Who is HyunJin (LOONA)?
Kim Hyunjin was born in Jeonju, South Korea, on 15 November 2000 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she holds South Korean nationality. She is a singer and a dancer, best known for being a member of the girl group LOONA.
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Childhood, family and education
Hyunjin was raised in Jeonju alongside her two older brothers by their mother, who is a theatre actress, and their father who is also in the entertainment industry – the younger of Hyunjin’s brothers is currently attending an acting school, while the older brother is a singer and composer for the group Bi-o-ne.
Hyunjin was physically very active while attending high school and would participate in all activities organized at school – she played soccer and table tennis for the school’s teams, practiced basketball, and occasionally played tennis and badminton with her friends. She was simultaneously attending a singing school, but after she matriculated in 2018, Hyunjin didn’t enroll at a college, but focused on becoming a famous singer with her group LOONA.
Career as a singer and her band LOONA
It was revealed by Blockberry Creative on 2 October 2016 that they would be launching a new 12-girl group, and by January 2017 had revealed that the first four members would be HeeJin, HaSeul, YeoJin and Hyunjin.
Each of the girls had to release a single, sung solely by the girl, under the title “Girl of the Month”. The first of LOONA’s sub-units, Loona 1/3, was launched in March 2017, consisting of the four already revealed girls plus the new girl ViVi who also had to release her single. The sub-unit released its debut extended play (EP) on 13 March 2017. entitled “Love & Live”, and to promote it they performed in the South Korean music program “Inkigayo”, which aired on SBS – the repackaged version was released on 27 April. By September 2017, three new members Kim Lip, Choerry and JinSoul finished their singles, thus officially becoming part of LOONAm while the three senior members HeeJin, HaSeul and Hyunjin auditioned for the South Korean survival reality show “Mix Nine”, but only HeeJin and Hyunjin passed the audition, HeeJin in 4th place, and Hyunjin 18th.
LOONA’s second sub-unit was created on 21 September 2017, called LOONA Odd Eye Circle and made up of Choerry, Kim Lip and JinSoul – on the same day, the girls released their debut EP “Mix & Match”, and then performed in the music show “M Countdown”. By January 2018, three new girls Yves, Go Won and Chuu, had joined the group having released their singles, and the final member, Olivia Hye joined LOONA in March 2018.
LOONA’s third and final sub-unit – LOONA yyxy – was created on 30 May 2018, and the girls released their debut EP “Beauty & the Beat” on the same day.
The LOONA’s pre-debut single “favOriTe” came out on 7 August 2018, announcing that the girls from all three sub-units would unite to perform as LOONA.
The full group’s debut EP “[+ +]” (“plus plus”) came out on 20 August 2018, five days after it was announced, with the song “Hi High” as its lead single – the repackaged version of the EP “[X X]” (“multiple multiple”) was released on 19 February 2019, including six entirely new songs. LOONA performed for the first time in the US at KCON 2019 Los Angeles on 17 August. To show appreciation to their fans, the girls released their song “365” on 13 December 2019.
In January 2020, the leader of the group HaSeul, was diagnosed with intermittent anxiety symptoms and thus spent some time recovering. Meantime, LOONA’s second EP came out on 5 February called “[#]” (“hash”), with the song “So What” as its lead single – even though HaSeul wasn’t there to promote the EP, she can be heard singing on three songs.
Most recently on 12 March 2020, the girls took home the music show trophy, after winning “M Countdown” with their song “So What”.
Love life and boyfriend
There are rumors circulating the internet that Hyunjin was romantically linked to a boy in 2017 before her singing career was launched, and several people stated back then that by dating,
Hyunjin had already finished her career before it even started, because South Korean agencies normally don’t allow their rookie artists to date. It seems that Hyunjin was very well aware of that, as she broke up with her boyfriend only days before she debuted with LOONA. Since the launch of her singing career, she hasn’t talked about any boys she might have been with, nor has she been seen spending time with anyone except for her friends from LOONA.
Some of the other things Hyunjin and other LOONA members aren’t allowed to do are to drink, smoke cigarettes or undergo plastic surgery.
As of August 2020, Hyunjin is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Hyunjin prefers summer and spring over winter and autumn, because she doesn’t like rain as it makes her hair frizzy.
She enjoys a variety of drinks, but can’t stand coffee, and she can eat nearly all foods, with apples being her favorites – she proudly claims that she can break an apple with her bare hands. One thing she might like more than apples is bread – Hyunjin can eat a lot, and when she was once offered sushi by a CEO, she asked if she could have bread instead.
Her favorite song is Ulala Sessions’ “Love Fictions”. She is ambidextrous which means she can do things with both hands, including writing and playing sports.
Hyunjin can imitate many animals while she does dog impressions the best.
She can play both the piano and the guitar.
She spends a lot of her free time exercising at the gym, while she also likes to work out outdoors – she is keen on running, cycling and playing a variety of sports with her LOONA colleagues, including soccer and tennis.
Age, height and net worth
Hyunjin’s age is 19. She has long brown hair and her eyes are brown as well, while her height is 5ft 10ins (1.79m).
As of August 2020, Hyunjin’s net worth has been estimated at over $200,000.