Get To Know The 9 Gorgeous Girls From K-Pop Group Momoland Who Are Now In Manila!
The gorgeous 9-member South Korean girl gang that is Momoland is in Manila! In case you’ve never heard of this band oozing with ultra K-Pop glam, the group formed by MLD Entertainment came together after auditioning and competing for stardom on the reality show Finding Momoland. The group arrived just last Thursday aboard Asiana Airlines and are set to perform for an upcoming and exclusive show at Solaire Resort. They even met up and had a photo-op with champion fighter and senator, Manny Pacquiao, his wife Jinkee, and former Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson.
It would be highly unfair—pun intended—to dare and ask who the fairest one is among them all. Each of these girls is uniquely talented and their personalities vary nearly as much as the colors of any rainbow do.
Nancy ??, — Birth Name: Nancy Jewel Mcdonie ?????, Korean Name: Lee Seung Ri ???, Height: 5’3” (162 cm), Birthday: April 13, 2000, Zodiac Sign: Aries, Nicknames: Jonancy ???, Aenan ??
Nancy’s father is from Ohio, and her mother is Korean. She was born in Daegu, South Korea. She recently mentioned how flattered she was to have been compared to Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano and quickly expressed her observation to the ABS-CBN news team: " I saw on Facebook and Twitter that a lot of fans said I look like Liza so that's why I searched for her pictures and she's so gorgeous, so I'm really honored." As a child, she was nicknamed “Spinach” and “Aenan ??”, the latter one she is somewhat shy about. "Aenan is a little embarrassing. I got that name because I am like a baby, sometimes. So, Aenan.” She recalls how tough it was when she was training and competing to be part of Momoland. “As a trainee, I had to lose a lot of weight. I had to do a lemon detox diet, or low salt diet. I had to go through those extremes. I’m still watching my weight now.” Nancy happens to be the youngest member of the group but she has the most experience career-wise. She loves to sing songs from musicals and even from Disney films. She’s also got the hearts for cheese and mint chocolate.
Yeonwoo ?? — Birth Name: Lee Da Bin ???, Height: 5’5” (169 cm), Birthday: August 01, 1996, Zodiac Sign: Leo, Nicknames: Dachilie ???, Yeon Woo Neulbo ????; lazy Yeon Woo
We can’t help but notice that Yeonwoo reminds us of Alodia Gosiengfiao. It seems she does have a bit of a mischievous, competitive side.
JooE ?? — Birth Name: Lee Joo Won ???, Height: 5’3” (164 cm), Birthday: August 18, 1999, Zodiac Sign: Leo, Nicknames: Ddongju ??, Dongju ??
JooE was born in Bucheon, South Korea and when she was in 6th grade, she learned judo.She’s quite into fashion and her favorite color is black. She admits to being genuine and open about herself. “I’m straightforward and honest, what you see is what you get!” So honest that she admitted to undergoing nose surgery when she was just in 1st year high school! Reportedly, JooE also has unique skills in mimicking or imitating, she can even copy the sound of a window wipe.
Ahin ?? — Birth Name: Lee Ah In ???, Height: 5’2” (160 cm), Birthday: September 27, 1999, Zodiac Sign: Libra, Nicknames: Wo ai ni ????, Samieung ???
Watch out, keeping up with Ahin, who has a close resemblance to Kim Chiu, isn’t going to be that easy. This girl can run, “Talking to me is always a pleasure, something I’m good at—I’m [also] a good runner, 100m in 14 seconds.” (source 4:51) She likes basketball and, being athletic, has the biggest appetite in the Momoland group, but don’t give her carrots or celery, she can’t stand either. She returned to Korea from Shanghai after having lived there for 11 years and studied there for three. Ahin’s singing superstar idol happens to be Ariana Grande.
Hyebin ?? — Birth Name: Lee Hye Bin ???, Height: 5’5” (165 cm), Birthday: January 12, 1996, Zodiac Sign: Capricorn, Nicknames: Hyebnie ??, Hyebjjang ??, Jelly ??, Hyebjjanggu ???
With her huge appetite, Ahin must be glad that Hyebin is part of Momoland since she’s the best when it comes to food. “I am a good cook. Yes! They [the other members] really love my cooking.” Hyebin admits that if the road to superstardom hadn’t worked out, she would have possibly gone down the path of culinary arts, saying, “If had to look for [another] job, since I love to cook maybe become a chef…or maybe an interior designer, because I love to decorate, but my major desire is in motion pictures/films—I’m just not sure if I can work in movies.” When it comes to dealing with tough times, Hyebin confesses that she leans on family to get through them. “I think that family support is most important. Because even if it might be a depressing and hard day, I can just tell them how depressed I am and they comfort me. I think I should work harder for them. I believe my family is my reason for staying strong.”
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Nayun ?? — Birth Name: Kim Na Yun ???, Height: 5’4” (167 cm), Birthday: July 31, 1998, Zodiac Sign: Leo, Nickname: 4D of Contrasting Charms
Her nickname “4D” outdoes the rest of the other members' nicknames simply because of her personality. Nayun is particularly close to Hyebin and Momoland member Jane points out that Nayun is the confidant in the group, someone whom they can turn to whenever they need someone to talk to in a situation" “Older and younger members go to Nayun to talk about their woes, since her age is in the middle.” Nayun agrees, “So I solve all of their problems (laughs).” Indeed, she’s been known to talk on the phone for more than two to three hours at a time. Nayun admits at first, before becoming a Momoland member, she considered being an actress, not a singer at first: “When I was preparing to be a singer, I looked up Suzy from Miss A, since she can act, sing, and dance at the same time.”
Jane ?? — Birth Name: Sung Ji Yeon ???, Height: 5’4” (166 cm), Birthday: December 20, 1997, Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius, Nicknames: Song Jane ???, Ratatouille ????, Usami ???, Siraegi ??? (dried radish leaves)
According to the rest of the gang, Ahin and Jane are the messiest members in the group. While Jane may not be shy in unloading her personal belongings wherever she pleases, as a person she’s a little more reserved. “I don’t know if this is a strength—I might seem cold but I’m a bit of a ‘tsundere’ [Japanese word for person who takes a while to open up].” She’s been learning Japanese as a language and is strongly interested in their culture. Jane loves riding her bicycle, doing photography, and writing journals. She loves sushi, but hates tomatoes and chocolate.
Taeha ?? — Birth Name: Kim Minji ???, but she legally changed it to Kim Taeha ???, Height: 5’3” (163 cm), Birthday: June 3, 1998, Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Taeha happens to be one of the newer members of Momoland who joined in 2017, just like Daisy. She’s from Jeonju in Korea, known for the popular rice dish, bibimbap. One of her unique abilities is powerful clapping or slapping. Hyebin attested to the pain, “Taeha asked me to do a high five with her, and I wanted to go the hospital because it hurt so much.” She also noted another unique thing about her cuteness, “My lips become heart-shaped when I smile, no one else can do this.” Sometimes when she laughs from certain angles, we see a bit of Kathryn Bernardo. The Momoland girls also peer-pressured her into a sultry, sexy dance which Nancy put a stop to eventually here, to spare younger viewers.
Daisy ??? — Birth Name: Yoo Jung Ahn ???, Height: 5’3” (163 cm), Birthday: January 22, 1999, Zodiac Sign: Aquarius, Nicknames: Yoda ??, Yoo Jeong Ran ???
Daisy was actually eliminated from Finding Momoland but since the group eventually needed two more members, they re-included her in 2017. She’s one of the members who is fluent in English because she lived in Canada for 11 years. Daisy is also a skilled ballet dancer, known for having daintily small hands and feet. “Revealing yourself to others can be really hard, sometimes. Looking back, [I’m proud] I was able to reach far up here. I’ve found it’s hard to show others who I really am sometimes. At least I don’t have to pretend I’m somebody else when I’m with my team members, which is a good thing.” (source) Her favorite food is baked goods like pastries and bread, she sometimes believes she can live on just that.
Cover image from kpop.wikia.com, additional images from @Momoland_official