Winner Members, Full Biography Profile UPDATE!

Fans of K-pop won’t forget Winner in their Korean boy groups’ catalogue. Winner was formed in 2013. The group came under YG Entertainment. The members are ‘survivals’ of a TV survival program, WIN: Who is Next.

It has 5 original members which consist of Yoon, Jinu, Hoony, Mino, and Taehyun. Later in 2016 Taehyun resigned from the group from health issues. Their first debut was in SBS’ music program Inkigayo, 2014, after releasing their debut album 2014 S/S.

After then, the group won several award, including the prestigious awards from the Golden Disc Awards, Melon Music Awards, and Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Winner Members

Winner Members

Winner Member Summarize

Winner Member Names Winner Member Real Names Winner Member Age Winner Member Birthdays Winner Member Height
Yoon Kang Seung Yoon 25 January 21, 1994 178
Jinu Kim Jin Woo 28 September 26, 1991 177
Hoony Lee Seung Hoon 27 January 11, 1992 182
Mino Song Min Ho 27 March 30, 1992 180
Taehyun (former) Nam Tae Hyun 25 May 10, 1994 179
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WINNER Official Accounts:


Yoon Winner Members Profile

Yoon members

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  • Name:  Kang Seung Yoon
  • Hangul: 강승윤
  • Stage Name: Yoon (formerly Seungyoon)
  • Nickname:
  • Birthdate: January 21, 1994
  • Birthplace:  Busan, South Korea
  • Age: 25
  • Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Maknae
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 59 kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Chinese zodiac: Dog
  • Hobbies: music composing, writing lyrics, swimming, photography
  • Attraction: athletic body, cool voice

Yoon Winner Background

Yoon born and grew up in Busan, South Korea. He has no siblings, he’s the only child of the family. He loves music from his early years. Because of that, he also took a classic guitar course at junior high.

This followed by his studying in Busan Music and Arts High School. However, he got his luck when he went into a Mnet singing contest, Superstar K2, in 2010, where he ended up number four. Therefor, this led him to become a trainee in YG Entertainment.

In 2014 he officially became a member of Winner, after debuting as a solo artist for a while.

Yoon Winner Relationship Status

Yoon apparently has no special relationship with any girls. His career in music and acting seems not to give him enough time to date a girl. If you’d like to be the one in his radar, he likes girl with charming personality.

Yoon Winner Solo Activities

As previously said, Yoon had a solo artist before joined Winner. In 2013 he released his single, It Rains. This song receive positive responses and even topping Korean music charts.

His acting career started in TV drama High Kick! 3 (2011), The Producers (2015), and Prison Playbook (2017). He also did at least 2 webdrama, like We Broke Up and Love for a Thousand More.

Yoon Winner Trivia

Here are some facts about Yoon in Winner members profile trivia:

  • Yoon is a skilled in billiards. He even became a regional representative for his feats
  • He also adept in English and Japanese
  • Don’t offer Yoon an apple or peaches. He can’t eat them.
  • But if you serve Yoon a fried rice, he’ll be very grateful. He just loves fried rice.
  • Yoon always claimed that he’s an alter ego of So Ji Sub or Lee Jun Ki
  • Yoon loves poodles. He has one, he name it Thor
  • Hoony has a dog, like Yoon. For the reason they live in the same dorm
  • Yoon’s ideal girl? She’s the one with Seunghoon’s characters.

Jinu Winner Members Profile

Jinu Winner Members Profile

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  • Name:  Kim Jin Woo
  • Hangul: 김진우
  • Stage Name: Jinu (formerly Jinwoo)
  • Nickname: International Lost Kid
  • Birthdate: September 26, 1991
  • Birthplace:  Imjado, South Korea
  • Age: 28
  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Visual
  • Height: 177 cm
  • Weight: 54 kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Chinese zodiac : Goat
  • Hobbies: Swimming, acting, performing
  • Attraction: Cute face, soulful voice

Jinu Winner Background

Jinu was born and spent most his early years in Imjado, South Korea. He’s the middle of the family, sandwiched between Heera (older sister) and Jinhi (little sister). While he really likes dancing at early on, he proves his seriousness, by entering Joy Dance Academy.

Before getting into the Winner family, he went as backup dancer. After that, he joined as an offical member of the Winner in 2014 after his performance in a show of Mnet and tvN called Win: Who Is Next.

Jinu Winner Relationship Status

Jinu doesn’t have any close relationship with a girl now. His blooming career seems still won’t give him the right time to do any romantic relationship with a girl. But he admits that he’s open to any opportunities lead into one.

Jinu Winner Solo Activities

Most of Jinu’s solo career is in acting. He started it with a web drama, Magic Cellphone, in 2016. Still in the same year, he also taking a part in a project of Korea National Contemporary Dance Company.

The Little Prince, as the lead. By doing so, it made him the first K-pop idol to take part in a contemporary dance project.  Since then, he went into a web drama production, Love for A Thousand More, with Seungyoon. Recently he is taking a part in reality program called Live a Good Life.

Jinu Winner Trivia

Here are some facts about Jinu in Winner members profile trivia:

  • When it’s time to memorize dong lyrics, Jinu is the slowest in Winner.
  • He got his nickname International Lost Kid in Japan. Once he had to lost direction for 3 hours just to find Tokyo Tower from his hotel, when his gangs can find it in just under 15 minutes.
  • Jinu likes cat, but he’s allergic to its fur. For the reasons, he pet 2 sphynx (known for its furless featur) cats, Ray and Bay. And this led Mino to have the same dorm as his, as Mino also has cat.
  • He also likes gaming a lot in his free time
  • Whenever problems arise in the group, Jinu is the peacemaker
  • What is Jinu’s ideal girl friend? He loves a girl with medium frame, cute face, and white-smooth skin. And should at least 165cm height.

Hoony Winner Members Profile

Hoony Winner Members Profile

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  • Name:  Lee Seung Hoon
  • Hangul: 이승훈
  • Stage Name: Hoony (formerly Seunghoon)
  • Nickname:
  • Birthdate: January 11, 1992
  • Birthplace:  Busan, South Korea
  • Age: 27
  • Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
  • Height: 182 cm
  • Weight: 60 kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Chinese zodiac: Monkey
  • Hobbies: writing lyrics, dancing
  • Attraction: cool freestyle dancing skills, athletic body

Hoony Winner Background

Hoony was born and grew up in Busan region, South Korea. He’s the youngest of all, with two sisters preceded him. His talent for dancing led him into entering Korea’s Got Talent. He’s a part of Honest Boys, a dance group, that time.

It happened right after his graduation from high school. Then he also entered the first session of K-pop Star singing contest, ended up in #4. YG Entertainment got his talent by signed him into an exclusive contract in 2012, which led him into Winner boy group.

Hoony Winner Relationship Status

Honey is single right now. He seems too occupied with his music career in Winner and his ever blooming solo career. But he confesses that he had special girl in the past, and now he rumored (just rumor) to have dated a K-star.

Hoony Winner Solo Activities

Hoony, so far, still doesn’t release a solo album. But he actively choreograph many events, including doing the dance choreography of flash mob for G-Dragon. He also is a dance coach for a TV program, Dancing High.

He also actively participating in Mnet program’s WIN: Who is Next?

Hoony Winner Trivia

Here are some facts about Hoony in Winner members profile trivia:

  • Hoony’s decision of joining YG entertainment started early. It’s because that he could always see its impressive building from his room clearly, which happened in the rooftop area.
  • Apart of Korean language, Hoony also can communicate in Japanese well
  • Hoony has an obsession: he always wants to play lawn tennis.
  • In his free time, Hoony like to find restaurants just to browse over their menus.
  • Hoony has 2 dogs, a Greyhound (Haute) and a Chihuahua (Lee Hee)
  • Hoony ideal girl? He likes simple but fashionable girls.

Mino Winner Members Profile

Mino Winner Members Profile

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  • Name:  Song Min Ho
  • Hangul: 송민호
  • Stage Name: N
  • Nickname: Song Mojiri
  • Birthdate: March 30, 1992
  • Birthplace:  Yongin, South Korea
  • Age: 27
  • Position: Vocalist, Main Rapper, Group’s Face
  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 57kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Chinese zodiac: Monkey
  • Hobbies: composing music, writing lyrics, drawing, playing basketball, photography
  • Attraction: cool face, great rap

Mino Winner Members Background

Mino was born and grew up in Yongin, South Korea. Most articles on Mino said that he was born in March 30, 1993. In fact, as his mom explained later, he was born a year earlier, in 1992 (like in the profile above).

His sister now is a member of girl band New F.O., Dan-ah. His love of art led him into Hanlim Arts High School. Mino joined BoM as rapper in 2011, under Y2Y Contents Company up to 2013.

YM Management, seeing his impressive talents in an audition, snatched him, led him into a Winner member the same year.

Mino Relationship Status

Now Mino has no close relationship with any girls. His Singing career with Winner and his solo career seems not permit him yet to a romantic and enduring relationship. But he’s still hoping that in the near future he’ll get his ideal girl.

Mino Solo Activities

Mino has a busy career. Apart as a member of Winner, he also doing solo career in rapping and acting. His rapping even preceded his performance with Winner.

As briefly mentioned earlier, he joined group BoM from 2011 up to 2013.  Fast forward to 2015, in an Mnet program called Show Me the Money 4, he launched several singles, including Fear (with Taeyang), that topped several Korean music charts that year.

His recent solo album launched in November 2018, called Fiancé. While doing that, he also debuted in acting, which started in a drama on Channel A, called The Strongest K-POP Survival (2012).

Fast forward to 2015, he acted in Mnet rap program Show Me the Money 4. In 2017 he was casted in New Journey to the West, a variety show from tvN. Recently, in 2018, he did an art exhibition called Gentle Monster X Mino: Burning Planet

Mino Trivia

Here are some facts about N in Winner members profile trivia:

  • Don’t offer Mino tteokboki when his diet manager on her side, he just can’t resist that yummy Korean dishes.
  • Mino admits that tteokboki will help him to release his career stress
  • He doesn’t afraid of dog, but he’s afraid of bugs
  • Mino has an all-time movie favorite, Fight Club
  • In his early career, Mino’s an underground rapper. His stage name was Hugeboy Mino
  • If not an ankle injury, Mino will be the Winner’s leader, instead of Seungyoon.
  • Mino loves cat. His cat’s name is Johny.
  • Mino is a skilled tennis player, he played for almost 3 years
  • His ideal girl? He likes funny girl

Taehyun Winner Members Profile (Former)

Taehyun Winner Members Profile (Former)

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  • Name:  Nam Tae Hyun
  • Hangul: 남태현
  • Stage Name: Taehyun
  • Nickname: Maknae
  • Birthdate: May 10, 1994
  • Birthplace:  Hanam, South Korea
  • Age: 25
  • Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 65kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Chinese zodiac: Dog
  • Hobbies: music composing, lyrics writing
  • Attraction: cute face, great vocal

Taehyun Winner Background

Taehyun was born in Hanam, South Korea. He’s the oldest son in the family, with his only brother (Nam Dong-hyun) after him. Once he was the youngest talent in Winner. He’s a brilliant song writer and vocalist.

Before getting his entry to Winner, he was a backup dancer in YG Family Concert (2011). In 2013 he was recruited YG Management as a member of Winner. He got the main vocalist position and also worked as co-lyricist, and co-arranger. He left Winner in 2016 from mental health reasons.

Taehyun Winner Relationship Status

Taehyun has no girlfriend now. With his busy career he has no time for any special romantic relationship with a girl. But he opens to any possibility of having a special girl in the future.

Taehyun Winner Solo Activities

Since leaving Winner, Taehyun embarked on several career, like singing, acting, and radio-DJ. His acting career started when he was still with Winner, in 2015. He acted in television drama Late Night Restaurant. About his singing career, he made an agency called South Buyers Club. In 2017 he make a comeback in music scene with his new group South Club. Later he also had a career in radio-DJ with Casper Radio Vlive.

Taehyun Winner Trivia

Here are some facts about Taehyun in Winner members profile trivia:

  • Just like Yoon and Hoony, Taehyun also can communicate in Japanese
  • Taehyun likes tattoo. He has tattoos in his arms. He has one in his wrist, it says Stay Gold. While in his left arm he has name Jean Michel Basquiat tattooed on it.
  • Taehyun Ideal girl? He likes girl with athletic body and strong heart

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