From Idol To Model and Actress: Seolhyun Has Conquered The Entertainment World
Seolhyun is a South Korean singer and actress who was a member of the girl group AOA (Ace of Angels). She is under FNC entertainment and also a part of the subunit AOA White.
The incredibly talented and dazzling Seolhyun has also been seen in many dramas such as Ugly Alert (2013), My Country: The New Age (2019); she also made an appearance in the movie Memoir of a Murderer (2017). Let’s get closer to AOA’s Seolhyun and check out her profile, pre-debut, dramas, and more in this Channel-Korea article below!
AOA’s Seolhyun’s Profile
Stage Name: Seolhyun (Hangeul: 설현)
Birth Name: Kim Seol Hyun (Hangeul: 김설현)
Birthday: January 3rd, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 47 kg (103 lbs)
Blood Type: A
22 AOA’s Seolhyun’s Facts
1. AOA’s Seolhyun was born in Bucheon, South Korea.
2. AOA’s Seolhyun has an older sister, Joo-hyun who is a fashion editor at Cosmopolitan.
3. AOA’s Seolhyun graduated from Kachiul Elementary School, Sungkok Middle School, and Gyeonggi Arts High School.
4. AOA’s Seolhyun has the ability to play the piano.
5. AOA’s Seolhyun was one of the members who eat the most, same as AOA’s Hyejeong.
6. AOA’s Seolhyun loves swimming.
7. As a matter of fact, AOA’s Seolhyun was born on the same day as Blackpink’s Jisoo.
8. AOA’s Seolhyun has a mole on her tongue.
9. She has an angel name, Seolhyunari.
10. Seolhyun used to wear braces before her debut.
11. Seolhyun used to date Zico from Block B, but they broke up in September 2016 because of personal reasons.
13. AOA’s Seolhyun was featured in F.T. Island’s “Severely” MV.
14. AOA’s Seolhyun aspired to be a singer since she was at school; being active in the school club made her able to dance.
15. AOA’s Seolhyun debuted on August 29th, 2012, with girl group AOA.
16. AOA’s Seolhyun did 15 commercials in 2016.
17. AOA’s Seolhyun is also a member of subunit AOA White since 2012.
18. AOA’s Seolhyun was a promotional model while studying in junior high.
19. AOA’s Seolhyun met the FNC Entertainment manager while competing in the Smart Uniform Model contest.
20. AOA’s Seolhyun has even acted in some dramas including Seo-Young, My Daughter (2012), Ugly Alert (2013), Orange Marmalade (2015), My Country (2019), and movies: Gangnam Blues (2015), Memoir of a Murderer (2017), The Great Battle (2018), and Click Your Heart (2016).
21. AOA’s Seolhyun has also made appearances in some reality shows, such as Brave Family (2015), Law of Jungle (2016), and Not The Same Person You Used To Know (2018).
22. AOA’s Seolhyun’s ideal type is a man with a kind smile and pretty like Kim Jae-won sunbaenim.
AOA’s Seolhyun Pre Debut
Since childhood, Seolhyun has been passionate about singing. Born in Bucheon, she joined a school club in middle-high school and learned to sing and dance there. Seolhyun is so charismatic and talented and she takes advantage of every opportunity to enhance her talent.
As she joined a model competition, the Smart Uniform Model contest, she met the manager of FNC Entertainment. That’s when her path to be an idol in girl group AOA opened. So, cool!
AOA’s Seolhyun’s Career Debut
Seolhyun made her debut with AOA on August 29th, 2012, with their single album Angel’s Story together with Choa, Yuna, Jimin, Youkyung, Hyejeong, Mina, and Chanmi. Later on, she was cast in some dramas, and made her debut in acting too. In 2021, she is one of the AOA members who have remained together, along with Hyejeong and Chanmi.
She made her debut in acting with the drama My Daughter Seo-young, playing the role of the girlfriend of the lead actor. Such an achiever! Check out the highlights of her drama roles below.
AOA’s Seolhyun’s Controversy with AOA’s Mina
Following Mina who left the group in 2019, some cases of AOA’s Mina’s bullying started circulating through the internet and they also involved Seolhyun. Although the bullying case primarily involved Jimin, Seolhyun and Han Sung-ho (the CEO of FNC Entertainment) also got accused of mistreating Mina.
Mina expressed that Seolhyun and the Ceo turned a blind eye to her getting bullied by Jimin. This put the drama she was working on, Day and Night, under pressure to drop her role in the drama. However, the production decided to continue and Seolhyun kept her role in the drama.
AOA’s Seolhyun’s Dramas
Seolhyun began her acting career in 2012 in My Daughter Seo-young playing a supporting role. Since then, she has managed to attract many roles in dramas and movies: check out the highlights below!
Ugly Alert (2013)
In this drama, Seolhyun played the main role, Gong Na-ri. Ugly Alert is about Gong Joon-soo who sacrificed himself and went to jail to save his younger stepbrother who got accused of murder. Then after he gets released from prison he starts working in a fashion company since he learned the necessary skills in jail. Here, he meets Gong Nari and falls in love. They do have some empathy for their past.
Orange Marmalade (2015)
In this drama, Seolhyun was cast to play the main character Baek Ma-ri. Orange Marmalade is about vampires and humans coexisting in this world. Seolhyun plays the vampire girl who hides her real identity and falls in love with Jung Jae-min, the popular boy in school.
My Country The New Age (2019)
The drama is set in the Goryeo period at a time when the differences in opinion in the country bring about a war. Seolhyun plays the role of Han Hee-jae, the female main character in the drama.
Memoir of a Murderer (2017)
This movie is about finding a former serial killer while the main character suffers from Alzheimer’s and is accused as the killer himself. He eventually finds out who the real serial killer is. Seolhyun was cast to play the supporting role of Eun Hee, the daughter of the former serial killer.
In this movie, Seolhyun was cast to play the main character. She acted as a detective loan from the FBI named Gong Hye-won to try to solve the mystery that happened in the small village.
AOA’s Seolhyun’s Instagram
Seolhyun has come back to update her Instagram after half a year since the bullying case towards AOA’s Mina had appeared. She finally updated her activity on her work in the drama Awaken and said thank you to all of her fans.
Seolhyun expressed her gratitude and her hard work to cope as a police officer in her new drama Awaken. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon also left warm loving and encouraging comments on Seolhyun’s Instagram post after her long hiatus.
Here are some of Seolhyun’s Instagram photos:
So beautiful and radiant!
That’s all about Seolhyun’s profile, fun facts, pre-debut, controversy with AOA’s Mina, Dramas, Instagram, and more. Let’s keep supporting her in her career and life. What do you think about her comeback with Awaken? Don’t forget to kindly comment in the section below and share on Twitter!