Park Cho-rong

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Musical artist

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Park Cho-rong (Template:Lang-ko, Template:Lang-ja; born March 3, 1991), better known by her stage name Chorong (Template:Lang), is a South Korean idol singer and actress. She is the leader of South Korean girl group A Pink, under A Cube Entertainment which is a sub-label of Cube Entertainment.[1]

Early life

Park Cho-rong was born in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea on March 3, 1991. She has one older sister and one younger sister. She attended Byungsul Kindergarten, Bukang Elementary and Middle School and Chungbuk High School. Her father owns a Hapkido centre, and she learned Hapkido for eight years, earning a third degree black belt.[2] Park auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2009 and made it to the finals.[3]

Music career

Park Cho-rong at Soongsil University festival, October 6, 2014.

A Pink


Prior to debuting as an A Pink member in 2011, Chorong was first introduced to the public through the Japanese version of Beast's Shock music video.[4][5] She debuted as A Pink leader on April 19, 2011.


Park debuted as a lyricist with a song titled "April 19th". The song was dedicated to A Pink fans as a gift to celebrate the group's first anniversary. It was released as digital single on A Pink's anniversary on April 19, 2012.[6] The song was later included on their first full album Une Année.

In 2014, Park continue to write lyrics for A Pink's songs. She participated in writing lyrics for two songs on A Pink's fourth mini album, Pink Blossom. "Fairytale Love" is a ballad track, composed by Kim Jin-hwan and "So Long" is a mid-tempo R&B track, produced by Brand New Music's head producer, MasterKey.[7]

For A Pink's fifth mini album, Pink Luv, the song "Wanna Be" was also written by Park. "Wanna Be" is a cheerful track expressing a girl's emotions about her crush in the night while sitting next to a window.[8]

Acting career

In 2009, Park had a cameo in the feature-length psychological thriller Searching for the Elephant as a "Woman Passing on the Street."[9] Park then made her acting debut in 2011 on MBC's All My Love, a South Korean sitcom starring Kim Kap-soo, Park Mi-sun, Jo Kwon, Son Ga-In, Yoon Doo-joon, Jun Tae-soo and Yoon Seung-ah.[10] She played the character of Park Cho-rong until its final episode aired on September 16, 2011. Park then had a cameo in 1990s nostalgia Korean drama Reply 1997. The drama starred Park's fellow A Pink member, Jeong Eun-ji who played the role of Seong Si-won. Park had a cameo appearance as the 18-year-old form of Si-won's mother, Lee Il-hwa. With a perfect Busan accent, she lived up to the expectations that Jeong established with her breakout role.[11]

In 2014, she played Han Soo-ah, a popular, but mysterious high school student in tvN's drama, Plus Nine Boys, who became the love interest of Kang Ming-gu (played by Yook Sung-jae).[12][13]





Television dramas

Year Channel Title Role Notes
2011 MBC All My Love Park Cho-rong Supporting role
2012 tvN Reply 1997 young Lee Il-hwa Cameo in ep 9
2014 Plus Nine Boys Han Soo-ah Lead role

Music video appearances

Year Music video Artist
2011 "Shock" (Japanese Version) Beast
2012 "Insane" BtoB

Awards and nominations



  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named pcr-profile
  2. A Pink Interview. Star1 Magazine. 8 March 2013. 
  3. "Netizens discover A Pink’s Chorong's JYP Entertainment audition video". April 28, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  4. "B2ST reveals 2nd 'A Pink' member through MV teaser of Japanese "Shock"". February 16, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  5. "Beast Shock Music Video". 
  6. "A Pink’s Park Cho Rong dedicates her first written song to her fans". Starnews. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  7. "Park Chorong participated in writing lyrics for Pink Blossoms album". HeraldCorp. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  8. "Park Chorong involved in writing lyric for Pink Luv". Hankyung. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  10. "Park Chorong join the cast of All My Love". Hankooki. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  11. "'Respond 1997' A Pink's Park Cho Rong and Yoon Bomi Appear as Cameos : News". KpopStarz. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  12. "Nine Plus Boys List of Cast". Retrieved Dec 28, 2014. 
  13. "Plus Nine Boys get their girls". Dramabeans. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

External links

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