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Jung Ilhoon (ex. BTOB) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Jung Ilhoon (ex. BTOB)

Jung Ilhoon (정일훈) is a South Korean singer-songwriter under Cube Entertainment. He is a former member of the boy group BTOB. He debuted solo on March 8, 2018 with the mini album ‘Big Wave.’ He is the creator of the popular trend ‘Gwiyomi Player’.

Jung Ilhoon (ex. BTOB) Profile

Stage NameIlhoon (일훈)
Birth NameJung Il Hoon (정일훈)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Rapper
BirthdayOctober 4, 1994
Active Years2012–present
Age29 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height176 cm (5’9″)/Real Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight64 kg (141 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Jung Ilhoon (ex. BTOB) Facts:

Early Life

– Jung Ilhoon was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Seongjeo Elementary School and Bongeun Middle School.
– He transferred from Apgujeong High School and graduated from Hanlim Entertainment Arts High School (Department of Practical Dance).

Personal Life

– He is skilled in rapping, writing lyrics, and composition.
– His older sister is a ballad singer named JOO.
– He always asked Peniel to talk more in the interviews.
– He dropped out of Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts and got his Associates degree from Korea University of the Arts.
– He considers Dynamic Duo as his role model.
– He and Hyunsik used to drink a lot together in China after their schedules. Once he got so drunk that he doesn’t remember how they got back to the hotel. (Marie Claire 2017)
– Jung Ilhoon always used to exchange his ‘number 6’ mic with Sungjae because Sungjae liked the number 6 but he was 7th in the lineup as the maknae of the group.
– He considered the stage name Michael.
– His armpit hair doesn’t grow naturally.
– He doesn’t enjoy skinship. (Weekly Idol)
– He is short tempered and gets irritable quickly according to Minhyuk.
– He said he is more relaxed now but there were many times before where he couldn’t control his anger and went crazy. (aomewang )
– During high school, he and BTS’s RM were in the same Design Club.
– He revealed that in the start of their debut, people would ask him if he was a rapper and when he would confirm, they would ask him if he was one because he can’t sing.
– He attended Changsub’s solo concert and performed with him on stage.
– His MBTI was ENFP at the beginning of his debut.
– He became close friends with ASTROMoonbin, SF9‘s Hwiyoung and The Boyz‘s Younghoon on Idol Radio.
– His religion is christianity.
– He likes to go on a vacation when he feels stressed. (Marie Claire 2017)
– Ilhoon’s ideal type is someone with long eyelashes, white skin, brown-colored pupils, big eyes, an S-line figure, a slender body, and short bob hair. Also someone pretty with a husky voice and an easy-going personality.


– Jung Ilhoon was the main rapper and vocalist in BTOB.- He made his acting debut in 2011 through the JTBC sitcom “I Live in Cheongdam Dong.”
– In 2015, he took on the lead role in the web drama “Webtoon Hero: Tundra Show.”
– He has been featured  in various songs, including those by G.NA, 2YOON, HyunA, Samuel, Yoo Sung Eun, and FT.Island’s Lee Hongki.
– He participated in “Unpretty Rapstar 3”.
– He appeared on the beauty show “The Cushion” and co-hosted “Weekly Idol” from 2012-2016.
– He started his military service in May 2020 and was discharged in June 2021.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes shopping in his spare time.
– Givenchy is his favorite fashion brand.
– He loves to eat hamburgers.
– His favorite movies include “The Pianist”.
– He likes black color.
– He dislikes cold weather.
– His favorite motto is “First try it out and see.”
– He doesn’t like watching horror movies because he gets scared.

Use of Marijuana & Departure from BTOB

– On December 31, 2020, Cube Entertainment announced his departure from BTOB, after an investigation by South Korean police for marijuana usage, an illegal act in the country.
– On June 14, 2020, Jung Ilhoon received a 2-year prison sentence and a fine of 133 million won (approximately $119,200).
– However, on December 16, 2021, his sentence was reduced from 2 years in prison to 3 years probation.

Instagram: ilhoonmj
Weibo: 鄭鎰勳_BTOB
Twitter: ilhoon_mikael 

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

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