Jeongyeon Biography: Awards,TV Shows, Wikipedia, Age, Net Worth, Partner, Siblings

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Jeongyeon is a South Korean singer who rose to fame as a popular girl group Twice member.

She is known for her powerful vocals, short hair, and yellow-green color. She is also a songwriter who has contributed to some of Twice’s songs.

She is currently on hiatus due to anxiety issues, but her fans are eagerly waiting for her comeback.


  • Full name: Yoo Jeong-Yeon
  • Nickname: JY
  • Date of birth: November 1, 1996
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Suwon, South Korea
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Profession: Singer
  • Height: 167 cm
  • Parents: Yoo Chang-Joon (father), Im Seo-yoon (mother)
  • Siblings: Gong Seung-Yeon (older sister), Yoo Seo-yeon (older sister)
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $2.5 million

Early Life & Education

Jeong-yeon, now 27 years old, was born on November 1, 1996, in Suwon, South Korea.

Her birth name was Yoo Kyung-wan, but she changed it to Yoo Jeong-yeon in 3rd grade because she was teased for having a boyish name.

She has two older sisters, one of whom is the actress Gong Seung-yeon.

Her father was a chef who worked for the former president of South Korea, Kim Dae-Jung. She grew up in a well-off family and attended a prestigious elementary school.

She was interested in music and dancing since she was young, and she learned how to play the saxophone and the guitar.

She joined JYP Entertainment as a trainee in 2010 after passing an audition. She trained for five years before debuting with Twice in 2015.

Personal Life

Jeongyeon is single and has not been involved in any public romantic relationship. She is very close to her family, especially her sisters.

She often posts pictures of them on her social media accounts. She also loves animals and has a dog named Nanan, a poodle. She is the mother of the group and the one who cleans the dorm.

She enjoys playing with Legos and Nanoblocks and watching movies and dramas. She is also a fan of Harry Potter and has a Gryffindor scarf.

She is friends with other idols, such as Red Velvet’s Yeri, GFriend’s Sowon, and Blackpink’s Jisoo.


Jeongyeon debuted as a Twice member in 2015 after competing in the reality show Sixteen, where she was chosen as one of the nine finalists.

She is the lead vocalist of the group and also a songwriter. She has participated in writing lyrics for some of Twice’s songs, such as “Love Line,” “24/7”, and “Sweet Talker.”

She is also known for her short hair, which she cut for the group’s debut. She said she wanted to have a different image from the other members and show her confidence.

She has dyed her hair various colors, such as pink, blue, and purple. She is also the representative color of yellow-green in the group.

Jeongyeon has also ventured into solo activities, such as hosting radio shows, appearing in variety shows, and featuring in other artists’ songs. She was a special DJ for MBC FM4U’s “Kim Shin Young’s Hope Song at Noon” in 2016.

She also hosted SBS Power FM’s “Choi Hwa Jung’s Power Time” in 2017. She was a regular cast member of JTBC’s “Girls Who Eat Well” in 2016, where she showed her eating skills and won the final round.

She also appeared in other shows, such as “King of Mask Singer,” “Running Man,” and “Knowing Bros.” She was featured in Park Jin Young‘s song “Fire” in 2016 and in June. K‘s song “No Shadow” in 2017.

Jeongyeon has been on hiatus since October 2020 due to anxiety issues. She did not participate in the group’s promotions for their second full album, “Eyes Wide Open,” and their Japanese single, “Better.” She also did not attend the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards, where Twice won the Best Female Group award.

She has been receiving treatment and recovering at home. Her agency, JYP Entertainment, has stated that her return will depend on her condition and her own will.

Her fans have been supportive and understanding of her situation and have sent her messages of love and encouragement.

Net Worth

Jeongyeon’s net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million

She earns most of her income from her activities as a member of Twice, one of K-pop’s most successful and profitable girl groups.


Jeongyeon has faced some minor issues and criticisms, such as:

  • In 2016, she was accused of being rude to BTS‘s Jimin during the Idol Star Athletics Championships. She was seen pushing him away when he tried to greet her. She later explained that it was a misunderstanding and was trying to make way for him. She also apologized to him and his fans.
  • 2017 she was criticized for her outfit during the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards. She wore a black suit with a white shirt and a red tie, which some netizens deemed too masculine and inappropriate for a female idol. She also received negative comments for her short hair and lack of femininity.
  • In 2019, she was involved in a car accident with a taxi driver. She was driving her car when she collided with the taxi. She was not injured but fined for violating the traffic law. She apologized for the incident and compensated the taxi driver.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @twicetagram
  • Twitter handle: @JYPETWICE


  • Sixteen
  • Twice TV
  • Twice’s Private Life
  • Twice’s Elegant Private Life
  • Girls Who Eat Well
  • The Miracle
  • King of Mask Singer
  • Running Man
  • Knowing Bros
  • Idol Room
  • Time to Twice
  • Twice: Seize the Light


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