Meet the Beautiful and Talented Member of Rocket Punch—Sohee
We will introduce you to this one idol who shares the same name as other idols. Her name is Sohee. You probably think of Wonder Girls’ Sohee, Nature’s Sohee, Elris‘ Sohee, actress Han Sohee, actress Yoon Sohee, well there are a lot of Sohees in the Korean entertainment industry.
This Sohee that we’re going to talk about is Kim Sohee from a girl group called Rocket Punch.
Rocket Punch is a girl group that made a debut in 2019 with a song titled “Bim Bam Boom”. They are a girl group that consists of six talented and beautiful members, who are: Juri, Yeonhee, Suyun, Yunkyoung, Sohee, and Dahyun. They are one of the 4th generation K-pop groups that debuted under Woollim Entertainment, the same agency as Lovelyz, INFINITE, Golden Child, etc.
Let’s find out more about Sohee from Rocket Punch in the sections below!
Rocket Punch’s Sohee’s Profile
Well, it’s time to learn more about Sohee and check out some essential things about her!
Full name: Kim Sohee
Korean Stage Name: 소희
Korean Real Name: 김소희
Stage Name: Sohee
Chinese Name: 金素嬉
Japanese Name: キム・ソヒ
Nicknames: Oso-oSohee (which means “Welcome Sohee”), Sound (Sori), Sojanggeum, Mint Chohee, Woollim Yasuo, World Domination Puppy, World Domination Maltese, etc.
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Height: 161 cm
Foot size: 235–240 mm
Birthday: August 14th, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Chinese Zodiac: Goat
Position: Dancer, rapper, vocalist
Occupation: Singer, idol
- Sau Elementary School
- Geumpa Middle School
- Hanlim Multi Arts High School
Hobbies: Watching YouTube videos, listening to music, restaurant touring, stage monitoring, etc.
Specialties: Kendo, dance, vocal constellation, being hungry
Blood type: A
MBTI Type: ISFJ
Agency: Woollim Entertainment
Rocket Punch’s Sohee’s Facts
Let’s see some interesting facts about Sohee down below!
- Since she was born in Osaka, Sohee’s Japanese skills are good. But it’s also because she learned Japanese hard and practice a lot.
- In Produce 48, Sohee appeared without bangs and with long hair.
- After Sohee graduated from Geumpa High School, she attended Hanlim Multi Arts High School starting in March 2019.
- Sohee got the nickname Sojanggeum because she is good at cooking.
- Even with Juri, sometimes Sohee speaks Japanese too.
- Sohee’s favorite food is ttoekbokki, and she likes Baskin Robbins’ mint choco flavor.
- Sohee is the best cook on the team.
- Sohee is afraid of dogs and cats. She is afraid of dogs because she has been bitten by a big dog. But she said that a small puppy is fine.
- Sohee’s favorite color is pink.
- Although Sohee was born in Osaka, her hometown is Gimpo.
- Sohee was trained for 8 months before she joined Produce 48.
- Sohee said that she can play gayageum because she learned to play it when she was young.
- Sohee got the nickname Mint Chohee because she likes the flavor of mint chocolate.
- Before making a debut, Sohee along with Juri and Suyun attended an event of their senior in the same company, Lovelyz.
- Sometimes Sohee is mistaken as the youngest member because she has a lot of cuteness.
- Sohee’s face resembles Running Man‘s Jeon So-min and actress Shin So-yul.
Rocket Punch’s Sohee’s Pre-Debut
Seeing Sohee’s profile and the list of interesting facts about her, you are probably wondering why did Sohee end up becoming a K-pop idol? Was she actually fond of singing and dancing just like some other K-pop idols? Or did she just accidentally get here without expecting it? Well, instead of just wondering, let’s get to know the pre-debut story of Sohee from Rocket Punch down below!
As you may have already seen on her profile, Sohee was born in Osaka, Japan. However, she didn’t grow up there. When she was 3 months old, Sohee moved to Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do. Sohee was born in Osaka because her father was working there. That’s why Sohee has Korean as her mother tongue.
But still, Sohee tried really hard to learn Japanese. She also often practices Japanese with her mother and father who used to live there. Some taxi drivers have mistaken her for Japanese when she is talking in Japanese with her parents.
Growing up, Sohee was surrounded by Japanese culture. She learned Kendo when she was in elementary school. She started when she was in the second grade of elementary school. Sohee studied Kendo for six years and was in the black belt level. That’s why we see Kendo as one of her specialties. Seems like she still remembers it all even though it has been years.
Seeing how Sohee was fond of Kendo, Sohee herself probably didn’t expect that she will be a K-pop idol later. But the fact that K-pop is growing really big lately, she tried to join an open audition for a K-pop agency in 2017. Sohee was having a dilemma between choosing Cube Entertainment or Woollim Entertainment.
But she ended up choosing Woollim Entertainment because she was feeling that Woollim Entertainment might be the one that is destined for her. And it turned out to be true after all. Sohee’s audition for Woollim Entertainment went really well. She sang a song from solo singer Ailee, “I Will Go to You Like the First Snow”. And she got accepted as a trainee of Woollim Entertainment starting in September 2017.
Rocket Punch’s Sohee in Produce 48
After officially becoming a trainee, it only took months for Sohee to be included in the line-up for Produce 48 participants. As you may or may not already know, Produce 48 or Produce 101 Season 3 was a survival show that was aired on Mnet in 2018. It was a show that had a hundred participants only some of which will later on debut into a temporary group that consists of 11 to 12 members.
In this season, Produce 48 was a collaboration between the Korean entertainment industry and the Japanese entertainment industry. The trainees that became participants were a combination of Korean trainees and Japanese idols from 48 groups. Since the participants were from both countries, there was a translator for the Japanese participants, since the trainers were Korean.
That probably is the reason why Sohee was included since she has good Japanese skills. She could capture the fans from Korea, Japan, and of course, overseas. Because of her Japanese skills, she made friends with Japanese participants too.
In the video introduction, Sohee showed her kendo skills.
Now it’s time to see the performances of Sohee in Produce 48!
Unfortunately, Sohee didn’t make it to the final line-up. She was eliminated in Episode 8. However, she still gained popularity and managed to be friends with the participants, as well as all of the IZ*ONE members.
Rocket Punch’s Sohee’s Debut
We have seen what Rocket Punch’s Sohee went through before she was even a trainee, until she became a trainee, and became a participant of Produce 48. She was diligently working hard since she was in middle school until she became a high school student in a performing arts school. Not only she learned dancing, singing, and rapping in the agency, but she also learned them at school.
Until finally the day that she has been waiting for has come. Woollim Entertainment announced that they would be debuting a new girl group in July 2019. The name of their new girl group is Rocket Punch, they released the teaser video on their official YouTube channel.
Starting from August 1st, 2019, Woollim Entertainment revealed the member one by one. Finally, on August 7th, 2019, Rocket Punch officially made a debut by releasing their first solo track titled “Bim Bam Boom”. Let’s see the music video of “Bim Bam Boom” below!
What do you think of Rocket Punch’s debut song? It seems cheerful, right? The music video is also colorful. It really shows how beautiful and talented the members are. We fell in love with the members and the song right after we saw the music video.
And now, it’s time to see the dance version of Rocket Punch’s “Bim Bam Boom” so we can focus better on Rocket Punch’s dance skills!
What do you think of Rocket Punch’s debut era? The concept is just too colorful and matches the girls really well!