Moonbin (문빈) was a South Korean singer, lyricist, actor, and a member of the boy group ASTRO under Fantagio Entertainment. He was also a member of ASTRO’s subunit MOONBIN & SANHA.
Moonbin (ASTRO) Profile
|Stage Name||Moonbin (문빈)|
|Birth Name||Moon Bin (문빈)|
|Occupation||Singer, Lyricist, Actor, Model|
|Birthday||January 26, 1998|
|Age||25 (in 2023)|
|Height||182 cm (6’0″)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lbs)|
Moonbin (ASTRO) Facts:
– Moonbin was born in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea.
– He went to Kwak Young-il English Kindergarten.
– He transferred from Nampyeong Elementary School and graduated from Seoul Jungma Elementary School.
– He went to Konkuk University College of Education Middle School.
– His family includes his parents and a younger sister.
– Moonbin transferred from Jayang High School to Seowon High School then transferred again and finally graduated from Hanlim Multi Arts High School.
– He gained inspiration for his songs from dramas and movies that left an impression on him. (Soompi)
– His life motto was “Just do it”.
– He would pick five MJs over five Rockys, if given the choice. (Soompi TMI)
– Fans referred to him as ASTRO’s “Puppy-Cat” because he could make the face of both a cat and a puppy.
– If he had to listen to one song for the rest of his life, it would be the South Korean national anthem. (Soompi TMI)
– His younger sister was Moon Sua from the girl group Billie.
– If he hadn’t pursued a career in music, he would have considered becoming an athlete, possibly a swimmer.
– He was described as having a tender and warmhearted personality.
– Sanha said he would like him to stop recommending weird smells. (Hallyutalk Exclusive)
– He had various nicknames, such as U-Know MoonBin (유노문빈), Binnie (빈이), and Sleepyhead.
– A scent that reminded him of home was a musk and cozy scent.
– His role model was Taeyang from BIG BANG.
– He had two cats named Roa (derived from Astro and Aroha) and Mojja.
– He would only smell the scent of flowers for the rest of his life, if he had to choose, because he thought that if he continuously smelled flowers he would smell like flowers too. (Pop Crave Exclusive)
– In the new dorm, he had his own room.
– Moonbin’s ideal type was described as a girl with a good sense of humor.
– Moonbin was the main dancer, lead vocalist, and center in ASTRO.
– In 2006, he appeared in DBSK’s “Balloons” MV as Mini U-Know Yunho.
– He made his debut in 2004 as a child model and also appeared in a Samsung commercial in his childhood.
– In 2012, he participated in the Fantagio iTeen’s Audition.
– He also acted in Kdramas like “Boys Over Flowers” (2009), “Perseverance Goo Haera” (2015), and “Moments of 18” (2019).
– He served as one of the MCs on Show Champion, along with Astro’s Sanha and Verivery‘s Kangmin.
– He had roles in various web dramas, including “To Be Continued” (2015 Fantagio Web Drama) and “Mermaid Prince” (2020).
– He co-wrote the track “Candy Sugar Pop” on their 3rd album “Drive to the Starry Road”.
– He also co-wrote the tracks “Madness”, “Desire” and co-composed “Desire” on the 3rd mini album “Incense” by the subunit Moonbin&Sanha. (Allkpop)
– Tragically, on April 19, 2023, his manager found him passed away in his home. (NME)
Likes & Dislikes
– He was allergic to dust and dog fur.
– He liked to read webtoons and work out in his free time. (Soompi Soulmate)
– His favorite color was black.
– If he had to choose, he would choose sleep over food.
– His favorite subjects in school were physical education and language arts. (Guess My Answer)
– He liked movies more than dramas.
– His favorite season was Summer.
– He disliked eating fish, egg yolk, and tofu.
– His favorite food was beef.
– He would rather give up on sugar than meat. (Soompi TMI)
– He liked eating mint chocolate.
– His go-to beverage at a cafe was an Iced Americano. (Soompi Soulmate)
– Moonbin had atopic dermatitis, which made his skin sensitive to certain foods, especially instant foods.
– His special talents included playing the piano, acting, and dancing.
– He had a keen sense of smell.
– He was skilled in swimming.
– He could consume an extra-large kimbap in three bites.
– His childhood friends included iKON‘s Chan, SF9‘s Chani, and GFriend‘s SinB.
– Moonbin was friends with BTS‘s Jungkook, and they were introduced to each other by KNK‘s Seoham during ISAC.
– He was also good friends with Seventeen‘s Seungkwan.
Moonbin (ASTRO) Photos
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