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GIKWANG (기광) is an South Korean singer, actor, and he is also a member of the boy group HIGHLIGHT.

Stage Name: GIKWANG (기광)
Birth Name: Lee Gi Kwang (이기광)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: March 30, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 172 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Twitter: @900_330
Instagram: @gttk0000

– Born in Naju, South Jeolla Province, South Korea.
– He has a younger brother named Lee Hyekwang.
– GIKWANG’s cousin is Nakang of Vermuda.
– His fanclub’s name is ACES.
– He is currently a member of HIGHLIGHT.
– Education: Dongshin University and Seoul Absence of Comprehensive Art School.
– He was a trainee for 5-7 years.
– He’s a former JYP Entertainment, DSP Entertainment, and Cube Entertainment trainee.
– He used to wear glasses until he got LASIK.
– His religion is Christianity.
– Gikwang is allergic to seafood.
– Gikwang rarely eats junk food or Ramen and also doesn’t drink alcohol or smoke and takes very good care of his body.
– He always watches what he eats.
– Gikwang trusts all the words he is told. Even if you tell him the most outrageous things, he’ll go, “Oh, really?”
– He is a truthful person and almost doesn’t know how to lie at all.
– He is very friendly, especially on first meetings, making people think he wants something from them. (lol)
– “Good-bam” means “goodnight” in Gikwang’s language. Similar to “hi-yeom” and “bye-yeom” meaning “hi” and “bye”.
– Gikwang always puts the word ‘inje (인제)’ (now/then) in his sentences.
– He thinks that cooking depends on the person’s sincerity.
– He once wanted to take home a big bear, because it would’ve been perfect to sleep with.
– Gikwang’s hobbies include watching movies, dancing, exercising, composing songs, sleeping and reading comics.
– Even though he loves working out, he’s the laziest member, especially when it comes to cleaning or washing up.
– Gikwang’s muscles are mainly for eye candy only. They are not often used to lift heavy items.
– Gikwang will do anything to please his fans.
– He was born with naturally curly/wavy hair.
– As a child, he didn’t know the difference between a swing and a seesaw.
– Only one of his eyes has double eyelids. He’s always been insecure about it.
– He first debuted as a solo singer and went by the name AJ (Ace Junior). At that time, he was known as the next Rain.
– During his AJ days, he wasn’t allowed to have a cell phone.
– Gikwang used to be a dancer for Epik High, before debuting with B2ST (now HIGHLIGHT).
– He is a member of the one-time sub-unit Dynamic BLACK, with Jinwoon (2AM), L.Joe (former TEEN TOP), Lee Joon (former MBLAQ), Hoya (former INFINITE).
– Gikwang is a coach on the dance battle program “Dancing High”.
– He is a cast member of the reality program “Why Not: The Dancer”.
– Gikwang was cast to be an MC of the web variety program ‘Idol Wonderland’, together with A.C.E‘s Chan.
– He won I-MAGAZINE Fashion Face Award in 2016 and 2017.
– His favorite color is Black.
– Protein Shakes are his favorite drinks.
– His favorite pose for a selca is puffing out his cheeks.
– Gikwang’s signature pose is leaning his body forward and giving a thumps-up.
– His favorite Japanese word is ‘大好き‘ (I love you/it).
– His favorite quote is “Really enjoying a movie can relieve stress and make you forget all your worries.”
– Gikwang instantly goes to sleep once he lays down on the bed.
– He sleeps like a baby. Sometimes he falls asleep with his make-up still on.
– People he really looks up to are BIGBANG‘s Taeyang, Omarion and USHER.
– He starred in Apinks “I Don’t Know (몰라요)” MV, as well as Ailee‘s “Heaven” MV.
– He acted in several Korean dramas: “High Kick! 2 (지붕 뚫고 하이킥)” (2009), “My Princess” (2011), “Me Too, Flower! (나도 꽃)” (2011), “My Friend is Still Alive (내 친구는 아직 살아있다)” (2013), “Twenty Years Old (스무살)” (2014), “Mrs. Cop” (2015), “Monster” (2016), “Circle: Two Worlds Connected (써클 : 이어진 두 세계)” (2017), “Lovely Horribly” (2018).
– It was difficult for Gikwang to act out the scene when his “High Kick” character, Saeho, confesses to Jungeum. His reasoning was that she was too pretty. His real life character also matches Saeho, Gikwang is bright, foolish, affirmative and fond of exercises.
– Gikwang prefers girls with round features and some flesh rather than girls with sharp features.
– He loves girls who are sexy and cute, but have a charming side.
– He once said he will marry a girl with a beautiful smile and nice voice.
– Gikwang was cheated on by his ex-girlfriend.
– Gikwang enlisten on April 18, 2019. He returned from his mandatory military service on November 17, 2020, as a conscripted police officer.
GIKWANG’s Ideal Type: A girl who looks pretty and is fun to talk to; Someone who can make the first move, because he is very shy. He also once mentioned Jeon Hyosung (former SECRET member) to be his ideal type.

Related: HIGHLIGHT Members Profile

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