SEVENTEEN is a 17 membered boy group under Pledis Entertainment (home of After School, Park Kahi, Son Dambi, NU’EST, Hello Venus & Han Dong Geun). In July 2012, Pledis Entertainment announced that they would be debuting their 2nd and new boy group “Seventeen” in early 2013. Seventeen would consist of 17 members that would be split into 3 sub-units that would promote in Korea, Japan & China. Seventeen was originally a 5 membered boy group called “Tempest” that was set to debut in 2012 but the members were then moved to Seventeen. On December 2012, Pledis Entertainment announced the release of “SEVENTEEN TV”, which is a pre-debut show that would help fans learn the names and faces of the members before their debut. After the airing of the first episode of ‘SEVENTEEN TV’, in January 2013, Pledis announced that the boys that appeared in the first episode were not the final members of the group but were instead all trainees still. The final members of the group will be selected based off fan responses towards each member. The group is set to debut in June 2013, debuting the korean unit of Seventeen first.



Name: Choi Seung Cheol (최승철)
Birth Year: August 8, 1995
Hometown: Daegu
Blood Type: AB



  • He’s one of the original Pledis Boys
  • He was formally a member of ‘Tempest’ before Seventeen was created
  • His dream is to become an actor
  • His favorite Korean Singers are Big Bang’s Taeyang & Seol Kyung Goo
  • He wants to meet Taeyang
  • The singer he most respected was 2PAC
  • He’s a black belt in Taekwondo (learned it for 7 Years)

Every morning SEVENTEEN has a hard time getting up but surprisingly, as soon as Seung Cheol says ‘wake up guys!’, everyone gets up in a second. Seung Cheol is known as the strictest guy, but deep inside, he is a very sensitive and detailed guy. After scolding Soon Young for not concentrating on the dance lesson, he gets Doyoon to soothe Soon young. He even remained in the empty practice room in deep thought on the day all SEVENTEEN members received a group punishment. He tells himself that he is the trainees’ role model therefore he tries to look strong and train harder. He became a trainee as a vocal member (although he says he’s the visual member) but he got interested in rapping, in love with rap and hiphop for about 2 years now. He’s got the voice and a warm heart, ready to shine on the stage.

– Song that describes me: Dok2 ‘It’s me (Feat. Joo young)
There’s a line saying ‘I’m a wild horse who never learnt how to stop’.
I’m ready to start, I’m never going to stop! Let’s go SEVENTEEN!!

Real Name: Jang Do Yoon (장도윤)
Nickname: DD
 August 31, 1995
Education: Seoul Academy of Performing Arts
Blood Type:
Height: 180cm
Weight: 63kg
Hometown: Busan
Zodiac Sign: Virgo



  • He’s one of the original Pledis Boys
  • He was formally a member of ‘Tempest’ before Seventeen was created
  • Being called the male Lizzy
  • Said to be “The next Jung Yonghwa”
  • His dream ever since he was younger was to become an actor
  • His favorite Korean Singer is Lee Seung Gi & Lee Beom Soo
  • His hobby is playing Tennis
  • He’s a picky eater (doesn’t like veggies)
  • He has an older sister (older by 2 years)
  • His favorite actor and the one he respects the most is Hwang Jungmin

This 17-year-old Busan boy Doyun is also known as SEVENTEEN’s mom, with ‘DoDo’ as his nickname.
The boy with a sweet personality and smile has been training for the longest time out of all. He leads and motivates other trainees along with strict Seung Cheol (a.k.a SEVENTEEN’s dad).
He is the man of men with ‘Man should not do shameful conduct’ as his motto.
He says guys have the responsibility to protect girls and he does his best for his people.
He tries to be a prudent and comfortable person and trains hard to acheive his dream as a SEVENTEEN member.

– l  Song that identifies me: Norajo – Hyung
: It is a song that says ‘Life is not finished yet’. I’d like to comfort SEVENTEEN members as well as myself with this song whenever we fall on hard times.

Name: Hong Jisoo
English Name: Joshua Hong
Birthdate: December 30, 1995
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Los Angeles, California



  • He likes reading, sleeping, eating, playing the guitar and singing
  • His favorite colors are Blue, Black & Pink
  • His favorite sport is Football
  • He likes anime
  • He’s a christian

After 4 hours of interviewing SEVENTEEN members, Jisoo came in and left a drink saying “You look exhausted”. He sang a song at the church he went to, and looking at people being touched by him made him dream about becoming a singer. He is an optimistic boy, who takes things positively and smiles all the time. He says he can’t really ask someone a favor or comment on people. He is worried that he is disturbing the SEVENTEEN members because his dance isn’t improving. We hope to see Jisoo on stage, touching people’s heart by his song and dancing flawlessly with the members

– Song that describes me: youtube artists ‘Gabe bondoc – gentlemen don`t
I started playing the guitar and love music even more by him. He does music just the way he wants to and it looks awesome. I love his work.

Real Name: Wen Junhui (文俊辉) / Moon Joonhwi (문준휘)
English Name: Jerry
Nickname: Mr. Blue Earmuffs
Birthdate: June 10, 1996
Blood Type: B
Height: 180cm
Weight: 63kg
Hometown: Shenzhen, Guangdong China
Nationality: Chinese
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Hobbies: Acting, Singing, Martial Arts, Playing the piano
Ideal Type: A girl that looks pure



  • He’s appeared in several movies/tv shows such as ‘The Pye Dog’ and ‘Children’s War’ (chinese films)
  • He knows Wushu
  • He plays the piano
  • According to Seung Gwan, Junhui is known as the mother of the group

Probably because he has an  experience in acting back in China, Junhui has an ability to adapt to new environment. He may seem shy due to his Korean skills that need to be improved but he is a very thoughtful boy with specific goals. Seeing how serious he is with his goal becoming a member of SEVENTEEN, you know his dream will true oneday. He says his role model is Jackie Chan, for being good at everything so he is trying to become a pro at everything like him. Junhui plays the piano and reads books in his spare time but also acts like a kid of that age along with Mingming. He wants to be known as Junhui of SEVENTEEN. He is ready to fly!

– Song that describes me:   Beyond –  海阔天空  It talks about the importance of keep trying no matter what. I moved to Korea after having some acting experience in China. I’m 18 and I know it’s quite a late start to become an idol. I know it’s not going to be easy but I know I can do it!


Real Name: Kwon Soonyoung (권순영)
Hanja: Quán Shùn Róng (权顺荣)
Nickname: Mr. Dumbbell
Birthdate: June 15, 1996
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
Zodiac Sign: Gemini



  • He had braces before, but had them removed
  • He’s fluent in Japanese

So it’s Soonyoung that’s been practicing too much that his shirt is thoroughly soaked with sweat. Saying out loud in front of the camera that he’s taking out braces shows that he’s got the attitude. He’s the member that the trainees would like to introduce to their sisters and the member that the trainees most rely on. He thinks that it’s important to make the happy virus to get the team together. He says it’s quite a concern(as a joke) that MC Seungkwan is growing too quickly as an entertainer. He is trying his best to be what he wants to be.

– Song that describes me: 40-Zodiac
It’s a song that talks about falling in love at first sight. It’s not just the story this song is talking about but also it made me dream about singing infront of people. I aim to become somebody’s rolemodel.

Real Name: Jeon Won Woo (전원우)  
Nickname: Mr. Beanie 
Birthdate: July 17, 1996
Blood Type: A
 Seoul Academy of Performing Arts
Height: 180cm 
Weight: 57kg
Zodiac Sign: Cancer



  • He says his parents are his idols. He appreciates how hard they’ve worked throughout their lives.

Wonwoo may seem cold because of his sharp eyes but actually he is a cute boy. He always makes an eyecontact with people and softly hits anyone next to him when he’s awkward. The episode about Wonwoo saying ‘Chan~follow me’ and just walking around the room with Chan then letting him go shows how unique he is. It’s always a surprise to see him cry while watching ‘Gift from Room 7’ or listening to sad songs. He doesn’t like moving too much and thinks he is a little lazy. However, he already has 5 notebooks of lyrics that he’s been writing and he already handed in a performance list that he’d like to do on SEVENTEEN Concert. He is trying his best to show you everything he got

– Song that describes me: PSY-Celebrity
It’s a song that says I’ll be a celebrity for the person I like. I think I should always keep this thought in my mind. I want to be a Happy Virus to people! I’ll keep my faith!!

Real Name: Lee Jihoon (이지훈)
Hanja: Li Zhī Xūn (李知勳)
Nickname: Mr. Fluorescent Sneakers
Birthdate: November 22, 1996
Education: Hanlim Multi Arts School
Blood Type: 
Weight: 54kg
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio



  • He was a former member of ‘Tempest’ before Seventeen was created
  • He’s a big fan of Brian Puspos
  • He wants to meet Justin Bieber
  • He’s never had a girlfriend. He doesn’t even have friends that are girls
  • He plays the guitar
  • His favorite dessert is Jjajangmyun (Black Bean Noodles) & Spicy Ramyun Noodles mix together
  • He’s a fan of the X-Men series. He likes watching films with Hugh Jackman in them
  • He likes sports

Jihun’s daily routine is just training and training. He wants to show the best he got, aiming for more. He says he hasn’t experienced a slump yet during 3 years of training and even when he feels he’s falling into a slump, he tells himself that “it will be over if I try harder”. He always endures pain and keeps on practicing; he even went on SEVENTEEN SHOW on painkillers.

He has many nicknames such as ‘White puppy’, ‘white cake’, ‘tofu’, something that sounds soft and tender.

Looking at him practicing, sweating and the fringe all tied up, he looks exactly like ‘White puppy (the puppy from 짱구). New trainees often take training easy in front of Jihun, thinking that he is a soft and shy guy but then they get scolded by him. Jihun loves music, and he thinks he still needs more training… He is running towards his dream harder and faster.

– Song that describes me: Chris Brown ‘Don’t judge me’
It’s the song that I listen to everyday. I like the line “Don’t judge me” and this song just makes me relaxed.

Real Name: Yao Mingming (姚明明) / Yo Myeongmyeong (요명명)
Nickname: Mr. White Earmuffs
Birthdate: January 05, 1997
Blood Type: B
Height: 180cm 
Weight: 60kg
Hometown: Yangquan, Shanxi, China
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Chinese



  • He entered Pledis and began his training in 2012
  • His favorite ce cream flavor is chocolate
  • He says the hardest part about coming to Korea was learning and understanding the language

SEVENTEEN practice room is always noisy. If you see a boy saying hello shyly in the noise, that must be Ming Ming. His Chinese name is spelt Ming Ming in English, and Myung Myung if you translate it into Korean. The members call him Ming Ming usually though because it sounds friendlier. When he was casted in China, he was in love with Korean culture and the language so becoming a trainee in Korea was a big opportunity for him. He packed up and moved to Korea without hesitation and started a life as a trainee. When we were interviewing Ming Ming, we asked him if he needed the staff who could speak Chinese, but he shyly said, “No, I’m fine, I can do it. Just talk a little slowly”. Ming Ming looked up the words he couldn’t understand on the dictionary and successfully finished the interview in Korean. ‘Success will be mine if I overcome’ as his motto, he is sure that he will achieve his goal.

– Song that describes me: 筷子兄弟 – 父亲
It songs about being thankful for father’s love. I love my father the most, he’s the best in the world. I want to show my father, performing on stage as SEVENTEEN.

Real Name: Lee Seokmin (이석민)
Nickname: Mr. Hat
Birthdate: February 18, 1997
Blood Type: RH-O
Height: 178.5cm
Weight: 66kg
Hometown: Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Shoe size: 280mm
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius



  • He was previously a student at YP Music Academy
  • He said when he first joined Pledis, he felt scared and lonely but he’s the member that got along with everyone the fastest

It only took 10 minutes to know that Seokmin is a warm-hearted boy who just likes to play and joke around. He always has people around him, not a surprise that he has nicknames such as ‘Seungkwan’s endorphin’ and ‘Hyung(older brothers) collector’. He used to have times when he would look at things negatively but becoming a trainee changed him into the boy we know now. He says becoming a trainee was a turning point in his life and that makes him train harder and give out energy to the people around him. He hasn’t experienced true love yet, but he enjoys being with SEVENTEEN members rather than trying to make a girlfriend. He says his only goal for now is to get on the stage and shine.

– Song that describes me: Jekyll and Hyde OST ‘This is the moment’
I sang this song at high school entrance examination and audition. Every time I listen to this song, the memories pass by.

Real Name: Kim Mingyu (김민규)
Nickname: Mr. Wristband
Birthdate: April 6, 1997
Education: Seoul Broadcasting High School
Blood Type:
Height: 184cm
Weight: 65kg
Hometown: Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Shoe Size: 270mm
Zodiac Sign: Aries



  • He enjoys and wants to try acting someday
  • One of his favorite foods is meat
  • His favorite animals are dogs. He has a pet dog too
  • His favorite number is 17
  • If he had the opportunity, he would like to date someone older than him
  • He is left-handed

Calling himself ‘the kid that wants to get stronger’, Mingyu is just like the boy you see on SEVENTEEN TV. He tries his best and shows everything he got. He is very energetic, can’t stop  moving even when he is being the strict one to the trainees. He is the one that gives a hand to staff that needs a help. He gets along well with the older and the younger trainees, thinking that it’s also his duty to harmonize with each other. He is an optimistic boy, keeping cool even when he gets scolded by the trainer or has a tough time. You will be amazed by his never-ending charm.

– Song that describes me: Kim Soo hyun ‘Dreaming’
It’s a song that says ‘Running towards dreams even though they may be uncertain’. I got an opportunity to become a trainee quite unexpectedly but now I’m training hard to become a singer and an actor. It would’ve been an uncertain and unexpected start but I’m sure my dreams will come true in the end.

Real Name: Boo Seung Gwan (부승관)
Hanja: Fu Shèng Kuān (夫勝寬)
Nickname: Mr. Mic
Birthdate: Janauary 16, 1998
Seoul Broadcasting High School
Blood Type: 
Height: 172cm
Weight: 58kg
Hometown: Jeju-do
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn



  • He was offered to join JYP but he rejected the offer he joined Pledis Entertainment in June 2012
  • He shares rooms with Hansol the most
  • His favorite Seasons are Summer and Fall. He loves when it rains a lot too
  • His favorite food is hamburgers
  • His biggest fear is getting no attention at all
  • His favorite sport is basketball
  • He likes goguma pizza

Now we are used to SeungKwan with a mic than SeungKwan running around in Jeju Island. SeungKwan, also known as MC Boo or DJ Boo, is quite off-the-wall saying that what he wants the most is battery for his mobile phone.

He is a softhearted boy, crying more than Chan when meeting Chan’s father and a very cheerful boy, too, laughing at Seokmin, who just woke up, so much that he fell off.

He can joke around even with new-faced staff but when it comes to singing, he is absorbed in it.

He says he still has too much to learn but he can’t stop sighing as dance lesson time approaches. He feels alive when people smile and laugh… Probably he is born with the talent as an entertainer.

– Song that describes me: Kim bum soo – Last love
I sang this song at the audition. It’s the song that I’m comfortable with and want to sing to people.

Real Name: Hansol Vernon Chwe (최한솔)
Name: Hansol Vernon Choi
Birthdate: February 18, 1998
Hometown: New York 
Blood Type: A
Weight: 56kg 
Shoe size: 280mm
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius



  • He’s from New York but moved to Korea when he was 5 years old
  • He likes to play the guitar
  • He has a little sister named Sofia
  • He had a girlfriend once
  • He’s extremely ticklish
  • His favorite rappers are Drake, T.I and Kendrick Lamar
  • He loves Nicki Minaj as well as the other members too
  • He shares rooms with Seung Gwan the most
  • His favorite music genres are Rap, R&B and Hip Hop. He also likes Jazz too
  • His favorite Seasons are Summer and Fall
  • He has a pet cat
  • He wishes he could have good speaking skills like Seung Gwan does

Hansol is a 15 year old half-American and half-Korean boy. He has a unique sense of humor and he sees things in a different way. He is interested in fashion and owns quite a lot of hats. He might seem like a cynical boy due to his bluey eyes but you can see that he is such a warm-hearted boy as his recent biggest worry was the fact that Soonyoung caught a cold. He always has a smile on his face and is ready to become an artist  that would make people happy.

– Song that describes me: Kendrick Lamar-now or never
: It’s a song that makes me keep going

Real Name: Lee Chan (이찬)
Nickname: Mr. Bagpack
Birthdate: February 11, 1999
Blood Type: A
Height: 160cm
Weight: 54kg
Shoe Size: 250mm
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius



  • He likes Michael Jackson and listen to “Beat It” a lot
  • He’s the one who talked at the end of Seventeen TV Ver. 3 Teaser
  • His favorite holiday is Sunday
  • He has never been to a foreign country before. He wants to live in Korea forever
  • He likes fried squid with spicy sauce

Chan’s first impression was just a regular guy that can be easily seen on streets, that looks quite like a dancer. He is really a regular 14 year old boy but if you look into his eyes, you’d be shocked by his passion for his dreams. His parents met at the dance team and that would’ve made him interested in becoming an artist. He aims to become an artist like Michael Jackson, having his own style. Dreams, parents,Michael Jackson, trust in himself… those four words describe this 14 year old boy We believe that this boy will grow more, reaching for his dreams to become SEVENTEEN.

– Song that describes me: Michael Jackson-Billie Jean.
He is my role model. I get so much energy from this song!

Name: Shin Dongjin (신동진)
Birth Year: August 19, 2000
Hometown: Incheon
Blood Type: A



  • he was a handball player when he was in primary school
  • he won first place at a modelling contest when he was little

SEVENTEEN’s young boy Dongjin looks shy but he was a handball player at his primary school. People  recommended him to apply for a model contest and got the first place. Since then, he got interested in this industry and decided to become a singer. He is very mature and passionate though he’s of a young age. Training may be tough but he is cool with it. We are sure that he will do better and better, aiming for the best

– Song that describes me: Baechigi – Don’t worry.
It’s  a song that I want people to listen to because people think that I’m just a little kid. I want to tell them not to worry so much about me

Real Name: Samuel (사무엘)
 Mr. Teeny’s Dad
Birthdate: January 17, 2002
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Blood Type: 
Zodiac Sign: 



  • His favorite color is Green but it use to be Blue
  • An item he always carries with him is his dragon ring
  • He felt excited when people started to call him Alex before his real name was revealed because it showed that people wanted to know his name and that he was getting all the attention
  • His favorite musician is Chris Brown
  • It’s been around 2 years now since he moved to Korea
  • His favorite show is Sponge Bob Square Pants

If you see a boy getting a piggyback or shouting “RAWR” out loud, it must be Samuel. He runs around the practice room and gets hugs from the older trainees. There’s quite a big age gap between Samuel and the trainees, so the trainees are busy looking after Samuel. However, when it’s time for dance lessons or training, Samuel gets serious just like the older trainees. Though he is only 12 years old, he knows what he wants to do.

Samuel had a little fight with his mother a few days ago. The episode goes like this; his mother said, “If you are going to be like that, let’s just wrap this up and move back to the States” and Samuel replied crying, “I was born to do this and I’ve been practicing hard. If I move back to the States now, then what about all the times of practicing? I’m not going!”. You will be surprised to know how mature he is with his dreams and goals. Sometimes even the staffs forget he is only 12. We look forward to seeing this young but passionate boy reaching his dreams.

– Song that describes me: Maroon 5 – Lucky strike
Every time I listen to this song, I get pumped up! It makes me energetic!

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