1 spot on the FLO Realtime Chart with “Next Level”.
  • “Savage” has been certified double Platinum in Gaon for selling over 500,000 units.



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