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BTOB Peniel Profile, Facts, and TMI

Peniel Profile

  • Birth Name: Peniel Shin
  • Korean Name: 신동근 (Shin Donggeun)
  • Stage Name: Im Hyunsik
  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: 1993.03.10
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
  • Height: 175 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 63 kg (138.8 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Personal Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, Youtube

Peniel Facts & TMI

  • Peniel was born and grew up in Chicago, US.
  • His family consists of mother, father and an older sister.
  • He is raising a Bedlington Terrier named Pennie.
  • He is a Christian.
  • His name Peniel was given by the priest of the church where his family used to attend.
  • He is the lead rapper and main dancer of BTOB and BTOB 4U.
  • At the time of his debut, he was the only foreigner to debut under Cube Entertainment.
  • He was a trainee at JYP Entertainment, passing 2010 JYP Global Audition.
  • He sang Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m Yours’ for his audition at JYP Entertainment.
  • He was introduced by JYP to Cube Entertainment, became the last member to join BTOB, joining the group a month prior to its debut.
  • He uses SNS the most among BTOB members.
  • He said that he is more comfortable speaking in English than Korean.
  • He has a lot of interest in photography and videography.
  • He made a solo debut with a song titled ‘That Girl’ on June 27, 2017.
  • From February 2019 to April 2020, he became the radio DJ for TBS efm’s ‘School of K-Pop’.
  • He was also active as a DJ in 2019, releasing 4 digital singles: Valentine, B.O.D, FLY23, and FLIP.
  • He participated in writing lyrics for many BTOB’s songs.
  • Peniel also appeared in many variety shows such as ArirangTV’s ‘Pops in Seoul’ (as fixed MC), ‘After School Club’, ‘Hello Counselor’, ‘Baek Jong-won’s Top 3 Chef King’, and ‘Law of The Jungle in Sumatra’ (with Sungjae).
  • He is friends with Eric Nam and Amber of f(x).
  • He still speaks in honorifics with BTOB’s older members.
  • He is good at playing guitar.
  • He chose shoulders as favorite body part because he has a wide shoulder, even widest among the members.
  • He can’t really drink alcohol and coffee.
  • He revealed in the talk show ‘Hello Counselor’ that he is suffering from hair loss.
  • From March 30 to April 12, 2017, a private photo exhibition, ‘PENOGRAPHY’, was held at the White Room (formerly Inter-Session Studio) in Yeongdeungpo, Seoul.
  • Since he was young he was called by his nickname Ryan.
  • He is said to have never cried since he came to Korea, however, he almost cried when the eldest team members talked about their military enlistment at BTOB’s 2018 THIS IS US concert.
  • He doesn’t swear at all, perhaps because he is a very devout Christian.
  • He likes the mint chocolate flavor.
  • Because he holds US Citizenship, he is the only BTOB member who doesn’t go to the army.
  • His MBTI personality type is ENFJ.
  • Among his nicknames are Donggeuni, Donggeuniel (Donggeun + Peniel), Penelope, Prasoni, Frieza (a character in ‘Dragon Ball’), Chicago, Gangster Shoulder, PeWriter, Angel Peni, CaptainPe, SweetPe, Ippeuniel, Ppeunie, etc.
  • His life motto is “This too shall pass”.

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