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The Boyz Members Profile: The Boyz Facts

The Boyz (더보이즈) is a 11-member South Korean boy group under IST Entertainment. The group consists of Sangyeon, Jacob, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Juhaknyeon, Sunwoo, and EricHwall departed from the group on October 22nd, 2019. The Boyz debuted on December 6th, 2017 under Cre.Ker Entertainment.

The Boyz Fandom Name: THE B (Pronounced in Korean as Deo Bi)
The Boyz Official Colors:

The Boyz Current Dorm Arrangement (2 separate dorms) – As of January 2021:
– Sunwoo and Kevin
– Sangyeon and Haknyeon
– Eric and Younghoon
– Juyeon; Jacob; Hyunjae; Q; New (each has a separate room)

The Boyz Official Sites:
Official Website (Japan): theboyz.jp
Facebook: officialTHEBOYZ
Twitter: @IST_THEBOYZ / @we_the_boyz
Twitter (Japan): @THEBOYZJAPAN
Instagram: official_theboyz
Youtube: THE BOYZ
TikTok: @istent_theboyz

The Boyz Members Profile:

Stage Name: Sangyeon (상연)
Birth Name: Lee Sang Yeon (이상연)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthday: November 4, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean

Sangyeon Facts:
– He is from Garak-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– Sangyeon is the “father” of the group. (ASC)
– Sangyeon has an older sister born in 1988.
– Education: Hanlim Art High School. (NCT Night Night)
– His representative number is 82.
– His designed color is red.
– His shoe size is 260mm.
– His English name is Jayden Lee.
– Hobbies: Snowboarding, driving & composing music.
– Sangyeon is the best at individual talents. (Interview with OSEN)
– His speciality includes his vocals and songwriting.
– His special talents include doing impressions of actors from old dramas and movies.
– Sangyeon’s favorite class in school was language. (V app)
– Sangyeon likes to make fried rice balls.
– He hates sashimi (raw meat/fish).
– He is Catholic and his Christian name is Tobiah.
– Sangyeon, Juyeon, Hyunjae, Haknyeon appeared in Melody Day‘s “You Seem Busy” MV.
– Sangyeon is friends with JBJ’s Longguo.
– After some school classes he was really hungry, so he went and bought a rice burger before heading back to school. And to his luck, just as he was passing by the entrance, the casting director saw his side profile and gave him a business card. (NCT’s Night Night radio)
Sangyeon’s ideal type: Someone with a kind heart.
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Stage Name: Jacob (제이콥)
Birth Name: Jacob Bae (배제이콥)
Korean Name: Bae Jun Young (배준영)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Birthday: May 30, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 177 cm (5’10″)
Weight: 61 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Canadian

Jacob Facts:
– He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
– He has an older brother named Jeff that was born in 1995. (Vlive)
– Jacob is the “mother” of the group. (ASC)
– His representative number is 30.
– His designed color is yellow.
– His shoe size is 270mm.
– Jacob’s name is Bae Jacob so his nickname is baecop (belly button). (from “Open The Boyz”)
– Jacob is fluent in English.
– One of his hobbies is playing the guitar.
– Jacob is a huge fan of Sam Kim. (Flower Snack)
– Jacob is the angel of the group. (Flower Snack)
– Jacob really likes cereals. (vLive)
– Jacob is allergic to cats. (vLive)
– Jacob’s favorite colours are olive and burgundy.
– Jacob is left-handed. (THE100)
– Jacob wrote, sang and composed the song in his DAZED profile video.
– Jacob was on the basketball team for 4 years and the volleyball team for 6 years. (Pops in Seoul)
– He got an MVP award for volleyball and was an honour student from elementary until Grade 11.
– His favorite superhero is Wolverine. (vLive)
Jacob’s ideal type: A good-hearted person.
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Stage Name: Younghoon (영훈)
Birth Name: Kim Young Hoon (김영훈)
English Name: Jelly Kim
Position: Sub Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: August 8, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean

Younghoon Facts:
– He was born in Mok-dong, Yangcheon, South Korea.
– Younghoon has an older brother (born in 1992).
– His representative number is 67.
– Younghoon’s designed color is sky blue.
– His shoe size is 265~270mm.
– Younghoon’s hobby is watching movies.
– His speciality is skiing.
– Younghoon has the best physique and face. (Interview with OSEN)
– Despite his chic and cool looks, Younghoon is very shy and easily embarrassed. (V app)
– Younghoon modelled for “Paul Miranda Italy Pictorial”.
– In 2017, Younghoon was a C.A.S.H Cube Model.
– Younghoon is good at swimming and has won national swimming competitions. (Sound K)
– Younghoon’s favorite color is sky blue.
– Younghoon was scouted while he was eating bread at a convenience store. (Open The Boyz)
– His favorite number is 7.
– Younghoon has a poodle. (vLive)
– He appeared in I.O.I‘s “Whatta Man” MV.
– He appeared in John Park’s “DND (Do Not Disturb)” MV.
– Younghoon, Hwall, Hyunjae, and Eric were in Melody Day’s ‘Colour’ MV.
– His role model is BTS’s V. He respects him a lot.
– Younghoon made his acting debut as the second lead in the Kdrama “Love Revolution” (2020).
– He played a guest role (and appeared in several episodes) in the drama “One The Woman” (2021).
Younghoon’s ideal type: A girl who has aegyo; A girl similar to his mother.
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Stage Name: Hyunjae (현재)
Birth Name: Lee Jae Hyun (이재현)
English Name: Jerry Lee
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Visual
Birthday: September 13, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 179.7cm (5’11″)
Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean

Hyunjae Facts:
– Hyunjae is from Dongchun-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, South Korea.
– He has an older sister.
– Hyunjae graduated from Hanlim Art High School.
– His representative number is 24.
– Hyunjae’s designed color is silver.
– His shoe size is 265~270mm.
– Hyunjae hates bugs.
– His hobbies include watching superhero movies and playing sports.
– Hyunjae’s speciality is also playing sports.
– His favorite food is fried chicken. (from “Open The Boyz”)
– Hyunjae’s favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavour is ‘My Mom Is An Alien’ (dark and white chocolate).
– He prefers sports like tennis, ping pong, etc.
– Hyunjae would like to collaborate with EXO‘s Baekhyun one day.
– His favorite subjects are science and math.
– He had a high ranking in a kindergarten speech contest. (Pops in Seoul)
– Hyunjae, Juyeon, Sangyeon, and Haknyeon appeared in Melody Day’s “You Seem Busy” MV.
– Along with Hwall, Younghoon, and Eric, all of them were in Melody Day’s ‘Colour’ MV.
– He is close to Pentagon‘s Kino. (RTK ep1)
– Hyunjae debuted as an actor in the web drama “I Can See Your MBTI” (2021).
Hyunjae’s ideal type: A person who he can click well with.
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Stage Name: Juyeon (주연)
Birth Name: Lee Ju Yeon (이주연)
Position: Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: January 15, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 181 cm (5’11″)
Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Korean

Juyeon Facts:
– Juyeon was born in Chowol-eup, Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He has a younger brother (born in 2002).
– He went to Seoul Samyook High School.
– His hobby is playing basketball.
– His speciality is dancing.
– His representative number is 11.
– His designed color is blue.
– His English name is Joel Lee.
– Juyeon’s favorite colour is light green.
– Juyeon likes basketball and was in the Gyeonggi Youth Basketball Tournament.
– Juyeon said he’s in charge of Japanese in The Boyz. (The Boyz Japan Official Twitter)
– Juyeon was part of the student committee president in elementary school.
– He went on a trip with his family and he was watching a performance one night and a casting director came up to him and gave him a business card, that’s how he got cast.
– Juyeon said he stopped growing when he started having problems falling asleep.
– Juyeon speaks English. (Mission THE BOYZ Ep.2 in Macau)
– Juyeon, Hyunjae, Sangyeon, Haknyeon appeared in Melody Day’s “You Seem Busy” MV.
– Juyeon is friends with U-Kiss/UNB‘s Jun.
– His special talents are dance and flexibility. (Pops in Seoul)
– According to Q (in ‘Flower Snack’), Juyeon is “deceptively” innocent and very gullible.
– Juyeon is a big fan of TVXQ Yunho. He cried when he met Yunho. (MBC Dream Radio)
– He appeared in MelodyDay‘s “You Seem Busy” MV.
– Juyeon and Younghoon modelled for Seoul Fashion Week 2017.
Juyeon’s ideal type: Someone who he can be comfortable with, like around a friend.
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Stage Name: Kevin (케빈)
Birth Name: Kevin Moon (케빈 문)
Korean Name: Moon Hyung Seo (문형서)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Birthday: February 23, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Korean-Canadian

Kevin Facts:
– Kevin was born in Gwangju, South Korea, but moved to Canada, Vancouver when he was 4. (Eric Nam’s show)
– His ethnicity is Korean.
– He has an older sister, named Stella (born in 1996).
– Kevin’s parents named him after watching “Home Alone”. (from “Open The Boyz”)
– His nickname is Keb.
– His representative number is 16.
– His designed color is gold.
– Kevin went to Burnaby Mountain Secondary School.
– Kevin only went to college for four days before dropping out to join The Boyz. He was studying fine arts and psychology.
– His shoe size is 265mm.
– Kevin is fluent in English.
– He is a good cook.
– Specialties: drawing, calligraphy, piano & English
– His hobbies include playing the piano, guitar, and singing.
– He was a contestant on Kpop Star 6.
– Kevin is a huge fan of Sam Kim and Beyonce.
– Kevin had a youtube channel called F L O S S with a friend of his.
– He plays the piano since middle school.
– He designed the group’s logo.
Kevin’s ideal type: Someone similar to his mother.
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Stage Name: New (뉴)
Birth Name: Choi Chan Hee (최찬희)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: April 26, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 51 kg (112 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean

New Facts:
– He was born in Jeonju, South Korea.
– New has an older brother (10 years older than him).
– His representative number is 98.
– His designed color is transparent.
– His English name is New Choi.
– New is called the “selfie/selca king” (2018 Chuseok SP)
– New is in charge of cooking. (ASC)
– Listening to music & doing abacus (Mathematical tool)
– New’s favorite colors are blue, black, white and brown.
– New is good at calculating math in his head. (Debut Showcase)
– New has a tattoo of a cross on his left pinky.
– Before New was a trainee he did a lot of part-time jobs, at a Grill restaurant, a fish restaurant, so many that he lost count. (as he explained in ‘Flower Snack’)
– New doesn’t like tomatoes. (Flower Snack)
– New is level 1 in both Abacus and mental calculation. (Pops in Seoul)
– New said that if he were a girl he would date Younghoon as he may look cold but he’s actually nice.
New’s ideal type: He doesn’t have a specific ideal type.
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Stage Name: Q (큐)
Birth Name: Ji Chang Min (지창민)
Position: Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: November 5, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Korean

Q Facts:
– Q has two older sisters.
– His English name is James Ji.
– His representative number is 02.
– His designed color is white.
– His shoe size is 260~265mm.
– His hobbies include watching Spongebob and horror movies.
– He loves horror movies.
– Q is known for his long neck. (from “Open The Boyz”)
– Q says his charm points are his dimples and his reversal from cuteness to powerful dancing.
– He did an audition at his dance academy and got cast. (NCT’s Night Night radio)
– Q’s favorite colors are lavender/purple, blue and sky blue.
– Q is known for his high-pitched “dolphin” screams.
– Q is ambidextrous. (vLive)
– Q has a poodle named Ghana. (Vlive)
– Q won a special prize in a piano competition in elementary school. (Pops in Seoul)
– His special talents are giraffe and pigeon impersonations. (Pops in Seoul)
Q’s ideal type: Someone similar to his mother.
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Stage Name: Juhaknyeon (주학년)
Birth Name: Ju Hak Nyeon (주학년)
Chinese Name: Zhou He Nian (周鹤年)
Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Rapper
Birthday: March 9, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 175 cm (5’9”)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean

Juhaknyeon Facts:
– He was born in Jeju, South Korea.
– Haknyeon is half Chinese (Hong Kong) and half Korean.
– He lived in Hong Kong for a while.
– He has an older sister (Ju Ukhyung) and a younger sister (Ju Suyeon – born in 2006).
– Education: Hanlim Art High School. (NCT Night Night)
– His representative number is 09.
– His designed color is orange.
– His English name is Brian Ju.
– His nickname is Jeju boy.
– He went up to Seoul to take an entrance exam for Anyang Arts High School for the theatre and film department, and he got cast after he came out from taking the exam. (NCT’s Night Night radio)
– He speaks English.
– His hobbies include skiing and playing badminton.
– His speciality is speaking in Mandarin. He can also speak Cantonese.
– He really likes to enjoy good food.
– He hates horror movies.
– Haknyeon’s favorite color is white.
– He is Catholic and his Christian name is Simon.
– His special talent is b-boying (self-taught).
– Haknyeon does radio broadcasts on Vlive which he calls “Tangerine radio”.
– He, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Sangyeon appeared in Melody Day’s “You Seem Busy” MV.
– He is close to Seventeen‘s Seungkwan.
– He was a participant in Produce 101 Season 2 (eliminated ep. 11).
Haknyeon’s ideal type: A person who has a kind heart.
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Stage Name: Sunwoo (선우)
Birth Name: Kim Sun Woo (김선우)
Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: April 12, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 177.4 cm (5’10″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean

Sunwoo Facts:
– He was born in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
– Sunwoo has a younger sister (born in 2002).
– Education: Hanlim Art High School
– His nickname is Seonoo.
– His representative number is 19.
– His designed color is purple.
– His English name is Joe Kim.
– His hobby is watching movies.
– Sunwoo likes to drink pear juice. (V app)
– Sunwoo can balance a soccer ball on his head. (Open The Boyz)
– Sunwoo doesn’t like vegetables. (Flower Snack)
– Sunwoo is very mature for his age.
– Sunwoo is scared of dogs (Vlive)
– Sunwoo can understand English but can’t speak it. (MTVnews Instagram story August 21, 2019)
– He loves the anime ‘Kimi no na wa’.
– On his audition day, he overslept. He was in a rush so he didn’t have time to be nervous. (NCT’s Night Night radio)
– Sunwoo was a former soccer player (4 years).
– His special talent is fast rapping.
– He was on Mnet’s High School Rapper.
– Sunwoo stated that his closest idol friends are Astro’s Sanha, Golden Child’s Bomin, and Lee Daehwi.
– He is friends with CyA from ONEWE (They were classmates and created a 4 member crew called NAMED LATE)
Sunwoo’s ideal type: Someone that likes him.
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Stage Name: Eric (에릭)
Birth Name: Son Young Jae (손영재)
English Name: Eric Son
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: December 22, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 174 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean-American

Eric Facts:
– He was born in South Korea but grew up in Los Angeles, California, USA.
– His ethnicity is Korean.
– Eric has an older sister (born in 1999)
– Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA)
– His representative number is 22.
– His designed color is pink.
– His shoe size is 270mm.
– His hobbies include playing sports, watching movies, dancing, and skating.
– His speciality is playing baseball and solving Rubix cubes.
– Eric is fluent in English.
– Eric’s favorite colors are black and white. (vLive)
– Eric’s favorite food is ramen. (Flower Snack)
– Eric loves to clean. He’s in charge of cleaning the dorm. (ASC)
– Eric loves to skateboard. (Making a film – I’m your boy)
– Eric, Hwall, Hyunjae, and Younghoon were in Melody Day’s ‘Colour’ MV.
– Eric is a huge fan of GOT7.
– He is friends with TRCNG‘s Hohyeon and Jihun and with Got7’s Mark. (TKBS with Eric Nam)
– His best friend idol star is Felix (Stray Kids). (vLive)
– On March 4, 2022 it was announced that Eric will go on hiatus due to health reasons.
Eric’s ideal type: A girl full of charms.
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Former Member:

Stage Name: Hwall (활)
Birth Name: Heo Hyun Joon (허현준)
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: March 9, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood Type: A
MBTI Type: ENFP (posted on his IG story)
Instagram: @hyun.jxx0_p
Youtube: Hyunjun Hur

Hwall Facts:
– He is from Busan, South Korea.
– Hwall has a younger sister (4 years younger than him).
– Education: Hanlim Art High School
– Hwall lived in the Philippines for four years.
– His representative number is 39.
– His designed color is black.
– His English name is Leo Heo.
– He can speak English.
– Hwall is in charge of fashion.
– Hwall’s favorite colors are black and white.
– His hobby is horseback riding, acrobatics, modern dance.
– His specialties include acrobatics, dancing, and facial expressions.
– Hwall thinks his charming point is his wink.
– Hwall, Hyunjae, Younghoon and Eric were in Melody Day’s ‘Colour’ MV.
– Hwall’s role model is BTS’ Jimin, and he went to the same dance academy (Just Dance).
– He also won prizes at dance competitions. (Pops in Seoul)
– He’s close to Golden Child‘s Bomin and to Yoo Seonho (they were school mates).
– Hwall’s name means “bow” in Korean. His signature aegyo is shooting an arrow into fans’ hearts.
– On the preliminary calling for Busan Arts High School, he got casted in front of the school and that’s how he ended up as a trainee. (NCT’s Night Night radio)
– In the dorm Q, Hwall, and Kevin used to share a room. (THE100).
– Hwall didn’t participate in the ‘DDD’ promotions due to his ankle. He only appeared in certain parts of the MV.
– On October 22, 2019 it was announced that Hwall had departed the group due to health concerns (his ankle).
– On August 14, 2020 it was announced that he created his own label, called Dia Note.
– He re-debuted as a soloist on August 14, 2020 under the stage name Hyunjun Hur, with the single “바라기”.
– Hyunjoon will debut as an actor on the BL web drama “Color Rush” (2021).
Hwall’s ideal type: Someone who will make him fall in love.
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