Red Velvet Member Profile: Seulgi (슬기)

(Last updated November 2018)


Real Name: Kang Seulgi (강슬기)
Birthday: February 10, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius (Western), Dog (Eastern)
Blood Type: A
From: Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Position(s) : Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper
Color in Red Velvet: Yellow/Orange

Seulgi and her love of Pringles in “Rookie” (2017)

Other Activities Outside of Red Velvet:


2014: (Pre-debut) Featured on Henry Lau’s “Butterfly”

2017: Featured on label mate Taemin of SHINee’s “Heart Stop” (B-side track)


  • Featured on Moonbyul of MAMAMOO’s solo debut “Selfish”

  • Featured on Zion.T’s “Hello Tutorial”


2016: “Sound of Your Heart” (with Wendy, Super Junior’s Yesung, Girls’ Generation’s Sunny, f(x)’s Luna, and NCT’s Taeil and Doyoung)


  • “Darling You” (duet with Super Junior’s Yesung)

  • “Doll” with Wendy and Kangta (remake of Kangta’s song)

2018: “Wow Thing” with GFriend’s SinB, Chungha, and (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon


2016: “Don’t Push Me” with Wendy (Uncontrollably Fond)

2017: “I Can Only See You” with Wendy (Hwarang: The Beginning)


2015: Played Dorothy in SM’s hologram musical School Oz


2014: (Pre-debut) Henry Lau’s “Fantastic”



  • 2015 KBS Song Festival: “I Don’t Know What Love is Yet” with Irene and GFriend’s Yerin and Yuju

  • SBS Inkigayo‘s Ultra Dance Festival: Dance collaboration with Lovelyz’s Mijoo, SONAMOO’s Euijin, Oh My Girl’s Yooa, DIA’s Eunjin, and TWICE’s Mina

  • SBS Gayo Daejun: dance collaboration with GOT7’s Jinyoung and Yugyeom, Oh My Girl’s Yooa, DIA’s Eunjin, NCT’s Ten, and BLACKPINK’s Lisa


  • 2016 KBS Song Festival: Performed a cover of Infinite’s “Be Mine”  with GFriend’s SinB, TWICE’s Momo, and I.O.I’s Chungha and Yoojung.

  • 2017 MAMA (MNET Asian Music Awards): Dance collaboration with NCT’s Taeyong as part of a Red Velvet/NCT special stage.



  • I’m Going to School on JTBC (Episodes 40-43) / A variety show where various celebrities went to a high school for three days as students (“Ice Cream Cake” Era)
  • 100 People, 100 Songs on JTBC (Episode 31 w/Wendy) / A show where the audience of 100 people each has a song.  Contestants choose an audience member and must finish the song he/she starts singing from memory. (I couldn’t find the actual episode, so the link is an article)


  • Girls who Eat Well on JTBC (Episodes 1-2) / This was a controversial mukbang show that reunited various girl group members (Twice, Apink, I.O.I) and had them compete to see who was the best eater.  They reformatted the show after these episodes.
  • The Return of Superman on KBS (Episode 147 w/ Joy) / A popular variety show where celebrity dads take care of their children while their wife has some relaxation time.  Occasionally, their celebrity friends will drop by.

  • King of Mask Singer on MBC (Episode 80) / A music competition show kind of similar to The Voice. Contestants singing wearing elaborate costumes and masks to disguise their identity.


  • Abnormal Summit (JTBC) Episode 131 / A panel of foreigners living in Korea who have round-table discussions with guests on various topics and Korean culture. Appeared with Wendy.
  • High School Rapper (MNET) / Appeared on the finale for a performance with contestant and label mate Mark Lee of NCT.

  • Idol Drama Operation Team (KBS) / A variety show where girl group members write and act in their own drama series.  It also featured MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul, Lovelyz’s Sujeong, SONAMOO’s D.ana, Oh My Girl’s Yooa, I.O.I’s Somi, and Produce 101 contestant Kim Sohee. (All episodes available on KBS’s Youtube channel)


  • Secret Unnie (JTBC4) / A new variety show where female celebrities are paired up to spend the day together like “sisters.” Seulgi is currently paired up with singer Sunmi (formerly of Wonder Girls).  There aren’t many subbed episodes, but I did find one on Youtube.

  • Law of the Jungle (SBS), Episodes 320-324 / A show similar to Survivor where celebrities go to tropical locations and try to survive in the wilderness (but there’s no elimination system). Seulgi appeared on the season in Mexico.  The clip is of her having a dance battle with WINNER’s Seunghoon (uploaded and subbed by KOCOWA TV)

  • Battle Trip (KBS), Episodes 101 and 103 / A travel variety show.  Two teams of celebrities travel to a specific destination based on a theme.  They then present footage of their journey to an audience, filled with travel tips and information.  The audience then votes on which team had the more entertaining trip. Seulgi went to Vienna with Wendy.

  • Entertainment Weekly (KBS) / Did an interview with SinB, Chungha, and Soyeon for “Wow Thing”

  • Dancing High (KBS) / A survival show for teenage dancers.  Seulgi appeared as a special judge.
  • Will appear on Yoo Jae Suk’s upcoming show Kids These Days (JTBC) / The preview clip is unsubbed

Sources: Youtube*, SM Entertainment, Wikipeda, Red Velvet WikiRed Velvet Updates,  KSHOWONLINE, Soompi, JTBC, KBS, MBC, MNET, SBS

*Secret Unnie episode uploaded and subbed by user ksg bear.

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