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Yesung (Super Junior) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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Yesung (예성) is a South Korean singer, actor, and a member of the boy group Super Junior under SM Entertainment. He is also a member of the subunits Super Junior-K.R.Y, Super Junior-Happy, and the project group “S.M. THE BALLAD”. He made his solo debut on April 19, 2016, with the mini album “Here I Am”. 

Yesung (Super Junior) Profile

Stage NameYESUNG (예성)
Birth NameKim Jong Woon (김종운) |  Legally changed to Kim Jong Hoon (김종훈)
English NameJerome Kim
OccupationSinger, Actor, MC, Radio Host
BirthdayAugust 24, 1984
Active Years2005–present
Age39 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height177 cm (5’10”)
Weight64 kg (141 lbs)
Blood TypeAB

Yesung (Super Junior) Facts:

Early Life

– Yesung resided in Seoul, South Korea, until the age of 10, after which he moved to Cheonan, South Chungcheong, South Korea.
He transferred from Bucheon Deoksan Elementary School and graduated from Cheonan Cheongsu Elementary School.
He went to Cheonan Buseong Middle School and Byeongcheon High School.

Personal Life

– His fandom name is Cloud.
– He dropped out of Sunmoon University (Materials Engineering) and later graduated from Chungwoon University (Broadcast Musicology).
– He completed his master’s from Chungwoon University Graduate School of Information Industry (Broadcast Musicology).
– He went to Inha University Graduate School (Cultural Management / Convergence course, Doctoral course)

– His religion is Catholic Christianity. His baptismal name is Antonio.
– His family consists of his parents and a younger brother named Kim Jong-jin.
– He takes the best selfies in the group according to the members. (Seventeen)
– His mother changed his name from Kim Jong Woon to Kim Jong Hoon due to its meaning, “thunderstorm cloud,” which she believed could bring bad luck.
– He is often teased by Eunhyuk and is nicknamed “Tom” while Eunhyuk is the “Jerry”.
– He has two pet Pomeranian dogs Kkoming and Melo.
– He studied art for about four years. (Source)
– He would rather have a 2% phone battery than 10 mins 10-minute-long YouTube loading time. (TMI MBC Radio)
– He used to have two turtles named Ddangkoma and Morahaji.
– He frequently chats with Leeteuk in the group chat.
– The company assigned him the stage name Yesung which is derived from the Korean phrase “예술가의 성대” translated as an “art-like voice “.
– He watches a  lot of DVDs and has over 5000 DVDs at his home. (TMI 인터뷰)
– He feels the album “Floral Sense” is very personal to him because he also worked on a song that is about his mother. (Rolling Stone)
– He owns two cafes with his family “Mouse Rabbit” and “Cafe Amoire”.
– When he watches a movie, he watches it 8 times and starts it when he wakes up first thing in the morning and plays it at 1.5x speed. (FORTUNE COOKIE PART 2)
– He loved Wave To Earth’s member Kim Daniel’s music and personally reached out to him for a song. (Yonhap)
– His must-have items during tours, are necklaces, rings, earrings, shoes, and a jacket. (Vogue Japan)
– He has the smallest hands in the group.
– He watches YouTube a lot and he often watches videos about sports, MVs, and famous lectures. (THE STAR)
– He shares the same shoe size as his brother.
– He thought about pursuing a singing career after he sang during a school music festival to impress his crush in middle school. It was also the first time his family had heard him sing and later his performance led him to an audition with SM.
– He chooses camera apps based on location. (Seventeen)
– He feels uncomfortable when the phone battery is less than 10 percent. (TMI MBC Radio)
– His bag includes his card holder, candies,  lip balm, masks, polaroid camera, film camera, iPod classic, camera films, Tylenol, and vitamins. (What’s In My Bag)
– He is nicknamed “Yesex” by other members.
Donghae would describe Yesung in one word as “meal” because he only eats dinner five times a year and he would like him to eat more. (StarHub)
– Yesung’s ideal type is a woman who is soft-hearted, is not self-absorbed, has clear skin, and is elegant. He doesn’t prefer women with too much makeup or a lot of sexiness. (“Date With” Super Junior)
– He sang “It Has to be You” as a celebratory song at Leeteuk’s sister’s wedding. (Kwave Magazine)
– His mother wishes for Super Junior to marry collectively as a group.


– Yesung is the main vocalist in Super Junior.
– He became a trainee at SM after auditioning in 2001 and has a training period of almost five years.
– His acting debut was in 2007 with the drama “Attack of The Pin-Up Boys.”
– He is under Label SJ, a subsidiary of SM Entertainment established by SUPER JUNIOR.
– He performed “Ring Ding Dong” with SHINee on a music show in place of Jonghyun, who was too sick to attend.
– In 1999, he participated in the broadcast singing competition and won gold at the Cheonan Singing Competition.
– He has appeared in various musicals including “Hong Gildong”, “Spamalot”, “Maybe, Happy Ending” and “Altar Boyz”.
– He participated in SM’s project group, SM The Ballad.
– He enlisted in the military on May 6th, 2013, and was discharged on May 4th, 2015.
– In 2017, he acted in the drama “Voice.”
– He has collaborated with many popular artists including Suran, aespa’s  Winter, Chungha, Red Velvet’s Seulgi, and Mamamoo’s Solar.

Likes & Dislikes

– He loves keeping memories and often takes pictures because of it. (FORTUNE COOKIE – 예성편)
– He likes wearing red undies because his mom went to a fortune teller and got to know that his fire is weak which is why he started wearing only red undies. (Soompi)
– He would love to hold his partner’s hand and take her out to popular places and movie theaters.
– He loves listening to R&B, pop and jazz music genres. (Rolling Stone)
– He enjoys playing basketball and is a huge fan of the NBA.
– He likes to travel a lot.
– According to Eunhyuk, Yesung buys clothes all day. (VOGUE Taiwan)
– He likes to wear berets.

Food Preferences

– He loves to eat a lot but avoids it to maintain his weight.
– He likes to eat croffle and sweet foods.
– He often fasts and can control his hunger for a long time.
– He drinks a lot of coffee.
– His favorite food is Korean cuisine.
– He rarely indulges in fried and fast food.
– He likes to eat churros with chocolate.

Personality & Habits

– He enjoys talking to his pets when bored.
– He moves around in his sleep, often changing beds every 20 minutes in hotels.
– He takes the longest to get ready in the group because he likes trying out different styles.
Ryeowook believes Yesung is the funniest member of the group. (Seventeen)
– He has a habit of cursing a lot.
– He is very good at multitasking.
– He likes touching people’s faces, particularly his members’ lips.
– He is considerate about people’s feelings and also easily gets offended.
– He has a sharp memory and doesn’t forget things easily. 

Accidents & Health

– He had to be hospitalized after collapsing from running 70 km in a charity marathon.
– He had kidney stones when the group was promoting “Miracle”. The performance made it worse and he had to be hospitalized for a month after which his face started to swell easily. (1stLook)
– In 2008, he fell off a 1.5-meter stage, resulting in a two-day hospitalization.
– He has rhinitis and carries Otrivin drops as well as Tylenol because he has frequent headaches due to a slipped disc. (What’s In My Bag)
– He frequently suffers from insomnia.

Major Works

– His popular songs include “It Has To Be You”, “Happier”, “Gray Paper” and “Floral Sense”.


– He won the “Song of the Month (April)” award and the “Best OST Award” at the Cyworld Digital Music Awards for the song “It Has To Be You” in 2010 and 2011.

Instagram: yesung1106 | yesung_smtown
Youtube: @YESUNG_official | 예세이 Yessay
Twitter: shfly3424 | YESUNG_smtown
TikTok: yesung003
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