EXID Member Profile and Facts: Hani

Ahn Hee-yeon (born May 1, 1992), better known by her stage name Hani, is a South Korean singer and television personality. She is known as a member of the South Korean girl group EXID and its subgroup, “Dasoni”. She was also a cast member in several variety shows such as ‘Off to School’, ‘Crime Scene’ and ‘A Style for You‘ and has also hosted ‘Weekly Idol’.

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Early Life:

Hani was born Ahn Hee-yeon on May 1, 1992, in Seoul, South Korea. She used to compete in triathlons from elementary until middle school, she was also an avid swimmer, who specialized in butterfly, backstroke and finswimming. Prior to her debut with EXID, she was originally set to debut as a member of a girl group under JYP Entertainment, along with Sistar’s Hyolyn, Secret’s Song Ji-eun and Bestie’s Uji. However, she was cut from JYP after a year. Hani claimed that the company did not see potential in her.

After this, Hani went to study abroad in China for a year. She also has an IQ score of 145. Hani once aspired to study Psychology and become a psychologist.

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Career:

1. Debut with EXID:

EXID officially debuted on February 15, 2012 with the release of their debut single, “Whoz That Girl”.

In February 2013, Hani along with Solji, formed a sub-unit called “Dasoni” and released their debut single “Goodbye” on February 15, 2013. The single also included the song, “Said So Often”.

In August 2014, EXID released their single “Up & Down”. Initially, the song charted poorly, failing to make it on the top 100 of the Gaon Chart. However, the song slowly gained popularity in late November after a fan-cam of her performing the song went viral on numerous social networking websites.

2. Solo Activities:

In 2014, she entered the main cast of tvN’s ‘Always Cantare’.

In 2015, she appeared in Mad Clown’s music video for “Fire”, and entered the main cast of JTBC’s ‘Off to School’ and ‘Crime Scene‘. Hani was also chosen to present the beauty show ‘A Style For You’ along with Kim Heechul, Goo Ha-ra and Yoon Bora. In spring, she appeared on ‘Soulmates Returns’. Later on, she made a cameo appearance in ‘The Producers’ as herself. On June 24, she and Ken of VIXX released a duet song titled “Gap”. In September, she was made a cast member in TV series ‘Law of the Jungle’.

In 2016, Hani became the co-host of ‘Baek Jong-won’s Three Great Emperors’In February 2016, she appeared on ‘King of Mask Singer’ as “Little Match Girl”. Hani surprised the judges and the audience with her rich and husky voice. Hani defeated Kim Feel and Jo Hang-jo but she was subsequently defeated by the Mask King at the time, Ha Hyun-woo of Guckkasten. Nevertheless, Hani’s performances attracted attention and recognition for her unique vocal and passion for singing.

On January 12, 2017, it was announced that f(x)’s Luna, Hani, and Mamamoo’s Solar would release a collaborative dance song on January 19. It was later revealed that the song’s title was “Honey Bee”. On January 19, the song “Honey Bee” was officially released from Mystic Entertainment’s YouTube channel.

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Personal Life – Relationships:

On January 1, 2016, it was reported that Hani and JYJ’s Junsu had been dating for six months. Junsu’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment has confirmed these reports. On September 13, 2016, it was revealed that Junsu and Hani broke up due to their schedules. This was also confirmed by Hani’s agency.

Quick Profile of Hani:

  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Face of the Group
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey
  • Height: 168 cm
  • Weight: 50 kg
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Hobbies: Reading Books
  • Personality: Masculine, Cheerful, Bubbly and Funny
  • Nicknames: ‘Ahn Burp
  • Motto: ‘Amor Fati

Hani’s Favorite Things:

  • Color: Turquoise
  • Food: Everything
  • Instruments: Guitar and Clarinet
  • Sports: Triathlon, Swimming

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Facts about Hani:

  • She can speak Korean, Chinese and English
  • In 2005, she won the 3rd place at Children’s Triathlon Competition
  • Hani promised to her mother that if EXID fails before their 3rd anniversary, she will go to study abroad
  • She is the only member who didn’t take a shower with the other members because she is too shy
  • She doesn’t have any brothers or sisters
  • Her shoe size is 240 (korean size)
  • Her role model is Shinhwa
  • It is said that she has the most wanted body and face
  • In 2016, she was ranked as no.12 of the most beautiful idols in South Korea

Hani’s Ideal Type of Man:

Appearance/Character: Park Gun Hyung

 

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