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VIVIZ and Former GFRIEND Member Umji Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Umji Profile

  • Birth Name: 김예원 (Kim Yewon) 
  • Stage Name: Umji
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1998.08.19
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
  • Height: 165 cm (5’41”)
  • Weight: 48 kg (105.82 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Youtube

Umji Facts & TMI

  • Umji was born in Incheon.
  • She belongs to Gimhae Kim clan.
  • She is a devoted Christian.
  • Her family consists of father (Kim Sang Bong, a dentist), mother (a former news anchor), older brother Kim Bo Geun, and an older sister Kim Ji Won.
  • Umji graduated from the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) majoring in acting.
  • Both her siblings are art majors, her older brother majored in oriental painting while her older sister majored in traditional dance.
  • Before re-debut with VIVIZ, Umji was the sub-vocalist and maknae of GFRIEND.
  • She is in charge of innocence and cheerfulness as the group’s maknae.
  • Her English name is Mary.
  • During her childhood, she learned to play cello for about 3 years.
  • She liked singing and dancing since she was young.
  • Umji was street-casted Source Music casting manager while she was on her way to eat spicy stir-fried chicken with her classmates.
  • She was the fourth member who joined GFRIEND.
  • She almost use the stage name “Ariel”.
  • The stage name “Umji” was supposed to be given for Yerin, but somehow it went to Umji.
  • Among her nicknames are Muji, Umfago (pun on Alphago), Puppy, Baby Ppuppu, Ji, etc.
  • Sometimes, Umji helps SinB in creating the choreography for the group.
  • Her birth name “Yewon” means “the child Jesus wants”.
  • She doesn’t like being called “Kim Umji”.
  • Her hands and feet are big. The foot size is said to be 240~245mm.
  • She has a very cute sneezing sound.
  • Fans think she resembles red panda.
  • During her early debut, she cited her chubby cheeks as her attractive points.
  • She lost about 4 to 5 kg on a diet during the preparation period for <FINGERTIP> activities.
  • Umji got both INFJ and INFP on MBTI test,
  • She prefers jjajangmyeon over jjamppong; latte over americano; phone calls over messages; beef over pork.
  • Umji said that the only food she wanted to eat before she died is Chicago pizza because she hasn’t tried the dish.
  • She can’t eat cucumbers and bell peppers.
  • She is very interested in writing lyrics. She even participated in writing lyrics for a b-side in VIVIZ’s debut album ‘Love You Like’.
  • She enjoys listening to English songs and early 2000’s Korean songs.
  • She is a fan of Troye Sivan.
  • Umji loves Disney animation movies such as Rapunzel, Little Mermaid, and Winnie the Pooh.
  • She is interested in video editing.
  • She can’t play games at all.
  • She hates insects.
  • Her most treasured item is a rabbit doll that she owns since she was a child.
  • She likes to walk alone in the park or look at the clouds in the morning.
  • Her hobby is home shopping and walking.
  • Because she has terrible eyesight, she got LASIK surgery done.
  • She halted activities with GFRIEND due to leg injury on September 2016 and December 2020.
  • Umji was diagnosed with COVID-19 on January 28, 2022.
  • Her motto is “Be light and salt in the world”.
  • She attended English kindergarten, so she is very good at English and has a good pronunciation.
  • She has also won an English speech competition.
  • She likes singing Disney songs.
  • She mentioned IU as her role model.
  • Umji was one of the most active GFRIEND members on Weverse.
  • Umji was chosen as an exclusive model for ‘Popteen’, one of the top 10 Japanese fashion magazines.
  • She is an iPhone user.
  • She obtained a driving license.

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