Hirai Momo is the main dancer of Twice.
Momo was born on Saturday, November 9, 1996, in Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan.
Like fellow members Jeongyeon and Sana, she was born in the Chinese Year of the Rat. She’s a Scorpio, like Jeongyeon. She’s 167 cm or 5'5½" tall. Momo, Nayeon, Mina, and Tzuyu’s blood type is A.
Like fellow members Sana and Mina, she’s from Japan and speaks Japanese.
Momo began dancing at age 3. She was inspired to become a singer by Amuro Namie. She became a fan of Kpop after watching Rain and Lee Hyori. JYP Entertainment saw a dance video of Momo and her older sister, and invited the two of them to audition. She became a trainee after her April 13, 2012, audition.
In 2014, she appeared in Got7’s music video for “Stop Stop It” and the Japanese music video for Junho’s “Feel.” In 2015, she appeared in the music videos of Wooyoung’s “R.O.S.E.” and Miss A’s “Only You.” She’s also in Heechul and Min Kyunghoon’s music video for “Sweet Dream” (2016). The video shoot was the focus of a “Knowing Brothers” episode. She was the only eliminated member of the survival show “Sixteen” to be brought back to debut as a member of Twice.
“Momo” means “peach” in Japanese. Momo’s favorite food is jokbal (pig’s trotters cooked with soy sauce and spices). She also likes pork, beef, garlic bread, black bean noodles, and ice cream. Her hobby is nail art. Her favorite musical genres are urban and hip-hop. Her favorite artists are Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Ciara, and Tisane. She can’t go anywhere without her stuffed doll of Sully from Monsters, Inc. Her favorite color is pink.