Learn More About Ex-Varsity Member Jin Seung-wook: His Full Profile, Fun Facts, Visual, and Re-Debut In a New Group!
K-Pop idols’ struggle to debut as successful entertainers is not easy. Challenges and risks have existed from the start since they even decided to become a trainee at a management agency. In this case, several management agencies in South Korea are increasingly competing to debut new groups. Many of them flop or even have difficulty promoting for certain reasons.
One of the K-Pop idols who previously debuted with Varsity is also an example of a K-Pop idol who continues to struggle in order to get enough recognition from the public to continue to work hard in this entertainment industry. There have been three different groups that he has tried to continue his career as a K-Pop idol. Are you curious about who he is? Well, without further ado, let’s check out the detailed information in this article below about the former member of Varsity, Riho!
Varsity’s Riho’s Full Profile
Real Name: Jin Seung-wook (Hangul: 진승욱)
Stage Name: Riho (Hangul: 리호)
Place and Date of Birth: Incheon, South Korea, March 1st, 1998
Star Sign: Pisces
Height: 178 cm (5’10″)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Position in the group: Lead Vocalist
- Varsity (January 2nd, 2017–April 23rd, 2020)
- Antique (June 20th, 2019–January 31st, 2020)
Education: Seoul Performing Arts High School
Official Site: Instagram (@seungwook_jin)
Varsity’s Riho’s Fun Facts
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho was a child actor
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho’s nicknames are Jin Ramyeon, Seriousness, and Serious Seungwook (Hangul: 진지승욱)
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho was part of the DK Crew
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho is a calm person
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho’s favorite food is pizza
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho’s hobbies are listening to music and doing sports
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho is famous for his six-pack
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho is close to all the members of the group
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho was supposed to debut with a new group named A to Z with Varsity’s Xiweol, but the group was disbanded
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho is a fan of Laboum and Kim Bum-soo
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho would date Yunho if she was a girl
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho once appeared in KBS2’s The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho’s motto is: “Let’s do our best and not give up”
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho used to be a member of N.TIC and he was removed on February 21st, 2020, because of a contract conflict with another company
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho re-debuted in a new group, TEN-X, in 2021
- Ex-Varsity’s Riho’s ideal type is a tall woman
Varsity’s Riho’s Focus Fancam
On April 30th, 2017, a fan recorded a performance from Varsity while they were busking with one of their singles, “U R My Only One”. The footage shows Ex-Varsity’s Riho wearing the same costume as the other members, which is with a white sweater and jeans. In the focus fancam, he also wore a nametag and was easily recognizable because his hair was maroon red at the time.
In the showcase titled ROUND ONE, which was held on January 2nd, 2017, Ex-Varsity’s Riho had the opportunity to showcase his skills and make some impressions. Even though it only lasts for a few seconds, Ex-Varsity’s Riho looks funny while entertaining fans on stage.
On February 25th, 2017, Varsity, who were guests in Lee Hong-ki’s Kiss The Radio, enabled Riho to display his talent while singing alongside Xiweol at the event. The two vocalists from Varsity sang Ben’s song “Don’t Go Today” very well. The mellow song was delivered with excellent singing by Varsity’s Riho and Xiweol at the time.
In 2017, Varsity, who were busy undergoing each of their schedules for promotion, were also present on Arirang Radio K-Pop and the vocalist duo, Riho and Xiweol, brought their performance to sing one of the songs popularized by Sung Si-kyung titled “The Road To Me”. The two vocalists displayed their excellent singing skills while promoting together at the event to represent Varsity.
Varsity’s Riho’s Visual
Visual is an important standard when it comes to an idol, especially when an idol is about to debut in South Korea, they must have a handsome or beautiful face. With such standards, visuals can also be improved with special facial treatments or plastic surgery which is very well understood among the entertainment industry in South Korea. In this section, we are going to take you closer to Ex-Varsity‘s Riho’s visual so you can get to know him better!
The member who was born in 1998 has more mature visuals than the other members. The photo above is a photo that was successfully captured when Riho debuted as a member of Varsity and was present at their debut showcase. In the photo, we can see that Riho also has a very good visual standard to debut as a K-Pop idol. He has the charisma of the look in his eyes and will also get even better if honed in the future.
In addition, Riho is also a graduate of the Seoul School of Performing Arts which is known as a school that has many K-Pop idol alumni and of course, also has very handsome and beautiful students. It is undeniable that Riho can be one of the handsome students at this school and his graduation photo in uniform exudes his charisma as a handsome idol.
If you take a look at the appearance of Ex-Varsity’s Riho, he seems to have had the same appearance at the change of concept at the start of their debut era. However, he still looks very charismatic with his appearance, especially with his idol-like hairstyle that is deliberately made brown and the costume that has been very well modified by stylists.
So, what do you think about Ex-Varsity’s Riho’s visual?
Re-debut As a Member of N.TIC
N.Tic officially made their debut by releasing a music video titled “Once Again” in February 2018. N.Tic is a four-member boy group, including members Seunghoo, Jinseo, Sangwook, and Jion, who are under the Yechan (PRAISE) Entertainment agency. N.Tic itself is a name that comes from the phrase ‘New Trend Icon’, with the hope that N.Tic can become a current K-Pop trend.
“Once Again” is a medium tempo pop song, produced by Code 9, the producer behind the popular song “Pick Me” from the program Produce 101. Through this song, each of the N.Tic members showed their vocal and rap talents. After one year of debut, N.Tic got an additional member, which is Dowon (previously Ex-Varsity’s Riho).
However, N.Tic’s Dowon’s activities and promotions just stopped and he was removed due to a contract conflict with another company as of February 1st, 2020. After being removed from N.Tic, he immediately got the opportunity to re-debut with a new boy group, TEN X, which debuted in 2021. TEN X originally consisted of 5 members. However, in 2020, one of the members, Minsung, chose to resign from the group. The group under Blue Creative Entertainment is now left with Luha, Gohyeon, England, and Siwoo.
Well, that was all the information about Ex-Varsity’s Riho: starting from his full profile, fun facts, career journey as a member of the group Varsity, joining N.Tic, and becoming a new member of Ten X that was planning to debut in 2021. Riho is indeed one of the idols who doesn’t give up easily to continue his career in the entertainment industry and try new opportunities to debut in other groups. Therefore, let’s continue to provide support for him!
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