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Korean idols you didn’t know grew up outside Korea!

1. Chung-Ha

Former I.O.I member and soloist Chungha is fluent in English. Do you know the reason? It is because she grew up in Dallas, Texas. Her English name Annie Kim.

2. NCT’s Jaehyun

NCT’s Jaehyun went to elementary school in Connecticut for four years, earning his place in NCT’s “Foreign Swaggers” line.

3. ITZY’s Lia

While all of the members of ITZY are fluent in English, Lia tends to take the lead in English interviews. She used to live in Toronto, Canada when she was a child. Even her stage name comes from her English name, Julia Choi.

4.Sandara Park

Born in Busan, South Korea, she moved to the Philippines for a while before returning to South Korea to debut as part of 2NE1.

5.Blackpink’s Jennie

BLACKPINK is a globally famous girl group, with two out of four members born outside of South Korea. The group’s rapper Kim Jennie lived and studied in New Zealand for five years. Therefore giving her the charming New Zealand accent.


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