Seungri Profile: Seungri Facts and Ideal Type
Seungri (승리) is a former member of Big Bang, former CEO of Yuri Holdings, former CEO of Aori Ramen’s company (Aori FNB), former CEO of Natural High Record, and former executive director of Burning Sun Entertainment.
Stage Name: Seungri (승리)
Birth Name: Lee Seung Hyun (이승현)
Birthday: December 12, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A
– Born in Gwangju, South Korea.
– He has a younger sister, Hanna.
– He can speak English, Japanese, and Mandarin.
– Education: Jeong-am Elementary School, Chungok Middle School, Sungui Technical High School, Chung-Ang University, International Cyber University.
– He dropped out of Chung-Ang University in 2012 because of his busy schedule with Big Bang.
– Years active in the entertainment industry: August 19th, 2006 ~ March 11th, 2019.
– His blunt attitude and overconfidence are the things that he is known for.
– His nickname created by fans and Big Bang members is “Panda” because of his dark eye circles and because he likes collecting panda stuff.
– YG scouted him after he participated in the survival program called “Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa”.
– He was originally eliminated from becoming a member of Big Bang but because he didn’t want to face his friends and family after failing, he went back to YG and competed against Jang Hyun Seung. Winning in the end.
– In the beginning, G-Dragon was upset that Big Bang ended up with 5 members and he ignored Seungri for three months. They eventually got along because of their love for the same 2006 drama titled “Princess Hours”. The first thing he told to him was “What time is it on today?” to watch it together from start to finish in the end. [Happy Together]
– He ranked himself in third place based on looks among the Big Bang members.
– His favorite food is a bowl of rice with beef.
– He was featured in the “Ignite” song by K-391 & Alan Walker in 2018.
– He has choreographed a lot of Big Bang‘s dances.
– He owns “Seungri’s Academy” which is his dance academy.
– A lot of well-known idols attended his dance academy, including BTS’s J-HOPE, WINNER’s Jinwoo, KARA’s Goo Hara, EXID’s Seo Hyerin, VIXX’s Hyuk, and more.
– He had his own Netflix show called “YG Future Strategy Office” that premiered on October 5, 2018.
– He has announced his retirement from the entertainment industry on March 11th, 2019.
– YG officially terminated Seungri’s contract upon his request on March 13th, 2019.
– He enlisted in the military on March 9, 2020, at the 6th Infantry Recruit Training Center in Cheorwon County, Gangwon Province. His discharge is slated for September 16, 2021.
– On Happy Together, Taeyang revealed that Seungri always showed up last when the group was gathering.
– He started learning jiu-jitsu in 2015. [Happy Together]
– He moved to Seoul when he was 16 years old. [Happy Together]
– He is very good at grilling meat. [Happy Together]
– He can’t eat raw fish. [Happy Together]
– When he’s drunk he can’t stay still and control his excitement. He is full of energy and shines the most according to T.O.P. [Happy Together]
– He loves to ad-lib. [Happy Together]
– He was the best crowd-pleaser among the Big Bang members according to Taeyang. [Happy Together]
– He hates awkward silence and feels obligated to brighten up the mood.
– He loves clubbing.
– He auditioned for SM Entertainment. [Happy Together 2015]
– He tends to exaggerate according to the rest of Big Bang members.
– If he was a woman he would date himself out of Big Bang members because he is curious how he’d be like.
– His title track “1, 2, 3” was originally meant for BLACKPINK and Rose had already recorded the song. [VLive]
– He had his first solo tour in 2018, going to counties like Japan, China, the Philippines, and Singapore.
– He participated in musicals “Sonagi” (2008) and “Shouting!” (2009).
– He started learning Japanese because he wanted to be better at something than other Big Bang members and realized they’re bad at foreign languages. [My Little Old Boy]
– In school, he always slept rough classes. [My Little Old Boy]
– He has a desire to learn history, economics, and accounting since he started earning a lot of money. [My Little Old Boy]
– He feels lonely doing solo activities. [My Little Old Boy]
– He was learning Cantonese before 2019.
– In 2015, he joined the FC MEN celebrity soccer club with the forward position and the number 11.
– He used the name Richard Lee while participated in his first jiu-jitsu match in 2017.
– He has a black belt in taekwondo.
– In 2019, he got involved in the Burning Sun scandal because of his affiliation with the club.
– He has been a participant in one business chatroom where Jung Joon Young sent one illegal footage. (Jung Joon Young court document reveal by KBS) Fans pointed out how Seungri responded with rage when the illegal video was uploaded into the chatroom.
– On February 27, 2019, he was questioned by SMPA where he denied allegations of any knowledge of the Jung Joon Young KakaoTalk messages, mediating prostitution services to foreign investors, and drug use.
– Following the accusations from 2019, in 2020, the prosecution filed a warrant requesting Seungri’s arrest based on the following charges: mediating escort and prostitution services to foreign investors, embezzlement, habitual gambling in Las Vegas, illegal currency transactions, violation of the Food Sanitation Law, and sharing 3 unconsented nude photos of women via mobile messenger. In May 2020, his trial was transferred from the Seoul Central District Court to a military court because on March 9 he started his military service. On September 16, 2020, Seungri denied all the charges except for the violations of the Foreign Exchange Transaction Act.
– Seungri’s Ideal Type: “I like women with cute voices. Since I’m an entertainer, I often can’t meet my girlfriend, so I have a lot of things to talk on the phone. Listening to my cute girlfriend’s voice would cheer me up.” [Cultwo Show 2013]
Seungri in Movies:
Love Only (宇爱同游) | 2018 – Winson / Yun Sheng
High & Low: The Movie | 2016 – Lee
Big Bang Made (빅뱅 메이드) | 2016 – Himself
Why Did You Come to My House? (우리집에 왜왔니) | 2009 – Park Ji Min
Nineteen (나의 19세) | 2009 – Park Min Seo
Seungri in Drama Series:
Angel Eyes (엔젤아이즈) | SBS, 2014 – Teddy Seo
Yubikoi ~Kimini Okuru Message~ A Message Send To You (指恋～君に贈るメッセージ～) | 2013~2014 – Han Seung-ho
The Files of Young Kindaichi – Lost in Kowloon () | NTV, 2013 – Kim Yong-dong
Lights and Shadows (빛과 그림자) | MBC, 2011 – Ahn Jae-su (cameo, ep 9-10)
Haru | 2010 – Cameo
Seungri’s Won Awards:
(2018) Scene Stealer Award at the 12th SBS Entertainment Awards.
(2018) Hallyu Star Award at the 2nd Korea China International Film Festival.
(2009) Popularity Award at the 3rd The Musical Awards.
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