Pentagon (펜타곤) is a K-pop boy group under the CUBE Entertainment.
Pentagon used to have 10 members: Hui, Jinho, Hongseok, Shinwon,Yanan, Yeo One, Yuto, Kino, Wooseok, and E-Dawn. However, E-Dawn has left the group because CUBE Entertainment kicked him out for dating the K-Pop queen HyunA.
So now, it’s just 9 members: Hui, Jinho, Hongseok, Shinwon,Yanan, Yeo One, Yuto, Kino, and Wooseok.
Pentagon members were selected and auditioned through the Korean survival reality TV show called ‘Pentagon Maker’ from Mnet. Members were selected through audience’s votes, and the final selected 10 members got the opportunity to sign the contract with CUBE Entertainment and debut as Pentagon.
Pentagon Fandom Name: Universe
Pentagon Official Fan Color: UniNavy
Pentagon Members Profile:
Given Stage Name: Hui (후이)
Real Name: Lee Hwi-Taek (이회택)
Date of Birth: 1993, August 28th
Place of Birth: Gwacheon(과천), South Korea
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Education: Modern K Academy
Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 57 kg (125 lbs)
Family Member: Parents
Blood Type: A
FACTS ABOUT HUI
- Hui has a history of winning the first place in JYP’s ‘Best Male Vocal’ Audition back in 2010.
- Even before debuting, Hui appeared in many artists’ Music Videos. For example, Hui appeared in G.NA’s ‘Secret’ Music Video, and Rain’s ‘Rainism’ Music Video.
- Hui was selected to be a final Pentagon member through the survival reality TV show called ‘Pentagon Maker’.
- Hui’s real name is ‘Lee Hwi-Taek’, but since the pronunciation is difficult, he changed his stage name to ‘Hui’ when debuting. Hui said he doesn’t like how his real Korean name is hard to pronounce, especially for foreigners. Hui said that when he was in China, all his friends called him ‘Hui’, and that’s how ‘Hui’ got stuck with him.
- Hui said he wanted to attend University (Most K-Pop Idols skip going to University because degree doesn’t add any values to their careers) but he was unfortunately rejected from Hanyang University (한양 대학교). L
- Hui said his mother is an English teacher, and that’s why he learned English from a very young age. Thanks to Hui’s mom, Hui can now speak English, Chinese and Korean!
- Other Pentagon members claimed that Hui is an amazing piano player.
- Hui used to train at JYP Entertainment before joining CUBE Entertainment.
- Hui said he is good at tumbling. But then he also said he only tried tumbling once. Haha.
- Hui said his tongue is only susceptive to Korean food, and he can’t really take the foreign food well. When Hui goes abroad, he said he tends to get sick when he only eats foreign food, so he always packs Korean food for his tours and concerts.
- Hui said in one of the interview that Yeo One is the most attractive member among Pentagon. Hui even said that if he was a girl, he would definitely date Yeo One.
- Hui is the only member who got the luxury of enjoying a single room all to himself in Pentagon dorm. Lucky Hui!
- Hui was in the sub-unit with Hyun-A and E’Dawn as ‘Triple H’. ‘Triple H’ was doing well, but Hyun-A and E’Dawn admitted to the media that they had been dating for 2 years secretly, and CUBE Entertainment has kicked out Hyun-A and E’Dawn for speaking to press without company’s permission (and also for dating) and ‘Triple H’ got disassembled L Hui had to cancel all the fan-meeting and showcases.
- Hui is an approved song-writer. In fact, Hui composed a song called ‘Never’ which was sang by ‘Produce 101’ girls.
- Hui also composed a song called ‘Energetic’ which was a debut song of Wanna One. Hui co-wrote the lyrics for the song with Wooseok, and the song received lots of awards at the end of the year! J
- Hui also composed the song called ‘Like Paradise’ for the singer named Kriesha Chu.
- Hui said he is glad that he discovered his talent in writing song, and Hui said he wishes to keep on composing songs for Pentagon and other K-pop idol groups. In fact, Hui wrote lyrics for several Pentagon songs including ‘Like This’, and ‘Thank you’.
- Hui was in the scandal with Soojin from (G)I-dle which is also under CUBE Entertainment label. CUBE Entertainment has admitted to the public that they have been dating, but has now broken up due to busy schedule. But keep in mind that it is a taboo for Korean idols to be involved in dating scandal, and all the entertainment companies want to deny it or hide it and lie to the public that ‘they had broken up’. 😛
- Hui said his ideal type of girl is someone who is very hard working, and who has enthusiasm for life, and who always try her very best at everything she does.
Given Stage Name: Jinho (진호)
Real Name: Jin Ho, Jo (조진호)
Position in Pentagon: Main Vocalist
Birthday: April 17, 1992
Place of Birth : Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 52 kg (114 lbs)
Language Ability: Korean, English, Chinese
Blood Type: A
FACTS ABOUT JINHO
- Jinho used to be a trainee at SM Entertainment for six years before transferring to CUBE Entertainment. Jinho said that SM Entertainment was a good company, however the company’s vision and value was not in the same direction as Jinho, and that’s why Jinho did not sign the continuous contract with SM Entertainment. Jinho said he auditioned for CUBE Entertainment right after he had parted ways with SM Entertainment.
- Jinho said he is very proud of Pentagon members because all members have the ability to write lyrics, compose songs, and contribute in choreography making. Jinho said each and every member of Pentagon members are qualified to be called as a producer, and Jinho said he wishes that one day Pentagon members will produce their own music based on their own colors and own personalities.
- Jinho said that ever since he was young, everyone around him told him that he was a great singer and this motivated him to develop his dream of becoming a singer.
- Jinho is a talented Piano player.
- Jinho said his favourite singer is Jonghyun from SHINee (Under SM Entertainment)
- According to Johnhyun from SHINee (Under SM Entertainment), Jinho was popular in high school because he looked like a model.
- Jinho did not have good attendance for his high school years because Jinho’s busy schedule under SM Entertainment prevented him from attending school L
- Jinho said if he would use one food to describe his voice, he would say his voice is like ‘rice’ because it’s what everybody needs (All the Koreans eat rice every single meal) haha.
- Jinho and K from EXO (SM Entertainment) is known to be best friends.
- Jinho is fluent in Korean, and Jinho can also speak English and Chinese.
- Jinho is also a talented Guitar player as well
- Jinho used to be a trainee for SM Entertainment, and also debuted as ‘SM the Ballad’ boy group under SM Entertainment label.
- Jinho beat EXO’s Xiumin at SM Singing Contest held in 2008, and Jinho won the first place! J Jinho was only 16 years old by then. Jinho actually has the most training experience as he trained for 8 years in SM Entertainment prior to becoming Pentagon under CUBE Entertainment.
- However, Jinho left SM Entertainment because of personal reasons, and he auditioned for CUBE Entertainment right after and was put in ‘Pentagon Maker’ survival tv reality show. After 8 weeks of training and after the final votes by the audience, Jinho was announced as Pentagon member! J
- All the other Pentagon members call Jinho as the ‘cute and tiny brother’.
- Jinho said he is talented at mimicking the brass sounds.
- Jinho said his favourite type of clothes to wear is his pink sweaters.
- Jinho is the member who is responsible for hitting all the high notes on Pentagon songs.
- Other Pentagon members claimed that Jinho is a talented rapper as well, but Jinho prefers to stay as a vocalist and he is shy to rap in front of other people for some reason.
- Jinho was casted as a singer in Korean Musical called “All Shook Up”. And Jinho is planning on singing for another Musical named “Iron Mask” along with Changsub from BTOB and Dongwoo from Infinite.
- Jinho was also casted at the K-Drama called 청춘시대 (Age of Youth 2) as a member of the group called ‘Asgard’.
- Jinho also has a luxury of enjoying a single room all to himself at Pentagon dorm.
- Jinho said his ideal type of girl is someone who is very girly, and who has nice nails. Go get your nails done ladies!
Given Stage Name: Hongseok (홍석)
Real Name: Hong Seok, Yang (양홍석)
Position in Pentagon: Lead Vocalist
Date of Birth: April 17, 1994
Birth Place: Seoul, Korea
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dog
Education: Hwa Chong International School in Singapore, Tianjin Nankai High School in China, University of International Business and Economics in Beijing
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Family Member: Parents, Older Brother (Junseok, Yang)
Blood Type: A
Nicknames: Honggie(홍끼), Yang Jr, Hongseokki(홍서기)
Language Ability: Korean, English, Chinese
FACTS ABOUT HONGSEOK
- Hongseok used to be a trainee at YG Entertainment before he auditioned for CUBE Entertainment.
- Hongseok joined YG Entertainment after auditioning for YG Hong Kong global audition. YG Entertainment is currently one of the most promising entertainment in South Korea, so that proves how good Hongseok is! J However, Hongseok left YG Entertainment in 2014, and started his career in CUBE Entertainment since 2015.
- Hongseok said he also tried out for JYP audition but he did not make it unfortunately.
- Hongseok also did modelling for a brand called ‘CLRIEN’.
- Hongseok said his favourite type of food is Asian food, especiall Korean food.
- Hongseok said he likes drinking healthy drink such as detox juices.
- Hongseok said his favourite color is black.
- Hongseok said he likes watching dramas, and he likes any dramas in action, mystery and romance genre.
- Hongseok said his favourite type of music is K-Pop. Duh! Haha.
- Other Pentagon members claimd that Hongseok has a very happy jolly molly personality that bright up the atmosphere of the room.
- Hongseok said he hates annoying people and therefore he also hates annoying people because he finds it rude. Hongseok also said he hates it when people underestimate him, or take him for granted. But who likes annoying people anyways?
- Hongseok moved around a lot as he grew up. Hongseok was born in Seoul, South Korea. Then he moved to Singapore when he was 7 years old, and moved to San Diego again when he was 8 years old, and then he moved to China when he was 16 years old. In total, Hongseok lived outside of Korea for about 11 years. This explains why Hongseok is fluent in Chinese, Korean and English, and this also explains why he attended multiple high schools!
- Hongseok said one of his hobbies are learning foreign languages that he hasn’t learned yet.
- Hongseok went to University of International Business and Economics in Beijing but unfortunately he had to drop out of university because he chose to pursue his career as K-Pop idol in Korea.
- Hongseok said his happy moments are when he is practicing. Hongseok said he often finds himself in gloomy mood when he is able to practice for a long time.
- Hongseok said he falls asleep every easily whenever he’s bored. Whenever we see him sleepy in interviews or showcase, we know he’s bored!
- Hongseok said he eats comfort food a lot whenever he’s stressed and needs to relax.
- Hongseok was even in the survival TV show called “MIX and MATCH” which debuted the group named ‘iKON’ under YG Entertainment. Unfortunately or fortunately, Hongseok didn’t make it till the finale.
- Hongseok said he is a hardcore fan for Iron Man.
- Hongseok says he loves going to the gym to work out. This explains why Hongseok never gets fat even when he consumes a lot of comfort food.
- Hongseok said he is very proud of his six-packed abs. 😉
- According to other Pentagon members, Hongseok is the best cook of the group. Jin Ho calls Hongseok ‘Mommy’ because his cooking is awesome and he feeds other members with his delicious dishes.
- Hongseok was casted as an actor in the Korean movie named “The Love That’s Left”. The movie was released in 2017. Go look it up!
- Hongseok was also casted as a member of the Korean TV show called “Real Men 300(진짜 사나이 300)”.
- Hongseok used to share his Pentagon dorm room with E’Dawn but E’Dawn got kicked out for dating Hyun-A and now he uses the room alone L
- Hongseok said his ideal type is someone who has similar tastes as him, and someone who likes eating and someone who likes the same type of food as him.
Given Stage Name: Shinwon (신원)
Real Name: Shin Won, Ko (고신원)
Family Member: Parents, Older Sister (Ko Ye Jin)
Position in Pentagon: Vocalist
Date of Birth : December 11, 1995
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
Blood Type: A
FACTS ABOUT SHINWON
- Shinwon said his role model is BTOB sunbaenims. Shinwon said that when he was just a CUBE trainee, BTOB motivated Shinwon and brought him to BTOB practices and dance rehearsals, and Shinwon said what he saw and learned from BTOB stays at his heart and that’s the motivation that keeps Shinwon to move forward, still to this date. Shinwon says special thanks to Eun-Kwang from BTOB especially.
- Fun fact, Shinwon is known to be Mcdonald’s No.1 fan. Shinwon said he loves hamburgers and fries, and he can eat McDonalds every single day until he dies. That’s how much he loves McDonald!
- Shinwon was casted as a model for LEFAS when he was walking on the street one day.
- Shinwon said he thinks he’s the most handsome person among Pentagon members.
- Shinwon is known to strip a lot for fan. And Shinwon also specializes in sexy dance moves and he entertains his fans a lot with his sexiness at fan-meetings and concerts. 😉
- According to other Pentagon members, Shinwon is always very confident about himself and very proud as well. However, when other Pentagon members compliment him, he becomes shy. Haha. Such contradiction!
- Shinwon said he thinks he is soft with a fragile heart, but he also gets moved easily and he gets touched by small acts of kindness.
- Other Pentagon members said that Shinwon is a very strong, funny, and wonderful person with great personality.
- Among Pentagon members, Shinwon is probably the person with loudest laughter
- Shinwon has a funny laughing habit. Whenever Shinwon laughs, he laughs really loud, and then all of a sudden, he makes a very serious face. Weird but funny right? Haha.
- Shinwon specializes in Aegyo as well. Aegyo is doing cute things.
- Other pentagon members said that Shinwon tends to have a temper.
- Other Pentagon members said that they are jealous of Shinwon’s broad shoulders because it makes him look very manly.
- Surprisingly, apparently Shinwon said he is afraid of animals. All type of animals L
- Shinwon said he is very interested in fashion and he wants to become someone like G.Dragon(Big Bang from YG Entertainment) who is a fasion sensation.
- Along with other Pentagon members, Shinwon was also casted as an actor in Korean drama called ‘청춘시대 2(Age of Youth 2)’ as the ‘Asgard(아스가르드)’ member.
- Shinwon is known to be a huge fan of Jimin from BTS. Shinwon said he would love to take pictures with Jimin and meet Jimin.
- Shinwon shares a room with Kino at Pentagon dorm.
- Shinwon said his ideal type of girl is someone who has a lot of aegyo(cuteness) and someone who has a round face and a beautiful smile.
Given Stage Name: Yeo One (여원)
Real Name: Chang Gu, Yeo (여창구)
Position: Lead Vocalist
Date of Birth: March 27, 1996
Birth Place: Daejeon Gwangyeoksi Central, South Korea.
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Family Member: Parents, Older Sister
Height: 179 cm (5’10.5″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Language Ability: Korean
Blood Type: B
FACTS ABOUT YEO ONE
- Yeo One’s favourite food is Samgyubsal (Pork)! Yeo One said he can eat Samgyubsal non-stop every day.
- Yeo One was casted as an actor in Korean web-based drama called “Spark”. In fact, fans say that Yeo One is the best actor among Pentagon members.
- Yeo One is known to be a very good swimmer.
- Yeo One shares his room with Yan An in Pentagon dorm.
- According to other Pentagon members, Yeo One is the most talkative person among Pentagon members.
- Yeo One said his all-time favourite song is “Etude of Memory” by Kim Dong Ryul, and he once uploaded a post saying that he would love to sing it for his fans in the near future.
- Yeo One has a weird talent. Apparently Yeo One can mimic the sound of wooden percussion.
- Yeo One was casted as one of the cameo in G.NA’s “Secret” Music Video even before he debuted as Pentagon member. Yeo One also appeared as a cameo in BEAST’s “KIMSHIKA” Music Video.
- Yeo One was one of the participant for ‘Rainbow Concert’ which was a fundraising concert for mentally disabled children in South Korea.
- Yeo One said he loves watching dramas during his leisure time. Yeo One said he also likes playing games, but he prefers to watch dramas than playing video games with his friends.
- Yeo One’s all-time favourite drama is a Korean drama called “That Winter The Wind Blows (그 겨울 그 바람)” which Song Hye Kyo and Jo In Sung played as main roles.
- Yeo One said he loves animals, and especially dogs!
- Other Pentagon members claimed that Yeo Oneis a very diligent person.
- Yeo One also modelled for CLRIDN in 2015
- Yeo One said his favourite singer is Jung Jun Il. Yeo One said he remembers all his songs and lyrics.
- Yeo One said his role model is the famous Korean actor named Cho In-Sung (조인성).
- Yeo One was casted as an actor in Korean Drama named Age of Youth 2(청춘시대) along with other Pentagon members as a group named ‘Asgard’. Yeo One acted a role of a boy who wanted to become famous as a K-Pop Idol but got separated from other team members after the company had decided to break the group since it was not profitable enough.
- Yeo One was also casted as an actor in Korean Drama called ‘Chosun Beauty Competition’ which was a Musical Drama produced by KBS broadcasting company.
- Yeo One said his ideal type of person is someone who is optimistic, and someone who has a very positive and uplifting perspectives of life.
Given Stage Name: Yanan (옌안)
Real Chinese Name: Yan An (闫按)
Birth Place: Hokkaido, Japan
Place where Yan An grew up: Shanhai, China
Nationality: Nationality: Chinese
Position in Pentagon: Visual, Vocalist.
Date of Birth: October 25, 1996
Language Ability: Korean, Chinese, English
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 186 cm (6’1″)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: A
FACTS ABOUT YAN AN
- Yan An is the shortest-trained member among all the other Pentagon members. Yan An said he is forever grateful for other members who welcomed him with opened arms despite the fact that he was a newbie in everything.
- Yan An learned Erhu (Chinese instrument; two-stringed musical instrument which is also called as Chinese violin) for 10 years.
- Yan An was born in Japan because his parents met and married in Japan. Yan An was born in Hokkaido. However, his parents decided to move to Shanghai, China shortly after his birth. Yan An therefore grew up in China, and his nationality and passport is Chinese.
- Yan An joined CUBE Entertainment after auditioning at CUBE entertainment Global Audition held in China.
- Apparently Yan An was known as a ‘lady killer’ back in China in his elementary school and high school, because his stunning good looks got him very famous.
- Other Pentagon members claim that Yan An is a very random person. Yan An apparently does a lot of random things at random moments, he is just very unpredictable.
- Yan An used to be a swimmer before joining CUBE Entertainment.
- In one of the interviews, Yan An confessed that he had never dated anybody and that he is still a virgin. Well, we don’t know how true that is now!
- Yan An said he wanted to become a flight attendant. However, before interviewing for flight attendant, Yan An got scouted by CUBE staff while walking on the street, and ended up showing up at CUBE global audition which got him to become a Pentagon member in the end.
- Yan An is known to be good friends with Jun from Seventeen(JYP Entertainment.
- Yan An shares room with Yeo One in Pentagon dorm.
- Unfortunately, CUBE Entertainment has announced that Yan An will go on hiatus due to his health problems, this news was announced on August 22, 2018 on CUBE’s official website and it created lots of sadness for their fans. L However, he is now fully cured and resumed his career as Pentagon member since November! J
- According to Yuto’s standard, Yan An is the best looking man among Pentagon members.
- Yan An said his ideal type of girl is someone with bubbly personality and kind and caring heart.
Stage Name: Yuto (유토)
Real Name: Adachi Yuto
Birthday: January 23, 1998
Birth Place: Nagano, Japan
Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Family Member: Parents, 2 Older Brothers, 1 Older Sister
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 63 kg (138 lbs)
Language Ability: Japanese, Korean
Blood Type: O
FACTS ABOUT YUTO
- Yuto used to be a JYP trainee for years. After leaving JYP, Yuto auditioned for CUBE Entertainment and joined 9 week TV program for becoming a Pentagon member. Yuto was one of the first official members to be announced.
- Other Pentagon members made a nickname for Yuto and it’s ‘Takoyaki Prince’ because of Yuto’s overflowing love for Takoyaki.
- Yuto used to be a baseball player before joining JYP and CUBE Entertainment. Yuto said he would have probably continued his career as a baseball player if he didn’t become a K-pop idol.
- Other Pentagon members say that Yuto is very athletic. In fact, Yuto said he is good at playing baseball and soccer. Yuto said he played baseball for six years and Yuto played soccer for two years.
- Yuto said that one of his weakness is that he can’t do much Aegyo(Being cute, doing cute-sy things). Yuto said one of the hardest part of being on TV as a rookie was when interviewer and MC kept on asking him do Aegyo for his fans. Yuto said he feels shy and uncomfortable because he’s just not good at doing Aegyo.
- Yuto said he is afraid of dark places, and sometimes he even turns the light on when he is in the room alone at night before sleeping.
- Other Pentagon members said they love Yuto’s deep manly voice.
- Yuto said he is not good at eating spicy food.
- Yuto said he likes watching anime during his downtime- Go Japanese anime!
- Yuto said he prefers to wear dark colored clothes- especially the black ones.
- Yuto raps in both Japanese and Korean in Pentagon songs.
- When interviewer asked who Yuto thinks is the best looking member of Pentagon, Yuto picked Yan An. And surprisingly, when interviewer asked Yuto who he thinks is the least good looking member of Pentagon, Yuto picked himself.
- Yuto said he is a good friend with Yuta from NCT (SM Entertainment) because they have come a long way from Japan and they have many things in common.
- Yuto’s roommate is Wooseok in Pentagon dormitory.
- Yuto said his ideal type of girl is someone who is loyal, honest, bubbly, and someone who can light up the room with her personality. Yuto also said that he prefers girls with short hair.
Given Stage Name: Kino (키노)
Real Name: Hyung Gu, Kang (강형구)
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Position in Pentagon: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
Family Member: Parents, Younger Sister (Minjoo Kang)
Birthday: January 27, 1998
Education: Hanlim Multi Art High School. Sejong University.
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Blood Type: B
Language Ability: Korean, English, Japanese
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
Soundcloud username: knnovation
FACTS ABOUT KINO
- Kino went to Hanlim Multi Art High School and one of his classmates was GOT7’s Yu-Gyoem (From JYP Entertainment)
- Kino’s real Korean name is Kang Hyunggu. However, Kino changed his stage name to ‘Kino’, because ‘INO’ is a short term for ‘Innovation’, and ‘K’ is the first letter of his real Korean name, and also for Korea. Kino said he wanted to be a Korean sensational and innovative singer.
- Kino’s roommate is Shinwon. However, Kino said he wants to have anyone but Wooseok as his new roommate if he ever gets a chance to swap roommates. When interviewer asked why, he said ‘no comments’. Haha.
- Kino was one of the first official member to be announced in the survival contest in ‘Pentagon Maker’
- Kino said he is a big boy and he is not scared of anything. But other Pentagon members had claimed that Kino’s weakness is being tickled because Kino can’t even stand 1 second of being tickled.
- Kino said he’s favourite sentence out of billions in every language is ‘Saranghae’ which means ‘I love you’ in Korean.
- Kino said his hobbies are playing billiards with other Pentagon members, or reading books! Kino said he likes all types of books. He’s a man who reads ladies!
- Kino said he used to be a very clean and neat person, but ever since Kino started living with Shinwon as his roommate, Kino gave up on cleaning because Shinwon never tidies up his clothes and always leaves everything on the floor. Haha. Poor Kino.
- Kino said he had his first crush/love when he was only in kindergarten. Kino said her first love was 6 years old, who had a perfectly cut bobbed hair with bubbly personality. Kino said they held hands and walked around in kindergarten. Kino said he would love to find her again, but he can’t seem to remember his name nor her face. How cute!
- Kino used to train at ‘Power Vocal’ before he auditioned for CUBE Entertainment.
- Kino also appeared as cameo in popular K-Pop singers music videos such as G.NA’s ‘Secret’ Music Video and Rain’s ‘Rainism’ Music Video even before he officially debuted as Pentagon.
- Other Pentagon members claimed that Kino is the best dancer of the group, and granted him a nickname of ‘Dancing Machine’.
- In fact, Kino used to be a member of underground dance team named “Urban Boyz” before he auditioned for CUBE Entertainment.
- Kino is known to be good friends with Yugyeom from GOT7 (JYP Entertainment) and Seungyoun from UNIQ, and Vernon from Seventeen (JYP Entertainment). Vernon is known for bringing Kino gifts whenever he visits Japan for concerts and stuff. What a cute friendship they have.
- Kino said he thinks he has dual personality; one for on-stage and one for off-stage. In fact, other Pentagon members claimed that Kino does have a very different personality when he is at Pentagon dorm. They said it was as if he ticks the switch on and off.
- Other Pentagon members claimed that Kino is good at learning other K-pop idol’s choreography in a very short amount of time. He is the king of dance move imitation!
- Since Kino is the ‘Dancing Machine’, Kino also contributed to creating choreography for one of Pentagon’s songs called “Gorilla”. And Kino also contributed in choreography making process for the other Pentagon song called “Like This”.
- E’Dawn said in one of the interviews that one of Kino’s shining talent is dancing to K-pop girl group songs like girls. Haha.
- Kino was casted as a camoe in one of the Korean Drama called ‘The Age of Youth 2(청춘시대 2)” Kino and other pentagon members were casted as an i-dol group called ‘Asgard’, who practiced for 7 years yet never became famous and ended up getting released from the label. :”( Sad storyline.
- Kino said his ideal type of girl is someone who has a bubbly personality, preferably has a bobbed haircut, and who can light up the room instantly with her beautiful smile. Sounds a lot like his first love in kindergarten- eh?
Given Stage Name: Wooseok (우석)
Real Name: Woo Seok, Jung (정우석)
Birth Place: Gwangju, South Korea
Date of Birth: January 31, 1998
Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts
Position in Pentagon: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae (The youngest member of the group)
Blood Type: O type
Height: 188.4 cm (6’2″)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Favourite Food: Ramyun (Spicy Korean Noodle)
Favourite Drink: Anything sweet
Favourite Color: Any colors in dark shades
Favourite Movie Genre: Comedy, Romance
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Family member: Parents, Older sister (Sojin Jung)
FACTS ABOUT WOOSEOK:
- Wooseok wanted to become a K-pop idol ever since he was a child.
- Other Pentagon members say that Wooseok is the one who is most mature among the members, despite Wooseok being the maknae, the youngest member of the group.
- Wooseok auditioned for CUBE Entertainment in 2014, and he danced for the song called ‘Overdose’ by EXO (SM Entertainment). Fun fact: Wooseok originally auditioned for CUBE Entertainment to become a model, but CUBE Entertainment put him in K-pop boy idol group. Wooseok said he would like to pursue his career as a model at some point if possible.
- Wooseok said he is the most happy person when he is with Pentagon members.
- Wooseok said he is sad when he is apart with other Pentagon members.
- Wooseok said he doesn’t like criminals (Who does anyways?)
- Wooseok said his favourite video game is ‘Minecraft’ and that he is addicted to it
- Wooseok is known for his happy jolly molly personality.
- Wooseok is a senior model in his label; Cube Entertainment.
- Wooseok said his favourite type of music is K-Pop (Duh! Haha)
- Wooseok said one of his hobbies are rapping, and Wooseok said he raps whenever he is alone.
- Wooseok said he really dislikes being taken advantage of (Again, who does?)
- Wooseok said he becomes sleepy whenever he does things that he doesn’t like. Wooseok said he easily falls asleep whenever he is bored. So when he’s sleeping, you know he’s bored!
- Wooseok likes to keep his life private, and he doesn’t like to put his personal life exposed on media. For this very reason, Wooseok said he would never reveal it to public even when he gets a girlfriend because he likes to keep his personal life private.
- Wooseok is a very talented Violin player. He won the special prize at Korean national violin competition before becoming a trainee for CUPE Entertainment.
- In the survival reality show ‘Pentagon Maker’, Wooseok was very popular among female voters because of his bright and bubbly personality. His personality is one of the big reasons why he made it to the final round and debuted as Pentagon J
- Wooseok said he had his first ever crush when he was in 6th grade of elementary school. Wooseok said he doesn’t remember much about her anymore though. L
- Wooseok said he likes anime. But who doesn’t like anime?
- Wooseok said he hates cucumbers and he will never eat it even if he is forced to.
- Wooseok said he is very furious about how Yuto weight 10kg less than Wooseok, despite the fact that they are of same height.
- Wooseok went to the same high school as Jungkook from BTS (Bangtan Boys). Tbh this high school is famous for having all the celebrities.
- Wooseok said he showers with Yuto every day. This confused fans, and also created madness in Wooseok&Yuto fan-fictions novels .
- Wooseok has a high tone of voice, and once in the interview, Wooseok claimed that he can even sing the soprano part in Opera. Wooseok also said he would love to get an opportunity to sing at Musicals.
- Wooseok said one of his pet peeve is when people take him for granted and assume he’ll be okay no matter what madness you put onto him.
- Other Pentagon members said that they envy Wooseok’s beautiful singing voice.
- Wooseok was also casted as a camoe in one of the Korean Drama called ‘The Age of Youth 2(청춘시대 2)” along with other Pentagon members.
- Wooseok is practicing writing lyrics. In fact, Wooseok co-wrote the lyrics for the song called “No Way” for the group called ‘UNIT RED’.
- Impressively enough, Wooseok was the one who wrote the lyrics for Wanna One’s debut song called ‘Energetic’! Wooseok is being more recognized by the professionals as a talented lyrics writer. Wooseok said he wants to attempt at song writing as well in the future.
- Wooseok’s roommate in Pentagon dorm is Kanto. Wooseok said Kanto teaches him Japanese whenever he gets downtime.
- Wooseok said his ideal type of girl is someone who has a positive perspective of life, and who has a beautiful smile, and who uses her smile often to make him feel good and who smiles often!
Given Stage Name: E’ Dawn (이던)
Real Name: Hyo-jong, Kim (김효종)
Place of Birth: Hwasun, South Korea.
Position in Pentagon: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Date of Birth: June 1, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Current Label: PNATION (CEO is PSY from Gangnamstyle!)
Height: 174 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Family Member: Parents, Older Brother
FACTS ABOUT E’DAWN
- E’Dawn’s real Korean name is ‘Kim Hyojong’. E’Dawn changed his stage name to ‘E’Dawn’ because he didn’t think the name ‘Hyojong’ was a powerful name for a rapper, since he wants to come off as charismatic rapper. E’Dawn chose ‘Dawn’ because in Korean, ‘Hyo’ means ‘Dawn’. E’Dawn said his name means ‘Dawn of East’, meaning that the sun is rising from the east and dawn is coming. Poetic much? I like it.
- E’Dawn was supposed to be the leader of Pentagon, but all the other members preferred Hui more so the leader role was given to Hui instead.
- In one of the interviews, the interviewer asked E’Dawn what was the first song he ever sang, and his answer was ‘National Anthem’.
- E’Dawn specializes in rapping in high tone.
- E’Dawn used to be a street dancer as a member of underground dance team. E’Dawn said he also attended a dance academy before joining CUBE Entertainment.
- E’Dawn also auditioned for dance team for JYP back in 2012, that’s how passionate he was in dancing!
- E’Dawn made an appearance in G.NA’s ‘Secret’ Music Video even before he debuted.
- According to other Pentagon members, E’Dawn apparently has a 4D personality, meaning that he is very random and unpredictable and weird but in a good way.
- E’Dawn was kicked out of CUBE Entertainment because he is dating the K-Pop queen Hyun-A. In Korea, K-Pop idols are prohibited from dating because it hurts the fan and it decreases the profit, which is very sad. CUBE Entertainment denied the fact that E’Dawn and HyunA was dating, but HyunA uploaded on her Instagram that they had been dating for almost 2 years now. HyunA said she wanted to come clean to her fans and stop lying about her romantic relationship because they love each other, but CUBE Entertainment released a post saying that they will be kicked out for talking to the press without permission. E’Dawn and Hyun-A are signed under PNATION label which a new label owned and managed by the famous gangnam style star- PSY.
- E’Dawn has tattoos. It’s rare to see tattoos in K-Pop idols because it’s still a taboo in Korean Culture, especially the visible ones.
- E’Dawn said he thinks he’s the cutest member among Pentagon members.
- E’Dawn said his favourite color is black because it’s very dark and chic. However, ironically, we don’t get to see E’Dawn wearing black clothes that often.
- E’Dawn said he used to dream of becoming a zookeeper or animal sitters when he was in kindergarten.
- E’Dawn is a very talented dancer and he specializes in popping.
- E’Dawn has a interesting hobby: E’Dawn likes to plant trees. E’Dawn said he eventually wants to plant trees around his neighbourhood and around his cities one day.
- E’Dawn said his ideal type of girl is someone who is like a cat. Take Hyun-A as a reference 😉
- E’Dawn said in one of the interviews that if he were to date someone from Pentagon, he would date Yuto (only if E’Dawn was born as a girl though-)
- E’Dawn was in a subunit with Hui and HyunA ad ‘Triple H’. Being in Triple H was the root of the problem, because HyunA and E’Dawn looked too touchy in front of the fans and some people accused HyunA for sexually harassing E’Dawn (Because HyunA was shaking her boobs in front of E’Dawn, and she was very touchy whenever E’Dawn was around). Poor Hui had to third wheel, but HyunA and E’Dawn kept on showing their love for one another and it lead to the scandal.
- E’Dawn said he also wanted to become a painter or an artist when he was young. E’Dawn said his mom bought him art books and registered him in art classes, but E’Dawn quickly lost interest in painting and changed his career.
- E’Dawn produced a song for ‘Produce 101’ girls, and the song was called ‘Never’. The song later became very famous as it had catchy beats.
- E’Dawn said he likes people who are blunt and who are royal and always honest about everything.