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SEVENTEEN Seungkwan Profile, Facts, and TMI

Seungkwan Profile

  • Birth Name: 부승관 (Boo Seungkwan)
  • Stage Name: Seungkwan
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1998.01.16
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Chinese Zodiac: Ox
  • Height: 175 cm (5’8”)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132.2 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Seungkwan Facts & TMI

  • Seungkwan was born in Busan, but his family moved to Jeju Island soon after.
  • His family consists of mother (Jwa Kyehwa), father (Boo Jinyoung), and two older sisters (Boo Sojeong and Boo Jinseol, born 1989 & 1993).
  • He belongs to Jeju Boo’s clan.
  • Seungkwan is raising a puppy called Bookkeu.
  • He is the main vocalist as well as a member of SEVENTEEN’s vocal team.
  • The Chinese character of his name Seungkwan has the meaning of “winning generously”. 
  • Seungkwan liked singing so much that he participated in many children’s singing competitions since he was in elementary school.
  • When he was in the 2nd grade of middle school, he participated in a singing competition, singing Big Mama’s ‘Yeon’. His art teacher who secretly filmed Seungkwan at the competition uploaded the video to the internet after receiving Seungkwan’s permission, a Pledis staff coincidentally saw the video and immediately casted Seungkwan.
  • When Pledis staff contacted him, he thought that he was being scammed.
  • He joined Pledis Entertainment in 2012 when he was 14.
  • Seungkwan sang Kim Bumsoo’s ‘Last Love’ and Big Mama’s ‘Yeon’ and danced to U-KISS’ song at the audition.
  • After finished singing for the audition, Seungkwan bravely shouted, “I’ll make a second heyday for Pledis!” because he didn’t want to miss the opportunity.
  • Pledis CEO, Han Sungsoo, is said to have boasted about Seungkwan everywhere, saying that “A child who sings really well has come into our company.”
  • He was nominated as the main vocalist since joining the agency.
  • Seungkwan graduated from Seoul Broadcasting High School (Broadcasting & Entertainment Major), he was in the same academic year as Mingyu.
  • Seungkwan’s singing ability is widely acknowledged even by the general public, especially after his appearance in ‘Kings of Masked Singer’ in which he ended up being the runner-up of episodes 135-136.
  • Unlike the typical main vocalists, Seungkwan can also dance very well (well, he can even rap). With no dancing “hole”, SEVENTEEN becomes the representative of synchronized dancing idols.
  • He is very bright, talkative, sociable, and witty. 
  • Seungkwan is the “unofficial” MC and variety show representative in the group even before his debut.
  • He used the nickname Mr. Mic prior to SEVENTEEN’s debut, hinting at how good he is at broadcasts.
  • On the early debut days of SEVENTEEN, Seungkwan used the catchphrase ‘Aspiring Variety Show Star’, showing his strong will to be SEVENTEEN’s representative in variety shows.
  • He was nicknamed Thomas due to his resemblance to the cartoon character Thomas from ‘Thomas and Friends’.
  • In May 2018, Seungkwan became the fixed cast member on the variety show ‘Unexpected Q’.
  • In the same year, Seungkwan guest-starred at ‘Radio Star’ and impersonated the show’s MC Yoon Jongshin’s song titled ‘Wi-Fi’. The video of him singing ‘Wi-Fi’ went viral in South Korea. Thanks to this, Seungkwan and SEVENTEEN gained more exposure among the general public.
  • Seungkwan even won a rookie of the year award at ‘MBC Entertainment Awards 2018’ for the music and talk show category.
  • In 2019 Seungkwan became a fixed cast member for tvN’s ‘Prison’s Life of Fools’ and jtbc’s ‘Five Cranky Brothers’.
  • Seungkwan also participates in songwriting and composing SEVENTEEN’s songs.
  • Prior to his debut, he made a brief appearance in Orange Caramel’s MV ‘My Copycat’.
  • Thanks to his wit Seungkwan became one of the most popular variety show star among idols, he guest-starred in tons of shows such as ‘Duet Song Festival’, ‘Hello Counselor’, ‘Baek Jong-won’s Top 3 Chef King’, ‘Hello Counselor’, ‘Master Key’, ‘Battle Trip’, ‘Kings of Masked Singer’, ‘Happy Together’, ‘Radio Star’, ‘Hidden Singer’, ‘Yoo Quiz on the Block’, ‘Running Man’, ‘Doremi Market’, ‘Fun-Staurant’, ‘Knowing Bros’, ‘The Return of Superman’, ‘Idol Star Athletic Championship’, etc.
  • Seungkwan shot solo and group pictorials for several magazines such as MAPS (June 2018, with Wonwoo, The8, Vernon); ELLE (November 2019, with Joshua, Hoshi, Mingyu, The8, Vernon); ARENA HOMME+ (January 2020, with Joshua, Mingyu, The8); COSMOPOLITAN (May 2020, with Wonwoo, Mingyu, Dokyeom).
  • He earned several nicknames such as K-Pop Professor Boo or Bookebox because of his knowledge in Korean pop songs.
  • Although born in 1998, Seungkwan entered the school together with 1997 born students, however, he still calls the 1997 born SEVENTEEN members ‘hyung’.
  • Seungkwan and Mingyu are in the same academic year.
  • He has pretty handwriting.
  • Seungkwan has a strong attachment to his hometown, Jeju Island.
  • His celebrity lookalikes are FT Island’s Song Seunghyeon and magician Choi Hyeonwoo.
  • Seungkwan is a fan of FT Island’s Lee Hongki and BTOB’s Seo Eunkwang.
  • Seungkwan’s dad runs a railbike (draisine) rental business in Jeju Island.
  • He dreamt of being a radio DJ.
  • Seungkwan is currently hosting his own VLive radio show called ‘Boo Seungkwan Castella’.
  • Prior to his debut, Seungkwan and Hoshi hosted their own live streaming show ‘Andromeda Broadcast’ on AfreecaTV.
  • Seungkwan (alongside Mingyu and Dino) is the regular target of other SEVENTEEN members’ teasings.
  • In elementary school, he received a grand prize among the 1st~6th graders in the school children’s song competition. 
  • Seungkwan is also known for his bloating reduction exercise.
  • He gets scared easily, Seungkwan along with DK, S.Coups, and Mingyu are the most scaredy-cats within the group.
  • Seungkwan has the widest connections among the SEVENTEEN. His celebrity friends are ASTRO’s Moonbin, Rocky & Cha Eunwoo; AKMU’s Suhyun; actress Kim Saeron; NU’EST members; MONSTA X members; A.C.E’s Chan; THE BOYZ’ Joo Haknyeon; WJSN Dayoung; NCT’s Haechan; GOT7’s Yugyeom; BTS’ Jungkook; UP10TION’s Jinhyuk, Gyujin, Hwanhee & Xiao; ATEEZ’ Wooyoung; GFRIEND’s SinB & Umji; Lee Suji; IMFACT’s Na Woongjae; Super Junior members; BTOB’s Seo Eunkwang; CRAVITY’s Serim; and many more.
  • Seungkwan really adores Vernon as the only same-age friend in the group.
  • He only uses Samsung Galaxy phones, he currently uses Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2.
  • He likes mint choco flavor.
  • Seungkwan is a volleyball enthusiast, he is a fan of the women pro volleyball team Daejeon KGC.
  • He sang several OSTs for dramas such as ‘Mother’ (titled ‘Kind Of Love’), ‘Record of Youth’ (titled ‘Go’), ‘Lovestruck in the City’ (titled ‘Reason’).
  • In July 2020, Seungkwan injured his leg during a choreography practice. He had surgery on July 18 due to a left ankle ligament rupture and announced that he would halt schedules for treatment and rehabilitation.
  • On September 9, 2020, Seungkwan utilizing his K-pop Professor persona, hosted a VLive broadcast titled ‘We Remember K-pop🤗’ that became a hot topic for surpassing 3.6 million real-time viewers.
  • Seungkwan is often seen crying in broadcasts and concerts.
  • His MBTI personality is ENFP.
  • His shoe size is 265 mm.
  • Among his nicknames are Ppooya, Ppoo, Ppoorangdungie, Boonon (Boo Seungkwan + Vernon), Aspiring Variety Show Star, Aspiring MC, Jeju’s Son, Kwanie, Boomerang, BooSpo (Boo Seungkwan + Spoiler), Bookebox, BooSeungKwanLi, JjolPpoo, Professor Boo, Mr. Thomas, etc.
  • It is said that Seungkwan’s father and Mingyu’s father are very close.
  • Seungkwan’s older sisters were music majors.
  • Seungkwan’s second Boo Sojeong is an indie singer, she also appeared in ‘Duet Song Festival’ as singer K.Will’s duet partner.
  • Seungkwan attended a Buddhist kindergarten in Jeju Island.
  • He was the class leader during elementary school.
  • Seungkwan went to the same high school as Mingyu and Dino. The three of them always had a hard time waking up in the morning, so they often late arriving at school.
  • Because he is very sociable, he was really famous in high school.
  • Seungkwan couldn’t dance really well when he first became a trainee in Pledis.
  • During his trainee period, SEVENTEEN’s current music producer BUMZU was the group’s vocal trainer. BUMZU said that he particularly trained the main vocalist Seungkwan and DK very hard because he doesn’t want to hear that SEVENTEEN’s main vocalist can’t sing.
  • Seungkwan is soft-hearted, therefore he is often seen crying on many occasions.
  • Seungkwan is the main mood maker of SEVENTEEN.
  • He often nags the other members for not taking care of their health.
  • Although he is always bickering with Mingyu, both of them are especially close, as Seungkwan said that he often comes to Mingyu and shares his concerns with him.
  • His MBTI is ENFP (same with Vernon).
  • He is best friends with ASTRO’s Moonbin.
  • His favorite season is autumn.
  • His hobbies are cafe tours and taking walks.
  • He is an avid fan of Wonder Girls.
  • He is a fan of the drama ‘Hi Bye, Mama!’.
  • He failed to attain a driving license as he failed his driving tests 4 times.
  • Seungkwan is known as one of the neatest members in SEVENTEEN.
  • He is an iced americano maniac, even during winter he drinks iced americano.
  • He can’t eat cucumber, eggplant, and tomatoes.
  • His favorite fruits are tangerines and pineapple.
  • He doesn’t like pineapple on pizzas.
  • He likes mint choco flavor.
  • Seungkwan has a low alcohol tolerance, around 2~3 bottles of soju.
  • He is rarely seen wearing accessories other than his SEVENTEEN’s ring.
  • His favorite color is navy.
  • The hand that appeared in SEVENTEEN’s Al1’s cover is Seungkwan’s hand.
  • In the early debut days, he once wrote, describing his distinct physical features: “If it’s someone that has big booty, big eyes, and chubby cheek, then it’s Boo Seungkwan”.
  • Seungkwan also has rhinitis (just like S.Coups, DK, and Mingyu).
  • He actively approaches the broadcasting production team to promote himself and SEVENTEEN for variety show appearances.
  • In an episode of ‘Knowing Bros’, he won over Kim Heechul for being ‘K-Pop Master’ after winning a song-guessing game.
  • He is the best girl group dancer among SEVENTEEN members.
  • Seungkwan participated in composing the title track of SEVENTEEN’s 6th mini-album ‘Home’.
  • Seungkwan’s mother often sends food to SEVENTEEN dorms, the Soy Sauce Marinated Crab made by Seungkwan’s mother is SEVENTEEN member’s favorite dish.
  • Seungkwan loves to bring the other members (Mingyu, Vernon, Jeonghan, Dino, and DK) for a trip to his hometown Jeju Island.
  • His family name Boo is one of the rarest family names in South Korea.

(Special credit: Everything is Alright @ Naver Blog)

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