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최빛나 (Eng: Choi Bitna, also known as Ashley) is the second vocalist and the leader of LADIES' CODE.

Biography

She was born in Incheon, South Korea on November 9th, 1991, but moved to Queens, New York when she was young.[2]

She attended Seomyun Elementary School in Korea. In New York, she attended PS 107Q (Thomas A. Doole Elementary School), IS 25Q (Adrien Block Junior High School), Benjamin N. Caraozo High School, and Hunter College.[3]

She’s fluent in both Korean and English. She also knows basic Japanese and Spanish, having taken six years of Spanish classes in middle/high school and Japanese classes when she was a trainee.[4]

Prior to her debut, she was best known for her k-pop dance covers on her YouTube channel “ashleych0i”, which she started in 2007.[5]

Before joining Polaris, she was a trainee at Cube Entertainment.[6]

Career

→ see LADIES' CODE
→ see Discography
Ashley was featured on a HUMMING URBAN STEREO song with Brown Bunny, called HAWAIIAN COUPLE, released on May 21st, 2014.

In late November 2016, it was announced that Ashley would be a DJ on Arirang's K-Poppin' radio show, along with DJ Isak (Isak N Jiyeon). She was on the show until mid-March 2017.

Starting in early February 2017, Ashley was an MC on Arirang's Stylecast show, along with Alexander (U-KISS). Her final episode as an MC was released in late June.

Ashley was once again a radio DJ starting in August, for Double Date on tbs eFM. She co-hosted the show along with Kevin Oh. She left the show in mid-October.

In early February 2018, Ashley revived her old YouTube channel and renamed it to "Ashley B Choi". She made her old dance cover videos private, and began uploading vlogs.

Soon after, Ashley became a radio DJ on Arirang's Sound K show, starting on February 19th.

In late June, it was announced that Ashley would have a solo comeback in July with a sexy concept.[7] The single HERE WE ARE was released on July 17th, 2018.

Trivia

  • She has a younger brother named Tyler.[8][9]
  • Her cousin chose her and her brother's English names when they moved to America.[10]
  • She has a dog named Kiwi.[11]
  • Ashley has loved Sailor Moon ever since she was young and has an extensive collection of merchandise.[12]
  • She also really loves sweet potatoes.[13]
  • Ashley shared a dorm room with Sojung before the group debuted. She then shared her room with EunB and Rise, but now has her own room.[14][15][9]
  • At the Jamsil Baseball Stadium on April 1st, 2014, LADIES' CODE performed before the beginning of the LG Twins baseball game. The girls wore jerseys with their names on the back along with a number. Ashley's number was 11.
  • On July 7th, 2018, Ashley threw the opening pitch at the Lotte Giants baseball game at the Sajik Baseball Stadium. She wore a jersey with her name on the back along with a number. Her jersey number was 17.
  • She has five known tattoos:[16]
    • a pair of angel wings above EunB and Rise's death dates in roman numerals (IX.III.VII.MMXIV or 9.3.7.2014) on the back of her neck[17]
    • a mandorla or vesica piscis behind her left ear, matching with her friend[17]
    • a small cross on her inner right wrist
    • a peace sign on her inner left wrist
    • a small crescent moon on her outer left ankle[18]

References

  1. Her Daum Cafe profile says she is 166 cm tall, but her official website and Naver profiles say she is 167.
  2. Koreaboo - "13 Heartwarming Questions Answered by Ladies Code in Past Interviews"
  3. The Star profile - translated by ladiescode
  4. iHeartRadio - INTERVIEW: Ladies' Code Talks About Life Beyond ‘The Rain'
  5. YouTube - ashleych0i
  6. iHeartRadio - "INTERVIEW: Ladies' Code Talks About Life Beyond ‘The Rain'"
  7. Naver - [단독 레이디스 코드 애슐리, 오는 7월 데뷔 5년만에 솔로 출격] 
  8. @ashleybchoi on Instagram
  9. 9.0 9.1 V LIVE - LADIES` CODE "MYST3RY한 3주년 집들이"
  10. @LC__Ashley on Twitter
  11. @LC__Ashley on Twitter
  12. YouTube - POPS IN SEOUL-Ladies′ Code (Kiss Kiss) 레이디스코드 (KISS KISS)
  13. V LIVE - 레이디스 코드 한강 등장↗↗ 두둥💕 8:08
  14. Koreaboo - 13 Heartwarming Questions Answered By Ladies Code In Past Interviews
  15. YouTube - LADIES'CODE리얼리티 EP #01
  16. dadaxla - LADIES’ CODE’s known tattoos!
  17. 17.0 17.1 SoundK 180605
  18. YouTube - Getting my 5th tattoo in Hongdae! // Vlog #4
Ashley
Discography Singles  HERE WE ARE
Songs  HERE WE AREANSWER
Featured  HAWAIIAN COUPLE
Group  LADIES' CODE
Official Links  YouTubeInstagramTwitter
LADIES' CODE
Members  Rise † • AshleyEunB † • SojungZuny
Discography EPs  CODE#01 나쁜여자CODE#02 PRETTY PRETTYSTRANG3R
Singles  Hate YouSo Wonderful꽃할배수사대 OST Part 1KISS KISS아파도 웃을래MYST3RYMYST3Re:
Songs  Intro... Bad Girl나쁜여자SuperGirlDada La안울래Hate YouPolaris Club예뻐 예뻐I'm Fine Thank YouSo Wonderful미치게 훅가게KISS KISS아파도 웃을래My FlowerGalaxyChaconneMy Flower (Blossom mix)Galaxy (the 3dge mix)Chaconne (Arieta mix)LoreleiThe RainJane DoeButterfly그럴 땐
Information  HistoryDiscographyMerchandiseLavely
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