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Bang Chan (Stray Kids) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Bang Chan Stray Kids
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Bang Chan (방찬) is a Korean-Australian singer, songwriter, producer, and a member of the boy group Stray Kids under JYP Entertainment. He was a member of the subunit 3RACHA.

Bang Chan (Stray Kids) Profile

Stage NameBang Chan (방찬)
Korean NameBahng Chan (방찬)
Birth NameChristopher Bahng
OccupationSinger, Rapper, Songwriter, Producer
BirthdayOctober 3, 1997
Active Years2015–present
Age26 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height171 cm (5’7’’)
WeightN/A
NationalityAustralian-Korean
Blood TypeO
MBTIENFJ-T

Bang Chan (Stray Kids) Facts:

Early Life

– Bang Chan was born in South Korea.
– He moved to Sydney, Australia when he was very young.
– He studied at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. (SK-Talk Time 180422)
– He graduated from Cheongdam High School.
– At just 8 years old, he broke the 50m freestyle swim record at his school’s swim carnival.

Personal Life

– His family consists of his parents, younger sister named Hannah and younger brother named Lucas.
– His representative emoji is a wolf.
– His sister Hannah Bahng is also a singer and is very popular among STAYs.
– He used to take ballet and modern dance classes.
– He relies the most on Felix among the members. (25ans Magazine Interview)
– He would like to be associated with words like sexy, cute, awesomeness, very cool, fun, and having different sides. (JJ Japan Magazine)
Bang Chan revealed during his training that at one point everyone was cut so only he was left which made him fall into a very deep depression. And that made him very against in being friends with fellow trainees. (DAEBAK SHOW S2 EP1)
– In Australia, he lived in various places, including Strathfield, Drummoyne, Enfield, Belmore, and Greenacre.
– He likes wearing black short pants because he finds them comfortable and cooling to wear.
– He likes hearing from people that he tore the stage apart. (ELLE)
– His performance activity before going on stage is stretching.
– He listens to hip-hop and R&B songs a lot and also often listens to Daniel Ceaser’s songs. (Nylon Japan 2020)
– He has a driver’s license.
– If given the option, he would still prefer Changbin as his roommate.
– He has a pet King Charles Spaniel named Berry.
– He describes himself in three words, “Grandpa”, “Director” and “President”. (25ans Japan Interview)
His favorite dance from one of his songs is from S-Class. (25ans Interview)
– Bang Chan was 15 years old when he came to Korea.
– His go-to song during his training days was “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons. (DAEBAK SHOW S2 EP1)
– He said his arms are longer compared to his height.
– When meeting for the first time, Woojin found him to be very reserved.
– He always carries multivitamins. (GQ Interview)
– He lives by the phrase his dad often used to say “Just enjoy”.
– He has many celebrity friends including GOT7‘s BamBam, Yugyeom, and Jackson, as well as TWICE‘s Sana and Day6‘s Young K.
– According to Changbin, Bang Chan is the member he feels has changed the most, saying that he has become old. (Nylon Japan 2023)
– His nicknames include “Kangaroo”, “Banchan”, and “Little Prince”. (Weekly Idol Self Profile 2019)
– He does not have a specific ideal type in mind when it comes to relationships.

Career

– He joined JYP Entertainment in 2010 after passing an audition in Australia.
– He has a training period of 7 years. (Soompi)
– He is the leader, producer, vocalist, dancer, and rapper in Stray Kids.
– He was part of the pre-debut group/sub-unit 3RACHA with Changbin and Han, where his stage name was CB97.
– He auditioned with singing, dancing, and playing the piano and guitar at JYP Entertainment. (DAEBAK SHOW S2 EP1)
– He performed alongside TWICE’s Chaeyoung and GOT7’s BamBam back in 2011.
– He took part in TWICE’s “Like Ooh Ahh” MV and featured as a zombie in the same MV, as well as in Miss A’s “Only You” MV.
– He selected the group members, named the group, and also designed the Stray Kids logo. (Forbes)
– He was featured on the cover of “MEN’S FOLIO” magazine in 2021. (MEN’S FOLIO)
– He used to have a live broadcast called “Chani’s Room” from 2019-2023.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes the autumn season. (Summer Vacation vLive)
– His favorite place to chillax is going to the Han River. (MEN’S FOLIO)
– His dressing depends on his mood and usually, he likes wearing simple, clean, and stylish looks. (MEN’S FOLIO)
– He loves to wear black clothes. (Weekly Idol Self Profile 2019)
– His favorite Stray Kids music video of all time is S-Class. (Seventeen)
– His preferred shaving brand is Gillette.
– He loves to play games with Felix. (Nylon Japan 2020)
– Bang Chan finds the Japanese movie “Tomorrow, I Will Date Yesterday’s You” very touching. He also likes the movies “The Notebook” and “Interstellar.” (JJ Japan Magazine)

Food Preferences

– He likes to eat chicken. (Stray Kids Amigo TV ep 1)
– He loves to eat Salty food.
– His favorite Korean food is lamb chops. (MEN’S FOLIO)
– He likes pineapples on pizza.
– He doesn’t like drinking coffee and loves to drink jasmine green tea.

Abilities

– He is skilled in sports, particularly running.
– He speaks English, Korean, Japanese, and a bit of Chinese.
– He is good at swimming, performing long and high jumps, and doing limbo. (Weekly Idol Self Profile 2022)

Personality & Habits

– Bang Chan said that he has a personality that doesn’t get easily swayed. (Nylon Japan Interview 2020)
– He is not competitive by nature as he likes to look at the bigger picture and instead focuses more on creating harmony in the group. (ELLE)

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: gnabnahc

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify Playlist | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music

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