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Vernon (SEVENTEEN) Profile, Bio, & Facts


Vernon (버논) is a Korean-American rapper, songwriter and a member of the K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN under Pledis Entertainment.

Vernon (SEVENTEEN) Profile

Stage NameVernon (버논)
Birth NameHansol Vernon Chwe
OccupationRapper, songwriter
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1998
Active Years2015–present
Age26 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius/Pisces Cusp
Height178 cm (5’10″)
Weight62 kg (136 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Vernon (SEVENTEEN) Facts:

Early Life

– Vernon was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
– He went to Ewha W.U Elementary School and briefly attended Changcheon Middle School but later dropped out.
– He moved to Korea when he was 5 years old.
– He went to a Muay Thai academy when he was young.

Personal Life

– His mother misspelt his last name as Chwe instead of Choi, that’s why his last name is now Chwe.
– His father is Korean and his mother is American.
– He has a younger sister born in 2004.
– A physical item he can’t live without is his phone.
– He just wants to be remembered as a person who was not bad.
– His paternal grandmother ran a restaurant, and he says that his grandmother’s rice is really delicious.
Woozi and Seungkwan picked him as the messiest member. (Superlatives)
– He has a Spotify playlist known as “Oh Wow”.
– He introduces himself as “This is Seventeen’s 4D rapper Vernon.”
– He has many nicknames including ‘4D rapper’, ‘Sol Yi’, ‘Bercaprio’, ‘Handsome Alien’ and ‘Baby Polar Bear’.
– He was cast in front of his middle school at a station when he was 14 years old.
– The first CD he brought was Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’. (Cancam)
– A hairstyle he wants to try is shaving his head .
– He learned to play the guitar when he was young but now has forgotten how to play.
– He thinks the hardest song to dance to is ‘Lilili Yabbay’. (Rolling Stone)
– If he could only wear one outfit everyday, he would wear casual sneakers, pair of jeans, black shirt, black trucker jacket and a black cap.
– Vernon’s ideal type is someone his heart can connect with.

– His hobbies include webtoons, watching movies, and reading.
– He naturally has curly hair.
– He often goes to the sauna with Dino.
– The first music show performance he went to was a rock band called Judas Priest when he was in elementary school. (Teen Vogue)
– He shares a room with Seungkwan when they travel overseas.
– Three things he always carries with him is a backpack, earphones and a lipbalm.
– When he was in elementary school, his dream was to become a film producer or appear in a movie.
– Vernon was roommates with Hoshi.
– He has a pollen allergy.
– He thinks he is the best in squats among deadlifts, bench press and squats. (Dicon 2021)
– He is part of MOLA which includes Jamie, Seungyoun, Kino from Pentagon and Nathan.
– He wants to have good speaking skills like Seungkwan.
– He used to like wearing colorful clothes in the past but now prefers to dress simple and neat. (Mindset)
– He has the same birthday, height, weight, and even foot size as DK.
– He has a birthmark under his right thumb.


– Vernon is the rapper, sub vocalist, visual, and face of the group in SEVENTEEN.
– He is in the Hip-hop sub-unit of SEVENTEEN along with S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu.
– He participated in the show “Show Me The Money 4” and got eliminated in the third round.
– He was initially in a vocal position in the group.
– He has been featured in Bumzu’s “Bucket List”, Omega Sapien’s “Wrecker”, Drunken Tiger’s “Bumaye (Remix Version)” and Tobi Lou’s “Looped Up”.
– He has sung an OST, “Love Revolution (webtoon)”.
– He released his solo mixtape on December 23, 2022, named Black Eye Vernon.
– He appeared on a variety show “Tutor”.
– He has appeared in Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat”, Hello Venus’s “Venus” and Man of K’s “Falling” MVs.
– He appeared on an SBS show called ‘Life from a Kid’s Point of View’ in 2010.  (My Little Old Boy Ep 261)

Likes & Dislikes

He likes the rappers, Drake, T.I, J.Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.
– He is a big fan of David Bowie.
– He has a lot of interest in punk music. (Weverse)
– His favorite word is ‘thank you’.
– His favorite movie is ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. (Rolling Stone)
– Lee Byung Han is his favourite actor.
– He is a fan of Harry Potter and Star Wars.
– He likes to listen to music a lot and read manga. (aera)
– His favorite actors include Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio & Johnny Depp.
– Cats are his favourite animal.
– He likes listening to the song ‘Welcome to My Island’ by Caroline Polachek. (Rolling Stone)
– He doesn’t have a favourite girl group.

Food Preferences

– He is allergic to peanuts.
– His favourite food is Tofu.
– He likes tofu stew the most.
– He keeps a lot of Twix in the practice room.
– He doesn’t like drinking a lot.

Personality & Habits

– Vernon is the messiest member of the group. (Glamour)
– He said he is the kind of person who needs other people and wants to be able to rely on others.
– He has a cautious personality and believes that relationships are not easy. 
– His greatest fear is revealing his true feelings. (Mindset)
– He is the shyest member of SEVENTEEN according to other members.
– He used to try being someone he was not and said it hurted him a lot. Now he just wants to be himself. (Weverse)
Jeonghan said the member that is the most difficult to persuade is Vernon because Vernon takes it to heart and he is not the type to joke around often.  (1st look Vol 220)

Instagram: vernonline

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

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