The Untold Truth of FT Island member


• Choi Jong Hoon is a retired South Korean musician and actor, best known as the frontman of the rock band FT Island.
• He attended Shindongshin Middle Information Industry High School and studied Digital Music at Suwon University.
• FT Island achieved success in South Korea and Japan with several hit albums.
• Choi also had an acting career and starred in the TV series “Heroes” (2015).
• He was part of the Burning Sun Scandal in 2019 and was sentenced to five years in prison.



Who is Choi Jong Hoon?

Choi Jong Hoon is also a retired South Korean musician and actor, who is perhaps best known to the world as the guitarist and keyboardist of the rock band FT Island. He was the frontman of the band from its inception until his retirement in 2019. As an actor, he starred in the TV series “Heroes” (2015), among others.

Choi Jong Hoon Bio-age, childhood and education

Choi Jong-hoon was born on March 7, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea; he attended Shindongshin Middle Information Industry High School, where he began to express his musical aspirations, and joined the FNC Music talent agency – FT Island was founded with members of this talent agency.

After graduating from high school, Choi enrolled in Suwon University where he majored in digital music.

Career start

FT Island was founded in 2007, with Oh Won-bin, Choi Jong-hoon, Lee Hong-gi and Lee Jae-jin as the main members. Two years later, Oh Won-bin left the group and was replaced by Song Seung-hyun, who would later also leave the band. The group’s debut release was the South Korean album “Cheerful Sensibility” in 2007, which spawned hits such as “Lovesick” and “Thunder”, both of which topped the Korean music charts.

The band continued to gain popularity in South Korea with the album “Colorful Sensibility”, before making their Japanese debut with “So Long, Au Revoir”.

Peak of popularity

From 2009 until his retirement, Choi and all the band members enjoyed star status and also became one of the most popular bands in South Korea and Japan. They stormed Japan’s music scene with the hit albums “Five Treasure Island” (2011), their first Japanese album to top the chart, and continued with releases like “Rated-FT” (2013), “5….Go’ (2015), then ‘NWU’ (2016) and ‘Everlasting’ (2019).

They also topped the charts in South Korea with albums “Five Treasure Box” (2012), “I Will” (2015) and “Where’s the Truth” (2016), which made Choi a star. The band’s entire discography includes 18 studio albums, eight EPs, and 17 soundtrack albums.

Acting career

Besides music, Choi Jong-hoon is also known as a television personality and actor. His first on-screen appearance was in the show “On Air” in 2008, then he made a few appearances in reality shows, including in “Cheongdam-dong 111”, while his first role was in 2015 as Park Shi-hyun in the drama series “Prince’s Prince”.

Later that year, he played Choi Hee-yeol in the TV series “Heroes”, while in 2017 he was Min Su-ho in the drama series “Unexpected Heroes”.

Choi Jong-hoo The Untold Truth

Choi Jong-hoo is currently in prison serving a five-year sentence; in March 2019, he was part of the sex scandal known as Burning Sun Scandal. It was revealed that Choi was part of the Jung Joon-young KakaoTalk chat rooms, with the group of people involved in the whole scandal sharing sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their knowledge. Other famous members were Lee Jong Hyuun and Jung Joon-young.

Choi Jong hoon

He continued illegal activities, filmed other women without their consent and distributed that material. Furthermore, a woman reported to TV station SBS funE with the statement that she had been raped under the influence of Choi and four other men in March 2016 and that the video of the incident had also been shared in a group chat. Of course, Choi denied all the allegations, but he said that he and the woman in question were together that same day. All this resulted in a court case and on November 29, 2019, Choi was sentenced to five years in prison. When the whole scandal broke, Choi’s agent announced that he was leaving FT Island and retiring completely from the entertainment world.

Choi Jong-hoon Net worth, height, weight and appearance

Choi had become a star thanks to the successful musical career, but his illegal actions cost him his popularity and career in general. As a result, his wealth has declined since his imprisonment, and sources estimate it to be around $1 million in mid-2020.

Choi Jong-hoon is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 61 kg. His vital statistics are unknown, but he has a slim figure. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Choi Jong-hoon Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?

Unfortunately, apart from Choi’s controversies, there are no more details about his personal life.

Most of his life he was focused on his career, and according to reports, at the time of his arrest, Choi was a single man, more focused on his career than dating, but only he knows the truth as he rarely talked about his personal ambitions. However, according to some sources, in 2017, he was in a relationship with the rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon Jae, but the romance lasted only a few months.

Choi Jong-hoon News, facts, influence

Choi and his lawyer appealed the sentenceand it has been reduced to two and a half years.

In addition to his original five-year fine, he must also participate in a sexual assault treatment program for 80 hours, as well as being barred from working in institutions that deal with children and youth, as well as welfare facilities for the disabled, for three years.

Before taking up a guitar, Choi had taken piano lessons since he was in 6th grade. His musical idols include Eric Clapton, then the band Muse, while he particularly enjoys acid jazz music. In addition to FT Island, he was a member of the spin-off group FT Triple, founded in 2009.

Choi Jong-hoon is a social media star and has about 600,000 followers on his official Instagram page.