After much anticipation, HYBE Corporation – the company behind BTS – announced their first-ever girl group THE SSERAFIM at the end of March. Comprised of six members, the up-and-coming K-pop actor is set to debut under Source Music, the HYBE artist label that handles names like GFriend. Ahead of their inaugural release, we’ve rounded up everything we know about each of the members so far.
The lineup features a mix of South Korean and Japanese individuals, three of whom already have on-screen experience thanks to the reality show Produce 48. Sakura and Kim Chaewon previously worked together under IZ*ONE, with Huh Yunjin, who also participated in the series. The list also includes Kim Garam, Hong Eunchae, and Kazuha.
Keep reading to learn all about the six members of LE SSERAFIM. The group is set to debut in May.
Originally from Japan, Miyawaki Sakura got her K-pop debut through IZ*ONE, a project group formed during the reality show Produce 48. Prior to that, the 24-year-old was a member of HKT48, a Japanese idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto. Following the dissolution of IZ*ONE, she signed an exclusive contract with Source Music to join the formation LE SSERAFIM.
Garam, 16, was the second member to be introduced as a member of LE SSERAFIM. Born and raised in Seoul, the entertainer has been linked for her resemblance to actors Go Younjung and Go Minsi, who both starred on Netflix. sweet home. During her revelation, Garam was accused of bullying at school, which was denied by Source Music shortly after.
Eunchae, from South Korea, 15 years old, is the youngest member of LE SSERAFIM. She has been a trainee at Source Music since early 2021 and has previously auditioned for JYP Entertainment (TWICE, ITZY, Stray Kids) and Pledis Entertainment (NU’EST, SEVENTEEN).
Chaewon is a singer-songwriter who also competed on Produce 48 to win a place in IZ*ONE. Originally signed to Woollim Entertainment, the artist left the company to sign with Source Music, officially joining LE SSERAFIM as the leader of the group.
Like Sakura and Chaewon, Yunjin joins THE SSERAFIM after starring in Produce 48, where she was eliminated after placing 26th. The 20-year-old comes from New York and is a trained opera singer. Before signing with Source Music, Yunjin was a trainee at Pledis Entertainment.
Not much is known about Kazuha at the moment, but the rising 19-year-old musician is Dutch-Japanese and learned ballet growing up.