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 Irene Profile and Facts
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
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.