She was born in Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul, South Korea and has one older sister. She trained for 4 years at DSP Media, starting in 2010, and moved for Source Music and trained another year and a half to debut in GFriend. She attended the Hanlim Multi Arts High School and graduated in January 2014 and now she currently attends Sungshin Women’s University.
- She is the leader of the girl group GFRIEND.
- She is the oldest in the band.
- Her Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
- Her hobbies are: watching movies and cooking.
- Her blood type is A.
- Her ideal type is Park Hae Jin.
- She is the tallest member of the group
- Her favorite fashion brand is Givenchy.
- She wants to be like IU.
- When she was a student, she used to take part in cheerleading.
- She can speak Korean and Japanese.
- She likes cooking and walking the catwalks.
- She trained for 5 years before debuting.
- Sowon is close to Pristin’s Nayoung.
- She was a trainee at DSP Media and she trained along KARD members.
- She visited North Korea when she was in the 5th grade.
- Her stage name "Sowon" means “wish” in Korean.
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