Kim So-jung (Sowon) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Kim So-jung (Sowon) Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight50 kg
Date of BirthDecember 7, 1995
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Eye ColorDark Brown

Kim So-jung (Sowon) is a South Korean singer, model, and actress who is best known for having been the visual of the girl group, GFriend. The other members of the group include Umji, Yerin, Yuju, SinB, and Eunha and they have all worked on a wide range of tracks, albums, compilation albums, and EPs which include the likes of Time for UsSeason of GlassSnowflakeRainbowParallelFlower BudTime for the Moon NightSunny SummerFever SeasonRoughThe AwakeningMemoriaLove Whisper, and others. Their first album, LOL, became a hit and attracted positive attention both from the audience as well as the critics. Also, the group has won several awards and nominations such as Gaon Chart Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, Melon Music Awards, Mnet Asian Music Awards, Seoul Music Awards, Soribada Best K-Music Awards, Japan Gold Disc Award, MTV Europe Music Awards, and Asia Model Award. Sowon trained for 5 years before she made her debut and during her student life, she was also in the cheerleading team. Also known for her slender long legs, the diva has been a part of many shows like Mamamoo x GFriend Showtime, GFriend Summer Vacation in OkinawaThe Friends in Adriatic Sea, GFriend Loves EuropeOne Fine Day, and GFriend – Where R U Going?!GFriend has become immensely popular, despite being a product of a comparatively smaller entertainment company, and has accrued more than 4 million followers on Instagram, more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter, more than a million followers on Facebook, and more than 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube. In addition to that, Sowon has also branched out as a model and has walked the ramps for a couple of designers and brands.

Born Name

Kim So-jung

Nick Name

Sowon

Kim So-jung (Sowon) as seen in September 2019
Kim So-jung (Sowon) as seen in September 2019 (GFriend / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Seoul, South Korea

Nationality

South Korean

Education

Sowon studied at Hanlim Multi Art School located in Seoul, South Korea. Then, she attended Sungshin Women’s University, which a private women’s university located in Seoul, South Korea, and majored in Visual Media and Acting.

She also went to the School of Performing Arts Seoul, which is located in Gung-dong, Guro-gu, Seoul, South Korea, along with her fellow GFriend groupmates Eunha, Yerin, Yuju, SinB, and Umji.

Occupation

Singer, Model, Actress

Family

  • Father – He died on June 22, 2018.
  • Sibling – Sowon has an older sister.

Manager

Sowon is represented by Source Music.

Genre

K-Pop, Dance-Pop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Source Music, King Records Co., Ltd.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

50 kg or 110 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sowon has revealed that her ideal type is someone who resembles actor Park Hae-jin.

Kim So-jung (Sowon) as seen while smiling in a picture in June 2017
Kim So-jung (Sowon) as seen while smiling in a picture in June 2017 (오늘의 소녀 / Tistory.com / CC BY 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Sowon is of South Korean descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Long legs
  • Plump lips
  • Chiseled facial features

Brand Endorsements

As a member of GFriend, Sowon has been a part of a number of commercials for brands such as PepsiHyundai Sonata, and several others.

Kim So-jung (Sowon) as seen while posing for the camera during an event in March 2015
Kim So-jung (Sowon) as seen while posing for the camera during an event in March 2015 (포에버 (Forever5) / Tistory.com / CC BY 4.0)

Best Known For

  • Being the visual of the 6-membered girl group, named GFriend, which also includes Eunha, Yerin, Yuju, SinB, and Umji and has been formed by the entertainment company, Source Music. The group made its debut with the release of the EP, Season of Glass, on January 15, 2015, and has since released a large number of singles, albums, music videos, and EPs such as Time for Us, LOLFever Season, Season of Glass, Flower Bud, The AwakeningMe Gustas Tu, Rainbow, Fingertip, Love Whisper, Memoria, Snowflake, Parallel, RoughGlass BeadSunny SummerTime for the Moon Night, and many others.
  • Having been a part of GFriend‘s 3rd EP, Snowflake, which was released on January 25, 2016, and included tracks such as RoughSnowflakeSomedaySay My NameLuv Star, and Trust. The EP was ranked at number #2 in the Gaon Album Chart, at number #195 in the Oricon Albums Chart, and at number #10 in the U.S. Billboard Chart. One of the tracks, titled “Rough”, became particularly popular winning Gaon Chart Music Award in the “Song of the Year (January)” category, Golden Disc Award in the “Digital Bonsang” category, Melon Music Award in the “Best Dance (Female)” category, and Mnet Asian Music Award in the “Best Dance Performance – Female Group” category as well as getting ranked at number #3 in YouTube’s top 10 “Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World in January 2016” and at number #2 in the top 10 “K-pop MVs most beloved by South Koreans in 2016”. Rough also accomplished the feat of becoming the most downloaded song in 2016 according to Gaon Chart’s 2016 Year End Download Chart.
  • The 6th EP, Time for the Moon Night, which was released on April 30, 2018, by the girl group GFriend and which peaked at number #1 in the Gaon Album Chart, at number #63 in the Oricon Albums Chart, and at number #6 in the U.S. Billboard Chart. It comprised of songs like Time for the Moon NightLove BugByeFlower GardenTik Tik, and You Are My Star and also won a Melon Music Award in the “Best Music Video” category. Additionally, it was nominated for a Gaon Chart Music Award in the “Song of the Year (April)” category, Golden Disc Award in the “Digital Daesang” category, and Soompi Award in the “Music Video of the Year” category. In 2018, the EP’s track, “Time for the Moon Night”, also became the first song of the year to win all the prizes in musical programs.
  • Releasing GFriend‘s 7th EP, Fever Season, on July 1, 2019, which was ranked at number #1 in the Gaon Album Chart, at number #73 in the Oricon Albums Chart, and at number #10 in the U.S. Billboard Chart
  • Having won a large number of awards, as a member of GFriend, which include Gaon Chart Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards (GDA), Melon Music Awards (MMA), Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), Seoul Music Awards (SMA), Soribada Best K-Music Awards (SOBA), The Fact Music Awards, Japan Gold Disc Award, MTV Europe Music Awards, MBC Show Champion Awards, 13th Annual Soompi Award, Asia Model Award, and numerous others
  • The immense global popularity of the girl group GFriend as it has gained a huge fan base on social media with more than 4 million followers on Instagram, more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter, more than a million followers on Facebook, and more than 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube

First Album

As a member of GFriend, she released her first studio album, LOL, on July 11, 2016, via Source Music and LOEN Entertainment and it consisted of songs such as Fall in Love, Navillera, LOLWater FlowerMermaidDistanceGone with the WindCompass, and Click. Moreover, it was ranked at number #3 in the South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart and at number #7 in the US World Albums (Billboard) chart and was also nominated for a Golden Disc Award in the “Disk Daesang” category in 2017 as well as a Soompi Award in the “Album of the Year” category the same year.

First Fashion Show

Sowon made her fashion show debut by walking the ramp for D-Antidote at the 2019 S/S HERA Seoul Fashion Week.

Personal Trainer

Sowon stays fit by working out on a regular basis alongside her other GFriend group mates and all of them often post their gym pictures and workout videos on Instagram as well.

Sowon Favorite Things

  • Food – Seafood
Kim So-jung (Sowon) as seen in a picture taken during an event in November 2018
Kim So-jung (Sowon) as seen in a picture taken during an event in November 2018 (친한친구 / Tistory.com / CC BY 4.0)

Sowon Facts

  1. During her student life, she had been a cheerleader.
  2. When she was a 5th-grade student, she got a chance to visit North Korea.
  3. Before making her debut with GFriend, Sowon trained for around 5 years.
  4. YouTube ranked the music video for the song, Glass Bead, from the EP titled Season of Glass at the 9th spot in the top 10 “Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World in January 2015” list. Soon after, on January 28, 2015, the girl group was named as one of the “Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2015”.
  5. GFriend‘s fame skyrocketed when it was nominated as the only girl group in the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards in the “Best Korean Act” category alongside boy groups such as B1A4, BTS, Got7, and VIXX.
  6. In Korean, ‘Sowon’ means ‘wish’.
  7. She has got her driver’s license.
  8. Both Sowon and SinB are skilled at learning a new choreography really fast.
  9. She shares a friendly bond with Lim Na-young from the girl group, Pristin.
  10. In 2017, she appeared in the music video for the song, To Me, from GFriend‘s EP titled Rainbow.
  11. GFriend‘s first-ever fan meet, named “Dear Buddy”, was organized in April 2017.
  12. During her leisure time, Sowon enjoys watching movies, cooking, and reading mystery novels.
  13. Bugs frighten her a lot.
  14. She has extremely long legs and she has also said in an episode of the show, Idol Room, that her legs are 3 ft 8½ in or 113 cm long.
  15. It has been estimated that Sowon can finish 5 bowls of jajangmyeon or jjajangmyeon, a Korean-style Chinese noodle dish.
  16. In 2015, GFriend‘s another track, Me Gustas Tu, was released and while the group was performing in one of the promotional events for the song, the members fell on the stage several times owing to the slippery floor. This brought much attention their way and their video of that particular show also became viral in September 2015 and GFriend members were highly praised for their professionalism. During the incident, Yuju even twisted one of her fingers and fell on stage for around 8 times.
  17. When it comes to her preference in music, she likes upbeat music more than ballads.
  18. As a member of GFriend, Sowon has made appearances in a number of shows such as GFriend! Look After Our DogMamamoo x GFriend ShowtimeGFriend Summer Vacation in OkinawaGFriend Loves EuropeOne Fine DayGFriend – Where R U Going?!, and The Friends in Adriatic Sea.
  19. She is well-versed in both Korean and Japanese.
  20. She was awarded a Beauty Icon Award in First Brand Award 2019.
  21. Sowon loves walking the catwalks.
  22. She is not a big fan of snowing and raining.
  23. Follow GFriend on Instagram, YouTube, TwitterSpotify, iTunes, and Facebook.

Featured Image by GFriend / Instagram

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