Suzy Bae is Best Known For Being a member of the girl band, Miss A. The band is best known for the success of their second studio album, Hush, which went on to peak at the second spot on Korean music charts. Having played the leading role in the South Korean period drama movie, The Sound of a Flower. Being cast in the starring roles in the popular TV shows such as Uncontrollably Fond and While You Were Sleeping.
Born Name Bae Su-ji
Nick Name Bae Suzy, CF Queen, Icon of First Love
Occupation Singer, Actress, Model
Years active 2010–present
Born: October 10, 1994, 24 years and 10 months, Buk District, Gwangju, South Korea
Sun Sign Libra
Height 5 ft 6¼ in or 168 cm
Hair Color Black (Natural). She has tried other hair colors as well.
Eye Color Dark Brown
Measurements 34-24-32 inch / 86-61-81 cm
Bra size 32A
Genre Dance-pop, K-pop
Labels JYP Entertainment
Bae Suzy went to the School of Performing Arts Seoul and graduated from there in 2013.
Father – Jeong Hyun-sook (Taekwondo Grandmaster who has his own gymnasium)
Mother – Bae Wan-young
Siblings – Bae Su-bin (Older Sister), Bae Sang-moon (Younger Brother)
Life and career
1994–2010: Early life and debut with Miss A
Main article: Miss A
Suzy was born in Buk District, Gwangju, South Korea on October 10, 1994, to Bae Wan-young and Jeong Hyun-sook. She has an older sister, Bae Su-bin, and a younger brother, Bae Sang-moon. She attended School of Performing Arts Seoul and graduated in 2013. Before debuting, she was an online shopping model. In 2009, she auditioned for Mnet Superstar K and made it through the preliminary round but she was ultimately eliminated. However, she caught the attention of a scout from JYP Entertainment and soon became a trainee.
In March 2010, Suzy joined fellow members Fei, and Jia to form the group miss A. The three began their first official promotional activities in China as a group by signing up with the Samsung Electronics group in China. The group released a song used for the commercial called Love Again for the Samsung Beat Festival. The song was written by Korean composer Super Changddai, and the music video was directed by Hong Won-ki. The group was later joined by a fourth member, Min.
The four piece girl group eventually made their debut in July 2010 through JYP Entertainment, with the single Bad Girl Good Girl.
2010–2012: Solo activities and rise in popularity
In October 2010, Suzy became the fixed host for MBC Show! Music Core alongside Minho and Onew, both from SHINee, and Jiyeon, from T-ara. Suzy later hosted other events such as the Seoul Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, and Mnet 20 Choice Awards where she won an award under the category Hot New Star of 2011. Since then, Suzy continues to host many events from music shows to major award ceremonies.
Apart from her group activities, Suzy also ventured into acting. She made her acting debut in the music teen drama Dream High, which aired on KBS from January 3 to February 28. Suzy also released an OST for the drama, titled Winter Child. The drama was a local success, earning high viewership ratings during its two-month run; and also gained popularity in other countries. At the KBS Drama Awards, Suzy won the Best New Actress award as well as Best Couple award with co-star Kim Soo-hyun. Suzy also became a cast member in KBS TV reality show Invincible Youth 2. The show began filming its first episode on October 19 and aired on November 11.
Suzy made her movie debut in the film Architecture 101 (2012) playing the younger version of the female protagonist. Architecture 101 was one of the ten most-watched films in Korea in the first quarter of 2012, and achieved over 4.1 million admissions nine weeks after its theater release; a new box-office record set for Korean melodramas. The same year, Suzy played a supporting role in KBS drama Big, written by the Hong sisters, alongside Gong Yoo and Lee Min-jung.
She is also the first Korean female celebrity to win a singer rookie award, drama rookie award and film rookie award, having received the Best New Actress award at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards for her acting performance in Architecture 101. On December 22, 2012, Suzy won the Best Newcomer award in the Variety category at the KBS Entertainment Awards for her stint in Invincible Youth 2.
2013–2016: Mainstream success
In 2013, she starred in the historical fusion drama Gu Family Book alongside Lee Seung-gi. She received acting recognition at the MBC Drama Awards, winning the Top Excellence award and at the Seoul International Drama Awards, winning the Outstanding Actress award. She also featured on the variety show Healing Camp, becoming the youngest guest on the show.
In May 2014, Suzy was cast in the film The Sound of a Flower (2015) as Jin Chae-sun, Korea first female pansori singer. The movie depicts the struggle of a singer who is not allowed to perform in the public because of her gender during the Joseon era. To prepare herself for the role, Suzy received training in pansori for a year. The same year, Suzy collaborated with Taiwanese singer-actor Show Lo in the single Together In Love, featured in his album Reality Show.
In January 2016, Suzy released a digital single titled Dream with EXO Baekhyun. The song debuted at number one on Gaon weekly digital chart and proceeded to win the Best Collaboration award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. She then starred in the romance melodrama Uncontrollably Fond with Kim Woo-bin. Suzy released two OSTs for the drama, including a self-composed song. In September 2016, Suzy wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong went on display. She is the first Korean female celebrity to receive a wax-likeness of herself at Madame Tussauds.
2017–present: Solo debut and Faces of Love
In early 2017, Suzy made her debut as a solo artist with the album titled Yes? No?. Her pre-release single Pretend was released on January 17 and achieved an all-kill on music charts. The title track, Yes, No, Maybe was released a week after, on January 24, 2017. In February 2017, Suzy released a duet with singer Park Won, titled Don’t Wait for Your Love. Suzy then returned to television, starring alongside Lee Jong-suk in the fantasy thriller drama While You Were Sleeping which premiered in September 2017. On December 27, following the announcement of Min departure, JYP Entertainment announced that Miss A had disbanded. Suzy renewed her contract with JYP Entertainment.
In early 2018, it was announced that Suzy would make her comeback in late January. On January 22, Suzy released her pre-release track entitled In Love with Someone Else, which achieved a real-time all kill. Suzy released her second album titled Faces of Love on January 29 with the title track Holiday. On February 14, Suzy released a music video for her b-side track, Sober. On March 9, Suzy released her fourth music video for the single Midnight, featuring a piano ensemble by Yiruma.
Suzy is set to star in the spy-action drama Vagabond next, playing a secret agent.
In the media
Following her appearance in the film Architecture 101, she was hailed as Korea Icon of First Love for her natural acting and innocent charm. She also became one of the most in-demand endorsers in South Korea, and has been hailed a CF Queen due to numerous endorsement deals ranging from cosmetics, apparel, up to basic commodities like sugar. She made more than 10 billion won in 2013 with more than 14 endorsement deals in one year.
Bae Suzy is represented by Bobby Ball Agency.
Bae Suzy has appeared in TV commercials for the popular brands such as Sprite, The Face Shop, Chum Churum and many others.
As a member of Miss A, she has promoted brands such as Samsung.
In July 2011, her music band released their debut studio album, A Class. The album peaked at the 9th spot on the South Korean music charts.
As a solo artist, she released her debut EP, Yes? No? in January 2017. It peaked at the 2nd spot on Korean chart and 15th position on US World chart.
In 2012, she made her theatrical film debut in the South Korean romantic movie, Architecture 101.
First TV Show
In 2010, Bae Suzy made her first TV show appearance as a host in the music TV series, Show! Music Core.
Bae Suzy has devised her unique workout regime to keep herself in top shape. Her workout regime includes Penguin dance and cross arm squats. She also has a personalized diet plan in place to keep herself in shape.
Her daily diet is as follows –
Breakfast – She likes to start her day with a meal comprising of chicken breasts and sweet potatoes. She washes it down with a low-fat milk.
Lunch – She eats salads and brown rice for her lunch.
Dinner – For the last meal of the day, she eats only two sweet potatoes.
In case, she has to undertake an extreme diet to prepare for a photo shoot or movie, she only consumes a sweet potato, chicken breasts, and low-fat milk throughout the day.
Bae Suzy Favorite Things
Healthy Drink – Yogurt Drinks
Bae Suzy Facts
She holds a 2nd-degree black belt in taekwondo.
Before she got her breakthrough as a singer and actress, she used to work as an online shopping model.
She decided to audition for Mnet Superstar K in 2009. She managed to pass through the preliminary round but was eventually eliminated.
Suzy eventually managed to catch the attention of a scout from JYP Entertainment. She was eventually signed as a trainee.
She joined Fei and Jia to form music band Miss A in March 2010. The management later added Min to the band and they made their debut in July 2010 by releasing their single, Bad Girl Good Girl.
In September 2016, her wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. She became the first Korean celebrity to have her statue installed at the iconic Madame Tussauds.
In December 2017, it was announced that Miss A was disbanded and the members of the band would pursue solo projects.
In August 2013, it was announced that she had been made the honorary ambassador for the Korean National Police Agency.
She was made a member of the Community Chest of Korea Honor Society in 2015. The exclusive membership is reserved for those who have donated over W100 million to the charitable causes.