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HOSHI (SEVENTEEN) Profile, Bio, & Facts 

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HOSHI (호시) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN under Pledis Entertainment. He made his solo debut on April 2nd, 2021 with the mixtape “SPIDER”. He is also a member of subunits Performance Team, SVT Leaders, and BSS.


Stage NameHOSHI (호시)
Birth NameKwon Soon Young (권순영)
OccupationSinger, Dancer, Choreographer, Songwriter
BirthdayJune 15th, 1996
Active Years2015–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignGemini
Height177 cm (5’10”)
Weight61 Kg (134 lbs)
Blood TypeB


Early Life 

– Hoshi was born in Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
– He graduated from Changhyeon Elementary School.
– He went to Maseok Middle and High School.
– He was a Taekwondo champion.
– During his middle school years, he served as the student council president for three consecutive years.
– He used to commute between Seoul and Namyangju during his trainee period and because of that, he had to wake up as early as 5:30 in the morning.

Personal Life

– He was born as a healthy 4kg baby.
– He has an older sister.
He graduated from Dong-A University of Broadcasting Arts and Hanyang University Institute for Future Talents (Practical Music KPop Division Major).
– If he could eat one food for his whole life, he would choose kimchi. (VOGUE MEETS)
– He is a fan of Justin Bieber. (Vogue Korea)
– His stage name, Hoshi, translates to “star” in Japanese.
– He started dreaming of becoming a performer after he watched a lot of performances of other singers on TV. (Teen Vogue)
– He takes probiotics after waking up.
– He first met Vernon as a trainee.
– He has great admiration for SHINee and has a desire to meet artists like Chris Brown, Usher, Beyonce.
– The first music performance he went to see was the M Countdown show happening near his house when he was in middle or elementary school.
– He has the best hair in the group according to the members. (Superlatives)
– His shoe size falls in the range of 260-265mm. (Weekly Idol Ep 342)
– He likes to talk with Woozi a lot because Woozi likes to explain things and they both communicate really well. (Vogue Korea)
– Members picked him and Mingyu as the biggest flirt in the group.
– He was accepted into Dong Ah Institute of Media and Arts as a 2017 freshman, pursuing a K-pop performance major in the Institute’s Division of Entertainment in Broadcasting.
– He is not good with technology.
– He once got addicted to net-shopping. (2019 Anan May)
– In elementary, he was the kind of student that stayed silent and no one thought of him becoming a singer. (Ribbon Interview)
– He once had braces, they have been removed.
S.Coups considered him as a potential leader due to his charisma.
– His first memory as a child is when he was at the beach at the age of 4 or 5 and he went towards the waves because they looked so fun but he started drowning and his mom came to save him. (Teen Vogue)
– Choreographer Keone Madrid serves as his role model.
– He didn’t date in highschool because of his mother’s advice to prioritize studies and consider dating during college.
– Hoshi once performed B1A4‘s ‘What is this’ at a high school festival, even though the company had instructed the trainees not to attend.
– As a youngster, he idolized SHINee’s Taemin.
– He shares a close friendship with B.A.P’s Zelo. (B.A.P’s Celuv iTV ‘I am Celeb’)
– If he could record a Seventeen song, he would choose ‘JamJam’. (Vanity Fair)
– He used to be afraid of needles and didn’t get his ears pierced until around October 2016 when he visited Joshua’s regular store. Now, he has 2 left earlobes and 1 right earlobe pierced. – Dancing is one of his hobbies.
– He maintains a keen interest in fashion and frequently explores foreign clothing collections online. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– There is also a red dot on the inside of his left wrist.
– If he could express his personality in one word he would say ‘tiger’. (GINGER)
– He gains weight easily so he started working out with Woozi. (2019 Anan May)
– He’s not very good at handling machines.
– His birth name starting with “Kwon” signifying power, “Soon” representing innocence, and “Young” meaning glorious.
– He is known for sweating a lot.


– Hoshi is the Performance Team leader, main dancer, lead vocalist, and sub rapper in SEVENTEEN.
– Hoshi became a trainee at Pledis Entertainment in late 2011, and he underwent training for the following four years.
– He is in a subunit ‘BSS’ (BooSeokSoon) along with DK and Seungkwan.
– He actively participated in writing and producing his debut song ‘Spider’.
– Most of Seventeen’s routines are choreographed by him.
– In 2023, Hoshi, along with his Seventeen bandmate Joshua, was cast in the reality show “Bro and Marble in Dubai,” which aired on TVING.
– He made an appearance in NU’EST’s “FACE” MV alongside Mingyu, Wonwoo, S.Coups, and Woozi.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes oversized knitted clothing paired with rolled-up skinny pants and visible black socks.
– Tigers is his favorite animals.
– He has a strong liking for Adidas.
– He likes the colors Black and White.
– He likes listening to the song ‘As I Am’ by Justin Bieber. (VOGUE MEETS)
– He likes to listen to acoustic or ballad songs when he is alone. (AtoZ Vol. 11)
– He likes various genres of music including dance ballad, hiphop and rap.
– He likes the winter season because he gets hot easily.

Food Preferences

– He likes convenience stores as they offer heated lunch boxes. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– His food delights is kimchi fried rice, budae jjigae, soft tofu stew, bulgogi, and kong-guksu.
– He has an appreciation for Japanese cuisine, with hitsumabushi ranking as his favorite Japanese dish.
– He is not a fan of spicy food.
– He likes sushi, okonomiyaki, ramen, sukiyaki, and shabu-shabu.
– He is not picky about food.
– He is lactose intolerant. (Audio vLive May 2, 2020)
– His alcohol tolerance is one and a half bottles. (차린건 쥐뿔도 없)


– He’s affectionately called Mr. Dumbbell, 10:10 O’Clock (due to his eyes), and Hoshi-tam tam by his peers.


– Hoshi is fluent in Japanese and possesses basic Chinese language skills.
– He holds a 4th Dan black belt in Taekwondo.

Personality & Habits

– He has a collection of bizarre photos of the members, with the most peculiar ones belonging to DK.
– Voted by fellow members as one of the most hard-working and possessing the most aegyo alongside Woozi.
– He doesn’t appreciate it when someone interferes with his working process.
– He is known for boosting the group’s morale and mood during low-spirited moments.
– He’s known for his considerate nature. (Japanese Seventeen Magazine)
– He is the type who is naturally weak and has weak grips so he uses his entire strength when doing pull ups.
– He doesn’t go out of his room much and likes to watch tv, Youtube or movies in his room. (GINGER)

Major works

– Some of his popular songs include; “Spider” and “Our Vacation”.

Instagram: ho5hi_kwon

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

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