With Play M Entertainment’s new girl group due to debut in June, here’s everything we know about the upcoming rookies.
Even if you’ve never heard of Play M Entertainment, you probably already know two of their biggest artists: Apink and VICTON.
Play M Entertainment announced the new girl group’s official name on May 11: Weeekly. Before that, they were temporarily known as both PlayM girls and FAVE Girls.
Early fans had speculated that the group would debut with a high schooler concept, and judging by the latest member photos, that definitely seems to be the case.
Since they were first revealed to the public, four of the potential members left the company. As a result, the current lineup includes seven members: Soojin, Jiyoon, Monday, Soeun, Jaehee, Jihan, and Zoa. Read on to learn more about them.
Soojin (real name Lee Soojin) will be Weeekly’s main dancer. She was born on December 12 2001, making her 18 years old (international age) right now. Soojin’s official color is light pink.
Soojin previously appeared as a contestant on JTBC’s MIXNINE. Shockingly, she had to drop out of the competition when she and some fellow trainees were in a car accident on New Year’s Eve of 2017. After the accident, Soojin had to undergo surgery for stomach trauma, but she was thankfully able to recover well.
She loves IU, Oh My Girl’s YooA, macarons, pizza, writing in her diary, and the color pink. In 2018, she modelled Etude House’s spring collection.
Jiyoon (real name Shin Jiyoon) will be Weeekly’s lead vocalist and lead dancer. She was born on March 2 2002, making her 18 years old (international age) right now. Jiyoon’s official color is yellow.
Jiyoon previously appeared as a contestant on JTBC’s MIXNINE, ranking in 44th place.
She loves macarons, fried foods, tea, composing and songwriting, and venturing to unfamiliar neighborhoods.
Monday (real name Kim Jimin) will be Weeekly’s main vocalist and lead dancer. She was born on May 10 2002, making her 18 years old (international age) right now. Monday’s official color is royal blue.
Monday’s incredible vocals have earned her the nickname “Monday Carey” among her members, after Mariah Carey. Her other nickname is “Superhuman” thanks to her sporting prowess.
She likes every food except for vegetables, and her favorite hobby is playing ball sports (including dodgeball, volleyball, and handball).
Soeun (real name Park Soeun) will be Weeekly’s lead vocalist and lead dancer. She was born on October 26 2002, making her 17 years old (international age) right now. Soeun’s official color is white.
Soeun previously appeared as a contestant on JTBC’s MIXNINE, where she ranked 55th.
She loves IU, mozzarella cheese, watermelon, going to the dog café, solving jigsaw puzzles, watching mukbangs, and collecting socks (especially white socks).
Jaehee (real name Lee Jaehee) will be Weeekly’s lead rapper. She was born on March 18 2004, making her 16 years old (international age) right now. Jaehee’s official color is sky blue.
Before joining Weeekly, Jaehee was a child actress for 7 years. She appeared in both movies (such as The Fatal Encounter) and dramas (including My Little Baby). Alongside acting and rapping, one of her other dreams was to become a crocodile and shark keeper.
She loves meat, chicken, green tea, cute crafts (with clay, slime, and dolls), and listening to music.
Jihan (real name Han Jihyo) will be Weeekly’s lead vocalist and lead dancer. She was born in July 2004, making her 15 years old (international age) right now. Jihan’s official color is maroon.
Not much is known about Jihan yet, but one notable fact is that she used to be a trainee under SM Entertainment. She’s also an Orbit, and her phone gallery is filled with LOONA pictures.
She likes collecting stickers and playing the guitar.
Last but not least, Zoa (real name Jo Hyewon) will be Weeekly’s rapper and maknae. She was born on May 31 2005, making her just 14 years old (international age) right now. Zoa’s official color is yet to be revealed.
Not much is known about Zoa yet, but she recently attracted a lot of attention with netizens for her incredible visuals.
Zoa is also the tallest member of Weeekly, which as earned her the nickname “Giant Baby”.
If you’re excited for these girls to make their debut, you can start fangirling ahead of time by following them on social media. They’re already active on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and even TikTok.
And for a quick glimpse of their vocal prowess, check out this incredible medley of 2019 K-Pop songs from Jiyoon, Monday, Soojin, and Jihyo.