Red Velvet Member Profile: Joy


Joy in “One of These Nights” (2016)

Real Name: Park Sooyoung (박수영)
Birthday: September 3, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Virgo (Western), Rat (Eastern)
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Positions: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group (I’m not sure if the last one is official, but SM is pushing her a lot)
Official Color in Red Velvet: Green

Other Activities Outside of Red Velvet



*April – “Young Love” with BTOB Sungjae for We Got Married

*November – “Always in my Heart” with 2 A.M’s Seulong for SM Station

*December – Special Performance of “First Christmas” with NCT’s Doyoung on SBS Inkigayo


2017: Starred in the drama The Liar and His Lover on tvN, playing a high school student with a gifted voice that falls for Lee Hyunwoo’s genius composer. She did many OSTs for this show, including “Yeowooya,” “I’m Okay,” “Your Days,” “Shiny Boy,” “Waiting for You,” and “The Way to Me.”


*2015-2016: MBC’s We Got Married with BTOB’s Sungjae (Episodes 144-188) / A reality show where various celebrities are paired up as couples and pretend to be married. (Couldn’t find any fully subbed episodes, so the link is a Youtube playlist of some of their clips).  From her time on the show, she won 2 MBC Entertainment Awards in 2015: Best Couple (w/ Sungjae) and the New Star Award.

*Fall 2015: SBS Running Man Ep. 268 / A variety show with a fixed cast and guests who complete missions during themed episodes. On this particular episode, the members pair up with guests to play “high school couples” and compete to find the prized couple rings (“Dumb Dumb” Era)

*Fall 2016: The Return of Superman on KBS (Episode 147 w/ Seulgi) / A popular variety show where celebrity dads take care of their children while their wife has some relaxing time.  Occasionally, their celebrity friends will drop by. (“Russian Roulette” era)

*Fall 2016: Fixed panelist on KBS’s Trick & True since Episode 5 (with Wendy) / A show with a panel of celebrities.  Guests perform different acts, and the panel must decide if it’s a magic trick or science. (Only episodes 1 and 2 are currently available with English subs on Youtube)

Sources: Youtube, SM Entertainment, Wikipedia, KSHOWONLINE, Red Velvet Wiki, Red Velvet Updates, Soompi, KBS – Trick and True and The Return of Superman (Episode 147), MBC We Got Married, SBS Running Man (Episode 268), SBS Inkigayo, tvN (The Liar and His Lover)