Nayoung (나영) is a South Korean singer under Pledis Entertainment. She was the lead rapper and leader of the girl group I.O.I. She is also part of Pledis' girl group PRISTIN and its sub-unit PRISTIN V.

Before she became a trainee under Pledis, she auditioned twice for JYP Entertainment. In 2016 she was in the survival show Produce 101 and ranked tenth in the final round, giving her a spot in I.O.I.


Music video appearances


  • Nayoung has various nicknames, one of them being "Stone Nayoung". The reason for the nickname is because during the production of Produce 101, she was always be portrayed having the same expression over and over again.
  • The lyrics for the group's debut album's, Chrysalis, intro "I.O.I" were penned by Nayoung and Yoojung. Additionally, both members also co-wrote the rap lyrics for the album's title track, "Dream Girls".
  • She is a big fan of groups SHINee and Girls' Generation.
  • She has trained for 4 years and 3 months, if including Produce 101, then she has trained for 4 years and 7 months. Coincidentally, this is the same amount of time with her fellow rapper in I.O.I, Yoojung.
  • She failed JYP Entertainment's auditions three times and SM Entertainment's auditions once.[1]