CLC which stands for Crystal Clear is a South Korean female group founded in 2015 by Cube Entertainment. Seunghee, Yujin, Seungyeon, Sorn, Yeeun, and Eunbin are the group’s six members. In February 2021, Elkie officially departed the organization. Seunghee, Yujin, Seungyeon, Sorn, and Yeeun released their debut EP First Love on March 19, 2015.
In 2014, the five founding members of CLC (Seunghee, Yujin, Seungyeon, Sorn, and Yeeun) made their debut as backup dancers for G.NA. Prior to their formal debut, the trio gained attention through street performances to raise funds for disabled youngsters. Their first presentation was placed the day before at the Acts Hotel in Seoul, where they debuted their song for the first time. On M Countdown, they made their first appearance on a music show. Billboard announced on March 1, 2020, that the singles “Me” and “Devil” debuted at number 5 and 7, respectively, on the US World Digital Songs chart, months after their official debuts, with “Me” being the week’s second best-selling song, behind only BTS’ “Black Swan.”
Stage Name: Sorn (손/สร)
Birth Name: Chonnasorn Sajakul (ชลนสร สัจจกุล)
Korean Name: Kim So Eun (김소은)
Birthday: November 18th, 1996
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rat
Thai Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Western Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Official Height: 164 cm (5’5″) / Real Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Chonnasorn Sajakul was born on November 18, 1996, in Bangkok, Thailand. She is commonly known as Sorn is a Thai musician and online sensation located in South Korea. Sorn is multilingual as she can speak Korean, Thai, Chinese, and English.
She completed her education at Korea Kent Foreign School. Her mother enabled her to take voice training at the Grammy Vocal Studio in Bangkok as a youngster in order for her to accomplish her dream of becoming a singer. She was born into a wealthy family. Her father, Wanasthana Sajakul, was a former member of the Thai parliament and former manager of the Thailand national football team, and her half-brother, Teerapat Sajakul, is a well-known Thai actress and singer.
Sorn began attending an international school in Thailand when he was two years old. She was a student at Bangkok’s KIS International School.
Sorn competed in tvN’s K-Pop Star Hunt and won the first season in 2011.
Sorn traveled to Korea at the age of 15 to train at Cube Entertainment. She was the company’s first foreign, non-Korean trainee at the time. Before her debut, she recorded a song in English with G.NA called “Because You Are The One” in 2012. Sorn was announced to be the first member of the CLC female group. First Love, the group’s debut extended play, was released on March 19, 2015. Sorn started advocating for equitable royalty payments for international artists working in South Korea in 2017. She stated in a Facebook live broadcast that she was paid six times less than her Korean colleagues, although she also recognized that her agency tried to alleviate the situation. Sorn indicated in an Instagram story released in 2019 that the problem has been handled with the Federation of Korean Music Performers (FKMP).
Stage Name: Yeeun (예은)
Birth Name: Jang Ye Eun (장예은)
Birthday: August 10, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
Yeeun grew up in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea. She has a sibling who is older than her. She went to Dongbo Elementary School, Dongducheon Girls’ Middle School, and the Seoul School of Performing Arts. In February of this year, she graduated from the latter. Jang stated in an interview that the song “I Got a Boy” by Girls’ Generation was her biggest influence for pursuing K-pop.
Yeeun appeared in the music videos for G.NA’s “G.NA’s Secret” and BtoB’s “Beep Beep” in 2014. Yeeun also took part in promotional events for “G.NA’s Secret” as a backup dancer alongside other Cube Entertainment trainees.
In 2015, Yeeun was confirmed to be the primary rapper of the female group CLC. On March 19, 2015, the group made their formal debut with their debut single, “Pepe,” off their debut EP, First Love. Yeeun made her Greedilous runway debut at the 2018 F/W Hera Seoul Fashion Week. Yeeun is popular for wearing a bob cut throughout CLC promotions from 2018 to 2019, earning her the nickname ” ” (short-haired girl) in the media. Yeeun took part in both the Spring/Summer 2016 and Fall/Winter 2016 TBJ ads, with BtoB. Yeeun was introduced as the brand model for Cosio’s Super Glass Care Treatment range in August 2020.
Stage Name: Eunbin (은빈)
Birth Name: Kwon Eun Bin (권은빈)
Birthday: January 6, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 171 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
Kwon Eun-bin was born in Seoul on January 6, 2000. Her father is a photographer for journalists. She attended Wonmyong Elementary, Yangji Elementary, Onham Middle, and Hanlim Multi Art School. Eunbin rose to prominence on January 22, 2016, when she was announced as a competitor on Mnet’s reality girl group survival program, Produce 101. Produce 101’s goal was to create a girl group out of a pool of 101 female trainees from 46 different firms.
On Produce 101, Kwon Eun-bin represented Cube Entertainment with Jeon So-Yeon, who eventually debuted as the leader of (G)I-DLE, and Lee Yoon-Seo, a previous trainee at the firm. Eunbin was ousted from the competition in the tenth episode, and as a result, he did not make his debut as a member of the subsequent group, I.O.I.
Eunbin originally joined CLC in 2015 but remained a trainee owing to the postponement of the new album according to Cube Entertainment. She was unable to join the group to promote “High Heels” on music shows due to contractual constraints with Produce 101. The agency intended for Eunbin to begin promotions for “High Heels” if she was eliminated, or to postpone her activities with CLC if she finished in the top 11 on Produce 101. Eunbin made her catwalk debut for Jarrett at the 2018 F/W Hera Seoul Fashion Week on March 21, 2018. It was reported that Eunbin would make her television acting debut in the drama Bad Papa on June 26, 2018.
She was formally revealed as a member of the cast of the forthcoming KBS adaptation of the webtoon, At a Distance, Spring Is Green, in February 2021. She was cast as Wang Young-ran, a fourth-year P.E. student at Myeongil University.
Stage Name: Yujin (유진)
Birth Name: Choi Yu Jin (최유진)
Birthday: August 12th, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Official Height: 163 cm (5’4″) / Real Height: 162.1 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 42 kg (92 lbs)
Yujin was born in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, South Korea on August 12, 1996. She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in February 2015, at the age of 18 in Korea. She is the CLC’s longest-serving trainee, having been a trainee for almost four years before her debut in 2015.
Yujin participated in BtoB’s “Beep Beep” music video in 2014, with three of the soon-to-be CLC members, Sorn, Seungyeon, and Yeeun. In the same year, all five founding members of CLC featured in G.NA’s “Pretty Lingerie” music video as backup dancers and engaged in promotional activities. Yujin worked with then-Cube artist Yang Yo-seob on “Perfume”.Cube Entertainment revealed Yujin’s personal information and photographs on their official social media on March 13, 2015, as the fourth member of CLC after Yeeun, Sorn, and Seungyeon. According to Cube, Choi Yu-jin, who possesses all of the visual characteristics of a ‘heavenly idol,’ aspires to become the strongest idol’s ‘proportioner,’ despite her odd physical condition. She was presented as the group’s sub-vocalist and lead dancer, and she has a strong grasp and expressiveness of dance performance in genres such as belly dancing, popping, rocking, and house dance.
Stage Name: Seunghee (승희)
Birth Name: Oh Seung Hee (오승희)
Birthday: October 10th, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 161.4 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
She was born in Gwangju, South Korea. She completed her education at Cheongdam High School. She attended the “Mode Music Academy” dancing academy in Gwangju. In May 2012, she won the Gwangju/Jeollanam “1st Cube Star Auditions.” She then secured a deal with Cube Entertainment. As for her siblings, she has a sister and a younger brother.
She is very talented when it comes to playing instruments as she can play the guitar and the piano. Her hobby is arranging the refrigerator which suggests that she is a clean freak. her favorite foods are apples and pizza. Seunghee is also known as Little Hani and ‘It’s a Duck.’She performs ‘Curious,’ an OST for the drama “Plus Nine Boys,” with BTOB member Sungjae. The CUBE females that perform ‘Perfume’ ft BEAST/Highlight’ Yeoseob are Seunghee and Yujin. Apink’s Park Chorong and Alicia Keys are Seunghee’s role models. She has a penchant for overcooking food, which she attributes to her mother. Her pastime is poetry writing. She also starred in BtoB’s “The Winter Tales”, G.NA’s “Pretty Lingerie” and, “2nd Confession” MV.
Stage Name: Seungyeon (승연)
Birth Name: Jang Seung Yeon (장승연)
Birthday: November 6th, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 163 cm (5’4″)
Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
Seungyeon was born in the South Korean city of Seongnam, Gyeonggi. Before her debut, she trained for 4 years. She is also bilingual as she can speak both Japanese and Korean. As for her educational background, she graduated from the Seoul School of Performing Arts. she is also very good at sports as she is very athletic and even practiced clubs for a month. She also loves pizza a lot but is clumsy at times.
Because of her athletic abilities, she even won 2nd place in ISAC. As she is a prankster she maintains the group’s enthusiasm by joking around with the other members. She says she likes collecting things so she has a collection of beanies and earrings. She dances to relieve tension.
Lee Hyori is her role model.