Momo Hirai, popularly known as Momo, is a famous Japanese singer, rapper, and dancer based in South Korea. She is one of the most famous singers and Dance, who rose to fame as one of the prominent members of the South Korean girl group Twice, formed by JYP Entertainment. Moreover, she is the third oldest member of the K-pop girl group, Twice, as the main dancer, vocalist, and sub-rapper. Momo is a multitalented and hardworking girl who was signed on as a JYP Entertainment trainee with fellow Japanese member Sana Minatozaki, who also went on to become a member of Twice. MOmo debuted in 2015 as a member of the South Korean girl group Twice under JYP Entertainment and later in Gallup Korea’s annual music poll. She was voted the 20th most popular idol in South Korea. She is one of the most popular non-Korean K-pop stars. She is known by many names in the South Korean dance industry. Some call her a “dance machine” because of her physical fitness and body movements, while others call her an “eating machine” as she is a big food lover. As of now, she lives in South Korea along with her teammates Jihyo, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu.
Momo Hirai was born on November 9, 1996, in Kyoto, Japan. She is the younger daughter of her parents after her elder sister, Hana Hirai. Momo was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan with her elder sister, Hana Hirai. Momo and her elder sister Hana both auditioned for JYP Entertainment on April 13, 2012. However, she was the only one who made it. Momo is a very talented and hard-working singer and dancer who is most confident in dancing to urban music. She is also good at dancing to hip-hop songs. Momo began dancing at a very young age, decided to become a singer because of Amuro Namie, and got into K-pop after watching Rain and Lee Hyori. During her early days, she trained at the Step Out Dance Studio and was scouted by JYP Entertainment after they saw a dance video of her and her older sister.
Momo, who was chosen by the JYP traineeship, was given the roles of a supporting vocalist, a sub-rapper, and the main dancer in Twice. In 2014, she appeared in the music videos for Got7’s “Stop Stop It” and the Japanese MV for Junho’s “Feel”. In the following year, “R.O.S.E.” and Miss A’s “Only You.” In 2015, Momo became a contestant on the reality girl group survival show, Sixteen. Originally, she was eliminated in the sixth episode of the series. In the same year, during October, Twice made their debut with the single “Ooh-Aah” and rose to the title of “The Nation’s Girl Group.” In 2016, Momo appeared in Min Kyung-hoon and Kim Hee-chul released a digital single called “Sweet Dream.” Momo also appeared in the music video for Park Jin Young’s “Fire” that year, alongside Jimin Park, Conan O’Brien, and Steven Yeun.
Talking about her personal life, as of now she is 25 years old, single, and unmarried. Momo, who is a very confident singer and dancer, started her career with the help of JYP Entertainment. But her parents were initially against her career choice. From the various sources and interviews with Momo, we came to know that her favorite activities are watching dramas, weight training, listening to music, and eating. Momo likes dolls and stuffed toys. Despite being allergic to dogs, she has three pet dogs named Pudding, Petco, and Lucky.
|Date of Birth||November 9, 1996|
|Age||25 Years (2021)|
|Birth Place||Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan|
Momo (Twice) Career
Hirai Momo was spotted by JYP Entertainment after they saw a dance video of her with her elder sister. later on, they went for an audition and were selected. Subsequently, Momo moved to South Korea for her training, eventually becoming a K-pop idol. In 2014, she was featured in GOT7’s music video for “Stop Stop It” as well as in Junho’s “Feel”. Later on, she appeared in Miss A’s “Only You” and Wooyoung’s “R.O.S.E”.
in 2015, Momo participated in the reality show ‘Sixteen’. Although she was eliminated in the 6th episode, she was later brought back in the series finale. In October 2015, Momo officially debuted as a member of Twice with their first extended play, The Story Begins accompanied by the lead single “Like Ooh-Ahh”. In 2019, Momo was ranked as the tenth most popular female K-pop idol in a survey of soldiers doing mandatory military service in South Korea.
List of songs Momo (Twice)
|“Shot Thru the Heart”||2018|
Momo (Twice) Television shows
|2016||Hit the Stage|
|2017||Real Class – Elementary Kid Teachers||Cast|
Momo (Twice) Hosting
|2016||Suwon K-pop Super Concert|
Momo (Twice) Family
|Father Name||Name Not Known|
|Mother Name||Name Not Known|
|Husband / Wife||N/A|
Momo (Twice) Relationship / Marital Status & Many More
|Affairs / Boyfriend||Single|
Momo (Twice) Physical Stats
|Height||In Centimeter – 165 cm|
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
|Weight||In Kilogram- 54 Kg|
In Pounds – 119lbs
Momo (Twice) Favorite
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Pasta, Burger|
|Favorite Color||Red, Yellow, Blue, Green|
|Favorite Destination||New York, Paris, Maldives|
|Hobbies||watching dramas, weight training, listening to music, and eating.|
Momo (Twice) Education
|Educational Qualification||High School Pass|
Momo (Twice) Net Worth
|Net Worth||$ 4 MIllion Doller|
Some Unknown facts about Momo (Twice)
- Momo was born in Japan.
- Momo doesn’t know how to ride a bicycle.
- Momo and Sana both entered JYP Entertainment on the same day, so many people thought they were twins.
- Sana and Momo were both accepted into JYP at the same time and even traveled from Japan to Korea together.
- Jeongyeon and Momo share a room in TWICE dorms. They share a bed.
- Momo hates eating watermelon and cucumbers and drinking water.
- Momo has 3 family dogs, who are named Petco, Pudding, and Lucky.
- Momo has appeared in several MVs including Got7’s “Stop Stop It,” Miss A’s “Only You,” 2 PM Junho’s “Feel” Japanese MV, and 2PM Wooyoung’s “R.O.S.E.” Japanese MV.
- Momo was eliminated in SIXTEEN, JYP added her into TWICE.
- Momo eats the most out of all the members.
- When explaining things Momo always uses a hand gesture, making a little circle with her hands that TWICE members tease her about.
- Momo has been dancing since she was 3 years old. The whole reason she even wanted to dance was so she could be just like her older sister, Hana. Both of them auditioned for JYP, but only Momo got invited to join.
- Momo needs a lot of care from other members.
- Momo’s nickname is Moguri because she looks similar to a raccoon.
- Momo loves stuffed animals. When she moved into the dorms, she brought a whole box of them, but Jeongyeon only allowed some.
- Momo’s favorite food is pig’s feet and braised chicken.
- Momo and Heechul dated for over a year.