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Seulgi (Red Velvet, GOT the beat) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Seulgi Red Velvet

Seulgi (슬기) is a South Korean singer, dancer, and a member of the girl group Red Velvet under SM Entertainment. She debuted solo on October 4, 2022, with the mini album “28 Reasons”. She is also a member of Red Velvet’s subunit “Irene & Seulgi” and the female unit “GOT the beat”.

Seulgi (Red Velvet, GOT the beat) Profile

Stage Name Seulgi (슬기)
Birth NameKang Seul Gi (강슬기)
OccupationSinger
BirthdayFebruary 10, 1994
Active Years2014–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height160 cm (5’3″)
Weight44 kg (97 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIISFP

Seulgi (Red Velvet, GOT the beat) Facts:

Early Life

– Seulgi was born in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– She went to Ansan Howon Elementary School and Byeolmang Middle School.

Personal Life

– Her family includes her parents, an older brother, and her grandmother.
– She graduated from the Seoul School of Performing Arts.
– Seulgi said that she looks exactly like her parents. (Allure Korea)
– She does natural-look makeup on a daily basis. (W Korea)
Wendy described her as a true friend and that she loves everything about her. (Glamour)
– She would Austria as her favourite vacation spot because it’s the background of her favourite movie “Before Sunrise”. (Nylon)
– Her favorite memes include that of Joy’s where she’s expressing herself through her whole body. (Buzzfeed)
– If she had to choose an animal that resembles her, she would choose a baby tiger.
– She almost had her money stolen from her in front of school. (TheKstarNextDoor)
– To relieve stress, she organizes her thoughts by writing in a diary, enjoys meals with people she cares about, and goes to Karaoke alone.
Irene said that Seulgi used to have extreme stage fright but she has overcome it now. (Irene Magazine Interview)
– She is nicknamed “Bear”. (Vogue Girl Japan)
– Her favourite thing to do on tour is explore the food and culture of the region. (Behind The Blinds)
– The song of her life is “Everytime” by Britney Spears because it was the last song on the first CD she received as a gift and it’s a song she really wants to cover. (Teen Vogue)
– Her favourite movie genre is romantic comedy and she likes movies that are visually appealing.
– She used to be scared of the broadcasting station after debut but now she is comfortable. (Nylon)
– Her tip for dressing well is wearing similar shades to dress tone-on-tone.
– A ballad song she listens to when she is feeling down is “Flowerpot” by Alex. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– She would film vlogs about her daily life if she were a Youtuber.
– She watched movies with villain protagonists to write the lyrics of “Dead Man Running” from a villain’s perspective like in a novel. (Behind The Blinds)
– The artists she wants to collaborate with first and foremost in the future are her labelmates. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– She likes effortless looks because she prioritizes comfort.
– She has a separate Instagram account for pictures she takes with her film camera.
– She was chosen as the artist Karina (aespa) wants to collaborate with. (aespa Puppy Interview)
– Seulgi’s ideal type is someone comfortable, who laughs a lot and looks pretty when they laugh.

Career

– Seulgi is the main dancer and lead vocalist in Red Velvet.
– She was cast in 2007 through a public audition and became a part of the pre-debut team SM Rookies.
– She almost debuted with the stage name Rowoon but eventually chose Seulgi.
– She was featured in Henry’s song “Butterfly” before her debut.
– Kyuhyun from Super Junior mentioned about her before her debut which attracted attention to her.
– She starred in the musical “School Oz,” portraying the lead role of Dorothy.
– She participated in various soundtracks, including songs for the drama “Uncontrollably Fond” and “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.”
– She was a participant in “King of Masked Singer”.
– She was labeled as the all-rounder of the 3rd generation Kpop by Behind The Blinds.
– She participated in writing the lyrics of her song “28 Reasons”. (NME)
– As part of the TV program “Idol Drama Operation Team,” she was in a 7-member girl group called Girls Next Door.
– She was part of the SM Station X girl group project: Seulgi x SinB x Chungha x Soyeon.
– She wrote the lyrics of “Dead Man Running”. (TheKstarNextDoor)

Magazines & Endorsements

– She has been featured in many notable magazines including “DAZED KOREA”, “Vogue Korea”, “ELLE Korea” and “Marie Claire”.
– She has endorsed many brands including Nike, Converse Korea, Coca-Cola, and L’Occitane.
– She was appointed as the ambassador for Volkswagen in 2021.

Likes & Dislikes

– Orange is her favorite color.
– The fashion item that she is interested in is socks. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– She loves to watch horror movies. (NME)
– She would like to try concepts from the 90s and 2000s in future albums. (Vogue)
– She prefers the smell of lotions so she doesn’t use perfumes that often.
– Her favorite karaoke song when she was young was “Bakkwo” by Lee Junghyun.
– She would choose time travel as her superpower so that she can go through time at a faster speed. (Buzzfeed)

Food Preferences

– She likes vegetables.
– Her favorite foods include Huoguo and stews. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– A restaurant that she wants to recommend is “Bokmanru” near Haebangchon which is famous for Gyo-dong-style spicy noodles.
– She likes to cook “Gaejurim” which is a family dish containing crabs.
– Her favourite winter snack is Hoppang and she likes both vegetable and red bean ones.
– She loves to eat Pringles and so she got nicknamed “sringles” by her fans.

Abilities

– Her specialties include playing the guitar and speaking Japanese.
– She can only wink with her left eye. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– She has impressive drawing skills, once drawing Taeyeon in a way that appeared very lifelike.
– She is the best at playing Rummikub among the members. (W Korea)

Personality & Habits

– Seulgi considers herself a pacifist. (TheKstarNextDoor)
– She is the type to get worked up when she sees injustice. (BEAUTY+ Magazine)
– Her drinking habits include using hand gestures and getting more excited.
– She always tends to do “rock” when playing rock, paper, and scissors. (Showterview)
– She likes to spend her days quietly.
– Irene described her as someone who does things according to what she feels like without a plan. (Weekly Idol)

Celebrity Friends

– She is friends with f(x)’s Krystal, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, Mamamoo’s Moonbyul, and Blackpink‘s Jisoo.
– She is also close friends with Sunmi. (Showterview)

Awards

– In 2022, Seulgi won the “Best Female Artist (Overseas)” at the Asian Pop Music Awards for her work “28 Reasons”.
– In 2023, she won the “Female Soloist” at the Brand Customer Loyalty Awards and “K Global Bonsang (Main Prize)” at the K Global Heart Dream Awards.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: hi_sseulgi

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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