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Song Qian (Chinese: 宋茜; born February 2, 1987), known professionally as Victoria or Victoria Song, is a Chinese singer, dancer, actress, model, television host and author based in South Korea and China. She debuted as a member of South Korean girl group f(x) in September 2009.
In 2010, Victoria gained fame as part of We Got Married Season 2, as well as being a cast member of KBS’s Invincible Youth. She is also known for her roles in television series When Love Walked In (2012), Beautiful Secret (2015), Ice Fantasy (2016), A Life Time Love (2017) and the films My New Sassy Girl (2016) and My Best Friend’s Wedding (2016).
Life and career
1987–2011: Early life and career beginnings
Song Qian was born in Qingdao, China. She left her hometown at a young age to study Chinese traditional dance at the Beijing Dance Academy. After her high school graduation, she was accepted to the Beijing Dance Academy and majored in Chinese ethnic dance. In September 2007, Victoria was first scouted by an S.M. Entertainment casting agent while in Beijing dance competition and eventually cast into S.M. Entertainment after passed the audition under SM Casting System. She was originally trained in preparing for her acting and modeling career in South Korea. Prior to debuting, Victoria was introduced to the public through various appearances in music videos and commercials; she first appeared in Spris commercial with Lee Joon-gi in early 2008. She made her official debut as a member of f(x) in September 2009.
In June 2010, Victoria became a cast member for the first season of the variety show Invincible Youth in which she was a part of G7, consisting of 7 female idols from various groups. She was also cast on the reality show We Got Married with Nichkhun of 2PM. The couple was collectively known as Khuntoria in the variety show. Nichkhun and Victoria both gained entertainment-wide popularity as a result of the show’s success. At the end of the year, Victoria won the ‘Popularity Award’ at the MBC Entertainment Awards for her stint in We Got Married.
2012–2017: Acting roles and rise in popularity
In January 2012, Victoria was cast to play the lead role in the Chinese-Taiwanese co-production When Love Walked In, alongside label-mate Zhou Mi, and Calvin Chen of the group Fahrenheit. The drama reached the number one spot in viewership ratings. She won the ‘Best New Actress’ award at the China TV Drama Awards for her performance. In December 2012, Victoria released a photo-essay book titled Victoria’s Hong-Ma, which included her travel experiences in Hong Kong and Macao. The Chinese version of the book was subsequently released in 2013.
In 2013 she became the MC for KBS’s program Glitter alongside actress Kim So-Eun.
In 2014, Victoria was chosen to host the Korean-Chinese variety show titled Strongest Group together with Zhou Mi. She was also featured on his solo album single, titled “Loving You”. Victoria then starred in Zhang Liyin’s music videos “Agape” and “Not Alone” as the lead female character alongside former EXO member Tao.
In 2015, it was also revealed that Victoria would team up with Chinese manager Jia Shikai for her local activities. Following the setup of her studio, Victoria starred in Hunan TV’s Beautiful Secret. She released a solo single titled “Star Tears” for the drama’s soundtrack. The drama eventually went on to record the highest average viewership ratings for the first half of 2016 in China.
In 2016, Victoria starred in My New Sassy Girl with Cha Tae-Hyun. The film, a remake of My Sassy Girl (2001), was released simultaneously in South Korea and China. She then appeared in the Chinese remake film of My Best Friend’s Wedding, playing the role of Kimberly Wallace in the original film. The same year, Victoria starred in Ice Fantasy, an epic fantasy drama adapted from the novel of the same name by Guo Jingming. She sang an OST for Ice Fantasy, titled “Li Luo”, which is also her character’s name in the drama. Victoria was next cast in the modern drama Endless August by Anni Baobei alongside Rain.
From January to April 2017, Victoria co-hosted the variety program Ace vs Ace. She also became a fixed cast on Zhejiang TV’s Beat The Champions, which started airing in April. In June, she starred alongside Huang Xiaoming in the fantasy romance drama A Life Time Love, based on the novel Once Promised by Tong Hua. In July, she co-starred in fantasy comedy film Wished, directed by Dayyan Eng. In August, she joined the cast of Hunan TV’s female-centric reality show Up Idol.
In January 2018, Victoria starred in The Chronicles of Town Called Jian, a mystery period drama directed by Li Shao; based on the “Tarot Goddess Sleuths” series. The drama has previously completed filming in 2014.
Among Victoria’s upcoming projects are upcoming fantasy film Legend of the Ancient Sword, based on the video game Gu Jian Qi Tan 2; fantasy romance drama His Excellency’s First Love as well as modern romance drama Being Lonely in Love.
2018: Solo debut
In May 2017, Victoria announced that she would be releasing a solo album and released two image teasers. On March 13, she released the song Roof on Fire along with its music video. The song serves as a pre-release to her upcoming album, Victoria. She has also joined the dance-oriented variety show, Hot Blood Dance Crew, acting as a mentor.
In 2008, Victoria and Super Junior-M participated in a campaign for Chinese athletes during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. In 2010, she and fellow f(x) members were appointed ambassadors for a blood donation campaign for “World Blood Donor Day”. The following year, she participated in the press conference to promote awareness for a fundraising campaign to help children in Africa, which was jointly organized by the Red Cross and UNICEF.
In November 2012, she and Kangta also attended a cultural charity event in China, where they gave music and dance lessons to children in need. The event was organized by SM Entertainment and CJ E&M to celebrate 20 years of China and South Korea’s diplomatic ties.
Towards the end of 2014, Victoria opened a flea market where she sold her personal items for charity. She donated all proceeds to UNICEF on December 31. In April 2015, she and other Beautiful Secret cast members launched “Beautiful Childhood Secret” to promote awareness for children with hearing disabilities. The members and crew ordered customized picture books for the disabled children. In the same month, Victoria also auctioned off a handmade doll, named “Song Song”, on the UNICEF charity auction site and in June, she participated in UNICEF’s “Help Nepal Children” charity bracelet project.