U-Kwon Profile: U-Kwon Facts and Ideal Type
U-Kwon (유권) is a South Korean singer and member of Block B. He debuted as a singer with Block B‘s Do U Wanna B? on April 13, 2011, and as a solo artist on December 03, 2019, with a single album Rise Up.
Stage Name: U-Kwon (유권)
Birth Name: Kim Yoo Kwon (김유권)
Chinese Name: Jin You Quan (金有權)
Birthday: April 9, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Shoe Size: 260 mm
Blood Type: A
Youtube: U-Kwon Official
Agency Profile: @U-KWON
— Born in Suwon, South Korea.
— He has an older brother Kim Yu-Sin (김유신) born on August 9, 1986.
— He cleans up after other members, that’s why he’s called the mom of the group.
— He is the lead dancer and vocalist in Block B since their debut on April 13, 2011, with Do U Wanna B?
— He went to Kwanyang Middle School, Anyang Technical High School (Electro-Mechanical Department), Global Cyber University (Department of Theater and Film), and Digital Seoul Culture Arts University.
— His religion is Protestantism.
— He can beatbox.
— His favorite food is meat.
— He speaks fluent Japanese.
— He would like to be known as an actor as well.
— He is a part of two Block B Sub-Units: Bastarz, and T2U.
— His hobbies are listening to music, reading, clothes shopping, collecting Bearbricks, and watching movies/animations.
— In a wallet, he keeps his mother’s picture.
— He enjoys reading mangas like “One Piece“.
— He used to be a goalkeeper. (10ASIA Interview)
— Korean artist he likes is Big Bang.
— He wishes that he was taller.
— His favorite Japanese dish is Ichiran Ramen where he adds Char siu and edible seaweed.
— His favorite Korean dishes are soups Kimchi-jjigae, Doenjang-jjigae, and Haemultang.
— He attended a dance school since the third grade in middle school. His dance teacher was called JD BUSTER and as his best student, U-Kwon earned the nickname of BUSTER Jr.
— He starred in the musicals ‘In The Heights’, ‘RUN TO YOU～Street Life～’.
— His habit is drinking water frequently even when he’s not thirsty.
— On his day off he would sleep a lot, lay down, and watch movies.
— Japanese artists he likes are L’Arc-en-Ciel, Shota Shimizu, and B’z.
— He was in the original line up for Block B with Zico, Mino, Hanhae, and Kyung.
— His birth name means to have power/authority.
— His number one treasure is his dogs.
— He is friends with MASC‘s Woosoo.
— He loves Japanese anime and dramas. (x)
— His father passed away while he was in high school.
— His nickname is Kwonraemong because he looks like Doraemon so it’s a mix of their names. (x)
— His alcohol drinking capacity is 2 bottles of soju. And his habit when drinking alcohol is repeating his own words.
— His strengths are having a lot of energy and knowing how to have fun.
— He owns four dogs in total: one Shih Tzu named Byul and three French Bulldogs named Pang, Kun, and Bbo(Po). They have an Instagram account and a YouTube Channel. On December 23, 2018 one of his dogs named Ddoong, unfortunately, passed away.
— He makes healthy homemade food for his dogs.
— He is dating a model Jeon Sun Hye who is four years older than him. Her Instagram account is @sunhye_j. He informed his fans about their relationship on December 02, 2012 on the BBC fan club saying that she is someone he can rely on.
— He is extremely innocent, according to other members.
— He says that his most charming feature is everything.
— His special talent is dancing and making animal sounds like birds, cats, dogs, monkeys, chicks, cock. (Problematic Men)
— Members call him Kwon-ah, U-Kwon, Kwonnie.
— While shooting Block B‘s ‘Be the Light’ MV, he volunteered to do the scene where he needed to act like he was getting hit and avoid it well. But since he was too focused on acting he got hit for real a couple of times.
— He sang the OST “Baby Baby” with Rothy for the drama ‘Jugglers’ in 2017.
— In his opinion, he won’t be outdone by another member in being on time.
— The first thing he does in the morning is to drink water.
— He thinks he’s the real man when he comes out of the washroom after showering.
— When a fan is sad he wants to say “Fighting!”.
— It makes him happy when fans say that they’re cheering for him.
— When he visits Tokyo he always goes to Harajuku, Akihabara, and Shibuya.
— His favorite place in Tokyo is Project 1/6 in Shibuya.
— The best choice he made in his life is joining Block B.
— His life motto is “Love Makes Me Strong”.
— He would never date someone impolite.
— For him, Block B is the team that brought out a new him.
— A musician he would like to work with is Big Bang‘s Taeyang.
— If he had to pick an animal to represent him, it would be a hedgehog because they look alike.
— The happiest moment of the day is when he comes home after work and gets greeted by dogs.
— He admitted that he has always been shy to strangers and wanted to make a joke. But sometimes went overboard trying to be funny. (Herald Interview)
— Originally, he preferred pop more than hip hop. After joining Block B he started listening to hip-hop and Kyung introduced him to rappers and music in that area that he should listen to.
— If he had been born a woman he would be a spiteful woman.
— Something he doesn’t want to inherit to his children is height.
— He would give his cooking skills 70 points.
— He has a strong sense of assistance, offering help to others.
— When it comes to cooking, he’s most confident in making omelets.
— He considers himself a jealous type in a relationship because he ends up wondering about what his significant other is doing. (x)
— He participated in several variety shows like ‘Lipstick Prince: Season 1’, ‘Dogs are Incredible: Ep. 17’, ‘I Can See Your Voice: Season 5’, ‘The Return of Superman: Ep.272’, and ‘Hit The Stage’.
— When Block B is going overseas, he always shares a room with P.O.
— Since elementary school, as his profession, he wanted to make music.
— He says that he is average in terms of studying and the best during physical education. He had difficulties with memorizing and math.
— He likes playing in musicals more than dramas because you can see the reactions of the audience directly.
— After meeting choreographer Rie Hata on ‘Hit The Stage’ he developed the desire of wanting to be even better at dancing.
— He likes dancing for fun and playing around while getting immersed in the music that’s why he dislikes practicing.
— He thought about getting plastic surgery to make his face smaller because he feels embarrassed seeing all entertainers having small faces.
— When it comes to his features, he’s most comfortable about his nose that he got after his father.
— He’s not the type that works hard in exercising because he also likes to eat.
— He likes bodies that have a bit of muscle despite being slim like actors Cha Seungwon, Kim Woobin, Gong Yoo.
— He got into Japanese culture in middle school. Anime ‘One Piece’ made him want to understand the language so he asked a noona from church to teach him hiragana and basic words. In high school, he chose Japanese as a second foreign language.
— He is learning to read Kanji. In order to remember it, he’s reading a novel. (As of 2017)
— According to him, in private he’s the type who can’t speak well to people he meets for the first time because he doesn’t know what they like but when he finds something in common, he starts talking without a problem.
— He participated twice in a musical variety show King of Mask Singer as Edison [Ep. 207-208 and 255-256].
— In 2014 he deleted his Instagram account @k_ukwon because of harassment from fans after his girlfriend Jeon Sun Hye caught a bouquet at friend’s wedding putting them under pressure regarding their future plans as a couple.
— In 2016 his Instagram account got hacked posting fake information saying “Jeon Sunhye and I have decided to go our separate ways. Thank you to all those who supported us, we’ll continue to support each other in our own ways.“, and U-Kwon responded “The post prior was fake. If you do this again, next time I’ll take appropriate measures against it.“. In 2019 his Instagram account @uk_530 got hacked again making him create a new one that he is currently using.
— He got enlisted in the military on May 18, 2020, and is set to discharge on November 21, 2021.
U-Kwon’s Ideal Type: “As for me, I like women who look good with short cuts. I’m attracted to women with short hair, and who can think of herself as cool rather than pretty. I like a girl’s height to be about 168 cm, and someone who is good looking”
U-Kwon in Movies:
Thrilling Daily Life (スリリングな日常) | 2016 – Im [Q-Chan]
U-Kwon in Dramas:
Radio Romance (라디오 로맨스) | KBS2, 2018 – Mi Nu
Jumping Girl (점핑걸) | Daum Kakao TV, 2015 – Han Ga Eul
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