Hansol Vernon Chwe

Fans are curious about Seventeen’s visual Vernon Girlfriend. Is the K-pop sensation dating anyone?

Mr. Chew, Wori (Our) Hansol, and Mr. Handsome are some of the names assigned to this idol. But Vernon has been called VerCaprio numerous times since his childhood for his resemblance with Titanic actor Leonardo DiCaprio, even more than his own names. Sure to be called like a world-renowned superstar is rewarding but burdensome as well.

Aside from being thankful for the comment, Vernon expressed some discomfort as well. As an artist, Vernon wants to be known for his work rather than his looks.

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Vernon is a rapper of Seventeen.

Likewise, this captivating star is part of the South Korean boy group, Seventeen. He fulfills the role of a rapper as well as part of the Hip-Hop sub-unit. Born in New York City, Vernon is a free and open-minded personality who never shies away from speaking his mind.

His fandom, CARATs, are well-aware of this and truly appreciate his attitude. As long as his soft appearance, Vernon is shy and timid compared to his other members. Let’s get to know more about him right this minute.

Vernon: Quick Facts

Full Name Hansol Vernon Chwe

Korean: Choi Hansol (최한솔)

Stage Name: Vernon (버논)

Birth Date February 18, 1998
Age 22 years
Birth Place New York, US
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Education Changcheon Middle School
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Simon Choi
Mother’s Name Melody Chwe
Siblings A younger sister
Height 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm)
Weight  62 kgs(136 lbs)
Profession Rapper, Singer
Active Years 2015-present
Group Seventeen
Sub-Unit Hip-Hop Team
Net Worth  $1 million

Who is Seventeen Member Vernon Girlfriend?

Vernon, also known as VerCaprio, is a rapper from the South Korean boy group, Seventeen. As K-pop idols are known for maintaining their love life a secret, many people search for Vernon’s girlfriend.

Unfortunately, the artist has yet to reveal if he is dating anyone. He could be dating secretly, for all we know. Nevertheless, carats are eagerly waiting to get the scoop on their favorite idol’s dating status.

Still, in his early 20s, the young singer had been performing with his group since their debut back in 2015. Despite being timid, the young singer has spoken publicly regarding the racism and discrimination he faced as a “halfer,” i.e., half-Korean and half-foreigner.

Is Vernon his real name? Parents and Sister

Known for his close resemblance with actor DiCaprio, Vernon is a young rapper from the group Seventeen. He was born in New York City, America, to his mother, Melody Vernon Chwe, and father, Simon Choi.

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Vernon with his parents

Also, his full name is Hansol Vernon Chwe, while his Korean name is Choi Hansol. He adopted the stage name “Vernon” from his mother’s middle name. As you can see from the name alone, his mother is American while his father is Korean.

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Hence, Hansol is half-Korean and half-American but is American by nationality. Likewise, he has a younger sister named Sofia, whom he loves dearly. He even got a temporary tattoo of her name.

As for his education, young Hansol enrolled at Changcheon Middle School but dropped out in order to be part of Seventeen. He was only 14 when the agent of Pledis Entertainment street cast him.

Vernon- “We live in a prejudice society.”| As a child, Vernon faced racism for having a white mother

As Vernon said, we really do live in a prejudiced society. Even though many praised him for his looks, those same people also discriminated against Vernon for having a white mother. Since Vernon was not the type to sit back and face it, the young kid made a video detailing his experience.


In a 2008 video, elementary school Hansol talked about being called a “halfer” for his mixed-race heritage. For someone who looks different, he sure caught the eyes of many.

“I look more western than Korean because of my lighter skin, hair, and eyes. So in Korea, when I travel in public, people always stare at me. I hate when that happens!”

To this, he also added, “I feel like we’re all the same people, but they fix their eyes on me as if I’m an outsider.” 

As much as he talked about his discrimination, Hansol stated how his darker skin friend suffered worse. “One of my friends is “halfers” too. People tend to treat them badly because of their darker skin.” 

Likewise, Vernon then ended the video encouraging respect for people of all races and skin colors.

“I think people should give other people more respect, and they shouldn’t judge them by their appearance.”

Since then, the video has gone viral among the K-netizens who have praised Vernon for his wisdom at such a young age. Staying true to his principle, Vernon encourages his fellow members who felt insecure about their features.

Seventeen’s Vernon also appeared in ‘Show Me The Money.’

Born to be a star, Vernon debuted with the other twelve members as part of Seventeen in May 2015. Since then, he has actively participated in various group activities like events, song productions, lyrics, and many more. In the group, he is a rapper and is also a part of ‘Hip-Hop Sub-Unit.’ 

Likewise, Vernon actively participated in writing all group’s songs from Adore you to the most recent HOME: RUN. As the years progressed, he was interested in composing songs and composed songs like Monday to Saturday, Trauma, Rocket, Chilli(Korean & Japanese version), Second Life, My My, and Do Re Mi.

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With time, we are sure, one day, Hansol will produce a song in no time. Notably, he is a huge fan of hip-hop and rap. He mostly listens to American rappers and considers Drake, T.I., J.Cole, and Kendrick Lamar as his favorites.

As expected, the young rapper participated in ‘Show Me The Money 4,’ a South Korean rap show where rappers from the country take part. Still young and growing, Vernon sure did show his charisma on stage but was eliminated in the third round.

How old is Vernon? Age and Height

There is no doubt, Vernon is one of the visuals of not only Seventeen but in the K-pop industry whole. Since his debut, the Seventeen’s youngest looks have been a hot topic. Dubbed as the look-alike of young Leonardo DiCaprio, he sure resembles the Titanic actor with his natural light brown hair and brownish eyes.

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Vernon and Leonardo DiCaprio side by side

Coming from a mixed family, Hansol was born on February 18, 1998, which makes him 22 years old. His zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he possesses certain qualities like uniqueness, attractiveness, and shows a great reaction. Because of it, fans also call him memeron( meme+Vernon).

Besides his dashing looks, Hansol is 5 feet 10 inches(178 cm) tall and weighs around 62 kgs(136 lbs). Since Seventeen is known for its tough choreography, being fit and healthy is a must.

Some Interesting Facts About Seventeen’s Vernon

  • Favorite ice-cream: Vanilla
  • Loves: Chocolate, chocolate cakes, cheeseburgers, and cheesecakes.
  • Hobbies: reading webtoons, watching movies, and reading.
  • Korean actor: Lee Byun Han
  • Favorite Actors: Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp.
  • Favorite Seasons: Summer and Fall.
  • Animals: Cat- He has a cat named ‘Dodam.’
  • He is allergic to peanuts.
  • He moved with his family to South Korea at the age of five.
  • Seventeen’s Vernon loves English/British accents and likes Australian accents.
  • He claims he is better in Korean than in English.
  • As for fashion, Vernon prefers casual style with a little spicy impact.
  • The young rapper is close to PENTAGON’s Kino and even bought him a phone case while in Japan.

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  • Hansol sees his parents and his teachers as role models, including American rapper J.Cole.
  • The dashing man is someone who does not care about appearances but rather their personality.
  • His ideal type is someone his heart can connect with.

Social Media Presence

Instagram–  2.3 million Followers


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