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Umji

Korean: 엄지

Hometown:

Incheon

Country:

South Korea

Full name:
Kim Ye Won
Native name:
김예원
Birthday:
Age:
23 years old
Blood type:
0
Height:
5'5" (165 cm)
Weight:
105.8 lbs (48 kg)
Group (2021-present):
Group (2015-2021):

Introduction

Umji (Korean: 엄지; Japanese: オムジ) is a South Korean singer under Big Planet Made. She is a member of the girl group VIVIZ and a former member of the girl group GFRIEND.

The CEO of Source Music saw her walking on the street and invited her to audition for the agency. She eventually debuted as a member of GFriend on January 15, 2015 with the EP Season of Glass. After six years of successful promotions, GFRIEND disbanded on May 22, 2021. Following this, all members left the agency, including Umji.

On October 6, 2021, it was announced that Umji, along with former GFriend members, Eunha and SinB, have signed a contract with BPM Entertainment to debut as a three-member group. VIVIZ debuted on February 9, 2022 with the mini album Beam of Prism.

Oct 6, 2021-present
Sep 1, 2014-May 22, 2021
Debut:
Jan 16, 2015
Debut to 1st win:
382 days
Current state:
active 
Active years:
2015-present
Zodiac-sign:
Language(s):
Korean, English
Training period:
11 months
Education:
School of Performing Arts Seoul
MBTI:
INFP
Kpopping rank:
117th
Fandom:
Na.V
Fandom color(s):
Cloud-Dancer
Scuba-Blue
Ultra-Violet
signature
signature
lightstick
lightstick
0 awards
47 pics
7 videos
2 albums
13.1K viewed
126 added

Fun facts

1
Umji's name means "Thumb" in Korean.
2
Umji once attended IU's concert and gave her a gopchang (grilled small intestines) hair tie along with the message saying, "I’m sure you receive a lot of presents, so I’ll win with practicality," IU loved her gift so much and started using it.
3
Despite all the rumors of not getting along, Umji and SinB are close friends. Umji talks to SinB a lot and relies on her.
4
Umji considers herself the fashionista of the group, however, when the members were asked who lacks fashion sense, they all jokingly pointed Umji.
5
Umji can speak English fluently.
6
The CEO of Source Music saw Umji on the street and invited her to Source Music’s audition.
7
Umji loves wearing tracksuits.
8
Umji is only two months younger than SinB.
9
Umji dreams of doing animation dubbing.
10
Umji likes Rapunzel.