Stage Name: Jungyeon (정연) Birth Name: Yoo Kyeong Wan (유경완) Birthday: November 1, 1996 Hometown: Suwon, South Korea Nationality: Korean Debut: October 20, 2015 Position: Lead vocalist Jungyeon is a lead vocalist for the JYP Entertainment girl group TWICE. Born Yoo Kyeong Wan, Jungyeon legally changed her name to Yoo Jung Yeon in the third grade because she was teased so much about the fact that her name sounded like a boy's name. Jungyeon is the younger sister of Korean actress Gong Seungyeon. Jungyeon joined JYP Entertainment as a trainee after successfully passing the company's open audition in March of 2010.Prior to her debut with TWICE, Jungyeon appeared in GOT7's music video for "Girls Girls Girls" as well as miss A's video for "Only You". JYP had originally intended for Jungyeong to debut in a group called 6mix alongside fellow future TWICE members Nayeon, Jihyo, and Sana. The group didn't pan out, and all four returned to being trainees at JYP and eventual contestants on JYP's girl group survival audition program, SIXTEEN. Jungyeon placed in the Top 7 of SIXTEEN and as a result successfully debuted with TWICE in October of 2015.
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