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SEVENTEEN Vernon Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Vernon Profile

  • Birth Name: Hansol Vernon Chwe (한솔 버논 최)
  • Korean Name: 최한솔 (Chwe Hansol)
  • Stage Name: Vernon
  • Nationality: South Korean & American (Dual Citizenship)
  • Date of Birth: 1998.02.18
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
  • Height: 178 cm (5’8”)
  • Weight: 60 kg (143.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Vernon Facts & TMI

  • Vernon was born in Manhattan, New York.
  • He was born to Korean father and French-American mother.
  • He has a younger sister Sofia (born 2004).
  • His family is raising two cats named Jazz and Leo.
  • Vernon is SEVENTEEN’s rapper and a member of SEVENTEEN’s hip-hop team.
  • He grew up in New York until his family moved to South Korea when he was 5 years old.
  • After moving to South Korea, he lived in Seoul and attended regular Korean schools.
  • Since he was a child, he was casted in many children’s TV broadcasts.
  • Vernon’s parents, who saw their son enjoying his appearance in TV broadcasts, decided to fully support Vernon’s wish to work in the entertainment field.
  • Vernon was street-casted by Pledis’ staff at a bus stop on his way back to home from school. 
  • He joined Pledis Entertainment in 2012 and became the 6th longest trainee in the group.
  • Due to his busy training schedule, he dropped out of middle school with his parent’s consent (he was in the 2nd grade at that time) and was home-schooled since then.
  • He uses his middle name Vernon as his stage name, the name is derived from his mother’s family name.
  • In his early debut days, he used the catchphrase ‘4D Rapper’ when introducing himself.
  • He often interprets the members’ words in the wrong way.
  • He has the highest tone among the other hip-hop team members.
  • Vernon is actively participating in writing and composing SEVENTEEN songs.
  • As of February 2021, he got 68 songs registered under his name. The second most credited member in SEVENTEEN.
  • Woozi mentioned Vernon as a member who has the most prominent talent in composing songs.
  • Although it’s stated in the official profile that he is 178 cm, it is assumed that he has the same height as fellow member DK.
  • In an episode of ‘Going Seventeen 2019’, his MBTI test result came out to be ENFP, but he recently revealed (February 2022) that his MBTI has changed to ISTP.
  • His shoe size is 280 mm.
  • Vernon is one of the visual lines in the group, he was nicknamed Vercaprio at the beginning of his debut due to his resemblance to actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Vernon is one of the most well-known SEVENTEEN members among the general public.
  • He has a unique fashion sense, he is often spotted wearing colorful tops and peculiar-looking glasses.
  • He is collecting sneakers.
  • Vernon participated as a competitor in hip-hop audition program ‘Show Me the Money 4’.
  • He made many appearances in TV shows such as ‘Baek Jong-won’s Top 3 Chef King’, ‘King of Masked Singer’ (as panelist), ‘Happy Together’, ‘2018 Idol Star Athletic Championship’, ‘Baek Jong-won’s Alley Restaurant’, ‘Prison Life of Fools’, ‘Idol on Quiz’, ‘MCountdown’ (as special MC) etc.
  • He officially released two solo songs ‘Lotto’ in 2015 and ‘Disease’ in 2016.
  • His birthday, height, weight, and foot size are exactly the same as fellow member Dokyeom.
  • He shared that he is culturally closer to Koreans.
  • He said that, compared to English, he is better and more comfortable speaking Korean.
  • For his mother who can’t speak Korean, Vernon speaks English at home, making him naturally bilingual.
  • His father is from Jeonju, while his mother originally came from Miami, Florida.
  • He said that his grandmother (from the father’s side) is running a restaurant.
  • Vernon belongs to Jeonju Choi’s clan.
  • Despite growing up in South Korea, sometimes he is seen to have a strong sense of belonging to his mother’s origin, America.
  • He said that when he was young, he had a hard time because people would stare at him because of his exotic mixed-race appearances.
  • When he was a child, he appeared in the variety show ‘Song Euni’s Eye to Eye’ as a love master elementary school student. Many people who watched the program remember him as Choi Hansol.
  • He was also featured in SBS’ ‘Ggurugi Life Inquiry’.
  • Vernon graduated from Daebu Elementary School, a prestigious private elementary school.
  • He mentioned that his parents used to run an English academy.
  • His favorite food is tofu, sukiyaki, and kimchi.
  • He was the regular cast member of MBC variety show ‘Hello! Stranger’.
  • Both his parents are abstract contemporary art artists.
  • He once said that he wanted to raise a turtle.
  • He has a birthmark (a red mole) on his right thumb.
  • Vernon is a member of a music crew called M.O.L.A alongside guitarist Hoho, composer NATHAN, Park Jimin, PENTAGON’s Kino, and former X1 and UNIQ members Cho Seungyoun (a.k.a WOODZ).
  • His childhood dream was to be a movie actor or movie production team.
  • His current bucket list is to travel around the world and skydiving with Joshua.
  • Vernon and DK are called ‘218 Bros’ because they have the same birthday, February 2nd.
  • When he was in the 2nd grade of middle school, he appeared in the jtbc audition program ‘Made in U’.
  • He has naturally wavy hair.
  • Due to the influence of his parents, he frequently visited art exhibitions and art festivals since he was young.
  • He is a big fan of the ‘Harry Potter’ series.
  • He seems to like science-fiction and hero movies such as ‘Avengers’ and ‘Star Wars’.
  • He learned muay thai when he was a kid.
  • Most of his schoolmates called him by his Korean name Choi Hansol.
  • Among nicknames are Sol-i, Vercaprio, VerSeungkwan, SolSprout, Hansol State, Chwe Hansol, Chwe Not Chew, Nonie, Baby Polar Bear, Ttol-i, Ttori, Pine Cone, Janbancheori (because he is ‘in charge’ of finishing the members’ leftover foods).
  • He was born in New York University Hospital.
  • It is said that his family is living in the same neighborhood as Dokyeom’s.
  • He was voted as a member who is bad at sports.
  • Vernon has experiences of being a kid’s fashion model.
  • S.Coups picked him up in a subway station on the day he first came to Pledis.
  • He is the main rapper candidate ever since he joined the agency.
  • His life’s motto is “Just do it, just have fun”.
  • Generally, he has a relaxed and pacifist personality.
  • He doesn’t care about what people think about him.
  • Because of his sloppy personality, Vernon was voted as the member that needed the most care from the other members.
  • Vernon is Dino’s younger brother’s bias. Vernon even went to watch ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ with Dino’s younger brother Lee Geon.
  • He said that getting praised for performance and songs he produced and when he laughs together with SEVENTEEN members are the happiest moments for him.
  • He shared that he wants to learn musical instruments.
  • He prefers to be called with his name over nicknames.
  • He prefers seas over mountains.
  • He recommended Australia and Toronto as traveling places he wanted to recommend to others.
  • He enjoys extreme sports such as bungee jump.
  • He likes going to amusement parks.
  • His favorite movies are ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and ‘The Matrix’.
  • Answering to a question which house in Hogwarts he wants to join, he chose Gryffindor.
  • He said that he reads webtoons or watches animal videos before sleep.
  • Vernon and Hoshi were roommates.
  • His favorite rappers are J.Cole, Beenzino, and Tiger JK.
  • He was featured and participated in lyrics writing of Drunken Tiger’s remix of ‘BUMAYE’.
  • He collects LPs.
  • Vernon is a big eater.
  • He is bad at cooking.
  • He has a peanut allergy.
  • He has high alcohol tolerance.
  • His natural hair and eye color are brown.
  • He said that the thing he must do everyday is working out, he does bench press, deadlift, and squat for his workout routine. It is said that Vernon, Woozi, and Mingyu can hold up to 300 kg-weight dumbbells.
  • He learned pilates.
  • He’s bad at ball sports, but he’s quite good at archery.
  • As of 2020, he doesn’t have a driving license.
  • He has a habit of hitting people beside him when he’s laughing.
  • He always brings his composing tools even during overseas tours.
  • Vernon and Woozi are the only two members who own private music studios.
  • His most cherished song is ‘Network Love’.
  • In 2018, he injured his leg during ‘Ideal Cut’ in Seoul.
  • He likes wearing bold-looking accessories.
  • His favorite fashion item is hats (especially beanies).
  • Vernon is very close with PENTAGON’s Kino.

(Special credit: Everything is Alright @ Naver Blog)

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