Choi Sung-hee (born February 28, 1980), known professionally as Bada, is a South Korean singer, composer and musical actress. She debuted as a member of the South Korean girl group S.E.S. in 1997. After S.E.S. disbanded in December 2002, she released her first solo studio album, A Day of Renew, in October 2003.
Bada Net Worth
- As of 2020, Bada net worth is estimated around $1 million USD.
- She also earns a very good amount of money from her photo shoots and advertisers.
- Her primary source of income is her singing career.
- Her exact salary is not known.
Bada Boyfriend & Dating
- As of 2020, Bada is engaged.
- On January 13, 2017, her agency confirmed that she will marry a franchise restaurant owner nine years her junior.
- Her wedding was held in Seoul on March 23, 2017.
- Her previous dating history is not known.
Bada Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements
- As of 2020, Bada age is 40 years old.
- She stands on a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
- She weighs around 49 kg or 108 lbs.
- Her body measurements are 34-26-38 inches.
- She wears a bra size of 32 B.
- She has brown eyes and has blonde hair color.
- She wears a shoe size of 7 UK.
Bada Quick Facts
|Full Name||Choi Sung-hee|
|Birth Date||October 11, 1979|
|Age||40 years old (As of 2020)|
|Korean Name||Hangul 배우희|
|Profession||Singer, Composer, Actress|
|Birthplace||Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
|Currently Resides||South Korea|
|Height||In Feet: 5′8″|
|Weight||Kilograms: 49 kg
|Bra Cup Size||32 B|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7 [UK]|
|Dress Size||2 [US]|
|Parents||Father: Choi Sae-wol
Mother: Not Known
|Previous Dating||Not Known|
|Boyfriend/ Dating||Name Not Known|
|Favorite musician||The Pussycats Dolls, Beyonce, Rain (Bi), and Lee Hyo Ri|
|Favorite animal||Harp seal|
|Favorite food||Granola bar|
|Favorite drink||Apple juice|
|Love to Do||Cooking, watching movies, fashion, and selcas|
|Specialties||Rapping, dancing, choreography, and singing|
|Net Worth||$1 Million USD (As of 2020)|
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Bada Early Life & Education
- Choi Sung-hee was born February 28, 1980 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
- Her father is Choi Sae-wol, a trot singer with a background in Korean pansori.
- Due to financial struggle during her childhood, especially after her father fell ill, she lived in a container home provided by a local church for nine years until her debut.
- In a recent series of lectures for youth, she has addressed her beginning and has encouraged students to not let their background become an obstacle in obtaining their dreams.
- Bada was scouted by Lee Soo-man and entered SM Entertainment.
- She debuted as the leader and lead vocal of S.E.S., the first successful female K-pop idol group.
- As per her education, Bada studied theater at Dankook University.
- In 1997, she made her debut with S.E.S.
- She signed an exclusive contract with WoongJin entertainment, in 2013.
- In 2004, her second album Aurora was released and has sold approximately 23,000 copies.
- In 2006, her third album, Made in Sea, was a big success.
- In 2007, Bada was cast in the role of Denise in the Korean version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me on a Sunday.
- Her widely praised portrayal of Esmeralda gained her acceptance as a musical actress and won her the Best Newcomer Actress award, in 2008.
- In 2009, Bada released her fourth album called See the Sea which featured both Korean rap group Untouchable and 2PM’s Ok Taecyeon.
- She played Peggy Sawyer in Broadway on 42nd Street, in 2010.
- She briefly took on the role of Mozart’s wife, Constanze, in Mozart, in 2012.
- In July 2017, she became the vocal mentor for survival show Idol School.
- In 2010, she was cast as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.
- During Legally Blonde, her mother died.
- In 2013, she was cast as Marguerite in the first Korean adaptation of Frank Wildhorn’s The Scarlet Pimpernel.
- That same year, Bada appeared as a vocalist for the song “City Life” on American electronic musician Brian Transeau’s electronic dance music album A Song Across Wires.
- She returned as Esmeralda in the 2013 production of Notre-Dame de Paris.
- She then signed on to depict Carmen in the first Korean production of the musical Carme.