Kim Ji-yeon (Hangul: 김지연), better known as Bona (보나), was born on August 19, 1995 (age 24) in Daegu, South Korea. She is the lead dancer, sub-vocalist, sub-rapper[citation needed] and visual[citation needed] of the South Korean-Chinese girl group Cosmic Girls and is a member of its Wonder Unit.[1] She made her acting debut in 2017 in the KBS2 drama Hit the Top. [5][6]


Before joining Starship Entertainment, Bona was a trainee under Cube Entertainment and trained with them for six years. She joined Starship Entertainment in 2015. She was revealed to be a member of Cosmic Girls and its Wonder Unit on December 15, 2015 and proceeded to debut with them on February 25, 2016 with their debut mini-album Would You Like? and the single "MoMoMo".[3][7] On December 21, she took part in a cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" along with SeolA, EXY, Eunseo, Cheng Xiao, Mei Qi and Dayoung.[8]

In 2017, she made her acting debut in the KBS2 drama Hit the Top, and was cast as the female lead in the teen drama Girls' Generation 1979.[9]


Television SeriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2017 Hit the Top Do Hye-ri KBS2 Supporting role[5][6]
Girls' Generation 1979 Lee Jung-hee Lead role[9]
2018 Radio Romance DJ Jay Cameo[citation needed]
Your House Helper Im Da-young Lead role[10][11]

Variety ShowsEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2018 Happy Together 3 KBS2 Guest[12]

Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Event Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2017 2017 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama Girls' Generation 1979 Nominated [citation needed]
Best New Actress Hit the Top, Girls' Generation 1979 Nominated
2018 Korea First Brand Awards Best Female Idol-Actress Your House Helper Won [13]

Official LinksEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bona's "MoMoMo" profile.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Profiles on the Official Website.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wonder Unit Reveal Teaser Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  4. Dream Your Dream ενύπνιον Unit teaser.
  5. 5.0 5.1 WJSN Bona's Acting Debut as an Idol Trainee. enews24 (In Korean)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cosmic Girls' Bona to debut on TV drama. Kpop Herald
  7. Cosmic Girls Makes Long-Awaited Debut. Yonhap Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  8. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Cover. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Official Position - Cosmic Girls' Bona 'Girls' Generation' Era... Daegu High School Girl Transformation. Osen (In Korean)
  10. Cosmic Girls' Bona Appeared in Your House Helper... Advertising Company Internship Role TenAsia (In Korean)
  11. WJSN's Bona says members are supportive of her screenwork Kpop Herald
  12. Park Eun-Hye to Appear on TV for the First Time Since Divorce Through Happy Together. Kpoplove. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  13. Winners of 2019 Korea First Brand Awards. Soompi Retrieved December 22, 2018.
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