The group consists of five beautiful and talented members, Yeji, Ryujin, Lia, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. The five of them are so talented in dancing and singing. All of them also can speak English fluently so we international fans who don’t speak Korean don’t need to worry about communicating with them in English! Anyway, we’re not going to talk about ITZY in general in this article. Instead, we will discuss one of the members in ITZY who is so charismatic and has a lot of fans, both male and female. This member is manly but also cute at the same time. It’s one of the gems in JYP Entertainment, ITZY’s Shin Ryujin! Ryujin is the center of the group as well as the main rapper, lead dancer, and sub vocalist. She was also known to be one of the participants in the Mix Nine reality show before she debuted. Not only that, she once appeared in BTS‘s music video before her debut. Even after ITZY debuted, Ryujin can’t stop making people fall in love with her performances on stage. She’s just too charismatic to handle. Ryujin is one of the girl crush icons in the K-pop industry. There are a lot of female K-pop idols who have this title given by their female fan. Some of them are solo singer Chungha, TWICE’s Jeongyeon, and the girl that we’re talking about in this article, Ryujin! Let’s see more of Ryujin’s charisma in the sections down below!
ITZY’s Ryujin’s Pre-Debut
Ryujin was born and raised in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea, on April 17th, 2001. She lived with her parents and an older brother. Ryujin’s family also raised two cats which they named Byeolli and Dallie which means Star and Moon. As a child, Ryujin was a good student. Even after middle school, or when she became a trainee, she still maintained being a good student. Ryuji who has an older brother has a close relationship with her only sibling. No wonder that after Ryujin made her debut, her brother proudly congratulated her on his social media. You must be wondering how this Seoul girl became an idol. How did she turn out to be a trainee, especially when she was enrolled in Gyeonggi All Girls’ High School? At that time, in 2015, Ryujin who was interested in K-pop was a fan of GOT7, the K-pop boy group from JYP Entertainment. As a big fan, Ryujin attended their fan meeting to meet her favorite idols. But, it turned out to be a scouting moment for her. Suddenly, there was someone who greeted her when she was in line for the toilet. At first, Ryujin was suspicious of them, but Ryujin thought that the person who greeted her and asked for her number was adorable so she couldn’t help but give them her number. It turned out that the person is one of JYP Entertainment’s scouters. Thanks to that moment, we all now can see the charismatic Ryujin from ITZY. If she didn’t attend that GOT7’s fan meeting, we can’t imagine what would have happened. But anyway, stan ITZY.
Ryujin as Your Girl Crush: Short Hair and Performing “Kick It” by NCT 127
Ryujin is popular with her “girl crush” image. As you already know, girl crush is a term that people use if there’s a girl, for example, a female K-pop idol, who makes fan-girls’ hearts go ba dump-ba dump just by seeing their charisma. Ryujin’s charisma also succeeded in stealing a lot of fan-girls’ hearts. One of the points of charisma of Ryujin is her iconic short hair. Let’s see how good Ryujin is with her short hair! What do you think of Ryujin’s hairstyle? She’s just too adorable, right? Since she has a tomboy aura, she really matches her short hairstyle. Can you imagine if she had a longer hairstyle? She must be still pretty! Not only her hairstyle but also some of Ryujin’s performances on stage make us fall in love with her charm. This is one of the moments when Ryujin made fan-girls’ hearts go ba dump-ba dump when she and other idols performed NCT 127‘s song “Kick It!”
What do you think of Ryujin’s performance? She’s really a girl crush! That’s all the info that we can gather about the girl crush, Ryujin from ITZY that we believe will make you understand more about her. If you have fallen for her charms, then don’t forget to keep supporting her as well as other ITZY members! Which of Ryujin’s charms do you like the most? Share your thoughts in the comments, please!