Yesterday we looked at 17 male K-Pop idols who are the only children in their family, and interestingly, there seem to be even fewer female idols in the K-Pop industry who don’t have any siblings! In fact, there seem to be quite a few sister pairs that have ended up being K-Pop idols together, sometimes in the same company or even the same group. These 13 female idols, however, grew up as the only child in their family, but it didn’t stop any of them from thriving as performers!
1. Sana (TWICE)
Sana was born in Tennōji-ku, Osaka, Japan, on December 29, 1996, and is the only member of TWICE that’s an only child! Her parents have both been seen on camera and have made it obvious where she gets her good looks from, and she has said before that she’s particularly close to her father, and even to this day will run up and have him give her a piggyback ride when she sees him!
2. Wheein (MAMAMOO)
Wheein was born in Jeonju, South Korea, on April 17, 1995. Her parents actually got divorced in 2012 due to her father causing stressful and dangerous financial issues for their family. She has been estranged from him since then, and grew up with her mother, who she seems very close to.
3. Seohyun (Girls’ Generation)
Seohyun was born in Seoul, South Korea on June 28, 1991, and is the only member of Girls’ Generation without any siblings! Her mother was the chairman at a piano school, and began teaching Seohyun how to play at a young age which kickstarted her interest in music. While they didn’t encourage her to become an idol, she has said that their support helped her to choose the path she ended up on!
4. Sohee (Rocket Punch)
Sohee was born in Osaka, Japan, on August 14, 2003, though she grew up mostly in Gimpo, South Korea. Not a lot is known about her parents, but she apparently was born in Osaka because her father was working there at the time, and they moved back to South Korea when she was just three months old!
5. Yoojung (Weki Meki)
Yoojung was born in Guri, South Korea, on November 12, 1999. Her parents reportedly own a Western-style restaurant, which she actually worked in part-time in a year or two ago while she was taking a break from the K-Pop industry to focus on her health!
6. Dayoung (Cosmic Girls)
Dayoung was born in Jeju, South Korea, on May 14, 1999, and is one of two members of Cosmic Girls that is an only child. Similarly to Wheein, her parents also got divorced back in 2006 due to her father accumulating debt under her mother’s name and ended up leaving Seoul. Fortunately it sounds like her mother is living well with a new partner in Jeju now!
7. Jennie (BLACKPINK)
Jennie was born in Seoul, South Korea, on January 16, 1996, and is one of two members of BLACKPINK that has no brothers or sisters! Her mother is a director and shareholder at entertainment company CJ&M, and her father allegedly owns a hospital, though it’s also been said that he’s not an active part of her family since she hasn’t talked about him very much. She spent five years of her childhood by herself in New Zealand to study, so she’s definitely used to the independent life that already comes with being an only child!
8. Miyeon ((G)I-DLE)
Miyeon was born in Incheon, South Korea, on January 31, 1997, and is yet another one of two members of her group that is an only child! Her father already loved music and inspired Miyeon to develop a love for singing, and both of her parents supported her by sending her to music schools to help improve her skills. We love supportive parents, especially for their only child!
9. Yeojin (LOONA)
Yeojin was born in Seoul, South Korea, on November 11, 2002. She was quite young when she started with LOONA in 2017, and her parents wanted her to focus on her education and make sure she did well even with her new idol life, which is definitely understandable, especially since she didn’t have any siblings for them to focus on!
10. Somyi (DIA)
Somyi was born in Changwon, South Korea, on January 26, 2000. She hasn’t really spoken about he family or home life growing up, but maybe one day she’ll feel comfortable opening up a little more.
11. Yuqi ((G)I-DLE)
Yuqi was born in Beijing, China, on September 23, 1999, and is the second member of (G)I-DLE without siblings. She was (and still is!) extremely intelligent, surely making her parents proud, and even ended up in prestigious schools that are difficult to get into. Because of her success in school, her parents were hesitant about her pursuing a music career, but they eventually relented and let her chase her dream!
12. Lisa (BLACKPINK)
Lisa was born in Buriram Province in Thailand on March 27, 1997, but she moved to Bangkok when she was 3 and grew up there. She and Jennie both don’t have any siblings, making half of BLACKPINK sibling-less! Not much is known about her father, since she was raised almost entirely by her mother and her step-father, the latter of which is a famous chef.
13. Mei Qi (Cosmic Girls)
Mei Qi was born in Luoyang, China, on October 15, 1998, and is the second member of Cosmic Girls that doesn’t have any siblings! Because she is an only child and her parents worked a lot when she was a child, she learned to be independent at a young age.