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Siwon (Super Junior) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Siwon

Siwon (시원) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and a member of the boy group Super Junior under SM Entertainment. He is also a member of the subunit Super Junior-M. 

Siwon (Super Junior) Profile

Stage NameSiwon (시원)
Birth NameChoi Si Won (최시원)
English NameDavid Joseph Choi
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Actor, Model
BirthdayApril 7, 1986
Active Years2005–present
Age37 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Aries
Height183 cm (6’0″)
Weight65 kg (143 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIENTJ

Siwon (Super Junior) Facts:

Early Life

– Siwon was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Sincheon Elementary School and Jamsil Middle School.
– He transferred from Jamshin High School and graduated from Apgujeong High School.

Personal Life

– His fandom name is “Siwonest.”
– His family consists of his parents and a younger sister named Jiwon.
Yesung would describe Siwon in one word as “wealth” because he is rich. (StarHub)
– He attended Inha University (Theater and Film) and later completed his masters from Inha University Graduate School (Cultural Management / Convergence Course).
– His birthdate is April 7, 1986, but he was officially registered on February 10, 1987.
– His religion is Protestant Christianity.
– He was the first Korean to reach 5 million Twitter followers.
– His father is his role model.
– He lost 8kg in 3 weeks to prepare for his first role of the main lead in the drama “Oh! My Lady”.
– Age is not a factor to him. He said that if he fell in love then he would not care if his girlfriend was 12 years older than him. (Omona Live Journal)
– He described Super Junior as a mental hospital because there is no member who is not crazy. (Super Junior Japan Fanmeeting Interview)
– Siwon’s ideal type is someone who is positive and has pure eyes.
– He had a fight with Ryeowook because he loves giving high fives but Ryeowook does not like skinship so he would not accept his high fives. (Knowing Brothers)
– He treasures his Bible as his most precious item.
– His family owns the second-largest retail (supermarket) chain in Korea.
– He auditioned without parental approval and signed a contract with no financial assistance from his parents.
– He would rather wear wet socks forever than wash his hair once a year. (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– Someone attempted to cast him and Heechul when they went to Lotte World with Yesung and Shindong. (Alcohol Street Fighter)
– His father was the former CEO of Boryung Medicine, a pharmaceutical company.
Kyuhyun said that if Siwon ever marries, there would be a lot of foreigners at his wedding.
– There was a time when he would receive a thousand hate comments which made him scared. But he has learned to accept that words have no physical power over him.
– He prioritises love and had asked if he was allowed to marry before signing the contract with SM Entertainment even though he was not dating anyone at the time.
– He gains weight easily so he does not eat anything on the day of a photoshoot.
– It took him 6 years to graduate college because of his busy schedule.
– He goes to church with his family every week. (ELLE Man)
– When choosing a project, he not only focuses on the character but the message that is given in the work.
– He always suggests the band should leave SM Entertainment and make their music label. (Knowing Bros)
– He can tell that a script is good in one read because a good script will make you read it one go. If you get distracted and do other things while reading, then the script probably isn’t good. (ELLE Man)
Ryeowook said that if Siwon debuted in the new generation of K-pop rather than in 2005, he would have taken the K-pop world by storm with his looks.

– He described his attitude towards new challenges as “If you want to set sail in the sea, you must be prepared to run into storms”.
– He reads self-help books to solve life problems. (ELLE Man)

Career

– Siwon is the sub vocalist, visual, and center in Super Junior.
– He is under Label SJ, a subsidiary of SM Entertainment formed by SJ.
– He was scouted at the age of 16 in 2003 and he auditioned for the Starlight Casting System.
– He starred in the Chinese version of “We Got Married” called “We Are In Love” with Chinese model Liu Wen.
– He made his acting debut in 2006 with the Hong Kong film “A Battle of Wits.”
– He serves as the UNICEF regional ambassador for East Asia and the Pacific.
– His wax figure is at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong.
– He enlisted as a conscripted policeman on November 19, 2015, and was discharged in the summer of 2017.
– In 2018, he  ranked 55th on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Handsome Faces.”
– He was appointed as a representative of Audi Korea.
– He endorses Audi Korea and became the youngest Asian model for Swiss luxury watchmaker Piaget in 2015.
– Since 2010, he has been involved in UNICEF campaigns and was appointed as the special representative of the South Korea committee for UNICEF in 2015.
– In 2008, he and Super Junior-M members appeared on Chinese postage stamps for a charity event supporting earthquake victims.
– In 2013, he attended the Met Gala with Psy.
– He was listed in Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30 Asia” in 2016.
– He has appeared in many dramas including “Work Later, Drink”, “Love Is For Suckers”, and “She Was Pretty”.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes to eat waffles and espresso coffee.
– Tony Bennett’s “The Way You Look Tonight” has been his favorite song for 15 years.
– “The Godfather” is his favorite movie.
– He is obsessed with cheesecake.
– Siwon has a big appetite and can eat up two boxes of pizzas. (FORTUNE COOKIE)
– He is a fan of the American celebrity Al Pacino.
– He is a fan of BLACKPINK.
– He loves sports.
– He loves to eat scroffle at Yesung’s cafe.

Abilities

– He holds a black belt (4th dan) in Taekwondo, previously being the youngest 4th dan black belt in South Korea.
– He is skilled in playing the drums, piano, and guitar.
– He can speak Korean, English, and Chinese.
– He is nicknamed ‘Horse’ due to his fast running.

Personality & Habits

– He has a habit of giving high fives when he laughs.
– The members like to tease him for his habit of throwing clothes like basketballs into the basket. (MBC WORLD)
– According to Eunhyuk, his heart is still as young as it was at the time of their debut. 
– When he runs into problems, he faces them with a positive attitude but it upsets him when his mistakes cause problems for members, his family or work partners. 
– He is well-known in the industry for being well-mannered and polite.
Donghae said that Siwon is charismatic and masculine when it comes to being in love. (Billoard)
– He always keeps the same style of clothes and hair and believes that only the wrinkles on his face will be what’s different 10 or 20 years later. (Seventeen)
– Eunhyuk and Shindong picked him as the member with the most aegyo in the group.

Controversy

– In a controversy in 2017, Choi’s family’s French bulldog bit a neighbor, resulting in the neighbor’s death from sepsis.
– He and his family apologized on Instagram, facing public backlash for not taking precautions with their dog.
– He did not take part in Super Junior’s “Black Suit” promotions.

Awards

– He won the “New Wave Award (Actor)” and “Best Acting Performance” award at the Asia Artist Awards for the drama “Love Is for Suckers” in 2022.
– in 2020, he won the “Most Prominent Korean Artist” at the Indonesian Television Awards.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: siwonchoi
Youtube: 최시원 Siwon Choi
Twitter: siwonchoi
TikTok: @davidsiwonchoi
Weibo: choisiwonkr

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

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