Somi (소미) is a Canadian-Korean singer currently signed under JYP Entertainment. She is a soloist singer, a member of girl group Unnies, and a member of Girls Next Door.

Somi initially became known for being a contestant in the reality survival show SIXTEEN in May 2015, but was eliminated in Episode 11 and hence did not debut as a member of the future girl group TWICE.[1]

Later in January 2016, she represented her company as a contestant in the reality survival show Produce 101, and finished the competition in first place, thus debuting as a member and the center of the group I.O.I.

From October 2016 until April 2017, Somi along with Wooshin (UP10TION) were the hosts for the sixth season of music television show, The Show.

Later in January 2017, Somi joined the variety show Sister's Slam Dunk, and debuted as a member of their special girl group Unnies in May 2017.

Somi then went onto being cast in the reality-drama show, Idol Drama Operation Team in May 2017, as a representative of I.O.I. She played the role of high school student named Bo-ram, and then later became part of a special girl group named Girls Next Door formed by her fellow cast members in July, 2017.


Early life

Somi was born in Canada to a Dutch-Canadian father and a Korean mother. She has triple citizenship: South Korean, Dutch, and Canadian.




Music video appearances


  • Somi, like her father, is a taekwondo black belt holder. She holds a third-degree black belt, but could not gain the fourth-degree black belt due to her being too young.
  • Somi was bullied as a child for being of mixed descent
  • She has trained for 1 year and 8 months, including SIXTEEN. If including Produce 101, then she has trained for exactly 2 years.
  • During the production of Produce 101, Somi has received the nickname "Vitamin" due to her beagle like personality
  • She has a younger sister named Evelyn.



  1. SIXTEEN Episode #11

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