Park Hye-Kyeong Bio

Park ‘Soyul’ Hye-Kyeong was born in Seoul, South Korea, on 15 May 1991 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds South Korean nationality. She is a rapper and a singer, who gained recognition after she became the youngest member of the girl group Crayon Pop.

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Early life and education

Soyul was raised in Seoul an only child by her father who was a taxi driver, and her mother who was once in the entertainment industry as well, and as an actress appeared in a couple of plays at a local theatre.

Motivated by her mother, Soyul started singing at a very early age, and after her talent was noticed by her parents, they found her a teacher who taught her how to sing and to play the guitar.

Soyul attended a local high school at which she was physically very active, as she played a variety of sports while excelling at soccer – her then-peers described her as ‘the most energetic one’. During her senior year at high school, Soyul uploaded a picture of herself onto the South Korean website Daum, and after the picture was seen by a scout of a modelling agency, she got to star in a commercial for Korean Neutrogena skin care products.

After matriculating in 2009, Soyul focused on her singing career, until six years later when she enrolled at Sungshin Women’s University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2019.

Career as a singer and the group Crayon Pop

Just a year after matriculation, Soyul became a member of the girl group Chic’6 Muscats – the girl disbanded shortly afterwards, and one of its members, Jina went on to join the girl group Bob Girls which was popular for a year, but eventually disbanded as well.

The agency Chrome Entertainment was established in May 2012, and Crayon Pop was the first girl group that the agency founded – the girls Soyul, Way, Choa, Geummi and Ellin debuted on 25 June with the release of their song “Bing Bing”. On 18 July, their debut full-length studio album called “Crayon Pop 1st Mini Album” came out, and was promoted in the show “Saturday Night”, followed by the girls’ appearance in the popular South Korean programs “Show Champion” and “M! Countdown”.

Due to the band’s huge initial popularity, their original TV series “Diary of Crayon Pop also began” started airing on 29 August for a period of three weeks. Their next single “Dancing Queen” came out in October, while they ended the year 2012 and started 2013 with their concert held in Shibuya in Japan.

In May 2013, Crayon Pop started marketing themselves in Japan, and in the same month, they welcomed the sixth member of their group, Arisa. To promote their new song “Bar Bar Bar”, the girls sang it in the streets of Dongdaemun for several days, before it was officially released on 13 June – after a month the song topped the Daum and Naver Charts – and the Melon Video Chart beating Ailee, Beast and 2Ne1 – and reached #2 on the Gaon National Single Chart, the girls’ best result in their career.

Crayon Pop became the most talked-about band in 2013, and the song “Bar Bar Bar” became an international success, with numerous covers having been uploaded onto YouTube, as well as many dance choreographies done to the song. On 30 August, the girls competed in the music show “Music Bank”, with “Bar Bar Bar” winning it, thus marking what turned out to be their only show win. They released their second full-length studio album called “The Streets Go Disco” on 26 September, with the lead song “Dancing Queen 2.0” – following its release, the girls were invited to star in the documentary film “Human Documentary”, which followed their everyday lives.

A flash mob was organized in New York on 5 October, which danced to their song “Bar Bar Bar”. They went on to perform at a variety of events, such as the Asia Song festival at Jamsil Olympic Stadium, and at Crying Nut’s event in Seoul, while they held their debut solo concert “1st POPCON in Seoul” on 30 October. Crayon Pop held their debut Japanese concert on 15 November in Tokyo, and their new single “Lonely Christmas” came out on 2 December topping the Gaon Social Chart, where it stayed for a month,oncurrently their mobile application called “Crayon Pop in me” was released, which made it easier for the girls to reach to their fans. In the same month they performed in the shows “Music Bank” and “M! Countdown”.

On 31 March 2014, after months of performing around South Korea, the girls released their new single “Uh-ee”, together with its music video – a month later, the song peaked at #10 on the Gaon Music Chart, while it topped the Gaon Social Chart. The first Crayon Pop’s sub-group, Strawberry Milk debuted on 15 October with their album “OK”, and Crayon Pop released their new song “C’mon C’mon” on 26 September.

On 16 March 2015, the girls released their new song “FM”, while its music video followed on 27 March – to promote it, they appeared in the shows “Music Bank” and “M! Countdown”. On 20 January 2016, they released their debut Japanese full-length album “Crayon Pop”, which failed to make its way onto the charts, and on 26 September, their full-length South Korean album “Evolution Pop Vol. 1” made up of eight songs came out.

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Soyul didn’t take part in promoting the album due to anxiety disorder, as it was reported by her agency, however, it was later revealed that she was pregnant.

It was announced in February 2017 that a meeting would be held to determine the future of Crayon Pop, because its contract would expire in March, and because Soyul was leaving the group to focus on her family. The group hasn’t officially disbanded, but neither has it performed since then.

Love life, husband and children

In early 2015, Soyul started dating Moon Hee Jun, a member of the boy group H.O.T., in secret, because their agencies had put a dating ban on them as well as on the other members of their groups.

They were together for around two years before it was revealed that Soyul was pregnant – it was kept a secret for several months before fans started noticing that Soyul’s belly was getting bigger. On 12 February 2017, Soyul and Moon married in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family, and not long afterwards Soyul officially left Crayon Pop. She gave birth to her and Moon’s daughter on 12 May 2017, and since then the family of three has been living a life away from the media’s attention.

In one of her interview, Soyul has stated how she was looking for a nice and warm person to date, and that she has found that in Moon.

Hobbies and other interests

Soyul was physically very active while a member of Crayon Pop, as she as well as the other girls had training sessions at the gym at least twice a week, which was also required of them by their agency.

She is a lover of animals and had a pet dog during those years she sang with Crayon Pop.

Soyul’s favorite color is yellow.

One of her main hobbies is travelling, and Soyul has been all around the world for both work and fun, while two of her dream travel destinations are Miami in Florida and Paris in France.

She is also keen on tasting various cuisines, which she usually combines with her love for travelling. In her spare time,

Soyul likes to watch romantic movies and her favorite actor and actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Amanda Seyfried, while her favorite films include “Titanic”, “Letters to Juliet” and “Dear John”.

Plastic surgery

There are rumors circulating the internet regarding whether or not Soyul has undergone plastic surgery. The ‘channel-korea’ website has examined Soyul’s before-and-after pictures, and have confirmed that she hasn’t undergone any plastic surgery on her nose, forehead or jaw, but might have undergone a procedure to ‘get extra eyelid creases’ for her eyes.

Age, height and net worth

Soyul’s age is 29. She has long brown hair and her eyes are brown as well, while her height is 5ft 3ins (1.62m) and she weighs around 100lbs (46kgs).

As of August 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000.

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