Choi Yu-jin (CLC) Wiki
Choi Yu-jin was born in Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea on 12 August 1996 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds South Korean nationality. She is a singer and a dancer, perhaps best known for being a member of the girl group CLC.
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Early life and education
Yu-jin was raised an only child in Jeonju by her father who is a lawyer, and her mother who is working at a local telecommunications company as a secretary.
Yu-jin became interested in music at the age of five, when she started watching K-pop artists perform on TV, and upon hearing her sing, her mother enrolled her at a school of the performing arts at which Yu-jin practiced her vocal skills while she also took dancing and acting lessons. She sang at several events organized at her elementary school and then she enrolled at Hanlim Multi Art School at which she was focused on singing, but was also physically active as she played multiple sports including tennis and badminton.
Yu-jin matriculated in 2014, and then didn’t attend college, but work her way up in the music industry.
Singing career and the group CLC
It was announced by Cube Entertainment in 2014 that it would be launching the seven-girl group CLC, comprising Yu-jin, Seunghee, Seungyeon, Eunbin, Elkie, Sorn and Yeeun – five of the seven girls served as the back-up dancers of the famous Canadian singer G.NA.
They debuted as CLC on 19 March 2015, with the release of their first extended play (EP) entitled “First Love”, and to promote it the girls performed at Seoul’s Acts Hotel as well as in the music program “M Countdown”.
Their debut digital single came out on 16 April entitled “Eighteen” and CLC promoted it in the music show “Music Bank”. On 28 May, their second EP came out entitled “Question”, with its lead track “Curious (Like)”. They embarked on their first tour “First Love Promo Tour in Malaysia” on 10 October, and specifically for the tour, the girls released a special edition of their second EP.
On 29 February 2016, the girls released their new EP, “Refresh” with its title track “High Heels”, and on 13 April they debuted in Japan with their first Japanese EP “High Heels”, comprising Japanese versions of their previously released songs, plus their new cover of Kylie Minogue’s song “I Should Be So Lucky”.
Their fourth Korean EP was released on 30 May entitled “Nu. Clear” with the song “No Oh Oh” as its lead single, and on 27 July their new Japanese EP “Chamisma”, which reached #9 on the Oricon Daily Albums Chart marking the girls’ first appearance on a chart.
Their first fan meeting was held at Tokyo’s Tower Records on 9 January 2017, and a week later, CLC released their fifth EP – “Crystyle” – comprising six songs of a brand new hip-hop style – the EP reached at #6 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, and its lead track “Hobgoblin” reached #4 on the World Digital Song Sales Chart.
On 27 May, CLC performed at Seoul’s Olympic Hall Muse Live at the fan meeting “2017 Cheshire Entrance Ceremony”. Their new EP “Free’sm” made up of six songs was released on 3 August with the song “Where Are You” as the lead single.
Their next digital single “To The Sky” came out on 1 February 2018, the lead single of their new EP “Black Dress” which was released on 22 February. To celebrate three years of the group’s existence, they held the concert “Black Dress”, and all the money gathered was donated to a diabetes association. On 20 July, the girls performed at the concert “CLC Live Show In Hong Kong 2018 – Black Dress” held at Hong Kong’s Macpherson Stadium.
Thanks to their philanthropic activities, CLC became the ambassador of the Korea Insulin Dependent Diabetes Association.
The group’s new Korean EP was released on 30 January 2019 entitled “No. 1”, with the song “No” as its lead single – the EP peaked at #5 on the Billboard World Albums Chart. On 12 February, they won their first music show – “The Show” – with their song “No”. Their new digital single came out on 29 May entitled “Me”, followed by another digital single “Devil” on 6 September, which peaked at #5 and #7 respectively on the US World Digital Songs Chart.
Love life and boyfriend
Yujin hasn’t talked about the boys she might have dated since the launch of her singing career, and this is believed to be because her agency has put a dating ban on her and her friends from CLC – breaking the ban would most likely mean being kicked out of the group. However, when asked about her ideal type of a man, Yu-jin stated it would definitely be Nam Joohyuk, who is a famous model and an actor. It has been reported that while the two were shooting together for the series “Emergency Couple”, Yujin was flirting with him most of the time, and she then asked him out on a date, but being as shy as he is, Joohyuk didn’t answer and nothing has happened between the two.
As of August 2020, Yujin is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Yu-jin likes to play musical instruments in her spare time, and is very good on the guitar and the harmonica, and is hoping to learn to play the violin in the future. She has been taking dancing lessons for nearly 10 years now, and usually dances special styles such as popping, locking and belly dancing.
She likes to take long showers, as this helps her calm down and relax after a long day of work.
She is a bit of an actress as well, as she’s appeared in movies “Green Fever” and “Nightmare Teacher”, while she could have also been seen in the TV series “Real Men” and “Emergency Couple”.
In her spare time, Yu-Jin likes to watch Hollywood films, and her favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway, and some of her favorite movies are the franchise “The Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Good Will Hunting” and “One Day”.
Age, height and net worth
Yujin’s age is 24. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.64m) and she weighs around 92lbs (42kgs).
As of August 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $200,000.