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Biography

Ennik Somi Douma (born March 9, 2001), known by her Korean name Jeon So-mi or mononymously as Somi, is a singer based in South Korea, best known for finishing first in Mnet's survival reality program Produce 101 and debuting in former South Korean girl group I.O.I.
Jeon Somi was born in March 9, 2001 in Ontario, Canada. She was born to Korean mother, Jeon Sun-hee and Dutch-Canadian father, Matthew Douma. Her family moved to South Korea a year after she was born. Due to her mixed descent, Somi was often bullied during her childhood days.
Somi is a taekwondo third-degree black belt holder but could not gain the fourth-degree like her father due to her age. In 2013, she appeared on the Children's Day Special of KBS2's Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 as one of the representatives of Midong Elementary School's Taekwondo demonstration team, where she was paired with Park Joon-hyung. In August 2014, she, her mother and her grandmother made a short appearance on the 187th episode of Hello Counselor. She also had a cameo role in the 2014 film Ode to My Father along with her father and sister.
Somi joined JYP Entertainment after auditioning with 2NE1's "Lonely". Soon after, Somi appeared in Got7's "Stop Stop It" music video with other fellow female trainees. In May 2015, Somi participated in reality survival program Sixteen and was pitted against 15 other trainees from JYPE to secure a spot in the company's new girl group, TWICE. However, she was eliminated in the final round.
In January 2016, Somi represented JYPE on reality survival program Produce 101. She finished in first place with 858,333 votes and debuted on May 4, with the project girl group I.O.I, which released the extended play Chrysalis under YMC Entertainment. On August 18, it was announced that Somi would be collaborating with I.O.I bandmates Choi Yoo-jung and Kim Chung-ha and DIA's Ki Hui-hyeon for the digital single, "Flower, Wind and You", which was released on the 29th.
On January 9, 2017, it was confirmed that Somi signed a formal contract with JYPE for solo activities in regards to TV show appearances. Soon after, she joined the cast of KBS2's Sister's Slam Dunk 2. Somi's activities with I.O.I soon came to an end following the news of disbandment. In March 9, Eric Nam and Somi released a collaborative digital single titled "You, Who?".
In March 2017, Somi was cast in KBS's web entertainment program Idol Drama Operation Team. She played a role as a high school student named Bo-ram. Final filming for the show was held on May 9. The seven cast members formed a project girl group called Girls Next Door and released a single as part of the show's soundtrack. The song titled "Deep Blue Eyes", co-written and co-composed by B1A4's Jinyoung, was released on June 14 under Warner Music Korea.
In November 2017, Somi featured on Jun. K's single titled "Nov to Feb".
On August 20, 2018, JYPE released an official statement revealing after mutual agreement, Somi has terminated her contract, thus leaving the label. In the following month, it was reported Somi signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment's sub-label The Black Label. On February 25, 2019, The Black Label announced Somi is preparing to make her debut as a solo artist with a lead single produced by Teddy.

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