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Irene (Singer) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Irene Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 48 kg
Date of Birth March 29, 1991
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Dark Brown

Irene is a South Korean singer and lead dancer of the K-Pop band, Red Velvet. She has also appeared on shows like Music Bank and OnStyle Network’s Laundry Day. She has done endorsement work for popular brands like Lotte Pepero, Baskin-Robbins, and NIKE Women. Irene has released songs like HappinessIce Cream Cake, and Russian Roulette.

Born Name

Bae Joo-hyun

Nick Name

Cabbage (Baechu), Mother, Hyun-ah, Grandma

Irene at Wonder K Concert in May 2018
Irene at Wonder K Concert in May 2018 (SeulRene ‘IS’ LOVE / Tistory / CC BY-4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Daegu, South Korea


South Korean


Irene went to Haknam High School in her hometown, Daegu, before joining SM Entertainment in 2009.


Singer, Actress, Television Host


  • Siblings – She has a younger sister.


Irene’s career is managed by SM Entertainment.


K-pop, Electropop, R&B




SM Entertainment




5 ft 3 in or 160 cm


48 kg or 106 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

It is speculated that Irene dated someone while she was in high school. There were also rumors about Irene’s romantic relationship with actor Park Bo Gum. But, none of the rumors were proven. Therefore, nothing much is known of Irene’s love life.

She once stated in an interview that she would prefer someone with a good heart to someone who just has a pretty face.

Irene as seen in February 2017
Irene as seen in February 2017 (SHAQ Photo / Tistory / CC BY-4.0)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Black (Natural)

She often tends to dye her hair ‘dark brown’.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Dazzling beauty

Brand Endorsements

With her band Red Velvet, Irene has done endorsement work for the following brands –

  • Lotte Pepero (2014)
  • Baskin-Robbins (2015)
  • Meters/bonwe (China) in 2015
  • BLACK Martine SITBON (2015)
  • The Saem (2016)
  • Toreore Chicken (2016)
  • STARCON (2016)
  • NCSOFT Mobile Game ‘Lineage Red Knights’ (2017)
  • NCSOFT Mobile Game ‘Pro Baseball H2’ (2017)
  • The Shilla Duty-Free (2017)
  • Etude House (2018)
  • Mobile Game ‘Eternal Light’ (2018)

Irene has also endorsed –

  • NIKE Women (2012)
  • Burberry ‘Art of the Trench’ (2013)
  • Ivy Club (2014)
  • Maxwell House (2016)
  • NUOVO (2017)
  • Mobile Game ‘Age of Ring’ (2017)
  • Hyundai Auto Advantage program in 2017
  • HAZZYS Accessories (2018)
  • CooperVision (2018)
  • Lemona Vitamin C (2018)

Irene has also collaborated for –

  • Red Cross Youth – Honorary Ambassador (2016)
  • Rosemont Jewelry (2016)
  • King Sejong Institute – Goodwill Ambassador (2017)
  • Swarovski ‘Rookie’ (2017)
  • Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education – Public Ambassador (2018)

In February 2019, Irene was revealed as the muse of the Italian luxury jewelry brand Damiani. Later that year, she became the face of the fashion brand Miu Miu.

In September 2020, she became the brand ambassador for Prada.

Irene at a fanmeet in March 2016
Irene at a fan meet in March 2016 (147 Company / / CC BY-4.0)

Best Known For

Being the leader of the South Korean girl band, Red Velvet

First Album

Irene’s first studio album, The Red, was released on September 9, 2015, with her band, Red Velvet.

First TV Show

Irene made her TV show debut in 2015 when she started co-hosting the music program, Music Bank, alongside actor Park Bo-gum.

Personal Trainer

Like the rest of the Red Velvet members, Irene is also supposed to maintain a slim figure. She revealed that she drinks a glass of pumpkin juice every afternoon in order to lose weight.

Irene Favorite Things

  • Color – Purple
  • Artist BoA
  • Number – 43
  • Movie – The Notebook (2004)
Irene at Gaon Chart K-pop Awards red carpet in February 2016
Irene at Gaon Chart K-pop Awards red carpet in February 2016 (SHAQ Photo / Tistory / CC BY-4.0)

Irene Facts

  1. She trained with SM Entertainment for 5 years starting in 2009 before her debut.
  2. She has a shy personality and everyone thought her to be scary as she didn’t talk much.
  3. Her designated color is ‘pink’ and her representative animal is a cat.
  4. BLACKPINK‘s Jennie is one of her good friends.
  5. Irene likes collecting things that are purple in color, including notes and journals.
  6. She creates mind maps to organize her thoughts and relieve her stress.
  7. She habitually clings to others around her by holding their hands or by linking arms.
  8. In August 2019, she teamed up with South Korean DJ and producer Raiden for a new single titled The Only.
  9. In February 2020, she donated ₩100 million to the Community Chest of Korea in order to help the people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea.
  10. In April 2020, Irene and Seulgi were revealed as the members of Red Velvet’s first sub-unit, Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi. They released their first EP titled Monster in July 2020.
  11. In February 2024, it was revealed that Irene had renewed her contract with SM Entertainment.
  12. Visit Red Velvet’s official website @
  13. She isn’t individually present on any social media platform, but you can follow her band on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube.

Featured Image by SHAQ Photo / Tistory / CC BY-4.0

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