|Full Name||Kim Da-hyun|
|Birthday||May 28, 1998|
|Birth Place||Seongnam, South Korea|
|Height||165 cm / 5‘5′′|
|Weight||53 kg / 117 lbs|
Dahyun is a South Korean singer, rapper and dancer who rose to fame as a member of Twice, one of the most popular K-pop girl groups in the world. With her lively personality, impressive talent and girl-next-door charm, Dahyun has become a fan favorite and an iconic face of K-pop.
Early Life and Family
Dahyun was born Kim Da-hyun on May 28, 1998 in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea to parents Kim Won-hyung and Kim Mi-kyung. She has an older brother named Myung-soo.
Dahyun attended Dongbuk Elementary School and Paldal Middle School. She then enrolled in Hanlim Multi Art School from where she graduated in 2017.
Even as a child, Dahyun was energetic and charming. She dreamed of being a pop star from a young age. With the full support of her family, she dove into pursuing her passion for music and dance early on.
Dahyun began auditioning for various talent agencies and companies when she was in middle school. Her audition for JYP Entertainment in 2012 was successful, and she became a trainee.
As a trainee, Dahyun diligently prepared for her debut, honing her skills in singing, rapping, dancing over the next 3 years. She even appeared in GOT7‘s "Stop Stop It" MV in 2014.
Debut with TWICE
On October 20, 2015, Dahyun finally made her debut as a member of JYP‘s new girl group TWICE with their first mini album ‘The Story Begins‘. The upbeat lead single "Like Ooh-Aah" was a hit, and TWICE took home several rookie awards.
Over the years, TWICE grew to become one of the best-selling Korean girl groups of all time, with over 10 million albums sold. They popularized viral hits like "Cheer Up", "TT", "Likey" and "Fancy" becoming a household name in Korea.
As of 2022, TWICE has won over 100 awards. Their worldwide concert tours have been highly successful with 450,000 fans in attendance.
With her cute vocals, catchy rap style and bubbly personality, Dahyun has emerged as one of the most popular faces of TWICE. Fans love her for her sense of humor, dorky charm and down-to-earth nature.
Dahyun‘s Singing Style & Dance Skills
Though she started out mostly rapping, over the years Dahyun has proven herself to be a very capable vocalist. She has a pleasant, sweet vocal tone that blends beautifully with the other members during TWICE‘s complex vocal arrangements.
Dahyun is considered one of the best dancers in TWICE, with natural rhythm and smooth moves. Her bright expressions and energetic stage presence always shines, lighting up the audience.
- Appeared on TV shows like ‘Real Men‘, ‘Sister‘s Slam Dunk 2‘ and ‘Running Man‘
- Sang an OST called "Light Up the Sky" for the drama ‘The Nation‘s First Love‘
- Held a solo concert ‘Colorful Dahyun‘ in 2019
- Was appointed as ambassador for various brands like Estée Lauder, Pocari Sweat and Lotte Duty-Free
- Has over 5 million followers on Instagram
- Ranked 13th on TC Candler‘s Most Beautiful Faces of 2021
What Makes Dahyun So Loved
Happy Virus Personality
Dahyun is known as the mood maker of TWICE with her boundless energy and cheerful personality. Her facial expressions, sense of humor and dorky antics never fail to make people smile. She brightens up every room she enters with her joyful spirit.
While she is primarily a vocalist and rapper, Dahyun is also an amazing dancer. She can effortlessly pull off TWICE‘s choreography and also adds her own flair. Dahyun is quite versatile – she can rap, sing, dance and also play instruments like piano and guitar.
Passionate Stage Presence
Dahyun has a way of commanding the stage with her powerful vocals and smooth moves. She pours her heart and soul into every performance, showing off her star quality charisma. Her passion and energy infuse life into TWICE‘s live stages.
Fun Facts About Dahyun
- Dahyun‘s nickname is Tofu because of her white skin. Her Korean name "Da-hyun" also means "big white".
- She speaks fluent English since she lived in America as a child.
- She is a big fan of Eminem and was part of a dance crew called ‘Scar Family‘ in school.
- Dahyun loves camerawork and often films footage for TWICE‘s reality shows.
- She is ambidextrous and can write with both hands.
- Her hobbies include photography, drawing and playing video games.
Dahyun‘s Impact and Legacy
As part of TWICE, Dahyun has left an indelible mark on the K-pop industry. She represents the dreams and aspirations of millions of fans worldwide. Throughout her career, she has inspired young people to work hard towards their goals with sincerity and humility.
With her all-rounder talent, down-to-earth personality and passion for performing, Dahyun continues to make her mark as an icon of K-pop. She has paved the way for more Korean idols to succeed on the global stage through the power of music. There is a lot more left to be achieved by this shining star!