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WONWOO (SEVENTEEN) Profile, Bio, & Facts 


WONWOO (원우) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN under Pledis Entertainment. He is also a member in a subunit Hip-Hop Team.


Stage NameWONWOO (원우)
Birth NameJeon Wonwoo (전원우)
OccupationSinger, Rapper
BirthdayJuly 17th, 1996
Active Years2015–present
Age27 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCancer
Height182 cm (6’0”)
Weight63 Kg (138 lbs)
Blood TypeA


Early Life

– Wonwoo was born in Changwon, South Korea.
– He graduated from Sahwa Elementary School, Palryong Middle School, and Changwon Munseong High School.
– During his childhood, he practised in aikido and track and field activities.
– He started taking guitar classes during his third year of middle school in Seoul.

Personal Life

— He initially joined Pledis Entertainment’s auditions for the experience but ended up passing.
– He doesn’t use emoticons often but likes using the 😍 emoji. (Vanity Fair)
– He always get recommandations from friends before buying glasses.
– If his life was a movie, three songs that he would include in the OST are ‘Imperfect love’ by Seventeen vocal team, ‘Through the Night’ by IU and ‘World’ by Seventeen. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– He thinks he is more of a black cat than a grey cat.
– He attended the School of Performing Arts Seoul and pursued a Practical Music KPop Division major at Hanyang University Institute for Future Talents.
– He has a younger brother named Jeon Bohyuk.
– He prefers to avoid aegyo.
Joshua, Jeonghan and DK picked him as the best dancer in the group. (Superlatives)
– If he has a one month holiday, he would like to enjoy things like getting a lot of sleep, play games, read books and workout. (AtoZ Vol 10)
– He is passionate about fashion.
– He is always roommates with Jun in the hotel whenever they travel. (JJ Magazine)
– He cried while watching the Korean movie “Miracle in Cell No.7.”
– During his earlier years, he was a fast runner and excelled in the high jump.
– His role models include Lupe Fiasco and Tablo.
– He makes his bed first thing in the morning. (Teen Vogue)
– The meaning behind his name is “Won,” which means ’round,’ and “Woo,” which means ‘help.’
– He enjoys watching videos related to games, fashion and cats on Youtube. (ViVi TMI)
– He is good at making ramen according to Mingyu.
– When not working, he enjoys spending time at home, playing games, and reading books. He’s also involved in feeding stray cats in his neighborhood.
– He’s afraid of dogs.
– He excelled in subjects like English, Math, and Korean but wasn’t as strong in Humanities, though he later found it interesting.
– He holds an international driving license.
– He used to share a room with S.Coups in the old dorm but now shares a room with Mingyu.
– Members want to have a dance competition with him. (Glamour)
– He shares a close relationship with Joshua, as their mothers are very close, often having dinners together with both families.
– He doesn’t believe in the existence of aliens and tends to rely on his own observations to form beliefs.
– He dreams of becoming a radio DJ.
– The most memorable thing for him as a member is their first concert tour. (AtoZ Vol 10)
– His essential items while going out are Tablet PC, power bank, charger and wallet.
– He is close to B.A.P’s Himchan.
– He doesn’t believe in love at first sight and values a deeper connection.
– He wanted to be a scientist and programmer as a child.
– His mother sadly passed away due to illness on the morning of April 6th, 2022.
– His ideal type is someone who suits him well.
– He has been learning photography and videography.


– Wonwoo is the Rapper and a Sub Vocalist in SEVENTEEN.
– He was a trainee for four years.
– His first audition was at PLEDIS Entertainment.
– He began his trainee journey at Pledis Entertainment in November 2011.
– He debuted as a member of Seventeen in 2015.
– He directed the music video “Holiday” by Seventeen.
– He appeared in several magazines including; W Korea, GQ Korea, ELLE Man Korea, and Japan’s MEN’S NON-NO.
– He also endorsed Huxley.

Likes & Dislikes

– Cats are his favorite animals.
– He prefers scary movies over comedies.
– His favorite pokemon is pikachu.
– He likes blue color.
– His favorite Japanese artists include SMAP and Arashi. (SEVENTEEN magazine)
– He enjoys sports like billiards, bowling, and basketball.
– He likes listening to ballads and his favorite song is “Through The Night” by IU.
– He used to dislike exercising.
– His favorite episode of ‘Going Seventeen’ is ‘EGO’ because of its storyline.
– He likes refreshing summer scents and considers baby’s breath as his favorite flower.
– His favorite book series is Sherlock Holmes. (Cancam)
– He has a casual style and likes leather jackets.

Food Preferences

– His favorite foods include oil pasta, vegetable biscuits, Neoguri ramyun, sweet and spicy chicken, kimchi fried rice, pomegranates and hamburgers.
– He dislikes ketchup, fermented cucumbers, curry, and abalone rice porridge.
– His favorite energy drink is the black energy drink.
– He’s known to be a strong drinker, with Stella Artois being his favorite beer brand.
– His favorite summer health food is Shaved ice.
– He prefers savory snacks over sweet snacks.
– He’s also a fan of but can’t eat seafood.
– His favorite food combination is mild flavor food with spicy ramen. (AtoZ Vol 10)
– He has a good tolerance for spicy foods.
– As a trainee, he wasn’t a fan of rice and preferred vegetable snacks as an alternative.


– He’s known for his wisdom and extensive vocabulary, often contributing to the group’s intellectual discussions.
– As a vocalist, he has a unique timbre and specializes in a low range.
– He believes he is better than other members in computer games.
– He struggles with taking selfies.

Personality & Habits

– He had a habit of biting people who were standing or sitting beside him.
– He has a small appetite.
– He sleeps with his mouth open, and has a habit of shaking his legs and making sweater paws.
– He is shy initially, but warms up to people after consistently meeting them for a month or two.
– He’s very ticklish.
– His daily routine involves checking their schedule on his phone right after waking up.
– He has a tendency to react slowly, similar to a sloth.
– He is not the type to chase after trends. (AtoZ Vol 10)
– He doesn’t cry easily and said he has rarely felt the need to cry since he was young. (SEVENTEEN magazine)
– He said his living space needs to be stable or comfortable or else it affects his performance. (ViVi TMI)
– He is the type that enjoys living alone but sometimes texts the members when he is lonely. (ANAN 2020)


– There was a past online controversy involving Wonwoo in 2016 when he posted negative comments about Girls’ Generation. He was quick to acknowledge his immature actions and posted a handwritten apology letter to address his past behavior.

Major works

– One of his popular songs include “Bittersweet (feat. LeeHi)”.
– He also took part in the OST “Sweetest Thing” from Chocolate.

Instagram: everyone_woo

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

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