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Chaewon (LE SSERAFIM) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Kim Chaewon Le Sserafim

Kim Chaewon (김채원) is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and member of the girl group LE SSERAFIM under HYBE and Source Music. She is a former member of IZ*ONE.

Chaewon (LE SSERAFIM) Profile

Stage Name

Chaewon (채원)

Birth NameKim Chaewon (김채원)
BirthdayAugust 1, 2000
Active Years2018–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLeo
Height163 cm (5’4″)
Weight42 kg (92 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Chaewon (LE SSERAFIM) Facts:

Early Life

– Chaewon was born in Poi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– She went to Seoul Poi Elementary School and Guryong Middle School.
– She briefly attended Gaepo High School before transferring to Hanlim Entertainment Arts High School, where she graduated from the Broadcasting & Entertainment Department.
– In the 6th grade of elementary school, she participated in the 2012 KBS Creative Children’s Song Contest as a ‘Poi Elementary Choir.’
– While attending Gaepo High School, he participated in RCY, a volunteer club.
– She appeared on the KBS Korea Children’s Song Contest in 2012.

Personal Life

– Her family consists of her parents and older sister who is six years older than her.
– Her mother, Lee Ran Hee, is a theater actress.
– Chaewon dreamed of becoming an idol when she was in high school.
– She has a large mole on her lower left thigh, and she used to cover it with a full-body costume when appearing in Masked Singer.
– She is known to be a confident leader. (엘르 코리아_ELLE KOREA)
– She revealed that she used to dance and sing alone at home until elementary and middle school.
– She said her closest idol other than IZ*ONE is Yeonhee (Rocket Punch).
– She chose Nana Komatsu as her role model for fashion.
– Her right ear has two piercings.
– Her hobbies include watching dramas and dance videos, lying down, and watching Netflix and Youtube.
– She is interested in seeing ghosts and would like to stay in a haunted hotel once. (102.7KIISFM)
– Being the team leader causes her some stress, but she thinks it’s crucial for her own development. (Ray)
– She was initially uncomfortable appearing on stage. (billboard)
– She believes in ghosts but said she has yet to meet one. (tmrw magazine Interview)
– She and Kazuha are the most fearful of bugs.  (Anan Interview)
– She was the first to join LE SSERAFIM and said that she saw the entire process of joining all the LE SSEARFIM members.
– She sang “Atlantis Princess” by BoA for her audition in Woollim Entertainment.
– She got a small scar on her upper lip when she was young while playing with her dog.
– She always carries Bluetooth earphones with her. (Sweet Magazine Interview)
– She is close friends with Yena Choi, and she often goes to play at her house, where her brother joked that she should start paying the rent.
– Her English name is Anna Kim.
– She would like to meet a ghost as the Korean myth says that meeting a ghost while working on a new project would bring success. (tmrw magazine Interview)
– Before becoming an idol, she had aspirations of being a flight attendant.
– She doesn’t find MBTI convincing because she sees each member’s type is conflicting with their personalities.
– Her specialties include singing and dancing.
– Her representative emoticon is the tiger.
– She lives on the second floor of the dorms with Eunchae and Yunjin.


– She is the leader and vocalist in the group “LE SSERAFIM.”
– She auditioned for many companies and joined Woollim Entertainment.
– She was a trainee for 11 months at Woollim Entertainment before participating in Produce 48.
– She passed Produce 48 after being ranked 10 and debuted as a member of IZ*ONE with Sakura.
– In 2021, she left Woollim Entertainment and joined Source Music.
– She participated in the show “King of Masked Singers” under the stage name “Formosan Deer” in 2021.
– In the MAMA 2018 Awards held in Japan, she was featured on Moonbyul’s song “Selfish.”
– Kim Chaewon was revealed as the fourth member of the group “LE SSERAFIM.”
– She worked as a special MC at SBS Inkigayo in 2022.
– In 2023, she was appointed an ambassador for the LVMH brand “Make Up For Ever.”
– She has been featured in many major magazines, including “INDEED” and “GQ KOREA.” “Marie Claire”, “VOGUE” and “ESQUIRE”.
– She was featured in the Golden Child’s music video “Let Me.”
– In 2022, she participated in the song “Blue Flames” as a lyricist for the album “FEARLESS,” released on February 5, 2022.
– She participated as a lyricist and composer for the group’s songs “Slow Travel” and “Bloom.”
– She wrote the lyrics of IZ*ONE’s song,”With*One” and “Slow Journey” in 2020.
– She was a cast member in the ENA’s variety show “Heymi Lee Ye Chaepa” (HMLYCP) on March 12, 2023.
– She has appeared in many YouTube channels, including “GQ Korea,” “VOGUE,” “WHATCHA,” “Pixid,” “Walkman,” “ESQUIRE Korea,” and “SINGLES KOREA 싱글즈 매거진.”

Likes & Dislikes

– Her favorite song is “Watercolor” by Lovelyz.
– She likes to wear dresses.
– Her favorite movie is “A Star Is Born.”
– Taylor Swift is her favorite American singer.
– Her favorite color is Black.
– She said that she was a fan of Kara when she was young.
– She likes Taeyeon (SNSD).
– She likes wearing faux fur coats. (Cosmopolitan)
– She wants to try dyeing her hair purple.
– She became a fan of IU after listening to her song “The Story Only I Didn’t Know.”
– She likes discovering different sides of herself and enjoys taking on challenges.
– Chaewon enjoys listening to ballads and eating.

Food Preferences

– Chaewon likes to eat mint chocolate ice cream.
– Her second best flavor after mint chocolate is apple mint.
– She can’t eat coriander and cucumber.
– Her favorite dish is instant jajang noodles. (Numero Tokyo Interview)
– She enjoys eating pineapple pizza.
– She dislikes mushrooms and coffee.
– She likes blueberries and mandarins.
– Her favorite drink is bubble tea.

Nicknames & Resemblance

– She has several nicknames including “Chae-chae”, “koala”, “Kim Jabchaewon”, “Ssamachi”, “Ssamcoball”, “Gomdo Leader”, “Dumbo”, “Radish Cabbage Fairy”, “Angel Chaewon”, and “Fairy Chaewon,”.
– Fans think that she resembles Stray KidsFelix and the character Rapunzel from Disney.
– She also looks similar to Yun Tae-Jin (FC Anaconda striker), Chungha, and Park Shinye.


– She can handle two bottles of soju.
– She has a unique talent for peeling three tangerines in just 30 seconds.
– She can handle spicy food well.
– She can hit the highest of notes easily. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– She is skilled at long jumps.

Personality & Habits

– Chaewon had a quiet and timid nature, but she gradually became more expressive.
– Her classmates were surprised to find her participating in Produce 48 because she was a quiet friend.
– She has a habit of shadowboxing when she is excited and in high spirits.
– Yena once recalled that when Chaewon was sleeping, she suddenly raised her hand, and it stayed in the air for a long time before getting it down and scratching her body. She was so scared and later filmed the video and showed it to her, and she couldn’t believe it.
– If there is something, she has a habit of smelling it first.

Dating Rumors

– On January 18, 2023, Japanese media, Weekly Munchun, reported that Kim Chae-won was in a relationship with an unknown male rapper and released the photos for a fee.
– The photos included Chaewon taking a friendly picture with a man and him writing affectionate comments about her on Instagram, looking as if they were dating.
– Source Music put forward an official position that the dating rumors are not true.
– The dating rumor turned out to be fake as the man in the said photos came forward, clarifying that the photos were synthesized, and he could not hide his embarrassment that the pictures he uploaded for fun were featured in the article.

Social Media Handles
Instagram: _chaechae_1

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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