Hangul: 있지

Alternative name: イッジ

Fandom Name: MIDZY

Fandom Color: Black and Neon Pink

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: Korea: February 12, 2019 - Japan: December 22, 2021

ITZY Members

About ITZY

ITZY Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. YejiMay 26, 200022 years old
2. LiaJul 21, 200022 years old
3. RyujinApr 17, 200121 years old
4. ChaeryeongJun 05, 200121 years old
5. YunaDec 09, 200319 years old

ITZY Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Yuna1.72 m (5’8″)
2. Chaeryeong1.68 m (5’6″)
3. Yeji1.67 m (5’6″)
4. Ryujin1.65 m (5’5″)
5. Lia1.63 m (5’4″)

Members and Position(s)


ITZY is composed of 5 members born between 2000 and 2003. Their names are: Lia, Yeji, Yuna, Chaeryeong, and Ryujin.

The leader and the oldest member is Yeji (born May 26, 2000). The youngest member (maknae) is Yuna (born December 9, 2003). All five members are of Korean ethnicity. Lia was born in South Korea but moved to Canada and lived there for several years. The rest of the members were born and raised in South Korea.

Several of the members participated in different competitions prior to their debut. Chaeryeong was part of Kpop Star 3 in 2013 and JYPE’s survival show SIXTEEN in 2015 but was eliminated in both. Ryujin competed in JTBC’s show MIXNINE in 2018 and was first place among girls but failed against the boys who won the competition. Yeji was a contestant in SBS’ The Fan but failed to make it to the final. All of the members, except for Lia, appeared in the show Stray Kids in 2017.


Yejileader, main dancer, lead vocalist, sub-rapper
Liamain vocalist, sub-rapper
Ryujinmain rapper, lead dancer, sub-vocalist, center
Chaeryeongmain dancer, sub-rapper, sub-vocalist
Yunalead dancer, lead rapper, sub-vocalist, visual, maknae

Zodiac Signs

MemberBirthdayZodiac Sign
YejiMay 26, 2000Gemini
LiaJul 21, 2000Cancer
RyujinApr 17, 2001Aries
ChaeryeongJun 5, 2001Gemini
YunaDec 9, 2003Sagittarius


MemberMBTIPersonality Traits
YejiISFJIntroverted, observant, feeling, and judging
LiaENFJExtroverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging
RyujinINTJIntroverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging
ChaeryeongESFJExtroverted, observant, feeling, and judging
YunaENFJExtroverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging

Yeji and Chaeryeong almost share the same MBTI personality type except Yeji is introverted and Chaeryeong is extroverted. Lia and Yuna share the same personality type ENFJ. Ryujin and Yeji are the introverts in the group. Lia, Chaeryeong, and Yuna are the extroverts.

Training Time

MemberTraining Period
Yeji3 years (2016-2019)
Lia2 years (2017-2019)
Ryujin4 years (2015-2019)
Chaeryeong6 years (2013-2019)
Yuna3 years (2016-2019)

Chaeryeong trained for 6 years, the longest among ITZY members. Lia trained for 2 years, the shortest among ITZY members. She joined in 2017 and was the last member to join JYP Entertainment.

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The ITZY member with the longest trainee period is Chaeryeong. She trained for 6 years.
  • There is an age gap of 3 years between the oldest member Yeji (born May 26, 2000) and the youngest member Yuna (born December 9, 2003).
  • Itzy’s tallest member is Yuna with a height of 172cm.
  • Itzy’s shortest member is Lia with a height of 163cm.

Members’ Profiles

1. Yeji

  • Stage Name: Yeji
  • Full Name: Hwang Ye Ji
  • Korean Name: 황예지
  • Birth Place: Korea
  • Birthday: May 26, 2000
  • Height: 167 cm (5′ 6″)
  • Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A

Yeji is the official leader of ITZY. She is also the oldest member of the group. In 2018, prior to to her debut with Itzy, she participated in SBS’ show The Fan but was eliminated in episode 5. Her motto is “believe in yourself”. Her English name is Lucy Hwang.

2. Lia

  • Stage Name: Lia
  • Full Name: Choi Jisu
  • Korean Name: 최지수
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Birthday: Jul 21, 2000
  • Height: 163 cm (5’4”)
  • Weight: 47 kg (104 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB

Lia is the main vocalist of ITZY. Lia is fluent in English as she lived in Canada for several years and studied in an international school. At the age of 14, while she was in middle school in Canada, she passed an audition with SM Entertainment to become a trainee; however, she ended up leaving the agency as her parents wanted her to focus on her studies.

3. Ryujin

  • Stage Name: Ryujin
  • Full Name: Shin Ryu Jin
  • Korean Name: 신류진
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Birthday: Apr 17, 2001
  • Height: 165 cm (5’5”)
  • Weight: 47 kg (104 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B

Ryujin is the main rapper of ITZY. She is a former contestant of the survival show MixNine. She caught YG’s attention during the show and received an offer from him to join his company but she rejected it and stayed loyal to JYPE. Ryujin trained for 4 years before making her official debut with ITZY

4. Chaeryeong

  • Stage Name: Chaeryeong
  • Full Name: Lee Chae Ryeong
  • Korean Name: 이채령
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Birthday: Jun 5, 2001
  • Height: 168 cm (5’6”)
  • Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B

Chaeryeong is the official main dancer of ITZY. She is former contestant of the survival shows Kpop Star and Sixteen. In 2012, Chaeryeong and her older sister, Chaeyeon, auditioned for Fantagio Entertainment but failed to pass. Chaeryong and her sister, Chaeyeon, also participated in the show Kpop Star Season 3 in the following year. Chaeryeong caught JYP’s attention, who was one of the judges on the show, and was recruited to be a JYPE trainee.

5. Yuna

  • Stage Name: Yuna
  • Full Name: Shin Yu Na
  • Korean Name: 신유나
  • Country of Birth: South Korea
  • Birthday: Dec 9, 2003
  • Height: 172 cm (5’8”)
  • Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A

Yuna is the youngest member (maknae) of ITZY. In 2015, during a KBS Song Festival, she was offered to join JYPE by a casting staff. She was attending her first concert ever with her sister who wanted to see BTOB at the festival. While waiting on the road, a JYPE casting staff approached her and gave her a business card which lead to her JYPE audition. She played Floorball for 4 years between the ages of 11 to 15 (5th grade to 8th grade) and her uniform number was 7.


  • On August 15, 2017, JYP Entertainment’s website opened an audition page to audition to be part of the next female group. The page reached an accumulated more than 9,000 applications.
  • Most of the trainees considered for this group appeared in the first episode of Stray Kids, the show from which the eponymous group was born.
  • JYP Entertainment confirmed that the trainees formed a group of revelations in a survival program in 2018 and would debut in early 2019. However, this plan did not materialize.
  • On August 20, 2018, the agency confirmed Shin Ryu Jin as the first member of the group.
  • ITZY cemented itself as one of the most anticipated groups internationally in 2019 by reaching one million plays on the “Prologue Film” announcing its debut in just seven hours on the YouTube platform.
  • They were crowned as the fastest winning female group in music programs with only 9 days from their debut to IVE’s victory in December 2021 with 7 days.
  • They are the female group with the most music show wins in their debut, breaking the record held by S.E.S. for the last 20 years.
  • The music video for the song ICY was filmed in Los Angeles, USA.
  • On September 3, 2019, individual images of the group members captured in 2018 were leaked on the web where Jeon So Mi is seen taking Yu Na’s place.
  • The famous Melon platform, through its Melon Magazine, recognized the song DALLA DALLA in the #5 spot of the best Kpop songs of 2019.
  • In 2019, ITZY achieves the title of “Rookie Grand Slam” after winning ‘Rookie of the Year’ in all five major year-end awards shows.
  • For the video of “Be In Love”, the group organized with their fanclub “MIDZY”, that they make drawings, photos, videos, which would be included in the MV.
  • “GUESS WHO” debuts at #148 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • “GUESS WHO” has been certified Platinum in Gaon for selling over 250,000 units.
  • “CRAZY IN LOVE” debuts at #11 on the Billboard 200 chart.
  • “CRAZY IN LOVE” has been certified Platinum in Gaon for selling over 250,000 units.
  • “CRAZY IN LOVE” has been certified double Platinum in Gaon for selling over 500,000 units.



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