Karina Real Name, Age, Height, Wiki, Boyfriend, Husband, Parents, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Karina Biography – Karina Wiki

Karina is a South Korean singer, rapper, and dancer. She is the leader of the South Korean girl group Aespa, formed by SM Entertainment in November 2020.

She is also a member of the supergroup Got the Beat, which debuted on January 3, 2022.

Born in South Korea, she attended Hansol High School until she was discovered by an SM talent scout through social media. She then dropped out to focus on training and later obtained a GED certificate.

Karina was first scouted by an SM Entertainment representative through social media and trained for 4 years before her debut. As a trainee, she appeared in labelmate Taemin’s music video for the song “Want” in February 2019 and performed with him on several music programs in the following weeks.

Karina also appeared alongside labelmate Kai for Hyundai and SM’s virtual showcase, The All-New Tucson, Beyond DRIVE.

On October 27, 2020, SM revealed Karina as the second member of Aespa. She debuted as the leader of the group on November 17, 2020, with the digital single “Black Mamba”.

On December 17, 2021, she was announced to be a member of SM’s supergroup Got the Beat alongside bandmate Winter and other female labelmates such as BoA, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and Hyoyeon, and Red Velvet members Seulgi and Wendy.

In April 2022, Karina was selected as a goodwill ambassador for Maeil Business Newspaper’s “Clean Campaign”.

On September 22, 2023, Karina released the single “Sad Waltz” for the Netflix TV series Song of the Bandits. On November 30, it was announced that she will take part in the Netflix unscripted show Agents of Mystery which is scheduled to air in 2024.

In November 2023, Lotte Chilsung appointed Karina as the official spokesperson for their “Kloud Krush” alcoholic beverage. In December, Vogue Korea announced Karina as the new face of YSL Beauty’s “Rouge Pur Couture” lipstick line.

Converse Korea appointed her as their new ambassador in January 2024.

Karina Age

She was born Yu Ji-min on April 11, 2000 in Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea.

Karina Husband

On February 27, 2024, Dispatch reported that Karina and actor Lee Jae-wook were dating. Both of their agencies confirmed the news. The two became closer after attending the Prada show at Milan Fashion Week in January 2024.

Karina Parents

The singer was born and raised in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, to a family consisting of her parents and an older sister.


Her Instagram handle is @karina__aespa.