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JAY (Kim Jinhwan)

iKON Jay (Kim Jinhwan) Profile, Facts, and TMI

JAY (Kim Jinhwan) Profile

  • Birth Name: 김진환 (Kim Jinhwan)
  • Stage Name: JAY
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1994.02.07
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
  • Height: 165 cm (5’4”)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Blood Type: A
  • Personal Social Media: Twitter, Instagram

JAY (Kim Jinhwan) Facts & TMI

  • Jinhwan was born and grew up in Jeju Island.
  • He is the main vocalist and lead dancer of iKON.
  • Jinhwan is the eldest member of the team.
  • He lived in Jeju Island until he graduated from middle school and then moved to the Philippines for language training for 7 months. 
  • Jinhwan has a quiet personality.
  • Prior to joining YG Entertainment, he was in SM Academy.
  • He said that he wanted to be an idol because of his older sister’s influence, his older sister is a big fan of k-pop idols.
  • In his childhood, Jinhwan idolized many YG artists such as Danny from 1TYM, SE7EN, and Bigbang.
  • Just like other iKON members, he participated in YG’s pre-debut survival program ‘WIN: Who is Next’ and ‘MIX & MATCH’ and has been the main vocalist since then.
  • He joined YG Entertainment with B.I on January 3rd, 2011.
  • iKON members often tease him for his height and cute appearance, which is not like the eldest brother.
  • His members sometimes called him by his nickname Jinani, instead of Jinhwan-hyung.
  • Jinhwan can also be seen as the mood maker of the group as he is always taking care of the younger members.
  • Among his special skills are foreign language, playing trumpet, and swimming.
  • Jinhwan mentioned that he can speak many languages because his mom graduated from the Department of Linguistics of the most prestigious university in Korea, Seoul University.
  • His motto is ‘Everything returns like a boomerang’.
  • His nicknames are Ppuyo (‘Ppuributeo yojeong’ 뿌리부터 요정 it means ‘the one who is like a fairy from the root’), 13cm Fairy, Jinan, Jinani, Nani, Little Giant, 
  • Jinhwan guested in variety shows such as MBC ‘Living Together in Empty Room’, tvN’s ‘Wednesday Food Talk’, ‘King of Masked Singer’ Episode 167, tvN’s ‘Problematic Men’, tvN’s ‘Life Bar’, etc.
  • Jinhwan and Suhyun from Akdong Musician sang a duet song ‘Last Goodbye’ on ‘Gaon Chart Awards 2018’.
  • Jinhwan has 9 tattoos (as of 2020), he has the most tattoos among iKON members.
  • He likes sexy things and always goes for sexy concepts. He called himself a sexy brother and always introduces himself as the sexy member of iKON.
  • He can speak English, Japanese, Chinese and a little bit of Filipino.
  • He has a heart-shaped beauty mark under his right eye!
  • He cries a lot. Jinhwan is the member who cries the most in iKON.
  • Jinhwan is emotional and sensitive.
  • He has a cute handwriting.
  • He is bad at foot volleyball, skateboarding, and rock climbing.
  • Jinhwan has been learning jujitsu since 2017.
  • He did rap when he was a trainee.
  • He plays Kart Rider, his ID ‘Jinhwanjilju’.
  • He said that he enjoys being alone, he is also a homebody.
  • His hobby is watching movies.
  • He is easily scared.
  • His favorite food is sushi while his least favorite food is eggplants and raisins.
  • Jinhwan’s favorite perfume brand is Jo Malone, he also said that he likes the scents of detergent and fabric softener.
  • He is good at making acrostic poems.
  • His favorite book is ‘The Painter of the Wind’ which was recommended by his friend.
  • He took an MBTI test in 2018, his test results say that Jinhwan is an ISFP.

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