Yeon Jhi Woo Bio- Early Life, Career & Net worth

Yeon Woo Jhi is an IFBB PRO female bodybuilder born on April 26, 1984, in Seoul, South Korea.

She started weightlifting at a very young age. She started weightlifting in 2005.

In 2010, Yeon Woo Jhi was asked to take part in the Korean National Bodybuilding Competition.

Yeon Woo Jhi in black two piece
Yeon Jhi Woo

In this competition, Yeon Woo Jhi secured the first position, which encouraged her to compete in more bodybuilding competitions.

She is a very popular bodybuilder and brand ambassador for different products in South Korea.

Quick Facts

Let us take a look at all these quick facts about Yeon Woo Jhi.


Full Name: Yeon Woo Jhi
Birth Date: April 26, 1984
Age: 40 Years Old
Horoscope: Taurus
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Father’s Name: Unknown
Mother’s Name: Unknown
Height: 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70m
Weight: In season: 143 lb (65 kg) Off-season: 161 lb (73 kg)
Nationality: South Korean
Ethnicity: Asian
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Profession: Weightlifter, Model, Bodybuilder
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Won Jon-seop
Social Media Presence: Instagram
Last update May, 2024

Early Life

Yeon Woo Jhi used to be very skinny and frail during her childhood. She also suffered from serious depression and panic disorder.

All she wanted to do was to get out of her social phobia. But she could not come out of her social phobia at any cost.

She had a strong feeling that she needed to improve her weak body. That is when she started to go to a fitness club near her place with a huge decision in her mind.

Yeon Woo Jhi flexing her body in gym
Yeon Woo Jhi during her early                       time

Being a bodybuilder from scratch was not what she wanted. She aimed at competing in the weightlifting competitions as gradual working out improved her strength and stamina.

She never thought of choosing weightlifting as her full-time career. It was the time, situation, and most importantly, the opportunity of taking part in the Korean National Bodybuilding Competition, which encouraged Yeon Jhi to choose weightlifting as her full-time career.

Body Measurements

As Yeon Jhi Woo is a professional bodybuilder and a full-time weightlifter, she spends most of her time in workouts and gyms. So, there is no hesitance to say that she has a wonderfully ripped-off body.

Her weight differs when she is In season and off-season. When she is in-season, her body weight is 65 kg or 143 lbs, and when she is in the off-season, her body weight is 73 kg or 161 lbs.

Her height is 5 ft 7 inches or 170 cm. Her biceps were measured to be 14 inches.

Yeon Jhi Woo measuring her bicep
Yeon Jhi Woo measuring her bicep


Being a weight-lifter and a bodybuilder, Yeon Jhi woo can never compromise with her exercises. She has to be regular in her exercises. Even one day without can mean a heavy loss to her bodybuilding career.

This is the reason why she has to spend lots of time in gyms. She has made a workout schedule for herself, which she follows throughout the week to keep her body fit.

Yeon Jho Woo’s Exercise Schedule

Yeon Jhi has a four-day exercise schedule. On Day 1, she does Quads, on day 2, she does Pecs and Hamstrings, on day 3, she goes with Deltoids and Triceps, and then on the fourth day, she does the exercise for her Back and Biceps.

She mostly likes to do back workouts, especially the standing cable pullover. A cable pullover is always included at the end of the back routine.


Yeon Woo Jhi is a full-time weightlifter, a bodybuilder. She has also been working as an ambassador of different Korean products.

She made an entry in the Bodybuilding competition by taking part in the Korean National Bodybuilding Competition. She secured the first position in the competition.

The Korean National Bodybuilding Competition acted as a career path for Yeon Woo Jhi. After this competition, she took part in lots of other bodybuilding competitions.

In 2011, Jhi got an opportunity to compete in the 2011 NPC Excalibur Bodybuilding Championship. She was trained for the competition by legendary IFBB Pro, Chris Cormier.

Yeon Jhi Woo flexing her body in a Bodybuilding Championship
Yeon Jhi Woo flexing her body in     a  Bodybuilding Championship

She was the youngest to participate in the competition. However, because of her unstoppable training under the supervision of Chris Cormier, she secured the second position in the competition.

What is IFBB?

IFBB is a short form of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. It is an international professional sport governing body for bodybuilding and fitness.

She also participated in lots of other national and international bodybuilding competitions, including  Korea YMCA, over 52 kg (2010), Muscle Beach International figure Open Classic (2011), IFBB Vancouver Pro Show Woman’s Physique, Women’s Physique International Competitors (2016), and New York Pro Show (2016).

Her most notable achievement was in the Arnold Classic Europe Physique in 2013. In this competition, YeonJhi secured the first position and won her IFBB Pro Card.

Yeon Woo Jhi showing her Arnold Classic Europe Physique Cup
Yeon Woo Jhi showing her Arnold Classic Europe Physique Cup

She was the first Korean ever to win the IFBB Pro Card.

She has also appearede in TV through MARS VIRUS-hulk couple in 2012.

The Legendary IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Chris Cormier, has played a vital role in making Yeon Woo Jhi the first IFBB Pro Card winner in South Korea. So let us get a little knowledge about Chris Cormier as well.

Yeon Woo Jhi’s Trainer Chris Cormier

Chris Cormier, whose actual name is Broderick Christopher Cormier, is a retired bodybuilder. He was born on August 19, 1967, in Palm Spring, California.

Chris Cormier's body
IFBB Champion Chris Cormier

Chris Cormier’s Body Measurements

His body was between 111.1 kg to 115.7 kg. His height was 5 ft 10 inches. He had an incredible physique. Cormier’s chest was 52 inches, and his arms were 22 inches.

Chris Cormier’s Career

Talking about Cormier’s career, he was also a full-time bodybuilder and weightlifter. He had participated in 70 professional competitions and won the overall title in 11 of those competitions. He also secured top 5 positions in 52 of the 70 professional competitions.

Except for being a full-time bodybuilder, he also was a sponsored athlete and a Personal Trainer.

This beast was the one who trained Yeon Woo Jhi in her NPC Excalibur Bodybuilding Competition in 2011.

Chris Cormier’s Competitions

As Chris Cormier was an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and had competed in a lot of competitions, we are only listing the competitions in which he secured the first position:

  • NPC Teen Nationals, Light- Heavyweight (1987)
  • NPC USA Championships, Heavyweight (1993)
  • Night of Champions (1997)
  • Ironman Pro Invitational (1999, 2000)
  • Grand Prix Australia (2001, 2002)

Yeon Jhi Woo’s Personal Life

Yeon Woo Jhi is very strict about her diet plan and her workout schedule in her personal life as well. Though she is a viral personality in South Korea, she has kept her personal life and career totally apart.

Yeon Woo Jhi is married to a man named Won Jon-seop. Won Jon-seop is also a bodybuilder. Right from the day they got married, Won Jon-seop has always supported Yeon Woo Jhi in every situation.

Yeon Jhi with her husband
The Bodybuilding Couple: Yeon Jhi and Won Jon-seop

Yeon Woo Jhi has only brought her husband in the sight of the media. No one has been able to know about any other family members of her. All the sources are trying to gain at least some information about Yeon Jhi Woo’s family members.

Although Yeon Jhi Woo is a professional weightlifter, she does not like to carry a heavy bag in her normal daily life. The hands that hold heavyweights only hold a mobile phone in daily life.

Yeon Woo Jhi’s Net worth

As Yeon Woo Jhi is a professional bodybuilder, weightlifter, and ambassador for different products, anyone can say that she has quite a lot of money.

Maybe she has a lot of money and properties, but her Net worth is still under review. Media and journalists try their best to collect as much information about Yeon woo Jhi’s Net worth.

Yeo Woo Jhi’s Social Media Presence

Yeon Woo Jhi has her official account on Instagram. Her account has 145 thousand followers. She has posted 1,384 posts on her Instagram.

Looking at her Instagram account, we can get to know that Yeon Woo Jhi is a cat-lover as she posted many photos of cats.

Inspiration to many

Being a very popular weightlifter and bodybuilder, she has become an inspiration to many people, especially women around the world.

She advises her followers and fans to live their lives for today and not worry about what happened in the past or what will happen in the upcoming future.

At the beginning of her career, Yeon thought that bodybuilding was not a proper job. She was also pressured by her friends and family members to quit bodybuilding and get a proper job for her living.

But she did not give up and did what she thought was right for her, and we all know where she is today.

Yeon Woo Jhi says that ” Being fit always means always paying attention to one’s health. Eating healthy food and training joyfully makes a person feel better and more confident.”

Yeon Jhi Woo’s message to her fans

Yeon Woo Jhi tells her fans to stay positive in every situation. From her biography, we can learn that a person can do anything one wants to do with the whole of their heart.

Giving up should be an option in anyone’s life.

Enjoying every moment of life will always lead a person to a happy life. Rather than thinking only about the results, we should enjoy the preparation. Living a happy life always means living a healthy life.

If a person is not happy, then nothing in this world can make him healthy.

A supporting husband can always play a vital role in a lady’s success.

Yeon Woo Jhi can be said as a perfect example for women empowerment and gender equality.

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