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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea

Nayeon is a young and popular South Korean singer. Nayeon is internationally recognized as the lead vocalist, lead dancer, center, and face of the girl group, Twice.

Age, Family, and Early Career

Nayeon was born on September 22, 1995, and she is currently 25 years old. Her hometown is Seoul, South Korea, and her zodiac sign is Virgo. Her full name is Im Na Yeon (임나연/林娜璉). Talking about her family, she has a young sibling namely sister Im Seo-Yeon.

Furthermore, she can’t eat sushi that isn’t salmon sushi. She also can’t eat chicken feet. On the contrary, she likes jellies and sweet foods. Her favorite color is purple as shared during a vLive session. She then chose 9 as her favorite number as Twice has 9 members.

She participated in a child modeling contest during her childhood. The idol agency – JYP Entertainment – also cast young she. But her mother prevented her from starting training and entering show business at such a young age.

After a decade, on September 15, 2010, she secretly attended the 7th Open Audition of JYP Entertainment. Following this, she became a trainee at JYP Entertainment. Subsequently, in the year 2013, she was cast as a member of 6mix. It is a girl group that JYP planned but never debuted. Moreover, at a young age, she also made an appearance in episode 2 of Dream High 2. 


Caption: Nayeon and her sister in a childhood photograph. Source: Koreaboo

Professional Life

Professionally, Nayeon is a popular singer. She participated in Sixteen, a reality survival TV show in the year 2015. Following this, the young singer became part of the South Korean girl group “Twice”. It is a girl group formed under JYP Entertainment. Moreover, she is the oldest member among all the nine Twice members.

Her girl group, Twice, made its official debut on 20 October 2015. The talented girls’ debut extended play (EP) was The Story Begins. Among the nine members of Twice, three are Japanese and they are Momo, Sana, and Mina. Likewise, Tzuyu is of Taiwanese origin. The remaining girls of Twice – Jeongyeon, Jihyo, Dahyun, and Chaeyoung – along with she are the five members of South Korean origin.

While participating in the TV show Sixteen, she was one of the nine successful participants. The young singer was also the 1st Sixteen members to be announced and also the 1st member to be confirmed in the girl group “Twice”.


Caption: Nayeon posing for a photo with the member of Twice. Source: Pinterest

More Details

Similarly, she ranked #6 on Gallup Korea’s annual music poll for the year 2017. It ranked her the 6th most popular idol in South Korea. Then in the year 2018 of the same poll, she was again ranked #6.

Then in the year 2019, the popular singer was ranked #5 on the same poll. The same year, she was ranked #8 for the most popular female K-pop idol. It was based on a survey of soldiers doing mandatory military service in South Korea. Twice’s another member, Momo, ranked #10 on the same survey. Further, she ranked #82 on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces” in the year 2018.

Moreover, she along with her fellow Twice members – Momo, Jeongyeon, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu – appeared in J.Y. Park‘s music video for the song Fire. She is also famous for her celebrity friendship with BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and Jennie. The young star also appeared in San E‘s MV for the song Please Don’t Go, GOT7‘s Girls Girls Girls, Jun. K‘s Japanese version of No Love, Miss A‘s Only You, and Jun.K Your Wedding. She also hosted the Chunseok Special of Idol Star Athletics Championship in the year 2018.


Caption: Nayeon and Dahyun of Twice appearing on Knowing Bros with J.Y.Park. Source: AllKpop

Relationship Status

Nayeon is currently single. The Twice singer has not shared any social media posts and announcements regarding this issue. Moreover, she has a hectic schedule which prevents her from meeting her ideal lover or going on dates. Nevertheless, when the time is right, she is sure to grab the attention of many young lovers through her charm, talent, and beauty.

Body Measurements

She stands tall at an approximate height of 163 cm or 5 feet 4 inches and her body weight is around 47 kg or 104 lbs. Likewise, her blood type is “A”, has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. Further, her left leg is weak since she met with a car accident during her childhood days.

Social Media and Net Worth

The young Twice singer Nayeon doesn’t seem to have a personal account on any social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Youtube, etc. Nevertheless, we can get updates regarding the famous singer on Twice’s official accounts on various platforms. Moving on, she has a net worth estimation of over $1 million US dollars.

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