Get Closer with Joy “Red Velvet”


Red Velvet Multitalented Princess, Joy

Joy is the fourth member of Red Velvet who debuted on 1 August 2014. Although her group seemed to debut in rush, Joy actually has a lot of talents to offer which people certainly cannot be ignored and underestimated. Thus, in this article Channel-Korea will provide all about Red Velvet’s Joy, such as her latest profile, her preferences, her overall discography, her dramas, her friendship with other K-pop idols and celebrities, and her appearance on variety shows. So, stay tuned!

Red Velvet Joy Full Profile


Real Name: Park Soo Young

Stage Name: Joy (pronounced as jo-i)

Nickname: Doongdoongie, cute Joy, malgeumi (bright), queen of selca (self-portrait)

Date of Birth: Seoul, 3 September 1996

Age: 23 (Korean age) / 22 (International age)

Nationality: South Korean

Height: 168 cm

Weight: 43 kg

Blood Type: A

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Chinese Astrology: Rat

Siblings: 2 (younger sisters Park Ji Young and Park Min Ji)

Position: Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer

Designated Color in Red Velvet: Green

Specialty: Dancing, singing trot (Korean folk song), and excels talents in other fields

Personality: Quiet and tentative when alone, but joke a lot when people are around

Training Time: 2 years

What does Red Velvet Joy like?


Color: Red

Food: Chicken, pizza without crust, meat

Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla, Mint

Animal: Dog

Dream Job: Dog Trainer

Activity: Take a self-portrait with cellphone, collecting lip balm

Number: 31

Singer: Ariana Grande

Song: Daydreamin and music by Ariana Grande

Hobby: Watching movies, singing good songs, watching dog training videos and Red Velvet- related videos

Activity: Walking alone, drinking coffee to relieve stress

Clothes: Comfortable clothes, for example, a cardigan over a dress

Habits: Spacing out

Celebrity Crush: actor Kang Dong Won

Ideal Type: Someone who lives by the rules, works hard on their stuff, has a clear thought of their own, has a personality of a real man, has sexy lips and big hands, reliable, fits perfectly with her and would not look at other people

Facts That You Have to Know About Red Velvet Joy

  • Joy was chosen as a trainee on SM Global Audition in Seoul in 2012.
  • Joy was not the part of SM Rookies, hence the mysterious vibe when she first appeared as Red Velvet member.
  • Joy chooses her stage name as Joy because she wanted to live up as someone who is full of joy and happiness.
  • Joy participated in a beauty pageant contest when she was a child.
  • Joy is a perfectionist and likes to plan things ahead of time.
  • Joy can imitate the voice of Mr. Krabs from Spongebob Squarepants.
  • Joy is said to have resemblance with child actress Kim Yoo Jung.
  • Joy graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul on 11 February 2015
  • Joy used to struggle with her dancing pre-debut
  • Joy learned how to dance from her senior labelmate, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk who is indeed known as the dancing machine of their company.
  • When Joy debuted with Red Velvet, her father said that she looked scary because she smiled too much. In contrast, Joy did not actually smile because she did not know how to act cute at that time.
  • Joy’s nickname was ‘snob’ because she did not really smile in her early days.
  • Joy is known as the fangirl of TVXQ which name is otherwise known as Cassiopeia.
  • Joy is also seen to jam other idol songs such as BTS, iKon, and Wanna One when she attended annual award ceremonies.
  • Joy thinks that the toughest part of her day is when she has to brush her teeth.
  • Joy said that she wanted to stay in China.

Red Velvet Joy Discography Compilation


Although her position in Red Velvet is not as the main vocalist, Joy has a pleasant voice so that when she sings, the people who listen to hear will feel at ease. Here you may check Joy during her career in Korean music industry!


2015 – Young Love (a duet with ‘We Got Married’ partner and BTOB Sungjae)


2016 – Always In My Heart (a duet with former member 2AM Seulong)


2017 – Yeowooya (original soundtrack of The Liar and His Lover)

2017 – I’m Ok (a duet with Lee Hyun Woo for the original soundtrack of The Liar and His Lover)

2017 – Your Days (original soundtrack of The Liar and His Lover)

2017 – Shiny Boy (original soundtrack of The Liar and His Lover)

2017 – Waiting for You (original soundtrack of The Liar and His Lover)

2017 – The Way to Me (original soundtrack of The Liar and His Lover)