Ji Won Choi Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Apr, 2021
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Date of Birth: 1991 , May-2
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: South Korea
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The 27-year-old Ji Won Choi is a fashion designer, who is also a cast member of Amazon Prime's upcoming show 'Making the Cut.' Her work involves investigating human cultures and using her designs to promote or bring some positive changes in societies.

Ji Won Choi: Short Bio

The popular Oklahoma fashion designer Choi (born May 2, 1991) is 27 years old as of 2021. She was born in Seoul, raised in the midwest United States. Then she attended school in New York City and Paris. After the completion of her studies, she moved to Italy and have worked there in Milano, Italy.  

Choi was graduated from Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands. She earned a BFA with Honors from the School of Visual Arts in 2013. She has been also rewarded a degree in MFA Photo, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2016.

Later, she graduated from Parsons’ esteemed Bachelor of Fine Arts program as the standout of her class, winning two impressive and competitive awards.

Career As A Fashion Designer

An apparel designer Choi's work involves investigating human cultures and using her designs to promote or bring some positive changes in societies. 

In May 2017, she presented her thesis collection, 'Excessivism' at the Parsons Benefit where she gave all her dedication, research, passion to her work. Later, her designs were displayed at the Bergdorf Goodman window in New York and at New York Textile Month.

The rising designer's first collaboration was Ji Won Choi x Yoox. It was launched in April 2018 and was made during the designer’s 6 months stage, in Yoox‘s headquarters in Milan. The result was high praise from the critics and was a huge success.   

CAPTION: Ji Won Choi x Yoox SOURCE: 2luxury2

Choi was awarded an International Young Filmmaker Award in Hanover, Germany in 2017. In October, she was selected as one of the international designers to display her collection at GTBank Fashion Weekend (an event promoting enterprise and small businesses in Africa) in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Collaboration With Adidas Originals

In 2019, a Seoul-born designer Choi debuted a colorful, three-striped collection with Adidas Originals, one that the likes of models like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and even Beyonce were quick to sport.

CAPTION: Kendall Jenner wearing Adidas Originals x Ji Won Choi SOURCE: Pinterest

Jin Won Choi: Making the Cut

The trendy designer Choi is one of the 12 designers competing on Amazon Prime Video’s, Making the Cut. This show was created by Heidi Klum and Timm Gunn, whom Choi said she grew up watching, during an interview with Oklahoman.

The show 'Making the Cut' has made an offer that the winner will get up to $1 million and the exclusive chance to create a fashion collection that will be available worldwide exclusively on Amazon.

CAPTION: Oklahoman and South Korean designer Ji Won Choi working on her design SOURCE: The Oklahoman

How Much Is Her Net Worth?

The stylish fashion designer Choi is currently working in Milano, Italy. As the average salary for a fashion designer in Milan, Italy is € 30459. The typical Adidas Designer salary is $89,101. She has also done a huge collaboration with Adidas, where designer salaries at Adidas can range from $65,341 - $99,860.

Considering her salary and income sources, she has an estimated net worth of $1 to $2 million. In addition, the show 'Making the Cut' has made an offer that the winner will get $1 million where Choi is one of the 12 designers competing. If she wins the show, she will add another million in her riches. 

Personal Life: Is She Dating? Social Media Presence

Ji Won Choi is mostly active only on Instagram. She has got more than 55k followers on her official account where she mostly promotes her work and designs.  

CAPTION: The Travelling Jumpsuit one of the new designs of  ChoiSOURCE: Instagram

Taking about her relationships, she is very much low-key and has not revealed much about her relationships. Since there are no reliable source, we can assume that she is single at the moment, 

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