In January 2016, Yoojung appeared as a contestant on the survival show Produce 101 where she represented Fantagio Music. She ranked 3rd place in the finale, thus becoming a member of I.O.I. The group officially debuted on May 4, 2016 with their first mini album Chrysalis.
Coincidentally, this is the same amount of time of her fellow I.
I member, Nayoung.
During the production of Produce 101, Yoojung received the nickname “Wink Fairy” due to her excessive winking.
She is also known for her various expressions when dancing, for example during the third evaluation on Produce 101, her expressions on stage made her win first place within her group and made the fans give her the nickname “Expression Queen”.
She was the center for the first evaluation on Produce 101.
The lyrics for the group’s debut album’s, Chrysalis, intro “I.
I” were penned by Nayoung and Yoojung.
Additionally, both members also co-wrote the rap lyrics for the album’s title track, “Dream Girls”.
She was known to have really bad sleeping habits, from sleeping in random places to snoring really loud, her members from I.
I had a hard time sleeping because of her.
When she was a kid, she wanted to be a teacher or a police officer.
Her parents run a pork cutlet resturant.
Birthdate: November 12, 1999 (age 20)
Birthplace: Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height: 157 cm
Weight: 44 kg
Occupation: Rapper, singer, dancer
Discography: Flower, Wind and You” (with Huihyeon, Chung Ha & Somi) (2016)