Apink’s Little Leader Park Chorong
Be it male or female, almost every K-pop idol group must have someone to fill the position where they lead their teammates, otherwise known as the leader. This position also exists in the popular girl group Apink, and is filled by Park Cho Rong, the susceptible lady who has successfully lead her team for more than seven years. Thus, in this article, Channel-Korea will explain to you everything about Apink’s Chorong, starting with her personal profile, her fun facts and trivia, her height and weight, her songs, her drama, her successful dieting technique, her friendship with male idols, her Instagram feed, and her hairstyle that you can look to for inspiration. So, stay tuned!
Profile of Apink’s Chorong 2018
Real Name: Park Cho Rong
Stage Name: Chorong
Christian Name: Lea Park
Nickname: Rong Leader, Rongrongie, Mamarong, Rongcho, Rongtler (combination of her name and ‘Hitler’)
Date of Birth: Chungcheongbuk-do, 3 March 1991
Age: 28 (Korean age) / 27 (International age)
Nationality: South Korean
Blood Type: O
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Astrology: Sheep
Siblings: 2 (older sister and younger sister)
Position: Leader, Rapper, Sub-vocalist, Dancer
Specialty: Dance, Taekwondo
Personality: Shy when you first meet, but will be friendly once you’ve known her for a while
Training Time: 2 years
Agency: Plan A Entertainment
Education: Byungsul Kindergarten, Bukang Elementary School, Bukang Middle School, Chungbuk High School
Fun Facts You Have To Know About Apink’s Chorong:
- Chorong did an audition for JYP Entertainment in 2009 along with former SISTAR member Dasom.
- Chorong lived in China at a young age.
- Chorong’s father is a Hapkido class director, so it is to be expected that Chorong is considered a ‘master’ of Hapkido because she has been practicing it for eight years, and has a third-degree black belt.
- Chorong has a driver’s license, which she got with difficulty. The process of Chorong getting her driving license was recorded on Apink News Season 3.
- Chorong never tweets on her Twitter account anymore, but she always retweets the tweets of Apink’s official account and Plan A Entertainment’s official account.
- Chorong’s Instagram username (mulgokizary) is the Korean name of her zodiac sign (Pisces).
- Chorong has the highest pitched voice, like a dolphin.
- Chorong’s hobbies are watching movies, washing dishes, and doing Hapkido.
- Chorong’s favorite movie genre is action.
- When asked about her bad habits, Chorong mentioned picking her hands and answering questions and replying to things late.
- Chorong has a scar on her right arm, and always wears a bandage to cover it up.
- Contrary to what most people expect, Chorong prefers to wear casual outfits over stylish ones.
- Chorong’s favorite numbers are 3 and 7.
- Chorong’s favorite colors are red and pink.
- Chorong is known for her love for chicken feet mania, so obviously, her favorite food is any flavor of chicken feet.
- Chorong has acted in many music videos produced by Cube Entertainment and Plan A Entertainment’s artists, such as BEAST, BTOB, and Huh Gak.
- On the V app broadcast on 22 September 2017, Chorong said that she had a cold when Apink filmed the music video for their Japanese single Orion.
- During Apink’s appearance on JTBC’s Knowing Brother in June 2017, Chorong said that she stays at home so much that one time she stayed on Apink’s sofa for three days non-stop.
- Chorong learned how to swim in order to overcome her fear of water, and to prepare for her appearance on SBS’s Law of the Jungle.
- Chorong convinced her fellow Apink members to renew their contract together by saying that they have to believe in her.
Are You Curious About Chorong of Apink’s Height and Weight?
Well, judging from her figure, you might think that Chorong is the shortest member of Apink, but she is actually 0.4 cm taller than Apink’s main vocalist, Jung Eunji, that is 162.7 cm. We believe that Chorong looks smaller than she seems because of her oval face shape. Moreover, Chorong also has the ideal weight that matches her height which is ranged from 47 to 48 kg.
Apink’s Park Cho Rong Songs and Discography
Besides leading her teammates in Apink, Chorong has also contributed to writing the lyrics of her group’s songs. Chorong’s most famous works are mainly the lyrics for Apink’s fan songs, such as April 19 and The Wave. However, we discovered that Chorong has in fact written other songs that are included on several of Apink’s albums. Regarding future plans to write songs for other artists, Chorong stated that it would be a huge honor for her. However, she feels that she is still learning, so she will develop her skills further by writing more songs for Apink and she might later write them for other artists, if an opportunity arises. Well, shall we check the list of songs that Chorong wrote the lyrics for, dear readers?
2012 – April 19 (included on Apink’s ‘Une Annee’ album, music by Kim Jin Hwan)
2014 – Love Story (included on Apink’s ‘Pink Blossom’ album, music by Kim Jin Hwan)
2014 – So Long (included on Apink’s ‘Pink Blossom’ album, music by Master Key)
2014 – Wanna Be (included on Apink’s ‘Pink Blossom’ album, music by Son Young Jin and Big Sancho)
2015 – Deja Vu (included on Apink’s ‘Pink Memory’ album, music and arrangement by Choi Yong Chan)
2016 – ‘The Wave’ and ‘To. Us’ (included on Apink’s ‘Pink Revolution’ album, music by Kim Jin Hwan)
2016 – Cliche (co-written with Apink’s Naeun, and included on Apink’s ‘Dear’ album)
2017 – Eyes (included on Apink’s ‘Pink Up’ album, music by Command Freaks, Sophiya, Shikata)
Dramas Featuring Apink’s Park Cho Rong
Even though she has less experience when compared to some of her teammates in Apink, Chorong has also ventured into the field of acting. Chorong did her first acting gig even before her official debut with Apink in 2011, making her the first Apink member to take part in acting. Therefore, Channel-Korea has compiled a list of Chorong’s acting jobs in television dramas and sitcoms that you may want to check out!
2010 – MBC’s ‘All My Love’ (Supporting Role as Cho Rong in episodes 125-210)
2012 – tvN’s ‘Reply 1997’ (Supporting Role as the younger version of Lee Il Hwa in episode 9)
2014 – tvN’s ‘Plus Nine Boys’ (Lead Role as Han Soo Ah / Bong Sook)
2017 – Naver TV Cast’s ‘Special Law of Romance’ (Lead Role as Seo Ji Hye)
Get To Know the Diet Secrets of Apink’s Chorong
Just like any other female idol group member, Apink’s Chorong is obliged to watch her weight, especially if her group is going to come out with a new album. However, during her early days, Chorong also had her own problems regarding her body shape. Aren’t you curious to see how Chorong looked before her diet? Here you go!
Now, let’s see Chorong’s current figure.
As you can see, Chorong’s body transformation is obvious, because when compared to her old body shape, which was thick and chubby, Chorong’s current body shape looks slimmer and more toned. In an interview with ‘Sure’ magazine on December 2015, Chorong revealed that her current figure is achieved through the eight years of hapkido, and regular sessions of pilates. Moreover, Chorong pays attention to what she eats, and she only consumes greek yogurt, granola, and fruits. Before Apink made their comeback, Chorong would detox her body’s impurities by drinking all kinds of juices. Lastly, water infused with aromatic oils also helps Chorong’s lower body relax, and strengthens her muscles.
Apink’s Park Cho Rong’s Friendship With Boy Group Members
Due to her feminine look, we would assume that besides Apink, Chorong would befriend other female idol group members aged similar to her. This fact remains true, as Chorong admitted on one occasion that she has indeed made acquaintanceship with some female idol group members (who are coincidentally also the leaders of their respective groups), such as MAMAMOO’s Solar and Red Velvet’s Irene. However, if we have to talk about the celebrity friends with whom Chorong had shown her friendship, we cannot leave out names like BTOB’s Changsub, the former INFINITE member Hoya, and B1A4’s Jinyoung.
Chorong’s friendship with male idols started with her close relationship with BTOB’s Changsub as Chorong’s agency, Plan A Entertainment (formerly known as A Cube Entertainment) was the subsidiary company of Changsub’s agency, CUBE Entertainment. Therefore, it is inevitable that during their trainee days, Apink and BTOB practiced in the same room together and friendships were formed as time went on. At the beginning of 2016, Chorong’s circle of friends got bigger as Changsub, who befriends former INFINITE member Hoya and B1A4’s Jinyoung, introduced them to Chorong. Even before their blossoming friendship, Hoya and Jinyoung were not strangers to Chorong, because Chorong had worked with Hoya on a variety show (KBS2’s ‘Birth of a Family’ in 2011) and with Jinyoung on a stage collaboration (‘Love Medley’ on MBC’s ‘Gayo Daejejeon’ in 2013).
You can see Chorong’s beautiful friendship with Changsub, Hoya, and Jinyoung by looking at the photos we have compiled below!
Apink’s Park Cho Rong’s Instagram Feed
As the usage of social media grows rapidly, it is to be expected that our beloved celebrities at least have an account on the social media platform. Apink’s Chorong is obviously included in the list of female idol group members who actively use the popular photo sharing application Instagram. Naming her account ‘mulgokizary’, Chorong has gained a total of 713,000 followers, and uploaded 580 posts. Here are the top 10 posts from Chorong’s Instagram Feed that you must see!
In the first post, which was uploaded on 13 January 2018, Chorong shared two photos, one of her showing the poster for Apink’s latest concert entitled Pink Space, and one with the hand banner that is raised by the fans who watch the concert. Chorong also wrote the caption, “Thank you for the Pandas (Apink fans) Take care of yourself!”. Aww, what a sweetheart!
In the second post, which was uploaded on 10 December 2017, Chorong shared two photos of her posing with her friend and JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin Young, who held his concert titled “Nappeun Party (Bad Party), Blue and Red Concert”. In the caption, Chorong wrote, “I went to Park Jin-Jin’s concert! This is the best! Thank you for your invitation <3″.
In the third post, which was uploaded on 28 October 2017, Chorong shared two photos, one of her taking a mirror selfie, and one of the training suits she put on the floor. Chorong wrote a short caption, “Thank you” and put a hashtag for the brand of the sports suits, Puma.
In the fourth post, which was uploaded on 8 October 2017, Chorong shared a landscape photo of her and her teammates in Apink. In the caption, Chorong wrote, “Very happy! Let’s meet again next time,” and put several hashtags for the word ‘Taiwan’, ‘Panda’, and ‘Apink’.
In the fifth post, which was uploaded on 22 September 2017, Chorong shared a photo from behind the scene of Apink’s music video for their Japanese release, Orion. Chorong was lying flat on her stomach while posing with an elephant doll in a bed, while one of Apink’s managers could be seen in the background. What a funny picture!
In the sixth post, which was uploaded on 9 September 2017, Chorong shared three photos of her getting ready with makeup and hair stylists around her. Chorong looks innocent in these pictures, don’t you think, dear readers?
In the seventh post, which was uploaded on 11 August 2017, Chorong shared a picture of her going grocery shopping in the retail store Carrefour in Poland. In the caption, Chorong wrote, “Fruit and yogurt with… juice and…” and put the falling in love emoticon. Ooh, we love a lady who takes care of her body with healthy foods and beverages!
In the eighth post, which was uploaded on 22 April 2017, Chorong shared two photos of her with her first niece named Bomi who she put in a trolley. Even though half of her face is covered by a white mask, we can see that Chorong is totally head over heels for her niece, don’t you agree?
In the ninth post, which was uploaded on 26 January 2017, Chorong shared a picture of her dressed in high fashion, consisting of a brown coat and a fedora. In the caption, Chorong wrote that the picture was taken by Jimissaem in Belgium.
In the tenth and also the last picture in our top 10 posts from Chorong’s Instagram Feed, which was uploaded on 23 March 2016, Chorong shared an adorable mirror selfie with her teammate Bomi. In the caption, Chorong wrote, “Not a honeymoon or…” and put the thinking emoticon. At that time, Chorong and Bomi went on holiday together and obviously, their ‘girl’s day out’ occasion is incomplete without a selfie. What a lovely friendship!
Get Inspired by the Hairstyles of Apink’s Park Cho Rong
In the first picture, we can see Chorong’s blazing orange-ish brown hair which falls loosely. To complement the appearance of her long hair, Chorong wears a beautiful pink flower crown on top of her head.
Still in a similar shade, this time Chorong has bangs, and braided a section of the right side of her hair. As a finishing touch, the braid is tied with a baby blue ribbon, which matched with Chorong’s outfit that day.
In 2016, Chorong had a caramel brown shade of long hair for Apink’s comeback, Only One. Although the look is simple, Chorong’s hair is divided into shorter and longer parts, which makes Chorong’s face look longer and slimmer.
In the fourth picture, Chorong dyes her hair ashy brown. Also, her hair is all the same length, which emphasizes her feminine look.
Chorong is the human version of Barbie when she turned up to an event with long black hair with a little hint of brown highlight. Moreover, we can see Chorong’s see-through bangs, and curls in her hair.
Finally, concluding this post is Chorong’s shortest hairstyle during her career as a celebrity. Chorong decided to chop off her hair to be medium-length up to her shoulder. No matter what her hair looks like, Chorong is still as gorgeous as ever, right, dear readers?