Full Profile of BLACKPINK Members


BLACKPINK is the second girl group of YG Entertainment that debuted on August 8th, 2016, and released two songs in the singles Square One, respectively titled “BOOMBAYAH” as their debut track, and “Whistle” as their side B track. The words ‘black’ and ‘pink’ in the group’s name point to the notion that the greatness of women is not only seen from their beauty (signified by the feminine color of pink) but also from their talent (signified by the strong and bold color of black).

BLACKPINK has four members who were working as models for brand products and music videos before they debuted as BLACKPINK members. Now, aren’t you curious to know more about the members of BLACKPINK? Here, at Channel-Korea, we will provide you with all the information regarding the BLACKPINK members, starting from their personal info, facts, and photos. So, stay tuned!

BLACKPINK official social media accounts

Before we get acquainted with the profiles of the four BLACKPINK members, it is better to first learn about their accounts on several social media platforms.

  • Official Website: www.blackpinkofficial.com
  • Instagram: @blackpinkofficial
  • YouTube: Blackpink
  • SNOW (photo application): @blackpink_official
  • Twitter: @ygofficialblink/@BLACKPINK
  • vLive: Black Pink channel
  • TikTok: @bp_tiktok

Jennie’s profile and facts

  • Real Name: Jennie Kim 
  • Stage Name: Jennie 
  • Nickname: Jendeuk-ie, Jenjen, Nini, Jerry, Human Gucci
  • Date of Birth: January 16th, 1996
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 163 cm (5’4”)
  • Weight: ± 48 kg (105 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Siblings: None
  • Training Time: Five years and eleven months

Pre-debut career experience:

  • Female Model in G-Dragon’s MV “That XX”
  • Collaborating with Seungri on a song titled “GG Be”
  • Collaborating with Lee Hi on a song titled “Special”
  • Collaborating with G-Dragon on a song titled “Black”

Fun facts about BLACKPINK’s Jennie:

  • She was born in Anyang, a city in the province of Gyeonggi, South Korea.
  • She doesn’t have any siblings.
  • Jennie is said to have studied abroad in New Zealand, Canada, and the Netherlands.
  • She studied in New Zealand at ACG Parnell College.
  • She lived in Auckland, New Zealand for five years.
  • Jennie is fluent in three languages, namely Korean, English, and Japanese.
  • Jennie is known as ‘the YG princess’ in the group.
  • Jennie has so many nicknames such as Jendeuk-ie, Human Gucci, Jerry, and Nini. She is called Jendeuk-ie because she likes to stick with people (jendeuk means to stick with). One of her nicknames used to be “Human Gucci” due to the fact that she often wears expensive clothing from Gucci, nowadays it’s ‘Human Chanel’. Jennie got the nickname Jerry when she was young because of Tom and Jerry, and Jerry sounded like Jennie, so that’s how she got it. She also has the nickname NiNi, she will call herself it all the time when posting on the Vapp or IG.
  • Jennie was ranked 18th on The 100 Most Beautiful Faces Of 2017. She was also ranked 13th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018, and 19th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019.
  • Jennie auditioned in her country of origin, New Zealand.
  • She trained for five years and eleven months.
  • When she was a trainee, Jennie was being called the ‘YG Ace’ due to her above-average skills in rapping and singing. However, when she auditioned for YG Entertainment, Jennie specifically took rapping as her specialization.
  • On November 12th, 2018, Jennie debuted as a solo artist with the song “SOLO.“
  • During pre-debut, Jennie had a temporary tattoo on her wrist with the words “Stay Strong” designed in cursive. She used it as a reminder to keep holding on to her dream of being an idol. As she trained for almost six years in YG Entertainment before her debut in 2016, it was a long and arduous journey for her.
  • Jennie is the fashion icon of the group. (Based on their previous interviews; also, she’s usually the member who gets invited to luxury fashion events).
  • Jennie is the Chanel House Ambassador, Hera Muse/Global Ambassador, KTcorp Endorser (The biggest telephone company in South Korea), Endorser Of Calvin Klein Jeans, Endorser Of Gentle Monster and has collaborated with them and designed her own sunglasses collection.
  • She is the first K-Pop idol to be on the cover of Korea’s Top 6 magazines, such as ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Harper’s Bazaar magazine, W magazine, Vogue Korea magazine, and Marie Claire magazine. She also has appeared on the covers of numerous smaller magazines such as Top Class, Dazed, Nylon Japan, Billboard, and High Cut.
  • She is a regular member of the show Village Survival, the Eight.
  • Jennie is the best at cooking. (From BlackPink’s ch+ survey, the members voted Jennie as the person who is the best at cooking).
  • Jennie can play the piano and flute.
  • Her favorite foods are anything that is Korean food.
  • Her favorite colors are black and pink.
  • Her favorite number is 1.
  • In the variety show Weekly Idol, Jennie revealed that she has unexpected charms, namely looking cute but also sexy, looking tough but also innocent, having a cold yet warm aura, and looking fragile but also strong.
  • Jennie can imitate a baby’s voice and an angry cat’s expression.
  • Jennie has two puppies named Kai and Kuma.
  • She is close friends with Nayeon (Twice), Irene (Red Velvet), Yerin (GFriend), Chahee (Melody Day), and Lime (Hello Venus).
  • Jennie prefers sexy guys over cute ones. (Blackpink Live Radio Interview).
  • On January 1st, 2019, it was revealed that Jennie and EXO‘s Kai are dating, but on January 25th, 2019, SM Entertainment confirmed that Jennie and Kai broke up, in order to focus on their personal careers.
  • Jennie’s ideal type: someone who is a hard worker.

Jisoo’s profile and facts

Jisoo Full Profile of BLACKPINK Members
  • Real Name: Kim Jisoo 
  • Stage Name: Jisoo 
  • Nickname: Chi Choo, Jichu
  • Date of Birth: January 3rd, 1995
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 162 cm (5’4”)
  • Weight: ± 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Siblings: 2
  • Training Time: Five years

Pre-debut career experience:

  • Female model in Epic High’s MV “Spoiler”
  • Female model in Epic High’s MV “Happy Ending”
  • Female model in Hi-Suhyun feat Bobby’s MV “I’m Different”
  • Female model in Samsonite RED’s CF with actor Lee Minho
  • Female model in NIKON I J5 CF
  • Female model in Angel Stone CF
  • Female model in LG CF with boy group IKON
  • Female model in Smart Uniform CF with boy group iKON
  • Cameo in the KBS drama The Producers

Fun facts about BLACKPINK’s Jisoo:

  1. Jisoo was born in Gunpo, a city in the province of Gyeonggi, South Korea.
  2. She has an older brother and an older sister, she is the youngest.
  3. Jisoo’s Chinese zodiac sign is Dog.
  4. Jisoo can speak Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and basic English.
  5. In her school, Jisoo was popular for her beauty and kindness.
  6. Jisoo was ranked 78th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019.
  7. Jisoo is called the Man Heart’s Destroyer and Boy Crush.
  8. Kim Samuel publicly confessed that he has a crush on Jisoo.
  9. Jisoo made a cameo appearance in Arthdal Chronicles and in the KBS drama The Producers.
  10. In August 2020, she was confirmed as a leading actress for a new drama titled Snowdrop produced by Sky Castle creators.
  11. She acted in HI-SUHYUN’s “I’m Different” MV, and in EPIK HIGH’s – “스포일러(SPOILER) + 헤픈엔딩(HAPPEN ENDING)” M/V.
  12. She appeared in different CFs such as SAMSONITE RED CF with Lee Minho (2015),  Nikon 1 J5 CF (2015), SMART UNIFORM CF with iKON (2015), Angel Stone CF (2015),  SMART UNIFORM CF with iKON (2016), LG Stylus2 CF (2016).
  13. Jisoo was an Inkigayo MC (starting from February 5th, 2017 to February 3rd, 2018) alongside GOT7‘s Jinyoung and NCT‘s Doyoung.
  14. She trained for five years (since July 2011).
  15. Jisoo’s audition song was “I Have A Lover” by Lee Eun Mi.
  16. Jisoo is well known for being the only member that hasn’t cried at award shows, but one of the other members said that she cries alone.
  17. Jisoo is the mood maker of BLACKPINK, hence her 4D personality. She loves telling dad jokes.
  18. IKON members said she has the brightest smile.
  19. Jisoo’s lips turn into a heart shape when she smiles.
  20. Jisoo can play the drums and piano but not the guitar (in a vlive with Rosé she told Rosé to teach her). 
  21. Jisoo is a white belt in taekwondo. She also can play basketball and inline skates but she can’t ride bicycles.
  22. Jisoo really likes Pikachu (she has a lot of Pikachu merchandise).
  23. Jisoo invented the word “yeong-an” which means “anyoeong” (and is the reverse form of it).
  24. Jisoo likes reading books. She also likes to read manga as she keeps a stack of them near her bed to help her sleep. (V-live).
  25. She loves the color purple. 
  26. She’s a PC Gamer.
  27. Jisoo can eat every food except animal organs but she stated that she especially likes rice.
  28. Jisoo has a dog named Dalgom.
  29. She is close friends with Twice’s Nayeon (since trainee days), and with Red Velvet’s Seulgi. Jisoo is also friends with Bona of WJSN and Sowon of GFriend.
  30. Jisoo’s ideal type: someone who is really into her or who smiles pretty.

Lisa’s profile and facts

Lisa Full Profile of BLACKPINK Members
  • Real Name: Pranpriya Manoban/Lalisa Manoban 
  • Stage Name: Lisa (리사)
  • Nickname: Lallice, Nallalisa, Jolisa, Laliz, Pokpak
  • Date of Birth: March 27th, 1997
  • Nationality: Thai
  • Height: 166 cm (5’5”)
  • Weight: ± 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Siblings: None
  • Training Time: Five years and three months

Pre-debut career experience:

  • Female Model for YG’s fashion brand NONA9ON’s CF with iKon’s Bobby and B.I

Fun facts about BLACKPINK’s Lisa:

  1. Lisa was born in Buriram Province, and moved to Bangkok, Thailand at the age of three.
  2. Lisa is an only child, according to SBS’ Cultwo Show (July 6th, 2017).
  3. Lisa has a stepfather whose career is a top certified Swiss chef in Thailand. Her stepfather’s name is Marco Brueschweiler.
  4. Lisa used to be named Pranpriya and her friends called her by the nickname Pockpack. It was changed to Lalisa after a fortune-telling. (Lalisa means the one who is praised.)
  5. Lisa is a Buddhist.
  6. Lisa can speak four languages, namely Thai, Korean, English, and Japanese.
  7. She was the only person accepted to YG in the YG Audition in Thailand in 2010 and instantly moved to South Korea. She became a trainee during middle school.
  8. She trained for five years and three months (2011 April).
  9. According to all members and staff, Lisa is the most different on-stage vs off-stage. Members said Lisa is really playful and mischievous off-stage.
  10. Lisa is referred to as the “Thailand Princess” in her birthplace.
  11. She is the number one most followed K-Pop idol on Instagram. (May 2019).
  12. Lisa and Rose are the first K-Pop girl group members to reach 1 million ‘likes’ on Instagram.
  13. Lisa was ranked 15th on The 100 Most Beautiful Faces Of 2017, and she was also ranked 9th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018, and then Lisa was ranked 3rd on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019.
  14. Lisa appeared in Big Bang’s Taeyang’s “Ringa Linga” MV.
  15. Lisa is one of the cast members of the show Real Men 300.
  16. She acted in NONA9ON CF (2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017).
  17. She is a mentor for the third season of iQIYI’s Idol Producer in China.
  18. Lisa participated in the dance collaboration of the SBS Gayo Daejun 2016 with Shinee’s Taemin, BTS’ Jimin, NCT’s Ten, GOT7’s Yugyeom and Jinyoung, Red Velvet’s Seulgi, DIA’s Eunjin, and Oh My Girl’s YooA.
  19. She wants to participate in the dancing show Hit the Stage because she thinks that show is for Main Dancers like her (according to a Lisa interview in Japan).
  20. According to Parris Goebel, Lisa is the kind of dancer who isn’t made, but the kind who is naturally blessed.
  21. Lisa is voted as the best at aegyo in BLACKPINK.
  22. Lisa can play the ukulele. She can also play the guitar. (according to Lisa on LINE TV THAILAND).
  23. Lisa has four cats, named Leo, Luca, Lily, and Louis.
  24. Her favorite number is 27 because it’s her birthday.
  25. Lisa’s favorite food is french fries. Her favorite Korean dish is gamjatang (spicy pork spine soup). Her favorite cuisine is Japanese, and she loves sushi. (Blackpink House ep. 7) and her favorite drinks are sweet drinks.
  26. Lisa loves make-up a lot.
  27. Lisa and GOT7’s Bambam are childhood friends as they were both part of the dance crew named We Zaa Cool.
  28. Lisa’s also friends with CLC’s Sorn, NCT’s Ten, and (G)I-DLE’s Minnie.
  29. Lisa is part of the “Thai line”, a group chat consisting of GOT7’s BamBam, CLC’s Sorn, and NCT’s Ten.
  30. Lisa’s ideal type: she said she likes older guys, who can take good care of her. Also, she likes kindhearted men, who can cook and who have a lifestyle that fits hers.

Rose’s profile and facts

Rose Full Profile of BLACKPINK Members
  • Real Name: Park Chaeyoung
  • English Name: Roseanne Park
  • Stage Name: Rosé 
  • Nickname: Rosie, Pasta
  • Date of Birth: February 11th, 1997
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 168 cm (5’6”)
  • Weight: ± 47 kg (103 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Siblings: 1
  • Training Time: Four years and two months

Pre-debut career experience:

  • Collaborating with G-Dragon on a song titled “Without You”

Fun facts about BLACKPINK’s Rosé:

  1. She is Korean, but she was born in Auckland, New Zealand (according to Rosé during V Line; and according to Rosé during Radio star).
  2. Rosé was raised in Melbourne, Box Hill (Australia) and attended Canterbury Girls Secondary College.
  3. She has an older sister, named Alice.
  4. Rosé used to be a cheerleader when she was in Australia.
  5. When she was younger, Rosé joined a choir, singing in churches in Australia.
  6. She can speak Korean, English, Japanese.
  7. Rosé went back to Korea in 2012 after she passed an audition for YG Entertainment in Australia.
  8. Rosé placed first in the YG audition in Australia.
  9. She trained for four years and two months (2012 May).
  10. She collaborated with G-Dragon for the song “Without You.”
  11. G-Dragon said that he really likes Rosé’s voice when he did a collaboration with her back in 2012 and said that her voice is really unique.
  12. Rosé collaborated with 10cm, TWICE’s Jihyo, and EXO’s Chanyeol in the SBS Gayo Daejun Acoustic Stage 2016.
  13. Rosé appeared in the King Of Masked Singer and passed the first round, but unfortunately, she couldn’t pass the second round. She was really close, the votes were 50-49 but sadly, she couldn’t make it.
  14. Rosé was announced as the first global ambassador of Yves Saint Laurent (Fall 2020) in 59 years. (source:Elle Kr July 2020).
  15. Rosé’s solo ELLE issue is the most sold issue by a female artist and the second most sold by any artist. (source: Ktown4u).
  16. Rosé and Lisa are the first K-Pop girl group members to reach 1 million ‘likes’ on Instagram.
  17. Rosé was ranked 66th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019.
  18. Rosé’s role model is Gummy.
  19. Rosé is known for her unique voice and slim waist. Her stylist said that Rosé’s pants size is 24 (size 0) and Rosé’s waist is less than 24 inches.
  20. Rosé said that MC Jung Hyungdon resembles her father.
  21. Rosé is left-handed.
  22. Her favorite number is 5 and her favorite equation is 5×3=15.
  23. Her favorite color is blue.
  24. Rose can play the piano and guitar. She likes drawing. Her hobbies are playing the guitar and drawing.
  25. Rosé’s favorite Korean dish is kimchi and her favorite drinks are healthy drinks.
  26. Rosé has a pet fish called 주황이 (Joo-hwang), which means orange.
  27. Chaeyoung (Rosé) is close to Twice’s Chaeyoung and Tzuyu, with Red Velvet’s Joy and Yeri, Girls Day’s Hyeri. She is also close friends with Ladies Code‘s Ashley Choi. (According to Ashley on ‘International bnt’ interview). 
  28. She is close to Anthony Vaccarello. (The artistic director of the Yves Saint Laurent house).
  29. Rosé is really close with BLACKLABEL producers Vince, Seungjoo, and Soonho. (source: Instagram live).
  30. Rose’s ideal type: Someone nice and genuine, with a good/unique voice. She said there are many sunbaenims with great voices, but among them, Big Bang stand out. She also mentioned Gong Yoo as a celebrity close to her ideal type. (2 O’Clock Date).

All of  the BLACKPINK members roles and positions

Each BLACKPINK member has her own abilities and uniqueness. This is what brought them a suitable position in BLACKPINK.

  • Jennie’s position is as main rapper, lead vocalist, and center. She has something special in her rapping, vocal, dance, and aegyo (acting cutely)
  • Jisoo’s position is as the lead vocalist and face of the group, she’s great at playing drums and piano
  • Lisa holds positions as a lead rapper, main dancer, sub-vocalist, and maknae. B-boying and dancing are her specialties
  • Rosé is the main vocalist and lead dancer of BLACKPINK. She’s great at imitating the sound of someone trapped inside a box, playing piano and guitar

How old are the members of BLACKPINK?

All BLACKPINK members look very beautiful, young, energetic, and shining. How old is each member?

  • The oldest, Jisoo is now 28 years old, she was born in 1995
  • The second oldest member is Jennie who was born in 1996 and now she is 27 years old
  • Rosé is 26 years old and born in 1997
  • The youngest, Lisa, is 26 years old and was born in 1997. The same year as Rosé, but Rosé was born a month earlier than Lisa

The waist size of BLACKPINK members

BLACKPINK members always look very stylish with their beautiful bodies. Can you guess their waist size? Are you curious? Let’s check it out!

  • Although there is no actual data on measures of the waist of Jisoo, many believe it has a resemblance to Jennie’s, which is about 71 centimeters.
  • Not much different from Lisa, who has a waist size of about 70 centimeters.
  • Meanwhile, rumors have been circulating about Rosé’s slim waistline, which is about 48.26 centimeters, but she herself clarified in a television program that her stylist helped her check and it turned out that her waist is 60 centimeters.

BLACKPINK members’ religious beliefs

Many people are curious about the religious beliefs of BLACKPINK members.

  • According to several sources, the only member confirmed to be Christian is Rosé. She was also a part of the church choir in her younger years in Australia before her debut, and is a frequent churchgoer.
  • Lisa was born and brought up in Thailand, a place commonly known for the highly practiced Buddhism. While there are other religions practiced in Thailand, it was confirmed that Lisa is a Buddhist.
  • The Unnie-line Jisoo and Jennie follows the non-religious faith.

BLACKPINK members’ Hangul names

If you are a K-Pop fan then Hangul is definitely very familiar to you. Hangul is the alphabet used in South Korea. Because BLACKPINK is a girl group from South Korea, of course, it can’t be separated from Hangul. BLACKPINK in Hangul can be written as 블랙 핑크 and this reads as Beullaec-ping-keu. Jennie’s name in Hangul is written 제니 and 제니 김 for Jennie Kim. Jisoo’s name can be written with 지수 and 김지수 for Kim Ji soo. The name Rosé written in Hangul is 로제 and 박채영 for Park Chae Young. Meanwhile, Lisa’s name can be written as 리사.

Who is the most popular BLACKPINK member?

As a group, BLACKPINK have become rapidly popular because they come from one of the biggest agencies in South Korea (YG Entertainment) and have a refreshing girl crush concept which is different in comparison with the other trending girl groups.

However, if we have to speak about which BLACKPINK member is the most popular, based on the latest (November 7th, 2020) Google Search popularity search terms worldwide the answer would be Lisa with popularity 100 %. Lisa won the 2019 Instagram Awards in Korea and was awarded the Most Beloved Person Award in 2019. She has the highest number of followers and is the most followed K-Pop artist on Instagram since 2018.

Another popular member of BLACKPINK is Jennie with a popularity of 70.83%. Jennie always tops Brand Reputation rankings in Korea. Brand reputation rankings are monthly rankings released by The Korean Business Research Institute (Korea Brand Reputation Center) determined through an analysis of the consumer participation, media coverage, communication or interaction, and community. In 2018, Jennie was awarded the Most Engaged Account Award at the 2018 Instagram Korea Awards. 

Rosé has the most followers on her Instagram account after Lisa and Jennie. She has a popularity of 41.34 %. Rosé was also given a special award as the Most Engaged Video Post on Instagram for the video of Rosé and Jennie enjoying Coachella. The video has more than 10.8 million views. She is also the Global Ambassador for YSL Saint Laurent.

Jisoo has the most followed Instagram account after Lisa, Jennie, and Rosé. She has a 3.27 % popularity. She also tops Korean brand reputation rankings following Jennie. Jisoo is also a Dior Beauty Ambassador.

The popularity of each member brought BLACKPINK to go international and won various achievements in the music industry. BLACKPINK managed to become the first K-Pop girl group to successfully bring home the Song of Summer Award at the 2020 MTV VMA. The song “How You Like That” brought BLACKPINK to another success, successfully shifting the position of the most-liked video on YouTube. “How You Like That” shifts “Senorita” by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello.

Recently, BLACKPINK released their first full album titled The Album. BLACKPINK will also be releasing a documentary that will air on Netflix called Blackpink Light Up The Sky. They hope that fans can get to know them more deeply through this 1-hour-19-minutes documentary. Let’s look forward to BLACKPINK’s success in the future.

Who is the 1st member of Blackpink?

The first member of Blackpink is Jennie Kim. She was born on January 16, 1996, in South Korea.

Is Lisa the queen of Blackpink?

Lisa is often referred to as the “Queen” of Blackpink by fans due to her charisma, stage presence, and unique dance style. However, it’s important to note that all members of Blackpink are talented and contribute to the group’s success in their own ways.

Why did the 5th member of Blackpink leave?

Blackpink 5th member

Miyeon officially left Blackpink in April 2016. She had been a part of the group since its formation, but decided it was time to pursue other projects.

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