JinJin (진진) is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and a member of the boy group ASTRO under Fantagio Entertainment. He is a former member of the subunit JINJIN & ROCKY.
Jinjin (ASTRO) Profile
|Stage Name||JinJin (진진)|
|Birth Name||Park Jin Woo (박진우)|
|Occupation||Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Actor|
|Birthday||March 15, 1996|
|Age||27 (in 2023)|
|Height||174 cm (5’8″)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lbs)|
JinJin (ASTRO) Facts:
– JinJin was born in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He attended Hansu Elementary School and Hansu Middle School.
– He graduated from Hanlim Multi Arts High School.
– He was the class president and vice president at school during his trainee years.
– He began learning street dance when he was in secondary school and won various competitions.
– He is a student at Global Cyber University (Department of Broadcasting Entertainment).
– His family consists of his mother, father, and an older brother.
– His official height is 174 cm (5’8”), but his real height is 169 cm (5’7”). (Vlive 2019)
– His life motto is “Smiling brings you luck”.
– He works at least 3-4 hours working on his music in the studio. (ViVi)
– He would pick five MJs over five Rockys if given the choice. (Soompi TMI)
– He was expecting to achieve level 4 in TOEIC language but he did better than expected. (Daebak Show)
– JinJin gains inspiration from images when he writes or composes songs because they allow him to visualize what he’s trying to represent specifically. (KStation TV)
– He relies on MJ and Eunwoo the most among the members.
– Sanha’s first impression of him was that he must like to have fun because he was wearing streetwear but he ended up being the kindest member. (Daebak Show)
– His role model is G-Dragon from BIGBANG.
– The value he considers the most important is “respect”.
– His posture got really bad because he used to sit with improper posture while working on music so he started doing pilates and gyro tonics.
– Rocky calls his and JinJin’s relationship “Consideration Kings” as both are considerate of each other while working. (Newskstyle)
– He and Wanna One’s Ong Seongwoo attended the same school, with Seongwoo being his senior.
– He would choose MJ as the member who has to style his outfit for a week. (Soompi TMI Interview)
– He used to make dalgona in his elementary school. (Soompi Exclusive)
– He mentioned that if he were a girl, he would date Eunwoo because he finds him extremely handsome.
– JinJin’s ideal type is a girl with her own opinions and attitudes.
– According to Eunwoo, he wakes up at the last among all members.
– If he had to listen to one song for the rest of his life, it would be “Breathless.” (Soompi TMI)
– He wasn’t the kind of student that would cause trouble during his school days.
– He learned dance, drums and guitar during his elementary school so he said it felt natural that he ended up auditioning.
– He once danced for two hours in the practice room after watching the show “Street Women Fighter” because his passion for street dance was revived. (Men’s Health)
– If he were a teacher, he would teach English. (Soompi TMI)
– When he first started writing songs, he sent his ideas to Eric Nam and asked for his advice. (Daebak Show)
– JinJin is the leader, main rapper, and lead dancer in ASTRO.
– Before joining Fantagio as a trainee, he attended NY Dance Academy in Ilsan.
– He was the 5th trainee to be officially introduced with a Photo Test Cut by Fantagio iTeen.
– He has a training period of four years.
– He became the leader of ASTRO because MJ was not there and Jinjin was the oldest trainee so he naturally became the leader. (4th Year Anniversary Interview)
– He appeared in the web drama “To Be Continued” in 2015.
– He was featured in Eric Nam’s song “Can’t Help Myself”.
– He participates in writing, composing and arranging many songs for the group’s albums.
– He co-wrote the track “Candy Sugar Pop” in their 3rd album “Drive to the Starry Road”. (NME)
– He participated in writing, composing and producing all of the songs in the 1st mini album “Restore” by the subunit JinJin&Rocky.
Likes & Dislikes
– His favorite color is green.
– His favorite subjects in school were math and english. (Esquire Korea)
– He likes perfumes that have a cool scent.
– If he had to choose, he would choose sleep over food.
– His favorite words to hear from others are “Best leader.” (Soompi TMI)
– His favorite season is spring.
– He likes to watch web dramas in his free time.
– JinJin enjoys outdoor activities like fishing, camping, and mountain climbing.
– He likes listening to ballad songs like “Bloom” and “Run”.
– He loves to wear laying accessories or wearing three necklaces at once. (ELLE)
– His favorite Japanese food is Sukiyaki. (Cancam Japan)
– He loves to eat seafood. (ViVi)
– JinJin usually likes to buy Yakitori from convenience stores.
– He likes drinking black coffee. (Hanryu Pia)
– He would rather give up on sugar than meat.
– He likes mint chocolate.
– He prefers mineral water over sparkling water.
– He would choose pizza over chicken. (Soompi Soulmate)
– His go-to beverage at a cafe is an Iced Americano.
– JinJin is very passionate about dancing and is the only member who can perform street dance and break dance properly.
– He is sometimes called a “slow rapper” because of his slow way of speaking.
– He is skilled in playing the drums and beatboxing.
– He is considered one of the best English speakers among the ASTRO members and achieved a level 6 in the TOEIC language test. (Daebak Show)
– He also speaks Korean and basic Chinese.
Personality & Habits
– The members voted JinJin as the laziest member in ASTRO. (Elle Korea)
– He said he tried to change his personality when he first became the leader as he used to get very stressed when he would scold the members and then grumble for 4-5 hours thinking why he did that. (ELLE)
– He said he is the kind that thinks a lot and he can’t focus on work if his thoughts aren’t organized.
– He always carries his phone with him, even when he goes to the bathroom.
– His nickname is “Mama Bird” because he deals with the members with thoughtfulness and tenderness. (Men’s Health)
– He is the type of person who first thinks about the visuals as he thinks it is faster to come up with ideas if there are images.
– The first thing he does when he wakes up is check KakaoTalk. (Guess My Answer)
JinJin (ASTRO) Photos
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