Meet Former Crayon Pop Member and Moon Hee-jun’s Wife Soyul

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Get to Know Former Crayon Pop Member Soyul!

So-yul is a South Korean celebrity, and she was active as the youngest member of Crayon Pop which became famous after their single “Bar Bar Bar.”

Crayon Pop is a female idol group from South Korea that debuted in 2012. They originally had five members formed by Chrome Entertainment, and they were Geum-mi, El-lin, Cho-a, Way, and So-yul. Their debut single was titled “Saturday Night” and appeared on their first EP Crayon Pop 1st mini-album. In general, this album cannot be declared a great success. Then, they released another single which was subsequently released and even got a less successful review from the public. But, the group still produced their songs, and Crayon Pop released their first digital album in October 2012 titled Dancing Queen.

In the end, the new image of Crayon Pop in 2013 made them more successful than before. The single “Bar Bar Bar” with silly clothes and unique features on their costumes such as helmets made them known to the Korean public. Crayon Pop’s success with “Bar Bar Bar” gave them various awards such as the New Rising Star, Hot Trend Award, and Best New Female Artist. “Bar Bar Bar” ranked number 1 the Billboard’s Top 100 Korean songs after eight consecutive weeks in the top 10.

But, in May 2017, Soyul was confirmed to be leaving the group. A representative of Chrome Entertainment released a statement saying, “So-yul will leave the group, and El-ling, Gum-mi, Way, and Cho-a will continue to run promotions as a group, Crayon Pop. We will continue the schedule and album accordingly.” Previously, So-yul had to stop her activities even though the idol group had just made a comeback with the release of the new EVOLUTION POP album. It was revealed that the idol experienced panic attacks that were getting worse when doing their track promotion for “Doo Doom Chit” in 2016.

So-yul is the youngest and most calm member among all the members. She is the sub vocalist from Crayon Pop, but she decided to stop her career and become a good wife and mother.

To find out more, here are the profile and facts of So-yul!

Soyul’s Profile and Facts

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Soyul’s Profile

Stage Name: Soyul (소율, ソ ユ ル)
Real Name: Park Hye Kyung (박혜경)
Nickname: Young Energy
Date of Birth: May 15, 1991
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Talents: Dance, Vocals, Art
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 44 kg
Blood Type: A
Languages: Japanese (Conversational)
Education: Sungshin Women’s University (2015)
Hobbies: Western paintings, drawing, listening to music, and art
Favorite Food: Samgyeopsal, Soda / Cola
Favorite Artists: BoA, SHINee, BIGBANG, Amuro Namie
Spouse: Moon Hee-jun (m. 2017)

Soyul’s Facts

  • She is known as an ulzzang (a person who is quite famous for their appearance), but at the beginning of her debut, she said that she did not want to be known as an ulzzang but for her ability to sing and dance.
  • She was a member of the duo K-pop group Bob Girls who later broke up and joined Crayon Pop.
  • She is a fan of the male idol group BAP.
  • They call So-yul “The Quiet Maknae” and “JPG” because she rarely speaks.
  • So-yul is very afraid of heights, insects, and ghosts.
  • Crayon Pop usually held games to determine who would pay for everyone’s dinner. The other members often lost to So-yul.
  • She also won on several episodes of the sports variety show Let’s Go! Dream Team.
  • She considered herself the “Sunlight of Crayon Pop.”
  • She starred in an ad for Neutrogena skin care.
  • So-yul said that she did not have an ideal type as long as it is someone she likes.
  • On Crayon Pop TV, So-yul said that she has aegyo (cute side) but will only show it to the people she wants.
  • She became a good student at Sungshin Women University even though she always participated in all Crayon Pop activities.
  • She released her solo single titled “Y-Shirt” in 2015 and featured Yang Jeong-mo.
  • On October 4, 2016, Chrome Entertainment said that So-yul would not participate in Crayon Pop’s activities because of an anxiety disorder diagnosed during the preparation of the new album.
  • On November 24, 2016, the media revealed that So-yul was preparing to marry the first generation idol group HOT member Moon Hee-jun.

Soyul’s Discography

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Studio Albums

  • Evolution Pop Vol.1 (2016)

Mini-albums

  • Crayon Pop 1st Mini Album (2012) (digital only)
  • The Streets Go Disco (2013)
  • 2015 2nd Mini Album ‘FM (2015)

Singles

  • “Dancing Queen” (2012)
  • “Bar Bar Bar” (2013)
  • “Lonely Christmas” (2013)
  • “Uh-ee” (2014)

Digital Singles

  • “Vroom Vroom” (2016)

Collaborations

  • “Hero” (with Kim Jang Hoon) (2014)
  • “A Very Special Christmas” (as Chrome Family) (2014)

OSTs

  • “Trot Lovers OST Part.1” (2014)
  • “Hi! School: Love On OST Vol.5” (2014)

Solo Single

  • “Y-Shirts” (2015)

Japanese

Studio Albums

  • Crayon Pop (2016)

Mini-Albums

  • Pop! Pop! Pop! (2014)

Video-Albums

  • Pop in Japan (2016)

Singles

  • “RaRiRuRe” (2015)
  • “Dancing All Night” (2015)

Soyul’s Filmography

TV Shows

Year Network Title Note Member
2012 MBC Music Crayon Pop’s Colorful Growth Diary
(크레용팝의 알록달록 성장일기)
3 episodes Crayon Pop
2014 MBC Crayon Pop’s Fun Fun Tour
(크레용팝의 뻔뻔한 여행)
4 episodes; filmed in Ant Village, Gangwan-do Crayon Pop
2013 KBS Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2

Girl Group Wrestling Contest

Crayon Pop
2013 KBS Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2

Episode 201

Crayon Pop
2014 KBS Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2

Girl Group Wrestling Contest

Crayon Pop
2015 KBS Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2

Girl Group Wrestling Contest

Crayon Pop
2014 Chrome Chrome in

All episodes

Crayon Pop
2012 MBC Every1 A Celebrity Lives in My House

Crayon Pop
2014 MBC Fun Fun Tour

Crayon Pop
2014 MBC Weekly Idol

Episode 143

Crayon Pop

 

Details About Soyul’s Marriage

Moon Hee-jun announced that he intended to marry So-yul in November 2016 through his official fan page. This news was certainly very surprising because there were never suspicions or hints that the two were dating. On February 12, 2017, So-yul and Moon Hee-jun held a wedding at the Shilla Hotel. Their wedding was attended by a series of celebrities such as Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, Kangta, and others.

The reaction of some netizens did not support the marriage because So-yul was 13 years younger than Moon Hee-jun, and, according to Korean netizens, their age gap was too far. In addition, a controversy arose when three months after the wedding Moon Hee-jun and So-yul gave their latest news.

As reported by Soompi, the two K-pop stars would soon become a father and mother because they were blessed with a daughter. Soyul’s pregnancy news was actually predicted by netizens when Moon Hee-jun announced their marriage suddenly. But, at that time, both of them denied that they were getting married because So-yul was pregnant, commonly called a shotgun marriage.

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Later, they revealed another fact. Because they were so busy preparing for the wedding and becoming parents, it turned out that Moon Hee-jun had even forgotten to propose to So-yul properly. Moon Hee-jun reasoned, “Because we were always together when preparing for the marriage,” he said on Dad’s True Colors.

Closer to the wedding, Moon Hee-jun finally proposed to So-yul. “I invited So-yul to eat fried chicken on the banks of the Han river, not in a fancy restaurant,” said Moon Hee Jun.
A romantic situation waked up when Moon Hee Jun showed a video containing a collection of their old photos until, finally, he asked, “Will you marry me?”

After being proposed to, So-yul gave the casual response, “I thought I would not be proposed to, but it turns out you do that, too.”

Learn More About His Husband, Moon Hee-jun

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Moon Hee-jun is 13 years older than So-yul and was born on March 14, 1978. He is a former idol and was the leader of H.O.T, a first generation K-pop group under SM Entertainment. Moon Hee-jun now is a pop-rock singer-songwriter signed under SidusHQ. He started his entertainment carrier in 1996, making his group legendary among the present groups. Moon Hee-jun had a unique appearance with colorful hair such as blonde, purple, and orange with his iconic hairstyle.

Both Moon Hee-jun and So-yul apparently were dating since 2013 and were discovered by the public in 2016.

Their Daughter

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3 months after their marriage. So-yul and Moon Hee-jun got their first child. Their daughter was born on May 12, 2017. Both mother and daughter are healthy.

On a variety program, Moon Hee Jun jokingly said, “My daughter will look really great in a helmet, too.” When asked why, he reasoned, “Because her mother looks great in a helmet.” His statement made the whole studio laugh, and he added, “They’ll be the best looking mother-and-daughter pair at the ski resort.”

A year after the birth, the family took family pictures with May Kim Studio. The company representative who took the pictures said, “Their daughter is a lovely baby with a lot of luck and charm” that the official credited to her parents.

Latest News of Soyul

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrsU_wZB8KS/

It has been a while since So-yul appeared in public, but recently, So-yul appeared in Geum-mi’s latest post, a former member of Crayon Pop. Both of them had their activities together in Crayon Pop. The So Geum friends, taken from So-yul and Geum-mi, managed to make fans nostalgic with their togetherness.