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U-Kiss Members Profile: U-Kiss Ideal Type, U-Kiss Facts

U-KISS (유키스) is a Korean boy group, currently consisting of 3 members: Soohyun, Hoon and Kiseop. For the 15th anniversary project, members Alexander, Eli and A.J rejoined the group. U-Kiss debuted in South Korea on August 28, 2008, under NH Media. After their contracts with NH Media expired, Soohyun, Hoon and Kiseop signed with Tango Music (in January 2022) and announced that they will continue to promote together as U-Kiss.

U-Kiss Fandom Name: Kiss Me
U-Kiss Official Fan Color: Pearl Fuchsia

U-Kiss Official Accounts:
Instagram: @ukisskorea_official / @ukiss_official (New account)
Instagram (Japan): @ukiss_japanofficial
Twitter: @ukisskorea / @__UKISS_ (New account)
Twitter (Japan): @UKISS_Japan
Youtube: UKISS Official

U-Kiss Members Profile:

Stage Name: Soohyun (수현)
Birth Name: Shin Soo Hyun (신수현)
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: March 11, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 69 kg (152 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instruments: Piano
Instagram: @shinsoohyun89
Twitter: @shin_soohyun89

Soohyun facts:
– He was born in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He has a younger sister named Dahye and an elder sister named Eun Hye.
– His father died when Soohyun was in the second grade.
– His family had a very difficult financial situation.
– He has been a trainee for 6 years.
– He used to be a JYP and Good Entertainment trainee.
– He used to be a soccer player.
– He likes eating healthy foods and vegetables.
– His favorite color is red.
– He is Christian.
– He loves eating and he is selfish when it comes to food. 🙂
– Soohyun is afraid of snakes.
– He was ranked nr. 10 in the “Top 17 Male Idol Vocalist“.
– He’s the leader who keeps the peace in the dorm, when other members are fighting he always gather them for talk and reconciliation.
– Members said he often lent them money without expecting repayment.
– Kiseop, Soohyun, Kevin, and Eli had a guest role in the TV show “Kpop-The Ultimate Audition”
– Dongho, Kiseop, Soohyun and Hoon acted as “Wonder Boys” (cameo) on “Mr. Idol” (2011 movie).
– He is friends with 2AM‘s Jokwon and B2ST‘s DongWoon and GiKwang.
– In 2010, Soohyun and 2AM‘s Jo-kwon were in huge dating rumours scandal, after their private messages leaked.
– In March 2012 he released his Korean digital single ballad track “Snowman”.
– Soohyun appeared on “Masked Singer” (episode aired on July 2, 2017).
– Soohyun entered the military on December 28th, 2017 and was discharged on September 1, 2019.
– Soohyun’s contract expired at the end of April 2021, and he left NH Media.
– He signed with Tango Music in January 2022.
– He officially debuted as a soloist on August 1, 2022 with “The Soju Fairy“.
Soohyun’s ideal type is a romantic woman. He also mentioned actress Kim Sa Rang as being close to his ideal type.


Stage Name: Kiseop (기섭)
Birth Name: Lee Ki Seop (이기섭)
Position: Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: January 17, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instruments: Piano
Twitter: @KiSSeop91
Instagram: @ki_seop91

Kiseop facts:
– He is a former ulzzang.
– Lee Kiseop attended Yatab High School and was known as “Yatab Ulzzang”.
– Kiseop has an older sister.
– He joined the group officially in 2009 for their promotions for “Man Man Ha Ni”.
– He was rejected by many Entertainment agencies before being a member of U-KISS and tried to commit suicide but his mother helped him get out of that suicidal state and he was then accepted as a member of U-KISS.
– Pre-debut he appeared on U-KISS’s debut song “Not Young” MV.
– He used to practice Taekwondo.
– He suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
– He loves grapes.
– His favorite color is black.
– He is afraid of heights and insects.
– He doesn’t like alcohol.
– Kiseop would like to go on vacation to France.
– Kiseop, Soohyun, Kevin, and Eli had a guest role in the TV show “Kpop-The Ultimate Audition”
– Kiseop opened up his own clothing line with RDVZ(Rendevous) brand and became one of the directors of the company.
– Kiseop enlisted on March 21, 2019 as a public service worker and was discharged in Jan 2021.
– On May 16, 2019 it was announced that his contract expired and he left the agency and U-Kiss.
– Kiseop married with rookie actress and model Jung Yuna on August 24, 2019.
– He signed with Tango Music in January 2022.
Kiseop’s ideal type of girl is a cute girl with tiny figure, so he can always hug her. Also, girls who are intelligent. He doesn’t care what anyone says about her looks as long as he likes her. Even if he’s the only one who thinks she’s pretty.


Stage Name: Hoon (훈)
Birth Name: Yeo Hoon Min (여훈민)
Birthday: August 16, 1991
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Height: 181 cm (5’11″)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Twitter: @HooN91y / @YHM_1991
Instagram: @yhm1991

Hoon facts:
– He was born in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He has an elder brother named Hoonbi.
– His mother is a company president.
– Education: Pyeongnae High School, Dongguk University (majored theater and film).
– In junior high school, he was an athlete.
– He appeared on KBS2’s “High Five” when the show visited his high school, before he debuted.
– While trying to debut, Hoon was the victim of a few scams.
– Before his debut with U-KISS, in 2009, he had a solo debut under his full name, Yeo Hoon Min.
– He joined the group in 2011 after ex–member Alexander and Kibum‘s contracts were terminated. His first song with the band was “0330”.
– Dongho, Kiseop, Soohyun and Hoon acted as “Wonder Boys” (cameo) on “Mr. Idol” (2011 movie).
– He in the dramas “Athena: Goddess of War” (cameo, 2010), “Beautiful Man” (2013), “Sweet Home, Sweet Honey” (2015), “Unknown Woman” (2017)
– The most famous gossip about him is that he caused a car accident back in 2012.
– He practices Taekwondo.
– He can play the piano.
– On January 16, 2017 Hoon was the 3rd U-KISS members to debut solo in Japan with extended play “Yukisakura”.
– He was an athlete in junior high school.
– He trained for five months.
– While he was a trainee, he broke up with his girlfriend even though he liked her a lot.
– He appeared on KBS2’s “High Five” when the show had visited his high school before his debut.
– According to Soohyun, Hoon listens the best.
– Hoon enlisted on March 18, 2019 (to the Marine Corps) and he was discharged in Oct. 2020.
– He signed with Tango Music in January 2022.
– On May 6, 2022 Tango Music, U-Kiss’ current agency, announced that U-Kiss Hoon is getting married to Hwang Jiseon, a former member of Girls’ Day and S#afla.
Hoon’s ideal type is a short and curvy woman.

Members Participating in 15th anniversary project:

Stage Name: Alexander or Xander (알렉산더)
Real Name: Alexander Lee Eusebio (알렉산더 이 유세비오)
Position: Rapper, Vocalist
Birthday: July 29, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 182 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 63 kg (138 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: @xander0729
Twitter: @alexander_0729

Xander facts:
– He was born in Hong Kong.
– He is half Korean (from his mother side, Lee Chungmi), quarter Chinese and quarter Portuguese (from his father side, Anthony Eusebio).
– He has an older sister, named Victoria Eusebio.
– He can speak 7 languages Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.
– Education: De Anza College in California (Communications), Korea University (majored in Journalism and Mass Communications)
– He made his debut as a member of U-KISS in 2008.
– His last released song with U-Kiss is “Shut Up!!”
– On February 23, 2011 he left U-Kiss.
– Alexander acted on the TV series in the Philippines called ‘My Korea Jagiya’.
– He made his solo debut with released single “I Just” on December 13, 2011.
– In 2012, He starred his acting career with playing role in a Channel A Korean drama entitled “Immortal Masterpiece”.
– Alexander starred in the kdrama ‘Moorim School’ (2016).
– In 2018, he hosted tvN Asia’s “One Night Food Trip International” with 2PM‘s Nichkhun. He also hosted on tvN Asia’s ‘Wok The World’ with Chef Alvin Leung and Chef Eric Chong.
– He is brand ambassador and model for dENiZEN Singapore.
Xander’s ideal type: Girls with curly hair[original] and brown eyes[original].


Stage Name: Eli (엘리)
Korean Name: Kim Kyung Jae (김경재)
English Name: Ellison Kim
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Birthday: March 13, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: @eli_kim91

Eli facts:
– He was born in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Washington, D.C.
– Eli is 3rd Generation Korean-American.
– He has two sisters: older sister name Hannah and younger sister name Minnah.
– He can speak Korean, English, Mandarin.
– He attended Hanlim Art High School.
– He is a member of U-KISS’s sub-unit uBEAT with member AJ.
– When he was young he dreamed to become action movie star.
– At age of 15, he dropped out high school and went to Beijing, China, alone to fulfil his dream, but was scammed by his trusted senior.
– For about 3 months he mainly ate instant noodles and vegetable crackers worth 10won (0.009dollar).
– He also signed a 15-years-type-slave-contract (2 parts of the profit for him and 8 parts for the company)
– His parents had to go to China to save him.
– He practices Kung Fu and Taekwondo.
– His favorite color is purple.
– He likes the Dragon fruit.
– He is allergic to cats, but he has had a Russian Blue cat named Munchy.
– He had a dog called Youngi, but he had to give the dog away when he moved house.
– Kiseop, Soohyun, Kevin , and Eli had a guest role in the TV show “Kpop-The Ultimate Audition”
– To fans’ surprise on Dec. 4, 2015, he announced on Instagram that he has been married since June 5, 2014.
– Eli said he hid the fact that he got married even from his parents. (Hello Counselor 2017.05.15)
– Eli’s wife is racing car model, named Ji Yeon Soo. She is 11 years older than Eli.
– On June 7, 2016 Eli became the father of a boy, named Micheal Kim Minsoo.
– On May 16, 2019 it was announced that his contract expired and he left the agency and U-Kiss.
– In October 2019 it was announced that he signed with a new company, Wells Entertainment.
– In November 26, 2020 he announced his divorce.
Eli’s ideal type is a girl with a sweet personality, who works hard. Also, it has to be pretty.


Stage Name: AJ (에이제이)
Birth Name: Kim Jae Seop (김재섭)
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Birthday: June 4, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @rlatldbs_
Twitter: iamrlatldbs

AJ facts:
– He went to a foreign school, “Korea Kent Foreign School”, so he learned to speak English.
– AJ started in the music industry at age 14.
– His older sister thought he looked like he should be in a band and suggested to her friend, who was working for a company putting together his first group, PARAN.
– He is a former member of PARAN.
– He joined U-KISS when Alexander and Kibum departed, his first song with the band was “0330”.
– He composes songs and participated in the making of “0330” and “Obsession“.
– He is a member of U-KISS’s sub-unit uBEAT with member Eli.
– He said he is closest to Eli and often compared himself to him.
– He likes rice noodle.
– AJ was voted as the member with the highest IQ.
– AJ was admitted at Columbia University of United States in 2011.
– AJ has been officially registered as a songwriter in Japan.
– AJ wrote the title song “Believe” of U-KISS’s special album, “The Special to KISS Me”.
– On July 29, 2012 it was announced that he will be on a temporary hiatus and will no longer attend activities of U-KISS in order to focus on his studies.
– On August 29, 2016, AJ announced that his contract had expired with NH Media and officially left the group.
– He joined Rooftop Company and now is solo singer under the stage name Siyoon.
– Siyoon made his solo debut with the mini-album titled “Surreal, But Nice” on July 20th, 2017.
– Siyoon applied for “The Unit”, however he didn’t make through the audition.
AJ‘s ideal type are sexy and cute girls.

Former members:
Stage Name: Jun (준)
Real Name: Lee Jun Young (이준영)
Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: January 22, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 185 cm (6’1″)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Twitter: @1ee_Jun_Yxxng
Instagram: @real_2junyoung

Jun facts:
– Jun is from Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He is at least six years younger than the rest of the members.
– Jun has a younger sister, named Lee Seoyoung.
– He took the college entrance exam in 2015.
– In the dorm he and Hoon share a room.
– He joined the group in June 2014.
– His favourite season is fall. (The Unit ’20 Questions 20 Answers’ interview)
– He has his own picture as his phone wallpaper.
– His recent hobbies include bowling and playing video games.
– He is a stay-at-home type but doesn’t mind going out when there’s an occasion to do so.
– He enjoys listening to 406 Project, an all-female Korean indie group.
– His role models are G-Dragon and Chris Brown.
– He would like to travel to Spain.
– His go-to snack while watching a movie is nacho with cheese sauce.
– His drinking capacity is 2 bottles of soju.
– Jun is fluent in Korean, Japanese and English.
– Jun has a dog named Dodo.
– He acted in NAVER web series “Wonderful Meal in a Strange Country”.
– He acted in the Korean dramas “Avengers Social Club” (2017), “Goodbye to Goodbye” (2018).
– He is the male lead in sister group LABOUM‘s ‘Turn It On’ MV released December 5, 2018.
– Jun was in “King of Masked Singer” on May 6, 2018.
– Jun joined the Idol Rebooting program show named The Unit.
– He’s been chosen as the visual of The Unit by at least 11 male contestants.
– At least 7 The Unit contestants chose him as someone they would like to resemble.
– He finished The Unit on 1st rank, and debuted with UNB.
– He’s a participant in “Law of the Jungle”, starting with ep. 340.
– He acted in Korean movies: “Love and Leashes” (2022), “Brave Citizen” (2022).
– He acted in several Korean dramas: “Avengers Social Club” (2017), “Goodbye to Goodbye” (2018), “Class of Lies” (2019), “Wings, Fly Up” (2020), “Good Casting” (2020), “Backstreet Rookie” (Ep 2 – 2020), “Idol’s Doctor” (2020), “Please Don’t Date Him” (2020), “Imitation” (2021), “D.P.” (Ep 3 – 2021), “Let Me Be Your Knight” (2021).
– He released his first solo album, “Gallery”, on December 5, 2019.
– He was on MBC’s variety show “Unnie’s Salon” with Lee Jin Hyuk.
– In Jan. 2022, Jun co-established a new agency to pursue his activities as an actor.
Jun’s ideal type: “My ideal type is a girl who takes care of me well like Lee Yo Won, kind like Myung Se Bin, and humorous like Ra Mi Ran.” (his co-stars from “Avengers Social Club”)
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Stage Name: Kevin (케빈)
Korean Name: Woo Sung Hyun (우성현)
English Name: Kevin Woo
Birthday: November 25, 1991
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Face of the Group
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: @kevinwoo_official
Twitter: @Kevinwoo91
Youtube: Kevin Woo

Kevin facts:
– He was born in Danville, California, United States.
– He has an older sister, named Deanna Woo.
– He graduated Monte Vista High School.
– His religion is Christianity.
– He was a trainee for 4 years.
– He is a former member of XING.
– He can play guitar and piano.
– He loves eating, especially ddukbokki.
– While adapting to speaking Korean, not once he got into trouble with his elder members for speaking Banmal and not the formal language (which is considered impolite).
– Kevin acted in Naver web drama “About Love: Milky Love” (2015).
– Kiseop, Soohyun, Kevin , and Eli had a guest role in the TV show “Kpop-The Ultimate Audition”
– Dongho, Kiseop, Soohyun and Hoon acted as “Wonder Boys” (cameo) on “Mr. Idol” (2011 movie).
– He is one of the 4 members of U-KISS that speak English along with Eli, AJ, Kevin and former member Alexander.
– On March 2, 2017, Kevin announced his departure from U-Kiss after his contract had expired with NH Media.
– Kevin was an MC in ASC (After School Club) along with Eric Nam, DAY6‘s Jae, 15&‘s Jimin.
– On April 10th 2018 he announced he is leaving his MC position on ASC in order to follow his music career.
– Kevin signed with Japan Music Entertainment on July 22, 2018.
– In Oct 2018, he signed with Coridel Entertainment (Korea).
– In 2021 he signed with FC ENM.
– On Oct 08, 2018 Kevin released his 1st Japanese solo single called “Ride Along”.

Kevin’s ideal type: “My ideal type of woman is someone who is straightforward as well as being a good listener, especially of my story.” He also mentioned to like pure and innocent girls.


Stage Name: Dongho (동호)
Full Name: Shin Dong Ho (신동호)
Position: Rapper, Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Face of The Group, Maknae
Birthday: June 29, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Twitter: @Dongho94
Instagram: @shinkun_dongho

Dongho facts:
– He was born in Yeouido, South Korea.
– He has an elder brother named Donhjin.
– His father is a president of production company.
– He studied in Beijing, China at a young age.
– He can speak Korean and Mandarin.
– He attended middle school in Seoul Yonggang Middle School and graduated from Hanrim Entertainment Arts School.
– He joined U-KISS in 2008.
– His first acting role was a middle-school student in “Villain and Widow”.
– He loves meat.
– His favorite color is pink.
– He is allergic to crab.
– According to Soohyun he‘s cute when acting, but arrogant in real life.
– Dongho, Kiseop, Soohyun and Hoon acted as “Wonder Boys” (cameo) on “Mr. Idol” (2011 movie).
– On October 2013, it was announced that Dongho was to leave the group due to health and personal issues.
– After he quitted U-KISS, Shin Dongho has been being a DJ with name “DJ Rushin’ Justin”.
– On November 28, 2015, Dongho got married to his non-celebrity wife at Seoul’s Patio Nine.
– He has a son named Asher Shin, born in 2016.
– In September 2018 Dongho announced his divorce.
– He currently resides in Japan.
Dongho’s ideal type “A girl who doesn’t tell any lies.” Also, a girl who’s 168 cm (5’5”) and 45 kg. (99 lbs).

Kim Kibum

Stage Name: Kim Kibum (김기범)
Japanese Stage Name: Allen Kibum
Birth Name: Kim Kibum (김기범)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: December 29, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 179 cm (5’10” 1/2)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Twitter: @90KKB
Instagram: @allen_kibum

Kim Kibum facts:
– His brother is Kim Hyung Jun (SS501).
– He made his music debut in 2006 with the K-pop group XING.
– He left XING a year after debuting.
– In 2008 he made his debut with U-Kiss.
– On December 29, 2010, Kibum setup HnB Company together with his older brother Kim Hyung Jun.
– On February 23, 2011 it was revealed that Kibum and Alexander’s contracts with NH Media had been terminated.
– At first it was speculated that his contact was terminated due to his business, but later it was later revealed that NH Media believe he was “lacking”; therefore, NH Media desired member replacements.
– On March 15, 2013 he debuted as a solo artist in Korea. (With the stage name Allen Kibum)
– He left the entertainment industry and in 2015 he served his military duty.
– Kibum became the owner of a restaurant called MYSTIC MAJESTY, in 2017.
– He announced that he has become a father (as of January 18, 2019) and is a married man.
Kibum’s ideal type: a woman who can prepare and pack food for him, friendly, as serious as him and can control him when he’s angry. He mentioned Kim Tae Hee close to his ideal.

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