Red Velvet

The Sweet Red Velvet of South Korea

Red Velvet is one of famous girl groups in South Korea. Red Velvet was formed by S.M. Entertainment on August 1, 2014. Red Velvet includes 5 members: Irene, Seulgi, Joy, Wendy and Yeri who just joined Red Velvet in March 2015 as the fifth member. Debuting under one of South Korea biggest agencies, Red Velvet has gained many recognition and success not only from Korea fans but also overseas fans. Their very first single, Ice Cream gained many attentions and reached first on Gaon Album Chart. Recently, Red Velvet also won Golden Disc New Artist Award and the Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Female Group in 2017.

Red Velvet Official Accounts and Fandom

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Facebook: RedVelvet

Twitter: @RVsmtown

Instagram: redvelvet.smtown


Youtube: RedVelvet

Fandom Name: ReVeLuv

Official Fan Color: Coral Pink

For you, who wants to know more about Red Velvet, here we will reveal some facts regarding each of Red Velvet’s member for you!

Red Velvet Irene Profile and Facts

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Stage Name: Irene

Birth Name: Bae Ju Hyun

Position: Leader, Visual, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Date of Birth: March 29, 1991

Place of Birth: Daegu, South Korea

Height: Official 160 cm (5’3″) Approximately Height 158 cm (5’2″)

Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)

Family: Parents and younger sibling

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Official Color: Pink

Blood Type: A

Last Education: Hakman High School in Daegu

School Graduate: Inji Elementary School, Woon-am Middle School

Facts About Irene:


1. Irene has many nickname: Baechu (Cabbage), Hyun-ah, The Second Tiffany, Grandma.

2. Her special ability are rapping, modern dance, singing and acting.

3. Irene was one of the pre-debut team SM Rookies (second batch) in December 2013

4. Irene’s close friend during her trainee days is f(x)’s Amber.

5. She was casted though SM Public Audition in 2009.

6. Irene has several hobbies, such as, dancing, and cooking seaweed soup for other Red Velvet’s members birthdays.

7. Irene has appeared many times before debuting, including the music video of Henry’s “143” and “Why So Serious” of Shinee.

8. She also appeared in the music video of Kyuhyun’s solo song “At Gwanghwamun”.

9. Irene became the host of one of South Korea music show “Music Bank” along with actor Park Bo Gum from May 2015 till June 2016.

10. She doesn’t eat chicken. It is because when she was young, she became sick after eating chicken. Whenever she eats chicken, she will have an extreme headache and her face will turn pale.

11. Other than chicken, Irene also dislikes coffee.

12. Irene’s SM Rockie Video is My Girlfriend Irene, Be Natural featuring Red Velvet’s Seulgi.

13. Irene role model and favorite artist is her senior in SM Ent., BoA.

14. Irene has one younger sister.

15. Her favorite color is purple.

16. Her favorite number is 43

17. Irene is afraid of height, she has acrophobia.

18. Irene is actually a shy but friendly and polite person.

19. Her best friend is Red Velvet’s Seulgi.

20. She likes the smell of clothes that are just washed.

21. Irene is known as the most flexible one among the other Red Velvet members.

22. Irene admitted that she has bad memory.

23. Other than height, Irene is also afraid of firework and firecracker.

24. She likes ironning Yeri’s school uniform.

25. Irene’s acting debut was when she was casted as the female lead of a web drama called “Women at a Game Company”.

26. Many netizens often match her with Park Bo Geum because of their good chemistry.

27. Her ideal guy is someone who is warm.

28. Irene’s favorite book is “The Notebook”.

29. When Irene was still a trainee, many other trainees thought that she was scary because she seldom spoke to other people. It was because she had a strong Daegu dialect, she usually said hello and walked away.

30. She then tried to fix her accent and spoke with dialect only when she was speaking with her mother on phone or when she was really excited.

31. Some people also said that she was scary to approach because she was so pretty.

32. Irene admits that she is not a type of person who can express herself freely.


Red Velvet Seulgi Profile and Facts

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Stage Name: Seulgi

Birth Name: Kang Seul Gi

Position: Center, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

Date of Birth: February 10, 1994

Place of Birth: Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Height: Official 164cm (5’5″) Approximately Height 162 cm

Weight: 42 kg (92 lbs)

Family: Parents and older brother, and grandmother

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Official Color: Yellow, Tangerine

Blood Type: A

Last Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts

School Graduate: Byungmal Middle School

Facts About Seulgi:


1. Seulgi has several nicknames, includingL GomDoli, Kkangseul, and also Teddy Bear.

2. Just like Red Velvet’s Irene, Seulgi was also one of SM Rookie pre debut team. Seulgi was the first member revealed by S.M. Entertainment.

3. Seulgi’s hobbies are playing guitar and drawing.

4. Her nicknames “Bear” and “Bear Seulgi” was given by f(x)’s Amber.

5. Seulgi can speak Japanese

6. Seulgi is a friend of Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, f(x)’s Sulli, and f(x)’s Krystal.

7. Seulgi is the only member of Red Velvet who has single eyelid.

8. Seulgi has unique hobby, she likes collecting pens, notes, and stickers.

9. Beyonce is Seulgi’s role model.

10. Seulgi’s favorite movie is a Taiwanese movie “You Are The Apple of My Eyes”.

11. Red Velvet members chose Seulgi as the member who do shopping the most.

12. Seulgi became a trainee in S.M. Entertainment since 2007.

13. She was casted through S.M. Entertainment public audition.

14. Seulgi has some unique ways to relieve her stress, including, writing out her thoughts to a diary book, going to Karaoke alone, and having meals with the people she likes.

15. Seulgi was featured in Henry’s pre-debut song “Butterfly”.

16. Other than that, she was also featured in Henry’s music video “Fantastic”.

17. Seulgi is famously known for her skill in imitating ostrich in many variety shows.

18. She likes clothes that are chic and with dark colors rather than bright ones.

19. Mamammo’s Moonbyul is Seulgi’s close friend.

20. Seulgi’s Sm Rookie Videos includes: Sweet Cake, Be Natural (with Red Velvet’s Irene), Christmas Carol, and The Rooftop.

21. Seulgi’s favorite number is 20, because for her it is a pretty number.

22. She is also known for her calm personality.

23. Seulgi is really good at drawing, in a reality show, she once drew SNSD’s Taeyeon and it looked the same.

24. Even before debuting, Seulgi has gained much popularity because she was mentioned by her labelmate, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun.

25. Orange is Seulgi’s favorite color, because orange reminds her of a refreshing vitamin color.

26. Seulgi is known for her love toward Pringles, that makes some fans give her a nickname “Sringles”.

27. She became the co host on the “Idol Battle Likes” show for the first episode.

28. Along with Red Velvet’s Wendy, Seulgi released a song in July 2016 for KBS 2 Drama “Uncontrollably Fond: with the tile “Don’t Push Me”.

29. In 2015, Seulgi ranked 71th on the list of “Most Beautiful Faces” but a year later, she ranked 29th.

30. Her ideal type is a guy who can make her feel comfortable whenever he is around, happy, laugh lots, and also look pretty when they laugh.


Red Velvet Joy Profile and Facts


Stage Name: Joy

Birth Name: Park Soo Young

Position: Lead Vocalist and Lead Rapper

Date of Birth: September 3, 1996

Place of Birth: Jeju Island, South Korea

Height: Official 168 cm (5’6″) Approximately Height 167 cm (5’6″)

Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs)

Family: Parents and 2 younger sisters

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Official Color: Green

Blood Type: A

Last Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts

Facts About Joy:

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1. Joy has several nicknames, such as, Malgeumi (which means bright), Doongdoongie and cute Joy.

2. Joy is the only Red Velvet members who joined variety show We Got Married (WGM).

3. Joy’s virtual husband in WGM fouth season is BTOB’s Sungjae.

4. Unlike Red Velvet Irene, Joy loves chicken.

5. Since she was still a kid, Joy has loved modern trot music.

6. Her stage name “Joy” was given by her vocal coach during her trainee days.

7. Joy joined S.M. Entertainment by joining S.M. Entertainment Global Audition in 2012 in Seoul.

8. Joy is the only Red Velvet member who was not featured in SM Rookie.

9. Joy is famous for her imitation of Spongebob’s cartoon “Mr. Krab”.

10. Joy has several hobbies, including, singing good songs and watching movies.

11. Joy’s favorite singer is Ariana Grande.

12. Ariana Grande songs and Daydreaming are her favorite music.

13. Joy likes watching video about dog training during her free time but she has never had dog pet.

14. Not only dog training video, Joy also likes watching Red Velvet videos.

15. Joy prefers wearing cardigan over dress because she likes wearing comfortable clothes.

16. Collecting “lip balm” is one of Joy’s hobbies.

17. Joy was not really good in dancing during Red Velvet’s pre-debut

18. One of Joy’s dance tutor is Super Junior’s Eunhyuk.

19. GFriend’s Yerin and Apink’s Hayoung are Joy’s best friends.

20. Joy used to be someone who smiled less, that’s why she got a nickname “snob”.

21. Joy’s father said that she looked scary during her debut stage. It was because she smiled a lot.

22. She was casted in “The Liar and His Lover” in 2017.

23. According to Gayo Plaza Radio Interview in 2017, it was known that Joy is a true perfectionist, she also likes to plan things before.

24. Her favorite color is red.

25. Aside from chicken, pizza without crust is also her favorite food.

26. When Joy was younger, she practiced a lot for Miss Korea, because many adults told that she was pretty.

27. Joy practiced to smile ad how to do “aegyo” as she entered S.M. Entertainment

28. Because she wanted to become someone with joy, she chose “Joy” as her stage name.

29. GFriend’s Yerin was also her classmate when she was in School of Performing Arts.

30. Joy ideal type is a guy who works hard, lives according to rules, and also a has a clear thought of what he wants in the future.


Red Velvet Wendy Profile and Facts


Stage Name: Wendy

Birth Name: Song Seung Wan

English Name: Wendy Son

Position: Main Vocalist

Date of Birth: February 21, 1994

Place of Birth: Seongbuk Dong, Seoul, South Korea

Height: Official 160 cm (5’3″) Approximately Height 155 cm (5’1″)

Weight: 40 kg (88lbs)

Family: Parents and older sister

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Official Color: Blue

Blood Type: O

Last Education: Shattuck Saint Maria Mary’s School

School Graduate: Richmond Hill High School

Facts About Wendy:

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1. Wendy has a family who are all music lovers.

2. As a 5 years old child, Wendy has shown her big interest to be a singer.

3. Wendy has several skills in music instruments, such as, guitar, piano, flute, and even saxophone.

4. After finishing her elementary school, Wendy moved to Canada to have a study abroad with her sister.

5. Wendy gained a lot of awards and achievements for both music and academic when she was in Shattuck Saint Mary, and even got the honor student award.

6. She started introducing herself as Wendy when she was in Shattuck Saint Mary

7. Although Wendy has a family who loves music, but both of her parents against her music career when she was young.

8.  But her parents then allowed her to join audition to become a singer.

9. Wendy joined an online audition in 2010. It is “Koreaboo: Cube Entertainment Global Auditions” but didn’t win.

10. She then attended S.M. Entertainment Global Audition in Canada in 2012.

11. Wendy has unique nicknames, which as Olaf and Wan-ah.

12. When she was younger she used to make Youtube video, but now the channel has been deleted.

13. Wendy has several hobbies, such as cooking, singing, finding rare songs, and walking by cakes.

14. Wendy was also part of SM Rookie pre-debut team.

15. She released a song “Because I Love You” on her SM Rookie pre-debut days.

16. Wendy was one of the panelist in “We Got Married” on January 9, 2016.

17. Wendy likes all kind of music.

18. All of Red Velvet members said that Wendy is the healthiest member.

19. Wendy has the ability to speak in 4 languages, Korean, English, French, and Spanish.

20. Although she has 4 languages abilities, she really wants to learn Japanese and Chinese so that she can communicate with fans.

21. Other than language, she also wants to learn drums and jazz bass.

22. She is also the least aegyo member among all.

23. Wendy once said that she was a fans of Red velvet’s Joy.

24. Wendy was also the “reaction queen” among all members.

25. Along with rapper Yuk Ji Dam, Wendy sang a song for KBS2’s Drama “Who Are You:School 2015”, named “Return”.

26. Wendy’s older sister named Son Seung Hee.

27. Wendy can imitate Christian Confalonieri.

28. 77 is Wendy favorite number.

29. Wendy herself thought that she has a bad luck.

30. Her ideal type is someone who is caring, respectful, looks good when she laugh, and eats well. Her ideal type is a man who is like her father.


Red Velvet Yeri Profile and Facts

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Stage Name: Yeri

Birth Name: Kim Ye Rim

English Name: Katy

Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, and Maknae (youngest among all members).

Date of Birth: March 5, 1999

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

Height: Official 160 cm (5’3″) Approximately Height 155 cm (5’1″)

Weight: 48 kg (106lbs)

Family: Parents and 3 younger sisters

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Official Color: Purple

Blood Type: O

Last Education: Hanlim Multi Art School

Facts About Wendy:

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1. Yeri has some nicknames, such as, Yeriana (because Ariana Grande is her favorite signer), Squirtle (because it resemblance her character), and Malgeumi (which means “bright”).

2. Tuna Kimchi Fried Rice is Yeri’s most favorite food.

3. Other than that, Yeri also likes strawberry an chocolate ice cream.

4. From the interview of Gayo Plaza Radio, it was known that Twice’s Nayeon is a close friend of Yeri.

5. Yeri was one of SM Rookie.

6. Pink is Yeri’s favorite color.

7. Since she likes pink, she also likes Hello Kitty.

8. Red Velvet’s Yeri loves perfumes.

9. Yeri had never wear any high heel before the filming of Red Velvet’s music video “Automatic”.

10. 17 is Yeri’s favorite number.

11. In V Live, Yeri called herself “Yerm”.

12. All the Red Velvet members agreed that Yeri is the messiest one among all.

13. Yeri was also given a nickname by TWICE’s Sana, which is “Mingming”.

14. She joined a group of 6 people when she participated in SMTOWN concert.

15. Yeri was one of Show Music Core from May 9, 2015 till November 14, 2015 along with N from Vixx, and Minho from Shinee.

16. Yeri with Kim Sae Ron are good friend, thy often posted pictures of each other in their Instagram account.

17. As the magnae, Yeri is known as the most sociable one among all members.

18. Yeri ideal type is a guy who is caring toward her and has good manner.


How is Red Velvet Members Popularity Ranking?

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Being popular under the name of a girl group, doesn’t mean that each of the the girl group member has the same popularity, the same thing goes to Red Velvet. And here, we will reveal the popularity ranking among Red Velvet members. Is your bias the most popular one?

1. Red Velvet Irene

Being the visual of Red Velvet, of course Irene is the most popular one among all members. Not only that, Irene had gained her popularity ever since she was still a trainee. It is because Irene has that kind of face that most Korean people would like to have. She is also a charismatic person. As she became an MC of Music Bank with Park Bo Geum, she also gained a lot of popularity. Although most of Irene’s fans are male but she also has many female fans.

2. Red Velvet Joy

Joy’s popularity raised after she joined the reality show “We Got Married” with BTOB’s Sungjae. She even became the hot topic of Korean people because of the reality show. Not only that, when Joy became the host of Weekly Idol, she showed her easygoing and fun characteristic that makes people like her even more.

3. Red Velvet Seulgi

Seulgi has gained a lot of popularity since she was in SM Rookie. It is because she was mentioned by her sunbae, Super Junior Kyuhyun. And even after Red Velvet debut, Seulgi’s popularity is still high, but since 2 years ago, she ranked third. But it doesn’t mean Seulgi lost her fans, the fansite of Seulgi keep increasing from day to day.

4. Red Velvet Yeri

Yeri is one of the luckiest member because she gained much popularity as she became the MC of Music Core only after months Red Velvet debuted together with his sunbae Shinee’s Minho and VIXX’s N. Because of her cheerful personality, she was also adored by many of her senior artist.

5. Red Velvet Wendy

These days, Wendy was less mentioned by the public, but that doesn’t mean she lost her fans as well. Because Wendy’s fansite numbers are increasing, and she was also the most poplar member during Red Velvet’s Happiness era.

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