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KARINA is the leader of the K-pop girl group aespa.

KARINA (aespa) Profile

Name카리나 | KARINA
Full Name유지민 | 劉知珉 | Yu Jimin
AKAYoo Jimin
ClanGangneung Yu Clan
Date of BirthApril 11, 2000 (age 23)
HometownJi-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
CitizenshipRepublic of Korea
Height168cm | 5′-06″
Blood TypeB
Zodiac SignAries
Debutaespa | November 17, 2020
Groupaespa 💙
Project UnitGOT the beat
Positionaespa: Leader
Years Active2020 – present
LabelSM Entertainment
Official Pageig @katarinabluu


  • Mother
    • She is a nurse.
  • Father
  • Older Sister
    • Born: 1995
    • She is a nurse.


  • GED
  • Hansol High School
    • Dropped Out
  • Jeongja Middle School
  • Seongnam Singi Elementary School

KARINA (aespa) Facts

She is a Catholic and her baptismal name is Katarina. Her stage name is inspired by her baptismal name.
She wears her rosary ring on important days.
She dropped out of high school and got her GED. KARINA and her fellow aespa member WINTER took their GED test together on the same day.
She got an audition offer from a SM Entertainment employee through Instagram Direct Message.
Strengths: taking care of people around her, being quick witted
Nickname: Rina
WOOAH, JASMINE and ZION were her stage name candidates.
Her childhood dream was to become a flight attendant.


  • Color
    • blue
  • Season of the Year
    • spring

Categories: K-pop Idols Born in 2000 | K-pop Idols Born in April | K-pop Idols From Suwon | Aries K-pop Idols | 2020 Debuts

References: IDDP, Melon TMI Battle, 12072020 MBC Radio, 10232021 Men on a Mission