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Bobby (iKON) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Bobby (iKON)

Bobby (바비) is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and a member of the boy group iKON under 143 Entertainment. He debuted solo on September 7, 2016 with the digital single “Holup!”. He is a former member of the subunit MOBB.

Bobby (iKON) Profile

Stage NameBobby (바비)
Birth NameKim Jiwon (김지원)
OccupationRapper, Singer-songwriter 
BirthdayDecember 21, 1995
Active Years2013–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height175 cm (5’9”)
Weight68 kg (149 lbs)
Blood TypeO

Bobby (iKON) Facts:

Early Life

– Hewas born in Shinchon Severance Hospital in Seodaemun Shinchon Dong.  
– He went to Seoul Seogyo Elementary School and passed his GED for middle school and high school.
– He graduated with a bachelor’s in Entertainment Studies from Kukje Cyber ​​University.
– He lived in Virginia, United States for four years.

Personal Life

– He got married to a non-celebrity in 2021 and has a son born in September 2021.
– His family is very religious.
– He said he calls DK or Jay when he feels lonely.
– He has an older brother who is married.
– His charming points are his eyes and rabbit teeth.
– Ju-ne said after marriage, Bobby changed a lot and adopted a ‘family first’ mindset over ‘me first’. (Golden Clinic)
– He loses to Ju-ne in arm wrestling.
– Before going to bed he washes up, browses the internet, prays and goes to sleep.
DK is the member who has the most similar taste with him.
– He bought his parents a house in Korea with the money he won from “Show Me The Money 3.”
– He said joining YG in 2011 was challenging for him due to being far from his family.
– He loves to sleep a lot and said if one lies on the side and sleeps with something between the legs, they sleep faster. (JJ Magazine 2018)
– He revealed that after the group’s leader B.I left, he felt bitter because he couldn’t comprehend that the person he spent so much time with was suddenly gone. He also felt anxious and worried about the group’s future because he felt B.I was like a pillar. (Golden Clinic)
– He is obsessed with Winnie the Pooh after he received a stuffed toy of the character from birth from his brother, which he still cherishes. He featured his Winnie the Pooh stuffed toy in his solo “Runaway” MV.
– Bobby’s ideal type is a strong and confident woman who resembles Wonder Woman, someone who wears red clothes and always gives her best effort.
– He prefers long hair over short hair because he can try many different hairstyles.   
– He has a cross pendant his grandfather gave him that he used to wear a lot since he was 20. (VOGUE POP)
– If he could have any member’s body, he would pick DK because of his dance skills.   
– He had a childhood incident where he fell into a pool and was saved by a woman who vanished before he could thank her.
– He said he didn’t feel happy at all when the group was at the peak with ‘Love Scenario’ and couldn’t sleep at night because of pressure, expectations and work load.
– His nicknames include ‘Bob’, ‘kimbap’, and ‘bob bunny’.
– He has a ‘tom and jerry’ relationship with DK.
– According to DK, he and Ju-ne couldn’t maintain a 10-second stare battle due to awkwardness.


– He is the Main Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Face of the Group in iKON.
– He was in the group’s subunit Double B.
– He has participated in writing and composing many songs for artists including Epik High, Psy, Lee Hi, WINNER and Reddy.
– He was part of Team B on WIN and won “Show Me The Money 3.”
– He appeared in HI SUHYUN‘s “I’m Different” MV and Taeyang‘s “Ringa Linga” MV.
– He also participated in “King of Masked Singer” as “Baby Octopus.”
– He formed the duo ‘MOBB’ with Winner‘s Mino in 2016.
– Bobby will enlist in the military as an active duty soldier on Ju-ne 4, 2024 and will get discharged on December 5, 2025.
– He and Lisa from BLACKPINK were the main faces and models of NONA9ON.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite book is the bible and he has been reading it since he was young.  (Hallyu Top)
– He is a fan of the movie ‘Lord of the rings’.
– His favorite character is Naruto. (ASK IN A BOX)
– He likes to apply cocoa butter vaseline.
– He has a lot of plushies.
– He loves to watch animation films.

Food Preferences

– His favorite potato chips are from the brand ‘Nongshim’. (Y Magazine)
– He likes to eat Hongdae hamburger and pizza.   
– His favorite foods include Mexican, taco, burrito and kimchi stew.
– He is scared of octopus, king crab and can’t look at fish eyes so he hates seafood. (iKON-ON : 2022)
– He likes to eat fries.


Chan said Bobby is very good at playing games.  
– He can play the guitar, drums, and piano.
– He once cracked an apple in half within three seconds.
– He is fluent in English

Personality & Habits

– He said he used to be the mood maker of the group but now he feels like he has quieted down a lot and feels awkward with everyone. (Golden Clinic)
– The members said that they don’t know much about how he feels because he doesn’t share his feelings a lot. 
– He said he is generally happy being alone.  (Hallyu Top)
– He has a habit of sleep talking.
– Jay thinks Bobby is a bad boy among the members because he treats everyone with a smile and so it makes the girl confused. (Oggi Magazine)

Major Works

– His popular songs include ‘HOLUP!’, ‘RISE – Remix’ and ‘U MAD’.

Instagram: @bobbyindaeyo
Twitter: @bobbyranika | BOBBY_SiR_JP
TikTok: @bobbyorshedie 

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

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