Joy (Red Velvet)

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

Park Sooyoung, or popularly known as Joy, is a Korean singer. She is a member of the K-POP girl group Red Velvet.

She became famous after debuting as the lead rapper and vocalist of Red Velvet.


Before Joy lived her daily life as a K-pop idol, she often sang at his school festival. In 2012, she finally joined the SM Global Audition.

After undergoing two years of training, her vocal coach gave her the stage name ‘Joy’, which means happiness. She became the fourth member announced by SM Entertainment on July 29, 2014.

She is the only member of Red Velvet who was not announced as part of SM Rookies, SM’s pre-debut training team.

Even so, this girl finally managed to debut with ‘Red Velvet’ in August 2014 with the single Happiness which occupied the top position of K-pop music.

Not only in Red Velvet, Joy often has a solo career, especially as an actress such as in the dramas The Liar and His Lover (2017) and Tempted (2018).

Her solo career then continued with the release of the single Introduce Me a Good Person for the popular tvN drama Hospital Playlist.

On May 31, 2021, she finally released her debut solo album titled Hello. The track itself successfully peaked in the first position of several charts, such as the Gaon Digital Chart. The track also got its place for Top 10 Billboard’s K-pop Hot 100.


  • Real Name: Park Soo Young (박수영)
  • Stage Name: Joy (조이)
  • Nickname: Joy, Kkyeopjoy, Malgeumi
  • Birthday: September 3, 1996
  • Birthplace: Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist (Red Velvet)
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Model, Dancer, Actress, Rapper
  • Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, Singing
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  • Instagram: @_imyour_joy
  • Tiktok: @_imyour_joy
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Height, Weight & Appearance

  • Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Body measurements: 33-23-34 inches
  • Shoe size: 7.5 (US)
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History


Joy is currently dating South Korean rapper, Crush. Their relationship went public in August 2021 after multiple South Korean channels shared the dating news. 

Net Worth

Yeri has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She mainly earns from her career in Red Velvet, but she also earns from brand deal endorsements.

As well as the fact that she earns from acting and her appearances in variety shows.

Plastic Surgery 

Joy has been accused of plastic surgery because her current face is different than when she was little.

However, there has been no confirmation that she did any surgery.


  • The color designed for Joy is green.
  • When she appeared on the program We Got Married, her virtual husband was Sungjae of BTOB.
  • She is a perfectionist and always does careful planning before doing anything.
  • Her favorite foods and drinks are sushi, chicken, mint choco ice cream, crustless pizza, and grilled eel.
  • Like Irene, Joy likes comfortable clothes to wear. Even so, their fashion style remains different.
  • Joy is a member of Red Velvet who takes selfies the most.
  • She loves collecting lip balms.
  • She prefers to exercise and eat in small portions rather than excessive dieting.
  • Her favorite number is 31.
  • Ariana Grande is her favorite singer.
  • She is very emotional when it comes to her family or about her mother.
  • If she doesn’t become a K-pop idol, she wants to be a kindergarten teacher.
  • Red is her favorite color.
  • Joy received dance lessons from Super Junior’s Eunhyun.
  • Her pet dog, Haetnim, has an Instagram account that is @haetnimee
  • Joy is close friends with other K-pop idols, such as Yerin from GFRIEND, Oh Hayoung from Apink, Woosung from LUCY, and also actor Kim Min Jae.
  • She often feels lazy to brush her teeth.
  • She is often called ‘snob’ because she almost never smiled before.
  • Joy is happy to be praised by other Red Velvet members to boost her self-confidence.
  • Wendy is the Red Velvet member who compliments her the most.
  • She was once suggested to follow Miss Korea by someone because of her beautiful face.
  • Joy has a driver’s license.
  • She loved trot music when she was little.
  • She loves animals so much that she volunteers for animal shelters and watches dog training videos in her spare time.
  • Joy is the oldest child in her family.
  • She had a hard time doing aegyo and had to practice smiling while she was an SM trainee.
  • During the pre-debut period, she had difficulty practicing dancing.
  • Joy is close friends with Doyoung from NCT. They also have a Christmas song called First Christmas.
  • Among the other members, she is the most passionate member.
  • Joy likes white daisies, which she chose for her Espoir makeup photoshoot.
  • Her ideal type is someone who lives by the rules, likes to work hard on her own business, and has a clear mind of her own.

See Full Red Velvet Members


  • Trolls World Tour (2020)
  • SMTown: The Stage (2015)


  • Once Upon A Small Town (KakaoTV | 2022)
  • The One and Only (JTBC | 2021-2022)
  • Tempted (MBC | 2018)
  • The Liar and His Lover (tvN | 2017)
  • The Boy Next Door (Naver TV Cast | 2017), as a Cameo, Episode 7-8​
  • Descendants of the Sun (KBS | 2016), as a Cameo, Episode 16

Variety shows

  • Animal Farm (SBS | 2021-present), as the Host
  • Salty Tour (tvN | 2020), as a Guest Evaluator (Episodes 116-119)
  • Happy Together 4 (KBS2 | 2020), as a Guest (Episode 65)
  • Handsome Tigers (SBS | 2020), as the Manager
  • Salty Tour (tvN | 2020), as a Guest Evaluator (Episodes 105-107)
  • Get It Beauty 2019 (OnStyle | 2019), as the MC
  • Pajama Friends (Lifetime | 2018), as the MC
  • Sugar Man 2 (JTBC | 2018), as the MC
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC | 2017), as “Bandabi” (Episodes 121-122)
  • Oppa Thinking (MBC | 2017), as herself
  • Trick & True (KBS | 2016-2017), as herself since ep. 5
  • We Got Married (with Yook Sungjae) (MBC | 2015-2016), as herself


“For a period of over three months, I only focused on working on this [solo] album. I discussed the hairstyle, makeup and outfit concept for every song with the visual team.”

 “I really like animals. Among them I really like dogs. Human relationships are the most difficult thing in life. I have a lot of worries about that too.”

“I wanted to express my feelings about the moments and people that are actually precious once you realize it although they pass by without much thought.”

“I wanted to do more things on my own, but originally I was scared and didn’t like going outside of my house. But I made up my mind and tried things I hadn’t done before. One of those things was getting a driver’s license.”

“I like that phrase, ‘living one month in the future.’ Should I now refer to this year as ‘last year?’ I turned 25 [Korean age] in 2020, but because of COVID-19, I didn’t make that many memories. I don’t know if it’s because of those regrets, or because I’m living one month in the future in this magazine shoot, but I don’t feel ready to be 26 yet. I haven’t even stopped to consider the number ‘2021.’””

Pics of Joy 

1. Joy looks like an angel wearing this silky purple dress

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

2. Her Psycho stage outfits really slay

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

3. Joy and flowers are the perfect mate

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

4. She looks trendy yet cute in baby blue outfits

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

5. Her baker boy hat suits her perfectly

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

Joy is one of the most attractive female K-pop idols in this era. Not just because of her visual, but also because of her behavior, talents, and her aura that make her fans support her no matter what.