Highlight Members Profile, Full Biography UPDATED!

Highlight Members | Highlight or formerly known as BEAST is a boy band group which consisted of five member whose having a history of being rejected or failed to debut from another agency. Most of Highlight members were spending their trainee days with JYP Entertainment, but ultimately transferred to Cube Ent. which was founded by ex-director of JYP.

BEAST debuted with album BEAST to the B2ST but gain the popularity as k-wave had hailed over many Asian region on 2011 with album fact or fiction and their lead single Fiction.

They also had success at initializing their Japanese debut with single Shock (Japanese Version). As one of prominent Boyband of 2nd generation hallyu, BEAST had achieved many commercial success as they already crowned from Golden Disk Award, Melon Music Award, and Seoul Music Awards.

After 2016, they decide to not renew their contract with Cube and had separated with Hyunseung. As a consequence, they must changing their group name from BEAST into Highlight as they found their own agency, Around Us Entertainment

Now without further ado, here is the Highlight members profile starts from their leader, Doojoon.

Highlight Members

Highlight Members
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Highlight Members Profile Summarize

Highlight Member Stages Names

Highlight Member  Real Names

Highlight Members Age Highlight Members Birthdays Highlight Member Height


Yoon Doo Joon 29 July 4,1989 179 cm


Yong Jun Hyun 29 December 14, 1989 178 cm


Yang Yo Seob 29 January 5 ,1990 171 cm


Lee Gi Kwang 28 March 30, 1990 171 cm


Son Dong Woon 27 June 6,1991

181 cm

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Doojoon Highlight Members Profile

Doojoon Highlight  
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  • Name: Yoon Do Joon
  • Hangul: 윤두준
  • Stage Name: Doo Joon
  • Nickname: General
  • Birthdate: July 4, 1989
  • Birthplace: Goyang, South Korea
  • Age: 29 Years Old
  • Position: Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group
  • Height: 179 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 66 Kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Hobbies: Playing Soccer

Doojoon Highlight Background

Doo Joon is a leader of Highlight which actually had a dream of being a physical education teacher. He then realizing his dream to be debuted as a singer through Cube Entertainment after failed to make it during his time at JYP.

His partnership with Cube last until 7 years before a contract dispute forced him and his fellow band mate to leave the Cube Ent. at 2016 and changing their group name from BEAST into Highlight.

Doojoon Highlight Relationship status

Yoon Doo Joon had once stated that he didn’t want to make his relationship becomes resurfaced into public for the sake of his career and his family.

But his involvement on Drama Radio Romance had  leave a remarks for his suitability with Kim So Hyun as a couple even only on a drama.

Doojoon Highlight Solo Activities

Doo Joon had tried the gig outside the stage activity with his debut as an actor on 2010 with More Charming by the day and All My Love and gets the rookie comedy award from MBC.

His fortune on drama career has since blossomed since 2013 with his involvement with legendary drama IRIS II and being a lead male cast for tvN’s drama Let’s Eat. He also continuing his tenure with Let’s Eat drama series through Let’s Eat 2 and 3 respectively.

After then, Doojoon makes a sensation with his role at Radio Romance which grant him an opportunity to playing the scene with Kim So Hyun and later becomes the remarkable hit for their natural depiction of a couple.

Doojoon Highlight Members  Trivia

Here are some facts about Doojoon in Highlight members profile trivia:

  • He is very sensitive people whom can easily crying over kindness of other people
  • He is an alumnus of JYP-sanctioned reality show, Hot Blood Guys to decide who will be debuted in 2PM and 2AM but failed to make it.
  • He always throwing anything to reduce his fidgeting
  • His soccer skills is acknowledged by Brazil’s woman professional soccer player, Formiga during the Cool Kiz on The Block
  • Praised as a food expert for his role at Let’s Eat drama series.
  • When he is still on Cube Entertainment, he is fairly close with Gayoon, ex-member of 4Minute
  • His type is a good mannered girl whom can play soccer

Junhyun Highlight Members Profile

Junhyun Highlight
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  • Name: Yong Jun Hyung
  • Hangul: 용준형
  • Stage Name: JunHyung
  • Nickname: Poppin Dragon, Bald Junhyun
  • Birthdate: December 19, 1989
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Age: 29 Years Old
  • Position: Main Rapper
  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 64 Kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Hobbies: Compose a music

Junhyung Highlight Background

Junhyung was born on December 19,1989 with name Yong Jae Soon but later decide to legally rename it with Yong Jun Hyung. He began his career at the idol industry with forming the boy band Xing together with Kevin, an ex-member of U-KISS and get the nickname of Poppin’ Dragon at 2007.

After which, he then decide to raise his stake and decide to joined Cube Ent., he is officially debuted as a member of BEAST on 2009 with his present band mate in Highlight and Hyunseung.

Junhyung Highlight Relationship Status

Junhyung had reportedly having a special relationship with Goo Ha Ra, ex-member of KARA for 2 years, which his relationship had objected by his band mate at that time due of fans had nagged over it.

He then rumored to have a walk together with actress Park Shin Hye but their relationship had never become official

Junhyung Highlight Solo Activities

Junhyung had appeared on many occasions as a model for his label mate. He used to filming a music video for Hyuna’s solo debut titled Change. He also featured on G.Na singles I’ll back off so you can Live Better with singing the rapping part.

He then have a many collaboration with fellow musician such as Navi, Young Jae, Wheesung, M&D, Kim Wan Sun, and soloist Ali. He then cemented as a talented composer regarding his involvement with a prominent singer, Baek ji Young and Lyn and fellow idol LE of Exid and Feeldog of Big Star.

Junhyung Highlight Members Trivia

Here are some facts about Junhyung in Highlight members profile trivia:

  • He has very different personality outside his charismatic stage presence.
  • He is befriend with Sunggyu from Infinite
  • He is a second idol with most royalties from composing song
  • He composed the debut track for Kriesha Chu.
  • Junhyung is a fans of Yoona from Girls Generations but prefer Son Dam Bi as his type
  • Junhyung is proven to be a hygiene freak.
  • Junhyung once ever asked to be allowed cursing on a live recording

Yoseob Highlight Members Profile

Yoseob Highlight
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  • Name: Yang Yoseob
  • Hangul: 양요섭
  • Stage Name: Yoseob
  • Nickname: Yang Shih Tzu
  • Birthdate: January 5, 1990
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Age: 29 Years Old
  • Position: Main Vocalist
  • Height: 171 cm  (5’7”)
  • Weight: 56 Kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Hobbies: Playing Soccer, Bowling

Yoseob Highlight Background

Yang Yoseob was born at Seoul at January 5, 1990. He started dream to become a musician after hearing the Brian Mcknight’s song and feels need to learn from another genre including modern rock but eventually given up on his embark at that genre.

He initially accepted at JYP Entertainment but had kicked out because he is deemed not good enough. After found new home on M Boat Entertainment and later Cube.Ent.

He then was asked to become a backup dancer for AJ which manned by his then bandmate, Gikwang who is also his former schoolmate and Doojoon. Later he given he had grasping on debut as a boyband member together with them and Junhyung, Dongwoon, and Hyunseung.

Yoseob Highlight Relationship Status

He decides to take a celibacy during his time as an idol, as he stating that he cannot weather the difficulty to having a special relationship with fellow idol.

He choose to be maturing his career on K-pop industry and defying the possibility of having a girlfriend by regarding to his age.

Yoseob Highlight Solo Activities

Besides on his activity with Beast and Highlight, he also involved on Tourism Campaign for Japanese Tourist “Star Guide Doshiraku” together with Moon Hee Jun, Junhyung, and Kim Sook at 2010.

He also released a single with many musicians such as Dalmantian’’s Daniel with First Snow and First Kiss, Bang Yong Guk of BAP through I Remember. He launched his solo debut with Caffeine which was produced by his bandmate, Junhyun.

Recently he became one of the judges at The Voice Kids Korea.

Yoseob Highlight Members Trivia

Here are some facts about Yoseob in Highlight members profile trivia:

  • He is a schoolmate of Gikwang, even he is used to become a back dancer for him.
  • He is once had a collaboration with B.A.P Bang Yong Guk
  • He is involved at a unit project group named Dramatic Blue with Jo Kwon from 2AM, Niel from Teen Top, G.O and Woohyun from Infinite
  • Yoseob is good at beatboxing
  • Because of his girlish habit, his fellow member gives him nickname “Yangderella”
  • He is joined the Celebrity Soccer Squad called FC Men
  • He is a former metal singer during his school times
  • Different from his band mate Junhyun, Yoseob is a fans of Seohyun ex member of Girls Generations
  • Yoseob is pretty much like Ramyun
  • He enlisted to military service at January 24, 2019

Gikwang Highlight Members Profile

Gikwang Highight
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  • Name: Lee Gi Kwang
  • Hangul: 이기광
  • Stage Name: Gikwang
  • Nickname: Ace Junior, KidKwang
  • Birthdate: March 30, 1990
  • Birthplace: Naju, South Korea
  • Age: 29 Years Old
  • Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Visual
  • Height: 171 cm  (5’7”)
  • Weight: 58 Kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Hobbies: Reading Comic, Exercising

Gikwang Highlight Background

Lee Gi Kwang was born in Naju on March 30, 1990. Different with most idol who must face the rejection by their parents on the aspiration to become an Idol, surprisingly Gi Kwang had fully backed by his family.

They support him, in which he could take an audition on JYP Entertainment with ease and become a trainee for a length of 4 years but failed to make debut after being eliminated from Hot Blood Guys, a  JYP sanctioned survival show to debuting 2PM and 2AM.

He then moved into The Cube,Ent which formed by an ex-director of JYP Entertainment and makes him as their first trainee

He debuted with the stage name AJ (Ace Junior) with his first album A New Hero. After Doojoon, Yoseob, Junhyun, Dongwoon, and Hyunseung joined Cube, They are merged together into BEAST.

Gikwang Highlight Relationship Status

Gikwang only tells from his past experience with his former girlfriend prior his debut. After being failed repeatedly with majority of his deprivation due of cheated. Gikwang learns that he decide to take a break from having any relationship even when he’s already considered mature enough on kpop industry.

Gikwang Highlight Solo Activities

Prior to his debut as BEAST member, he already debuted as a  solo singer with the stage name AJ which supported by Doojon and Yoseob as a back dancer at that time. He lands his first acting role on a sitcom High Kick Through The Roof which lasted until 2010.

He also featured as a model for music video for A pink debut single I don’t Know and Ailee debut single Heaven.  Since then he’s already appeared on many dramas such as My Princess along with Song Seung Hun and Kim Tae Hee.

At 2017 he made a comeback as soloist singer, this time with stage name Gikwang on a R&B track “ What you Like” and Starred at tvN’s sci-fi drama Circle along with Yeo Jin Goo and Gong Seung Yeon and Lovely Horribly with Song Ji Hyo.

He also taking a role as a mentor on a dancing survival show “Dancing High”

Gikwang Highlight Members Trivia

Here are some facts about Gikwang in Highlight members profile trivia:

  • Together with Doojoon, he is also a former trainee of JYP Entertainment
  • He has an allergy towards seafood
  • He keeps being sober on a drinking’s society
  • He tells people that he cannot fabricating any lies.
  • He wins the i-fashion magazine for face awards two times respectively on 2016 and 2017
  • He mentored in the dancing reality show named “Dancing High”
  • Gikwang is the laziest member of Highlight
  • Gikwang has admired Jun Hyo Sung of Secret
  • He loves to sleep
  • He used to become an opening act for Lady Gaga’s showcase at Korea

Dongwoon Highlight Members Profile

Dongwoon Highlight
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  • Name: Son Dong Woon
  • Hangul: 손동운
  • Stage Name: Dongwoon
  • Nickname: Sonseuko
  • Birthdate: June 6, 1991
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Age: 27 Years Old
  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae
  • Height: 181 cm  (5’11”)
  • Weight: 64 kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Hobbies: Collecting figures

Dongwoon Highlight Background

Son Dong Woon was born in Busan, South Korea on June 6, 1991 and used to studying at Santa Rosa Laguna, Philippines.

His prior background as a trainee can only be tracked from his time as a trainee for JYP for two years before being transferred to Cube Ent and become the last member to had debut with BEAST.

Dongwoon Highlight Relationship Status

Dongwoon had reportedly yet to have any relationship with anyone, cited that he doesn’t want to become diverted from his aspirations to aim higher at Kpop industry.

 Dongwoon Highlight Solo Activities

Dongwoon had released many singles at his solo activities. His partnership with Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung with single Udon has kicked off his first step at solo career. Since then he reprised to singing for some drama OST, mostly with his band mate, Junhyung and Yoseob.

On 2018 he launched three singles which had involved Seoryeong at the track titled Color Me. He also began his career as soloist in Japan with a mini album “Kimishika”

He also trying his fortune at musical theatre and successfully landing a position as a lead role for Musical The Great Gatsby. He had hosted on variety on some occasions such as Battle Trip from KBS, School Attack along with Eun Ji Won and JooE, and Got Ya GWSN with dindin.

 Dongwoon Highlight Members Trivia

Here are some facts about Dongwoon in Highlight members profile trivia:

  • He is fluent with English and Chinese
  • He is used to had trained under JYP
  • He hates the girls who overdo an aegyo
  • He likes to read a science fiction book
  • He can play both piano and violin
  • Dongwoon prefer to playing table tennis to relieve his stress
  • Dongwoon is afraid at bugs.
  • Dongwoon take the college entrance exam at the same time with his fellow band mate
  • People had once mistakenly perceive him as a mixed race of Arabian and Korean
  • He is proudly telling people that he is the smartest member of Highlight

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