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JinJin (ASTRO) Profile, Bio, & Facts

JinJin ASTRO

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 NameJinJin (진진)
Birth NamePark Jin Woo (박진우)
Occupation Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Actor
BirthdayMarch 15, 1996
Active Years2016–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height174 cm (5’8″)
Weight63 kg (139 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIENFP

JinJin (ASTRO) Facts:

Early Life

– 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.

Personal Life

– 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.
– 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.
– 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)

Career

– 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)

Food Preferences

– 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.

Abilities

– 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)

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @ast_jinjin
Weibo: ASTRO_JINJIN

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

JinJin (ASTRO) Photos

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