Twice Facts


Created on 14 Nov, 2019
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The Group

  • The Group's Name
    The group is called Twice because the girls want to win fans first (once) by the ears and then (twice) by the eyes.

  • TWICE originally had 7 members
    The original plan for SIXTEEN was for JYP Entertainment to debut a new 7-member girl group. When the results were out, Momo and Tzuyu wouldn’t have made the cut.

  • Sana, Nayeon, Jihyo, and Jeongyeon were supposed to debut in another group
    Nayeon, Jihyo, and Jeongyeon were originally all set to debut in a different JYP Entertainment girl group. The group was going to be called SIXMIX and when one of the girls dropped ou,t Sana stepped in as a replacement. SIXMIX was all set to debut in 2014, but the other members withdrew from the group, effectively canceling the whole plan. The girls were forced to wait a year to participate in SIXTEEN.

  • TWICE was the result of some serious delays
    JYP had first announced they were thinking of debuting a new girl group in 2013 since Wonder Girls were on an indefinite hiatus but those plans got pushed back to 2014. However, that group never debuted. Instead, JYP released SIXTEEN and TWICE.

  • Many of the girls made appearances in music videos before their debuts
    Chaeyoung and Tzuyu made an appearance in miss A‘s “Only You”. Jeongyeon and Nayeon were in GOT7‘s “Girls Girls Girls”. While Dahyun snuck into GOT7’s “Stop Stop It”.

  • Fanart: Organisation of Team Twice
    High resolution picture available at imgur

Nayeon

  • Birth Name: Im Na-yeon
  • Stage Name: Nayeon
  • Nicknames: Na-sung, Nabong, Bunny Unnie, Fake maknae, Squirtle, Nasoong
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Birthday: September 22, 1995
  • Height: 163 cm (5 ft 4⅙ in)
  • Hobbies: watching dramas and movies, as well as watching Song Triplets videos.
  • She has appeared in Dream High 2 in the second episode as a dancer.
    Watch at YouTube: GOT7 Jinyoung & TWICE Nayeon Dancing
  • Even being the oldest, the members say she has a lot of natural aegyo (in Korean refers to a cute display).

Momo

  • Birth Name: Momo Hirai
  • Stage Name: Momo
  • Nicknames: Moguri, Dancing mo-chine, Momoring, Pink Lamborghini, Peach, Jokbal Queen
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Birthday: November 9, 1996
  • Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
  • Hobbies: Looking at food photos while on a diet.
  • Doesn't know what her own blood type is.
  • Recognized by the others as the nicest member. She always says "no, it's ok" when someone apologizes to her.
  • Good at makeup and nails. Other members say she could open her own salon.
  • The one who eats the most in the group, but doesn't gain much weight. She never needed exercises since she was a child.
  • Favorite Korean food is JokBal (a meal made with pork shanks and spicy sauce).
  • Started dancing at 3yo.
  • JYP selected her after watching she and her sister doing a cover dancing on YouTube.
  • Would like to be a singer with an impressive vocals.
  • While trainee, she practiced 10~12hrs daily.
  • When asked what dance meant to her, she answered: "Without the dance, I wouldn't be here."

Jihyo

  • Birth Name: Park Ji Soo (legalized to Park Ji Hyo)
  • Stage Name: Jihyo
  • Nicknames: God Jihyo, Mic, Kimchi-hyo, Thomas
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Birthday: February 1, 1997
  • Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
  • Hobbies: web-surfing and reading webtoons
  • When she was a third grader, her parents found a children's contest on Junior Naver for a child role. She won the 2nd place and JYP saw her there. Then she became a JYP trainee.
  • Jihyo was trained for 10 years, being the member with the longest training in the group.
  • She appeared in miss A’s “Only You” MV.
  • On August 5, 2019, it was confirmed that Jihyo and Kang Daniel are dating.
  • On November 10, 2020, Jihyo and Daniel were announced to have broken up due to their mutually busy schedules.
  • Ranked 79th on TC Candler The most beautiful faces of 2020.

Mina

  • Birth Name: Mina Myoi
  • Stage Name: Mina
  • Nicknames: Penguin, Minari, Miguri, Black Swan, Ballerina Mina
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Birthday: March 24, 1997
  • Height: 163 cm (5 ft 4⅙ in)
  • Hobbies: Looking up restaurants online and shopping.
  • Mina is addicted to Heinz ketchup, she could eat with anything, but what she likes best is eggs.
  • Mina is a big fan of CNBLUE, she says that was the reason she started liking k-pop. She also likes Big Bang.
  • Mina took ballet lessons for 11 years, her dream was to be a ballerina, until she found out how fun k-pop was. No regrets of the decision.
  • Mina walks with her feet pointed out because of the ballet.

Sana

  • Birth Name: Sana Minatozaki
  • Stage Name: Sana
  • Nicknames: Osaka's honey punch, Squirrel, Hamster, Kim Sana, Sanake, Hamjji Sana
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Birthday: December 29, 1996
  • Height: 164 cm (5 ft 4½ in)
  • Hobbies: Collecting perfumes and body mist. She loves shopping.
  • Sana has a 4D personality.
  • Sana says her qualities that make her attractive are: smile a lot, eat well and be optimistic.
  • Sana moved to Korea by herself when she was 15
    When she was in middle school she was cast on the street but her parents weren’t so sure about the opportunity. They didn’t want her to quit school and were worried about sending her overseas by herself. But she finally convinced them that it was her dream and became a trainee. It looks like her dreams came true too!

Chaeyoung

  • Birth Name: Son Chae-young
  • Stage Name: Chaeyoung
  • Nicknames: No Jam Dongsaeng, Chaeng, Baby Tiger, Strawberry princess, Pretty Rap Star
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Birthday: April 23, 1999
  • Height: 159 cm (5 ft 2½ in)
  • Hobbies: Drawing
  • Chaeyoung is the sleepiest of the group, the last she woke up was 5 pm and she says she could sleep for 24 hours.
  • Chaeyoung is a friend of Jinsol from the band APRIL.
  • Chaeyoung became a rapper for a mission in the monthly trainee assessment, she thought it worked for her and started practicing.
  • Chaeyoung said that Tzuyu arrived in Korea with a huge padded jacket and didn't speak Korean, but that she was very pretty.

Jeongyeon

  • Birth Name: Yoo Jeong-yeon

  • Stage Name: Jeongyeon

  • Nicknames: No Jam Hyung, Ostrich, Yoojung Sunbae, Girl crush

  • Nationality: Korean

  • Birthday: November 1, 1996

  • Height: 167 cm (5 ft 5¾ in)

  • Hobbies: ?????

  • Jeongyeon was voted the toughest member, Nayeon says she is tough but also feminine.

  • Jeongyeon is the younger sister of actress Gong Seung Yeon.

  • A lot of people tell Jungyeon that she looks like BTOB Sungjae since she was a trainee.

  • When Jungyeon and Sungjae first met, she was startled by the resemblance.

  • The happiest moment of Jeongyeon's day is when she takes off her lenses.

  • Why is Jeongyeon called 'Ostrich'?
    Because of her tall look and her tendency to hide the face when put to blush.
    Her nickname is so well know that she even developed the 'Ostrich Dance':

Tzuyu

  • Birth Name: Chou Tzu-yu

  • Stage Name: Tzuyu

  • Nicknames: Savage maknae, Yoda, Chewie, Chewy, Chocolate

  • Nationality: Taiwanese

  • Birthday: June 14, 1999

  • Height: 169 cm (5 ft 6½ in)

  • Hobbies: ?????

  • Tzuyu wakes up very easily, and is always the first to get up.

  • Her older brother nicknamed her "Chocolate" because of her dark skin.

  • Tzuyu was voted in a poll in Korea as one of the 10 most beautiful female idols.

  • Tzuyu said it was very difficult at first when she arrived in Korea because she knew nothing of the language and missed her family very much.

  • Tzuyu says the foods she dislikes are the ones that aren't hot.

  • Tzuyu is so popular in Taiwan that she was subject of school exams questions.

  • Tzuyu inspired a video game
    One game designer was so inspired by Tzuyu‘s awesome skateboarding that they decided to create their own game around her. The game features a cute Tzuyu avatar and some good skateboarding action.
    According to the legend, who ever beat the game will earn a skateboard from Tzuyu.

Dahyun

  • Birth Name: Kim Da-hyun
  • Stage Name: Dahyun
  • Nicknames: Tofu, Dubu, Baby eagle, Dah-ong
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Birthday: May 28, 1998
  • Height: 161 cm (5 ft 3⅓ in)
  • Hobbies: ?????
  • Dahyun is afraid of animals.
  • A video of Dahyun dancing in the church went viral in 2013. The dance was called Eagle Dance.
  • After her viral video, Dahyun participated in Got7's “Stop Stop It” video.
  • Dahyun choosing his autograph, made one with the drawing of an eagle.
  • One of Dahyun's wishes before the debut was to attend one of JYPnation's shows.
  • Dahyun knows how to play the piano.

Alien Encounter

  • If Mina found an alien on the street, the first thing she would do would be to take a picture.
  • If Nayeon met an alien on the street she would say “Dibidibidip” to him.

Greetings

  • Nayeon's greeting is “Hello! I'm Twice's brilliant energy, Nayeon.”
  • Jeongyeon's greeting is “Hello! I am the charisma of the band, Jeongyeon.”
  • Momo's greeting is “Hello! I'm in charge of Twice's performances and stomach, Momo.”
  • Sana's greeting is “Hello! I'm Twice's cuteness and sensuality, Sana.”
  • Jihyo's greeting is “Hello! I'm Twice's microphone, Jihyo.”
  • Mina's greeting is “Hello! I'm Twice's Black Swan, Mina.”

Friendships

  • Jeongyeon and Momo are the “couple” of the group, Jeongyeon being the mother and Momo the father.
  • Momo and Sana met during the auditions and became great friends, their goal was to debut together.

Shared Rooms

  • Jihyo, Nayeon, Sana and Mina share the largest room.
  • Dahyun, Chaeyoung and Tzuyu share the room, known as the "Maknae Line" room.
  • Momo and Jeongyeon share a room, they are the only ones who share a bed.
  • Once Dahyun entered Momo and Jeongyeon's room and they were painting each other's nails.

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