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BGYO Members Profile & Facts

BGYO Members

BGYO, formerly known as SHA Boys, is a five-member Filipino Ppop boy group under Star Music. The group members consist of Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate. They debuted on January 29, 2021, with the single ”The Light”.

BGYO Profile

DebutJanuary 29, 2021
Active Years2020–present
BGYO MembersGelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, Nate
GenrePop / Hip hop / EDM 
LabelStar Music
Oldest MemberGelo
Youngest MemberNate
Former MemberN/A
Fandom NameACES
Fandom ColorRed & Gold

BGYO Facts:

– The group’s name, BGYO, stands for “Being the change, Going further, You and I, Originally Filipino.”
– They are nicknamed as the “Aces of P-pop.”
– The group was formed by ABS-CBN Star Hunt Academy in 2018.
– All BGYO members particiate in writing and composing songs for the group.
– The group considers ENHYPEN and TXT’s Yeonjun as their fashion role models.
– The members trained for two years at theStar Hunt Academy and had mentors from South Korea (Mu Doctor Academy) who trained idols like Stray Kids’s Changbin, WINNER’s Mino, Oh My Girl’s Hyojung, MONSTA X’s I.M  and MOMOLAND’s Hyebin.
– Star Hunt initially planned to debut a seven-member group but later was finalized with five members.
– BGYO’s lightstick is called ‘The Light’ and it is named after their debut album of the same name.


– Their album ‘The Light’ stayed at No.1 on iTunes in the Phillipines for the longest time by a Filipino artist.
– They topped the Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart and iTunes Album Chart in five countries in 2022. (teenvogue)
– BGYO became the first and only Filipino group to headline Hallyuween which is the country’s Halloween Kpop concert that features artists like Epik High, 2NE1’s CL, KARD, PENTAGON, Gaho x Kave and DJ Soda.

Major Works

– Their popular songs include ‘Patintero’, ‘Tumitigil Ang Mundo’, ‘He’s into Her’, and ‘Kulay’.


– The group won the “People’s Voice Favorite Group Artist” at the 34th AWIT Awards for two years consecutively in 2021 and 2022.
– They have also won awards like “Outstanding Boy Group of the Year” at the 2nd Diamond Excellence Awards and “P-Pop Group of the Year” at the TikTok Awards Philippines 2022.

Twitter: @bgyo_ph
Instagram: @bgyo_ph
Tiktok: @officialbgyo
Facebook: BGYO_PH
YouTube: BGYO Official

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

BGYO Members Profile

1. Gelo

Stage NameGelo
Birth NameAngelo Troy Rivera
PositionLeader, Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Center, Face of the group
BirthdayApril 18, 2001
Active Years2020–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAries
Height187 cm (6’2″)
Blood TypeN/A

 Gelo Facts:

– Gelo became interested in music through dancing.
– He likes dancing, theatre, listening to music, and eating in his spare time.
– He was discovered by one of the coaches.
– He would like to collaborate with American pop stars like Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.
– First album he bought was ‘Ultraviolence’ by Lana Del Rey. (PopCulturalist)
– He would likely dye his hair an unusual or weird color among all BGYO members.
– His fashion styles are influenced by K-drama actors, old western movies and Kpop idols like NCT’s Taeyong. (teenvogue)
– His favorite dishes include sinigang and adobo.
– He writes in cursive rather than block letters.
– His me-time activities include eating a lot, doing skin care, watching his favorite videos, checking on SNS, writing, catching up with friends, thinking, doing creative stuff and having his own concert inside his room. (teenvogue)
– He prefers having three legs rather than three arms so he can run faster.
– His special talent is performing hair tricks.
– His must-have items while on the road include earphones, shades, masks and good company. (PopCulturalist)
– Gelo mostly listened to R&B artists like Ne-Yo, Usher, and Chris Brown while growing up.
– He wants to pursue business or multimedia in college.
– His dream collaborations include choreographers Keone Madrid, Sienna Lalau, and Paris Goebell.
– His favorite colors are black, green, and teal.
Read more facts about Gelo

Twitter: @bgyo_gelo
Instagram: bgyo_gelo
Tiktok: @ofcbgyo_gelo
Threads: @bgyo_gelo

2. Akira

Akira BGYO
Stage NameAkira
Birth NameAkira Morishita
Position Lead Vocalist, Main Visual
BirthdayApril 27, 2001
Active Years2014–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height173 cm (5’8 1/2”)
Blood TypeN/A

Akira Facts:

– Akira tells the lamest jokes in the group. (Asia Spotlight)
– Members picked him as someone who’d embarrass himself in front of his crush.
– He likes playing basketball, table tennis and badminton.
– One past experience he could’ve done differently is focusing on his Japanese skills more. (Yahoo Southeast Asia)
– He prefers getting stung by a bee over eating a beetle.  (Asia Spotlight)
– He grew up listening to Gary V. songs at home.
– He enjoys listening to Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes and hopes to collaborate with them.
– He discovered his passion for music when he was young and his mom used to sing in front of the computer and taught him how to sing.
– He loves drawing, reading manga and webtoon and watching anime in his spare time. (Metro Style)
– He often falls asleep while watching television.
– His biggest influences in singing include Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes and Bruno Mars.
– He became interested in music when he discovered various genres of music and learned about different artists.
– He and BINI’s Colet were voted the tidiest among the trainees.
– He would like to keep a pet snake.
– He likes black, green, and white colors.
– Among BGYO members, he is the most likely to cry during a sad movie.
– He prefers snow skiing over water skiing.
– His favorite BTS members are Jungkook, Jimin, and V.
– Before joining SHA, he was a commercial model and actor with no background in dancing.
Read more facts about Akira

Twitter: @bgyo_akira
Instagram:  bgyo_akira
Tiktok: @ofcbgyo_akira

3. JL

Stage NameJL
Birth Name John Lloyd Toreliza
PositionMain Vocalist
BirthdaySeptember 17, 2001
Active Years2018–present
Age22 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height175 cm (5’9”)
Blood TypeN/A

JL Facts:

– According to SHA trainees, he was loudest and most talkative trainee.
– He wants to pursue Engineering in college.
– He likes to wear street styles, and loves to shop for clothes style variations online for inspiration. (teenvogue)
– He is good at imitating animal sounds.
– He would like to be a Superman among all fictional characters.
– He liked to ride the carousel when he was young.
– He is the type to make people laugh and is considered the funniest member in the group.
– He would like to collaborate with BTS and BLACKPINK. (NextShark)
– His dream Chirstmas getaway is a car.
– One thing he misses after becoming an artist is taking a commute because cars often get stuck in traffic and he was used to taking the commute and reaching destinations faster. (Parcinq)
– He is good at maths.
– JL was the talkative kid in school and used to make friends easily.
– He enjoys, ballads, RnB, pop, and upbeat music.
– Gelo accompanied him to the audition in 2018.
– If he could use only one social media for his whole life, he’d choose Instagram.
– He dreams of collaborating with his favorite artists like Erik Santos, Regine Velasquez, and Gary Valenciano.
– He would rather have the ability to talk to animals over being able to control the weather. (Asia Spotlight)
Read more facts about JL

Instagram:  bgyo_jl
Twitter: @bgyo_jl
Tiktok: @ofcbgyo_jl

4. Mikki

Mikki BGYO
Stage NameMikki
Birth NameMichael Claver Jr. | Shi Ying Xian (施英賢)
PositionMain Rapper
BirthdayFebruary 13, 2002
Active Years2020–present
Age22 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height180 cm (5’11″)
Blood TypeN/A

Mikki Facts:

– Mikki is considered the best in fashion among the members. (teenvogue)
– He would like to collaborate with BTS, NCT and GOT7.
– His interests include fashion, making artwork, watching movies and anime.
– His brother is a DJ so he got introduced to a lot of music genres.
– He has over 55 pairs of earrings.
– He likes to read manga and watch anime in his spare time.
– He loves listening to Pinoy music and chill music.
– He would rather live under the sea than in the sky because he wants to explore the ocean.
– He watches Youtube videos before going to sleep.
– When he joined the group, since he had no background in singing, he used to listen to a lot of Kpop songs because their training system is similar. (Metro Style)
– He wants to study architecture because he has experience designing houses and interiors.
– He is a fan of wearing black t-shirts.
– He doesn’t like wearing flashy clothes because he doesn’t like to look like he is trying hard.
– He used to play basketball.
– He really looks up to Justin Bieber and Kanye West.
– One past experience he could’ve done differently is studying more in his Chinese language school because he studied in a Filipino Chinese school for 13 years but is still not fluent in Mandarin.
– He loves to watch horror movies.
– He sleeps the most in the group.
– He prefers being a superhero over being a wizard. (Asia Spotlight)
Read more facts about Mikki

Instagram:  bgyo_mikki
Tiktok: @mikkiclaver
Twitter: @bgyo_mikki

5. Nate

Stage NameNate
Birth NameNathaniel Porcalla
PositionMain Dancer, Sub-Rapper, Youngest
BirthdayJune 26, 2003
Active Years2015–present
Age21 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCancer
Height177 cm (5’10″)
Blood TypeN/A

Nate Facts:

– Nate has been dancing for more than 14 years.
– His mom and dad were very passionate about music so he also grew up loving music,
– He would like to collaborate with the dancers Keone Madrid and Brian Puspos.
– He used to play indoor soccer in grade school.
– He wants to perform in Korea, Japan, Yokohama Stadium and Philippine Arena. (PopCulturalist)
– He has good flexibility and is skilled at performing cartwheels.
– He likes playing video games, particularly COD and PUBG.
– He started loving music when he was six years old because he was looking to do something different after school. He tried playing sports like basketball but didn’t really enjoy it much. (Metro Style)
– He loves to eat pizza and members said he is most likely to finish an entire box of pizza.
– Nate is allergic to nuts, seafood, and chocolate.
– He is the member most likely to watch K-Dramas according to the members.
– He is most likely to make a fashion statement according to Mikki.
– He is a fan of BTS’s Jungkook and BIGBANG’s G-Dragon.
– He would like to collaborate with Steve Lacy.
– His interests include gaming, cars, shoes and clothes.
– He started a YouTube channel in 2010, where he postrd performances and original dance choreography videos.
– He likes to wear comfy clothes to work that are easy to put on and take off. (teenvogue)
Read more facts about Nate

Instagram: @ofcbgyo_nate
Tiktok: @ofcbgyo_nate
Twitter: @bgyo_nate

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