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WOODZ (CHO SEUNGYOUN) Profile, Facts, and TMI




  • Birth Name: 조승연 (Cho Seungyoun)
  • Stage Name: WOODZ (as solo artist), Seungyoun (as UNIQ and X1 member)
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1996.08.05
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rat
  • Height: 183 cm (6’0”)
  • Weight: 72 kg (158.7 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O


  • Seungyoun was born in Seongnam and grew up in Gangnam, Seoul.
  • He lives together with his mother.
  • Since he was a child he has dreamed of either becoming a soccer athlete or singer.
  • To achieve his dream, he learned soccer in Brazil for two years after graduating from elementary school.
  • He was a striker at the junior team of Brazilian Sport Club Corinthians Paulista.
  • He used the nickname ‘Luizinho’ when he lived in Brazil.
  • He made up his mind to be a singer after coming back to Korea from Brazil.
  • His parents suggested that he learn English before chasing his dream to be an idol, so he studied abroad for a year at Reedley International School, Philippines.
  • He auditioned for many entertainment agencies including the big three SM, JYP, YG for more than 50 times, and eventually passed an audition at YG Entertainment.
  • He trained at YG Entertainment for 1 year and 6 months.
  • He debuted in the Korean-Chinese group UNIQ, which was formed as a joint project of Yuehua Entertainment and YG Entertainment.
  • After the political tension between Korea and China, UNIQ went on hiatus in 2017 and Seungyoun started to promote as a solo singer.
  • He also formed an ‘unofficial’ musical crew M.O.L.A with producer friend NATHAN and singer Park Jimin (Jamie), the group welcomed three new members guitarist Hoho, Pentagon’s Kino, and Seventeen’s Vernon.
  • He competed in the hip-hop audition show ‘Show Me the Money 5’ 
  • He said that after listening to Lee Seunggi’s ‘Let’s Go On a Vacation’ inspires him to seriously pursue a career as a singer.
  • In 2016, he debuted as a solo singer under the name Luizy, releasing a hip-hop song ‘Recipe’ featuring fellow ‘Show Me the Money 5’ competitor Flowsik.
  • He collaborated with BTOB Im Hyunsik and B2ST’s Lee Gikwang in 2017.
  • He produces songs for other singers under the alias WOODZ.
  • He produced a song for Super Junior D&E titled ‘Evanesce II’ and ‘Ice & Fire’ for boy group ONF.
  • In 2018, he began releasing songs like ‘Pool’, ‘Different’ and ‘Meaningless’ as soloist WOODZ.
  • Seungyoun auditioned for Mnet’s idol survival program ‘Produce X 101’ with his self-composed song ‘Dream’.
  • He ranked 5th in the final episode, earning him a place in the debuting group X1.
  • He is famous for his trademark nickname ‘The All-rounder’ because of his comprehensive abilities as a singer, rapper, and dancer.
  • He continued to promote as a member of X1 until the group’s disbandment on January 6th, 2020, and arguably became one of the most popular members in the group.
  • After his departure from X1, he released a solo album ‘Equal’ that sold more than 100,000 copies.
  • He participated as one of the contestants in ‘King of Masked Singer’, advancing to the second round.
  • He graduated from the practical dance department Hanlim Arts School, he is on the same year and department as fellow idol singer GOT7’s Yugyeom and Pentagon’s Kino
  • He has a bright personality and is widely known for being a mood maker.
  • Despite being cheerful and bright all the time, Seungyoun sometimes appeared to have depression symptoms when he’s alone.
  • He is very affectionate towards the people around him, especially to the younger ones.
  • He said he likes being the maknae instead of hyung.
  • He is easily surprised.
  • He has a lot of aegyo.
  • He cries a lot.
  • He hates bugs who have a lot of legs.
  • Seungyoun’s personality according to UNIQ members: tsundere, considerate, has a lot of curiosity, emotional, and kind of attention seeker to people he is close with.
  • His MBTI personality type is ENFP.
  • He has a cat allergy.
  • His clothing measurements: 110 for tops and 32 for bottoms.
  • His shoe size is 270mm.
  • He became the model for local cosmetic brand Cledbel.
  • He has a wide shoulder (54 cm) but relatively small palms (18 cm).
  • Seungyoun personally thinks that he resembles a desert fox.
  • He loves playing computer games.
  • His English name is Evan.
  • His favorite colors are black, white, orange, and blue.
  • His favorite beverages are iced americano and strawberry banana smoothies.
  • He is not a picky eater, but his favorite foods are hamburgers, pork cutlets, and pizza.
  • He loves listening to all genres of music especially jazz, hip-hop, R&B, ballad, and rock.
  • He has weak alcohol tolerance, he can only drink up to 1 bottle of soju.
  • He collects McDonald’s Happy Meal Minion figures.
  • He likes and is good at sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, skateboarding, and skiing.
  • He likes animals, his favorite animals are dog, cat, otter, lion, tiger, and horse.
  • He has a lot of interest in fashion.
  • He is often seen wearing various kinds of hats, from a beanie to beret.
  • Seungyoun loves wearing Converse sneakers, he is collecting many different colors of the sneakers.
  • He prefers half-boiled egg over fully-cooked egg, americano over cafe latte, dog over the cat, game over reading, summer over winter, sweet over salty, ice cream over cake, sea over mountains, romance over thriller, juice over soda, football over basketball, teleporting over time leap, jjajangmyeon over jjamppong, summer over winter, phonecalls over texting.
  • His favorite movie genre is romance.
  • He loves communicating with fans through VLive and Instagram live broadcasts, he can do live broadcasts for the average time of an hour.
  • He can beatbox.
  • His nicknames are All-rounder, ChoDajeong (다정 romanized dajeong, means sweet and warm), Nangman (romantic guy), Evan, Galmongie, Cho Kungyeon, ChoDdong, DdongKki, etc.
  • He has five aliases: birth name Sho Seungyoun, Luizinho, Luizy, Woodz, and Evan.
  • His mom had a conception dream of two pigs appearing in her dream when she was pregnant with Seungyoun.
  • He has at least 9 known tattoos on his body: his parents birth year (1971 & 1966) on his arms, a palm tree on his left forearm, an English sentence ‘It can’t always be the same’ on his left arm, crying and smiling smileys on his left wrist, drawing of his family on the left side of his torso, candle tattoo and Portuguese word ‘paixão’ means ‘passion’ in English and a pistol-shaped tattoo near the right side of his pelvis.
  • He has the same birth date (August, 5th) as UNIQ group mate Wang Yibo (Seungyoun born in 1996 and Yibo in 1997).
  • His fans from the ‘Produce X 101’ era called themselves ‘Nangman-dan’ (means ‘the romantic guy troops’ in English).

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