She was a contestant on the first season of Produce 101.
Life and career
She was born in Gimje, North Jeolla, South Korea and later moved to Anyang, Gyeonggi. She is currently attending Hanyang Women's University.
2012-present: Produce 101, I.O.I, gugudan, and solo career
In 2012, Sejeong participated in the second season of competition television show K-Pop Star 2, at the age of 16, but she was eliminated in the second round, ranking audition, but was later brought back to the show as a wild card by the CEO of YG Entertainment Yang Hyun-suk. She was ultimately eliminated in the final casting round.
In 2016 Sejeong was a contestant on the survival show Produce 101. She ranked 2nd place in the program, thus making her a member of the girl group I.O.I. She was a a member of I.O.I until the group disbandment on January 29, 2017. She was absent from I.O.I's first single "Whatta Man" promotion's due to her promoting gugudan's debut EP.
In November 23, 2016, Kim participated in Jellyfish's music channel project Jelly Box and released her first single "Flower Way", the single was produced by Zico. The single was very successful and topped a lot of major music charts. On November 30, she received her first music award as a solo artist in the show Show Champion.
- "Flower Way" (2016)
- "Love or Not" (with Taeil) (2017)
- "Star Blossom" (with Doyoung) (2017)
- "2018 National Football Team Cheering Album 'We, the Reds'" (with Various Artists) (2018)
- "Legend of the Blue Sea OST Part.10" (2017)
- "Mr. Sunshine OST Part.13" (2018)
- "School 2017" (KBS2) (2017) - lead role
- "Get It Beauty" (OnStyle) (2017)
- She represents the number 3 within her group, gu9udan.
- During the course of Produce 101, she got the nickname "God Sejong" because she remained in first and second places and never going lower than that.
- She trained for 1 year and 7 months until December 2015 when she participated in Produce 101. If including Produce 101, it would been 1 years and 11 months.