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Woozi

SEVENTEEN Woozi Profile, Facts, and TMI

Woozi Profile

  • Birth Name: 이지훈 (Lee Jihun)
  • Stage Name: Woozi
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1996.11.22
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rat
  • Height: 164 cm (5’3”)
  • Weight: 53 kg (116.8 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Woozi Facts & TMI

  • Woozi was born and grew up in Busan.
  • His family consists of mother and father.
  • He is an only child.
  • Woozi’s father was a bowling coach.
  • His stage name Woozi is pronounced WooJi in Korean, it comes from the words Woori + Jihunie that means “our Jihun”.
  • Woozi is the lead vocalist, leader of SEVENTEEN’s vocal team, as well as the group’s main producer.
  • He also formed a composing team called Universe Factory with Pledis Entertainment’s in-house producer and singer BUMZU.
  • He first put interest in music after learning to play instruments such as piano, guitar, drums and clarinet in an English academy he used to attend when he was a kid.
  • Woozi competed in many classical music competitions when he was in elementary school until he was in the second grade of middle school.
  • He originally wanted to pursue a career as a classical musician.
  • With little expectation, he applied for Pledis Entertainment open audition. With a competition rate of 300:1, Woozi passed the audition and joined the agency in April 2011.
  • Woozi sang Justin Mraz’ ‘I’m Yours’ and Park Bom’s ‘You and I’ which he learned from the head of the English academy.
  • Woozi, DK and Wonwoo are the only 3 members of SEVENTEEN who became a trainee through open audition.
  • Previously, he had no idea about pop music or dance so he was kind of reluctant to learn dancing.
  • He had the second longest practice period in SEVENTEEN after S.Coups, he became a trainee for about 4 years.
  • He graduated from Hanlim Arts School (Video Production Department).
  • He is known as the “stan attractor” thanks to his cute and attractive appearance.
  • Among his nicknames are Woori Jihunie, Jyooni, Genius Composer, Shiro, Snow White, Vocal Boss, Bobo, Ppyo, Woojireongie, Wookki, Stan Attractor, Heart Fluttering Hun, Sexy Cutie Jihun, Suyeong-gu Mozart, Woorari, and MyangMyangi.
  • Woozi has the shortest height among SEVENTEEN.
  • His height and fair skin make him look way younger than his actual age.
  • Pledis’ staff even called him Shiro (a white puppy character in ‘Crayon Shinchan’) because of his extremely fair skin.
  • He wrote a diary on SEVENTEEN’s Facebook page dated back in 2013 that he was mistaken as a girl when he was going to the toilet due to his long hair, tiny body frame and fair skin.
  • He has pretty hands, the hand on the cover of SEVENTEEN’s ‘teen, age’ white version album is Woozi’s hand.
  • In contrast to his cute appearance, he dislikes acting cute (aegyo) or skinship.
  • Despite claiming that he hates doing skinship, he is often seen hugging Mingyu, Dokyeom or being touchy to the older members Joshua, Jeonghan, S.Coups. Thus making fans draw the conclusion that it’s not that he hates skinship, but he dislikes when others do it to him while he likes doing skinship to others.
  • Woozi has a very shy personality.
  • He can be seen as someone cold, but he actually tsundere cares about his team members a lot.
  • Woozi explained that he made the song ‘Smile Flower’ while thinking about the members.
  • His MBTI is INFJ.
  • He use a pseudonym Baekgu for his participation in composing fromis_9’s song ‘Love Rumpumpum’,
  • Woozi is the biggest eater in the team (along with Mingyu).
  • Woozi writes and composes more than 90% of SEVENTEEN songs.
  • Bearing big responsibility as the group’s main music producer at such a young age, Woozi cried in an episode of SEVENTEEN debut reality program ‘SEVENTEEN PROJECT’.
  • To avoid controversy about line distribution, Woozi left line distribution to Pledis’ staff.
  • Some songs from ‘GOING SEVENTEEN’ mini album namely ‘I Don’t Know’, ‘Shining Diamond’, ‘NO F.U.N’  and ‘Fast Pace’ were made during his trainee era.
  • He mentioned ‘Don’t Listen in Secret’ and ‘Change Up’ as songs that need the shortest time to complete.
  • Before debuting as the leader of the vocal team, he was supposed to be a member of the performance team.
  • He has the highest tone in the group.
  • Prior to his debut, Woozi made several appearances in labelmates’ MV or stage performance such as NU’EST’s ‘FACE’ (MV appearance), Hello Venus’ ‘Venus’, NU’EST’s SHOW TIME 2 Japan concert (back dancer), Orange Caramel’s ‘My Copycat’ (MV appearance).
  • Woozi rarely makes appearances in variety shows because he felt burdened to make funny jokes.
  • He appeared in variety shows such as ‘2You Project – SugarMan’ (as one of the music producers), 2018 & 2019 edition of ‘Idol Star Athletic Championship’, and ‘Doremi Market’ (with Seungkwan).
  • Woozi also composes and writes songs for other artists such as Ailee’s ‘Feelin’ and ‘Live or Die’, I.O.I’s ‘Downpour’, NU’EST’s ‘W, HERE’, fromis_9 ‘LOVE RUMPUMPUM’, and BUMZU ft. Han Donggeun’s ‘Forever Young’.
  • Living in Seoul for a long time, he said that he doesn’t speak in Busan dialect.
  • He really admires Jeonghan’s handsome face.
  • His favorite position in soccer is goalkeeper, he was the goalkeeper in the 2016 ISAC Futsal Game.
  • He is considered as one of the best players among SEVENTEEN in ball games along with Jeonghan and Seungkwan.
  • He has experience as a baseball player when he was in elementary school (he was a pitcher).
  • According to the members, Woozi has the top overall physical strength in SEVENTEEN.
  • Practicing music since he was young, he is good at playing guitar, piano, drum, bass, and clarinet.
  • He doesn’t like curry.
  • His body can accept alcohol. According to Vernon, Woozi’s skin will turn red when he drinks alcohol.
  • He is an avid fan of animation series such as ‘Naruto’, ‘One Piece’ and ‘Full Moon O Sagashite’ (TMI: all 96 liners are otakus).
  • He was the only Hanlim Art School graduate among Pledis artists and trainees at that time.
  • He was promoted to a full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association in 2019. In 2020, he has more than 100 songs registered under the Korea Music Copyright Association, earning him the youngest copyright holder title among more than 100 top copyright holders in Korea.
  • He has an amazing sense for beats.
  • It is said that he uses the midi program Ableton Live and Pro Tools.
  • He is involved in every process of SEVENTEEN’s music production, from composing, lyrics writing, producing, directing, demo, and guide recording.
  • He considers the members as his real brothers because he was raised as an only child.
  • He originally wanted to be a clarinetist before joining Pledis.
  • Woozi is a very hardworking person, he once passed out after a practice session and went to the hospital for two weeks.
  • He is a fan of the pro baseball club Lotte Giants.
  • Woozi and Dokyeom who are fans of baseball often play catch ball together.
  • According to longtime friend and former Pledis trainee Ailee, Woozi was really bad at dancing when he first joined the company.
  • He sang SHINee’s ‘Please Don’t Go’’ for his first trainee evaluation at Pledis.
  • He was SEVENTEEN’s leader candidate, but he refused the position because it’s too burdensome for him to be the composer, producer, and leader at the same time.
  • He mentioned Chris Brown’s ‘Don’t Judge Me’ as his favorite song during his trainee era.
  • Basically, he is a quiet and calm person, but when he’s excited he talks a lot, even throws jokes to the members.
  • He loves dad jokes.
  • He especially loves teasing maknae Dino and same-age member Hoshi.
  • He doesn’t get scared easily.
  • He doesn’t cry a lot, the moments where he shed tears was in an episode of ‘SEVENTEEN PROJECT’, SEVENTEEN’s first music show win, and SEVENTEEN’s first fanmeeting ‘SEVENTEEN in Carat Land’.
  • He likes to hop onto DK, Mingyu, or Jun’s back.
  • He really sleeps a lot.
  • He is an extreme homebody.
  • He doesn’t like to have outdoor activities.
  • He was once scolded by Mingyu for not cleaning their dorm.
  • Despite having been using his stage name Woozi for almost 6 years, he said that he is more comfortable being called with his birth name Jihun.
  • He is a fan of footballer Son Heungmin.
  • Woozi sang an OST for ‘The Tale of Nokdu’ titled ‘Miracle’.
  • He likes Marvel Universe movies.
  • Woozi is a fan of Bruno Mars.
  • He is good at playing simple mobile games such as Cookie Run and SuperStar SMTOWN.
  • He likes both puppies and cats.
  • He’s the type that uses many emoticons when texting.
  • He really likes drinking cola.
  • He likes cucumber but doesn’t eat pickles.
  • He only eats rice, he doesn’t even like snacks.
  • Although he is known as a big eater, he doesn’t gain weight.
  • According to the members, Woozi always pays for their meals when they eat out.
  • He doesn’t like shopping.
  • He doesn’t really pay attention to fashion, so he only wears tracksuit and slippers all the time.
  • He mostly wears black clothes.
  • Fashion items that he puts interest in are watches, sneakers, and caps.
  • He loves to put on stuff with members’ faces on it, such as a phone case with Vernon’s picture printed on it or Wonwoo and Mingyu’s self-made phone wallpaper.
  • His shoe size is 260 mm.
  • He said that he doesn’t use perfumes.
  • Although he has a rather small physique, he is quite a muscle man.
  • He goes to exercise every day, he said that he works out to maintain his health.
  • Woozi forcefully brings the members to the gym, the main victim is Hoshi.
  • He said that he is most productive in making music around 2~7 AM.
  • He gets lyrics inspiration from everyday life while living with the members.
  • He said that making music has become his hobby.
  • Woozi and Bumzu’s music studio is called Universe Factory.
  • He collects a lot of Bearbricks in his studio.
  • Woozi picked Vernon as a member that has talents for composing songs.
  • Woozi is teaching Hoshi how to compose songs.
  • He named his guitar Godori.
  • Among his close celebrity acquaintances are fellow Pledis artists NU’EST, MONSTA X members, and EXO’s Chanyeol.

(Special credit: Everything is Alright @ Naver Blog)

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