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Forestella Members Profile & Facts


Forestella (포레스텔라) is a South Korean crossover vocal group under Beat Interactive that debuted on March 14, 2018, with the album “Evolution”. The group consists of four members, Bae Doohoon, Kang Hyungho, Cho Mingyu and Ko Woorim.

Forestella Profile

Debut: March 14, 2018
Active Years: 6
Forestella Members: Bae Doo Hoon, Kang Hyung Ho, Cho Mingyu, Ko Woo Rim.
Genre: Crossover, Pop
Status: Active
Label: Beat Interactive
Oldest Member: Bae Doohoon
Youngest Member: Ko Woorim
Fandom Name: Soopbyeol

Forestella Facts:

– They has been under Beat Interactive since August 1, 2021.
– Previously, the group was under Universal Music Korea, Arts & Artists, and Decca Records
– The group got popular after appearing on Two Yoo Project and Immortal Songs.
– Their fandom’s name, Soopbyeol, is a combination of “soop,” meaning “forest,” and “byeol,” meaning “star,” in Korean.
– The group’s name is a combination of the words “Forest” and “Stella.”
– Forestella was formed in the JTBC singing competition “Phantom Singer 2” after the members performed four songs together and won the final round in the competition.
– In 2018, the group released their first song, “You Are My Star,” in the album “Evolution.”
– In 2018, they collaborated with the crossover group “Forte Di Quattro,” released the song “L’impossibile Vivere,” and held joint concerts in Busan and Seoul.
– The group released its latest EP, “The Bloom: Utopia,” on December 22, 2022.
– Cho Min Kyu is the leader, while Ko Woo Rim is the group’s maknae.
– The group collaborated with SHY (A.C.E) and released the song “Christmas Time” in 2021.
– In 2022, Forestella participated in the Seoul Festa 2022 Concert.
– The group held their first concert, “Evolution,” after debuting in 2018.
– In 2022, the group won the “Crossover Group” at the Korea First Brand Awards and the “K Global Crossover Award” at the K Global Heart Dream Awards.
– When performing on stage, the group members usually stand in a specific order (starting from Koo Woo Rim to the far left, then Kang Hyung Ho, Cho Min Kyu, and Bae Doo Hoon to the far right).
– The group was featured in the song “Beautiful” by Secret Garden in 2019 and “Ttanttala blues” by LUNCHSONG Project in 2020.
– The group members formed the group before the finals and named their band “Forestella.”
– In August 2020, they were awarded the “National Assembly’s Culture Sports and Tourism Committee Award” at the Newsis Hallyu Culture Daesang.
– In 2023, they went on its first overseas tour and held concerts in Vancouver, New York, and Los Angeles.
– They appeared in the KBS show “Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend” and won in episode 374.
– The group consists of 3 tenors and 1 bassist.
– Their song “Together” was composed by the popular songwriter and producer Hwang Sung-je.
– Their representative color is a turquoise gradation reminiscent of night and forest (#3662ae – #53be92).
– The group appeared on the radio program “Hwajeong Choi’s Power Time” on January 11, 2023.
– In 2021, the group appeared in the “Lifestyle Musician Collaboration” furniture commercial with a Virtual Human named Louie.
– Forestella appeared on “M Countdown” on January 12, 2023.
– The group’s first overseas performance was at the K-POP Concert held at Dubai Expo Jubilee Park on January 16, 2022.
– Their second album, “Mystique,” sold over 5000 copies and became a golden album only a week after its release.
– The group’s popular songs are “Hijo De La Luna,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Words From The Wind,” and “Nella Fantasia.”

Social Media Handles
Instagram: official.forestella
Youtube: 포레스텔라 Forestella
Twitter: official_fore
Facebook: official.forestella
Fancafe: official.forestella
Vlive: C42761

Streaming Platform Links
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Forestella Members Profile

1. Cho Mingyu

Cho Mingyu Forestella
Cho Mingyu

Stage Name: Mingyu (민규)
Birth Name: Cho Mingyu (조민규)
Occupation: Leader, Vocalist
Birthday: November 19, 1990
Age: 33 (in 2023)
Active Years: 7
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: A

Cho Mingyu Facts:

– Cho Mingyu is the leader and vocalist of the group.
– He participated in the show Phantom Singer 2.
– He is close to his nephew.
– He dreamed of becoming a comic book store owner and singer as a child.
– Choo Mingyu is the shortest member of the group.
Read More Facts About Cho Mingyu

Social Media Handles
Instagram: uniquejonje | mingyu.cho_official
Youtube: 광풍테너조민규의채널
Naver Cafe: cafe.naver

Streaming Platform Links
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2. Bae Doo Hoon

Bae Doo Hoon Forestella
Bae Doo Hoon

Stage Name: Doohoon (두훈)
Birth Name: Bae Doo Hoon (배두훈)
Occupation: Singer, Musical Actor
Birthday: July 15, 1986
Age: 37 (in 2023)
Active Years: 11
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: AB

Bae Doo Hoon Facts:

– Bae Doo Hoon is the vocalist in the group.
– He was in the gugak-rock band “AUX”.
– Cho Mingyu selected him in the 3rd round of competitions in Phantom Singer.
– He likes eating dark chocolate.
– His MBTI personality type is ENFP.
Read More Facts About Bae Doo Hoon

Social Media Handles
Twitter: doohoon715
Naver Cafe: cafe.naver

Streaming Platform Links
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3. Kang Hyung Ho

Kang Hyung Ho Forestella
Kang Hyung Ho

Stage Name: Hyungho (형호)
Birth Name: Kang Hyung Ho (강형호)
Occupation: Vocalist
Birthday: March 8, 1988
Age: 35 (in 2023)
Active Years: 6
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 179cm (5’8”)
Weight: na
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: AB

Kang Hyungho Facts:

– Kang Hyungho is the vocalist in the group.
– He is also known as “PITTA”.
– He formed a rock band with his friends in college called “PITTA”.
– He speaks in a Busan dialect.
– His MBTI personality type is ESFJ.
Read More Facts About Kang Hyungho

Social Media Handles
Instagram: pitta.come
Youtube: [PITTA]강형호 & 이용우
Twitter: pitta_pittafan
Facebook: PITTA0416
Naver Cafe: cafe.naver

Streaming Platform Links
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4. Ko Woo Rim

Ko Woo Rim Forestella
Ko Woo Rim

Stage Name: Woorim (우림)
Birth Name: Ko Woo Rim (고우림)
Occupation: Singer
Birthday: July 10, 1995
Age: 28 (in 2023)
Active Years: 8
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 182 cm (5’11”)
Weight: na
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: AB

Ko Woorim Facts:

– Ko Woorim is the vocalist and maknae of the group.
– He auditioned for Phantom Singer 2 after seeing many people from his circle participating in the show.
– He married Kim Yuna (former skater) in October 2022.
– He is skilled in cooking.
– His handwriting is very good.
Read More Facts About Ko Woorim


Social Media Handles
Instagram: woorim_ko
Youtube: Official KOWOORIM
Twitter: official_woorim
Naver Cafe: cafe.naver

Streaming Platform Links
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1. How old are the FORESTELLA members? (oldest to youngest)

FORESTELLA members’ ages and birthdays are as follows:

– Doohoon was born on July 15, 1986, and is 37 years old.
– Hyungho was born on March 8, 1988, and is 35 years old.
– Mingyu was born on November 19, 1990, and is 33 years old.
– Woorim was born on July 10, 1995, and is 28 years old.

Group members were of the following ages when they debuted in 2018: Doohoon was 32, Hyungho was 30, Mingyu was 28, and Woorim was 23 years old.

2. Who has the deepest voice in FORESTELLA?

Woorim has the deepest voice in the group, his voice type is classified as a “dramatic basso profondo”.

3. How tall are the FORESTELLA members? (tallest to shortest)

FORESTELLA member’s heights are the following from tallest to shortest:

– Woorim’s height is 182 cm (6’0”).
– Hyungho’s height is 179 cm (5’8″).
– Mingyuz’s height is 177 cm (5’8”).
– Doohoon’s height is 176 cm (5’7″).

4. What are the representative elements of FORESTELLA members?

FORESTELLA’s members’ Representative Elements are:

– Mingyu’s representative element is Air.
– Doohoon’s representative element is Water.
– Hyungho’s representative element is Fire
– Woorim’s representative element is Earth.

5. Where are the FORESTELLA members from? (ethnicity & nationality)

FORESTELLA member’s nationality & ethnicity are as follows:

– Mingyu is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.
– Doohoon is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.
– Hyungho is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.
– Woorim is South Korean by ethnicity and nationality.

6. What are the official positions of FORESTELLA members?

Following are the official FORESTELLA members’ positions:

– Mingyu is the Leader and Vocalist.
– Doohoon is the Vocalist.
– Hyungho is the Vocalist.
– Woorim is the Vocalist and Maknae.

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  1. Heads up: The picture of Bae Doohoon you have with his profile details is actually a pic of Woorim. Kang Hyung Ho is the only one who has no formal music education but is a fully qualified chemical research engineer who worked for 4 years in that capacity for a Petrochemical company before entering Phantom Singer tv survival competition looking for crossover artists. He entered with a viral performance of Phantom of the Opera singing both the male and female roles. He was the only amateur singer to advance thru the gruelling show to finally win with Forestella. worthwhile checking out their Bad Romance live, Bohemian Rhapsody, Exo’s Mama. Also they are 6 time winners of Mama award … historic effort

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