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WINNER Members Profile & Facts

WINNER Members
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WINNER (위너) is a four-member Kpop boy group under YG Entertainment. The group members consist of Yoon, Jinu, Hoony and Mino. They debuted on August 12, 2014, with the album ‘2014 S/S’. 

WINNER Profile

DebutAugust 12, 2014
Active Years2014–present
WINNER MembersYoon, Jinu, Hoony, Mino
GenrePop/ Dance
LabelYG Entertainment
Oldest MemberJinu
Youngest MemberYoon
Former MemberTaehyun
Fandom NameInner Circle (이너써클)
Fandom ColorNebula Blue


– WINNER was formed on the survival TV show “WIN: Who Is Next” after they being Team A won against Team B (which later became iKON).
– The group’s greeting is “Guess who’s back? Hello, we are WINNER!”.
– Mino was actually the leader of the group pre-debut during their survival show appearance but he was unable to lead the group during their practice because of his ankle injury so Yoon was appointed as the leader.
– They were titled ‘Monster Rookies’ because they had a very successful debut and had their first win only five days after their debut.
– It was announced that former member Taehyun left the group November 26, 2016.
– Their MV for the song ‘Really Really’ was directed by Dave Meyers who also directed CL’s ‘Lifted’, Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’.
– WINNER is a self producing group like SEVENTEEN and the members write their own songs, especially Yoon who is the mastermind behind their most popular songs like ‘Really Really’ and ‘AH YEAH’.
– Until 2019, they were the fastest Korean act to rank top on the Billboard World Album Chart just with their debut album while also topping charts domestically in Korea.

Major Works

– Their popular songs include ‘Really Really’, ‘Everyday’ and ‘Empty’.


– The group won multiple rookie awards in their debut year.
– They won the ‘Global Artist Top 12’ award at V Live Awards in 2019.

Instagram: @winnercity
Youtube: Winner  
Twitter: @yginnercircle / @yg_winnercity
TikTok: @Wn_tiktok
Facebook: OfficialYGWINNER

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

WINNER Members Profile

1. Yoon

Kang Seung Yoon (WINNER)
Kang Seung Yoon
Stage NameYoon (윤) | Kang Seung Yoon
Birth NameKang Seung Yoon (강승윤)
PositionLeader, Main Vocalist, Maknae
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1994
Active Years2010–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height180 cm (5’11″)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Yoon Facts:

– Yoon is the richest member in the group from the money made from the WINNER’s songs.
– He loves to play skipping stones. (엘르 코리아)
– He can’t go to karaoke because if he uses his voice too much, he loses his voice for a week. 
– Hoony describes his style as ‘pocket boy’ because he wears clothes that have a lot of pockets. (Allure)
– He thinks the most precious thing in life is ‘happiness’.
– He loves using and working with cameras.
– Something he doesn’t want to lose no matter how much time passes is his self. (Nylon Korea)
Changbin from Stray Kids and 1TEAM’s Rubin consider him their inspiration.
– He doesn’t like going on blind dates.
– He said he is not good at styling his hair and often wears hats or headbands. (ELLE KOREA)
– He said he and Hoony has similar his ideal types.
– His essential items he carries everyday are film camera, pill case, neck guards, phone, wallet and hand moisturizer. 
– His night routine includes preparing for the next day, watching youtube and sleeping.
– He is not someone who is bossy or commanding but yet likes it when people call him boss or leader because it makes him want to try harder. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– Yoon had to sell his mother’s valuables to buy a guitar and pay for schooling. 
– In his ‘Super Star K’ application, he wrote ‘I was born to be a star’. He participated in the show three months after learning the guitar.
– He would like to have a duet with Rose from BLACKPINK.  
– He is scared to be alone and it’s his biggest fear. (SAP Epi#16)

Instagram: w_n_r00
Twitter: official_yoon_
YouTube: OfficialSEUNGYOON
Facebook: OfficialSEUNGYOON

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

2. Jinu

Stage NameJinu (김진우)
Birth NameKim Jin Woo (김진우)
PositionLead Vocalist, Visual
BirthdaySeptember 26, 1991
Active Years2010–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height177 cm (5’10”)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Jinu Facts:

– Jinu is an expert on skincare in the group.
– He thinks the most precious thing in life is ‘happiness’.
– He is considered one of the most attractive kpop idols along with V from BTS and Cha Eun Woo from Astro. (The Korea Times)
– He wants to work as an actor in a romance genre.
– He was very shy and couldn’t talk well as a trainee and once ran away because it was so exhausting and went back after half a day crying when he got a call.
– First thing he does after waking up in the morning is to go to the gym and do ‘gugguri’. (TMI 인터뷰)
– His style is described as ‘casual’ and ‘boyfriend-like’ according to Mino. 
– He relieves his stress by doing what he likes to do like playing games, drinking and watching TV and sleeping.
– He said people know him more for his look than his personality and talent and he wants to change.  (The Korea Times)
– He and his sister exchanged phone numbers in 2022 and before that he didn’t even know her number. (DNA Mate)
– Jinu can drink up to half a bottle of Whiskey.
– Something he doesn’t want to lose no matter how much time passes is his beauty.
– He talks a lot when he is drunk. (GQ Korea)
– He believes his charm lies in his handsome, fragile appearance, contrasting with his wild and tough personality.
– He is known for having the most aegyo (cute charm) in WINNER.
– The recipe he is most confident in making is Jajang rice and cold ramen.
– He is also close with BLACKPINK and 2NE1 members. (YG Life)
– He takes the longest time in the bathroom according to the members.
– He said he stopped being sensitive and innocent during work because he got to know it is disadvanteous.

Instagram: @xxjjjwww
Twitter: @official_jinu_

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

3. Hoony

Hoony (WINNER)
Stage NameHoony (후니), Seunghoon (이승훈) 
Birth NameLee Seung Hoon (이승훈)
PositionMain Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
BirthdayJanuary 11, 1992
Active Years2014–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height185 cm (6’1″)
Weight65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Hoony Facts:

– Hoony is a big fan of the football team Tottenham Hotspur FC.
– He likes to exprience things by taking them head-on and follows what he finds best for himself. 
– Jinu said he trusts Hoony a lot among WINNER members because he never goes back on his words.
– He likes listening to disco funk.
– He forgot most of his girlfriends names he made during his school days because he forgets easily. (ELLE Q/A)
– He loves to meet and talk with close friends.
– His favorite color is green because it gives him hope.
– He likes unisex scents, especially womens.  (25ans)

– He said when he sees his ideal type, he quits being funny and acts serious.
– He has sensitive skin.
– He is a fan of Ed Sheeran. 
– He is not very good at drinking.
– He wants to make the first move in the relationship. (Vlive)

– Hoony participated in Kpop Star because he wanted to challenge himself and didn’t have any specific goal.
– He used to workout to build his body but now said he works out to fix his posture.
– He finds it childish now but when he was young, he was the first one to wear ripped jeans and chains around his waist in school. (Elle Korea)
– He used to like street fashion but now prefers simple styles.
– He likes Mark from NCT.
– When he was a teenager, he ate a lot of convenience foods for dinner. (이승훈저승훈)
– He admires a girl who can inspire him.
– The first 19 rated movie he watched was ‘Ahjusshi’. (ELLE Q/A)

Instagram: @maetamong
Youtube: 이승훈저승훈
Twitter: @official_hoony_
TikTok: @arudaum
Weibo: xiexietamong

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

4. Mino

Stage NameMino
Birth NameSong Min Ho (송민호)
PositionMain Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group
BirthdayMarch 30, 1993
Active Years2014–present
Age31 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAries
Height182 cm (6’0″)
Weight57 kg (126 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Mino Facts:

– Mino is one of the many Kpop idols turned artists along with BTS’s Jungkook and Henry Lau.
– He said he is pretty good at imitating Lee JungJae. (Marie Claire Korea)
– He said he is the kind of person that risks his life to live better.
– He loves to wear classic styles and wear colorful clothes.
– He thinks the most precious thing in life is ‘happiness’ and ‘childlike innocence’.
– The thing he fears the most in life is changing and adjusting to an environment without being conscious and hence losing things.  (Nylon Korea)
– He would rather meet 50 year old Mino than 5 year old Mino.
– He loves camping because it’s troublesome yet fun.
– He likes sunny days and doesn’t prefer rainy and gloomy days at all.  (ESQUIRE Korea)
– He doesn’t get deep sleep and wakes up every 3 hours. 
– He tends to solve work-related stress with work.
– He has a habit of writing his thoughts before going to bed every night.
– He loves to joke around.
– He has written the words ‘HEAVEN WELCOME” at the door of his studio.
– Mino once used to pursue minimalism because he was sick of too many things around him but now he is a maximalist. (GQ Korea)
– He loves to paint as  he can focus entirely on himself unlike music.
– He said he works better when he is alone and at night.
– He loves sunflowers.  (입어VOGUE)
Jinu said that despite his rapper image, Mino is very affectionate and caring.
– He loves crazy and fun people and said his close friends are all funny and have unique personalities.
– His dating style is hot and passionate and he described it as being really hot at first then it cools down quickly. (Cultwo Show)
– His weight tends to fluctuate easily so he has to workout to maintain it.

Instagram: realllllmino
Twitter: official_mino_

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

Former Members:

5. Taehyun

Taehyun (TXT Members)
Stage NameTaehyun
Birth NameNam Tae Hyun (남태현)
PositionMain Vocalist, Maknae
BirthdayMay 10, 1994
Active Years2014–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height180 cm (5’11”)
Blood TypeA

Taehyun Facts:

– The two people he respects the most in his life are his mother and Yang Hyunsuk. (Spot Interview)
– He likes his nickname ‘Taeni’ because it feels sentimental.
– He doesn’t mind people wearing his clothes.
– His mom is not happy about his tattoos.
– His musical inspirations include The Doors, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, The Beatles, Elvis Presley and James Brown.  (Rolling Stone India)
– He can make henna designs.
– His essential items include nebulizer and nosal spray.
– He doesn’t want to go back in time if given the choice.
– He prefers plain colors bed sheets instead of coloful.
– He likes gipsy and hippie designs in bags. (Bagground)
– He prefers wearing a unisex style.
– His favorite accessories are eyewear, especially glasses.
– Taehyun is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and frequently suffers from insomnia.
– He gets inspired through movies and listening to European techno music.
– He is known to be a good driver.
– He has a golden tooth.
– He left WINNER on November 26, 2016 and he later revealed that he left the group due to differences in musical tastes.

Instagram: @souththth
Twitter: South_Club_Real
Youtube: @nth94 | SouthClubOfficial
Threads: souththth
Twitch: taehyun_nam

Streaming Platform Links
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