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Hongjoong (ATEEZ) Profile and Facts

Hongjoong (ATEEZ) Profile and Facts

Hongjoong is a member of the South Korean boy group ATEEZ under KQ Entertainment. He was a contestant in the survival show MIXNINE.

Stage Name: Hongjoong (홍중)
Birth Name: Kim Hong Joong (김홍중)
Birthday: November 7th, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight: –
Blood Type: B

Hongjoong Facts:
– He was born in Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He has an older brother.
– He was a contestant on MIXNINE.
– He’s considered the strict yet dorky dad of the group.
– He attended SIMS Academy.
– He has tiny hands.
– His name means “to be the center of the broad world”.
– His role models are Zico and G-Dragon (MIXNINE Profile).
– He has been working since he was in high school. He barely went to school much because he was always in the studio.
– He’s been studying English by watching a lot of shows on Netflix, like “Modern Family. (Vlive)
– He wanted to become an idol because he wanted to express energy and influence others and that that’s something that only the generation of today can give.
– He loves minions, He has minions slippers and was called ‘Korean Big Minion’ by the members.
– He was ranked 7th in the MIXNINE Just Dance showcase, and later he was ranked 42.
– He has composed around 40 songs for the group (Codename is ATEEZ Ep. 1).
– He would like to travel with the members, so they can take photos and have great memories.
– When Bae Yoonjung saw the group’s pre-debut performance video, she said “This guy (Hongjoong) caught my eyes”. and when Choi Youngjun saw the video, He talked about how good is Hongjoong’s facial expressions.
-He once record a song 1395 times.
– Hongjoong once said he would like to make a collaboration with Atiny and make an album with an Atiny’s name in it.
– He said that the group already had an international mindset even when they were still trainees. (Forbes Interview)
– He said he writes songs for the whole team, he never writes solo music. Him and Mingi participate a lot in writing their lyrics. (Forbes Interview)

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