Choi Jong Hoon, 33
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  • Birthday
    March 7, 1990
  • Birthplace
    Seoul, South Korea
  • Age
    33 Years

Choi Jong Hoon is a popular South Korean former musician and actor. Choi Jong Hoon was a part of the famous rock bank F.T. Island until his retirement following his involvement in bribery and Jung Joon-young KakaoTalk chatrooms.

Early Life

Choi Jong Hoon was born on 7 March 1990 and his age is currently 32 years old. He is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and his zodiac sign is Pisces. His name in Korean is 최종훈 and in Hanja is 崔鐘訓.

Talking about his education, he attended Shindongshin Middle Information Industry High School. Later on, he went on to attend the University of Suwon.

At this institution, he majored in digital music alongside former band member Oh Won Bin.

Career and Net Worth

Choi Jong Hoon is a former musician and actor. As a musician, he was a member of the South Korean rock band F.T. Island (Five Treasure Island). Moving on, Jong-hoon has a net worth of around $1 million to $5 million US dollars.

Talking about the beginning, this personality was accepted into the FNC Music talent agency when he was still in high school. Eventually, he debuted with F.T.

Island serving as the leader, guitarist, and keyboardist. F.T. Island debuted in 2007 and he was a part of this band until his retirement from the entertainment industry in the year 2019.

At present, the members of his former band are Lee Hong Gi as the main vocalist, Lee Jae Jin as bassist and lead vocalist, and Choi Min Hwan as drummer, percussionist, and vocalist.

All these remaining members have been with F.T. Island since their debut in 2007. With fellow band member Song Seung Hyun, Jong-Hoon modeled at the 2009 Autumn Seoul Fashion Week on 17 October 2009.

They modeled for Lee Ju Young – the designer of the “Resurrection” collection. Similarly, on 29 June 2009, he appeared alongside Core Contents Media’s soloist Hong Jin Young as one of the main characters in her music video Love Battery.

Furthermore, in August of the same year, this musician participated in episode 19 of MNet Scandal. On 14 March 2019, this former actor-musician retired from the entertainment industry.

He made this decision after he was alleged for involving in bribery and sharing illicit sex videos and pictures. The allegation was a part of the Jung Joon-young KakaoTalk chatrooms which was initially revealed in the Burning Sun scandal.

On 29 November 2019, this personality was found guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Choi Jong HoonChoi Jong Hoon posing for a photo as a part of the rock band F.T. Island. Source: Channel-Korea


There was a revelation that this former musician he was a member of an online group chat that shared sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their knowledge or consent.

This was revealed in March 2019. Other celebrities involved in this online group chat are Lee Jong Hyun and Jung Joon Young. Other personalities convicted were former Burning Sun MD Kim, Businessman Kwon, Former YG Entertainment director Heo, and Seungri.

Likewise, other entertainers involved in and affected by this scandal are Roy Kim, Eddy Kim, Yong Jun Hyung, and Lee Jong Hyun. Further, this former musician reportedly bribed the police in order to prevent newspapers from covering a drunk driving incident.

This incident occurred back in the year 2016. Subsequently, his agency – FNC Entertainment – announced that this personality will be leaving F.T. Island and also retiring from the entertainment industry.

Choi Jong HoonChoi Jong Hoon was arrested after finishing his hearing for his arrest warrant. Source: Creatrip

Arrest and Prison Sentence

Moreover, in April 2019, police booked this former musician for illegally filming women without their consent. HE reportedly distributed a total of six videos.

The police also booked him for bribery to cover up his drunk-driving incident. Then on 11 April 2019, a former musician admitted that he spread hidden camera photos taken without consent and also filmed illegally hidden camera footage.

As a result, the court charged Jong-hoon with one count of sharing personally taken illegal footage and five counts of sharing footage from other sources.

Additionally, a woman came forward to the SBS network and claimed that five men including him raped her after intoxication in March 2016.

She revealed this information on 19 April 2019 and also added that these men had shared the footage in a group chat. Although the former musician admitted that he and the woman were together on that day, he denied the allegation.

Then on 10 May 2019, the authorities arrested Jong-hoon on the gang-rape allegations. Additionally, they also indicted him on the charge of taking part in a gang rape in 2016.

Then on 29 November 2019, the court sentenced this former musician to five years in prison. Later on, Seoul High Court reduced his sentence from five years to two and half years on 12 May 2020.

The court made this decision after he and one of the victims reached an agreement. As per reports, he has been released from prison on 8 November 2021.

Choi Jong HoonChoi Jong Hoon

Relationship Status

Choi Jong Hoon is single and not involved in any romantic relationships at present. The former musician has not shared any social media posts related to this part of his private life and there is also no news coverage on this matter. Previously, he dated gymnast Son Yon Jae for 3 months in 2017.

Body Measurements and Social Media

Choi Jong Hoon stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters and his weight is around 134 lbs or 61 kgs. Likewise, Jong-hoon has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Besides these, the former musician’s other body measurement details like his biceps, dress size, shoe size, chest-waist-hip measures, etc. are unavailable.

Moving on, a former musician doesn’t seem to have a profile on any social media platforms like Facebook, Tiktok, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

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