K-Trend | June.26.2024

JANG WONYOUNG: The Sparkling Talent of IVE

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Jang Wonyoung did not always dream of becoming an idol.

In her childhood, she aspired to be an announcer or a lawyer and even briefly considered careers as a ballerina and a pâtissier. Her academic excellence was evident as she actively participated in various extracurricular activities like piano, flute, violin, and swimming classes, alongside private lessons in mathematics and English.


Despite her mother's offer to quit if she wanted, she always showed a keen interest in continuing. A notable incident from her childhood includes a summer camp in the USA, where she seriously contemplated studying abroad. She also had the experience of being a student president during her school days.




Real Name: 장원영, 張員瑛, Jang Wonyoung 

Date of Birth: August 31, 2004  

Nationality: Korea 

Company: Starship Entertainment 

Group: IVE 





**Breakthrough in 'Produce 48' and IZ*ONE**

Jang Wonyoung's journey to fame began with her participation in Mnet's girl group survival audition show, 'Produce 48,' in 2018. She emerged victorious, securing first place, which led to her debut in the girl group IZ*ONE. From October 29, 2018, to April 29, 2021, she served as the center, sub-vocalist, and sub-rapper of IZ*ONE.




After IZ*ONE, Jang Wonyoung joined the six-member girl group IVE, formed under Starship Entertainment. Although IVE does not have official positions, fans, media, and her fellow members unanimously recognize her as the center. She inherited this role from her IZ*ONE days. Known for her impressive height of 173 cm, she brings a distinct charm to her dance moves, with clear and expressive movements. Her performance style is characterized by combining her strong facial expressions with her dance, enhancing the overall impact.




Jang Wonyoung's journey from a multi-talented student with diverse aspirations to a central figure in the K-pop sensation IVE is a testament to her versatility and dedication. Her unique blend of talents and hard work has made her a beloved icon in the K-pop world, and her future in the industry looks exceptionally bright.