iKON MEMBERS | South Korea is the home of talented and handsome boyband. From Sechs Kies to BtoB, South Korea has spreaded the hallyu wave around the world. Meet iKON, a South Korean boy group under YG Entertainment, which is formed in 2015. This group was formed as the resut of reality survival program entitled “WIN: Who is Next as Team B” and was firstly introduced as Team B in 2014. According to the CEO of YG Entertainment, the name iKON derived from word “icon”. Since he wants this boy group to be the icon of South Korea, the letter “C” was changed into “K”.
The group consists of 7 members, they are B.I, Bobby, Jinhwan, Ju-ne, Yunhyeong, Donghyuk, and Chanwoo. Ikon began their charm invasion through their debut album in 2015, entitled “Welcome Back”. This album stood on the top of Korean album chart and was sold more than 260.000 copies in Asia. The songs in the album have led them to several awards like Mnet Asian Music Awards, QQ Music Awards and Japan Record Award. The last award is the first time in seven years for a Korean artist, to prove having such a big popularity in Japan.
In the beginning of 2018, they announced their comeback by releasing their second studio album, entitled “Return”. They have been internationally recognized. iKON has already held fan meetings in Japan and China.
This article will provide you a super brief information about iKON members profile. Are you declaring your self as a true iKONIC? Make sure you know all of the informations about iKON members profile. Check this out.
|iKON Members Names||Real Names||Ages||Birthdays||Heights|
|B.I||Kim Han Bin||22||October 22, 1996||177 cm|
|Jay||Kim Jin Hwan||24||February 7, 1994||165 cm|
|Song||Song Yoon Hyung||23||February 8, 1995||174 cm|
|Bobby||Kim Ji Won||23||December 21, 1995||175 cm|
|DK||Kim Dong Hyuk||21||January 3, 1997||175 cm|
|Ju-ne||Koo Jun Hoe||21||March 31, 1997||182 cm|
|Chan||Jung Chan Woo||20||January 26, 1998||180 cm|
Kim Han-bin was born in Seoul, South Korea. He was raised by a single parent and has a younger sister, named Hanbyoul. Although he writes songs about love, he admitted that he never had a girlfriend before. So he only depends on his imagination, which he got from books and movies, to write songs. B.I cares a lot about his body. The other iKON memberssaid that he likes boxing as an exercise.
Almost all iKON songs were composed by him. It is said that he also contributed to the songs of several famous singers, like PSY, Epik High, and Black Pink. Being so much talented, YG Entertainment says that he is the next generation of G-Dragon. He is also considered as the leader of the group since he is the only member who has leadership skill.
B.I’s ideal type is someone pure and innocent, who owns a slim body that will fit well in oversized cardigan, like actress Kim Ji Won who acted in Korean Drama entitled “Fight for My Way”. He is also a big fan of Seulgi from Red Velvet. iKON is now living in two separates houses and each member has their own room. The other member said that B.I is the cleanest member along with Chan and Song. But unlike Song, he is not an early bird and is very hard to wake up. Chan even need to call him for 20 times before he finally wakes up.
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Bobby was born in Seoul, South Korea, but he was raised in Virginia, United States of America, made him fluent in English. He came up from a very religious family. He has a big brother who has already married. It is said that his big brother gave him a stuffed Winnie the Pooh when he was a baby, and he still has it now, proving that he is so obsessed with everything Winnie the Pooh. He even ever appeared with his Winnie the Pooh in his solo MV, entitled “Runaway”.
Among all iKON members, Bobby is the morning bird. The other iKON memberssaid that he never skipped breakfast. He is also considered as the mood lighter of the group and always caring to the other members. He can play sports like basketball, and music instruments, like guitar, piano, and drums.
Before debuting with iKON, he has appeared in several MVs. He said his charming points are his eyes, teeth, and strength. According to the other member, Bobby is the strongest guy in the group. He can crack an apple in half within only 3 seconds. Bobby’s ideal type is a strong girl who looks like does not care about him. He also likes girl who loves to wear red clothes, since he likes red color.
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Jay was born in Jeju Island, South Korea. Jinhwan ever lived in Philippines for seven months before debuted. He is also fluent not only in Japanese, but also in Tagalog, English and Mandarin. Among all iKON members, Jay is the one who speak Japanese the best. According to the other members, Jay is a little narcissist. He thinks that everybody loves him. He likes to flirts especially to the fans. But sometimes, he can get very nervous to a point that he gets a difficulty in speaking.
As an idol, Jay says that his charming point is everything, proving that he is a narcissist. When the camera focuses on him, he says that he looks very sexy. Jay is recognized as the Korean Leonado Dicaprio. Having a girl’s facial features, Jay also can imitates a girl’s expressions. Jay loves wine and drinking. He is known as the wine-mother of the group. He has wine-like colored curtains in his room because he feels that the morning light through the curtains make him look more handsome. He also likes cooking.
Jay’s ideal type is a shorter girl that loves him a lot. He is 165 cm fyi. That is why he is often teased fr his height. So if you want to be his girl, you need to be shorter than 165 cm. It is rumored that he dated Jimin from AOA.
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As the lead dancer of the group, Ju-ne has a very flexible body like a boneless animal. He is a big fan of Michael Jackson. He said that he often feels difficult to accept new people. In an interview, the other iKON memberssaid that Ju-ne’s style used to be terrible. The other iKON membersalso said that June is the biggest trouble maker along with B.I. But they are also very clingy to a point that they can not order foods alone.
He joined YG Entertainment in 2012, taking about 2 years for him before debuting with iKON. After debuting in Japan, he became very fluent in Japanese. He is decribed as a guy who likes to write poems and has a free spirit, just like Bobby, Jay, and DK. The other iKON membersalso said that Ju-ne is kinda dirty, because his feet often stinks. Among the other members, he is the most awkward with Chanwoo, to a point that they can not stare each other for more than 10 seconds. He said his ideal type is a girl who hated him, but he said that he is not a masochist.
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Song, whose stage name was formerly Yunhyeong, was born in Seoul, South Korea. He is so good at cooking to the point that the other iKON memberscall him Song Chef. It is stated that his family is running a BBQ shop. Before joining Ikon, he actually wanted to be an actor, but the YG management encouraged him to try vocal lessons.
The other iKON memberssaid that he is the most mischievous member. He likes to take selfie pictures and is really bad in making jokes. He likes to make fun of the other member but gets angry when he is being made fun of. He is a clean guy, and hates dirty things. Song ever threw Ju-ne’s underwear because he thought it was no more useable.
As an A type, Song is known as a careful planner, that finds it difficult if he has to go out of the plan. He also has to eat the same amount of rice and side dishes. He has several hobbies, like cycling, and currently making scented candles. His ideal type is a girl who is older than him.
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DK used to be a very intelligent student when he was younger. That is why the other iKON memberssaid that they did not understand why he wanted to be a singer. He was raised by a single mother, since his father died when he was 8. DK used to live in United States for a while as an exchange student, made him so fluent in speaking English.
In 2012, he won JPY Trainee Search in March 2012. JPY Entertainment is a home for famous boyband like Stray Kids. But, then he got recruited into YG Entertainment in November 2012. DK has a very high fashion sense. The other iKON memberssaid that DK is a fashionista.
DK’s another nickname is CFW which is an abbreviation of Crazy For Wine, because he loves wine a lot. It is revealed that Jang Yujin, the daughter of YG Entertainment, adores him the most among all iKON members. DK’s ideal type is a cute and charming girl whose height is 158 cm. Do you meet his requirements?
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Born in Yongin, Gyeongi, South Korea, Chan used to be a former chid actor. He acted in several daramas like “Boys Over Flower” and “The Heirs” portraying the little Lee Min Ho. Before joining iKON under YG Entertainment, he ever auditioned for Fantagio Entertainment, a house for several famous girl and boy groups like Astro. He is also a childhood friend of Moonbin, an Astro member.
As the maknae of the group, Chan said that he was afraid of B.I at the first time they met, but now he is afraid to Bobby. He has a natural talent to tease and annoy people, especially B.I. He said it is boring to tease someone serious like Song. Among all members, Chan is the only one who was not the part of Team B on WIN. Before joining iKON, he has appeared in several MV.
He said his ideal type is a girl who always calls him oppa. So, make sure you call him oppa, if you want to be his girl.
That was the brief article about iKON members profile. Wining 27 awards and being nominated for 37 awards, this boy group seems to have promising career in the future. Do you feel like going to iKON next concert? Don’t forget to bring your orange-red stick and iKONIC T-Shirt.
So, who is your favorite guy in the group after reading iKON members profile? Is it the adorable B.I or the always serious Song? Do share your answer in the comment section.