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Chorong
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Teaser for Apink's mini album LOOK
Personal Information
Birth Name Park Chorong
박초롱 (Hangul)
朴초롱 (Hanja)
Birth Date March 3rd, 1991 (age 29)
Birth Place Cheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea
Blood Type O
Height 162 cm
Weight 47 kg (103 lbs)
Astrology Sign Pisces
Chinese Zodiac Sign Goat
Professional Information
Stage Name Chorong
초롱 (Hangul)
チョロン (Japanese)
Position Leader, Rapper, Vocalist
Years Active 2011 - present
Agency Play M Entertainment
Associated Acts Apink
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Park Chorong, better known as Chorong, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. She is best known as the leader of Apink.

History

During her school days, Park had attended Byungsul Kindergarten, Bukang Elementary School, Bukang Middle High School, and Choongbook High School. She is a middle child, having an older and a younger sister. As a daughter of a Hapkido master and academy owner, Chorong was trained in the said martial art for eight years. She trained from her first year in elementary school until her third year of junior high; she is a holder of a 3rd degree Hapkido black belt.

Park auditioned for JYP Entertainment fifth official audition in 2009 where she successfully made it to the final round. However, she was eventually eliminated and after that she joined Cube Entertainment as a trainee.

In February 2011, Park was announced as the second member and the leader of Apink. Prior to the announcement, she appeared at the end of Beast's "Shock" Japanese version music video. Before her debut with Apink, Chorong, together with the rest of the Apink members, took part in the filming of Apink News which was the group's pre-debut reality show.

Park started her acting career by appearing on the 2010 sitcom All My Love playing a character named Chorong, following the departure of Brown Eyed Girls' Gain. She then made a cameo appearance on Reply 1997 as the teenage version of Lee Ilhwa, the mother of the lead role Sung Shiwon (played by Jung Eunji) along with her fellow Apink member Bomi.

Park had her first leading role in the romantic comedy Plus Nine Boys as Han Sooah, a popular but mysterious high-school girl; a character opposite to BtoB's Yook Sungjae's character.

In 2017, she starred on Naver TV Cast's webdrama Special Law of Romance alongside Kim Min-kyu and VIXX's Hyuk.

Songwriting

Out of all the Apink members, Park has the most experience as a songwriter. She started by penning their first fansong "April 19th" for the group's first anniversary. According to Park, she wrote "April 19th" while thinking of the fans and their first stage performances, while for the other songs, it was about experiences their age group could relate to.

Songs written

Year Song Album Notes
2012 "April 19th" Une Année Music by Kim Jin-Hwan; Initially released as a fansong for the first anniversary of debut.
2014 "Love Story" Pink Blossom Music by Kim Jin-Hwan
"So Long" Music by Master Key
"Wanna Be" Pink LUV Music by Son Young-jin and Big Sancho
2015 "Dejavu" Pink Memory Music and Arrangement by Choi Yong-chan
2016 "The Wave" Pink Revolution Music by Kim Jin-Hwan; Released as a fansong for fifth anniversary debut.
"To. Us" Music by Kim Jin-Hwan; Released as a song for members
"Cliché" Dear Co-written with Naeun
2017 "Eyes" Pink UP Music by Command Freaks, Sophiya, Shikata
2019 "Enough" PERCENT Music by Wiidope (617), Kofi Owusu-Ofori (617), and Nikel (617)
2020 "Love Every Moment With You" LOOK

Filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Network
2010 All My Love Cho-rong (Episode 125–210) MBC
2012 Reply 1997 Lee Il-hwa (young / Episode 9) tvN
2014 Plus Nine Boys Han Soo-ah / Bong-sook tvN
2017 Special Law Romance Seo JiHye Naver

Variety and reality shows

Year Title Network Role
2017 One Night Food Trip (Season 2) O'live & tvN Cast member

Source: Wikipedia

Gallery

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