Victoria Song is a Chinese singer who currently splits her time between South Korea and China. She began her singing career as a member of the all-girls South Korean band f(x), which was a great hit in South Korea and parts of China. She is a busy dancer, actor, and model in addition to her successful singing career. In the second season of the South Korean TV series ‘We Got Married,’ Victoria established herself as a talented actor. She has since appeared in numerous other TV and film projects and has received numerous honors, including the MBC Entertainment Awards’ ‘Popularity Award’ and the ‘Goddess of Asia Award.’ With prominent roles in famous series such as ‘When Love Walked In,’ ‘Ice Fantasy,’ ‘A Life Time Love,’ and ‘Beautiful Secret,’ she has established herself as a household figure in South Korea. Victoria has graced the covers of various fashion magazines, including ‘Modern Lady,’ and has been invited to host various fashion events by couture brand ‘Dior.’ Her enormous success and popularity have made her one of China’s most talked-about female celebrities. She ranked #4 on the list of the most followed K-pop celebrities in 2015, with over 20 million followers on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
Childhood and Adolescence
Victoria Song was born in the Chinese city of Qingdao on February 2, 1987. She came to the country’s capital at the age of eleven and was accepted to the elite Beijing Dance Academy, which specialized in traditional and ethnic Chinese dance. She learned a variety of dancing techniques, including ballet, traditional Chinese dance, and tumbling, while she was there. A scout from SM Entertainment discovered her in a dancing competition in Beijing in September 2007. She soon joined SM Entertainment and trained with them between 2007 and 2008 before making her debut on South Korean television.
She had a few brief media appearances when she first arrived in South Korea. Her first public appearance was in a Spris commercial alongside Lee Joon-gi, a South Korean singer and actor. She went on to pose for Samsung Anycall in a music video with Rain, a South Korean actor and singer.In May 2008, she recorded a tourism ad with TVXQ and S uper Junior called “Hi, Seoul” in order to pursue her aspirations in television. She also starred in the music video for the Korean boy band ‘Shinee’s’ song ‘Replay’ at the same time.
Career of Victoria
In August 2009, Victoria Song joined the South Korean all-girls band f(x). The band’s first single, ‘LA chA TA,’ was released in September of that year, however it got mixed reviews. She joined the cast of the reality TV show ‘Invincible Youth’ in June 2010, when she was cast alongside seven other female stars from diverse groups. She appeared on the reality TV show ‘We Got Married’ with Nichkhun, the lead singer of the group ‘2PM,’ later that year. In the variety show, the two were known as Khuntoria. The show immediately attracted a big following, and the two actors became well-known. She got the prestigious ‘Popularity Award’ at the MBC Entertainment Awards for her role in ‘We Got Married’ at the end of 2010.
In January 2012, she co-starred in the blockbuster series ‘When Love Walked In’ alongside bandmate Zhou Mi and Fahrenheit’s Calvin Chen. In China, this series swiftly surged to the top of the viewership charts. Shen Yayin, Chairman Yuan’s long-lost granddaughter, won the ‘Best New Actress’ award at the 2012 China TV Drama Awards for her outstanding performance. In 2013, she starred in the critically praised film ‘Cocoon Town Romance,’ directed by Li Shao. Despite being praised for its directorial brilliance, this film failed to make a profit at the box office.
She co-hosted the Korean-Chinese variety show ‘Strongest Group’ with Chinese pop singer Zhou Mi in 2014. During the same year, she appeared alongside the Chinese heartthrob in his solo single ‘Loving You.’ She founded her own studio, ‘Song Qian / Victoria Studio,’ alongside Chinese manager Jia Shikai in June 2015. From now on, this studio would be her one-stop shop for all of her individual Chinese projects. She starred in Hunan TV’s ‘Beautiful Secret’ in 2016. Her solo single ‘Star Tears,’ which was part of the original sound track, was featured in this drama.
During the first half of 2016, the series achieved a record-high average viewership rating in China. In the same year, she starred in a remake of the Hollywood film ‘My Sassy Girl,’ dubbed ‘My New Sassy Girl.’ On the same day, this film was released in South Korea and China. The film, however, garnered mixed reviews and did not fare well at the box office. She went on to play the lead in a Chinese adaptation of the Hollywood film “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” in which she also starred.
In January 2017, she and co-host Shen Tao began hosting the variety show ‘Ace vs. Ace.’ She also acted in the comedy film ‘Wished,’ directed by Dayyan Eng, in the same year. She announced her plans to release her first solo album in the second half of 2017 via an online announcement on Weibo on May 21, 2017.
Major Projects of Victoria
Victoria Song published a photo-essay book called ‘Victoria’s Hong-Ma’ in December 2012, which featured her travel adventures across Asia and around the world. On the reality TV show ‘We Got Married Season 2,’ she demonstrated her outstanding acting abilities. Her outstanding performance in this part earned her a slew of prizes and recognition as a great performer. Her appearances in popular Chinese films alongside well-known actors such as Huang Xiaoming garnered her a lot of recognition. Her work in the television industry over the last decade has helped to establish her as a household figure in South Korea and China.
Achievements & Awards
Victoria Song won the MBC Entertainment Awards’ ‘Popularity Award’ in 2010 for her role in the reality show ‘We Got Married.’ For her work in the film ‘When Love Walked In,’ she earned the ‘Best New Actress’ award at the 4th China TV Drama Awards in 2014. She received the ‘Popular Actress Award’ at the 8th China TV Drama Awards in 2017 for her work in the film ‘Ice Fantasy.’
Personal Experiences of Victoria
Victoria Song contributed all of the money from her flea market auction, where she sold her personal goods for charity, on December 31, 2014. She is a strong supporter of UNICEF and has donated to causes such as UNICEF’s “Help Nepal Children” charity bracelet project on several times. She is quite discreet about her personal life. She was reportedly rumored to be dating one of her co-stars. She publicly rejected this, noting that she is now unmarried and refusing to participate in any press speculations.
Estimated Net Worth
Victoria Song’s net worth is unknown. Victoria Song has a $12 million net worth as a Chinese singer, dancer, actor, model, television personality, and book. Victoria Song was born in February 1987 in Qingdao, Shandong, China. She debuted as a member of the South Korean girl group f in 2009.