The Handsome Seventeen’s Vernon Chwe: Profile, Family, and Much More!


Meet the Handsome Seventeen Member, Vernon Chwe!

Vernon is one of the members of the well-known, talented, and popular Korean boys bands, Seventeen. He is famous for his mixed-race looks, and unlike the other members, was born from an American mother and a Korean father. Although Vernon was born in the USA, his family actually moved to Korea when he was five, and he was raised in the Hongdae neighborhood. So, he was growing up surrounded by the Korean culture since he was a child.

He got cast by Pledis Entertainment at a train station in front of his middle school. He trained for three years and three months before making his debut with Seventeen. Before his debut, he appeared in Man of K’s “Falling” music video, Hello Venus’ “Venus” music video, and Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat” music video.

Profile and Facts of Vernon


Full Profile

Stage Name: Vernon (버논)

Birth Name: Hansol Vernon Chwe/Choi

Hangul: 한솔최

Date of Birth: February 18th, 1998

Age: 20 years old

Place of Birth: New York, United States

Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Nationality: Korean-American

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Position: Main Rapper

Agency: Pledis Entertainment

Sub-Unit: Hip-Hop Team

Instagram: @chwenotchew

Facts About Vernon


Here are some amusing facts about Vernon you will probably want to know:

– His stage name, Vernon, was picked because it is his middle name and is also his mother’s maiden name.

– His favorite rappers are Drake, T.I, J.Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.

– His favorite singer is David Bowie.

– His favorite actors are Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Johnny Depp, and from the Korean actors, he likes Lee Byung-hun.

– He has an interest in fashion and he collects certain items, such as hats. His favorite style is casual.

– His favorite dishes are Vanilla ice cream, chocolate, chocolate cakes, cheesecakes, and cheeseburgers.

– His hobbies include reading webtoons and watching movies, but he prefers watching movies to reading.

– He is a Harry Potter and Star Wars fan. He even bought a BB-8 robot when he was in Japan.

– He likes dogs and cats and he has his own cat named Dodam.

– He is also called Twix (a chocolate bar made by Mars). The reason is that he had a lot of the snacks in Seventeen’s practice room.

– Although he once said that he has no favorite girl group, he was voted as a member who acts the cutest around girl groups, by the members. They said Vernon smiles with his eyes around girls but not around Seventeen members.

– Vernon said that right now his Korean is much better than his English.

– He views himself as a free and an easy-going person.

– He is close with Pentagon member, Kino.

– His favorite seasons are summer and fall.

– He is ticklish.

– A skill that he wishes he could have is Seung-kwan’s speaking skills.

– He is a slow person. It always takes him the longest to do anything, so his hyungs sometimes scold him.

– Even though he looks childish, he thinks deep sometimes. He values the importance of not discriminating against others for anything.


Vernon is of mixed ethnicity. His father, Simon Chwe, is an artist, while his mother, Melody Chwe, is an art teacher. Vernon has a younger sister, her name is Sofia Chwe.


Now you know how Vernon could be so handsome. Look at how handsome and beautiful Vernon’s parents are:



Vernon’s sister is no less beautiful than he is. Look at her!


Vernon in Show Me The Money 4

Vernon joined Mnet’s survival program Show Me The Money 4, where he got a lot of criticism from the judges and fellow contestants of the show. He was eliminated during the third round.