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LEO Profile, Bio, & Facts


LEO (리오) is a Korean-Australian singer and rapper under 131 LABEL. He debuted solo on August 17, 2023 with the digital single “One Look.” He is a former pre-debut member of the Kpop boy group Trainee A.

LEO Profile

Stage NameLEO (리오)
Birth NameLeo Lee (이리오)
OccupationSinger, Rapper
BirthdayAugust 22, 2002
Active Years2021–present
Age21 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLeo
Height181 cm (5’11”)
Blood TypeA
Official Fandom NameLEOZ

LEO Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Sydney, Australia.
– He dropped out of St. Patrick’s Marist College.
– At the age of 17, he moved to Korea alone to pursue training as a singer.

Personal Life

– His family consists of his parents and older sister.
– He is Catholic and his baptismal name is Rio.
– His Chinese Zodiac sign is Horse.
– LEO joined 131 Label by chance when he went to his friend’s studio and the CEO of 131 was there and recognized him and they exchanged greetings. The CEO later contacted him and offered him to join the company. They held several meetings which spanned more than an hour each after which he joined the label. (Men Noblesse)
– He composed a song titled “Move On” which was dedicated to a trainee friend left before him.
– His representative emoji is 🦁.
– He gets scared of the dark.
– He likes to lie down and use his phone when he has off days.
– He started playing the drums when he was 9 years old. (102.7KIISFM)
– One of his favorite songs is ‘Jaded’ by Drake which he used to listen to during a mentally challenging times.
– He said his parents and sister all loved music so there was always  music playing at his house.
– His role model is Pharrell Williams because he is not only a musician but also a producer and creator.
– His future vision is becoming a producer or director.
– Fans think he resembles TXT’s Yeonjun.
– His palm size is 18cm long.
– He has been a fan of Travis Gashi since middle school. (맨 노블레스)
– He at first hesitated to join 131 because he was anxious and worried if they would have conflict in visions in the future.

Pre-debut Journey

– LEO didn’t want to live according to a set schedule of going to a college and getting a part time job and wanted to pursue his passion and at that time he saw Korean artists on the Billboard and felt inspired to pursue music.
– He came to Korea in 2018 but failed his audition at BigHit Music. A day before he was about to return to Australia, he got a call from the company asking for a reaudition and was accepted. (Men Noblesse)
– After he passed his audition, it took a year for him to convince his parents and start his trainee life at Big Hit Music. 


– LEO spent three and a half years as a trainee before making his debut.
– He was part of Trainee A, a male training team formed under BIGHIT Music in April 2021.
– He made an appearance in BTS‘s “Permission To Dance” music video.
– Due to mental health struggles, he departed from Trainee A on August 25, 2022.
– His former fandom name is L(EON).
– On July 24, 2023, it was revealed that he signed with 131 LABEL, and he officially debuted as a solo artist in August 2023.
– He is under 131 Label which was established by former iKon member B.I.

Likes & Dislikes

– He loves R&B music.
– He doesn’t like mint chocolate.
– He enjoys listening to tracks like “Essence” by Wizkid, “Thank God” by Travis Scott, and “Open Arms” by SZA.
– He loves to eat Cheesecake.
– His favorite R&B artists include PartyNextDoor, Ryan Trey, Bryson Tiller and Jordon Woods. (102.7KIISFM)
– He likes the Cotton Candy flavor at Baskin Robbins.
– His favorite movie is “Joker”.

Personality & Habits

– LEO considers himself a timid person and has to be persuaded sometimes.(맨 노블레스)
– He is a homebody and likes to stay at home.
– He considers his unexpected charm as his charming point as people often say his first impression is cold and scary but he is playful and soft once they get to know him. (맨 노블레스)

Website: | LEO Official Community

Instagram: leowsgd
Twitter: @LEO_131official
YouTube: LEO
TikTok: @leo131official

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

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