REI is a member of the K-pop girl group IVE. She is the first Japanese artist from Starship Entertainment.
REI (IVE) Profile
|Name||레이 | REI|
|Full Name||나오이 레이 | 直井怜 | Naoi Rei|
|Date of Birth||February 3, 2004|
|Place of Birth||Anan, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan|
|Hometown||Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan|
|Height||169cm | 5′-07″|
|Family||Mother, Father, Older Sister|
|Education||School of Performing Arts Seoul|
|Debut||IVE | December 1, 2021|
|Years Active||2021 – present|
- She was born in Anan, but was raised in Nagoya.
- She graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul (Department of Practical Music) on February 10, 2022.
- 直井怜 (Naoi Rei) in Korean: Jik Jeong Ryeong
- REI wanted to work in Korea because she likes learning Korean.
- She auditioned for Starship Entertainment in Japan and moved to Korea at 15.
- After seeing Red Velvet in ‘Red Room’ concert, she decided to become a K-pop idol.
- Starship Entertainment Audition Song: Happiness by Red Velvet
- JOY (Red Velvet) is her role model.
- She passed TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) Level 4.
- She spends her free time drawing, watching movies and listening to music.
- Likes: roses, butterflies
- She is a good swimmer and skier, but a bad runner.
- Nicknames: Kim Rei, Kirei (beautiful)
- Her parents call her Reiko (REI baby)
- Color: purple
- Item: headphone that she received from her grandfather
- Red Velvet Song: Somethin Kinda Crazy, Light Me Up
References: 1,2,3 IVE EP.0, Show What I Have – IVE REI, 211205 Cultwo Show, 211207 Power Time, 211214 Dream Radio, 211215 Youngstreet