Choi Yena is born in Gil-Dong, Gangdong, South Korea. She is the Main Rapper, Lead Dancer and Lead Vocalist of IZ*One.
She had lymphoma, a form of cancer, as a child and survived. She is cured now.
I. 2018 : Produce 48 and debut
In 2018, she participated in the MNET's Produce 48. In the finale episode, she would rank 4th, letting her debut in IZ*One.
- She attended Hanlim Multi Art School
- She's a former Polaris Entertainment trainee
- She trained 2 years and 3 months under Yuehua Entertainment
- Her official color is Yellow
- Her older brother is Sungmin of SPEED
- She attented Joy Dance Academy, where she majored in Hip Hop
- Her talent is playing claw machines
- She has a dog
- Her charm points is her lips
- She is IZ*One's happy virus
- She went to the same school as Hyewon
- Her favorite ice cream flavors are strawberry and chocolate
- She looks like a duck
- Her hobbies are reading books and watching movies
- She is a fan of Bora from Sistar
- Her parents didn't want her to become an idol because her brother's group didn't do well