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Shownu

MONSTA X Shownu Profile, Facts, and TMI

Shownu Profile

  • Birth Name: 손현우 (Sohn Hyunwoo)
  • Stage Name: Shownu
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1992.06.18
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
  • Height: 181 cm (5’9”)
  • Weight: 77 kg (169.7 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Personal Social Media: N/A

Shownu Facts & TMI

  • Shownu was born and grew up in Uijeongbu City
  • His family consists of mother and father.
  • Shownu is an only child.
  • His position in the group is leader, main dancer, and lead vocal.
  • Shownu was a swimmer until he was in the sixth grade of elementary school, but he stopped because his parents wanted him to focus on his study.
  • He started auditioning to be a singer after watching his favorite singer Rain.
  • At the age of 17, he passed JYP Open Audition and began his training at JYP Entertainment.
  • He sang Rain’s ‘Rainism’ for his audition at JYP and got the first rank in the audition.
  • His stage name ‘Shownu’ comes from the combination of the words “SHOW + NEW”, aiming to ‘show something new’, it is a name suggested by the agency.
  • He almost debuted in the same group as GOT7’s JB and Jinyoung.
  • Prior to his debut, he released an OST for the drama ‘Protect The Boss’ in 2011 titled ‘Now I Know’.
  • Shownu also became the back dancer of Lee Hyori for her 5th album promotions.
  • He was also active in a pre-debut group called NUBOYZ with future bandmates Wonho, Joohoney, and rapper #Gun.
  • In 2011 Shownu appeared as a cameo in the drama Dream High when he was still a trainee in JYP.
  • He also appeared for a brief time in Hyorin’s performance of ‘Ma Boy’ in the program ‘I Am Singer’ in 2014.
  • He is famous as one of those ‘beastly idols’ thanks to his athletic build.
  • He has long arms (75 cm).
  • He doesn’t talk a lot in broadcasts.
  • In a radio show, MONSTA X members voted Shownu as the member who can’t lie.
  • His MBTI personality type is ISFJ.
  • He mentioned Chris Brown as his favorite musician and his role model.
  • He is also a fan of dancer and choreographer Lyle Beniga.
  • He mentioned his ideal type as someone who is innocent, kind-hearted, good at cooking, has a glamorous figure, listens to him well, and doesn’t pay attention to age.
  • He is not a picky eater, when asked what food he dislikes he answered “none”.
  • 3 things he can’t live with are: microwave, fridge, and wallet.
  • He likes drinking coffee.
  • Shownu is a fan of Mexican foods such as burrito, taco, and chimichanga.
  • His group members voted him as the biggest eater among MONSTA X.
  • He said that he can dance to all of Rain’s songs.
  • He is friends with some of GOT7 members and B.A.P Youngjae who were also trainees at JYP Entertainment.
  • He wears specs off-stage.
  • He sweats a lot.
  • He said he can do his makeup on his own.
  • He participated as one of the contestants in ‘Kings of Masked Singer’ Episode 137.
  • He said that his scalp is numb.
  • His favorite hero is Sun Wukong.
  • Shownu’s nickname in his school days is FootHyunwoo (because his family name ‘Son’ means ‘hand’ in Korean).
  • He graduated from Buddhist kindergarten.
  • He raised a kitten when he was still a middle schooler.
  • When he went for the shooting of ‘Law of The Jungle in Yap’ he only packed one piece of clothing and cutlery.
  • He enjoys wakeboarding.
  • He lived together with Mad Town’s Jota during his activity as a back dancer.
  • He is using Ferrari Black and Tom Ford Santal Black perfumes.
  • He always mentioned his dad as a figure he respects.
  • He said that if he has children, he would name them Son Janggun (for boy) and Son Jangmi (for girl).
  • He can eat
  • He underwent eye surgery for his ‘left retinal detachment’ in July 2020.
  • Among his nicknames are Showminator, RobotShownu, Sonyeonu, Nunu, Monsta X Funniest Guy, ShowTle (Shownu + Turtle), Doggy Poo, etc.

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