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SEVENTEEN Joshua Profile, Facts, and TMI

Joshua Profile

  • Birth Name: Joshua Jisoo Hong
  • Korean Name: 홍지수 (Hong Jisoo)
  • Stage Name: Joshua
  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: 1995.12.30
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Chinese Zodiac: Pig
  • Height: 177 cm (5’8”)
  • Weight: 65 kg (132.2 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Joshua Facts & TMI

  • Joshua was born and grew up in Los Angeles, United States.
  • He is a 2nd generation Korean-American, he lived in the US until he was 18, before moving to Korea to be a trainee at Pledis Entertainment.
  • His family consists of mother and father.
  • Joshua is an only child.
  • He is a devoted Christian.
  • He is a sub-vocalist of SEVENTEEN as well as a part of SEVENTEEN’s vocal team.
  • Joshua graduated from Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles.
  • His mom runs an oriental medicine clinic while his father is a businessman.
  • He was street-casted by Pledis staff when he came to a festival in Korea Town.
  • He joined Pledis Entertainment in 2013.
  • He said if he didn’t get a casting offer from Pledis, he would have been a businessman, just like the rest of his family.
  • He learned to play guitar while attending church.
  • He can compose songs using the guitar.
  • After auditioning for Pledis, he lost 8 kg in a month while waiting for the result.
  • He used the catchphrase ‘Gentleman Joshua’ when introducing himself.
  • He said that when he was in the United States, he was mature, quiet, and shy but his personality gradually changed to be more active and playful since he became a trainee with other SEVENTEEN members.
  • According to the members, Joshua is one of the most playful members off-camera.
  • He likes going around alone (ex: watching movies).
  • He also has a neat and clean personality, he spends a minimum of 30 minutes showering.
  • According to Woozi, Joshua’s bedroom is the cleanest room in their dorm.
  • Joshua is an ENFJ.
  • He is known within the team as the master of acrostic poems.
  • In 2020 Joshua and fellow member DK collaborated with American singer Pink Sweat$ for ’17 Remix Ver.’.
  • He appeared in labelmate Orange Caramel’s MV of ‘My Copycat’.
  • Joshua made several variety show appearances such as in ‘Weekly Idol’ (with Wonwoo), ‘Live Quiz for Dummies’ (with DK, Vernon, Dino), and ‘Idol on Quiz’ (with The8, Seungkwan, Hoshi, Jun, DK, Vernon, Dino).
  • He also served as a special MC for events and music broadcasts such as ‘MCountdown’ and ‘KCON 2018 JAPAN’.
  • He is bilingual as he is able to speak both Korean and English.
  • Joshua also learned Spanish in high school.
  • He has the most piercings among SEVENTEEN members.
  • He is a fan of Youtube artist Gabe Bondoc and American singer Bazzi.
  • He hates bugs.
  • He doesn’t get scared easily.
  • In 2017, he was so into cycling.
  • Although he doesn’t like nor is good at sports, he is good at cycling and marathon.
  • He has the biggest palms among SEVENTEEN members.
  • He likes sweets and chocolate.
  • He eats slowly.
  • He doesn’t like drinking alcohol because his body can’t take the alcohol well.
  • When asked about what kind of variety show he wants to appear at, he answered that he wants to guest-star in cooking-related shows.
  • His mom sometimes sends him Chinese medicine. However, when he was a kid, he secretly threw away his Chinese medicine in a pot.
  • When SEVENTEEN go on tours in the US, the members (DK, Jeonghan, Hoshi) often go out with Joshua’s mom.
  • During his elementary school days, the school subject he was good at was English.
  • One of his hobbies is reading, he was a fan of ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Twilight’ series.
  • Among his celebrity friends are Eric Nam, Ailee, BTS’ V & Jimin.
  • He doesn’t like mint chocolate flavor.
  • As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, where citizens have to practice social distancing, he has new hobbies of making beads bracelets and knitting.
  • His shoe size is 275 mm (second biggest in the group after DK).
  • Some of his nicknames are Shua (his favorite nickname), Hong Josa (he doesn’t like when members or fans called him by this name), Joshuji, Josh, HongDangMu, Church Oppa, Gentleman, Acrostic Poems Master, Deer, ShuVee (from Joshua + Pokemon character Eevee), Bambi, ShuBot (Joshua + Robot), ShuShu, etc.
  • He took part in lyrics writing, composing, and making acoustic arrangements for SEVENTEEN songs.
  • He visited his uncle who was working in Bangkok with Hoshi and Dino while the three of them went traveling to Thailand.
  • He likes elephants and puppies, his family used to raise a golden retriever.
  • His family used to enjoy trekking with his grandmother.
  • He learned business when he was in high school, he would have been a business department major if he didn’t become a trainee.
  • He flew back to America for a brief time to take his final exam before joining Pledis.
  • He regularly went to church on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • When he was younger, his parents bought him a guitar for his birthday present.
  • He can do hand walking.
  • Although his family uses both English and Korean in daily life, Joshua was more comfortable speaking in English. So, when he came to Korea for the first time, he couldn’t speak Korean properly, so the members (especially Vernon) helped him in learning the language.
  • Korean song he learned for the first time was Bobby Kim’s ‘That Thing Called Love’.
  • He is especially close to Jeonghan.
  • He said that he was so happy when Jeonghan joined the agency because he finally had other 95-born friends besides S.Coups.
  • His first impression of Jeonghan “Oh, so there is a pretty kid like him in Korea”.
  • Joshua shared that during SEVENTEEN trainee days, he and Jeonghan once went to Pledis staff’s office while crying, saying they wanted to quit being trainees.
  • In his early trainee days, he learned to dance from Dino.
  • His life’s motto is “Never give up!”.
  • He has a tenacious personality.
  • Joshua (alongside Jeonghan) likes to pull pranks on S.Coups.
  • He has a good memory.
  • SEVENTEEN members voted Joshua as the sweetest member among the team members.
  • The members are said to seek advice or consult about their problems to Joshua.
  • He can also speak basic Chinese and Japanese.
  • He mostly converses in English with Vernon.
  • His favorite day is Christmas.
  • He can’t sleep when he is stressed.
  • He often goes traveling spontaneously, he went to Cebu with Mingyu and to Bangkok with Hoshi and Dino.
  • According to SEVENTEEN members, he never replies to messages on SEVENTEEN’s group chat.
  • He considers SEVENTEEN members as his family, growing up as an only child, having many ‘brothers’ makes him happy.
  • His favorite scent is flower scent, especially rose, sunflower, and pine.
  • Joshua doesn’t like shopping. When he does, he usually goes shopping with Wonwoo.
  • He loves riding scary amusement park rides, he also enjoys extreme sports.
  • Among his bucket list are skydiving and worldwide traveling.
  • He likes watching horror, animation, and fantasy movies.
  • He said that he cried while watching ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’.
  • His movie mate is DK.
  • He often loses in rock, paper, scissors games.
  • He gets cold easily.
  • Among his favorite songs are Lauv’s ‘Breathe’, Ruel’s ‘Painkillers’, and John Mayer’s ‘Daughters’.
  • He likes and is good at cooking.
  • His favorite foods are sashimi, beef, and pasta.
  • His favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla.
  • He dislikes eggplants and raw clams.
  • He can’t really eat spicy foods.
  • He enjoys drinking wine.
  • He likes wearing comfortable and simple clothes.
  • According to Hoshi, Joshua is the best dancer after performance team members.
  • Recently, fans spotted a tattoo on his left rib. But Joshua never mentions nor confirms that he made a new tattoo.
  • He is rumored to own a Ferrari.

(Special credit: Everything is Alright @ Naver Blog)

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