Hyein: Beyond NewJeans – Unveiling the Multifaceted Maknae (2024 Updated)

Meet Hyein, NewJeans' talented maknae! Explore her journey from child star to K-Pop idol, & discover her hidden talents beyond singing & dancing.

Who is Hyein?

Hyein’s birth name is Lee Hye-in, born on April 21, 2008, in Incheon, South Korea. She has an older sister born in 2003 and an older brother born in 2005. Hyein became a trainee in 2021, after which she dropped out of school to pursue her GED.

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Hyein’s Biography:

  • Real Name: Lee Hyein (이혜인)
  • Stage Name: Hyein (이혜인)
  • Date of Birth: April 21, 2008
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Hometown: Incheon, South Korea
  • Position in the group: Vocalist, Dancer
  • Height: 1m70
  • Blood Type: AB

More Information

Hyein has appeared on the children’s program “Play With Me Club”. She also participated in the 2019 Mercedes Fashion Week on Boni Hani and 4D Live. Additionally, she appeared in the Web Drama “The girl’s double life”. Hyein particularly enjoys Harry Potter and owns over 15 books in both Korean and English, along with Harry Potter’s magic wand. She attended the Wannabe Academy. She was also a member of the Kids Planet girl group “USSO.Girl” with the stage name U.Jeong in 2017. However, in 2018, Hyein left the group.

Hyein is also a dedicated ARMY and was once a trainee at PocketDol Studio. She participated in “PocketTV” on YouTube and the children’s program “Boni Hani” on EBS channel. By 2019, she joined the Bighit Audition program and became a trainee at HYBE Labels in 2020 with the nickname Hyenie.

Career Journey and Famous Songs, MVs of Hyein

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Hyein’s career journey through three different K-pop groups in South Korea from 2016 until now has garnered significant media attention. Specifically:

Hyein was a member of the U.SSO Girl group from 2016 to 2018.

Hyein began her career as a child model at the age of 8. By July 2017, she was announced as a first-generation member of the U.SSO Girl (유쏘걸) group under the stage name U.jeong (유정). The group officially debuted on November 7, 2017, with the single “Go Go Sing”. However, she decided to leave the group in 2018.

Hyein was a member of Play With Me Club and SIXDANCE from 2019 to 2021.

From January 11, 2019, to May 2021, Hyein frequently appeared on the YouTube channel “PocketTV” for children. Additionally, she was a member of the young dance and editing group of the “Play With Me Club” channel as both a dancer and singer. This group debuted publicly on December 16, 2020, with the single “Let’s Play”. On May 3, 2021, Hyein graduated and left this YouTube channel. She also appeared on the EBS program “Talk! Talk! Boni Hani (생방송 톡!톡! 보니하니)” from October 19, 2021, to December 21, 2021, as a member of the dance and editing group “SIXDANCE”.

Hyein debuted with the NewJeans group in 2022 to the present.

On July 12, 2022, Hyein was officially revealed by HYBE Labels as a member of the upcoming girl group NewJeans under ADOR. This group made their public debut on August 1, 2022, with the Mini Album “NEW JEANS”.

Becoming Louis Vuitton’s Ambassador

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ADOR announced Hyein’s joining of the Louis Vuitton ambassador family on December 30, 2023. She and other ambassadors will follow in the footsteps of BTS to become global ambassadors for this luxury brand.

Fun Facts About Hyein

  • Hyein especially enjoys walking and chatting, taking photos, primarily of the sky, members, and researching movies.
  • Her specialty is taking photos of the members, expressing her true emotions, and finding what she wants.
  • Her favorite color is purple.
  • Hyein has a habit of checking on everyone, staring at them, and tidying up before schedules.
  • She loves eating rice soup, strawberries, strawberry cake, homemade food, and food made by her grandmother.
  • Hyein’s clothing size is 15 and shoe size is 235mm.
  • She really wants to ride bicycles with the members to the Hangang River and have a video call together.
  • She can speak both Korean and English.
  • Hyein’s favorite fruit is strawberries.
  • She is also a big fan of the BTS group.
  • She especially loves Harry Potter and owns over 15 books in both Korean and English, along with Harry Potter’s magic wand.
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