Irene (Red Velvet)

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Irene 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Irene began to enter her life as an idol since she became a trainee from SM Entertainment.

In 2009, she officially became one of the SM Entertainment trainees and trained for five years.

Then, finally, in 2013, she was introduced to the public through SM Rookies, a pre-debut training team from SM Entertainment with Jaehyun from NCT and Lami.

After that, a number of clips of Irene were published through SM Entertainment’s official YouTube channel. One of them is a video of her and Seulgi doing cover dancing to S.E.S’s Be Natural.

Finally in 2014, she managed to debut as a member of Red Velvet. Since then, she has become the leader and released a number of singles and albums that always become top hits.

In 2020, SM Entertainment confirmed that Irene and Seulgi would be a sub-unit of Red Velvet. This sub-unit then debuted in July and released their mini-album, Monster.


  • Real Name: Bae Joo Hyun (배주현)
  • Stage Name: Irene (아이린)
  • Nickname: Irene, Baechu, Baetokki
  • Birthdate: March 29, 1991
  • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Visual, Center, Sub-Vocalist, Leader (Red Velvet)
  • Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Model, Dancer, Actress, Rapper
  • Education: Haknam High School
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Cooking
  • Parents: –
  • Sibling: –
  • Boyfriend: –
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  • Instagram: @renebaebae
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  • Irene likes purple, but her designated color is pink.
  • She also has representatives for animals (cat), fruit (red-flesh watermelon), weapons (axe), and drink (pink island ice tea).
  • She has siblings who are younger than her.
  • This girl left for Seoul when she was in the 3rd grade of high school to become an idol.
  • She has a role model, namely BoA.
  • When the other Red Velvet members have birthdays, she likes making seaweed soup for them.
  • This leader was close friends with Amber from the girl group F(X) when they were both still trainees.
  • She does not eat chicken because she was sick after eating it since a child.
  • Irene was an MC for the show Music Bank with Park Bo Gum from 2015 to 2016.
  • She has acted in a web drama Women at a Game Company as a female lead.
  • She has appeared in Henry’s 143 video clip and SHINee’s Why So Serious.
  • This idol doesn’t usually eat vegetables and she doesn’t like coffee.
  • She never dyed his hair when she was a trainee.
  • Irene really likes singing and dancing and the ambience when on stage.
  • Irene was once trusted to be the host for OnStyle’s fashion show Laundry Day.
  • The Notebook is her favorite movie.
  • She likes various types of music genres, from comfortable music, to rock, and ballads.
  • Irene is close friends with Sehun from Exo.
  • When dancing, her dance specialty is modern dance.
  • She likes the number 43, because 143 means ‘I Love You’.
  • She has a sensitive sense of smell.
  • She can do an imitation for Doraemon.
  • She is the member who has the most flexibility in Red Velvet.
  • Sometimes, Irene confesses that she likes to feel insecure about herself and asks others about her performance.
  • She likes fashion that is clean and comfortable to wear.
  • Normally, Irene would rather be a dependable person than rely on someone.
  • She wasn’t good at telling people about her problems.
  • She loves doing mind mapping for stress-relieving.
  • Irene is a rather quiet person and doesn’t express herself too often.
  • Irene likes to collect journals and notes.
  • She loves literature, and quite strict in grammar and spelling.
  • She is also close friends with Solar from the girl group Mamamoo.
  • The name ‘Irene’ comes from Greek mythology, which means Goddess of Peace.
  • She likes holding other people’s hands.
  • In the list of ‘The Most Beautiful Faces’, she occupies consecutive places from 2016 to 2018, namely 71st position, 55th position, then 41st position.
  • Irene’s ideal type is someone who is warm.

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Pics of Irene

1. Irene and red color is a soulmate

Irene 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

2. She looks pretty even in the backstage

Irene 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

3. Her modelling skill is so attractive

Irene 'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

4. No wonder she called as ‘Goddess of Peace’

'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

5. Amazing Irene wears a crown for her performance

'Red Velvet' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Irene is not just beautiful and kind hearted. She has tons of talents to be admired for, such as rapping, dancing, and singing. Keep inspiring, Irene!


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