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WINNER Members Profile

WINNER Member Profiles: WINNER Ideal Type, WINNER Facts

WINNER (위너) currently consists of 4 members: Yoon (Seungyoon), Jinu (Jinwoo), Hoony (Seunghoon) and Mino. Taehyun left the group on 26 Nov 2016. WINNER debuted after the survival TV show WIN: Who Is Next. WINNER is under YG Entertainment. Their broadcast debut was on Inkigayo on August 17, 2014.

WINNER Fandom Name: INNERCIRCLE
WINNER Official Fan Color: Nebula Blue

WINNER Official Accounts:
Twitter: yginnercircle
Instagram: @winnercity
Facebook: OfficialYGWINNER
Youtube: Winner Channel
vLive channel: WINNER channel

WINNER Members Profile:
Yoon

Stage Name: Yoon (his former stage name was Seungyoon)
Birth Name: Kang Seung Yoon (강승윤)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Maknae
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Birthday: January 21, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Instagram: @w_n_r00
Instagram (for his photos): @y8n_l8ks_at
Twitter: @official_yoon_

Yoon Facts:
– He was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He is an only child.
– Education: Busan Music and Arts High School
– He learned to play the guitar in the eighth grade.
– When he was in his last year of junior high, he took lessons in both classic guitar and billiards.
– He finished in 4th place on the popular TV show Superstar K2 (2010).
– He made his solo debut in the year 2013, where his song “It Rains” reached the top spot on many charts
– His hobbies are composing music, writing lyrics, going to the pool, playing the guitar, drawing, photography
– He can’t eat peaches and apples.
– Yoon likes fried rice.
– Claims himself to be a look-alike of Lee Jun Ki or So Ji Sub.
– He can speak Japanese and English.
– Yoon has a poodle dog name Thor. (vlive)
– Yoon likes “Shooting Star” and “Very Berry Strawberry” ice cream flavors from Baskin-Robbins.
– Seungyoon acted in “High Kick! 3” (2011), “The Producers” (2015), “Prison Playbook” (2017).
– Yoon also acted in webdramas: “We Broke Up” (co-star with Dara) and “Love for a Thousand More”.
– Yoon & Hoony live in the same dorm because they have dogs.
– Yoon is good friends with GOT7‘s JB.
Yoon’s ideal type: “My type is very close to that of Seunghoon’s. I like someone who has her own lifestyle and personality. Also, someone who tries her best to do everything, even if she cannot finish the job perfectly. I find those personality very attractive. About the looks… Actually, I think the proportion is important, so I will not discuss about the appearances. Girl who has everything equally good is fine.

Jinu

Stage Name: Jinu (his former stage name was Jinwoo)
Birth Name: Kim Jin Woo (김진우)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Visual
Hometown: Imjado, South Korea
Birthday: September 26, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @xxjjjwww
Twitter: @official_jinu_

Jinu Facts:
– He was born in Imjado, South Korea.
– He has 2 sisters: an older sister, named Heera and a younger sister, named Jinhi.
– Education: Joy Dance Academy
– He trained for five years. (vlive)
– He was a backup dancer at the 2011 YG Family Concert alongside fellow group member Taehyun
– Is the member that usually takes the longest when it comes to memorizing lyrics to a new song
– His nickname is International Lost Kid. (Because he needs 3 hours to find Tokyo Tower from his hotel, when actually it only needs 10 minutes – WINNER TV)
– His hobby is swimming.
– He is a regular cast of the travel reality show “Wizard of Nowhere”.
– He is allergic to cat fur.
– Jinu has 2 Sphynx cats, Bay and Ray.
– According to Yoon, Jinu has a warm and tender personality.
– Jinu likes a lot to play video games.
– Jinu is the peacemaker of the group (Youth Over Flowers)
– Jinu & Mino live in the same dorm because they have cats.
Jinu’s ideal type:My ideal type is someone who has white skin and a cute face like puppy. I like someone who is not oversized but not too skinny either. I would not like her to wear high heels, because I will look shorter than her. It would be nice if her height is about 165cm.

Hoony

Stage Name: Hoony (his former stage name was Seunghoon)
Birth Name: Lee Seung Hoon (이승훈)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Birthday: January 11, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 182 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @maetamong
Twitter: @official_hoony_

Hoony Facts:
– He was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He has two older sisters.
– He moved to Seoul after graduating high school and auditioned for ‘Korea’s Got Talent’ as part of the dance group ‘Honest Boys’.
– He participated on the first season of Kpop Star (where he finished on fourth place).
– He choreographed a flash mob performance for G-Dragon.
– His hobby is writing lyrics.
– He can speak Japanese.
– Because his rooftop room was right by YG Entertainment’s building growing up, he states that “at night he would stare at [it] and dream of making it big there
– Hoony is known for his abilities to dance freestyle.
– He wants to learn tennis.
– Hoony likes to go to restaurants to review the menu, more like traveling for food, when he has no schedule.
– Hoony has an Italian Greyhound dog, named Haute.
– Honny also have a chihuahua dog named Lee Hee, but Lee Hee is currently in Busan, in his parents house.
– He is a coach on the dance battle program “Dancing High”.
– Hoony & Yoon live in the same dorm because they have dogs.
Hoony’s ideal type: “I love being fashionable, so it will be nice to have a fashionable girlfriend. Also, I like girls who dress simply and cutely. About the personality, I will be attracted to someone who has a firm personality and has her own opinion.

Mino

Stage Name: Mino
Birth Name: Song Min Ho (송민호)
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group
Hometown: Yongin, South Korea
Birthday: March 30, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @realllllmino
Twitter: @official_mino_

Mino Facts:
– He was born in Yongin, South Korea.
– Mino was always listed as being born on March 30, 1993. However, in December 2018, his mom explained that she filed his birth certificate wrong and Mino was actually born an year earlier.
– He has a younger sisters, Danah from the girl group, New F.O.
– Education: Hanlim Arts High School
– His nickname is Song Mojiri but his original nickname is SWAG (“Secret Training Variety Show”)
– He really likes tteokboki; he can’t lose weight if he had tteokboki when he’s on a diet. (“Secret Training Variety Show”)
– Tteokboki is his know-how to relieve stress. (“Secret Training Variety Show”)
– Mino is afraid of bugs. (“New Journey to the West 4” Ep 5 )
– His all-time favorite movie is “Fight Club”. ( New Journey to the West 4 Ep 5 )
– People used to be uncomfortable with him but he’s very bright and cheerful, he laugh out easily and he’s a very sweet guy. (“Secret Training Variety Show”)
– He started out as an underground rapper by the name “Hugeboy Mino” and worked with people like Block B’s Zico and P.O and M.I.B’s SIMS
– Mino was supposed to debut in Block B with Zico, Kyung and Hanhae, but he left.
– His hobbies are composing music, writing lyrics, drawing, playing basketball, photography.
– In 2018 Mino had his first art exhibition Gentle Monster X Mino: Burning Planet.
– Was originally supposed to be the leader of WINNER, but due to an ankle injury the position was switched to Seungyoon.
– He appeared in the television series ‘The Strongest K-POP Survival’ and ‘Show Me the Money 4’, where he finished as series runner-up.
– Alongside iKon’s Bobby, he is part of the hip hop duo MOBB (formed in 2016).
– He used to be a member of B.o.M, who debuted in 2011, but that group wasn’t popular and disbanded.
– He’s a cast member of the travel reality show “New Journey To The West” 3 & 4.
– Mino has Munchkin cat, named Johnny.
– Mino is friends with Jackson of GOT7.
– Mino and Block B’s P.O are friends from childhood who also made music together. (Secret Variety Training)
– Mino played tennis for two years (New Journey to the West 3)
– Mino & Jinu live in the same dorm because they have cats.
Mino’s ideal type:It’s funny that I like girls who has sense of humor as same as mine. I’m gonna say that I’m really dumb, so if my girl can be dumb with me together, it must be nice. And if two of us can be dumb limitlessly, I can think about forming a comic duo or some group like that (laugh).

Former Member:
Taehyun

Taehyun
Stage Name: Taehyun
Birth Name: Nam Tae Hyun (남태현)
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Hometown: Hanam, South Korea
Birthday: May 10, 1994
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Height: 179 cm (5’10”)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @souththth

Taehyun facts:
– He was born in Hanam, South Korea.
– He has a younger brother, Nam Dong-hyun.
– He was recruited to YG Entertainment in 2011 through a private audition.
– His hobbies are composing music and writing lyrics.
– He can speak Japanese.
– Has a tattoo on his left arm that says “Jean Michel Basquiat”, and one on his left wrist that says “Stay Gold”
– He left the band on 26 Nov 2016. Nam Tae Hyun’s leave from the group and agency comes after YGE announced his hiatus, which he was taking due to reported mental health issues.
– After leaving YG Ent., he established his own agency South Buyers Club.
– On May 26th, 2017, he re-debuted with his newly formed band, South Club.
Taehyun’s ideal type: I like someone who has a strong heart and body! I guess I look cool and give an impression to people that I’m a bad boy (laugh). But in fact, I talk a lot. So I like someone who I can talk to easily. I will not control my girlfriend when I’m in love. I think I’m the type of guy who won’t let girls feel difficult to approach.

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