IU Height

Maybe love is like looking for a place, that doesn’t even exist.

Lee Ji-Eun or simply IU is very big in the world of music in South Korea and is known endearingly as Korea's "little sister".

And little she is -- not that short but very small -- weighing no more than an average 12-year-old American girl. Here is what IU said about the subject:

My bones are thin, so they can appear thin even when I have some meat on my bones, I lost a lot of weight suddenly, and so people have been saying that I look like I am starved and that I look like an elementary school student.

We don't want to sound pedantic but meat is not the right choice of words. IU's true height and weight is a matter of some interest in South Korea. Here is what she said about it on a TV show:

I want to reveal my true height and weight right here.

Here is the video of her measurement.

A digital weighing and height scale was then brought out into the studio, and after IU stepped on, her height came out at 5'3.5" or more precisely 161.7 cm, and her weight was roughly 44.9 kg or 99 lb. IU proudly added:

On average, female celebrities weigh about 45kg (99 lb), I want to now say that I too have the figure of a celebrity.

Perhaps female celebrities do weigh 45 kg down in Korea but certainly not in the rest of the world. But we diverge, did you happen to notice that IU was wearing some footwear and clothes during her measurement?

Then it was not a correct measurement, was it? IU definitely would have come out a bit lighter and shorter if she were naked and without footwear -- but we guess you can't do that on national TV -- more is the pity.

The real height of IU is

5'3" or 160 cm

IU mugshot
IU standing tall and emotional.

Here are some more IU quotes:

IU on binge eating.

My heart felt empty, and I tried to fill the void with food. However, instead of feeling better, I became anxious and felt like I was lacking.

IU on work.

Work definitely comes first. I expect the same of my ideal another half too.

IU on focusing on the negative.

When I was young, even though I received so much love, I used to pay attention to people who disliked me. That's why my lyrics were so sharp and dark.

IU on her ideal partner.

I prefer someone who is not overly good-looking. If he's too good-looking, I would feel that he doesn't belong to me.

IU on treating staff like family.

I want to continue working with my staff who are like family.

IU on being happier.

Make sure you eat well because it’ll all pass, and you’ll be able to fall asleep like you did before, I really mean it, You have the right to be happier.