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BE:FIRST Members Profile

BE:FIRST Members Profile and Facts:

BE:FIRST is a 7 member Japanese group under BMSG. They were formed through the audition program BSMG AUDITION – THE FIRST 21. The members are Junon, Leo, Ryoki, Sota, Manato, Shunto, and Ryuhei. They released 2 pre-debut singles, and they officially debuted on November 3, 2021, with the single album ‘Gifted‘.

Fandom Name: BESTY
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Official Accounts:
Website: BE:FIRST
Instagram: befirst_official
Twitter: BEFIRSTofficial
TikTok: @befirst_official
FaceBook: BE:FIRST
YouTube: BE:FIRST

Members Profile:
Junon

Stage Name: Junon (ジュノン)
Birth Name: 池亀樹音 (Ikagame Junon)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: May 23, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokyo
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)

Junon facts:
– He is the oldest member.
– His dad was in a band so he’s been going to live ever since he was 5.
– He is known for his high tone voice.
– His father is a member of a band.
– He has a little sister who is a singer-songwriter under the name of Remifa#.
– His cousin is the model Shimamura Miyako.
– In 2020 his entire house burned down and also his dog died.
– Junon played soccer in high school.
– He can speak Korean and English.
– Junon lost more than 10kg of weight since his debut.
– He already had a post-graduate job lined up before participating in the audition.
– Junon is the most laid-back member.
– He prefers to wake up at his own pace.
– He was added to the KPop-group VERMUDA in 2018 but never appeared in promotions with the group since they disbanded only some weeks later in early 2019.
– Junon’s favorite Kpop groups are BTSStray Kids, and iKON. (Instagram live)
– Jimin is his favorite BTS member and Felix is his favorite Stray Kids member (Instagram live)

Leo

Stage Name: Leo (レオ)
Birth Name: 上村礼王 (Kamimura Leo)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: August 8, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo
Height: 179 cm (5’8″)

Leo facts:
– He is the group, mood maker.
– Sota once described him as inpatient/hasty on a radio show.
– Took singing and dancing lessons at Avex Artist Academy in 2014.
– He became an official trainee under Avex in 2016.
– He appeared as a background dancer in the MV “Don’t Worry Baby Be Happy” by SKY-HI feat. STAMP.
– In 2016 he was in a trainee group called Change and Dino.
– In 2017 he was part of a trainee group called BXB.
– He plays basketball since the age of 9.
– He has an older brother who is part of the dance-crew MAVERICK.

Ryoki

Stage Name: Ryoki (リョウキ)
Birth Name: 三山凌輝 (Miyama Ryoki)
Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Dancer
Birthday: April 26, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nagoya
Height: 177 cm (5’8″)
Instagram: ryokimiyama_official
Twitter:
ryokimiyama0426

Ryoki Facts:
– He is an actor and he’s mostly a stage actor.
– Ryoki made his acting debut in 2022. He acts in the movie “High & Low the Worst X“.
– He can speak English because he lived in America and Australia when he was younger.
– Ryoki went to international schools after he turned 3.
– He has been to Korea.
– Ryoki used to live in Australia and the USA.
– He appeared in a CM for Amazon Prime Video.
– He used to work as an actor since the age of 17 and as a stageplay actor since the age of 19.
– Ryoki was in the boxing and Baseball club during school.
– He would love to go sky-diving.
– Ryoki said he is friends with Minato of IMP.. (D.U.N.K YT-channel)
– Ryoki is a fan of the Korean group Stray Kids.
– Him and NCT‘s Yuta are friends, Yuta mentioned it during an interview with VOGUE Japan.

Sota

Stage Name: Sota (ソウタ)
Birth Name: 島雄壮大 (Shimao Sota)
Position: Dancer, Rapper
Birthday: January 18, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fukuoka
Height: 174 cm (5’7″)

Sota Facts:
– He is the dance ace of the group.
– Sota won first place in an international dance competition.
– He wants to try acting and he likes mystery shows.
– His mom introduced him to dance.
– He knew he wanted to dance when he was in his second year of elementary school.
– Sota has won the World Hip Hop Dance Championship 4 times.
– He was one of the back dancers featured on Hirate Yurina‘s solo single Dance no Riyuu.
– He owns a total of 42 dance awards from different competitions where he either danced or choreographed for a dance crew called KANA-BOON!
– Sota also was part of the dance crew Shonan no Odori BEAT, B&W, and CHaoS besides KANA-BOON!
– He used to be a background dancer for ATEEZ on KCON-Japan in 2019.
– Sota appeared in a CM for the brand Pocari Sweat.
– His mother Shimao Yasume is a professional dancer and dance teacher under the stage name of YATCH who works at a dance academy called HANA.
– Sota’s younger sister Shimao Komatsu is a member of the dance-crew KANA-BOON!
– His family owns two dogs named Puoh and Piyg.
– He used to give dance workshops in Guam, the USA, Australia, and Colombia before.
– He is a morning person.

Manato

Stage Name: Manato (マナト)
Birth Name: 廣瀨真人(Hirose Manato)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper
Birthday: April 29, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tokyo
Height: 173 cm (5’6″)

Manato Facts:
– He has modeled before (Junon magazine).
– He has been singing and dancing since his 6th year of elementary school.
– Manato has always known he wanted to pursue a career in music.
– When he was younger, he spent time in New York.
– He is good at imitations.
– He is known for confusing ‘shinkyou’ (mental state) for the word ‘sinchou’ (height) twice on tv.
– Manato has been called ‘boke’ (silly) as a result.
– In 2013 he auditioned as a trainee for LDH and became officially a trainee in 2014.
– Manato spend 1 year as a trainee under LDH in the USA and left in 2015.
– He was a trainee under LDH for 2 years and was part of LDH‘s project group ‘Project Taro‘ in New York.
– He used to work as a model after he left LDH.
– Manato became a trainee under Avex in 2012.
– After leaving LDH he went back as a trainee to Avex.
– In 2016 he moved back to Fukuoka but still attended LDH‘s dance academy in Fukuoka.
– In 2018 he appeared in the JUNON SUPERBOY contest and made it into the top30.
– Manato can play the guitar.
– As he dyed his hair purple it reminded him of his company’s CEO, SKY-HI who also had purple hair once.

Shunto

Stage Name: Shunto (シュント)
Birth Name: 久保舜斗 (Kubo Shunto)
Position: Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer
Birthday: September 1, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nagoya
Height: 175 cm (5’7″)

Shunto Facts:
– He is praised often for his voice.
– He likes cool things which convinced him to join the audition.
– Shunto has been singing and dancing for 10 years.
– AAA helped to inspire his dream of performing.
– He is known by the other participants for knowing how to switch from being pampered (with the members) to being serious and tense (during practice).
– Shunto used to be a trainee of Avex since he was 7 years old.
– In 2017 he was in a trainee group called HIGH-FIVE.
– He already knew Ryuhei before since they met at some events before.
– In 2018 he was in a dance team called GEMSTONE with Ryuhei.
– Shunto appeared on the survival program a-genic PROJECT in 2019.
– He likes drawing and his childhood dream was to become a mangaka.
– He got his ears pierced as a graduation gift to himself as he finished high school.
– His favorite food is seafood.
– Shunto has a younger sister.
– His mother passed away in 2018.

Ryuhei

Stage Name: Ryuhei (リュウヘイ)
Birth Name: 黒田竜平 (Kuroda Ryuhei)
Position: Vocalist, Youngest
Birthday: November 7, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nagoya
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)

Ryuhei facts:
– He is the youngest member.
– He is known as quiet and mature for his age.
– The other members call him cheeky.
– Ryuhei used to be a trainee under the company Avex and was part of a group called CoCoPoP from April 2016 to March 2017.
– His cousin Nagomi Hiyajo appeared on the survival show Girls Planet 999.
– He has an older sister.
– He was in a dance team called GEMSTONE with Shunto in 2018.
– Ryuhei is in his school’s Kendo Club.
– He likes the American group Pentatonix.
– Ryuhei loves to watch dog-videos.

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