Among the many K-pop idols in South Korea, AOA is a group that radiates “adultness” that stands apart from the Korean Wave, which competes for high exposure. Many people are drawn to their “beautiful” appearances rather than cuteness, so I’ve compiled the names, profiles, and popularity order of the members of AOA in a ranking format.
In 2012, they made their debut with “Elvis” with the concept of “Angels who came down from the sky”, and released “Mini Skirt” in 2014. In addition to wearing a tight skirt that resembles an adult woman, the “zipper dance”, which emphasizes the hips that bring out the beauty of women to the fullest, became a big hit, winning first place on music programs and making a name for herself as a star in Korea.
After making their debut in Japan in the same year, they continued to rank high on the Oricon charts, gaining a lot of enthusiastic fans in Japan, as well as collaborating with Takanori Nishikawa.
As I have said many times, AOA’s greatest charm is its “adult feminine beauty”, and the members are divided into two groups: a band team called “AOA Black” and a dance team called “AOA White”. It is also characteristic to divide and perform the same song in two different patterns. Its unique style attracts many fans from both Japan and South Korea.
And since it is based on the concept of an angel, each member has an “Angel Name”, which is one of the points that create a unique sense of the world.
AOA Member Popularity Ranking
Rank #4 – Chanmi
Real Name: Im Chanmi
Angel Name: CHANMIT.T
Date of Birth: June 19, 1996
Position: Sub Rapper, Lead Dancer
Unit: AOA White
Chanmi is almost the same as Jimin Hyejeong. It is impressive that there are so many Korean male fans who like maknae (youngest child). Compared to other members, it is also characterized by being slightly plump, which can be said to be a factor in its popularity.
She is also famous for her good personality and kindness, and at a handshake event in Osaka, a hearing-impaired fan said that and shook hands with her. Chanmi remembers when that person went to shake hands for the second time and said “thank you” in sign language after shaking hands.
She was embarrassed that he just remembered the sign language she learned in kindergarten, but there is no such heartwarming episode!
Chanmi has droopy eyes and a sleepy face, but she is the lead dancer, and her dance sharpness is the best in the team, and her performance stands out during live performances and music videos.
She often wears colored contacts and her clothes are stylish, so she is also known as a stylish bancho.
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Rank #3 – Hyejeong
Real Name: Shin Hye Jeong
Angel Name: HYEJEONGLINUS
Date of Birth: August 10, 1993
Role: Sub-Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Unit: AOA White
Tall girl Hyejeong is as popular as leader Jimin. All the members of AOA have excellent proportions, but they have the most beautiful legs that set them apart from the other members.
Her tall and slender body complements AOA’s dancing more than anything else, so she can’t help but notice the sexy Hejung in the music video.
Despite being such a tall person, Hyejeong has a very introverted personality, and it is somewhat surprising that her mother wanted her to become an idol.
When she was a student, she achieved good results in cheerleading, and little by little she began to gain confidence in herself, so she decided to volunteer to become an idol.
Photos from her pre-debut audition are circulating, and when you look at them, it goes without saying that if there was such a cute cheerleader, both men and women would fall in love.
Also, the frequency of updating Instagram is high, and it is popular regardless of nationality.
Rank #2 – Yuna
Real Name: Seo Yu Na
Angel Name: YUNARIA
Date of Birth: December 30, 1992
Position: Lead Vocal, Keyboard
Unit: AOA Black
Yuna slipped into 3rd place as if to catch up with Mina and Seolhyun.
Although she is not tall at 163cm, she has a perfect balance with her slim waist, long limbs, and cute butt. Yuna’s popularity doesn’t end there.
She is a Korean idol who often decides the member composition as the visual of the group, but Yuna is the strongest member, so to speak, with visuals and singing.
She has the most beautiful voice on the team, and her high-pitched and sweet voice makes not only male fans but also female fans fall in love.
Also, her name is Japanese-like, and her features are second only to Mina, so she is very popular in Japan.
She is not a very selfish type and has a humble personality, which can be said to be one of his charms.
Rank #1 – Seolhyun
Real Name: Kim Seol Hyun
Angel Name: SEOLHYUNARI
Date of Birth: January 3, 1995
Position: Sub-Vocalist, Main Dancer
Unit: AOA White
It is Seolhyun who is battling Mina for the top spot. At the time of her debut, she had the impression that she was a little plump, but she started dieting after being scolded by the director of the agency. She succeeded in a diet of 13 kg.
She is nicknamed “the most transformed beauty in Korea” because she maintains a well-defined body while leaving a beautiful bust. (Even when she debuted, she was still beautiful!)
Seolhyun, who has such a dynamite body, is very active not only as an idol but also as an actress. Not only is she in great demand for movies and dramas, but she has appeared in countless commercials. She is an idol who plays an active role in multiple fields, such as being selected as an MC for a music program that represents Korea.
She has a mischievous personality and is strong-willed, but since she is in a group with many unnies (her older sisters), she is often seen on TV with a reserved appearance. There are many aspects of her that read the atmosphere around her and act accordingly, and that gap is probably reflected favorably in the eyes of fans.
Members who left AOA
Real name: Shin Ji Min
Angel name: JIMINEL
Date of birth: January 8, 1991
Role: Leader, main rapper, guitar
unit: AOA Black
Former Leader of AOA
Ji Min, the former leader of AOA, which boasts deep-rooted popularity. She announced her departure in July 2020. As a rapper, she not only plays the core of the song, but also spends a lot of time practicing the guitar, and has supported AOA in many ways.
Strong-willed sharp eyes. There are a lot of stories that tell it, so She will introduce a little bit. Jimin was asked by her parents to study abroad in China and to attend a language school after returning home. I’m sorry.
There are other gossips, such as when he was a trainee, her hand got tenosynovitis and she practiced the guitar until she couldn’t pull it off.
The level of rap has become popular not only among idols but throughout Korea, and she has made a name for herself in the Korean music industry as a famous rapper.
Her short bob is impressive, but she is also popular for her charming appearance at events and live performances, where she is sometimes tied in two.
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Real name: Kwon Min A
Angel name: MINARING
Date of birth: September 21, 1993
Height: 160 cm
Weight: 43 kg
Role: Lead rapper, bass
unit: AOA Black
First place is Mina, who left in May 2019. Not only is she beautiful, but she also has the ability to play the bass freely and rap. Her translucent white skin, her very big eyes, and her friendly smile will make anyone fall in love with her.
She is suspected of plastic surgery, which is common for Hallyu idols, but she has had the same beauty since childhood, and according to her junior high school classmates, she has been popular since then.
One of her charms is her amazingly thin waist. According to a TV program, her waist size was 45.5cm. At the time when she belonged to AOA, she went to the agency (FNC) to audition when she was in junior high school. It also has a pure and delicate side, such as being shy.
Because she is from Busan (South Korea’s second-largest city after Seoul, but not in the Osaka-like position in Japan, but a medium-sized regional city such as Sendai, Sapporo, and Hiroshima compared to Tokyo), his accent is a little lacking, but he himself. There is also a mischievous side where you think that you have lost your accent.
There are many natural character episodes, but among the members, there is also a serious side, such as keeping up with the unnies (senpai), which may be the reason why he has gained overwhelming support in both Japan and Korea.
And it was a face that everyone liked so much that it could be said that it was the best among the members. You can tell by looking at the photo.
Real Name: Park Cho Ah
Angel Name: CHOAYA
Date of Birth: March 6, 1990
Position: Main Vocalist, Guitar
Unit: AOA Black
Choa, who was popular as if to overtake Mina and Seolhyun. In contrast to YoonA, who uses high tones as her weapon, she is a person who has the name of AOA diva while specializing in a husky singing voice. She was the oldest member of the group when she was enrolled, and she was very caring and trusted by the members.
Her blond hair suits her well, and she gives off a flashy impression, but when she started talking, she had a soft atmosphere, and that was also a good reputation. And most of all, it’s sexy. In the “Mini Skirt” music video, she dances more sensually and sexy than anyone else. She is the oldest. She talks about adults.
Choa, who has been the core of the team, left AOA in June 2017. On her Instagram, she confessed that she was depressed, and announced that he would concentrate on her treatment and stop future group activities as AOA.
The departure of Choa, who had a strong fan following, was a shock, but she thinks that there were various conflicts between the sense of responsibility while leading AOA, whose name is being raised day by day.
Real name: Seo You Kyoung
Angel name: Y (half angel)
Date of birth: March 15, 1993
Weight: 48 kg
Drum Unit: AOA Black
This is Youkyung, a unique member. A member who did not participate in the dance form, but participated as a drum only in the band form. When in band form, she was the drummer who pulled the members with overwhelming technology and played the core of the song.
At the beginning of their debut, AOA performed equally well in both dance and band, but they continued to have hits with their dance songs. You will be less likely to do band formations.
Therefore, it was decided that Yukyung, who had only participated in the band form, withdrew from the group and became involved with AOA as a guest drummer, leading to the cancellation of the contract with the agency.
Such a spilled story of Yukyung. The drums to which she has devoted her life. The reason she started playing drums was because she admired Japanese rock bands. As a Japanese person, I am happy to hear such an episode!
What do you think? Korean idol AOA boasts overwhelming sexiness. We have introduced the members full of individuality, but did you find a favorite member? There is also the sad side of two members leaving, but AOA is doing a wonderful performance.