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Haruto (TREASURE) Profile, Bio, & Facts 

Haruto
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Haruto (하루토) is a Japanese singer and a member of the K-pop boy group TREASURE under YG Entertainment.

Haruto (TREASURE) Profile

Stage NameHaruto (하루토)
Birth NameWatanabe Haruto ( 渡辺春虎)
OccupationSinger
BirthdayApril 5, 2004
Active Years2018–present
Age20 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAries
Height183.2 cm (6’0″)
Weight68-70kg (147-149 lbs)
NationalityJapanese
Blood TypeB
MBTIISFP

Haruto (TREASURE) Facts:

Early Life

– Haruto comes from Fukuoka, Japan.
– When he was a kid, he dreamt of being a dance instructor.

Personal Life

– He has a younger sister.
– According to Yoshi, Haruto has the most weird ritual before going on stage which is making strange noises to warm up his vocal cords. (Teen Vogue)
– His mom is a big fan of Bigbang, especially Taeyang.
– He chose to join YG Entertainment because he thought all the artists affiliated with the company were the coolest and he wanted to emulate that. (Indian Interview)
– He goes by the name Travis in English and is nicknamed Ruto.
– He is very honest and will reveal information about himself easily. (Seventeen Superlatives)
– His hobbies include playing games, working on music, and, of course, sleeping.
– He did the audition for YG Entertainment in 2014  with Yoshi and they became trainees on the same day. (Daebak Show S3 Ep11)
– He believes that when it comes to looks, Hyunsuk is the best, but he also thinks his own visuals can beat Hyunsuk’s.
– He recommends “VolKno” as a workout song. (MTV Meets)
– Haruto sees his charm in having a handsome face, long legs, and attractive eyes. He aspires to be a stylish and fantastic rapper.
– His long leap record is 200 cm. (Idol Einstein)
– He was the first member announced for the group.
– He used to have one single eyelid and one thin double eyelid but he naturally gained double eyelids on both eyes. (IDDP)
– If he could have a superpower, he’d choose teleportation.
– He is the tallest in the group. (Weekly Idol Ep479)
– Despite his tough image, he easily gets scared.
– His hobbies include playing games and sleeping. (My Idol Diaries)
– If he were a professional athlete, he’d choose ball sports.
– According to Hyunsuk, Haruto would be great at dubbing. (MUPLY RandomQ)
– His fandom name is Haru Harus.
Asahi picked him as the most handsome member of the group. (MY BOMUL Interview)
– When he’s nervous, he scratches his ears.
– He is bad at drawing. (Studio S1)
– He  shares a dorm with Jaehyuk, Asahi, Jeongwoo, and Junghwan, and has his own room
– He is the best freestyler in the group. (Idol Human Theater)
– His Line character is named Ruru.
– If he could, he would switch his body with Jeongwoo to sing in his beautiful voice. (Cancam)
– His shoe size is 290 mm.
– He goes to Han River for a walk at night from time to time. (DAZED Korea)
– He has a habit of saying ‘nice’ when reacting to other members.
– He uses movies and his imagination when he writes lyrics. (Billboard)
– If Haruto were a girl, he’d choose Jeongwoo as the member he’d want to date.
– His number one treasure is his phone. (10 Asia)
– If there is this one thing he wants people to remember TREASURE, it would be Live performances. (allkpop)
– He said the members often gather together before and after practice to talk about the performance. (Vibe)
– He’s also a fan of Seventeen and their variety program, ‘Going Seventeen.’
– He is a fan of Travis Scott.

Career

– Haruto joined YG Entertainment in January 2017 when he was in the first year of middle school.
– He debuted as a Main Rapper and Visual in TREASURE.
– In 2020, he became the most-viewed rookie on Weibo with 1.5 billion views. Remarkably, at 16 years old.
– Haruto is the youngest to have an ID registered under his name on KOMCA, with nine songs credited to him.

Likes & Dislikes

– Black is his favourite colour.
– He likes spring and fall the most.
– His favourite film is “The Notebook” (2004).
– His favourite word is “사랑해” (I love you).

Food Preference

– His favourite ice cream flavour is chocolate.
– He loves Very Berry Strawberry from Baskin Robbins.
– He likes sweets.

Abilities

– His specialities are playing games and being able to sleep for a long time.
– He can do popping dance as well as freestyle dancing.
– One of his unique talents is beatboxing.

Controversy

– During Treasure’s anniversary celebration on Weverse Live in August 2022, he made a controversial comment regarding Boys’ Love (BL) films. When asked about the type of film he’d like to star in, he mentioned a romantic comedy and commented that BL “isn’t bad.” Referencing their 2021 BL web drama, he questioned if it could be considered a romantic comedy, adding, “Between a man and man is weird,” eliciting strong reactions from his group members. Short clips of his comments resurfaced on social media, with one tweet labeling Haruto as “homophobic” gaining significant attention. In a longer clip shared in his defense, Haruto tries to clarify, stating, “I don’t mean it like that. As long as you don’t cross the line. I think that will be a great plot. It was great. I didn’t say I didn’t like it.” The controversy has sparked discussions among fans.
– He was under fire before the group debut and faced criticism for alleged disrespect toward seniors and engaging with sasaeng fans. A forum post accused him of conversing with sasaeng fans, sharing selfies to prove his identity through a private Instagram account. The post claimed he sent photos, videos, and video chatted to show off gifts received from other fans. Haruto was previously involved in a scandal where he raised a middle finger, explained by fans as a cultural gesture. A petition by Korean netizens and fans calls for Haruto’s removal from Treasure 13’s debut lineup, citing issues with sasaeng fans and disrespect towards members. 

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