Cho-rong Park is a South Korean songwriter, singer, and television actress who is best known as the lead singer of the girl band Apink. She began her career with Cube Entertainment and worked with the group ‘Beast’ before joining Apink on a full-time basis. She is the group’s eldest member and is affectionately referred to as Mama Rong by the rest of the band. Cho-rong is Apink’s primary songwriter and wrote the lyrics to their first anniversary song, ‘April 19th’. She recently starred as the lead in the television drama ‘Plus Nine Boys’ on the tvN network and was a cast member on the reality show ‘One Night Food Trip. ‘All My Love’ and ‘Reply 1997’ are among her other television appearances. She co-wrote the lyrics for the group Apink’s songs ‘Love Story,’ ‘Wanna Be,’ and ‘Deja Vu’ and appeared on their albums alongside her band mates. Park Cho-rong is a social media influencer with a sizable Asian fan base. Suho of EXO was rumored to be dating her, but the relationship has not been confirmed.
Childhood & Adolescence
Park Cho-rong was born into a middle-class family in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea on March 3, 1991. She is the second daughter of three sisters raised in Chungcheongbuk-do.
Her father was a master of Hapkido and the owner of a martial arts academy for children. Due to her father’s influence, she spent eight years training in Hapkido and earned a third degree black belt.
Park began her education at Byungsul Kindergarten School and attended Bukang School for elementary and middle high school. She graduated from Choongbook High School. Along with martial arts, she studied dancing as a child.
At the age of 18, she auditioned for JYP Entertainment but was eliminated in the final round. Park was adamant about becoming an entertainer and was unfazed by her initial failure. Later, as a trainee, she joined the South Korean record label Cube Entertainment, where she began her career in the entertainment industry.
Career of Park
In 2010, she made her television debut as Cho-rong in the South Korean romance drama serial ‘All My Love’ on the MBC network. This was followed by a guest appearance as Lee II-hwa in her youth in the serial ‘Reply 1997,’ which chronicles the lives of six friends from their carefree high school days to the present.
She began her musical career by appearing in the music video for the boy band ‘Beast’s’ ‘Shock’. She worked with a few other bands before being announced as a lead member of the South Korean girl band ‘Apink’ in 2011.
Prior to the release of their debut single ‘Mollayo,’ Park and her girl band took part in a pre-debut reality show called ‘Apink News,’ which served as an excellent launch pad for their music.
Park is a co-writer on ‘Apink’. She began writing songs for the group under the moniker ‘April 19th,’ which commemorated the band’s first anniversary. She made her band debut on Mnet’s M! Countdown, singing the band’s songs ‘Mollayo’ and ‘Wishlist’, which are also featured on their EP ‘Seven Spring of Apink’.
It was not long before the band became a sensation among Korean youth, and Park Cho-rong established himself as an icon. Her chart-topping singles include ‘Wanna Be,’ ‘Deja Vu,’ ‘To Us,’ and her most recent single, ‘Eyes,’ from the 2017 album ‘Pink Up.
She made her television debut in 2014 as Han Soo-ah / Bong-sook in the romantic comedy ‘Plus Nine Boys’ on the tvN network.
As she rose to prominence as a celebrity in her own right She appeared as a cast member on O’live & tvN’s reality show ‘One Night Food Trip’ in 2017. She later appeared on the variety shows ‘X-Pink’ and ‘Oh! Cool Guys’, where she gained popularity among both the cast and her fans.
Park Cho-rong is active on social media and has a sizable fan base. She frequently shares photographs of herself and Apink members that have gone viral in the past. From South Korea to Japan, China, and the rest of Asia, her popularity has grown.
Significant Works of Park
‘All My Love’ (2010), ‘Reply 1997’ (2012), and ‘Plus Nine Boys’ (2013) are among her television serials (2014). She appeared as a cast member on the O’live & tvN network’s reality show ‘One Night Food Trip’ (2017).
She wrote the lyrics for the following songs: ‘April 19’ for the album ‘Une Annee’ (2012); ‘Love Story’ and ‘So Long’ for the album ‘Pink Blossom’ (2014); ‘Wanna Be’ for the album ‘Pink Luv’ (2014); ‘Deja Vu’ for the album ‘Pink Memory’ (2015); ‘The Wave’ and ‘To Us’ for the album ‘Pink Revolution’ (2016); ‘Cliche’ (2017).
Park of Personal Life Cho-rong performs under the stage name Chorong and is also known by her friends, band mates, and fans as Rongrongje, Mama Rong, Rong Leadah, and Rongcho.
She was a shy young woman when she first entered the entertainment industry, but as she gained experience, she blossomed into an extrovert and band leader.
She is the band’s eldest member and is regarded as a mother figure. That is how she acquired the moniker Mama Rong. She has earned the admiration of her fellow Apink members, as well as directors and producers.
In 2014, she was rumored to be dating Suho of EXO. The relationship, however, has not been confirmed. According to her manager, she is officially single.
Estimated Net Worth
Park Cho-rong is one of the wealthiest rappers and is included in the list of the most popular rappers. Park Cho-net rong’s worth is estimated to be between $5 and $10 million, based on our analysis of Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
She once stated in an interview that the majority of her fans are significantly older than she is, at times even double her age. They appear to be embarrassed when they meet her in person, but their behavior online is quite different.
Her band was once the subject of a death threat from a fan, which is currently under investigation.
Her specialty is songwriting. Indeed, her singing has been chastised by fans for appearing to be auto-tuned and childish.
Apink began with seven members in 2011 but now has only six due to Hong Yoo-departure kyung’s in 2013.