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Sowon (singer)

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Kim Sowon going to work on January 15, 2018.jpg Kim Sowon going to work on January 15, 2018.jpg
Sowon in Jan 2018
Native name김소정
BornKim So-jung
(1995-12-07) December 7, 1995 (age 24)
Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
🏳️ Nationality
Other names
🏫 EducationSungshin Women's University
💼 Occupation
  • Singer

💵 Salary :
Height172.7 cm (5 ft 8.0 in)

Kim So-jung (born 7 December, 1995), better known by her stage name Sowon, is a South Korean singer and model. She is the oldest member and leader of the girl group GFriend.

Early Life[edit]

Sowon was born 7 December, 1995, in Seoul and has an older sister. Before entering Source Music, Sowon trained at DSP Media for 4 years. In 2014, Sowon graduated from Hanlim Multi Arts High School in Fashion Model Study. She currently attends Sungshin Women’s University, studying Media Visual Performance.


2011–2014: DSP Media

Before debuting, Sowon was a trainee at DSP Media. She featured in the Music Video for 'To Me' and 'Tell Me Tell Me' by Rainbow. She also appeared in 'DSP BOYZ - Making the Star'. She used to be a model.

2015–present: GFriend

Sowon trained with Source Music for approximate a year and a half before debuting as a member of South Korean girl group, GFriend. On January 16, 2015, Sowon made her debut as the leader of GFriend on KBS's Music Bank with the title track 'Glass Bead' from their debut mini-album 'Season of Glass'.

2015–present: Solo Activities

In 2018, Sowon became the host for MBC's new beauty show 'Look at Me', along with Kim Jae-kyung, Lizzy and Nam Bo-ra.[1] This was Sowon first time as an MC since her debut. This show has then changed network to KBS Joy with the new name 'Trend by Me'.

Sowon won her first solo award in December 2018 with 'Beauty Icon' at 2019 Korea First Brand Awards.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Korea First Brand Awards

Category Recipient Result
2018 Beauty Icon Sowon Won


Variety shows

Year Title Network Role Note(s)
2012 DSP BOYZ - Making the Star MBC Music Fan with AJAX
2016 My Little Television MBC Herself with Yerin
2017 Lipstick Prince 2 OnStyle with Yerin
2018 I Have Something to Say Today MBC every1 Ep 3 with Nicole
Ep 4 with Exy, Nada, GiantPink

Music Videos

Year Singer Song
2011 Rainbow To Me[3]
2013 Rainbow Tell Me Tell Me[4]

Modelling appearances

Year Event Brand
2018 2019 Seoul Fashion Week D-Antidote x Fila


Year Network Program Notes
2015 KBS MV Bank Stardust 2 Special MC
MBC Show Champion
2016 SBS Inkigayo
2018 MBC every1 Look at Me MC
2019 KBS Joy Trend by Me


  1. "G-Friend's Sowon named as host of upcoming beauty show 'Look at Me'". allkpop. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  2. GFRIEND, 여자친구 (2018-12-19). "#여자친구 #GFRIEND #소원 랑둥이들 오늘 정말 영광스러운 상을 받았어요! 바로 #퍼스트브랜드대상 뷰티아이콘 부문상 모든 건 누구 덕이다? 우리 버디 덕이다! 조금 늦었지만 너무 고맙고, 앞으로도 열심히 하는 될게요 (이건 비밀인데 많이 사랑해요 버디) 그럼 모두 달게 자요pic.twitter.com/gqThw7m7wy". @GFRDofficial (in 한국어). Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  3. DSPmedia, [M/V]레인보우(Rainbow) - TO ME(내게로..), retrieved 2018-12-26
  4. Rainbow Official, RAINBOW(레인보우) - Tell Me Tell Me (텔미텔미) Music Video, retrieved 2018-12-26

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