Vernon is a South Korean-American rapper and songwriter who became a member of the music group, Seventeen in 2015. He has more than 3 million followers on Instagram and more than 50k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Hansol Vernon Chwe

Nick Name

Vernon, Mr. Headphones, DiCaprio, 7Peacekeeper, Nonnie, 4D, Vernonnie, Twix, Vern, Vercaprio

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York, United States


South Korean, American


Rapper, Songwriter


  • Mother –
  • Siblings – Choi Hangyeol ‘Sofia’ (Younger Sister)


Vernon is represented by Pledis Entertainment.


K-pop, Hip Hop, R&B, EDM, Synth-pop


Vocals, Guitar


Pledis Entertainment




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


63 kg or 139 lbs


Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (White and Asian)

He has American ancestry on his mother’s side and is of Korean descent on his father’s side.

Hair Color


However, he often dyes his hair in various bright colors.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Boyish charm

Brand Endorsements

  • AO+ Lens
  • Lafuma
  • Thief and Heist
  • Clean Perfume
  • Dynafit
  • Clean Perfume
  • DD Chicken
  • The Saem

Vernon Favorite Things

  • Beverage – Hot Chocolate
  • Rappers – , , , 
  • Ice-Cream Flavor – Vanilla
  • Korean Actor
  • Seasons – Summer, Fall

Source –,

Vernon Facts

  1. His family emigrated from New York to South Korea when Vernon was 5 years old.
  2. He and are the only English speakers in the group.
  3. Vernon is a part of the hip-hop unit as well as the main rapper in .
  4. He has a peanut allergy.
  5. He faced racial discrimination as a kid in South Korea and was pejoratively called a ‘halfer’ (meaning mixed race).
  6. Vernon has a shy personality.
  7. He is the 2nd youngest member of Seventeen after .
  8. He bears a close resemblance to a young . Due to this, fans have nicknamed him ‘Vercaprio’.

Featured Image by SHAQ Photo / / CC BY 4.0


Facts of Vernon

  • full nameVernon
  • Date of Birth February 18, 1998
  • Age 23 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Amethyst
  • Lucky Color Turquoise
  • Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
  • weight63 kg
  • height5 ft 9 in

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