Kuanlin (Wanna One) Profile and Facts; Kuanlin’s Ideal Type
Lai Kuanlin (賴冠霖) is a Taiwanese rapper, singer and actor based in South Korea and China and former member of boy group Wanna One.
Stage Name: Kuanlin (관린)
Birth Name: Lai Guan Lin (賴冠霖)
Korean Name: Lai Kuanlin/ Lai Kuanlin (라이관린)
English Name: Edward Lai
Birthday: September 23, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood Type: O
– He was born in Taipei, Taiwan.
– Kuanlin has an older sister (ep.11).
– He lived in America (Los Angeles) for 5 years.
– Kuanlin comes from a wealthy family. His father is a chief technology officer of a well known technology company in Taiwan.
– He once placed 2nd in his school for his final exams.
– He can speak Taiwanese, Standardized Mandarin, Korean and English.
– His name means ‘rainy season’.
– He has a bunch of sasaeng fans.
– In 2017, he participated in the survival show “Produce 101 Season 2”.
– He ended PD101 on the 7th rank with a total of 905,875 votes and got to debut in Wanna One.
– Kuanlin is close to Pentagon‘s Wooseok.
– Kuanlin likes basketball and was the small forward in his team.
– Kuanlin said the hardest Korean word to pronounce is “jokbal”. He said he loves jokbal (pig’s trotters cooked with soy sauce and spices) but can’t pronounce it. XD
– He moved to Korea alone.
– He moved to Korea before he even graduated from middle school, to pursue his dream.
– He focused more on his Korean than his dancing. He took Korean classes for 3 days in a week (Weekly Idol)
– Wanna One members picked Kuanlin as member who cries the least in group. They never saw Kuanlin crying.
– Kuanlin was voted by netizens as the 2nd most beautiful/handsome in Produce 101.
– Kuanlin’s favorite food is hot pot.
– He dislikes tasteless foods.
– Seonho (CUBE trainer) revealed that Kuanlin prefers to call rather than text.
– Kuanlin learns Korean through K drama (aside from having a tutor that he meets 3 times per week).
– He spends a lot of time on Youtube.
– He is also known as the fashionista in WannaOne.
– Kuanlin has a cat in Taiwan called Mimi.
– He likes Spring and Autumn
– His favourite fashion item is shoes
– He is interested in modelling
– His legs are 116 cm (45.6 inches). (“Idol Room”)
– If he has an opportunity to cast or be in a movie/drama, he wants to play a bad guy role
– His favourite colour is pink
– His favourite basketball team is Golden State Warrior and his favourite basketball player is Stephen Curry
– He likes to eat Rib Hangover Soup since his trainee days.
– He wants to raise a Shiba dog
– He once got bullied/boycott when he was in school (from VLIVE)
– He said he have gained 4kg (muscular mass) after he began exercising (from VLIVE)
– Kuanlin appeared on “King of Masked” singer as a panelist with Minhyun in EP.155 – 156
– When Wanna One moved to the dorm, Kuanlin said he wants to be roommate with Jihoon and he said he doesn’t want Jaehwan as a roommate, because Jaehwan practices too much and Kuanlin wouldn’t rest well. (“Wanna One Go” ep. 1)
– They chose the rooms after playing ‘Rock-Paper-Scissors’.
– Kuanlin, Woojin, Jaehwan, Jihoon, and Minhyun used to share a room. (Wanna One’s reality show “Wanna One Go” ep. 1)
– Wanna One moved to 2 new apartments. Kuanlin had a room for himself. (Apartment 1)
– Kuanlin can’t watch horror movies (“Wanna One Go Zero Base” ep. 2)
– Kuanlin said he really likes Jihoon.
– He is close with EXO’s Sehun, he said Sehun never lets him pay when they eat together. (“Knowing Brothers”)
– On 170812 fansign, Kuanlin said he prefers noonas.
– Kuanlin and Yoo Seonho (former Produce 101 contestant) celebrated Christmas 2017 together.
– Kuanlin appeared Jeon Soyeon’s “Jelly” MV
– He said his role model is Pentagon’s Wooseok.
– He’s set to join Cube Entertainment’s new Korean boy group when they’re formed.
– In March 11, 2019 he debuted in the unit Wooseok x Kuanlin, along with Pentagon‘s Wooseok.
– On July 20, 2019, it was reported that Kuanlin has requested to leave his agency Cube Entertainment.
– On June 17, 2021 the Seoul Central District Court approved his request to cancel his contract with Cube Entertainment.
– Kuanlin’s ideal type: Someone cute, older than him, with long straight hair.
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