MONSTA X Members Profile, MONSTA X Ideal Type and 10 Facts You Should Know About MONSTA X
MONSTA X (몬스타엑스) currently consists of 6 members: Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney and I.M. They debuted on May 14, 2015, under Starship Entertainment. Monsta X is also under the US label Maverick Agency as of February 26th 2019. On October 31, 2019 following the recent controversies, Wonho announced his departure from the group.
MONSTA X Fandom Name: Monbebe
Official Fan Colors: Lost, Guilty, and Beautiful
MONSTA X Members Profile:
Stage Name: Shownu (셔누)
Birth Name: Sohn Hyun-woo (손현우)
Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: June 18, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 77 kg (169 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Favorite food: Meat, cereal
Hobbies: listening to music
Favorite color: black.
Shownu’s ideal type: A pure woman like the actress Gong Hyojin
10 Facts about Shownu
- He was a former JYP Entertainment’s trainee with GOT7, but left due to training absences.
- He’s still friends with GOT7.
- He won the 2nd place in a JYP audition and was named “the second Rain”
- Shownu is a former member of Starship’s NUBOYZ.
- He is close to Soyou (SISTAR).
- He can move things and pick things up with his toes.
- Shownu participates in creating most of Monsta X’s choreographies.
- He said there are no sports he’s good at besides swimming
- He shot a solo commercial with DIA’s Yebin and split his pay with the other members.
- The rest of the members like teasing him.
Stage Name: Minhyuk (민혁)
Birth Name: Lee Min-hyuk (이민혁)
Position: Sub Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: November 3, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Favorite food: sweet potato and pizza.
Favorite color: Red.
His favorite drink: cola.
Favorite number: 1.
Minhyuk’s ideal type: “A chubby girl. It’ll be nice if it’s someone who’s the opposite of me
10 Facts about Minhyuk
- Minhyuk’s mother is a former volleyball player. He said that she is very tall and that he took after her.
- He’s the mood-maker of the group, lightening up the atmosphere with his jokes and funny personality.
- He’s the member who is the most difficult to convince to take a shower.
- He is close with UNIQ’s Sungjoo, GOT7’s Mark, Seventeen’s Jeonghan, N.Flying’s Kwangjin and actor Park Bo Gum.
- He chose Shownu as the member he’d present to his sister if he’d had one.
- According to Minhyuk, himself and Shownu complement each other well.
- He always fully charges his phone, no matter what
- Many fans thought that Minhyuk was the maknae because of his cheerful personality and maknae-like attitude.
- Minhyuk said that the back of his head is really flat.
- Minhyuk used to have a tattoo but later on removed it because fans were complaining.
Stage Name: Kihyun (기현)
Birth Name: Yoo Ki-hyun (유기현)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: November 22, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp
Height: 174.8 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Dancing and hanging out with friends.
Favorite food: chicken.
Favorite color: Blue.
Kihyun’s ideal type: A girl who seems like a baby and has a lot of aegyo.
10 Facts about Kihyun
- He’s the best vocalist of the group.
- He helped composing some of Monsta X’s songs.
- Kihyun says he’s the best cook out of the members, since he has experience as a chef.
- He said his cleaning nature came from his father whom he takes after.
- He wants to change into a president for one day
- Kihyun and BTS’ Suga are close friends.
- He can’t eat fish because it has a strong smell.
- Members voted Kihyun as the member who acts like a maknae.
- During fan signs, the thing he wants to do the most is hold fans’ hands tight and talk with them
- He said his weakness is that he gets stressed easily.
Stage Name: Hyungwon (형원)
Birth Name: Chae Hyung-won (채형원)
Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper, Visual, Center
Birthday: January 15, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Modeling and shopping.
Favorite color: black.
Favorite foods: seasoned pork ribs, sashimi, salted fried giant shrimp.
Hyungwon’s ideal type: “A woman who is wise and kind. A woman with manners
10 Facts about Hyungwon
- He’s the one who sleeps the most. He can sleep even 29 hours in a row. He said he sleeps like a corpse.
- Before joining Monsta X, Hyung Won was a popular model. He participated to lots of fashion shows.
- He loves traveling. His parents own a travel agency, where he used to work when he was younger.
- Fans said Hyungwon looks even more handsome in reality.
- He is a terrible cook, according to his band mates.
- He is afraid of everything that has more than 8 legs.
- Hyungwon is a picky eater and gets full easy.
- He mentioned that a celebrity he’s close with beside MX is UNIQ’s Sungjoo
- He thought Shownu practiced silence when he first met him ’cause he never saw him talk
- Hyungwon gets the angriest when someone has no manners.
Stage Name: Joohoney (his stage name used to be Jooheon (주헌))
Birth Name: Lee Ho-joon (이호준), but he changed his name to Lee Joo-heon (이주헌)
Position: Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: October 6, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 177 cm (5’10″)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Playing video games, going out with friends, watching movies.
Favorite food: any food that has swag on it, he also likes Tteokbokki.
Joohoney’s ideal type: “A woman who suits well with jeans. All those people are my ideal type.”
10 Facts about Joohoney
- He used to be a member of the K-Pop boy group Nuboyz
- He said he never thought of doing a double eyelid surgery.
- Joohoney is good friend with Jackson from Got7 and Chanyeol of EXO.
- He’s also close friends with 4TEN‘s ex member Tem.
- He is best friends with Korean rapper GUN.
- He is called “Chicken man” because he gets scared easily.
- Joohoney always carries an external battery with him
- He was the first Monsta X member to debut solo.
- He first drank coffee when he was 21 y/o
- Released a single with Hyorin & San E.
Stage Name: I.M (아이엠)
Birth Name: Im Chang-kyun (임창균)
Position: Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: January 26, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: Writing songs, hanging out with his group mates.
Favorite color: white.
I.M ideal’s type: “I look at the person’s personality.”
10 Facts about I.M
- I.M lived abroad a lot during his childhood, because his father was a scientist and his work demanded of him to travel around the world.
- He lived 3 years in Boston and 4 years in Israel.
- He still loves travelling and his favorite place to be in is Osaka, Japan.
- It was the hardest for him to get close to Wonho, he said it’s because Wonho is so fair skinned and handsome
- When he was younger, once he dissected a rat in his dad’s lab.
- Shownu gave him the best first impression
- He doesn’t know if he has any phobias
- He always prays before eating. Like Jooheon
- Among Monsta X members he said he is the closest to Jooheon.
- He give 10% of his first paycheck to church and spend some for his parents.
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