Red Velvet’s Gorgeous Seulgi’s Profile and Diet Tips

Who is Kang Seulgi?

Kang Seulgi is a member of the Korean girl-group Red Velvet. Red Velvet has been one of the most popular groups in South Korea since they debuted in 2014, and they have loyal fans both inside and outside Korea. The group originally consisted of five members: Seulgi, Irene, Wendy, and Joy, but added one more some time later, namely Kim Ye-rim or now as she’s now known, Yeri. Yeri’s entrance to Red Velvet-era Ice Cream Cake, and the arrival of Yeri into this group was well received by fans. Red Velvet became highly recognized when they became the K-pop girl-group with the most number-one albums on the charts, and tied for having the most number-one albums among all K-pop acts. They also performed in Pyongyang on April 1, 2018, which made them only the fifth idol group to ever perform in North Korea.

Seulgi had the longest training period of any member in the group, having been a trainee from 2007 until Red Velvet’s debut in 2014. She was a part of the pre-debut team SM Rookies and was the first member to be revealed. She acts as lead vocalist and lead dancer for her group.

Currently, Seugi also has a lot of solo activities, including singing, modeling and appreaing on  variety shows. In September, she released the single “Wow Thing” as part of a mini-group with (G)I-dle’s Soyeon, GFriend’s SinB, and solo artist Chungha

In this article, Channel Korea will tell you all about Seulgi of Red Velvet!

Red Velvet’s Seulgi: Profile and Facts

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Birth Name Kang Seul-gi (강슬기)
Stage Name Seulgi (슬기)
Nicknames Kkangseul (깽슬), GomDoli (곰도리), and Teddy bear (테디비어)
Birthday February 10, 1994 (age 24)
Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Occupation Singer
Height/Weight 164 cm (5’5″)/44 kg (97 lbs)
Blood Type A
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2014–present
Labels SM Entertainment

Facts About Red Velvet’s Seulgi:

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Personal Facts:

  • She was born in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
  • Education: Byungmal Middle School; Seoul School of Performing Arts.
  • Her Chinese name is Jiang sèqí (Jiang Su Qi).
  • She’s the only member of the group who has single eyelids.
  • Her family consist of Dad, mom, oppa (t/n: older brother), grandmother.
  • Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • Seulgi is known for having a calm personality.
  • She likes Pringles so much, that fans have nicknamed her “Pringles”.
  • She can play the guitar.
  • Her favorite type of clothes are dark colors and chic clothing.
  • Her favorite movie is The Apple of My Eye.
  • Her favorite type of music is calming music, New Age and acoustic music.
  • Seulgi’s ideal type: Someone comfortable, who laughs a lot and looks pretty when they laugh.
  • She likes to imitate Pikachu.
  • She can speak Japanese.
  • Her favourite number is 20.
  • Her favorite color is orange because it’s the color of a refreshing vitamin.
  •  Since childhood, Seulgi already loved to sing and dance, and when dhe asked for permission to become a singer parents allowed her, immediately.
  • Her hobbies are drawing and playing the guitar.
  • She collects stickers, pens and notes.
  • Her role model is Beyonce.
  • She’s really good/awesome at drawing. She once drew Taeyeon and it looked real.
  • Seulgi likes to color-coordinate her clothing. (Red Velvet’s Competitive Game Night)
  • Her hobbies are drawing and going to the Karaoke alone.
  • She claims that she has a habit of leaving a mess and cracking her bones, especially the knuckles.
  • Her ways of relieving stress are organizing her thoughts by writing in a diary, eating with the people she likes, and going to the Karaoke alone.

Facts after becoming Red Velvet member:

  • Out of the 5 members, she trained the longest, training for seven years after being cast back in 2007. She was cast through a public audition.
  • She was a part of the pre-debut team SM Rookies, and was the first member to be revealed, alongside now-NCT members Jeno and Taeyong.
  • She almost debuted with the stage name Rowoon.
  • During her training years, she experienced a slump when her voice couldn’t come out, so she started training more on her dance skills, and became who she is today.
  • Her designated color is yellow/tangerine.
  • Her specialties are guitar, Japanese.
  • Her representative animal is a bear. She got the nickname “Bear” from labelmate Amber from f(x).
  • Seulgi was mentioned by labelmate Kyuhyun from Super Junior, gaining some attention before her debut.
  • She has done an imitation of an ostrich in various variety shows.
  • She featured in Henry’s song Butterfly pre-debut.
  • She’s friends with f(x)’s Krystal and Sulli, also Super Junior’s Kyuhyun.
  • She was in Henry’s Fantastic MV
  • Seulgi was a co-host on the show “Idol Battle Likes” for the first episode.
  • Seulgi went on Radio Star and said “I was practicing when my trainee friends came and said I’ve come up on the real-time searchers. I stayed at first place without falling”, Kyuhyun responded with the word “I’ve dug up a star”.
  • Irene’s first impression of Seulgi was that she was odd, but that made her even cuter.
    Before her debut, Super Junior Kyuhyun mentioned her a lot on Radio Star.
  • Seulgi was mentioned by labelmate Kyuhyun from Super Junior, gaining some attention before her debut.
  • She starred in a musical arranged by the company entitled School Oz, playing the lead role of Dorothy.
  • In July, 2016, she released the song Don’t Push Me with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Uncontrollably Fond.
  • Seulgi, Wendy and other SM artists released a digital single titled Sound of Your Heart for SM Station on December 30.
  • In January, 2017, she released the song You’re the Only One I See with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.
  • She also released a duet titled Darling U with Super Junior’s Yesung on January 22, as part of SM Station.
  • Seulgi is close with Mamammo’s Moonbyul and Blackpink’s Jisoo.
  • Seulgi ranked #71 on the list of Most Beautiful Faces 2015. She also ranked #29 on the list of Most Beautiful Faces 2016.
  • Seulgi was chosen as the member who shops the most. [From Gayo Plaza Radio Interview (2017- Red Flavor Promotions)]
  • She used to share a room with Irene and Wendy.
  • Now, after they moved to a new dorm, Seulgi and Wendy share a room.
  • Seulgi ranked #23 on the list of Most Beautiful Faces 2017.
  • She was on King of Masked Singer Episode 79 as “Masterpiece of the Weekend, Cinema Heaven”.
  • Seulgi was, alongside other 6 female idols, in Idol Drama Operation Team . They created a 7-member girl group, called Girls Next Door , which debuted on July 14, 2017.
  • She is part of the SM Station X girl-group project: Seulgi x SinB x Chungha x Soyeon.
  • Recently, on MBC’s Idol’s True Colors, she said sometimes she is conscious of her ears.
  • In their mini-album The Red Summer, she represents a pineapple.
  • At the Music Bank festival in Singapore she did a cover of Bang Bang by Jessie J, with Hwa Sa from the South Korean girl group “MAMAMOO”.
  • In their full-length album Perfect Velvet, her weapon is a knife.
  • She was named one of the Precious Yet Powerful Idols that prove duality man undoubtedly exists.
  • She has appeared in several CFs, including Baskin Robbins, Lotte Peppero, Meters/Bonwe, and BLACK Martine SITBON.
  • She starred in the SM Entertainment musical, School Oz as Dorothy.
  • She trained with f(x) and EXO.

Seulgi’s Career:

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Seulgi began training with SM Entertainment in 2007. On December 2, 2013, she was one of the first three trainees introduced to the public through SM Entertainment’s pre-debut project, SM Rookies, alongside now-NCT members Jeno and Taeyong.

In July 2014, she was featured in Henry Lau’s song Butterfly from his second EP, Fantastic. She also appeared in the music video of the single Fantastic. On August 1, 2014, Seulgi made her official debut as a member of Red Velvet.

In January 2015, she starred in an SM Entertainment musical School Oz, playing the lead role of Dorothy. From April to May, she was part of the JTBC variety show Off to School.

In July, 2016, she released the song Don’t Push Me with Wendy, as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Uncontrollably Fond. In October 2016, Seulgi appeared on King of Mask Singer as a contestant under the alias Cinema Heaven.

Seulgi released You, Just Like That as the theme song of Blade & Soul on November 18, composed by Yoon Sang. Seulgi and bandmate Wendy and other SM artists released a digital single titled Sound of Your Heart for SM Station on December 30.

In January, 2017, she released the song You’re the Only One I See with Wendy, as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. She released a duet titled Darling U with Super Junior’s Yesung on January 22, as part of SM Station.

In February, 2018, Seulgi was confirmed as part of the cast for Law of the Jungle in Mexico. In April, she was also confirmed as part of the cast of JTBC’s new variety show Secret Unnie, together with Sunmi. Seulgi was also featured on Moonbyul’s solo debut Selfish; the song was released on May 23, 2018. In September, she released the single Wow Thing as part of a mini-group with (G)I-dle’s Soyeon, GFriend’s SinB, and solo artist Chungha.

Seulgi’s Diet Tips

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Red Velvet’s Seulgi revealed that she once went through some extreme dieting as a trainee. She currently weighs 44 kg.

On the May 4 broadcast of SBS’s “Style Follow,” Seulgi and Irene appeared as guests and spent the day having fun with Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung and model Kang Seunghyun. When they sat down to eat some food, Kang Seunghyun asked, “Since we’re eating right now, I’m a little sorry to ask, but have you ever done an extreme diet?” In response, Irene shared that they dieted, especially before their debut.

Sooyoung then asked, “Have you ever done one that was so extreme, it made you sad?” to which Seulgi revealed that she had, when she was asked by her company to lose weight before debuting. She said that her weight at the time wasn’t very different from her present weight, but in order to lose weight, she went through an extreme dieting method.

She said, “All I had all day was soy milk. When I was so hungry that I couldn’t stand it anymore, I would drink some and persevere through it.” She revealed that, in the end, she was able to lose two kilograms (approximately 4.4 pounds).

As the main dancer of Red Velvet, Seulgi works hard every day, with every practice and her busy schedule. Her appearance was a little shocking during Red Velvet’s comeback, Red Flavor, in 2017. She was really slim during album promotions, and made everyone worry.

On JTBC ‘Non-Summit (Abnormal Submit)’, Seulgi revealed that she can’t resist eating spicy food. So whenever she wants to eat it, she eats it, if there is nothing scheduled. Seulgi also revealed on SBS’s ‘Style Follow’ that she was following an extreme diet, only drinking a glass of soy milk a day right before her debut.

Hopefully she doesn’t have to do any more extreme diets!

Red Velvet Seulgi on Instagram

Seulgi didn’t have personal instagram account. But since SM Entertainment allows their group to have an instgram (@redvelvet.smtown), it’s  filled with their personal posts. It feel like Seulgi itself talk to the fans. In the official Red Velvet account Seulgi often posts her cute selca. Her photos always look aesthetically pleasing with her photogenic features.

Here below some of Seulgi photos on instagram! Let’s check it out!

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Go check more of her photos in Red Velvet’s official instagram account (@redvelvet.smtown)!

Discography

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Title Year Sales Album
“Sound of Your Heart”
(with SM Town, Steve Barakatt )
2016 N/A SM Station Season 1
“Darling U”
(with Yesung)
2017
“Our Story”
(with Chiyeol)
  • KOR: 56,079+
Fall in, girl Vol. 3
“Doll”
(with Kangta and Wendy)
N/A SM Station Season 2
“Wow Thing”
(with Jeon So-yeon, Kim Chung-ha and SinB)
2018 Station X 0
Soundtrack appearances
“Don’t Push Me”
(with Wendy)
2016
  • KOR: 182,984+
Uncontrollably Fond OST
“I Can Only See You”
(with Wendy)
2017
  • KOR: 24,912+
Hwarang OST
“Deep Blue Eyes”
(as Girls Next Door)
  • KOR: 16,514+
Idol Drama Operation Team OST
“You, Just Like That” N/A Blade & Soul OST
As featured artist
“Butterfly”
(Henry Lau feat. Seulgi)
2014
  • KOR: 14,070+
Fantastic
“Drop”
(Mark Lee feat. Seulgi)
2017
  • KOR: 46,443+
High School Rapper FINAL
“Heart Stop”
(Tae-min feat. Seulgi)
N/A Move
“Selfish”
(Moonbyul feat. Seulgi)
2018 Selfish
“Hello Tutorial”
(Zion.T feat. Seulgi)
TBA ZZZ

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2015 SMTown: The Stage Herself Documentary film of SM Town

Television series

Year Title Network Role Note
2016 Descendants of the Sun KBS2 Herself Cameo

Television shows

Year Title Network Role Note
2016 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as “Masterpiece of the Weekend, Cinema Heaven” (Episode 79)
2017 Idol Drama Operation Team KBS Cast
2018 Law of the Jungle in Mexico SBS Part of second half team in Mexico (Episodes 320–324).
Secret Unnie JBTC4 With Sunmi
Battle Trip KBS Contestant With Wendy (Episodes 100–103)

Musical theatre

Years Title Role Notes
2014–2015 School Oz Dorothy Lead Role

Music videos

Year Title
2017 “Darling U”
2018 “Selfish”
2018 “Hello Tutorial”

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 Melon Music Awards Deep Blue Eyes (as Girls Next Door) Hot Trend Award Nominated
Naver’s 2017 Fashionista Awards Rising Star Award N/A Nominated

List of Red Velvet Seulgi CF

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Commercial:

  • Baskin Robbins (started February 2015)
  • Lotte Peppero (started October 2014 – end of 2014)
  • Meters/bonwe (started July 2015)
  • BLACK Martine SITBON (started September 2015)
  • The SAEM (started March 2016)
  • Toreore (started March 2016)

Magazine:

[2014]

  • The Celebrity Magazine & OhBoy! Magazine (2014) with Irene, Taeyong & Jhonny
  • MAPS Magazine with Irene & Wendy
  • The Celebrity Magazine with Irene, Wendy & Joy, Issue September 2014
  • Harper Bazaar Magazine with Irene, Issue October 2014
  • The Celebrity Magazine with Irene, Wendy & Joy, Issue December 2014
  • IZE& Magazine with Irene, Wendy & Joy, Issue December 2014

[2015]

  • The Celebirty Magazine with all members, Issue May 2015
  • CeCi Magazine with all members, Issue May 2015
  • NYLON Magazine with all members, Issue May 2015
  • K-Wave Magazine with all members, Issue May 2015
  • High Cut Magazine with all members, Issue June 2015
  • Grazia Magazine with all members, Issue September 2015
  • Vogue Korea Magazine with all members, Issue October 2015
  • Grazia Magazine with all members, Issue October 2015
  • NYLON Magazine with all members, Issue December 2015

[2016]

  • SURE Magazine, Issue January 2016
  • InStyle Magazine with all members, Issue March 2016
  • W Korean Magazine with all member, Issue March 2016
  • The Celebrity Magazine with Irene and Yeri, Issue March 2016 Vol.029
  • Allure Korea Magazine, Issue March 2016
  • Marie Claire Magazine with all members, Issue April 2016
  • ELLE Magazine with all members, Issue October 2016
  • The Celebrity Magazine with with all members, Issue October 2016
  • The Star Magazine with with all members, Issue October 2016
  • CeCi Magazine with all members, Issue November 2016

[2017]

  • Singles Magazine with all members, Issue December 2017

Variety Shows:

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[2014]

  • Red Velvet @ KBS TV Escape Crisis No.1 EP447 with Irene, Wendy & Joy (Cut)
  • Hello Counselor EP188 with Irene, Wendy & Joy
  • MBC A Private Lesson w Those w Same Zodiac Sign EP02 with Irene, Wendy & Joy (Cut)
  • MBC Power Magazine with Irene, Wendy & Joy (Cut)
  • Hidden Singer 3 EP6 with Irene, Wendy & Joy
  • MBC Weekly Idol EP168 with Irene, Wendy & Joy
  • Star King EP385 with Joy
  • After School Club EP113 with Irene, Wendy & Joy
  • After School Club After Show EP114 with Irene, Wendy & Joy (Cut)
  • KBS Let’s Go Dream Team 2 EP258 with Irene & Wendy

[2015]

  • MBC Hitmaker Season 2 EP05 [Only Preview with JOY – Full Cut]
  • Red Velvet Ice Cream TV
  • SBS Star King EP406 [With Joy & Yeri]
  • SBS Star King EP407 [With Joy & Yeri]
  • Arirang After School Club EP154
  • SBS Star King EP408 [With Joy & Yeri]
  • JTBC Off to School (학교다녀왔습니다) EP40-43 [Only Seulgi]
  • Mnet Yaman TV EP14
  • SBS Star King EP411 [With Joy & Yeri]
  • Mnet Yaman TV EP17
  • JTBC 100 People, 100 Songs (백인백곡 – 끝까지 간다) EP31 & EP32 [With Wendy]
  • MBC We Got Married EP276 (as cameo on EP276 & EP288)
  • Red Velvet “오방만족” V Live Application
  • MBC Weekly Idol EP217
  • Mnet Today’s Room EP08
  • MBC Idol Star Athletics Championships 2015 EP01 (Category: Wrestling)
  • Mnet Today’s Room EP09
  • MBC Radio Star EP447
  • KBS A Song For You Season 4 EP12
  • KBS Immortal Song 2 EP223 [With Wendy & Joy]
  • SBS Same Bed Different Dream EP30 [Only Seulgi]
  • KBS Vitamin EP610 [With Irene, Wendy & Yeri]

[2016]

  • JTBC Sugar Man EP13 [With Irene, Wendy & Yeri]
  • MBC Idol Star Athletics Championships (Recording – Category: Archery – With Irene & Yeri)
  • SBS Baek Jongwon’s 3 Great Emperors EP23 (?) [With Irene, Joy & Yeri]
  • MBC Idol Star Athletics Championships 2016 EP01
  • MBC Idol Star Athletics Championships 2016 EP02
  • MBC Weekly Idol EP242
  • KBS Vitamin EP621 [With Irene & Yeri]
  • JTBC Knowing Bros EP21 [With Wendy, Joy & Yeri]
  • KBS Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education EP154 [With Wendy, Joy & Yeri]
  • SBS God’s Voice EP?? [With Joy]
  • SBS Same Bed Different Dream EP52 [With Joy]
  • MBC Weekly Idol EP334
  • KBS The Return of Superman EP147 [With Joy]
  • MBC King of Mask Singer EP79 [Only Seulgi]
  • KBS Idol Battle Likes EP01 (아이돌 배틀라이크) [Permanent (?) MC]
  • OnStyle Laundry Day EP04 (런드리 데이) [With Joy]
  • Mnet Yang Nam Show EP05 (양남자쇼) [Except Yeri]
  • Mnet Yang Nam Show EP06 (양남자쇼) [Except Yeri]
  • JTBC Panthom Singer EP06 (팬텀싱어) [With Wendy & Joy]
  • iHQ Comedy TV Lucky Race EP07 (운빨 레이스) [Only Seulgi]

[2017]

  • KBS Girl Group Battle – The Family’s Honor (걸그룹 대첩-가문의 영광) [With Seulgi, Wendy & Joy]
  • MBC Idol Star Athletics Championship 2017 (설특집 2017 아육대)
  • JTBC Abnormal Summit EP?? (비정상회담) [Only Seulgi & Wendy]
  • Arirang After School Club EP250 [Without Joy]
  • Naver LieV
  • MBC Weekly Idol EP??

[2018]

  • Oksusu LEVEL UP Project 2
  • JTBC Sugar Man Season 2 EP03
  • MBC Idol Star Athletics Championship 2018
  • Mnet I Can Hear Your Voice Season 5
  • Olive TV Show ‘Talk Moon’ [With Wendy]
  • KBS Hello Counselor (안녕하세요) [With Irene and Yeri]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 Melon Music Awards Deep Blue Eyes (as Girls Next Door) Hot Trend Award Nominated
Naver’s 2017 Fashionista Awards Rising Star Award N/A Nominated