Information about Jang Wonyoung’s well-off background is something netizens can’t help but be interested in.
The family backgrounds of K-pop idols always pique netizens’ curiosity. Besides artists who overcame difficult backgrounds to rise to fame, idols who were born rich kids also garner much attention. Famous since the age of 14, the family background of IZ*ONE’s center Jang Wonyoung has long been a topic of discussion among fans. Accordingly, Jang Wonyoung’s family is rumored to be not only well-off but also powerful in the political world.
Rumor has it that the 17-year-old female idol was born into a chaebol family. According to some sources, her grandfather, named Jang Young Seung, is Chinese. He used to be the General Secretary of the Association of Overseas Chinese in Korea.
In addition to political activities, he also runs a Chinese restaurant in the busy neighborhood of Yeonhui-dong, Seoul. With his prestige, he publicly voiced support and voted for congressman Park Young Sun in the election for mayor of Seoul. Besides, the female idol’s father, named Jang Wal Seung, also operates a Chinese restaurant.
Netizens used to be surprised to find out that Jang Wonyoung shared a close relationship with Lee Joo Young, the granddaughter of the chairman of Korea’s leading conglomerate Daelim group. Fans believe that if she is close to a chaebol granddaughter, her family background is definitely no joke.
Jang Wonyoung once shared that she went to an English-speaking kindergarten. She also attended many classes, both academic and arts, when she was only 6 years old. Netizens were also taken aback when they learned that Wonyoung had never used a bus or subway before. She also often wears expensive clothing items from luxury designer brands. Based on these “clues”, the female idol was assumed to be born with a silver spoon.
Besides her background, Jang Wonyoung‘s nationality is also something that many netizens are curious about. There were rumors that she is mixed-race with a Taiwanese father and a Korean mother. On the official website of Produce 48 where the trainees’ profiles were posted, Jang Wonyoung’s name was originally Chang Yuan Ying, but it was quickly changed after that. Despite receiving many questions from the public about Wonyoung’s actual nationality, Mnet and Starship Entertainment have remained silent about this until now.
There are plenty of rumors circulating around Wonyoung‘s background. However, up to now, there is still no definite answer. The female idol has always kept her background a secret and has not spoken out to deny or correct any rumors.
Jang Wonyoung is currently one of the most popular female idols of the 4th generation. She is the pick of many famous brands such as Miu Miu, Chaumet, Innisfree. She has also graced the cover of several well-known fashion and lifestyle magazines. On December 1, Jang Wonyoung will officially make her 2nd debut in IVE – Starship Entertainment’s new girl group. She will be one of the group’s vocalists. Currently, IVE‘s debut is highly anticipated by the public.
To sum up, no matter how rich or powerful her family actually is, what makes fans adore Wonyoung is still her pretty visuals, sweet personality, outstanding talent and hard work.