TWICE’s Jeongyeon’s Famous Father: His Occupation and Moments With His Daughters

TWICE's Jeongyeon's Father

How Close Are TWICE’s Jeongyeon and Her Father

The life of every K-pop idol is an interesting thing to follow, let alone when talking about family. Many K-pop idols come from rich families or have family members who work in the same field in the entertainment industry. It’s the same with the personal life of TWICE’s Jeongyeon, who is known as one of the most popular idols in a South Korean girl group today.

Who would have thought she has a family member who is quite famous or a father who works as a top chef in South Korea? Well, let’s find out more about TWICE’s Jeongyeon’s father and everything about him that you should know in this article below!

TWICE’s Jongyeon’s Father Is a Famous Chef!

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TWICE’s Jeongyeon’s father is Yoo Chang-joon, a chef who specializes in traditional Korean and western cuisine. Previously, Yoo Chang-joon was the head chef at the five-star hotel Seoul Plaza Hotel and was also the personal chef of former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung. Later, her father opened the restaurant Doore which is located in a mall and Dooreyeon in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, and he is the owner and head chef of the restaurant.

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Doore was the first restaurant to open in 2016 while Dooreyeon opened in 2017. Both are restaurants serving traditional Korean food. What is unique about the name of this restaurant is the combination of the names of the three children of Yoo Chang-joon, which are Seung-yeon, Seoyeon, and Jeongyeon, because the restaurant’s motto is to serve the customers the best food like the food that Chef Yoo Chang-joon usually serves his three beloved daughters.

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Chef Yoo Chang-joon feels that by using the three names of his daughters, he becomes more careful and responsible while choosing food ingredients like he is taking care of his children.

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On June 20, 2016, TWICE’s Jeongyeon first revealed her father’s identity to the public through a broadcast of Please Take Care of My Refrigerator. In one of the episodes, TWICE’s Jeongyeon shared that her father is a chef who is specialized in Korean traditional cuisine and has been working for about 20 years.

TWICE’s Jeongyeon also said that her father went to Singapore with chefs Choi Hyun-suk and Oh Se-hoon, and her father is Chef Yoo Chang-joon. Another cast member asked which chefs on the program can he beat. Then, TWICE’s Jeongyeon wrote on a paper one name in response, and she picked Sam Kim, stating, “Because he [Sam Kim] seems to be a kind-hearted cast member here.”

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Besides that, TWICE’s Jeongyeon is also a very supportive daughter. She and her sister, Gong Seung-yeon who is also an actress, sent a message to their father who appeared on a cooking competition show, JTBC’s Please Take Care of My Refrigerator, on August 25, 2016.

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In a short video, TWICE’s Jeongyeon and Gong Seung-yeon congratulate their father’s special appearance on the show and say, “Dad, congratulations on your special appearance on the show! Since your pretty daughters are cheering you up, please win a star on this show!”

The two siblings also sang a little of “Cheer Up” from TWICE, one of the top girl groups under JYP Entertainment, and Baek Ji-young who also appeared on the show exclaimed how cute they are while Sam Kim looks jealous after watching the video message.

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Chef Yoo Chang-joon responded to the video by saying, “If I can’t win on this show, then I’ll steal the star!”

Check Out the Warm Moments Between Jeongyeon and Her Father Here!

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The next TWICE member’s parental occupation that was revealed was Jeongyeon. Jeongyeon’s father is a famous chef named Yoo Chang-joon. Her father has often appeared on television as a celebrity chef, such as on the show Please Take Care of My Refrigerator. Uniquely, their father-daughter status was only revealed after Jeongyeon successfully debuted with TWICE. This further proves that Jeongyeon’s success is indeed the result of her own hard work.

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Two members of TWICE, Jeongyeon and Dahyun, were invited to be guest stars on a TV program titled Give Me a Meal. The episode that aired the hitmaker “Cheer Up” was aired by JTBC on November 8, 2017.

On that occasion, Gong Seungyeon‘s younger sister formed a team with MC Lee Kyung-kyu. While enjoying the food that was served in front of them, the two of them started to have fun chats, one of which was about Jeongyeon’s father, Yoo Chang-joon, who is one of the famous chefs in South Korea.

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Related to this, Lee Kyung-kyu also asked if Jeongyeon often eats well at home because she has a father who is a chef. “Since your father is a chef, do you often eat a lot of delicious food at home?” Lee Kyung-kyu asked.

Getting a question like that, Jeongyeon admitted that her father rarely cooks when he is at home. The 1996-born idol revealed, “My father [Yoo Chang-joon] works in a restaurant [as a chef]. That’s why he rarely cooks at home.”

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However, Jeongyeon confessed that her father always cooks delicious food for her every time she has a birthday. “But on my birthday, Dad always prepares a big banquet,” Jeongyeon explained.

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ONCE (re: TWICE’s fandom) may already know that Jeongyeon’s father and sister are famous as actress Gong Seung-yeon and Chef Yoo Chang-joon. Chef Yoo Chang-joon was invited to the show Please Take Care of My Refrigerator which aired on August 15, 2016.

“These days people call me ‘national father-in-law’ because of my daughters,” Yoo Chang-joon said. “My eldest daughter is actress Gong Seung-yeon, and my youngest daughter is TWICE’s Jeongyeon. I can’t help but smile when I see them.”

Regarding this, Yoo Chang-joon was asked what he would do if Seung-yeon or Jungyeon had a boyfriend. “If my youngest daughter Jungyeon brings a boyfriend home, I don’t think I will be able to accept it.”

Not only that but TWICE’s members also interacted with TWICE’s Jeongyeon’s father during an episode of TWICE’s “My Special Recipe” on September 12, 2017. In that episode, TWICE members had a cooking challenge with a recipe that was in their imagination.

Initially, the TWICE members discussed late-night snacks and recipes that they had never tried before, but they wanted to make these foods with the help of TWICE’s Jeongyeon’s father, Yoo Chang-joon, who is a top chef in South Korea, to make their dream recipes come true. He mixed some special requests from TWICE’s members such as sugar-free yogurt, pizza sauce, instant noodles, canned corn, and a soft-yolk fried egg as the topping of this dish.

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TWICE’s members at first did not know who cooked their dream recipe and were finally answered by the program producer who said, “A chef followed your recipe just as it was written there. He wanted to see if you enjoyed the dish.” Finally, TWICE’s Jeongyeon’s father surprisingly entered the waiting room, and all the members were very surprised to find out that the person who cooked their special meal that day was TWICE’s Jeongyeon’s father, Yoo Chang-joon.


Well, that is all of the information about TWICE’s Jeongyeon’s father that you should know. Let’s continue to support TWICE’s Jeongyeon and her family while still respecting her personal life. If you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your social media and wait for another upcoming article from Channel-Korea!