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Waker Members Profile & Facts

Waker Members
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Waker (웨이커/ ウェイカー) is a six-member South Korean boy group under HOWLING Entertainment. The group members are Kohyeon, Kwon Hyeop, Ijun, Leo, Sebum, and Sae Byeol. They debuted on January 8, 2024, with the single “Atlantis”.

Waker Profile

DebutJanuary 8, 2024
Active Years2023–present
WakerMembersKohyeon, Kwon Hyeop, Ijun, Leo, Sebum, Sae Byeol
LabelHOWLING Entertainment.
Oldest MemberKohyeon
Youngest MemberSebum
Former MemberN/A
Fandom NameSleeper

Waker Facts:

– All group members are former contestants of various survival shows.
– They released their first pre-debut digital single “Dash” on December 1, 2023.
– Kohyeon was a member of 14U. He is also a former member of the pre-debut group Ten-X.
– Kwon Hyeop was a contestant on Produce 101 Season 2, where he represented Maroo Entertainment.
– Leo was a contestant on Fantasy Boys.
– Sebum was a member of the pre-debut group DREAMER and also a contestant on CAP-TEEN and Stars Awakening under his birth name Kim Junsoo.
– Saebyeol was a contestant on Produce X 101 where he represented Source Music.
– Ijun was a pre-debut member of Shooter-X and a former contestant on MIXNINE under his birth name Jo Youngho, where he represented Maroo Entertainment.

Instagram: official_waker
Youtube: WAKER_official
Twitter: WAKER_official
TikTok: @official_waker
Facebook: officialWAKER

Streaming Platform Links
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Waker Members Profiles

1. Kohyeon

Kohyeon Waker
Stage NameKohyeon (고현/ コヒョン)
Birth NameGo Hyeon (고현)
PositionLeader, Vocalist
BirthdayOctober 1, 1994
Active Years2021–present
Age29 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height180 cm (5’11)
Weight64 kg (141 lbs)
Blood TypeO

Kohyeon Facts:

– He used to be a member of 14U and its sub-unit Xplosive.
– Playing basketball is his specialty.
– Kohyeon was a member of the pre-debut group Ten-X as well as the duet Luha & Gohyeon.
– He had already completed his military duty and was assigned to the police squad.
– On August 23, 2021, he released his first digital song, ‘Don’t Laugh,’ as his solo debut.
– He was dubbed 14U’s “emotional main vocal.”
– Kohyeon and his previous groupmate Luha had a YouTube channel, although it is presently inactive. During their 14U days, the channel was dubbed ‘Over’Z,’ and E.Sol was a member.
– His favorite foods include BBQ pork and chocolate.
– He is an actor who has appeared in various plays and musicals.
– His greatest charming points, according to him, are his lips and voice.
– His least favorite foods are cucumbers.

Instagarm : hyeonsty1e
Twitter: real_hyeon94
YouTube: kohyeon

2. Kwon

Kwon Hyeop Waker
Kwon Hyeop
Stage NameKwon Hyeop (권협/ クォンヒョプ
Birth NameKwon Hyeop (권협)
BirthdayFebruary 10, 1998
Active Years2017– present
Age26 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height174 cm (5’8)
Weight59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Kwon Facts:

– He received his diploma from SOPA.
– After receiving a D on his Produce 101 audition, he was reevaluated and received a C.
– His hobbies include painting and doing magic tricks.
– His specialties include piano playing and urban dance.
– He was a Maroo Entertainment trainee.
– He is fluent in English.
– He had stated that he would no longer pursue a career as an idol, but it appears that he has changed his mind.
– Kwon Hyeop was a competitor on Season 2 of the survival show Produce 101, when he was evicted on episode 5 and ranked #65 as a Maroo Entertainment trainee.

Instagram: kwon_hyeop

3. Ijun

Ijun Waker
Stage NameIjun (이준/ イジュン)
Birth NameJo Youngho (조영호) but changed to Yijun (조이준)
BirthdayJuly 13, 1998
Active Years2017 – present
Age25 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCancer
Blood TypeN/A

Ijun Facts:

– He wanted to become an idol after being captivated by dance videos.
– He was a member of the pre-debut group Shooter-X before leaving sometime in 2020.
– Ijun used to be Park Jihoon’s backup dancer.
– He was chosen as one of Mixnine’s top visuals.
– His parents are his role models.
– His motto is “If you can’t avoid it, enjoy it”.
– He was a Maroo Entertainment trainee.
– He was a trainee for four years before joining Mixnine where he finished 52nd.

Instagram: joiijun

4. Leo

Leo Waker
Stage NameLeo (리오/ リオ)
Birth NameKim Seungjun (김승준)
PositionVocalist, Dancer
BirthdaySeptember 6, 2000
Active Years2023 – present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Blood TypeB

Leo Facts:

– His motto is “Let us not dwell on the past.”
– He trained for 5 years before joining Fantasy Boys.
– Black and purple are his favorite colors.
– Because of his lengthy legs, he is known as the Proportion King.
– Hip-hop clothing and Nike shoes are his favorite styles to wear.
– He has poor vision.
– Hashtags he use #Homebody, #AnimeFan, and #SoccerFan.
– His representative emoji is 🧊.
– His favorite lines are from BE’O’s song “Limousine”: “I say hello, it’s been a long time since I saw you all, to those who said I wouldn’t make a hit, look at me now.”
– He used to play outside a lot when he was younger, despite the fact that he is now a homebody.
– His bucket list includes three items: learning the Japanese language, perfecting the guitar, and traveling around the world.
– He descride himself ‘Giraffe’ and ‘Meerkat’.
– He is especially interested in experimenting with seductive, dreamy, and sophisticated notions.
– He appeared on the reality show Fantasy Boys but was removed on episode 7.
– He graduated from Hanlim Arts High School’s modeling program.
– His motto is “Let’s not regret the past”.

Instagram: seungjun_kim

5. Saebyeol

Saebyeol Waker
Stage NameSaebyeol (새별/ セビョル)
Birth NameYoon Minguk (윤민국)
Active Years2019 – present
Age22 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignN/A
Height181 cm (5’11)
Weight68 kg (149 lbs)
Blood TypeAB

Saebyeol Facts:

– He was a trainee for 2 years and 1 month before joining Produce X 101.
– He received his diploma from SOPA.
– He received a D for his Produce X 101 audition, but it was eventually reevaluated to a C.
– He auditioned for the show alongside Source Music’s JWiiver’s Chae Gaho and Cube’s pre-debut trainee group NOWADAYS Kim Hyeonbin.
– He was previously a Source Music apprentice.
– He is linked to former UNB member Kim Kijung.
– He enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and singing.
– Saebyeol competed on the survival show Produce X 101, where he was eliminated on episode 5 and rated #92 as a Source Music trainee.

Instagram: Saebyeol

6. Sebum

Sebum Waker
Stage NameSebum (세범/ セボム)
Birth NameKim Junsoo (김준수)
PositionMaknae, Vocalist
BirthdayDecember 27, 2002
Active Years2020 – present 
Age21 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Blood TypeA

Sebum Facts:

– He appeared on the survival show CAP-TEEN but failed the first performance review.
– He graduated from Hanlim Arts High School’s Practical Dance Department.
– He dislikes chicken breast and perilla leaves.
– Sebum specializes in freestyle dancing, beatboxing, and performing dance covers.
– His favorite fruits and vegetables are strawberries and peaches.
– He is described in the words “Passionate Dancer,” “Choreography Creator,” “Beatboxer,” and “Dog Face.”
– His nickname is “Comb-Pattern Bowl”, which is a form of Gaya period pottery.
– His hobby is creating song choreographies.
– His favorite songs are ‘(The End)’ by Kwon Jin Ah and ‘Bungee’ by Baekhyun (EXO).
– He was a member of the pre-debut band Dreamer.
– He describes himself with the hashtags #ReverseCharm #Energetic #MakesOthersHappy.
– He was also a contestant on Stars Awakening, where he was eliminated in the third round in episode 9. His final position was #17.

Instagram: bird__bum

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