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Winner Members Profile – Seungyoon, Seunghoon, Minho, Jinwoo and Taehyun

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Winner Members Profile and Interesting Facts – Seungyoon, Seunghoon, Minho, Jinwoo and Taehyun

WINNER is a South Korean boy band formed through the reality survival show WIN: Who Is Next consisting of five original members.

In the show WIN, aspiring trainees under the YG entertainment company competed against each other for a chance to debut in a new boy group. This method of forming bands has become increasingly popular in the K-Pop scene, just like in the Western hemisphere of the world where they are forming bands through talent contests (e.g. One Direction, Little Mix, etc.)

The winning team consisted of Jinwoo, Seunghoon, Mino, Seungyoon, and Taehyun. They debuted as WINNER in 2014 at a YG concert. WINNER currently has two studio album under their name.

Winner Profile

However, the member Taehyun left the group in 2016 just two years after their debut. We’ll be getting into those details later.

Today, WINNER consists of four handsome members with a thirst for success. As a band, they have already received many awards and are continually gaining more fans as they progressed in their career.

In this article, we’re going to be looking into the WINNER members profile to see what really makes them tick. Haven’t decided on a WINNER bias yet? Let’s see if you can decide after you read this one.

Everything You Need to Know About Winner Members and Winner Profile

Jinwoo Profile

Stage Name: Jinwoo
Real Name: Kim Jin Woo
Role: lead vocalist, visual
Birthdate: September 26, 1991
Zodiac: Libra
Hometown: Imjado, South Korea
Height: 177 cm or 5’10”
Blood Type: A
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, swimming, acting, playing games
Personality: diligent, dedicated

Jinwoo Facts:

– Jinwoo has trained for eight years before getting the chance to debut
– He used to be a backup dancer for YG concerts
– He went to Joy Dance Academy – Plug in Music Academy that is owned by Seungri of Big Bang
– Jinwoo has an older sister and a younger sister
– His nicknames are Fake Maknae, Imja Prince, and Bambi (because of his doe eyes)
– He is the oldest member of WINNER
– Jinwoo takes the longest to memorize the lyrics to a new song
– Seungri used to be Jinwoo’s mentor as a trainee
– He was accepted into YG Entertainment as a trainee in 2010
– Jinwoo says that he wants to get close to Big Bang’s G-Dragon
– Jinwoo likes to swim
– He can also speak Japanese aside from Korean
– He is very dedicated to his work; he often stays late to practice and stays up the longest during night practices
– According to Jinwoo, his charms are his looks because he is handsome
– He ranked former WINNER member Taehyun as the most handsome among them
– He also has the nickname of “Open Knees” because he likes wearing pants with holes at the knees
– Jinwoo has a bad sense of direction
– He is considered to have the most aegyo or cuteness among the members
– He rooms with Seungyoon
– He likes playing games
– Jinwoo’s ideal type is a girl that has fair skin and is cute, of average build and shorter than him in height

Seunghoon Profile

Stage Name: Seunghoon
Real Name: Lee Seung Hoon
Role: main dancer, vocalist, lead rapper
Birthdate: January 11, 1992
Zodiac: Capricorn
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Height: 182 cm or 6’0″
Blood Type: A
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, rapping, writing lyrics
Personality: talented, ambitious, dedicated

Seunghoon Facts:

– Seunghoon used to live across the YG building and dreamed of making it there
– He auditioned with a group called “Honest Boys” in Korea’s Got Talent
– He wanted to be a part of the YG family since he was in high school
– He can also speak Japanese
– Seunghoon was a contestant in K-Pop Star Season 1; he won fourth place though
– He signed a contract with YG in 2012
– He likes taking pictures
– Seunghoon and Mino are roommates at their dorm
– Now that he is earning money for himself, Seunghoon feels more mature
– Seunghoon’s nicknames are Hip-Hop Baby Lion and King of Expressions
– He has two older sisters
– He likes to write lyrics
– Seunghoon choreographed a flash mob dance for G-Dragon of Big Bang
– Metamon is another nickname of his; it’s a Pokemon character
– His ideal type is a tall girl with long hair who is also a fan of WINNER
– Seunghoon is a dog person; he likes puppies and has one of his own called Lee-Hee

Mino Profile

Stage Name: Mino
Real Name: Song Mino
Role: vocalist, face, lead rapper
Birthdate: March 30, 1993
Zodiac: Aries
Hometown:Yongin, South Korea
Height: 180 cm or 5’11”
Blood Type: A
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, rapping, composing music, writing lyrics, drawing, playing basketball
Personality: bright, cheerful, sweet

Mino Facts:

– Mino is also the Face of the Group
– Before he debuted with WINNER, he was known as Hugeboy Mino when he was an underground rapper
– He appeared in The Strongest K-Pop Survival
– He rooms with Seunghoon
– Mino went to Hanlim Arts High School
– He has two younger sisters
– He has a bright and cheerful personality
– He used to work with Zico from Block B and M.I.B.’s SIMS
– He was supposed to be the leader of WINNER if it weren’t for his ankle injury
– Minho trained under Brand New Stardom and was supposed to be in Block B
– He used to be a rapper in a group called BoM that disbanded in 2013
– Tissue Boy is another nickname of his
– He auditioned for YG Entertainment in 2013
– Drawing, writing lyrics, composing music, and playing basketball are some of his hobbies
– Mino doesn’t like it if they don’t eat before moving on to the next thing on their schedule
– He is comfortable exchanging music with Seungyoon who has a different music taste from his
– He took part in Show me the Money season 4 and won second place

Seungyoon Profile

Stage Name: Seungyoon
Real Name: Kang Seung Yoon
Role: leader, main vocalist, maknae
Birthdate: January 21, 1994
Zodiac: Aquarius
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Height: 178 cm or 5’10”
Blood Type: B
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, playing the guitar, swimming, composing music, writing lyrics, drawing, acting
Personality: mature, talented, ambitious

Seungyoon Facts:

– He likes to play guitar
– Seungyoon is the leader of WINNER despite being the youngest of the group
– Before he became a part of WINNER, he was already releasing songs of his own
– Some of his singles are I’ll Write You a Letter and Instinctively
– He came 4th place for Superstar K2
– He appeared in the web drama We Broke Up along with 2NE1’s Sandara Park
– He likes to drink milk
– He is talented in billiards; he was supposed to be the representative of their region
– He already made a solo debut in 2013
– He had a single called It Rains
– He graduated from Busan Music and Arts High School
– He took classic guitar lessons and billiard lessons in junior high school
– Seungyoon trained for YG Entertainment for three years
– According to him, the hardest part of being the leader is doing the things that the other members ask of him
– He likes to collect shoes
– He made an appearance in the Korean drama entitled High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged
– He considers himself mature for his age except when it comes to manga, anime, and superhero movies
– He has a close relationship with his mother and cares a lot for her
– Seungyoon has another single called You Are Heaven which was used as a soundtrack for the drama Midas
– He can also speak Japanese
– He says that he looks like Lee Jeunki or So Jisub
– He dropped out of school allegedly because of bullies
– His ideal type is a girl who has her own lifestyle and personality, does her best, and has a good proportion

Taehyun Profile

Stage Name: Taehyun
Real Name: Nam Tae Hyun
Role: main vocalist, maknae
Birthdate: May 10, 1994
Zodiac: Taurus
Hometown:Hanam, Gyeonggi, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 179 cm or 5’10”
Blood Type: A
Hobbies and Skills: dancing, singing, composing music, writing lyrics
Personality: diligent, dedicated

Taehyun Facts:

– He went to Hanlim Arts High School
– Taehyun left WINNER in 2016 and according to YG Entertainment, he is taking a hiatus to address his mental health issues which are equally as important as medical issues
– He has a younger brother
– He used to be the group’s original maknae
– Taehyun entered YG Entertainment in 2011 through a private audition
– He has tattoos on his left arm and left wrist
– He was a back-up dancer for YG concert in 2011
– He is a cat person
– Taehyun likes to eat midnight snacks
– He was a part of web drama Midnight Girl
– He also acted in Late Night Restaurant (2015) and Actor School (2016)
– Taehyun talks a lot while sleeping
– His ideal type is someone who has a strong heart and body
– He can also speak Japanese
– He says he wants to get close to T.O.P. of Big Bang
– He also likes to write lyrics and compose songs


We hope you enjoyed this version of WINNER Members Profile. Now tell us, who is the real winner here? Of course, it’s you because you got to learn a lot of cool information and facts about your favorite boy band!

If you enjoyed this informative article, do us a favor and share it with your K-Pop friends (even the non-K-Pop ones). Plus, if you have more information to add to this list, do tell us about them in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

But before you click on that exit button, take the time to answer our little poll:

Who is your WINNER bias?

– Seungyoon
– Seunghoon
– Minho
– Jinwoo
– Taehyun

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