Stage Name: Irene (아이린) Birth Name: Bae Ju Hyun Birthday: March 29, 1991
Zodiac sign: Aries Height: 160 cm (5’3″) (Official) / 158 cm (5’2″)(Approx. real height)* Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs) Blood Type: A
Facts about Irene:
– She was born in Daegu, South Korea. She came to Seoul during her 3rd year of high school, in order to be a performer.
– Family: Parents, younger sibling
– Her nicknames are: Cabbage (Baechu), Mother, Hyun-ah, Grandma
– Her representative animal is a bunny.
– Specialties: Acting, Rapping
– She was casted in 2009 through public audition.
– She was a part of the predebut team SM Rookies.
– Irene studied at Haknam High School.
– Her favorite artist is BoA.
– Her hobbies are dancing, cooking seaweed soup for the members’ birthdays.
– She was in Henry’s “143” MV and SHINee’s “Why So Serious”
– Irene doesn’t eat chicken. “When I was young, I fell sick after eating chicken. So, I don’t eat it.” When she eats chicken, her head extremely hurts and she turns pale. She believes her body just doesn’t accept it.
– She also dislikes coffee.
– Her favorite color is purple.
– Many of the trainees thought Irene to be scary because she didn’t speak much. Because her Daegu dialect was so strong, she would just say “hello” and walk by others.
– Since then, she has fixed her accent and only speaks with the dialect when she’s speaking on the phone with her mom or overly excited. Others say that she was scary to approach because she was so pretty.
– Irene was a member of an forum cafe for people dreaming of being an idol predebut.
– Reason for becoming a performer: enjoyed singing and dancing very much and really likes the feeling of being on stage.
– Her favorite movie is “The notebook”.
– Irene made her acting debut with webdrama ‘The Female Employees of a Game Company’ as female lead A-reum.
– She like quiet and comfortable music. She also likes rock and ballads.
– Her favorite number is 43 , the reason being 143 can mean ‘I Love You’
– Her specialty is modern dance.
– She can imitate Doraemon.
– Irene’s co-members call her “Eomma”. (Red Velvet second time guesting in Weekly Idol)
– Because of her sensitive sense of smell, she will often keep around nice fragrances to help.
– She also enjoys going to Ttukseom Island at Han River where she will sit on a mat at night to meditate and talk to herself about little things concerning life or go to Bukchon district 8 to do sightseeing and even visit the folk museum.
– Naturally very flexible (ranks the highest in flexibility in Red Velvet with 28cm while last place measured 15cm).
– She admits being insecure of herself and will often ask people around her if she has done well or not.
– Her preferred type of fashion is something comfortable and clean. Like a loose shirt and regular bottoms.
– She usually doesn’t rely on people, she works to become an unnie that the kids can rely on instead.
– She always works things out on her own by sorting out her own thoughts and embracing the new things presented to her.
– Since she was young, she was never good at telling other people her stories or problems.
– Because she is a person that doesn’t regularly express herself, she uses the stage to take that opportunity. She says she’s the type that believes it’s important for her to feel her emotions when on stage and being able to express herself in that way is important.
– It was pointed out that she seems happy with trivial things in life and she admits that lately, she does realize that.
– Her favorite way of relieving stress is to create mind maps to organise her thoughts.
– She collects notes, journals and anything that is purple.
– She claims that she has a habit of clinging to others by linking arms and holding hands.
– Her stage name, Irene, comes from Greek mythology, meaning “goddess of peace.”
– She has acrophobia.
– She likes literature. She is also strict about grammar and spellings.
– Joy says that Irene is shy and can appear cold but is really warm and kind once you get to know her.
– Irene really wanted to go to Wendy’s house in Canada, she mentioned it in many shows as her dream destination.
– Irene has a very good luck while Wendy has a very bad luck. (As seen on every videos/shows they attend, Irene would always win while Wendy always loses).
Stage Name: Seulgi (슬기) Birth Name: Kang Seul Gi (강슬기) Birthday: February 10, 1994 Zodiac sign: Aquarius Height: 164 cm (5’5″) (Official) / 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in) (Approx. real height)* Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs) Blood Type: A
Facts about Seulgi:
– She was born in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– Family: Dad, mom, oppa (t/n: older brother), grandmother
– Her nicknames are: Kkangseul, GomDoli and Teddy Bear
– Her representative animal is a bear.
– Specialties: Guitar, Japanese.
– Education: Byungmal Middle School; Seoul School of Performing Arts
– She was a part of the predebut team SM Rookies and was the first member to be revealed.
– Casted in 2007 through public audition.
– She almost debuted with the stage name Rowoon.
– During her training years, she experienced a slump when her voice couldn’t come out so she started training her dance more and became what it is today.
– Seulgi is known for having a calm personality.
– She featured in Henry’s song “Butterfly” predebut
– She was in Henry’s “Fantastic” MV
– She got the nickname “Bear” from label mate Amber from f(x).
– Her ways of relieving stress are organising thoughts by writing in a diary, eating with the people she likes and going to the Karaoke alone.
– Her favorite number is 20 because she thinks it’s a pretty number.
– She collects stickers, pens and notes
– Her role model is Beyonce
– She has shown an imitation of an ostrich in various variety shows.
– Seulgi likes to color coordinate her clothing. (Red Velvet’s Competitive Game Night)
– She starred in a musical arranged by the company entitled School Oz, playing the lead role of Dorothy.
– In July 2016, she released the song “Don’t Push Me” with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Uncontrollably Fond
– Seulgi, Wendy and other SM artists released a digital single titled “Sound of Your Heart” for SM Station on December 30.
– In January 2017, she released the song “You’re the Only One I See” with Wendy as part of the soundtrack of the KBS2 drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.
– She also released a duet titled “Darling U” with Super Junior’s Yesung on January 22, as part of SM Station.
– She likes pringles so much, that fans have nicknamed her “sringles”.
– Her favorite type of clothes are dark colors and chic clothing.
– Her favorite movie is “The apple of my eye”
– Her favorite type of music is Calming Music, New Age and Acoustic music.
– Her favorite color is orange because it’s a color of a refreshing vitamin.
– Seulgi was chosen as the member who shops the most. [From Gayo Plaza Radio Interview (2017- Red Flavor Promotions)]
Stage Name: Wendy (웬디) English Name: Wendy Son Korean Name: Son Seung Wan Birthday: February 21, 1994 Zodiac sign: Pisces Height: 160 cm (5’3″)(Official) / 155 cm (5’1″) (Approx. real height)* Weight: 47 kg (104 lbs) Blood Type: O
Facts about Wendy:
– She was born in Seongbuk-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
– Family: Parents, an older sister (Son Seung-hee)
– Her nicknames are: Olaf, Wan-ah
– Her representative animal is a dog.
– Specialties: Music Instruments (piano, guitar, flute and saxophone)
– Education: Shattuck-Saint Mary’s School; Richmond Hill High School
– She lived until her fifth year of elementary school in Korea, then she moved to Canada with her older sister, to study abroad.
– She used to make YouTube videos, but she deleted her account
– She tried out for Cube Entertainment before SM Entertainment
– She was a part of the predebut team SM Rookies- She can speak English and Korean.
– Wendy is known for her rich expressions and reactions.
– Her hobbies are: finding rare songs, cooking, walking by cafes, singing.
– Wendy has also collaborated with rapper Yuk Ji-dam for the song “Return”, one of the OSTs of KBS2’s drama Who Are You: School 2015. The song was released on June 8, 2015 and debuted at #31 on the Gaon Singles Chart.
– She released another song “Let You Know” for the soundtrack of the JTBC drama D-Day on October.
– Wendy released a collaboration single with with Ricky Martin called “Vente Pa’ Ca”.
– Wendy released a collaboration single with Eric Nam titled “Spring Love” on March 4, 2016, as part of S.M. Entertainment’s SM Station project
– She says she loves music because both of her parents were music lovers.
– She knows she wanted to become a singer since she was 5.
– Her favorite movies are ” Begin Again ” and ” The Fault in our Stars ”
– Her favorite type of clothes are casual attires and something plain and simple.
– She has an extremely bright and positive attitude.
– She was a member of the Richmond Hill HS Show Choir and participated as a soprano
– She can imitate Christina Confalonieri
– Her favorite number is 77.
– The other members picked her as the healthiest member.
– She is very smart and had excellent grades during her school education. She received the Obama Presidential Awards in 8th grade and her name has been engraved at the school’s hall of fame.
– She is able to speak four different languages – English, Korean, Spanish and French.
– She does other members’ nails.
– She would like to learn playing the jazz bass and drums.
– She would like to learn Chinese and Japanese to communicate with fans.
– Wendy was chosen as the member who is most different on screen and off-screen. [From Gayo Plaza Radio Interview (2017- Red Flavor Promotions)]
– Wendy stays up late at night baking goodies for others.
– Wendy has the least aegyo within the members.
– Wendy dislikes the sunlight.
– According to the other members, Wendy is the most beautiful without make-up.
– Wendy has a very bad luck while Irene has a very good luck. (As seen on every videos/shows they attend, Irene would always win while Wendy always loses).
Stage Name: Joy (조이) Birth Name: Park Soo Young Birthday: September 3, 1996 Zodiac sign: Virgo Height: 168 cm (5’6″) (Official) / 167 cm (5’6″) (Approx. real height)* Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs) Blood Type: A
Facts about Joy:
– She was born in Jeju Island, South Korea.
– Family: Parents, two younger sisters
– Her nicknames are: Doongdoongie, cute Joy, Malgeumi (bright)
– Her representative animal is a chick.
– Joy graduated at School of Performing Arts Seoul.
– She was casted in 2012 Global Audition in Seoul.
– She was not a part of SM Rookies.
– She’s acting in the dramas “The Liar and His Lover” (2017) and “The Great Seducer” (2018).
– Joy is a perfectionist and likes to plan things ahead of time. [From Gayo Plaza Radio Interview (2017- Red Flavor Promotions)]
– She can sing trot.
– She can imitate Mr. Krabs from Spongebob.
– She loves chicken.
– She takes the most selfies out of all the members.
– Her favorite number is 31 because she likes to eat ice cream (Baskin Robbins has 31 flavors).
– Her favorite singer is Ariana Grande.
– Her favorite type of music is Daydreamin and music by Ariana Grande.
– She claims that she has a habit of spacing out.
– She collects lip balm.
– Her ways of relieving stress are going around on her own and meeting up and talking with her sisters.
– Her hobbies are watching movies and singing good songs.
– Her favorite type of clothes are comfortable clothes. A cardigan over a dress
– She’s said to resemble actress ” Kim Yoo Jung ”
– Favorite Foods: She loves all foods, but she really loves chicken and pizza without the crust.
– She love dogs and her dream is to become a dog trainer.
– When Joy debuted as a Red Velvet member, her father’s words when he saw the debut stage was that she was scary because she smiled too much. (Joy actually didn’t really smile and she didn’t know how to be cute at that time).
– Her nickname was “snob” because she didn’t really smile before.
– According to Joy, the toughest part of her day was brushing her teeth.
– Joy and Yerin of GFriend were classmates on School of Performing Arts.
– Joy was chosen as the member who gets jealous easily. [From Gayo Plaza Radio Interview (2017- Red Flavor Promotions)]
– Joy was chosen as the member who has a very fragile heart and who gets emotional very easily. [From Gayo Plaza Radio Interview (2017- Red Flavor Promotions)]
– Joy was chosen as the member who craves the most attention from her members and likes to be acknowledged and complimented by her members so that she can boost her confidence. Wendy is the member who usually compliments her the most. [From Gayo Plaza Radio Interview (2017- Red Flavor Promotions)]
– When she was young, she was told by adults to join Miss Korea since she was pretty and thus inspired her to practice for it.
– She experienced unrequited love in middle school when she was forced to represent her grade for basketball along with a friend in her class. The friend took care of her well and helped her with basketball.
– She’s never had a pet dog.
– She likes to watch dog training videos in her spare time.
– She likes to watch videos related to Red Velvet.
– Since she’s the oldest in her family, she didn’t have much aegyo growing up and had to practice smiling when she trained in SM.
– She chose her stage name Joy because she wanted to live up to that name and be someone who is full of joy.
– She struggled with her dancing pre-debut.
Stage Name: Yeri (예리) Birth Name: Kim Ye Rim English Name: Katy Birthday: March 5, 1999 Zodiac sign: Pisces Height: 160 cm (5’3″) (Official) / 160 cm (5’3″) (Approx. real height) * Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs) Blood Type: O
Facts about Yeri :
– She was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She has three younger sisters: Yoo Rim (1 year younger), Ye Eun (9 years younger), Chae Eun (12 years younger).
– the youngest is 13 years younger than her, the 2nd youngest is 10 years younger than her)
– Her representative animal is an unicorn.
– Her nicknames are: Squirtle (the reason being her resemblance to the character), Yeriana (because her favorite singer is Ariana Grande) and Malgeumi (bright).
– Her English name is Katy. (vLive)
– She calls herself Yerm. (vLive)
– Education: Hanlim Multi Art School.
– She got the first rank in her class with amazing grades.
– She joined the group in the beginning of 2015
– Belongs to the group of 6 girls who participated in the SMTOWN concert .
– She was part of SM Rookies
– She speaks basic English.
– Her favorite color is pink
– She likes Hello Kitty
– Her favorite number is 17.
– She never walked in high heels until she had to film for Red Velvet’s ” Automatic ” MV
– Her favorite food is Tuna Kimchi Fried Rice
– She likes chocolate and strawberry ice cream.
– Yeri loves perfumes.
– Red velvet says she’s the messiest member.
– Yeri often plays hide and seek with her sisters.
– She’s the most sociable in the group. [From Gayo Plaza Radio Interview (2017- Red Flavor Promotions)]
– She is friends with actress Kim Sae Ron and they would often post pictures of each other on instagram.
– Sana (TWICE) gave Yeri the nickname “Mingming” (vlive 171127)
– Yeri debuted as a songwriter in 2018, she has written the most recent title track for Ragoon, a JYP artist.
– She also wrote her and Irene’s rap in “Red Flavor”.
2."Huff n Puff"
8."Don't U Wait No More"
1."One of These Nights" (7월 7일)
2."Cool Hot Sweet Love"
3."Light Me Up"
4."First Time" (처음인가요)
5."Rose Scent Breeze" (장미꽃 향기는 바람에 날리고)
6."One of These Nights" (7월 7일; De-Capo Version)
7."One of These Nights" (7월 7일; Joe Millionaire Version)
8."One of These Nights" (7월 7일; Piano Version)