Back in 2018, both Yujin and Wonyoung participated in Mnet's survival show Produce 48 in which they made it to the final 12. Allowing them to debut in project girl group IZ*ONE. IZ*ONE debuted on October 29, 2018 then disbanded on April 29, 2021.
On August 22, 2021, an article from Star News revealed that Starship Entertainment would allegedly debut a new girl group in the second half of 2021. It was also revealed that former IZ*ONE members, Yujin and Wonyoung would be a part of it. Starship did confirm the plans for a new girl group, but did not clarify whether Yujin or Wonyoung would be a part of it.
The groups official social media accounts were launched on November 1 and they revealed the group's name as "IVE" alongside a motion logo video. A Naver article later was posted on the same day that revealed that the group would have six members, which would include Yujin and Wonyoung.
The first revealed member was Yujin on November 2, followed by Gaeul on November 3, Wonyoung on November 4, Liz on November 5, Rei on November 6, and finally, Leeseo on November 7.
On November 8, it was announced the group will officially debut on December 1. Which they did with their single album ELEVEN.
Birth Name: An Yu Jin
Born on September 1, 2003
Leader, Lead Vocalist
Birth Name: Kim Ga Eul
Born on September 24, 2002
Birth Name: Naoi Rei
Born on February 3, 2004
Birth Name: Jang Won Young
Born on August 31, 2004
Birth Name: Kim Ji Won
Born on November 21, 2004
Birth Name: Lee Hyun Seo
Born on February 21, 2007
|ELEVEN||December 1, 2021
OFFICIAL LOGO MOTION
- REi never cut her hair until debut announcement
- Wonyoung is the current host of Music Bank with ENHYPEN's Sunghoon
- She is also fluent in English
- Liz appears in Taeyeon's This Christmas MV
- Liz also owns many cats
- Leeseo used to be a model for SM kids
(credit to kprofiles.com)