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Joshua (SEVENTEEN) Profile, Bio, & Facts


Joshua (조슈아) is a Korean-American singer and a member of the Kpop boy group SEVENTEEN under Pledis Entertainment.

Joshua (SEVENTEEN) Profile

Stage NameJOSHUA (조슈아)
Birth NameJoshua Hong
Korean NameHong Jisoo (홍지수)
BirthdayDecember 30, 1995
Active Years2015–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height178 cm (5’10”)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Joshua (SEVENTEEN) Facts:

Early Life

– Joshua was born in Los Angeles, California, United States.
– He attended Downtown Magnets High School.

Personal Life

– He has his own room in the new dorm.
– He’s an only child.
– While his family resides in Los Angeles, his mom occasionally visits Korea to see him.
– His mother runs an oriental medicine clinic, while his father is a businessman.
– He is a Christian (Catholic) and was part of the Praise Team in his church.
– While waiting for the results of his audition for Pledis, he managed to lose 8 kg within a month.
– According to Woozi, his bedroom is known for being the cleanest room in their dorm.
– Among his celebrity friends are Eric Nam, Ailee, and BTS‘s V and Jimin.
– Joshua briefly flew back to America to take his final exam before officially joining Pledis.
– The one member that always makes him laugh is Dino. (Vanity Fair)
– He mentioned that if he hadn’t received a casting offer from Pledis, he would have pursued a career in business.
– He and Jeonghan once visited Pledis staff’s office during their trainee days while crying and expressing their desire to quit being trainees.
– He never thinks of himself as a gentleman and says it’s only what carats tell him so he thinks he should be one. (HMV Interview)
– His church friends taught him how to play the guitar.
DK and Wonwoo picked him as the flirtest member of the group because he is friendly and a gentleman so alot of people tend to like him.
– Growing up in America, he spoke Korean at home and English at school.
– He wants to collaborate as a soloist with Ariana Grande. 
– Something he can’t get used to overtime is his job as he feels he is an ordinary person and sometimes wonders how he got here.  (Mindset)
– He believes that the swelling of the face doesn’t go away if one doesn’t wash the face in the morning.  
Mingyu said his room looks like a hotel.
– Joshua feels he is more similar to Jeonghan than S.Coups.  
– He and Woozi always talk about music and eat midnight snacks together.
– He wants to be remembered as someone who is cool and shares good energy with others.
– He is the tidiest member of the group. (BuzzFeed Celeb)

– He feels his face’s sexy point is his Adam’s apple or nose bridge. 
– He would like to make the world’s longest kimbap for his fans if he had no budget or time restrictions. (Rolling Stone)
– He said he loves to hear that he made someone happy.
– His hobbies include reading, sleeping, eating, singing, playing the guitar, and watching movies.
– He wanted to learn pottery but he couldn’t due to inaccessibility so he started beads handicraft as a hobby.
– Jeonghan said whenever he is having a hard time, he feels better by talking to Joshua.
– He can speak Korean, Japanese, Chinese, English and Spanish.
– His motto is ‘Let’s live positively and diligently’. 

– He likes going to Shibuya, Harajuku, and Omotesando for shopping when he is in Japan.
– He shares a birthday (including the year) with BTS’s V.
– He is close with Jeonghan.
– He never learned hangul formally.
– Joshua’s ideal type is someone who is kind.
– His first experience performing in front of people at the church. (Teen Vogue)
– A funny incident when he first arrived in Korea was when he went to the Seoul Express Terminal Station with Seungkwan to buy ear piercings but he got off the station first and the train left. He didn’t know how to take a taxi and felt relieved when Seungkwan came to find him.
– He has to memorize the whole lyrics because his speed of reading Korean is slower than the speed required for singing.
– He is a fan of EXO.


– Joshua is the lead vocalist and visual in SEVENTEEN.
– He joined Pledis Entertainment and started training in 2013.
– He has a training period of 2 years and 2 months.
– He appeared in “A-Teen” season 2 episode 7.
– He was street-casted by Pledis Entertainment staff when he attended a festival in Korea Town.
– He made an appearance in the MV for labelmate Orange Caramel‘s song “My Copycat.”
– He is in the SEVENTEEN’s “Vocal Team.”

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite colors are Blue, Black, Brown, and Pink.
– He likes to watch anime and horror movies.
– His favorite emojis are ‘ 💙❤️’.
– Soccer is his favorite sport and he also likes marathons.
– He is a fan of 2BiC, Chris Brown, Usher, and Tupac.
– His favorite movie is ‘Fight Club’. (Rolling Stone)
– He loves to collect perfumes.
– His favorite anime include Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, and My Hero Academia. (Japan Seventeen)
– He likes the song “Swin Good” by Frank Ocean and ‘Alone’ by Crush.
– His favorite hero is Saitama from One Punch Man.

Food Preferences

– Joshua likes to eat shabu shabu, ramen, and all kinds of hot pots. (Elle Japan)
– He likes to eat sushi at a place with an Omakase course.
– He enjoys drinking wine.
– His favorite foods include sashimi, king crab, beef, chicken, and pasta.
– His favorite ice cream flavor is kiwi and vanilla.
– He doesn’t like spicy foods, raw clams, and eggplants.
– He likes the Japanese dish Okonomiyaki.

Personality & Habits

– DK said Joshua was very introverted and shy but now he is more confident.
– He is not shy to chat with strangers.
– He is not the type to let it all out and only shares his feelings with people he has known for a long time. (ELLE 2022)
– He is the type to always deal with things calmly no matter what comes his way.
– He likes to keep his room tidy and organized before going out for schedules.
– He said he never cries in front of other people and only cries when he is alone and frustrated with himself. (DAZED)
– He doesn’t consider himself shy but has difficulty dealing with awkward situations.
– According to SEVENTEEN members, Joshua does not to reply to messages in the group chat.
– A side only he knows about himself is that he tries to make conversations to loosen up the atmosphere. (MAPS 2023)

Instagram: joshu_acoustic

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon

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