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Stray Kids Members Profile & Facts

Stray Kids Members

Stray Kids (스트레이 키즈) is a South Korean eight-member boy group that originally debuted as nine on March 25, 2018, with the track “District 9” (I am NOT) under JYP Entertainment. The group members consist of Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. 

Stray Kids Profile

DebutMarch 25, 2018
Active Years2018–present
Stray Kids MembersBang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, I.N
GenreElectronic, Rock, Pop
StatusActive
LabelJYP Entertainment, Republic Records
Oldest MemberBang Chan
Youngest MemberI.N
Former MemberWoojin
Fandom NameStay

Stray Kids Facts:

– The group’s name, “Stray Kids,” was conceived by the members themselves. It initially represented a lost child chasing dreams, but it later evolved to signify finding a unique path together.
– Their lightstick is called “Nachimbong” which is a play on the Korean word for “Compass” and “Rod”.
– Bang Chan personally selected each member while they were still trainees. They participated in the reality show “Stray Kids” with challenges that emphasized self-composition and were eventually selected to debut as a nine-member group.
– Stray Kids logo was written and designed by the group’s leader Bang Chan. (MTV Interview)
– Before their official debut, they released a mini album, Mixtape, on January 8, 2018.
– The current dorm arrangement includes single rooms for members Han, Changbin, Hyunjin, Bang Chan in Dorm 1, and single rooms for members Felix, Lee Know, Seungmin, and I.N in Dorm 2.
– The sub-unit 3RACHA, consisting of Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han, existed before the group’s debut.
– Stray Kids members are deeply involved in creating their songs, with lyrics and melodies reflecting their thoughts, struggles, and the messages they want to convey. They highly value this creative freedom to express themselves genuinely.

Woojin’s Departure From Stray Kids & Hyunjin’s Hiatus

– Former member Woojin unexpectedly left Stray Kids due to personal reasons on October 27, 2019.
– Hyunjin went on a hiatus from all activities and promotions starting February 27, 2021, due to a school bullying scandal. The group continued promoting with seven members. He later returned to activities in July 2021.

Achievements

– The group was listed by Time as the “Next Generation Leaders” in 2023. (TIME)
– In March 2022, with “ODDINARY,” Stray Kids achieved a significant milestone by becoming the third Korean singer to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart, after BTS and SuperM.
– In August 2022, they surpassed 10 million subscribers on their YouTube channel and became the third Korean boy group after BTS and Big Bang to get a diamond play button.
– In June 2023, they achieved remarkable first-week album sales of 4.61 million copies, securing the top position among all Korean singer albums in the first week of release.
– They became the first JYPE artists to achieve the million sales milestone with their album “No Easy”.

Appearances & Participations

– They have appeared on the American show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2023.
– Stray Kids has appeared in its own reality shows like “Finding Stray Kids”, “SKZFLIX”, and “Stray Kids: The 9th”.
– They have been on shows like “Weekly Idol”, “After School Club” and “2022 Chuseok Special Idol Star Championships”.

Magazines & Endorsements

– The group have endorsed many brands including “Lotte Duty-Free”, “Tommy Hilfiger”, “Coke Caster”, “Shopee” and “IvyClub”.
– They have been featured in magazines like “DAZED KOREA”, “ELLE”, “CeCi”, “ALLURE” and “Beauty +”.
– Stray Kids became the global ambassador for “BENCH”.

Major Works

– Their popular songs include “MANIAC”, “God’s Menu”, “Thunderous”, and “Case 143”.

Awards

– They have won several awards including “New Hallyu Rookie Award” at the Soribada Best K-Music Awards (2019), “Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10” at the MAMA Awards (2021), “Best Male Idol” at Korea First Brand Awards (2023).
– Stray Kids won the “Album of the Year (Daesang)” at Asia Artist Awards in 2022.

WEBSITE
straykids.jype.com | www.straykidsjapan.com (Japan)

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: realstraykids| straykids_official_jp (Japan)
Youtube: StrayKids | straykids_official_jp/ (Japan)
Twitter: Stray_Kids | stay_support | Stray_Kids_JP (Japan)
TikTok: @jypestraykids | @straykids_japan (Japan)
Facebook: JYPEStrayKids

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Stray Kids Members Profile

1. Bang Chan

Bang Chan Stray Kids
Bang Chan
Stage NameBang Chan (방찬)
Korean NameBahng Chan (방찬)
Birth NameChristopher Bahng
PositionLeader, Producer, Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper
BirthdayOctober 3, 1997
Active Years2015–present
Age26 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height171 cm (5’7’’)
WeightN/A
NationalityAustralian-Korean
Blood TypeO
MBTIENFJ-T
Representative AnimalWolf (🐺)

Bang Chan Facts:

– He sang “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars for his audition at JYP Entertainment. (DAEBAK SHOW S2 EP1)
He often thinks in both Korean and English.
He named Stray Kids and designed the group’s logo.
– He is interested in fashion and would like to choose clothes that he can walk confidently in. (Harper’s BAZAAR)
– He usually listens to songs when he is taking public transports.
– Bang Chan associates himself with a wolf due to often being told that he resembles one. (JJ Japan Magazine)
If not a member of Stray Kids, he would have considered being an actor, or athlete.
– He feels he is the most indecisive among the members.
– His father is his biggest role model. (MEN’S FOLIO)
He prefers sunny days over rainy days.
– He is friends with TWICE members, especially Sana.
– The hardest part of training for him was watching people come and leave after he got used to them. 
– Bang Chan would choose Changbin as his lover if he were a woman so that he could have fun time with him. (Cancam)
– He is not good at taking compliments as he feels he doesn’t deserve them.  (ELLE)
– Something he’ll never regret is debuting as Stray Kids. (Seventeen)
– According to Hyunjin, Bang Chan’s room is always extremely tidy. (Nylon Japan 2023)
He was obsessed with playing Pokemon Go.
– His go-to color is black for clothes. 
– His most essential item is his bottle of multivitamins. 
– He like eating Japanese instant noodles and likes to try various flavors.
– His long-term goal is for Stray Kids to be the first K-pop group to perform on the moon. (DAEBAK SHOW S2 EP1)
Read more facts about Bang Chan

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: gnabnahc

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2. Lee Know

Lee Know Stray Kids
Lee Know
Stage NameLee Know (리노)
Birth NameLee Min Ho (이민호
PositionDance Leader, Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
BirthdayOctober 25, 1998
Active Years2017–present
Age25 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Height172 cm (5’8″)
WeightN/A
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIISFP
Representative AnimalRabbit (🐰)

Lee Know Facts:

– Lee Know would date each member of Stray Kids one by one if he were a woman because they all have different charming points. (Cancam)
– If he could have any magic power, he would choose to turn back time. 
He has often been told that he resembles his mom a lot.
– His favorite Stray Kids music video of all time is MANIAC. (Seventeen)

– If he can’t sleep at night, he just closes his eyes. 
– He considers “Tomorrow, I Will Date Yesterday’s You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody”as the most emotionally impactful movies he watched. 
– He likes to reduce his stress by eating delicious food. (Harper’s BAZAAR)
– He wishes to be associated with the word “fun.”
– He is a fan of 2PM and Wonder Girls.

– He picked himself and Seungmin as the most hardworking members in the group. 
During vacations, he likes eating delicious food, watching a play, and taking walks in the woods or near the Han river.
– His favorite part of his body is his face. 
– He likes the chemistry between Seungmin and I.N as they both like coffee but restrain themselves even though they all are secretly drinking from each other. (25ans Magazine Interview)
– He refreshes by either resting or taking a walk when work is busy or things aren’t going well. 
He doesn’t follow a strict skincare routine; instead, he emphasizes working out, maintaining a good diet, and not eating after 6 p.m.
– He likes to go camping alone and relax, and if it’s a whole day, he would prefer lazing at home.
– He fears everyone turning their back on him the most. (Nylon Japan 2023)
– His most essential item is his eye drops. 
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3. Changbin

Changbin Stray Kids
Changbin
Stage Name Changbin (창빈)
Birth NameSeo Chang Bin (서창빈)
PositionRapper, Vocalist, Producer
BirthdayAugust 11, 1999
Active Years2017–present
Age24 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLeo
Height167 cm (5’6″)
WeightN/A
NationalityKorea
Blood TypeO
MBTIESFP
Representative AnimalPabbit (Pig + Rabbit) (🐖🐇)

Changbin Facts:

– He would choose Seungmin as his lover if he were a woman because he is so pure. (Cancam)
– His favorite Stray Kids music video of all time is S-Class. 
– If he could have any magic power, Changbin would choose to control time. 
– His biggest fear is losing self-confidence. 

If not a member of Stray Kids, he would have a career as a producer, writer, or tattoo artist.
He likes to watch horror movies.
– His most frequently used emoji is 🙋‍♂️. (25ans Interview)
– He ties his shoelaces in a double knot before going on stage. (Nylon Japan)
– He considers his unique strength his passion for exercise.
– Bang Chan mentioned that Changbin is the member who cares the most about self-care and dressing up. (JJ Japan Magazine)
– He is not someone who gets extremely lonely, but he doesn’t like being alone.
– He includes massaging with a foam roller in his daily routine. 
He is close with Wooyoung from ATEEZ and Chaeyeon from IZ*ONE.
– His most essential item is his stress ball. 
– On a free day, he’d choose to laze in bed. 
– He, along with Felix and I.N, is one of the fastest to reply to messages. 
– According to Hyunjin, Changbin shows his dark rapper side on stage, but off stage, he’s full of aegyo. (Nylon Japan)
He looks up to BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon and Kenrick Lamar as role models, along with his parents.
Read more facts about Changbin

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Instagram: jutdwae

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4. Hyunjin

Hyunjin Stray Kids
Hyunjin
Stage NameHyunjin (현진)
Birth NameHwang Hyun Jin (황현진)
PositionDancer, Rapper, Vocalist, Visual
BirthdayMarch 20, 2000
Active Years2017–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height179 cm (5’10.5″)
WeightN/A
NationalityKorea
Blood TypeB
MBTIESTP
Representative AnimalFerret (🦦)

Hyunjin Facts:

– He likes to turn off his phone and spend time leisurely to take care of his body. (Harper’s BAZAAR)
– His favorite Stray Kids music video of all time is S-Class. 
He likes to listen to Dean and Crush‘s songs.
His preferred accessories are rings and necklaces.
He uses a mask at night and maintains hydration by drinking lots of water.
– His family addresses him as “Hyunjinnie”. 
– Hyunjin wants to spend leisure time at the beach with all the members. (Nylon Japan)
– If given a magical power, he would choose teleportation to freely go anywhere.  
– He would like to steal Changbin’s bowling skills. 
– In a hypothetical situation where zombies appeared, he said he would run away to save himself and the world. 
– His greatest fear is hiccups. (Nylon Japan 2023)
– His most essential item is his sketchbook. (GQ Interview)
If not a member of Stray Kids, he aspires to be an interior designer.
He is nicknamed “The Prince.”
– He went to the kindergarten in the US when he was 5 years old. 
– The secret only he knows about the members is that Han and I.N likes to draw and they often create oil paintings with still life motifs. (25ans Magazine Interview)
– Hyunjin would choose himself as his lover if he were a woman because he is confident that he can take care of his lover. (Cancam)
– In school, Hyunjin excelled in math but struggled with science.
Read more facts about Hyunjin

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: hynjinnnn

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5. Han

Han Stray Kids
Han
Stage NameHan (한)
Birth NameHan Ji Sung (한지성)
PositionRapper, Vocalist, Producer
BirthdaySeptember 14, 2000
Active Years2017–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height169 cm (5’7″)
WeightN/A
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIISTP
Representative AnimalQuokka (🐿️)

Han Facts:

– Han would choose Bang Chan as his lover if he were a woman because Bang Chan is gentle and would take care of his lover. (Cancam)
– His favorite Stray Kids music video of all time is TOPLINE.
– He enjoys spending time at home watching Netflix and eating delivery food. (Nylon Japan)

– During his childhood, he was called “Squirrel.” 
He has trypophobia, a fear of clusters of small holes.
He and a friend auditioned for a company, and unexpectedly, they also participated in a JYP audition out of curiosity.
If not a member of Stray Kids, he would have pursued a career as a producer. (vLive)
He is most confident in his irises.
– Han watches ASMR-type videos, particularly ones related to cutting sand, on YouTube or TikTok.
– His role model is Zico from Block B.

– He thinks he is most similar to Bang Chan. 
– While he was previously inspired to write a song after watching the drama “Another Miss Oh,” recently, Han derives themes for songs from inspiring words rather than movies or media. He mentioned the song “CHILL” being inspired in this way.
– His most essential item is his headphones. (GQ Interview)
– His must-have item is an air purifier. 
– He likes everything about their daily life in Stray Kids.
– He thinks Seungmin is the most mentally strong. 
– For leisure time with the members, Han expressed a desire to go fishing with Lee Know.
– In a hypothetical scenario with zombies, he thinks he should run.
– One fashion style he thinks that has got to go is snapback.  (Seventeen)

He is an avid online shopper.
Read more facts about Han

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: wltjd914 (inactive)

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6. Felix

Felix Stray Kids
Felix
Stage NameFelix (필릭스)
Korean NameLee Yong Bok (이용복)
Birth NameFelix Lee (이 필릭스)
PositionDancer, Rapper, Vocalist
BirthdaySeptember 15, 2000
Active Years2017–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height171 cm (5’7″)
WeightN/A
NationalityAustralian-Korean
Blood TypeAB
MBTIESFJ
Representative EmojiChick (🐥)

Felix Facts:

– He thought there were five Michelin stars but later got to know that there were only three. (DAEBAK SHOW S2 EP1)
– His favorite lyrics are of the song “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” by Michael Bolton. 
– He was 17 years old when he came to Korea.
– His go-to song during his training days was “Amsterdam” by Imagine Dragons. 
– He would like to collaborate with Post Malone and Kendrick Lamar. (25ans Interview)
– He wants Stray Kids music style to become more like hip-hop.
– A song from another artist he would recommend is “Rainbow Connection” by Peter Cincotti. (Nylon Japan)

– The phrase he is living by is “Just do it”.
– One fashion style he thinks has got to go is pulling their socks over jogger pants in the gym. (Seventeen)
– His favorite Stray Kids music video of all time is Case 143. 
He can’t handle super spicy food.
– He often uses the heart emoticon. (Mini Magazine)

He likes comedy and action genres when it comes to movies. (Twitter Q&A)
He considers his freckles as one of his charming points.
– His most essential item is his gaming keyboard. 

– Bang Chan acknowledged Felix as the most hardworking member who consistently strives to do his best. 
– He prioritizes his health by working out and taking care of his body even when he doesn’t have time. (Harper’s BAZAAR)
He is very flexible.
He prefers talking over the phone rather than texting.
He feels he is the most indecisive among the members.
– Seungmin finds him to be the most different on-stage and off-stage. (Nylon Japan)
Read more facts about Felix

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Instagram: yong.lixx

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7. Seungmin

Seungmin Stray Kids
Seungmin
Stage NameSeungmin (승민)
Birth NameKim Seung Min (김승민)
PositionVocalist
BirthdaySeptember 22, 2000
Active Years2017–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height178 cm (5’10″)
Weight56 kg (123 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIISFJ
Representative AnimalDog (🐶)

Seungmin Facts:

– Seungmin would choose I.N as his lover if he were a woman because he is very kind. (Cancam)
– His favorite Stray Kids music video of all time is Backdoor.
– He tends to leave his desktop and smartphone apps as they are but organizes them all in one day when he decides to tidy up.
If he weren’t in Stray Kids, he expressed interest in pursuing a career as a photographer or a prosecutor.
– If he had one free day, he would love to lie down and do nothing. (Nylon Japan)
– Before going on stage, he relaxes his body to ensure his muscles aren’t tense, and he also relaxes his throat. 
– He believes he’s better at learning lyrics quickly than anyone else in the group. 
– He thinks he resembles a puppy in certain facial features, particularly his eyes, nose, and the corners of his mouth. 
– His most essential item is his Pikachu plushie he bought in Japan.
– He wants to be friends with GOT7’s Jinyoung.

He considers his chubby left cheek as his charming point.
He still owns the jacket he wore to his JYP audition.
In the fourth grade, he had the honor of throwing the first pitch at a game for SK Wyverns, a professional baseball team.
– Changbin believes Seungmin has “jutdae” qualities, especially when it comes to choosing what to eat quickly with variations. 
– If faced with zombies suddenly appearing, he said he would hit them with a frying pan. (Nylon Japan)
– The thing he always has in his fridge is sports drink. (25ans Interview)
– For his time off with the members, he wants to go to a resort inn with everyone.
Read more facts about Seungmin

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8. I.N

I.N Stray Kids
I.N
Stage NameI.N (아이엔)
Birth NameYang Jeong In (양정인)
PositionVocalist, Maknae
BirthdayFebruary 8, 2001
Active Years2017–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height172 cm (5’8″)
WeightN/A
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIINFJ
Representative AnimalFennec Fox (🦊)

I.N Facts:

– Most members picked I.N. as the member who is the fastest to reply to messages. 
– His favorite Stray Kids music video of all time is God’s Menu. (Seventeen Interview)
– According to him, Changbin or Felix seem more like the youngest at times. Changbin has more aegyo, and Felix’s youthful appearance sometimes makes him appear as the youngest. 
– With a month of free time, he would prioritize getting plenty of rest and relaxation in his hometown. 
– His favorite items include gloves.
His desire to become a singer was sparked when elders asked him to sing trot in front of them.
– His favorite lyrics are “It’s not that hard in this jungle, it was me who ran into it, I’m okay” from their song “MIROH”. (25ans Interview)
If he wasn’t a part of Stray Kids, he would aspire to be a singer or an elementary school teacher.
His dorm responsibility involves managing the laundry.
– If he had a magic power, he would choose teleportation. (Nylon Japan)

– His most essential item is his portable speaker and he turns it on whenever he takes a bath. (GQ Interview)
– In Busan, I.N recommends Gwangalli and Songdo as must-visit places. For food, he suggests trying fried pork ribs. 
– He and Seungmin have the coolest hairstyles according to Bang Chan.
– He is friends with Heeseung (Enhypen) and TXT‘s Beomgyu.
– His go-to fashion for spring and summer includes wearing shorts frequently. 
– I.N wakes up early compared to the other members.
He believes that not smiling makes him appear scary, so he consciously smiles more.
– He thought Changbin was scary when he first met him. 
He can sing trot music.
– The most significant change in him since five years ago has been in his mentality. (Nylon Japan 2023)

He loves puppies.
Read more facts about I.N

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Former Members

9. Woojin

Woojin Stray Kids
Woojin
Stage NameWoojin (우진)
Birth NameKim Woo Jin (김우진)
PositionMain Vocalist
BirthdayApril 8, 1997
Active Years2017–present
Age26 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAries
Height176 cm (5’9″)
WeightN/A
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIESFJ

Woojin Facts:

– Woojin always carries a ball cap to manage his hair, especially during sweaty times.
– He calms his mind down before going on stage. (Inma Exma Interview)

– He describes himself in the following words, Bear Puppy, Still Dream, Vocalist, Baby lyricist, and Passion Man. (DKDKTV)
If he had a time machine, he’d go back to his ten-year-old self.
– He is considerate about his appearance, particularly his hair. 
– He likes collecting shoes.  (DKDKTV)
– He generally prefers a parted fringe for his hairstyle.
– Fans call him puppy and a cub so he got nicknamed “Puppy Cub”. (Stone Interview)
He can communicate in basic English.
His nickname among the members was “Bear.”
– He likes listening to ballads and R&B songs.  
He left Stray Kids on October 27, 2019, due to personal reasons.
Read more facts about Woojin

WEBSITE
kimwoojin.net

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: woooojin0408
Youtube:KIM WOOJIN
Twitter: woooojinn
TikTok: @woooojinn
Facebook: kimwoojin.official

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