ITZY’s Yeji And Lia Explain The Meaning Behind Their Joint Nickname Of “Yejisu”

“The reason we are Yejisu is…”

ITZY‘s adorable oldest members shared how they decided on their equally adorable nickname together!

ITZY’s Yeji and Lia were the next pair for  2TZY: Hello 2021, and they talked fondly about their trainee days and relationship with one another!

One of the things that came up was their adorable pair nickname of “Yejisu”! Since Lia’s birth name is Choi Jisu, the name “Yejisu” is a combination of “Yeji” and “Jisu”, and the two shared the story behind it!

Lia revealed that this nickname has stuck with them since their pre-debut days, and they named themselves “Yejisu” because the name “ITZY” didn’t exist back then!

We are “Yejisu”. The reason we are Yejisu is because before our debut, the two of us prepared for a stage. And back then, we didn’t have our team name, “ITZY” yet. So we made our team name to be Yejisu!


And since after debuting with ITZY, Lia’s official stage name was changed to her current one, Yeji hilariously shared how they can’t use the name officially anymore!

And with our debut, Lia changed her name to “Lia”, is it an alias?


Yejisu is the cutest duo ever!

Watch then talk about it here!