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PENTAGON (펜타곤) Jinho Profile, Facts, and TMI

Jinho Profile

  • Birth Name: 조진호 (Cho Jinho)
  • Stage Name: Jinho
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1992.09.13
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
  • Height: 168 cm (5’51”)
  • Weight: 52 kg (114.64 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Personal Social Media: N/A

Jinho Facts & TMI

  • Jinho is from Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and a younger sister.
  • He is the main vocalist of PENTAGON.
  • He graduated from Chungryang High School in Seoul.
  • He was a trainee at SM Entertainment for 6 years prior to joining Cube Entertainment.
  • Jinho is also the eldest member of the group.
  • He is a Catholic, his baptismal name is Pio.
  • He joined SM Entertainment in 2008.
  • In November 2010, when he was in the second year of his training at SM Entertainment, he debuted as a member of S.M. THE BALLAD under the stage name JINO.
  • He is also active as a musical actor, participated in musicals such as ‘Summer Snow’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Iron Mask’, and ‘Goddess Is Watching’ (as the main character Ryu Sunho).
  • He is an acknowledged vocalist ever since he was still in SM Entertainment.
  • He also appeared as a cameo on jtbc drama ‘Hello, My Twenties! 2’ as Choi Jinho.
  • Since he’s been trained in SM for more than 6 years, he is naturally close with SM singers from Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, f(x), EXO, Red Velvet, and NCT.
  • Before his debut with PENTAGON, he worked as a vocal trainer assistant at ModernK Practical Music Academy.
  • According to his students that attended the music academy, Jinho was a scary trainer although he doesn’t get angry often.
  • He’s also good at rapping, his rap name is MU$H.
  • When he was in high school, he was the vocalist of a band called Yeollakwon. As he came in, the band started to shift genre to modern rock genre. The band was even called Dongdaemun-gu’s Maroon5.
  • He has the same birthday as fellow team member Hongseok, it is said that they also have the same taste in foods.
  • When he was in the first grade of middle school, his family moved to Qingdao, China for a brief time because of his father’s business, so he can speak decent Chinese.
  • PENTAGON’s Chinese member Yanan even rated Jinho’s Chinese 8 out of 10 points.
  • He used to attend an international school in China, but he wanted to pursue a singing career so he came back to Korea alone in 2007 when he was in the senior year of middle school.
  • He is the shortest member of the group.
  • He is often mistaken for being the youngest in the group due to his baby face.
  • He is a straightforward and realistic person.
  • He doesn’t cry easily either.
  • His MBTI personality type is ISTP-T.
  • He used to raise a puppy called Chodanbi, but he is scared of big puppies.
  • He chose cats over puppies.
  • He has a strong punch and made a new record on the punching machine. Because of his strong punch, he got the nickname ‘Daejeon Rock-fist Cho Jinho’.
  • It is said that the reason why he liked singing and developed his dream of becoming a singer was that he received a grand prize in a children’s song contest when he was in the third grade of elementary school.
  • He was a samul nori (traditional percussion music) player in Jungrim Elementary School and Jungrim Middle School.
  • He is very sensitive to sound when he is sleeping.
  • He lived in the same apartment unit as the maknaes because they thought it would be dangerous to leave the maknaes by themselves.
  • Before leaving SM and debuting as Pentagon, he had an Instagram account with the ID jinho__jo, but the account has been deleted.
  • After leaving SM, he called his fans ‘sunshine’ on Instagram, which he used until his debut as a member of PENTAGON.
  • He practiced at SM for six years from 2008 to 2014.
  • He was the vocal trainer of his junior at Cube, Yoo Seonho.
  • Because he is a big eater, he mentioned ‘Delicious Guys’ as a variety show he wanted to appear at.
  • Jinho and Hongseok are the official big eaters of PENTAGON.
  • He dislikes pizza and doesn’t eat chocolate.
  • He also dislikes the chocolate mint flavor.
  • He can’t drink soju, alcohol beverages that he can drink are wine and beer.
  • His maximum alcohol tolerance is one bottle of wine.
  • Sometimes he speaks using sophisticated words.
  • He has a habit of covering his mouth or turning his head when he is laughing out loud.
  • He loves watching American dramas.
  • He wanted to be a singer after listening to Brian McKnight’s ‘One Last Cry’.
  • He is a fan of Tottenham Hotspurs.
  • He prepared for the college entrance examination at Seoul National University of Arts, majoring in practical music but eventually failed his test.
  • He advanced to the second round of ‘King of Masked Singer’ episode 190.
  • His favorite singer is Park Hyoshin.
  • He currently serves in the army since May 11, 2020.
  • His hobbies are watching American dramas and playing video games.
  • His shoe size is 255 mm.
  • His life motto is “Don’t live a day of regret when you lie down to sleep.”
  • Among his nicknames are Daejeon Rock-fist Cho Jinho, Joji, GodJinho, Jino, Daeromji, Awesome Singer Jinho, and Big Eater.

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