Sunmi going to a music bank recording in 2018

5 surprising facts about Sunmi you need to know

Did you know that Sunmi used to be a track athlete? The 29-year-old 'Gashina' singer is not as open as she seems to be. There are a few facts that even her hardcore fans are unaware of. Don't worry; we have got you covered! From her hobbies to her love for fashion, we have compiled everything. If you want to know more about the female soloist, keep reading below!

  • Sunmi was born on May 2nd, 1992, in Iksan, North Jeolla, South Korea.
  • After leaving the band 'Wonder Girls' she debuted as a soloist in 2017.
  •  Her favorite actor is Robert Downey Jr.
  • The singer has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

1) Sunmi is one of the most famous female K-pop soloists ever

Sunmi in the photoshoot for her 3rd mini-album '1/6'

She is the only female K-pop soloist aside from Blackpink's Jennie to have a song with more than 100 million streams on Spotify. Her 'Gotta Go' video surpassed five million views on YouTube and is the most popular video on the 'MuFully' channel. Sunmi's Spotify account has surpassed 2.2 million followers, making her the second Korean female solo artist to reach this milestone!

2) Her hobbies

Sunmi in 'Noir' music video

The singer considers herself a 'homebody' and likes spending her free time engaging in her hobbies. Her hobbies include Photography, Cooking, Jigsaw puzzles. While self-isolating due to Covid-19, Sunmi kept herself busy. According to her Instagram, Sunmi liked two things during the lockdown: building with Lego and playing The Simpsons mobile game. Based on her Instagram posts, she finished two sets of Lego in less than two weeks. Like everyone else, she played games to pass the time, and we can totally relate to her!

3) She is super interested in Physics

Sunmi in the 'Siren' music video

On the show 'Weekly Idol', Sunmi shared that she is extremely interested in astrophysics and things like the universe, light, space, and the concept of time. She has watched the documentary 'Cosmos' and books such as '7 Brief Lessons on Physics' by Carlo Rovelli. The singer considers time a really mysterious concept and often finds herself wondering if it's real or just a figment of our imagination. We must say, her interests are super fascinating!

4) Fashion makes her happy

Sunmi in her music video for 'Lalalay'

It is no secret that Sunmi's fashion is absolutely amazing. She can make simple pieces of clothing look like they're worth millions of dollars. She is no stranger to the fashion world. The singer has been rocking clothes from high-end brands such as Gucci, Saint Lauren, Chanel, and many more. She has attended various fashion and has appeared on many magazine covers. In 2019, she attended the Milan fashion week and was also spotted at a Prada fashion show where she took pictures with celebrities like ASAP ROCKEY and model Soo Joo. We are super jealous!

5) Diagnosed with Borderline personality disorder

Sunmi in the music video for the song 'Pporappippam'

K-pop idols go through so much, and K-pop idols opening up about their struggles will always be applauded by us. Sunmi is no exception. She was diagnosed with BPD several years ago and had been taking medicine ever since. The singer told her whole story on the show 'Running girls' and made the rest of the cast tear up. One can only imagine how strong she is to fight through it all. She is a massive inspiration for her fans and new K-pop idols debuting in the harsh K-pop industry.

Did any of these facts surprise you? Let us know in the comments below!

Estefanía Martínez

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