Vernon (Seventeen) Facts and Profile; Vernon’s Ideal Type
Stage Name: Vernon (버논)
Birth Name: Hansol Vernon Choi
Korean Name: Choi Hansol (최한솔)
Position: Main Rapper
Birthday: 18 February 1998
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Hometown: New York, United States
Height: 178 cm (5’10″)
Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Sub-Unit: Hip-Hop Team
– He’s from New York but moved to Korea when he was 5 years old.
– His mother is American and his father is Korean.
– He has a little sister named Sofia.
– He’s very close to his sister, he even got a temporary tattoo of her name on his arm.
– He got cast at a station in front of his middle school.
– Vernon was 14 years old when he got street casted.
– His family lives in Hongdae but he lives in Gangnam since Seventeen’s dorm is located there.
– His mom moved in Korea as well (when he was 5) but since she doesn’t speak Korean, at home they kept talking in English, that’s why Vernon’s English is so good.
– His favorite rappers are Drake, T.I, J.Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.
– He’s extremely ticklish.
– He’s one of the members that gets scared the easiest.
– He likes the month December.
– He admires David Bowie.
– He has an interest for fashion and he owns a lot of hats.
– His favorite ice cream is Vanilla ice cream.
– His favorite food is chocolate.
– He likes chocolate cakes and cheesecakes.
– He loves cheeseburgers.
– His hobbies are reading webtoons, watching movies, reading.
– He likes the actors Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio & Johnny Depp.
– His favorite Korean actor is Lee Byung Han.
– He is a Harry Potter fan.
– He’s a Star Wars fan and bought a BB-8 robot when he was in Japan (source: SVT Club)
– His favorite Seasons are Summer and Fall.
– His favorite animals are dogs.
– He likes cats and he has his own pet cat, named ‘Dodam’. The name of the cat was picked by his cousin.
– He doesn’t have a favorite girl group.
– He prefers watching movies over reading.
– If he could introduce a member to his family, he would choose Soonyoung.
– He received the nickname ‘Twix’ because he had a lot of Twix in their practice room.
– He was voted by the other members as the shyest member.
– He was voted by the members for acting most cute around girl groups. He says he smiles with his eyes around girls and not around his members.
– He was in Man of K’s “Falling” MV, Hello Venus’ “Venus” MV, and Orange Caramel’s “My Copycat” MV.
– Vernon had a collaboration with the group M.O.L.A. (Make Our Lives Awesome), which consists of him, 15&’s Jimin, UNIQ’s Luizy (Seungyoun), and Nathan, for the song “Chillin”.
– He loves English/British accents and he likes Australian accents.
– Vernon said that now he is better in Korean more than his own language, English.
– He views himself as a really free person.
– His role models are his parents and his teachers, as well as the American rapper J Cole.
– The meaning behind his stage name is that it’s his middle name and also his mother’s surname.
– Vernon is close with PENTAGON‘s Kino. He even bought Kino a phone case when he was in Japan.
– He wishes he could have good speaking skills like SeungKwan does.
– He shares rooms with SeungKwan the most.
– He’s an easygoing person. He always takes the longest doing whatever everyone else is doing, and the hyungs scold him for it. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– He likes a casual style with a little spicy impact. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– He looks childish, but actually, he’s a deep person. He places importance in not discriminating against anything/not being prejudice. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– He was a pretty ordinary student, playing games with his friends in Internet cafes. Then, when he was in his 2nd year of middle school, he was scouted at an office as he was going home from school on the subway. It changed his life completely. If he wasn’t scouted at that time, he would have no idea where he’d be or what he’d be doing now. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– Vernon competed in “Show Me The Money 4” but got eliminated on the Third Round.
– Vernon is a cast member on the variety show “Tutor“, along with other Kpop idols like Pentagon’s Hongseok, WJSN‘s Luda, etc. Vernon is an English tutor.
– Vernon doesn’t care about appearance. He cares more about the person’s personality and heart. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– Vernon’s ideal type is someone his heart can connect with.
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