Hongjoong Profile and Facts
Stage Name: Hongjoong (홍중)
Birth Name: Kim Hong Joong (김홍중)
Birthday: November 7th, 1998
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Blood Type: B
MBTI Type: INFP
-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 (MIXINE 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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