Introduction to Jeongyeon
Yoo Jeong-yeon (Hangul: 유정연) was born as Yoo Kyung-wan (유경완) on November 1, 1996 in Suwon, South Korea. She is one of the lead vocalists of the group.
She joined the company after passing the JYP Entertainment's 6th Open Audition on March 1, 2010. Like Nayeon, Jihyo and Sana, she was originally set to debut in a group called 6mix. In 2014, she appeared with Nayeon in the music video of Got7's "Girls Girls Girls" and, in 2015, appeared in miss A's "Only You" music video. She and her sister (Gong Seung Yeon) were the hosts of Inkigayo from July 3, 2016 to January 22, 2017.
Fun Facts About Jeongyeon
|1.||Jeongyeon loves playing with Legos and has a whole collection in her room.||
|2.||Jeongyeon and KARD's Somin are related, they're cousins by marriage.||
|3.||Jeongyeon actually failed her first audition at JYP. She auditioned a second time, also trying out with SM Entertainment; she received a spot at both companies, but chose JYP. She has since stated, "I never thought of debuting with another company other than JYP."||
|4.||Jeongyeon's poodle's name is "Nanan" because when she was young, she loved Nana from the Teletubbies (the yellow one) so much that she would introduce herself as"Nanan-ie" to people. She has another dog, a Pomeranian, named Bbosongie||
|5.||In TWICE's music video, "Feel Special" Jeongyeon was matched with herself. In the video, when the two Jeongyeons' eyes meet, one looks back at the rest of TWICE and smiles.||
|6.||Jeongyeon came in second in votes for being the leader of the group before debuting. Even though it went to Jihyo, Jeongyeon is sort of the mom of the house - she does most of the cleaning and is the first one to step up and scold the other members if they're being messy or improper.||
|7.||Jeongyeon’s birth name is Yoo Kyung Wan. She changed her name in 3rd grade because she was teased because her name sounded like a boy’s name.||