HeeJin (Hangul: 희진) is the first revealed member of LOONA and a member of its first sub-unit, LOONA 1/3.
She was born as Jeon Hee-Jin (Hangul: 전희진) on October 19, 2000 in Bundang District, Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
She debuted on September 26, 2016 as a member and subsequently released her solo single album HeeJin on October 5, 2016.
HeeJin was born as Jeon Hee-Jin on October 19, 2000 in Bundang District, Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. She is the youngest of three daughters in her family. She attended Baek-suk Elementary School and Saint Paul Girls’ Middle School in Chungnam, South Korea. At some point during her childhood, she lived for one month in Brazil.
HeeJin first wanted to become a singer when she was in middle school. At one time, both her sisters had similar dreams, but those dreams were ultimately unrealized. HeeJin has stated that one of the reasons she became a singer was to make her sisters’ unfulfilled dreams come true, and has cited her sisters as being her biggest supporters.
In pursuit of her goals, HeeJin traveled long distances in order to attend a dance academy. Her father began discouraging her dreams of becoming a singer after she was rejected at 20 different auditions. However, in 2015 she was cast through social media by BlockBerryCreative and became a trainee. HeeJin trained for one year before she was selected to be the first member of the agency’s upcoming girl group.
On September 25, 2016, a video teaser titled “LOONA’s 1st Member ‘HeeJin’ SeoulTeaser” was released on YouTube featuring promotional posters of HeeJin on the streets of Seoul.
She released her solo single album HeeJin on October 5, 2016 and subsequently debuted as a member of the girl group LOONA.
On October 2, a video teaser titled “Paris” was released on YouTube to tease the acoustic mix of “ViViD”, featuring HeeJin while filming in Paris.
On November 10, HeeJin had a cameo in the alternate version of the music video for HyunJin’s “Around You”. She additionally released a song with HyunJin titled “I’ll Be There,” which was included on HyunJin’s debut single.
On December 15, HeeJin released “The Carol” alongside HyunJin and HaSeul as a track on HaSeul’s debut single.
HeeJin is the only member to not have a “Who’s Next Girl?” teaser image; as she was the first member, such a teaser was unnecessary.