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Monsta X Members Profile – The Uprising K-Pop Boy Group

Monsta X Members

Monsta X Members Profile, Facts, Ideal Type etc – Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Jooheon, I.M.

Monsta X is a rising 7-member South Korean boy band under Starship Entertainment. They have gained an astounding fanbase ever since they debuted in 2015. Being the rookie group, they have impressed a lot of people all around the world with both their talent and their looks.

Monsta X were formed by the entertainment company Starship Entertainment through the show NO MERCY on Mnet, which began running in December 2014.

Monsta X Profile

Today, they currently have one studio album with a total of seven singles. Monsta X already gained a lot of fans despite their rookie status, and their fanbase is continually growing.

Are you a Monsta X fan? This article will give you a lot of information about your favorite K-Pop group.

Monsta X Members Profile

SHOWNU Profile

Shownu Profile

Stage Name: Shownu
Real Name: Sohn Hyun Woo
Birthdate: June 18, 1992
Zodiac: Gemini
Hometown: Changdong, Donbonggu, Seoul, South Korea
Role in Monsta X: leader, main dancer, lead vocalist
Height: 181 cm or 5’11”
Blood Type: O
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, exercising, listening to music, swimming
Personality: responsible, quiet, well-rounded, humble, hardworking

Shownu Facts:

– He was inspired by the artist Rain to pursue a career in music
– He was a trainee under JYP for two years
– Shownu is the oldest member of Monsta X and is considered the father of the group
– He was a member of Starship’s NUBOYZ
– He is quite confident in his looks
– Shownu earned the nickname Showtle because of his good swimming skills
– He maintains a friendship with other K-Pop group GOT7
– He won the second place in one of JYP’s audition contests, earning him the title of “The Second Rain”
– He trained alongside the members of Miss A
– Shownu often goes to the gym to workout; he says that his arms are his best feature
– He was a competitive swimmer when he was younger
– One of his nicknames is Robot Shownu due to his awkwardness
– He used to be a back-up dancer
– He likes to play games on his iPad before going to bed
– Shownu has a close relationship with Soyou of Sistar and says that he wants to collaborate with her someday
– He can pick things up and move things around with only his toes
– Shownu doesn’t have any siblings
– He is considered as the most hardworking member

WONHO Profile

MONSTA X Wonho Abs

Stage Name: Wonho
Real Name: Lee Ho Seok
Birthdate: March 1, 1993
Zodiac: Pisces
Hometown: Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Role in Monsta X: lead vocalist, visual
Height: 178 cm or 5’10”
Blood Type: B
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, taekwondo, swimming, exercising,
Personality: emotional, feminine

Wonho Facts:

– Wonho was a former ulzzang and appeared in UlzzangShidae Season 3 in 2010-2011
– He is afraid of heights
– He has a lot of potassium and protein in his diet
– He was a backup dancer for Sistar
– Wonho trained under Starship Entertainment for three years
– Before, he wanted to be a taekwondo athlete
– He works out a lot for a good body
– His favorite foods are beef and ramen
– His family was very supportive of him and his dreams
– Wonho’s favorite color is red
– Wonho gets sick quite often so he has to take care of his own health
– He considers himself as the caretaker of Monsta X
– He has a younger brother
– Wonho doesn’t plan on getting married in the future
– Wonho eats a lot of chicken and bananas
– He pays attention to his fashion
– He has tattoos on his left thigh, right foot, and right gluteus
– Wonho is also a good leader, but the position went to Shownu instead
– He likes accessories
– Wonho hopes to become a good song composer one day
– He can eat up to eight bowls or rice
– He is the member who can eat the most among all of them
– He can speak Japanese and French
– Wonho goes to the Internet to check out what fans are saying about him and Monsta X
– When he was still an ulzzang, he was widely known as Shin Ho Seok
– You can see a lot of his pre-debut pictures if you look up Shin Ho Seok
– He used to have a bodybuilder friend who inspired him to exercise more
– Wonho uses a technique consisting of 300-push up sets instead of 30
– He used to be signed as a dancer to DQ Agency
– He likes the artist Kanye West
– He likes to study about music


Minhyuk Abs

Stage Name: Minhyuk
Real Name: Lee Min Hyuk
Birthdate: November 3, 1993
Zodiac: Scorpio
Hometown: Gwangju, South Korea
Role in Monsta X: vocalist, visual
Height: 179 cm or 5’10”
Blood Type: A
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, exercising
Personality: persevering, outgoing, bright, cheerful

Minhyuk Facts:

– He is the face of the group and the most handsome member (to many)
– He was rejected thrice before he got to debut in Monsta X
– He is considered as an eloquent speaker with MC skills
– Minhyuk has a husky voice
– He is considered as the moodmaker of the group and often likes to joke
– Minhyuk wears glasses that correct his vision
– His ideal type is chubby girls with fair skin
– He likes Shownu and often dotes on him
– Minhyuk’s favorite drinks are cola and café latte
– He has shallow tears and will cry easily
– Red is his favorite color
– He was the last member to be put in Monsta X
– He want to a vocal school with Heyna
– He is close to other K-Pop artists like Mark from GOT7 and Sungjoo from Uniq
– Minhyukcanot swim
– Minhyuk would rather be called sexy than cute
– His favorite foods are sweet potatoes and pizza
– He rooms with Kihyun, Jooheon, and I.M.
– He likes to drink soda
– He really likes Soyou from Sistar
– When he was still in NO MERCY, he was an outsider

KIHYUN Profile

Kihyun Profile

Stage Name: Kihyun
Real Name: Yoo Ki Hyun
Birthdate: November 22, 1993
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Hometown: Ilsan, South Korea
Role in Monsta X: main vocalist
Height: 176 cm or 5’9″
Blood Type: B
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, composing songs, writing lyrics, playing the piano and guitar, cooking
Personality: social, cooperative, responsible, caring, clean

Kihyun Facts:

– Kihyun is considered as the mother of the group and often nags
– He is quite talented; he can play the piano and guitar plus write lyrics and songs
– Kihyun can cook well and is considered the best cook out of all of them
– He likes to clean and is the cleanest member
– Kihyun admires Michael Jackson
– He likes to eat chicken but can’t eat fish
– He wants to collaborate with IU
– He has a baby niece
– He is very confident in his looks
– Kihyun has cute dimples in his cheeks
– Kihyun appeared on Masked Singer but fans recognized his voice pretty quickly
– He cannot pronounce ‘s’ in songs very well
– Blue is his favorite color
– He is close to Soyou
– His favorite song is Merry Go Round from Howl’s Moving Castle official soundtrack
– His nickname is Kirange, which is a combination of cute and his name
– Kihyun cannot do aegyo very well
– His best dish is ramen
– His ideal type is a girl who is quite immature and baby-like
– He has a collaboration song with Sistar’sSoyou
– He has several contracts going on with LOEN Entertainment, Yuehua Entertainment (China), and Sony Music (Thailand)
– He graduated from Dong’Ah Institute of Media and Arts
– His ideal type is an innocent girl with a kind personality


Hyungwon profile

Stage Name: Hyungwon
Real Name: Chae Hyung Won
Birthdate: January 15, 1994
Zodiac: Capricorn
Hometown: Gwangju, South Korea
Role in Monsta X: lead dancer, vocalist, visual
Height: 181 cm or 5’11”
Blood Type: O
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, writing poems, modelling, travelling, acting, shopping
Personality: hardworking, quiet, calm, shy

Hyungwon Facts:

– Hyungwon is known for his uniquely handsome looks. Has he had plastic surgery?
– He is also a former ulzzang and model
– He is a deep sleeper
– Hyungwon was a pretty successful model before debuting with Monsta X
– He had appeared on the cover of SURE magazine
– He walked on runways for W Hotel and CeCi
– He is the middle child; he has an older sister and a younger brother
– Hyungwon’s most defining trait is his lips
– Hyungwon is also the tallest member of Monsta X
– Hyungwon cannot cook well
– One of his nicknames is King of Visual Compliments
– He rooms with Wonho and Shownu
– Hyungwon’s ideal type is a girl who is nice and kind
– Hyungwon’s handwriting is not good
– When he was younger, he wanted to become a lawyer
– Hyungwon claims that he is a better dancer than a singer
– He likes singers John Legend and Jack Johnson
– Hyungwon’s family owns a travel agency; this was the reason for his love to travel
– He loves to go shopping
– His ideal type is someone with a nice personality
– Hyungwon also graduated from Dong’Ah Institute of Media and Arts


Jooheon profile

Stage Name: Jooheon
Real Name: Lee JooHeon
Birthdate: October 6, 1994
Zodiac: Libra
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Role in Monsta X: main rapper, vocalist
Height: 177 cm or 5’10”
Blood Type: O
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, rapping, writing lyrics, playing videogames, watching movies
Personality: energetic, hardworking, creative

Jooheon Facts:

– Jooheon trained for seven years before debuting
– He is afraid of bugs
– He gets scared easily, earning him the nickname of Chicken Man
– He has a big collection of hats
– Jooheon was considered as the best rapper among all the trainees
– He likes Michael Jackson a lot
– Jooheon doesn’t get adult jokes quite quickly
– His best friend is GUN, a Korean rapper
– He also has a good relationship with GOT7’s Jackson
– Jooheon prefers a cute image over a manly one
– His nicknames are: Crazy Gorilla, Goo Goo, Piglet, and Majin Boo {because of his slit eyes)
– Jooheon used to dance to praise songs at church when he was younger
– When he was still a trainee, he was featured in Mad Clown’s single
– He is a former member of NUBOYZ
– He doesn’t want an eyelid surgery and never even thought of it
– He was the 1st to be announced as Monsta X new member
– He has a younger brother
– His family used to live in Daegu but moved to Seoul where he grew up
– He checks the music charts constantly
– He is quite creative and willing to design the group’s jackets and album covers
– He is also a fluent English speaker
– Jooheon likes to initiate movie marathons with his members

I.M. Profile

I.M. profile

Stage Name: I.M.
Real Name: Im Chang Kyun
Birthdate: January 26, 1996
Zodiac: Aquarius
Hometown: Gwangju, South Korea
Role in Monsta X: lead rapper, vocalist, maknae
Height: 175 cm or 5’9″
Blood Type: O
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, rapping, speaking English, travelling, playing games, writing songs
Personality: flexible, adaptive, curious, ambitious

I.M. Facts:

– He is the youngest member but also the shortest one
– He speaks fluent English
– He used to travel a lot with his father who is a scientist
– I.M. lived in Boston for three years and in Israel for four years
– He likes to travel
– He trained for two years under Starship Entertainment
– He likes to play games and write lyrics
– I.M. likes candles and to look at their flames
– I.M. has a close relationship with Jooheon
– Back in 2014, he was supposed to debut with another group, but they didn’t make it
– He is quiet at Monsta X’s dorm
– He prefers being outdoors instead of being cooped up inside
– His nickname is Kookang, or puppy
– He keeps skin moisturizer in their refrigerator
– His favorite place to be is in Osaka, Japan
– He returned to Korea to pursue his dream to become a rapper
– I.M. looks up to his father
– Among the members of Monsta X, he has the most stylized stage name


Monsta X is composed of a colorful set of members, don’t you agree? There are surely more in store for this rising group, and we hope to be a part of them as Monster BeBes. This article hopefully taught you a lot about our beloved members. It would help too if you added more information in the comments below.

Give us a hand and share this with your friends. For this article’s poll, tell us who is the member that first caught your eye when you first saw Monsta X?

– Shownu
– Wonho
– Jooheon
– Minhyuk
– Kihyun
– Hyungwon
– I.M.

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