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At 20 years old, Jennie began her journey as a music artist and made her debut as one of the four members of the girl group Blackpink. On August 8, 2016, they were introduced to the world, and everyone knew that they were going to hit it big. After gaining recognition and popularity around the world, Blackpink are now considered the most successful female idols of the year. Thanks to their chart-breaking hits, such as "Boombayah," "Whistle," "As if It's Your Last," and "Ddu-du Ddu-du," the girls are at the peak of their fame.
Blackpink is not just about powerful performances. The group is also known for their four beautiful members. In fact, Jennie ranked 18th on "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces Of 2017!" Now, you might ask, who is Jennie Kim, and why is she so popular these days? It's time to find out some amazing facts about her personality, family, friends, and love life!
8 Reasons to Love Blackpink's Jennie
- Jennie has an impressive profile.
- She's a very talented performer.
- Her "city fashion" is now an inspiration to the youth.
- She's a total cutie.
- She's easily scared.
- She's funny.
- She's a dog lover.
- Jennie knows what she wants in her love life.
1. Profile of Blackpink's Jennie
Here are some interesting things you need to know about Jennie:
- Her full real name is Kim Jennie (김제니), but other Blackpink members call her "Jendeukie."
- Sometimes, she is also called "Nini."
- She was born on January 16, 1996 in Anyang City, located in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
- She is the only child in their family.
- At a height of 5'3 ft (that is 163 cm) and weighing only 41 kgs, Jennie is probably one of the sexiest and most petite idols right now.
- She also has a lovely, small face.
- She can play the piano, as well as the flute.
- Her favorite colors are black and pink, and she likes the number three the most.
- She likes photography.
- Blackpink members voted Jennie as the best cook among them.
- She spent five years growing up in Auckland, New Zealand.
- She studied at ACG Parnell College in New Zealand.
- As a result of living abroad, she became a fluent English speaker.
- Her official Instagram account is @jennierubyjane.
2. She's a Talented Lady
Jennie started her training after moving back to Seoul from New Zealand. A talented high schooler at the age of 14, she became a YG Entertainment trainee in 2010. She trained in YG for five years and 11 months, and the agency saw that she had natural skills for singing and dancing. They were confident that she had lot's of potential. Before her major breakthrough in Blackpink, she joined her fellow YG artists, such as Bigbang and Lee Hi, and she made collaborations with them, including G-Dragon's "Black," Seungi's "GG Be," and Lee Hi's "Special."
Back in 2013, Seungri mentioned their agency's "secret weapon," which turned out to be Jennie. Her colleagues acknowledge that she is the trump card that sets Blackpink apart from other girl groups. She is also labeled "YG Princess," not just because she's good-looking, but because after all the hard work she is 100% deserving.
3. Her "City Fashion" Is Now an Inspiration
Among the four BP members, Jennie is known as the "fashion icon" of the group. She loves wearing white crop tops, statement shirts, cool caps, and urban sneakers. Even her airport fashion gives you the city vibe, a sense of modernity, and the usual vibe of trendiness. Her love of black and pink defines the duality of her taste. Plain black and white is enough to see how pretty Jennie can be, but she can't go wrong with wearing hot pink, bright red, or pastel colors. Whatever the color is, Jennie will pull it off in a very chic way.
Apart from being a city lady, she is also called “Human Gucci” due to the fact that she often wears expensive clothing from Gucci! Her BP family revealed that she often gets invited to luxury fashion events! She also proved that no one can wear the $2,000 USD Balmain dress as sophisticated and elegant as she can.
4. She's a Total Cutie
She's fierce on stage, yet she's really sweet behind the camera. The proof? She has a gummy smile that is as soft as cotton candy! Another side of Jennie that you probably didn't know about is her warm, bubbly, and adorably cute personality. When cute Jennie is activated, she will melt your heart in an instant. She will tease you with a charming aegyo and with her childish talk.
She even made a cute acrostic poem with Lee Kwang-soo's name for the Running Man tv series. The poem brought him to his knees in extreme joy and happiness!
In her first poem, she said to Kwang-soo, "I think it's about time that President Yang Hyun Seok allow you, Kwang-soo oppa, to have a drink with me." All the members went "awww" due to the supreme, but adorable, cheesiness of the line (especially since it came from the lips of an angelic idol). Kwang-soo fell down as if he'd been hit by a bullet full of love. When she returned to RM, she wrote another poem, which read, "Now that it happened... Kwang-soo oppa, are you free on Wednesday?" He answered immediately, saying, "I'm not busy!"
Yes, she's as hot as fire when she dances and sings, but, in reality, she is actually a delicate and precious girl whom you'd like to protect.
5. She's Easily Scared
Jennie is such a beautiful person, but she's also a normal human who gets frightened by creepy things, startled by horrific objects, and cries like a poor baby. I feel bad saying this, but when she cries, she's still cute. You can't help but feel pity for her. It's as if someone's pinching your heart. Even when she cries hard and wails like a newborn baby, she still looks beautiful!
During her appearance on Running Man (episode 413), she was the star of the show. She stole the spotlight, quickly being known as the fragile girl who gets scared of everything. When Ji Suk-jin surprised her from behind, she was terrified. When she played the blindfold game with Song Ji-hyo, she nearly lost it! And, when she entered the horror house with Lee Kwang-soo, she wailed like a maniac!
6. She's the Hilarious "Unlucky Girl"
It seems like Jennie was not just born a musician, but was also born with a variety of other gifts. Who would've thought that she'd be funny as well? She was hilarious on Running Man (episode 409). She recklessly fell into a series of "unlucky" situations! Being in the pit of misfortune doesn't stop her from being confident (and beautiful) and no one can stop her from being playful. This combination made for a hilarious episode. It's unbelievable how every time she makes a choice, it ends up being a big mistake! The "Unlucky Trio" (Yoo Jae-suk, Ji Seok-jin, and Lee Kwang-soo) warmly welcomes her to their group.
Most Blinks really love to see the girls appear in variety shows, because it brings out their funny side, which we don't usually see in their music videos or at their concerts. Jennie will soon join Yoo Jae-suk in hosting the new variety program Kids These Days. She has also been cast as a permanent member of the YJS show entitled Really?, which starts on November 2018.
7. She's a Dog Lover
People often say that those who love dogs are generally warm and kind-hearted. Dog lovers are playful, fun, fluffy, and lovable just like the innocent puppies they so enjoy. Still, they are also brave, clever, confident, and courageous. All of these attributes apply to Jennie. She is a dog lover and has two adorable, cute puppies namely Kai and Kuma!
Kai is a five-year-old white Cocker Spaniel with a shy and quiet personality. He doesn't play too much, and he stays at Jennie's parents'. Kuma is a 2-year old brown Pomeranian who loves sweet potatoes. These two pets are very close to each other because they grew up together. They are sweet and kind, just like their owner!
8. Jennie Knows What She Wants in Her Love Life
This is the most interesting part. Does Jennie have a boyfriend? Who is Jennie's boyfriend? Well, those questions are better left unanswered for now, since she is focused on her musical career and there's no news of her being in a relationship. However, she said that she is a girl who falls in love easily, so love is not an impossible thing for her. She also gave us hints as to what her ideal type is—what her "dream guy" would be like.
On a live radio interview with Blackpink, Jennie revealed that she prefers sexy guys over cute ones. Maybe she likes guys who have a hot and manly aura, rather than those young looking innocent boys. She also said that she likes someone who is a hard worker. Of course, she's been working hard for years, so someone who slacks off is out of the picture!
Interestingly, Jennie also said that if she was a guy, she would date Jisoo because she makes her laugh. We cannot deny the fact that Jisoo sets the tone of the group and that she's always fun to be with!
Besides her Blackpink family, Jennie is also close friends with Twice's Nayeon, Red Velvet's Irene, Gfriend's Yerin, Melody Day's Chahee, and Hello Venus' Lime.
Meet The Blackpink Members
January 3, 1995
Lead Vocalist, Visual
January 16, 1996
Main Rapper, Vocalist
February 11, 1997
Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
March 27, 1997
Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Maknae
What can you say about our talented rapper and dancer from Blackpink? Isn't she one of the hottest K-pop girl idols? Share your love for Jennie by leaving some heartwarming comments below!
© 2018 Mare-sensei
Gauri Thakur on July 18, 2020:
Is Jennie Kim have a plastic surgery
Miumobo on October 24, 2019:
She was already my fave!
I love Jennie so much!
Layly on September 13, 2019:
AninternationalBlink on January 16, 2019:
What about Jennie and Kai
Elvie on October 08, 2018:
Wow you are so beutiful