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B.I.G Members Profile: B.I.G Facts

B.I.G (비아이지) currently consists of 4 members: J-Hoon, Gunmin, Heedo and Jinseok. They debuted on July 08, 2014, under GH Entertainment.

B.I.G Fandom Name: Biginning
B.I.G Official Fan Color: Light Blue

B.I.G Official Accounts:
Twitter: @big_ghofficial
Instagram: @big_official_insta
Facebook: big.GHofficial
YouTube: GHENTofficial
Fan Cafe: B.I.G.Official

B.I.G Members Profile:

Stage Name: Gunmin (건민)
Birth Name: Lee Gun Min (이건민)
Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: October 3rd, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Instagram: @big_gunmin1003

Gunmin Facts:
– He was born in Gangwon-do, South Korea, then moved to Gwangju-si, South Korea. [Sports World 2014.07.15 + ”Hello” MV Interview 2014.07.30]
– Family: mother, father, older brother
– He attended Joy Dance & Plug In Music Academy in Gwangju.
– His nicknames are GunDuGi, GunPpang (Anything starting with Gun).
– When he was in middle school, he watched the game show X-Man (X맨) & knew he wanted to become some kind of celebrity & go on variety shows.
– He choreographed the dance for B.I.G’s 2nd single “준비됐나요” (“Are You Ready?”). [K-Populous 2014.12.07] Gunmin also choreographed their 5th single “1.2.3”.
– Despite the fact that he & MinPyo have been friends since back when they used to live in Gwangju, MinPyo says he did not have a very good first impression of him; he thought GunMin was weird & thus purposely avoided him. [”Hello” MV Interview 2014.07.30]
– His specialties are dancing and choreographing.
– The members unanimously chose him as the manliest member of the group. [K-Poppin’ 2014.07.24]
– Gunmin is left-handed. (B.I.G Hello Korea Season 2 EP28)
– His favorite foods are pork belly and dontaksu.
– His favorite color is purple.
– His hobbies are teasing a tired MinPyo and poking a sleeping J-Hoon, watching movies, sleeping.
– In 2017, Heedo and Gunmin debuted as a duo, with the song “Vanilla Sky”.
– Gunmin was a participant in ‘The Unit’. (Ranked 33rd)
– Gunmin is now also a member of the Japanese pop group NIK.
– He is part of the co-ed project group Triple Seven.
– In 2021 Gunmin was appointed as the new leader, the change came after J-Hoon got back from army.


Stage Name: J-Hoon (제이훈)
Birth Name: Im Jung Hoon (임정훈)
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: July 15th, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Twitter: @big_jhoon715
Instagram: @jhoonstyle

J-Hoon Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea. [Sports World 2014.07.15]
– Family: mother, father [K-Crush America 2014.07]
– His stage name comes from a shortening of his real name JungHoon.
– He was the former Leader. The change was made after he returned from the army.
– His nickname is Duck.
– J-Hoon has been practicing various forms of street dance ever since he was in middle school.
– He is very talkative.
– He eats a lot.
– His favorite food is meat.
– His favorite beverage is coffee, in particular, iced vanilla lattes. (He’s so addicted that he says he has to drink at least two cups a day to function.)
– J-Hoon has a fear of heights.
– He used to be really good at inline skating when he was in elementary school. He was even scouted to by a coach who offered to train him. [Sound K 2014.07.28]
– Prior to debut, he had experience working at street dance academy where he taught kids the popping genre & also did part time jobs at a couple of cafes & a movie theater. [K-Crush America 2014.07]
– His hobby is street dancing.
– J-Hoon and Heedo both acted in web drama “Idol Protect the World” (2015).
– On November 15, 2018, J-Hoon enlisted into the military, he got discharged on September 19, 2020.
– He is part of the co-ed project group Triple Seven.


Stage Name: Heedo (희도)
Birth Name: Yoo Hee Do (유희도)
Position: Lead Rapper
Birthday: April 22nd, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Instagram: @yoo_heedo96

Heedo Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Family: younger brother, younger sister
– He attended Joy Dance & Plug In Music Academy.
– His nickname is HeeDongIe.
– Personality: He doesn’t usually express his feelings.
– Specialty: Rap writing.
– He loves Ttokbbokki (spicy rice cakes). It is his favorite late night snack and if given the chance, he would like to film a Ttokbbokki commercial & open a Ttokbbokki restaurant chain in the future. [Pops in Seoul Secret BOX 2014.08.13]
– He used to have a part-time job at a convenience store. The store also sold soft serve ice cream & he would give a little bit extra when the customers were young kids. [K-Crush America 2014.07]
– He enjoys studying/speaking Chinese.
– Heedo is really scared of bugs. (BIG Project ep 2)
– Heedo was a participant on “The Unit”. (Ranked 28th)
– During “The Unit”, people said Heedo’s voice is charming and when he speaks it feels like they are in the cave. (The Unit ep 18)
– He ranked no.2 for the rap battle in “The Unit” ep 13.
– During “The Unit” he got close to Jun from U-kiss.
– In one of their interviews Heedo said be believes he is the least attractive member. 🙁
– He acted in the drama “Love & Secret” (달콤한 비밀) (KBS2, 2014).
– J-Hoon and Heedo both acted in web drama “Idol Protect the World” (2015).
– In 2017, Heedo and Gunmin debuted as a duo, with the song “Vanilla Sky”.
– He rapped in Soya’s “Y-Shirt (Deep Inside)” and promoted together in different music shows.
– He is part of the co-ed project group Triple Seven.


Stage Name: Jinseok (진석)
Birth Name: Park Jin Seok (박진석)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: February 9th, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type: O
Instagram: @big_jinseok
TikTok: @jinseok_98

Jinseok Facts:
– He was added to the group in January 2019.
– His hobbies are singing, playing video games and watching movies.
– He is part of the co-ed project group Triple Seven.

Former Member:

Stage Name: Minpyo (민표)
Birth Name: Gook Min Pyo (국민표)
Position: Main Rapper
Birthday: November 15th, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 57 kg (125 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Twitter: @big_MINPYO1115
Instagram: @good_minpyo

Minpyo Facts:
– He was born in Gwangju-si, South Korea.
– He has a younger brother.
– He attended Joy Dance & Plug In Music Academy in Gwangju.
– His nickname is “Child Adult”.
– Personality: sweet unless being naughty.
– He says his eyes are both his complex & his charm point. [STARAZ 2015.02.10]
– GunMin named him as the group’s worst dancer. [K-Populous 2014.12.07]
– He & GunMin have been friends since when they used to live in Gwangju.
– He makes a lot of noise when he sleeps. According to J-Hoon, it’s to the extent that he had to kick MinPyo out of their room because he wasn’t able to sleep. [”Hello” MV Interview 2014.07.30]
– His specialty is rapping.
– He did a variety of part time jobs prior to his debut including being a waiter at a rice noodle restaurant, washing dishes at a few buffet restaurants & working at construction & demolition sites. [K-Crush America 2014.07]
– His favorite food is meat.
– His hobbies are illustrations, drawing, traveling.
– He collects sneakers and wears white t-shirts a lot. (Minpyo ‘s profile made by Gunmin on Makeastar)
– Minpyo was a part of a web drama called “My Melody” (2018).
– Minpyo had health issues, so he couldn’t promote with the others while “1.2.3”, but he returned for “Hello Hello” promotions.
– On March 31st, 2021, he announced that he didn’t renew his contract with GH Entertainment and left B.I.G.


Stage Name: Benji (벤지)
Birth Name: Benjamin Bae
Korean Name: Bae Jae Wook (배제욱)
Position: Main Vocalist, Visual, Face of the Group
Birthday: May 3rd, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 72 kg (158 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Instagram: @baebenji92

Benji Facts:
– He grew up in the United States.
– He was born in Indiana, USA, then moved to Seattle, Washington, USA. [Sports World 2014.07.15 + K-Poppin’ 2014.07.24]
– Family: mother, father.
– Education: Juilliard School (Violin major, 2010~2011)
– He came to Korea in 2011/2012 with the purpose of becoming a singer & trained for 3 years before debuting.
– His nicknames are: BenJi, Puppy, BenjiBear
– His specialties are rap, violin, beatbox.
– He is funny, sexy and cute.
– Benji has his driver license in the U.S.
– His favorite food are everything except veggies.
– He started playing the violin at the age of 4 and studied it up until his first year of college.
– His hobbies are violin, yoyo, beatboxing, rap, writing lyrics, composing, cooking.
– He said his favorite girl group is Destiny’s Child.
– Benji did a special stage with ASTRO’s Cha Eunwoo, Super Junior M’s Henry, N.Flying’s Jaehyun and Day6’s YoungK where they performed “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber. Benji played the violin.
– He appeared in f(x)’ Amber “Rogue Rouge: Get Over It” MV.
– Benji hosts Show Champion: Curtain Talk.
– Benji is a DJ of Music Access on Arirang Radio.
– He is a participant in JTBC’s show “Superband”.
– On August 28, 2019 Benji debuted as a soloist with the single “Telephone”.
– On October 1, 2020 Benji has confirmed on his Instagram that he has departed from the group.
– According to his IG post, his contract with GH has ended but he is still continuing as a solo artist.
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