GFriend Member Profile: Umji (엄지)

Variety Show Appearances

IMPORTANT!!! I have moved to Korea since I created this blog, and I have discovered that many videos – especially ones that are uploaded by fans with English subs – have been blocked on Korean YouTube and other websites.  So unfortunately, I cannot watch most of these videos or verify the links anymore.  This also means I cannot add as many videos as before because they simply are not available in my region.  I’m sorry if you click on something and it’s no longer there, but there’s not really any way for me to check! – Katherine


This was a girl group special episode – Eunha and Umji appeared with members of Lovelyz, April, Cosmic Girls, Weki Meki, and (G)I-DLE. I don’t see any subbed clips on YouTube so far, but I’ll add one if it comes up.

Knowing Brothers
Also known as Ask Us Anything and Men on a Mission
(아는 형님)
Episode 253 (with Eunha)
A popular variety show featuring a fixed cast of well-known comedians and variety stars. It’s known for its “high school” classroom setting and promoted use of informal language.  Celebrity guests come as “transfer students” and tell stories about themselves to get to know the cast better.  Sometimes there are also other segments that feature missions or games. 


Idol Room
JTBC (episodes on V-Live)
Episode 18
A K-pop centered variety show with former Weekly Idol hosts Jung Hyungdon and Defconn.  It generally features standard dance and mission corners, tailoring the games to the group or a specific member. Umji appeared on Sunmi’s episode as a fan along with Yoojung (Weki Meki) and Kim Jongmin. Normally, V-Live has a playlist of the episode, but I can’t find it. So, I have linked certain clips below:

  • Umji and Yoojung telling about how they are fans of Sunmi here
  • Yoojung and Umji (and Jongmin?) dancing to Sunmi and Wonder Girls songs here
  • Umji and Yoojung participating in a quiz battle about Sunmi (with Sunmi herself XD) here


Umji was the third member of GFriend to compete on King of Mask Singer. As of 2020, Sowon is the only member who hasn’t appeared on the show.

King of Masked Singer
(미스터리 음악쇼 복면가왕)
Episodes 129-130
A singing competition show similar to The Voice (in that you don’t initially know who’s performing). Contestants perform head to head in three elimination rounds, but their identities are hidden by elaborate masks and costumes. Thus, the panelists may only judge the winner based on his or her voice.

SOURCES: YouTube, Source Music, Big Hit Labels, V-Live, 1theK (“The Way” MV), JTBC, KBS, MBC, Soompi (1), Wikipedia (1)(2)

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