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JINU (Kim Jinwoo)

WINNER JINU (Kim Jinwoo) Profile, Facts, and TMI

JINU (Kim Jinwoo) Profile

  • Birth Name: 김진우 (Kim Jinwoo)
  • Stage Name: JINU
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1991.09.26
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Chinese Zodiac: Sheep
  • Height: 177 cm (5’8”)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Personal Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, Weibo

JINU (Kim Jinwoo) Facts & TMI

  • Jinu was born in Yeongam Gun, Jeollanam-do, but his family moved to Mokpo City when he was 7.
  • His family consists of mother, father, an older sister, and a younger sister.
  • He has two Sphynx cats named Ray and Bay.
  • Jinwoo belongs to Jinjoo Kim’s clan.
  • He is Christian.
  • He is the lead vocalist and eldest member of WINNER.
  • He attended Seungri’s music academy the Joy Dance and Plug-in Music Academy and joined YG at the age of 20.
  • He became the eldest participant as well as the eldest of Team A on YG’s survival program ‘WIN: Who is Next’ and debuted as a member of WINNER.
  • He was the longest-serving trainee at the time of ‘WIN’ broadcast.
  • He is in charge of being the ‘cute guy’ in the team because he has a lot of aegyo.
  • Jinwoo is the ‘unofficial’ visual of the group.
  • Many fans noticed that he has the visual that would fit into SM Entertainment’s ‘visual standard’.
  • Jinwoo is always voted as the most handsome member by fellow WINNER members.
  • He claimed to have the prettiest eyes among WINNER members in an episode of ‘Weekly Idol’.
  • He has the shortest height among WINNER members.
  • During his appearance in the variety show ‘Oppa’s Thinking’ he said that he has never done plastic surgery and that his face is all-natural.
  • He officially began his solo promotion through the release of the single album ‘JINU’s HEYDAY’ with title track ‘Again, Again, Again feat. MINO’ (또또또) on August 14, 2019.
  • Jinwoo also released a solo song ‘Dduk’ that was included in WINNER’s third full-length album ‘REMEMBER’.
  • He appeared in a lot of variety shows such as ‘Infinity Challenge’, ‘Radio Star’, ‘Do the Right Thing’ (as fixed cast), ‘Let’s Eat Dinner Together’, ‘Point of Omniscient Interfere’, ‘Wizard of Nowhere’ (as fixed cast), ‘Life Bar’, ‘King of Masked Singer’ (as a panelist), ‘Prison Life of Fools’, etc.
  • He attended the same music academy as 2NE1’s Minzy and the late Gu Hara (Joy Dance Academy Mokpo Branch).
  • Jinwoo is the only member of WINNER whose height is under 180 cm.
  • He is often called ‘the face genius’.
  • Jinwoo cries often, as seen on many occasions such as in an episode of ‘WIN: Who is Next’.
  • Fellow teammate Seungyoon mentioned Jinwoo as the most hardworking member of WINNER.
  • Unlike his soft and quiet personality, his voice volume is surprisingly loud, so his live performance is stable.
  • In WINNER’s parody of drama ‘The Heirs’, he played the role of Yoo Rachel and was nicknamed Kim Rachel because of his resemblance with the character. (Kim Jinwoo + Yoo Rachel compound word).
  • He is from Imjado Island in Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do. Unlike his gentle and prince-like appearance, he grew as an island boy.
  • Sometimes Jinu speaks in the Jeolla-do dialect.
  • According to WINNER members, he has no sense of direction.
  • During WINNER’s hiatus, he spent time taking foreign languages, acting, and drum lessons.
  • Fellow member Lee Seunghoon revealed on a radio show that Jinu is the member who uses the bathroom the longest.
  • He is very consistent, be it in food, movie, music, habits, and fashion taste.
  • He likes wearing hoodies.
  • Jinu is a homebody.
  • He really enjoys watching dramas.
  • His ideal type is a girl whose height is about 165 cm, has big eyes, and a slim face with a short haircut.
  • He is raising cats, but Jinwoo has to start his day with medicine because he has an allergy to cat fur.
  • There was also a heartwarming story that he cheered for high school seniors who were crying at a cafe because they failed their mock test.
  • He couldn’t go to his hometown Mokpo that often because of the far distance.
  • He appeared on ‘Radio Star’ and admitted that he is kind of foolish, Jinu and Mino nicknamed as the Foolish Brother.
  • He bought a sewing machine for fellow member Song Minho’s birthday present.
  • His father appeared in ‘Boat Horn Clenched Fists: Imja Island’.
  • He said that his beard grows very quickly.
  • Although he has never traveled by himself yet, he shared that he wants to travel to Chile.
  • He claimed that he doesn’t have talents for composing music, but he wrote quite a nice song during ‘EVERYD4Y’ promotion.
  • He shared a story of almost causing a fire in Imja Island during his appearance in ‘Radio Star’. When he was young, he was fishing in front of the sea out of boredom, but it was really cold that day, so he lit a fire with a match, but the fire spread to the net and almost burned Imja Island. Fortunately, he pumped seawater into a forklift and turned off the fire to avoid a big fire.
  • On 2 April 2020, Jinu joined the army and served as a social service officer. He is scheduled for discharge on December 31, 2021.
  • He graduated from the same elementary school as Park Narae.
  • He donates regularly to several foundations.
  • He has many nicknames, among them are Soseumie, Imja Island Prince, That ‘I Like You’ Guy, Lee Sooman’s Favorite Kind of Face, Pretty, Kim Foolish, Jinu, Jjinu, Pome, Kim Ddoddo, etc.

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