Male Solo Korean Actors

Lee Hongbin (ex. VIXX) Profile, Bio, & Facts 

Lee Hongbin

Lee Hongbin (홍빈) is a South Korean singer and a former member of the K-pop boy group ‘VIXX’ under Jellyfish Entertainment. 

Lee Hongbin (ex. VIXX) Profile

Stage NameHongbin (홍빈)
Birth NameLee Hong Bin (홍빈)
OccupationSinger, Streamer
BirthdaySeptember 29, 1993
Active Years2012–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height181 cm (5’11″)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIN/A

Lee Hongbin (ex. VIXX) Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Jayang-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Jangan Elementary School, Shinyang Middle School, and Jayang High School.
– He did his bachelors’ in Musical Studies from Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts.
– He graduated with a Masters degree in Applied Music from Baekseok University Graduate School.
– He played basketball in middle school.

Personal Life

– His family consists of father, mother, and two older sisters.
– His nicknames include Visual Master, Beans, and Kong.
– He played basketball in school. (Harper’s Bazaar)
– His favorite color is Navy Blue.
– His hobbies include taking photos and playing basketball.
– According to him, Hyuk had the best first impression. (HallyuSG)
– He doesn’t enjoy doing aegyo.
– His favorite foods are Spaghetti, Curry, and Korean Sweet and Sour Pork.
– He taught himself on how to play a guitar.
– He decided to become a singer after watching a non-celebrity perform at a singing competition, and ended up debuting in the same group as that non-celebrity, VIXX’s Ken.
– When he saw Ravi for the first time, he thought that he seems clumsy. (K-Rush Magazine)
– He used to live in a Buddhist temple as a young monk.
– He thinks his soothing voice shows his masculinity. (The Star Magazine)
– He was street-casted by SM several times but chose to be a trainee at Jellyfish because of Park Hyo Shin.
– His mom’s kimchi-jjigae (Kimchi Stew)  is the dish he can always eat. (Haru Hana)
– He has been a fan of Park Hyoshin since middle school.
– His most valuable possession is a CD where Park Hyoshin wrote a cheer message for him.
– He wants to raise a puppy and would like to name it “Choco”. (Haru Hana)
– He enjoys playing Overwatch and was once #7 worldwide on the Overwatch leaderboards.
– He wants to do a drama role of a boyfriend with superpowers. (Ivy Club Magazine)
– If he were a girl, he would go out with Ken because Ken would be fun to be with, and he also wants Ken to sing him songs.
– His charming points are his deep voice that caresses one asleep, dimples that can’t be overcome, humanly personality. (CeCi)
– On a date, he mentioned he would take the girl he likes to the aquarium.
– His ideal type is Secret’s Hyosung because he loves her smile.
– He likes fall season.
– He would prefer to be a werewolf rather than a vampire. (Japako Magazine)
– According to him, Ken had the most mediocre first impression.

Career

– He debuted as a Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Visual, and Face of the Group of VIXX on May 24, 2012.
– He began his acting career in 2014 in SBS’s romantic drama Glorious Day.
– He was featured in Brian Joo’s music video for ‘Let This Die’.
– He sang the OST “Make a Dream” for the drama “Legal High,” which is also his first solo song.
– He collaborated with Hyungwon of Monsta X on the song ‘Cool Love‘.
– On August 7, 2020, his departure from VIXX & Jellyfish Entertainment was announced following his drunk livestream controversy on Twitch.
– He appeared in several dramas including; The Heirs, Glorious Day, The Family is Coming, and Shining Sounds.
– He was part of the reality shows MyDol and Law of the Jungle in Komodo.
– He appeared in variety shows Celebrity Bromance and Love Catcher 2.

Controversy

– In February 2020, Hongbin faced criticism from many fans after making negative comments about several K-pop singers during a Twitch livestream. He referred to SHINee’s “Everybody” as “lousy” and expressed that he would have “hit the choreographer” of Infinite’s “Be Mine.”
– Following the incident, he issued an apology. He wrote, “I sincerely apologize to the artists and the fans of those artists who were hurt by my improper words and actions from my previous late-night live broadcast.”

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Twitter: @RedBeans93
Instagram: @beencantstop
Youtube: 콩비니TV
Twitch.tv: @waterhyacinth_

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

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