Up-Close With Ex-Member of AOA, Park Choa: Profile, Depression, Discography, and More!

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Everything You Need To Know About AOA’s Ex-Main Vocalist – Park Cho-a

Park Cho-a was born on March 6th, 1990, in Incheon, South Korea. She is better known by the mononym Choa. She is a South Korean idol singer and actress. She is best known as a former member of the girl group AOA, which debuted in 2012 under FNC Entertainment. She was an MC in the variety show We Got Married.

She wanted to major in music at university but her conservative father wanted her to get a normal job, so she enrolled in Aviation Business Administration at Inha Technical College. She also worked as an IPTV salesperson, where she secretly auditioned to be an idol, failing the audition at SM Entertainment 15 times. Her first step in becoming an idol was when she met Juniel and was told by her about FNC’s auditions for their girl group, AOA.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything you need to know about AOA’s ex-member, Choa. Starting from her profile, through information about her depression, her discography, and a lot more. So, keep reading everyone!

Choa’s full profile and random facts

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Choa’s Full Profile

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Stage Name: Choa
Birth Name: Park Cho-ah (박초아)
Angel Name: Choaya
Position: Main Vocalist, Rhythm Guitarist
Date of Birth: March 6th, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
Weight: 42 kg (92 lbs)
Blood type: O

Facts About Choa

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  • She was born in Incheon, South Korea.
  • She has an older sister and a younger sister.
  • She has dreamed of becoming a singer ever since she was a kid.
  • When she was in high school, she would practice singing alone at night.
  • She failed her auditions many times but she didn’t give up.
  • She had the opportunity to become a member of AOA when she accidentally bumped into Juniel in public and was advised by her to audition under FNC Entertainment.
  • She can play the guitar.
  • Her parents opposed her dream of becoming a singer but then gave her permission.
  • Subunit: AOA Black (Jimin, Choa, Yuna, Youkyung, and Mina)
  • She left AOA on June 22nd, 2017, explaining that she left due to insomnia and depression.
  • Choa’s ideal type: “It differs every time. He’s okay if his overall image is okay. I like styles that are neat and smart, like Choi Yoon (Kim Min Jong) in [SBS’] A Gentleman’s Dignity. I look at fashion more than looks. I used to love Ryu Jin sunbaenim a lot.”

AOA’s Choa Replaces Hong Jin-young as a Commentator of We Got Married

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AOA’s Choa officially joined We Got Married. But her appearance will not be as a virtual wife, but rather to replace Hong Jin-young who left the MBC variety show.

Thus, the singer of “Like A Cat” will appear as a commentator. The owner of Park Cho-ah’s full name will later comment on all the partners in We Got Married.

However, until this news was revealed, there is still no definite information about when Choa will appear first on We Got Married. Especially, when MBC’s decision to choose Choa as a commentator turned out to be still waged in terms of pros and cons.

Some netizens hailed Hong Jin-young’s departure from the show, but some also supported her replacement by Choa. “Really? I like AOA, but maybe Choa will understand the married life?” one netter wrote. “Cool, I can’t wait to watch Choa at WGM,” commented another.

As a new commentator of We Got Married, Choa will be accompanied by Park Mi-sun, Heo Kyung-hwan, and Eric Nam. Many hope that the appearance of Choa will give a new color to We Got Married.

Choa’s Debut With AOA

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Choa debuted with AOA members as the main vocalist and guitarist in the group. On July 30th, 2012, Choa made her debut as a member of AOA on Mnet’s M! Countdown with the song “Elvis” from their debut single album, Angels’ Story. They debuted under FNC Entertainment.

Choa Officially Leaves AOA!

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Surprising news involving the AOA girl group came when one of the members, ChoA, announced that she will be leaving the group.

On June 22nd, through her personal Instagram account, ChoA explained why she stopped her activities and announced that she would be leaving the group.

“Even though I’m the oldest member of the group, I often want to cry. The more I force myself, the more I get sick,” she said, who turned out to have insomnia and depression and had to reduce her schedule.

She also explained, “After consulting with my agency, I will leave my team, AOA, today, and support the surviving members.”

Here’s the statement from ChoA:

“Hello, I’m ChoA. I am very grateful and grateful for your support even though I had a vacuum. I’m so sorry. Maybe it’s too late, but I want to reveal my reason why I should take a break and make a decision like this in my own worries. Since I debuted with AOA I have received a lot of love, I feel I am very loved and I am very grateful.”

“I am indeed the oldest in my team, but I am still young and often want to cry despite my activities. But I have to show that I am a cheerful figure. I cried, but I had to keep showing my cherry figure and instead found myself tortured as a result.”

“I have been treated for my insomnia and depression, and I have reduced my schedule since 2 years ago, but I can’t, so I stopped everything. I have tried to come back and remember the people who are waiting for me, but I think it will have an adverse effect on the other members if I continue to force myself.”

“After consulting with my agency, I will leave my team, AOA, today, and support the activities of other members who have fought with me. I have learned so many things for 8 years preparing and becoming an entertainer. I am 28 years old and will think of my future. And I want to spend the age of twenty with various experiences besides doing activities in front of the camera like in the past 8 years.”

“Thank you for all the support you have given me. Thank you very much for the time you spent with me, and for the people who gave me love and love AOA.”

Choa Leaves FNC Entertainment!

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Choa’s departure from AOA was indeed announced in June 2017. However, her contract with FNC Entertainment was still valid after she left the group. Since then, not much news has been heard from this one idol.

On May 13th, it was reported that Choa had officially left FNC Entertainment as well. In response to the report, the agency confirmed, “Our contract with Choa has ended. We ask for your understanding because we cannot disclose the exact time due to the terms of the contract.”

Choa’s Filmography

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Reality shows

  • Cheongdam-dong 111 – tvN (2013)
  • Open-Up AOA! – Naver (2015)
  • One Fine Day – MBC Music (2015)
  • Channel AOA – OnStyle (2016)

Variety shows

  • We Got Married – MC (2015)
  • King of Mask Singer – Contestant (2015)
  • Girl Who Leapt Charts – Regular MC (2016)
  • Sing For You – Regular MC (2016)

Choa’s Discography

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Soundtrack appearances and solo performances

Year Title Song Duration Artist
2013 High School Musical OST “Breaking Free” 03:25 Duet Jae-jin
2014 Bride of the Century OST “Words I Have Yet to Say” 04:26 Solo
2015 2 “Don’t Be Shy” 03:27 Primary (feat. Choa, Iron)
One K Concert “One Dream One Korea” 04:52 Various Artists
Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man “I Guess” 03:48 Solo

Singles

Year Title Album
2015 “2015 That May Be So” (Piano By Yu Hee-yeol) Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man Part.3
“Flame” Flame (Digital Single)
2017 “Sing For U” (with Kim Tae-woo) Sing For You – The Eighth Story
“I Don’t Have the Words” Sing For You – The Last Story

Ex-AOA member Choa Finally Updates Her Instagram After Disappearing for 1 Year

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Choa greets fans through a personal Instagram account that is very rarely used anymore. The former AOA member made a post for the first time in a year. Choa decided on hiatus after leaving AOA in June 2017. Even so, fans still celebrated their favorite idol’s birthday on March 5th.

Choa thanked the fans for advertising her birthday at Bupyeong Station for her. “Thank you for giving me a happy birthday on my birthday. It’s late, but hopefully your new year is happy,” she wrote.


Last year, fans also celebrated Choa’s birthday with a subway ad. She asked them to send DMs or leave Instagram comments instead. However, it seems like fans intend to show their love in public.

Meanwhile, the departure of Choa from AOA really surprised the public. Her name was even mentioned in an unpleasant rumor about her leaving the group being related to her getting married to a rich man, and that she was even pregnant before marriage. However, obviously, idols are always going to be susceptible to rumors but we should not always blindly trust everything we hear or read. Kindly share your thoughts on Choa’s departure from the group in the comment section below.