If you are not familiar with the name Roseanne Park, one is likely to hear the name and think of an African American only to discover that the personality in question is an Asian woman. However, that is not the only way Roseanne defies the stereotype. She is also a New Zealander, and she is one of the biggest names in K-Pop music, an indigenous genre of South Koreans.
Her journey from being one of the daughters of South Korean immigrants who settled in New Zealand to becoming one of South Korea’s K-Pop music stars is an interesting one that deserves exploration, and we did just that in this article. Read all about her below.
Roseanne Park – Biography, Age
Roseanne Park, or as the majority of her fans and followers of K-Pop music know her, Rosé, was born on the 11th of February, 1997 to father Mason Park and unknown mother in Auckland, New Zealand. She is the youngest daughter and child of her parents, with her only sibling being Alice Park.
After seven years of being raised in Auckland, Roseanne and her family relocated to Melbourne, Australia where she completed her basic education at Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College.
Before she took the step that changed her life in 2012, Roseanne Park had grown up learning the piano and guitar and sang regularly in the church choir as part of her quest to become a professional musician.
Thus, when her father, Mason Park learned of an audition being conducted by South Korean label, YG Entertainment, in 2012, both himself and Rosé were primed for the audition. The audition had 700 candidates in attendance and Park’s talent and skill got her the first position amidst. This led to her signing her first major contract with a label at the age of 15.
With the contracts signed, Roseanne Park relocated to her parents’ home country, in Seoul where she continued to train as a singer and after four years, was announced as a member of the girl group, Blackpink in June 2016.
While she has remained a member of Blackpink as its lead singer and has been a part of album releases like Square One and Blackpink in Your Area, Rosé is also a successful solo singer and she has featured in a couple of songs, such as Without You, which rose to number 15 on the Billboard K-pop Hot 100.
Outside of music releases, she has featured in TV programs like King of Masked Singer and Fantastic Duo 2, both of which she displayed her exceptional singing talent.
As for her inspiration, Roseanne Park, who has been described to have a unique singing style that sets her apart from several of her peers, considers Tori Kelly, her inspiration.
According to reports, part of Roseanne Park’s contract with YG, the label who brought her onto the limelight, includes the fact she cannot date anyone until a certain age. While the veracity of the contract remains unknown, the fact that Roseanne is single hasn’t done much to dispel the claims.
Outside of romantic relationships, Roseanne Park has a close relationship with members of her family and has been known to credit her success to her father who encouraged her to take the audition that started her journey to the top of South Korean music.
Rosé also has a sister, Alice Park, who is quite popular on Instagram with over 50 thousand followers. Her handle is @baebaealice.
Roseanne Park has a large fanbase and it is in part down to the beauty that manifests through her music and her own physical body. She has a height of 5 feet 6 inches, which is above the national average for women in South Korea and she has a body weight of 46kg.
For a girl who did not expect to become an international K-Pop music star, she has done a good job of dealing with the pressures of the music business by maintaining a healthy and fit body.
Other additional features of Rosé include light brown hair and dark brown eyes.
Other Facts About Roseanne Park
- She is mostly known either as Roseanne Park or as Rosé but the Blackpink lead singer also goes by the name, Park Chae-young.
- Roseanne is an ambassador for Kiss Me, a South Korean cosmetics brand. Her endorsement portfolio also includes Alexander McQueen and Coach.
- She has an established presence on social media, particularly Instagram where she has over 15 million followers via her handle, @roses_are_rosie.