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MONSTA X Members Profile & Facts

MONSTA X Members
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MONSTA X is a South Korean 6-member Kpop boy group that debuted on May 14, 2015, with the first EP “Trespass” under Starship Entertainment. The group members consist of Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M.

MONSTA X Profile

DebutMay 14, 2015
Active Years2015–present
MONSTA X MembersShownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M
GenrePop, hip-hop, rap
LabelStarship Entertainment
Oldest MemberShownu
Youngest MemberI.M
Former MemberWonho
Fandom NameMONBEBE (몬베베)


– MONSTA X’s official colors are Lost, Guilty, and Beautiful.
– Their Japanese label is Mercury Tokyo and their US label is Intertwine.
– Their previous US label was Epic Records.
– They made their Japan debut on May 17, 2017.
– Their reality documentary “The Dreaming” shows the long process behind the scenes.
– All the members have brothers only. (WIRED)
– They voiced over on “We Bare Bears”.
– The group’s fandom name MONEBEBE loosely translates to “My Baby” in French. (ROLLING STONE)

monstax-e (KOREAN) | monstax-official (JAPANESE).

Instagram: monsta_x
Youtube: MONSTA X
Twitter: officialmonstax | official_mx_jp (Japan)
TikTok: @monsta_x_514
Facebook: OfficialMonstaX
Cafe Daum: monsta-x
Weibo: monstax

Streaming Platform Links
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MONSTA X Members Profile

1. Shownu

Stage NameShownu (셔누)
Birth NameSohn Hyun Woo (손현우)
OccupationSinger, songwriter, dancer
BirthdayJune 18, 1992
Active Years2015–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignGemini
Height181 cm (5’11”)
Weight77 kg (169 lbs)
Blood TypeO
Representative Emoji🐻

Shownu Facts:

– Shownu is from Changdong, Donbonggu, Seoul, South Korea.
– He originally went to Changdong High School but later transferred
– He was in International Cyber ​​University in the Entertainment Studies.
– Shownu’s Chinese zodiac sign is Water Monkey.
– He is an only child.
– He trained with GOT7.
– He sleeps wearing only shorts.
Rain was behind his inspiration to start a music career.
– He’s only good at swimming according to him.
– He says, his best features are his arms.
– He has a lot of nicknames including Shuminator, Gom Shownu, Robot Shownu, Nunu, Monzel Ut, Tough Idiot, etc
– He has the skill to pick and move things with his toes.
– He’s super confident with his looks along with Kihyun
– Joohoney is his favorite member.
– According to him Minhyuk is the hardest member to control.
– He bought Kim Bum Soo’s album One Day as a CD for his first piece of music that he bought for himself. (BILLBOARD)
– He says that MONSTA X shines brighter when they are together. (DAZED)
– He placed 2nd in the JYP audition.
– He was formerly in Starship’s boy group called NUBOYZ.
– He was in SISTAR’s “Shake it” MV along with Wonho (former member).
– He was in Lee Hyori’s “Bad Girls” and “Going Crazy” MVs.
Read more facts about Shownu

2. Minhyuk

Minhyuk MONSTA X
Stage NameMinhyuk (민혁)
Birth NameLee Min Hyuk (이민혁)
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actor, MC
BirthdayNovember 3rd, 1993
Active Years2015–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Height179 cm (5’10.5″)
Weight65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood TypeA
Representative Emoji🐶, 🐋

Minhyuk  Facts:

– Minhyuk is from Uijeongbu, South Korea.
– He has a habit of wearing an iPad around.
– He admires Soyou.
– He loves uber. (WIRED)
– He bought a full-length (regular) album of Korean idol Sunbaenim for his first piece of music that he bought for himself. (BILLBOARD)
– He thinks of MONBEBE as “mothers” due to how much the fans give support and love. (ROLLING STONE)
– He says that their All About Luv album is a classic album because it doesn’t follow the trends and people can enjoy it for years to come. (REFINERY)
– He was the last to be confirmed as a group member after the NO.MERCY survival show.
– He has advertised for LF Co., Ltd., C.J., E-Land Retail, UParat Co., Ltd., and The Nature Holdings Co., Ltd.
Read more facts about Minhyuk

3. Kihyun

Stage NameKihyun (기현)
Birth NameYoo Ki Hyun (유기현)
OccupationSinger, songwriter
BirthdayNovember 22, 1993
Active Years2015–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio/Sagittarius cusp
Height174.8 cm (5’9″)
Weight62 kg (137 lbs)
Blood TypeB
Representative Emoji🐹 🦈 🦊

Kihyun Facts:

– Kihyun is from Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He has experience as a chef so he is known to cook the best in the dorm.
– He’s very thankful to Shownu recently.
– He’s close friends with BTSSuga.
– According to him, Hyungwon is the hardest member to wake up.
– He is MONSTA X’s “Scheduled Care”(WIRED)
– He is more energetic when he works together as a team for MONSTA X. (CONSEQUENCE)
– He thinks that for K-pop idols, mental health is a huge concern too, so that’s also an area that the parents are concerned about. (ROLLING STONE)
– He doesn’t eat fish because of its smell.
Read more facts about Kihyun

4. Hyungwon

Hyungwon MONSTA X
Stage NameHyungwon (형원)
Birth NameChae Hyung Won (채형원)
OccupationSinger, DJ, songwriter, composer, actor
BirthdayJanuary 15, 1994
Active Years2015–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height182.4 cm (6’0″)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood TypeO
Representative Emoji🐢 🐸 🐍

Hyungwon Facts:

– Hyungwon is from Wolgye-dong, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea.
– He went to Songwon University in the Department of Business Administration.
– He is enlisted in the military and will be discharged on May 13, 2025.
– He’s very picky about food.
– He’s famous for his thick lips.
– He mostly keeps to himself and stays quiet.
– His younger brother Kyungwon has already served in the military.
– He is a proper DJ.
– He searches his name online a lot.
– He mostly uses black underwear.
– According to MONBEBE, he is more handsome in real life than in cameras.
– He’s friends with UNIQ’s Sungjoo.
– He is very famous for his Praying Mantis Dance.
– He would like to have an album where each group member has their solo song on it, it would be like a present for MONBEBE. (MTV News)
– His dream job when he was little was a lawyer. (BILLBOARD)
– He’s been DJing on the tour and appearing at dance festivals like Ultra Korea. (DAZED)
– He was the lead role in “Fly Again”.
– He had a collaboration with VIXX’s Hongbin for “Cool Love”.
Read more facts about Hyungwon

5. Joohoney

Joohoney MONSTA X
Stage NameJOOHONEY (주헌)
Birth NameLee Ji-hwan (이지환)
OccupationRapper, singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, actor
BirthdayOctober 6, 1994
Active Years2011–present
Age29 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height179.2 cm (5’10.5″)
Weight67 kg (148 lbs)
Blood TypeO
Representative Emoji🐝, 🐯

Joohoney Facts:

– Joohoney is from Seoul but grew up in Daegu.
– Among the trainees of the Starship, he was the best rapper.
– He was the first member of MONSTA X to debut solo.
– He used to share a room with I.M., Kihyun, and Minhyuk.
– He has a habit of carrying an external battery with him.
– His favourite song is “Blow Your Mind,” because when he was young, he loved Justin Timberlake’s “ Like I Love You.”
– The first-ever concert he went to was the Bigbang Concert. (BILLBOARD)
– He would like to do quieter ballads with acoustic sounds in the future. (CONSEQUENCE)
– He is particularly wry and knowing. (ROLLING STONE)
Read more facts about Joohoney

6. I.M

Stage NameI.M (아이엠)
Birth NameIm Chang Kyun (임창균)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, composer, rapper
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1996
Active Years2015–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height175 cm (5’9″)
Weight63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood TypeO
Representative Emoji🐱 🐺💜 🫠 🦭

I.M Facts:

– I.M is from Wolgye-dong, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea.
– I.M.’s Chinese zodiac sign is Rat.
– He has a tattoo on his wrist and one on his back. (WIRED)
– He is the quietest member in the dorm.
– His dream job when he was little was a scientist.
– His first big career moment was the group’s performance at Staples Center. (MTV News)
– He cares about his health, his mental health, and the things he loves. (REFINERY)
– His go-to line is “I AM WHAT I AM”.
– He left the agency on August 8, 2022.
– He signed solo with Sony Music Entertainment Korea on November 15, 2022.
Read more facts about I.M

Former Members:

7. Wonho

Stage NameWonho (원호)
Birth NameLee Ho Seok (이호석)
OccupationSinger, dancer, songwriter, composer
BirthdayMarch 1, 1993
Active Years2015–present
Age31 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height178 cm (5’10”)
Weight77 kg (170 lbs)
Blood TypeB
Representative Emoji🐰

Wonho Facts:

– He aims to make the most of the time he has in the world. (TEEN VOGUE)
– He is certain he’d survive the zombie apocalypse in All Of Us Are Dead.
– He is adept at spinning his personal story into threads that anybody can recognize in the fabric of their lives.
– He is a man who knows what he wants in terms of styling. (ALLURE)
– He also shared that he had wanted to show a new side of himself, even if it meant leaving behind his “powerful” image. (SOOMPI)
– He wants his fans to get good vibes and positive energy from listening to his albums, and gain strength to overcome what they’re going through. (NME)
– He once said that he can’t write a song without first discovering the theme, line, or title it needs a core.
Read more facts about Wonho


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