EVEN IF you don’t know her name, you sure have seen her somewhere else. May it be in dramas, music videos, print ads, magazines or commercials. If not, you may have heard her voice one way or another. She is the first Korean female star to have a wax figure at the famous Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong. She is THAT big of a star.
Bae Su-ji, or popularly known for her mononym Bae Suzy is a South Korean actress, singer and endorser. She was formerly a part of the all-girl group Miss A together with Fei, Jia and Min under the JYP Entertainment.
From the Korean Pop idol that she was to the great actress that she is now, she had successfully developed an impressive portfolio throughout the years. She sure knows which projects to select and which products to endorse. To know more about Suzy, read through!
As A Kpop Idol
She first tried her luck in the entertainment industry when she auditioned at South Korea’s most popular talent show search – the Superstar K. Although she was eliminated, a JYP scout saw her and asked her to audition at the company. She debuted a year later, in 2010, with the group Miss A.
Prior to the group’s disbandment, Suzy already worked on her solo career early in 2017. She released her album “Yes? No?” in January and had reached phenomenal sales. In 2018, the next year, she released her second album “Faces of Love”.
Suzy first appeared in television with the popular series Dream High in 2011. It was a star studded cast with Ok Teac-yeon, Jang Woo Young, Kim Soo Hyun, Ham Eun Jung and IU. In 2013 she again appeared as the lead actress for the historical fantasy drama Gu Family Book together with Lee Seung-gi.
Her other dramas that catapulted her to further stardom includes Uncontrollably Fond (with Kim Woo Bin), While You Were Sleeping (With Lee Jong Suk), Vagabond (a reunion with Lee Seung-gi). She also appeared in several films including Architecture 101 which is considered her film debut.
With her constant appearance on television dramas and her impressive adorable visuals, Suzy became one of the most bankable endorsers in South Korea. She became the “CF Queen” because of the brands that she endorsers. The range includes cosmetics, clothes and even sugar. It was reported that in 2013, she earned more than $10 million alone in endorsements.
Her Colorful Love Life
She has been dubbed as the “Taylor Swift” of South Korea for her colorful and active love life, even though she only has dated two men since her debut in 2010. She dated Lee Min Ho between 2015 and 2017. The speculated break up was Min Ho’s mandatory military public service.
In 2018, news broke out that Lee Dong Wook and Suzy were dating, despite the 13 years difference. Although their romance was short lived, they dated only for four months. The reason for the break up was due to the couple’s busy personal schedule and projects.
As of now, her latest drama “Start-Up” is currently airing in Netflix. She plays the role of the ambitious woman Seo Dal-Mi who dreams of becoming the next Steve Jobs. She works with Nam Joo Hyuk who plays the role of Nam Do San, the founder of a technology firm. The show airs on Netflix with 16 episodes. It will run from October 17 – December 6, 2020
Personally, I already am a huge fan of Suzy during her Miss A days. Although she was too young when they debuted, she already showed mature professionalism and great dancing skills. Her career as a solo artist showed her other side, giving fans more mature songs and experience. As of now, fans should be happy to her back on the television on another, would be iconic role!