Kim Kijoong Facts and Profile
*His name can be spelled either Kijoong, Kijung, Gijoong, or Gijung.
Stage Name: Kijung (기중)
Birth Name: Kim Ki Joong (김기중)
Chinese Name: Jin Ji Zhong (金基重)
Birthday: January 24, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Height: 184 cm (6’1″)
Weight: 74 kg (163 lbs)
Blood Type: O
MBTI: ENFP (previously ESTP)
– Kijung debuted in IM66 (also known as IM) in 2017 and in UNB in 2018; he was the maknae in both groups.
– He is a vocalist, really good at dancing, and can play a bit of guitar and keyboard.
– His past agencies are Yama&Hotchicks and MBK Entertainment. He is currently without a company.
– He was an MBK trainee and in their predebut group MBK BOYS, but that group never debuted. (He was speculated to be in BAE173, but wasn’t in that lineup either.)
– He is an only child.
– He has a mole under his right eye.
– He is very proud of his “hairless legs”.
– He is friends with Eric from The Boyz.
– He went to school with Eric from The Boyz, Rina from Weki Meki, Ahra from Favorite, and Produce X 101 contestant Yoon Mingook.
– He majored in practical music at Seoul High School of Performing Arts.
– He graduated high school in 2020 and got accepted into multiple prestigious universities. He decided to attend DIMA (Dong-ah Institude of Media and Arts). His classmates include Sunyoul of UP10TION and Choi Suhwan.
IM Self-Written Profile:
Hometown: Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Measurements: Top – 105, Pants – 30, Shoe – 275
Charming Point: cheeks
Complex: “it’s a secret”
Habit: biting lips
Look-a-like: Jeong Sewoon
Nickname: A nickname he wants his fans to call him is 기중아 (Kijoong-ah)
Hobbies/Skills: watching movies, playing games, eating lots of food
Favorite Colors: red, black, white
Favorite Season: summer
First Thing I Do In The Morning: eating
Sleeping Habit: “touching my tummy”
Happy Moment: “when I hear the bell after ordering chicken”
Tough Moment I Want To Forget: “I don’t have a time I want to forget, but I’m sad because my voice is changing [due to puberty]”
Motivation Words: “when people who like me support me”
Jinx: none yet
Likes: games, meat, movies, chocolate, and sweet stuff
Dislikes: bugs, waking up in the morning
Word That Describes Me: baby
Motto: “become the dream and hopes to people who support me”
Advantages: “I work hard at what I like”
Disadvantages: “homebody and sleeps a lot”
Reason For Becoming A Singer: “I like it when I see people who enjoy my singing”
Audition Song: Sometimes by Crush
Role In The Group: vocalist, maknae
Members Mukbang Ranking: Kijoong -> Giseok -> Hangyul -> Taeeun -> Sangwoo -> Junhyuk -> Seongchae -> Jiho
Members Mental Age: Kijoong -> Giseok -> Hangyul -> Taeeun -> Sangwoo -> Jiho -> Junhyuk -> Seongchae
Member Who Listens The Best: none
Most Chill Member: Seongchae
Member Who You’d Like To Switch With: Hangyul (because of his abs)
Kind Of Singer I Want To Be: a singer you’ll fall for immediately
Me In 5 Words: a baby who eats well
– He was a contestant on The Unit and ranked 8th with 77,337 votes, making it into the debut group.
– The audience gave him a Super Boot.
– He was center for The Unit’s song My Turn.
The Unit Q&A (link to translated one)
MBK BOYS Self-Introduction Interview:
Hobbies: bowling, watching movies, playing games
Attractive Point: the dot (mole) underneath his eye, big hands, lips
Item To Pack When Going Out: cell phone
Favorite Season: all except autumn
First Thing You Do When You Open Your Eyes: go back to sleep
Sleeping Habits: putting my foot on the next person’s belly
Likes: chicken, movies, games
Dislikes: fishy things, bugs
Strengths: being tall
Favorite Song: 사랑에 연습이 있었다면 (If There Were Practice in Love) by Lim Jaehyun
Favorite Movie: My Tomorrow, Your Yesterday
Role Model: Jimin of BTS.
Express Yourself In Five Words: I am a professional idol
– He was Contestant #6 on the MBC survival show Extreme Debut: Wild Idol.
– In episode 4, he was in Team C for the cover dance challenge and performed My House by 2PM.
– In episode 11, he was center position for Answer Team. His team won and got to perform Answer on Music Core.
– In episode 12, he was in the vocal team and covered Sherlock by SHINee.
– Kijoong held up at 2nd and 3rd place in the fan voting throughout the show, but he was sadly eliminated in the final on December 16, 2021.
– His favorite color is white.
– A nickname he wants his fans to call him is 기중아 (Kijoong-ah).
– He thinks the animal he resembles is a puppy that got stung by bees.
– He thinks his charm is his fair skin.
– His bucket list is to make his debut on Wild Idol and to sing well.
– His goal is to sing well again.
– The nickname he would give his fans is 동반자 (companion).
– The music genre he wants to try or is interested in is rap.
– His favorite seasons are summer and winter because he has a lot of good memories associated with them.
– His favorite snack is ice cream.
– He wants to learn to play the piano.
– When he’s stressed he meets up with his friends.
– His favorite movie is About Time because it made him realize the importance of time.
– He likes to watch melodramas.
– The song he listens to when he’s having a hard time is Run With Me by sunwoojunga.
– His role model is actor Kim Yoon-seok because when he saw him for the first time it made him want to learn acting.
– If he had one wish he would wish for the best vocal cords and singing skills.
– His unique eating habit is mixing rice with ssamjang.
– The last food he wants to eat before he dies is sushi.
– The contestant he is jealous of is Jooan because he’s perfect and good at singing and dancing. He is also jealous of Sunghyuk because of his body.
– He prefers being a younger member than being an older member because then he can be playful and cute, but he said he’ll just be cute as an older member too.
Wild Idol Official Profile:
Specialty: facial expressions
Keyword: “천하무적 김기중 (invincible Kim Kijoong)”
Audition Performance Video: Take You Down by Chris Brown
profile made by nfflying (katmintgi)
(Special thanks to: claravirginia)
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