Normally, people get around seven girls to be in an idol group. However, fans are now blessed with the trend of big groups with more than 10 members. One of those is the up and rising girl group called COSMIC GIRLS.
Cosmic Girls is a 13-member girl group formed under the partnership of South Korean company Starship Entertainment and Chinese company Yuehua Entertainment. The group originally debuted with 12 members on February 25, 2016 with the EP “Would You Like?”. Later on, a thirteenth member, Yoenjung, who was a part of I.O.I, was added to the group.
The group is currently composed of members Seola, Xuanyi, BonamExy, Soobin, Luda, Dawon, Eunseo, Cheng Xiao, Meiqi, Yeoreum, Dayoung, and Yeonjung.
Name: Chu Sojung
Birthday: November 6, 1995
Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
EXY may not be the group’s visual but she sure did play a big role in making the group famous. During the second season of the hit rap show “UnprettyRapstar”, EXY joined as a contestant and made a name for herself and for her group. Even with her rapping skills being her primary skill, EXY appeared on the show “King of Masked Singer” and showcased her singing prowess. And since the group had an outerspace and stars concept, each member was assigned a zodiac sign. Her zodiac symbol is Scorpio.
Name: Kim Hyunjung
Birthday: December 24, 1994
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Seola represents the zodiac Sagittarius even though her real zodiac is Capricorn. She is in a unit together with Dayoung, EXY, Eunso, Cheng Xiao, Soobin, and Yeoreum called “YTeen” alongside Monsta X. Prior to her debut, she appeared in a music video of Boyfriend’s “Janus”. She has also participated in singing an OST for a Korean drama with Monsta X’s Kihyun. Together, they sang “Love Virus” which is a soundtrack of the hit TV show “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim”.
Name: Wu Xuan Yi
Birthday: January 26, 1995
Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Xuan Yi was born in Hainan, China. Her zodiac representation in the group is the Aquarius. In the Chinese version of the hit survival show Produce 101, Xuan Yi joined along with other members of the group and placed second. This made her a member of the temporary girl group called “Rocket Girls” who will be promoting for two years; thus, she won’t be very active with Cosmic Girls as of the moment.
Name: Kim Jiyeon
Birthday: August 19, 1995
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Visual
Before joining Cosmic Girls, Bona was actually a trainee at Cube for six years. This is why she is close to all the members of BtoB. Aside from being an idol, Bona has also started her acting career. Among the dramas that she appeared on are “The Best Hit”, “Girl’s Generation 1979”, and Your House Helper”.
Name: Park Soobin
Birthday: September 14, 1996
Position: Main Vocalist
While Soobin is the group’s main vocalist, she really has not been doing a lot of solo activities. Aside from being a part of Cosmic Girls, she is also a part of the unit YTEEN with other Cosmic Girls members and Monsta X.
Name: Lee Luda
Birthday: March 6, 1997
Position: Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
While being an exceptional performer in Cosmic Girls, Luda is also excelling in studies. She appears in a variety show called “Tutor” along with Seventeen’s Vernon and Pentagon’s Hongseok as a science tutor. Luda is also not the healthiest person you may know. She has a recorded case of astigmatism and rhinitis. This is why she is very careful when going out. She is also a part of the show called “Dunia: Into a New World”.
Name: Nam Dawon
Birthday: April 16, 1997
Position: Main Vocalist
Dawon is the fittest member of the group. She makes sure that she exercises. She goes swimming in the morning and does pilates in the evening. This is why she gets high praises for having a fit body from her members and from people around her. However, Dawon can be clumsy and she gets in minor trips and slips.
Name: Son Juyeon
Birthday: May 27, 1998
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Eunseo, along with Dayoung, is the group’s best cook. Before becoming a trainee at Starship, she once trained with Pledis. Some of you might be familiar with her as she has appeared in Monsta X’s music video for “rush”. Eunseo is also quite a strong girl. She can run really fast and has won a bronze medal on ISAC. She is also a part of “Real Men 300” where she was praised as the only female recruit capable of doing a full set of push-ups.
Name: Cheng Xiao
Birthday: July 15, 1998
Position: Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Visual, Center
Cheng Xiao was born in Shenzhen, China. Cheng Xiao shot to fame when she joined the rhythmic gymnastics competition on ISAC where she displayed not only her flexibility but also her gracefulness. One would think that she is a professional gymnast with her performance! Cheng Xiao will be making her debut as an actress by being a part of the film “Legend of Awakening”.
Name: Meng Mei Qi
Birthday: October 15, 1998
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
Mei Qi is in charge of the sexy concepts of Cosmic Girls. Along with Xuan Yi, Mei Qi joined the Chinese version of Produce 101 and placed first. She will be promoting with Rocket Girls and Cosmic Girls side by side.
Name: Lee Jinsuk
Birthday: January 10, 1999
Position: Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Yeoreum is rather quiet. She does not talk much but when she does, it’s full of aegyo and her members just can’t resist her cuteness. Her stage name in English means “summer” which is why she gives off a fresh and vibrant vibe.
Name: Lim Dayoung
Birthday: May 14, 1999
Position: Lead Vocalist
Dayoung is the group’s representative when it comes to variety shows. She is full of a sense of humor and is very witty. She is best known for her similarities with the comedian Shin Dongyeob. She also joined as a contestant on KPOP Star 1.
Name: Yoo Yeonjung
Birthday: August 3, 1999
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae, Center
Prior to becoming a member of Cosmic Girls, Yeonjung had her shot to fame by being a member of the sensational girl group, I.O.I, which was the product of the very first season of Produce 101. After showcasing her talent in singing, Yeonjung also tried her hands at acting by appearing in the hit drama “Hwayugi” in a cameo role. She’s also my favorite member because of her really amazing singing skills.
Cosmic Girls is still young. They still have a lot of future ahead of them. I’m just glad that they are slowly getting the recognition they deserve now. Among the songs that they released, I liked their debut singles the best. I think “MoMoMo” and “Catch Me” perfectly captured the duality of the group. It was also nice that the group has experimented with many concepts and finally found the perfect place where they fit in. I hope their success continues with the members being individually known and acclaimed.