Yu Ji-min (Hangul: 유지민), also known by her stage name Karina (Hangul: 카리나), is a member of the South Korean girl group aespa.
Career[edit | edit source]
2020: aespa debut[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Special Abilities: Halli Galli and picking things up using feet
- Nicknames: Rina, Karomi
- Favorite Words: kiyeowo (cute), ppueng, ueng
- Favorite Color: blue
- Favorite Season: spring
- Favorite Animals: cats that act like dogs, tigers, crocodiles, and sharks
- Favorite Food: donkatsu (pork cutlet), carbonated drinks, jelly, and butter caramel pringles
- Favorite Movie: Tangled, Frozen
- First impression of members:
- She has a habit of cracking her knuckles.
- In order to relieve stress, she likes to eat good food, go shopping, and reading in a quiet place.
- She says her weakness is having bad memory and being shy.
- The other members voted her as most coward because she gets scared at small sounds.
- She collects lipsticks and loves giving lipsticks as birthday presents.
- She wants to learn how to cook, makeup, and producing.
- She is Catholic, and her name “Karina” came from her baptism name “Katarina”.
- She wears her rosary ring during important schedules.
- She likes green tea and barley tea.
- She does not like Americano because it's too bitter.
- She was the second member to be revealed.
- She appeared in Taemin's "Want" music video as a back-up dancer. She also promoted with him.
- She was confirmed to be a trainee in October 2020, when the company took legal action on malicious rumors about her.
- Before joining SM Entertainment, Karina trained at the BORN Star Training Center as a Vocalist.
- Karina got casted through a direct message from a SM recruiter on Instagram. At first she thought it was fake until they sent their business card.
- Karina was actively doing covers, including English songs and dance covers. She did a cover of Jennie's part in Blackpink's "Boombayah".
- She starred in the live virtual showcase for Hyundai's Tucson along with Kai of EXO.
- She has an older sister.
- She uses the iPhone 11 Pro silver.
- Her stage name "Karina" was chosen out of several different candidates. Others included 우아/Woo Ah (elegant), Jasmine, 지온/Zeon 
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|Members||Karina • Giselle • Winter • Ningning|
|Avatars||æ-KARINA • æ-GISELLE • æ-WINTER • æ-NINGNING|
|Digital Singles||Black Mamba • Forever • Next Level|
|Title Tracks||Black Mamba • Forever • Next Level|
|Unreleased Songs||SYNK • Run|
|Youtube Series||MY time, aespa! • MerrY MerrY aespa • Forever Fairies • SYNK TIME with aespa|
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