Sooyoung (Choi Soo-young) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Sooyoung Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight52 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 10, 1990
Zodiac SignAquarius
BoyfriendJung Kyung-ho

Sooyoung is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known for being a member of the South Korean girl group, Girls’ Generation. Apart from the group, she has also worked on several other projects as a singer and actress and has been a part of shows like The Third Hospital, Dating Agency: Cyrano, My Spring Days, Squad 38, and Man in the Kitchen. She has a strong social media fan base with over 5.5 million followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Choi Soo-young

Nick Name

Shik shin, NaSoo (Interrupter), DJ Syoung, Sooyoung

Sooyoung at Style Icon Asia in March 2016
Sooyoung at Style Icon Asia in March 2016 (Pabian / Tistory / CC BY 4.0)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Gwangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea

Residence

South Korea

Nationality

South Korean

Education

Sooyoung attended the JeongShin Women’s High School from where she graduated in 2009. She further went on to study at Chung-Ang University and graduated with a major in film studies in 2016.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Family

  • Father – Her father is the president of a trading company.
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Choi Soo-jin (Older Sister) (Theatre Actress)

Manager

Until October 2017, she was represented by SM Entertainment.

Genre

K-Pop, Bubblegum Pop, Electropop, R&B, EDM

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Labels

  • Echo Global Group
  • Until 2017, she was signed up with SM Entertainment and Interscope Records.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

52 kg or 114 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sooyoung has dated –

  1. Jung Kyung-ho (2013-Present) – Sooyoung is dating her longtime boyfriend actor Jung Kyung-ho. They have known each other for a very long time and their relationship was made public in January 2014.
Sooyoung as seen in February 2018
Sooyoung as seen in February 2018 (Like a Fool / Tistory / CC BY 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Black

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Charming smile

Brand Endorsements

Sooyoung has done endorsement work for brands like –

  • LG
  • Intel
  • Korean chicken chain Goobne Chicken
  • Casio
  • Samantha Thavasa
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Lotte
  • Biotherm
  • SK II
Sooyoung at a fan-meeting in January 2018
Sooyoung at a fan-meeting in January 2018 (EchoGlobalGroup / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Religion

Christianity

Best Known For

  • Being a member of the South Korean girl group, Girls’ Generation
  • Being a member of a short-lived duo called Route θ

First Album

With the girl group Girls’ Generation, Sooyoung released her first studio album, Girls’ Generation, in November 2007.

First Film

Sooyoung made her theatrical film debut as Jeong Da-jeong in the movie, Hello, Schoolgirl, in 2008.

First TV Show

She made her first TV show appearance on comedy-variety show Unstoppable Marriage in 2007.

Sooyoung Favorite Things

  • Ice Cream Flavor – Mint Chocolate
  • Food – Spicy Cabbages
  • Season – Winter
  • Number – 8
Sooyoung as seen in April 2018
Sooyoung as seen in April 2018 (EchoGlobalGroup / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sooyoung Facts

  1. She and her fellow Girls’ Generation artist, Kwon Yuri, attended the same university i.e. Chung-Ang University.
  2. Sooyoung auditioned for SM Entertainment at an open audition when she was in 5th grade.
  3. In 2002, she participated in Korea-Japan Ultra Idol Duo Audition winning the first position. This led her to become a part of the musical duo, Route θ, along with Marina Takahashi and they made their official debut in Japan.
  4. The group, Route θ, was disbanded in 2003 after releasing 3 singles and Sooyoung returned to South Korea and signed up with SM Entertainment.
  5. She made her official debut with the South Korean girl group, Girls’ Generation, in August 2007.
  6. Apart from singing, she also has a passion for acting and before debuting as a singer, she had given over 70 auditions but unfortunately got rejected every time.
  7. Sooyoung has also worked on various music and acting projects other than the ones with Girls’ Generation.
  8. She is also active in charity and has organized auctions called ‘Beaming Effect’ multiple times. The proceeds from the auction go to the research work for finding a cure for retinitis pigmentosa, a disease her father suffers from.
  9. She is fluent in Japanese.
  10. She is a huge baseball and Harry Potter fan.
  11. Follow Sooyoung on Instagram.

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