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Hoony (WINNER) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Hoony (WINNER)
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Hoony (후니), formerly known as Seunghoon, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and a member of the boy group WINNER under YG Entertainment.  

Hoony (WINNER) Profile

Stage NameHoony (후니), Seunghoon (이승훈) 
Birth NameLee Seung Hoon (이승훈)
BirthdayJanuary 11, 1992
Active Years2014–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height185 cm (6’1″)
Weight65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Hoony (WINNER) Facts:

 Early Life

– Hoony was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He went to Anmin Elementary School and Namil Middle School.
– He graduated from Geumjeong High School.
– He became interested in dancing at a young age but became demotivated after he started getting severe back pains and went through an acupuncture treatment to treat his irritated nerves along his spine.
– He formed the dance team ‘Honest Boys’ with his friends from Busan and started performing on the streets in Seoul.

Personal Life

–  His family consists of his parents and two older sisters.
– He attended International Cyber ​​University (Entertainment Studies).
– Hoony remembers spending little time with his father due to his father’s work abroad as a businessman in Vietnam.
– He made a group of friends in highschool and still meets and keeps in touch with them.
– The first thing he looks like in a woman is her style. (ELLE Q/A)
– He said he often used to stare at YG Entertainment’s building from his rooftop room and dreamed of success there.
– He didn’t go to any separate after-school academies or tutoring classes when he was younger.  
– Once he and Jinu went to a store older members often visited and the store lady kept recommending weird clothes to Jinu and Hoony almost threw a fit. (Elle Korea)
– He has a tattoo of WINNER’s logo with a cosmic pattern inside, dedicated to the group’s fans, Inner Circles.
– He owns an Italian Greyhound named Haute and a chihuahua named Lee Hee, who currently resides with his parents in Busan.
– YG asked him if he wanted to be a singer or dancer and he replied singer so he was assigned to Yoon’s trainee team. He said he would’ve accepted YG even if he was recruited as a backup dancer or choreographer.
– The place he said he avoids the most in YG is the 7th floor.  
– He was a fan of H.O.T when he was young.
– He is known as the fashionista of the group.
– He doesn’t follow any religion. (ELLE Q/A)
– He is skilled in freestyle dancing.
– The thing he fears the most in life is betrayal from a loved one he trusts. (Nylon Korea)
– His favorite performance was BIGBANG’s ‘0.TO.10 concert’
– He is fluent in Japanese and Korean.
– A girl that would be considered a ‘no-no’ is someone who doesn’t think before speaking and has a harsh and rough mouth. (ELLE Q/A)
– He used to share a room with Yoon.
– Hoony’s ideal type is someone fashionable yet simple and cute, with a firm personality and independent opinions.
– He has liked the number 4 since he was young even though it has negative stereotypes to it. (Dazed)
– His Chinese zodiac sign is sheep.
Jinu describes his fashion style as ‘innocent’ and ‘child’like’. 
– He thinks the most precious thing in life is ‘inner peace’ as he longs to live a simple and pure kind of life.  
– During a WINNER performance in 2016, he accidentally ripped his expensive tight pants so now he always opts for baggy pants in performances.


– Hoony is the Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist in WINNER.
– After high school, he relocated to Seoul and auditioned for ‘Korea’s Got Talent’ with the dance group ‘Honest Boys.’
– He participated in the first season of Kpop Star, where he finished in fourth place, behind Jamie, Lee Hi and Baek A-yeon.
– He choreographed a flash mob performance for BIGBANG’s G-Dragon prior to his debut.
– He was a coach on the dance battle program “Dancing High”.
– He appeared on SBS’s wildlife variety show Law of the Jungle in late February 2018, alongside Red Velvet‘s Seulgi.
– He appeared in a teaser for New X Academy in mid-September 2018, alongside two crews of The Kinjaz.
– He enlisted in the military on April 16, 2020, and was discharged on January 14, 2022.
– He caught the eye of many famous artists for his talents before his debut including BoA, JY Park, Psy, K.Will and BIGBANG’s G-Dragon.

Likes & Dislikes

– He is a fan of Yoo Jae-suk.
– He likes the movie ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
– His favorite season is Winter.
– He loves dogs over cats.
– He doesn’t like summer because he gets hot easily.
– He likes Iron man over Batman.
– He prefers sea over mountains.

Food Preferences

– He prefers rice over bread.
– He loves dairy products.
– He likes mint chocolate.  (이승훈저승훈)
– He also likes Gorgonzola pasta.
– He can’t eat oysters and shirmps.
– He likes his eggs sunny side up.
– He used to buy and eat Gongchwachun and sacheon jjajang and Jjambbong a lot as a teenager.
– His favorite thing to eat in YG is special grilled pork.
– He likes drinking espresso and frappuchino with whipped cream.

Personality & Habits

– He said he is the type that forgets bad incidents quickly.
– He describes his mindset as ‘free-flowing mentality’.
– Jinu said Hoony is the type of friend who listens attentively and cares with all his heart.
– He likes rainy days.


– He won the “Best Fashionista” at the Fashionista Awards in 2017.

Instagram: @maetamong
Youtube: 이승훈저승훈
Twitter: @official_hoony_
TikTok: @arudaum
Weibo: xiexietamong

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

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