Formed in 2017, Stray Kids or best known as SKZ is predicted to be one of the most promising boyband in South Korea. This year, SKZ has been nominated in several awards and won New Hallyu Rookie Awards in 2018. This boyband was created by JYP Entertainment through a reality show with the same name. Consists of 9 handsome boys, mostly born in late 90s or early 00s, Stray Kids has stolen people’s heart with their charm.
The members of this new comer boyband are Bang Chan, Woojin, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. Their fans are called Stay which is derived from the word stray without r. The letter ‘r’ stands for the word ‘reason’. It is said that the reason of Stray Kids’ existence is Stay, or their fans. Their slogan is ‘STAY where Stray Kids Stay’. This article will reveal Stray Kids members profile and their trivia.
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Stray Kids Members Profile[table id=1 /]
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Bang Chan Profile[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
- Birth Name: Christopher Bang
- Stage Name: Bang Chan
- Position: Leader, Lead Vocal, Lead Dancer, Rapper
- Birthday: October 3rd, 1997
- Blood Type: O
“Just Enjoy- Bang Chan”
Bang Chan was born in Sydney, Australia and lived there with his younger sister, Hannah, and younger brother, Lucas. Then he joined JPY Entertainment after passing an audition in Australia in 2010 and finally debuted with Stray Kids on March 28th, 2018. Born and raised abroad, made him able to speak several languages including Korean, English, Japanese, a little Chinese and Greek.
Being a lead vocalist, he is not only talented in singing, but also dancing, and is able to play guitar and piano. It is also mentioned that Bang Chan also help with producing songs. He said that he could not be a singer, he wanted to be an atlet or an actor. His father own a swimclub in Australia, and it is revealed that Chan showed up in ‘Austalian Beef’ CM. Before debuting, Bang Chan used to train with several famous group, like Day6.
Woojin Profile[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
- Birth Name: Kim Woo Jin
- Stage Name: Woojin
- Position: Main Vocalist
- Birthday: April 8th, 1997
- Blood Type: B
“Let’s not make things that we regret- Woojin”
Woojin was born in Daejeon, South Korea. Before join training with JPY Entertainment, he was a trainee in SM Entertainment for one year. And it took only two years for him to train in JPY Entertainment. He is so talented and so into music, to the point that if he was not with Stray Kids, he hopes he would be a vocal trainer or a music teacher. The other members said that his voice is so emotional. Just like Bang Chan, Woojin also can play guitar and piano.
Woojin is the older member among the other Stray Kids members, that is why the other members feel so comfortable beside him, stating that he is like a father for Stray Kids. Not only into music, Woojin is also into martial arts, especially kendo. Woojin said that his charming point is his laughing face. He likes horror movies a lot and often plays games in his spare time. Before joining JPY Entertainment, he was a trainee in Fantagio, a house for several promising girl and boy bands like Astro.
Lee Know Profile[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
- Birth Name: Lee Min Ho
- Stage Name: Lee Know
- Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
- Birthday: October 25th, 1998
- Blood Type: O
“Let’s eat well, and live well- Lee Know”
Lee Know was born in Gimpo, South Korea, and is an only child. He graduated from Gimpo Jeil Technical High School. Before debuting with Stray Kids under JPY Entertainment, he was a backdancer for BTS, and has trained for one year. Lee Know is so talented in dancing, and he can even dance with his eyebrows. He said if he was not a Stray Kids member, he would be a dancer. Lee Know really likes reading novel. His favorite author is Keigo Higashino.
The other Stray Kids members said that Lee Know has a 4D personality, a unique and fun personality. It is also said that Lee Know is ambidextrous, who can use both his left and right hand equally. Among all dance genre, he likes hip hop the most. That is why he fits in Stray Kids so well, because Stray Kids’ genres are K-pop, Hip Hop, and Electronica.
Before debuted with Stray Kids, he never tried any singing audition in any agency, because he just wanted to improve his dancing skill. He is so charismatic that Bang Chan was so nervous when they met for the first time. In the reality show, he was eliminated in episode 4, but then he was added back at the end of episode 9.
Changbin Profile[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
- Birth Name: Seo Chang Bin
- Stage Name: Changbin
- Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
- Birthday: August 11th, 1999
- Blood Type: O
“Let’s live with a positive mind, enjoy the life- Changbin”
Changbin was born in Yongin, South Korea. Having hobbies like listening music made him develop his vocal and rapping skill. It is also mentioned that Changbin also helps producing songs, and his specialities are writing lyrics and rap. He likes dark things and horror movies. He said if he was not a Stray Kids member, he wanted to be a producer, writer, or a tattoist.
The other members said that Changbin has a very warm heart. Although he really likes dark things, he is very humorous and always positive thinking. He only looks so ‘dark’ on stage, but if people know him personally, they will know that he has a great sense of humor. The other members gave him several nicknames, sucha as Mogi (which means mosquito), Jingjingie, Teokjaengie, and Binnie.
Hyunjin Profile[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
- Birth Name: Hwang Hyun Jin
- Stage Name: Hyunjin
- Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Visual
- Birthday: March 20th, 2000
- Blood Type: B
“Let’s try even when you regret it later- Hyunjin”
Hyunjin was born in Seoul, South Korea and is an only child. When he was little, he ever lived in Las Vegas, USA. That is why he can speak basic English. He likes dancing, reading books, and playing sports. It is also stated that he is attending School of Performing Arts in Seoul to study Practical Dance. He said, if he was not with Stray Kids, he wanted to be an interior designer. Among all Stray Kids members, it is revealed that Hyunjin is the hardest to wake up and often talks in his sleeps.
Hyunjin can do any sports. He learned to swim when he was 7, that is why he won several medals in swimming competition when he was in elementary. But when he entered junior highschool. Hyunjin even said that he wanted to be a football atlet when he was younger. He has trained for 2 years before finally debuted with Stray Kids.
Han Profile[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
- Birth Name: Han Ji Sung
- Stage Name: Han
- Position: Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist
- Birthday: September 14th, 2000
- Blood Type: B
“This too, shall pass- Han”
Han was born in Incheon, South Korea. Before debuted with Stray KIds, he used to live in Malaysia for 6 years, made him fluent in English. He likes to do silly things like doing voice impression, and admits that it is his charming point. He helps producing songs and stated that if he was not with Stray Kids, he would be a producer.
Han has trypophobia or fear of small holes. He really loves sweets, like cheesecake and chocolate cake. Han even often eats cheesecake while watching a movie. Not only talented in music, it seems like Han is also talented in drawing. He has several nicknames like Squirrel and Donkey.
Felix Profile[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
- Birth Name: Lee Felix
- Stage Name: Felix
- Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer
- Birthday: September 15th, 2000
- Blood Type: AB
“Just be a little brave- Felix”
Just like Bang Chan, Felix was also born in Sydney to a Catholic family. He has one elder sister, Rachel, and one younger sister, Olivia. He lived in Sydney until college, that’s why he can speak English fluently. Felix has so many hobbies, including dancing, playing sports like soccer and martial art, beat boxing and playing piano. It is also revealed that Felix has won several medals in taekwondo when he was younger.
He said his charming point is his freckles, and he loves autumn and winter season the most. Being so talented, it only took one year for Felix to be a trainee. Pretty similar with Lee Know, who was eliminated in episode 4, Felix was also eliminated in episode 8, but added back to the reality show at the end of episode 9.
Seungmin Profile[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
- Birth Name: Kim Seung Min
- Stage Name: Seungmin
- Position: Lead Vocalist
- Birthday: September 22th, 2000
- Blood Type: A
“Today you spent in vain is the day as tomorrow as someone who passed away really wants to live through- Seungmin”
Seungmin was born in Seoul, South Korea. He joined JYP Entertainment after winning the runner up position in JYPE’s open audition, 2016. Among the other members, Seungmin is described as the cleanest and the most dilligent member. He is a morning person, whose hobbies are writing diaries, listening to the music, and eating. It is revealed that Seungmin and Bang Chan went to the same high school.
When he was younger, he wanted to be a baseball player. But, then he said that if he was not a Stray Kids member, he would be a photographer or a prosecutor. The other members said that Seungmin has a bright personality and a very warm heart. He said his charming point is his chubby left cheek.
I.N Profile[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
- Birth Name: Yang Jeong-in
- Stage Name: I.N
- Position: Vocalist, Maknae
- Birthday: February 8th, 2001
- Blood Type: A
“Let’s have a good time- I.N”
Jeong-in was born in Busan, South Korea. Before pursuing career as an idol, Jeong-in, or best known as I.N used to be a child model. Not only talented in singing, I.N also can play piano. He considered himself as a clumsy person, but in the other hand, he is also the most talkactive in their dorm when he was in the reality show. He has several nicknames given by the other members, like Desert Fox, Maknae, Fiona, and Bean Worm. He hates bean.
Despite his singing ability, he said that the least thing he could do was dancing. Just like Seungmin, whose blood type also A, I.N considers himself as a morning bird. He always woke up first in the reality show. But, being an A, does not mean that he is a perfectionist. The others stated that I.N tends to be very clumsy, to the point that everybody will help him. He said that if he was not a Stray Kids member, he would be a singer, or an elementary teacher since he likes children a lot.
That was Stray Kids members profile. This boyband has been widely recognized after their first album, I am You, made them stand on top of US World. Not only Stray Kids, there are several boy and girl group whose members were mostly born in late 90s or early 2000s, like iKON and Pristin.
Winning New Halyu Rookie Award in 2018, it seems like this boy group has a bright future ahead them. What do you think about this boyband after reading this Stray Kids members profile? And who is your favorite member among these 9 adorable boys? Share your answer in the comment.[su_note note_color=”#e8e8e6″]
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