Who are Wanna One, and when did they debut?
For some of the K-Pop fans, 2017 was somewhat brighter due to Wanna One’s existence, a temporary boy group that debuted under YMC Entertainment whose members came from different home agencies and had battled for eleven episodes in a tough survival show titled Produce 101.
Due to the show’s high rating, it is not a surprise that even before their official promotion, Wanna One had gained a lot of fans in South Korea and overseas, making their debut highly anticipated by the audience. Their first two albums 1X1=1 (To Be One) and 1-1=0 (Nothing Without You), have successfully entered the top 10 Best Selling Album on the Gaon chart and placed in fourth and fifth position, along with other trending boy groups such as EXO and BTS.
Want a One’s concert and the fan meeting events in local and overseas areas are also completely sold out very quickly after the ticket opening, which proves their hot status as a rookie group in the Korean entertainment industry.
Thus, it is expected that many people who have not yet become their fans are curious to know more about Wanna One members, which is what Channel-Korea will provide you within this article; starting from their official accounts, personal information, ideal types, facts about each member, and their popularity ranking in the group. So, stay tuned!
Wanna One official social media accounts and fandom name
Before we get to know Wanna One’s members, it is better to learn about their official accounts, which you can find on several social media platforms. The group’s fandom name is Wannable, and it is the combination of the two words “Wanna” and “Able.” It points to the hope that both the group and the fans could achieve anything together.
- Official Website: wannaonego.mwave.me
- Twitter: @WannaOne_twt
- Instagram: @wannaone.official
- Fan Café: WannaOneOfficial
Full profile of Yoon Ji-sung
- Real Name: Yoon Byeong Ok/Yoon Ji Sung
- Stage Name: Jisung
- Nickname: Mommy, Yoon Auntie
- Date of Birth: Wonju, March 8th, 1991
- Age: 30 (Korean age)/29 (International age)
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 175 cm
- Weight: 62 kg
- Blood Type: B
- Siblings: Younger sister
- Position: Leader, Sub-vocalist
- Final Ranking in Produce 101: 8 (902,098 votes)
- Ideal Type: A woman who will take him to eat delicious food whenever he feels sad
Fun facts about Wanna One’s Yoon Jisung:
- Along with Daniel, Jisung was a trainee of MMO Entertainment.
- Along with Daniel, Jisung was a backup dancer for Cao Lu in MBC Every1’s Her Secret Weapon.
- Jisung invented his own clapping style known as the Jisung Clap, which clapped the hand while forming a circle in the air.
- Jisung has a great facial expression, making him be known as the meme lord.
- In Produce 101, Jisung received the most votes as a final member of the top 11.
- Jisung changed his name legally from Byeong Ok to his current name.
- Jisung directed a play titled A Dream of Night with his teammates, who are part of the team known as Elf Team when studying at Myungji University, majoring in the Department of Arts and Film. On occasion, Jisung and his teammates got five crowns, namely Best Props Award, Best Director Award, Female Division Excellence Award, Best Adapted Screenplay Award, and Best Picture Award.
- Jisung loves animals and children. This was demonstrated when several members of Wanna One were guests in KBS’ Superman Returns. Jisung is the member who is approached the most often by Lee Dongguk’s children.
- According to the fellow Produce 101 participant and solo singer Samuel Kim, Jisung liked telling ghost stories in the Produce 101 dorm.
- Along with Sungwoon and Minhyun, Jisung was included as a candidate for Wanna One’s position and ended up winning the vote in the second episode of Wanna One Go.
- Jisung is teamed up with Sungwoon and Woojin in the second episode of Wanna One Go. They went to Sungwoon’s grandfather’s farm and did a lot of tiring tasks.
- Jisung suffered a car accident when he was a child, hence the tough challenge to get his driving license shown in one episode of Wanna One’s second season variety show Wanna One Go: Zero Base.
- Jisung successfully obtained his driving license after doing the second test drive. The joyous moment is recorded in the fifth episode of Wanna One Go: Zero Base.
- Along with Daniel, Jaehwan, Woojin, Jihoon, Kuanlin, and Jinyoung, Jisung made a special Christmas MV with one take camera. The event is recorded in the sixth episode of Wanna One Go: Zero Base.
- In the last episode of Wanna One Go: Zero Base, Jisung told the members who went to Japan with him (Jaehwan, Jihoon, Woojin, Jinyoung, and Kuanlin) to hide because he wanted to surprise Minhyun, Sungwoon, and Daehwi, who just arrived at Umeda Sky Building. However, he was also the first member to approach them because he came back from the toilet and could not resist greeting the trio who were filling the administration forms.
- In the last episode of Wanna One Go: Zero Base Jisung and Jaehwan bought a cat souvenir for Daniel and a seal souvenir for Seongwoo, who could not join Wanna One members to go to Osaka, Japan.
- Out of all four seasons, Jisung likes to spring the most.
- Jisung prefers white rice to red rice.
- Jisung admits that he has received a letter regarding serving in the army, but he will not disclose the time he will go to the military.
- Jisung does not like the bottom of the ocean and carrots.
- The staff said that Jisung is a hilarious and cheerful person who never gets tired despite having countless activities.
- Jisung thinks that his charms are his character and personality.
- Jisung used to be a victim of cyberbullying.
- Jisung got accepted into Dongguk University Graduate School of Digital Image and Contents, majoring in Science of Performing Arts.
- Jisung is the roommate of Daniel and Seongwoo in Wanna One’s dorm.
- He debuted as a solo artist with the single “In The Rain” on February 20th, 2019.
- He enlisted into the military as an active-duty soldier on May 14th, 2019. His expected discharge date is December 13th, 2020.
Photos of Wanna One’s Yoon Jisung
Full profile of Ha Sungwoon
- Real Name: Ha Sung Woon
- Stage Name: Sungwoon
- Nickname: Cloud
- Date of Birth: Goyang, March 22nd, 1994
- Age: 27 (Korean age)/26 (International age)
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 167 cm
- Weight: 54 kg
- Blood Type: A
- Siblings: Younger sister
- Position: Main vocalist
- Final Ranking in Produce 101: 11 (790,032 votes)
- Ideal Type: A woman who likes kids, she should be shorter than him, no age restriction (can be older or younger), has big eyes, and is a good cook.
Fun facts about Wanna One’s Ha Sungwoon:
- Sungwoon is a member of the boy group HOTSHOT.
- Sungwoon was a trainee of Star Crew Entertainment (formerly known as Ardor&Able) for two years and three months.
- Sungwoon auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2010 and made it to the last round.
- Sungwoon is fluent in Chinese.
- Sungwoon is the shortest member of Wanna One.
- Sungwoon wants to have a collaboration with IU and Chad Future.
- Sungwoon is friends with many boy group members, such as Jimin of BTS, Kai of EXO, Ravi of VIXX, Taemin of SHINee, Lee Hongki of FT Island, etc.
- Sungwoon’s rank in Produce 101 ascended drastically to number 3 in the third-ranking announcement.
- Sungwoon does not like to get up early in the morning.
- Sungwoon experienced his first love when he was in the second grade of junior high school.
- Sungwoon’s favorite foods are pizza, hamburgers, pasta, cold noodles, raw fish, and salty food.
- Sungwoon likes the rainy season.
- Sungwoon can imitate Spongebob Squarepants’ voice.
- Along with Jisung and Minhyun, Sungwoon was included as a candidate for Wanna One’s position in the second episode of Wanna One Go.
- Sungwoon was teamed up with Jisung and Woojin in the second episode of Wanna One Go. They went to his grandfather’s farm and did a lot of tiring tasks.
- Sungwoon is famous for having the best skin in Wanna One. This was demonstrated when he showed his night skincare routine and applied it to other Wanna One member in the second season of Wanna One’s variety show Wanna One Go: Zero Base.
- Along with Seongwoo and Jaehwan, Sungwoon planned to go out of the hotel when Wanna One went to Hongkong for the 2017 MAMA. Unfortunately, the plan was canceled after they saw the fans were crowding the lobby of the hotel. This event is recorded in the fifth episode of Wanna One Go: Zero Base.
- Along with Minhyun and Daehwi, Sungwoon took a vacation to Japan. This event is recorded in the sixth episode of Wanna One Go: Zero Base.
- Sungwoon did an audition to join the Pink Sausage squad, whose members are Jihoon and Woojin.
- Sungwoon likes playing soccer, video games, swimming, and pools.
- Sungwoon has a grandfather who always tells him to serve in the military and get married.
- Sungwoon is the roommate of Daehwi and Jinyoung in Wanna One’s dorm.
- Sungwoon debuted as a solo artist with the song “Bird” on February 28th, 2019.
- His ideal type of woman is IU.
Photos of Wanna One’s Ha Sungwoon
Full profile of Hwang Minhyun
- Real Name: Hwang Min Hyun
- Stage Name: Minhyun
- Nicknames: Emperor Hwang, Dad, Shanghai Boy, Hwang Beauty, Nation Producer’s Hwang, Hwang Galryang
- Date of Birth: Busan, August 9th, 1995
- Age: 26 (Korean age)/25 (International age)
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 182 cm
- Weight: 67 kg
- Blood Type: O
- Siblings: Older sister
- Position: Lead vocalist
- Final Ranking in Produce 101: 9 (862,719 votes)
- Ideal Type: A woman who can cook, has long or short hair (but he prefers short hair), would understand and accept each other personalities
Fun facts about Wanna One’s Hwang Minhyun:
- Minhyun is a member of the boy group NU’EST.
- Minhyun likes cleaning and organizing. In one of the episodes of Wanna One Go: Zero Base, Minhyun looks pleased when there is a cleaner robot who takes care of the domestic state.
- Minhyun is fluent in several languages, such as Japanese, English, and Chinese.
- Minhyun plays the piano, writes lyrics, and composes music.
- Minhyun likes singing, dancing, watching dramas and movies, reading, and shopping.
- Minhyun’s favorite color is black.
- Minhyun admits to being a home person (someone who likes to stay at home).
- Minhyun is a bad cook.
- Minhyun can imitate the voice of Optimus Prime, hence his Instagram username.
- Minhyun is friends with many idol group members and singers, such as f(x)’s Amber, MYNAME’s Chaejn, solo singer Ailee, GOT7’s Mark, BOYFRIEND’s Kwangmin, Youngmin, and Minwoo, and PRISTIN’s Kyulkyung, Eunwoo, and Nayoung.
- Minhyun is allergic to salt, causing him to get rashes whenever he sweats while dancing.
- Minhyun does not smoke and is not good at drinking alcohol.
- Minhyun proclaims to be a motae solo (someone who never dates).
- Minhyun believes that aliens exist.
- Minhyun does not like people who are impolite and easily get angry.
- Along with Sungwoon and Jisung, Minhyun was included as a candidate for Wanna One’s position in the second episode of Wanna One Go.
- Minhyun teamed up with Jaehwan and named their team ‘saranghae’ (which means love) in Wanna One Go’s second episode. They stay at the dorm and do domestic tasks such as cleaning and cooking while welcoming their surprise guests, none other than fellow Produce 101 Season 2 contestants, such as solo singer Jeong Sewoon, NU’EST’s JR, and Ren, and CUBE trainee Yoo Seon Ho.
- Along with Jaehwan, Minhyun went to cheer on Jisung, who took a driving test recorded in the fifth episode of Wanna One Go: Zero Base.
- Minhyun gave Jaehwan the free pass he got from winning the 2017 Wanna One Teamwork Building Games in hopes that Jaehwan would take a shower first and sleep early so he will not feel tired the next day. Aww, what a caring brother!
- Along with Sungwoon and Daehwi, Minhyun took a vacation to Japan. This event is recorded in the sixth episode of Wanna One Go: Zero Base.
- In an unaired scene of Wanna One Go: Zero Base, Minhyun and Woojin had a boxing tournament. The final winner was Woojin, who continuously smacked Minhyun’s head until he fell to the floor.
- In an unaired scene of Wanna One Go: Zero Base, Minhyun and Jinyoung are the singing partners at noraebang (karaoke).
- Minhyun does not put a password on his cellphone.
- Minhyun wants to get married at the age of 32.
- Minhyun thinks that his charms are his eyes, voice, and laughter.
- Minhyun’s role models are Eric Benet and TVXQ.
- Minhyun is the roommate of Woojin, Jaehwan, Jihoon, and Kuanlin in Wanna One’s dorm.
- Minhyun’s older sister’s name is Hwang Sujin.
- Minhyun’s ideal type of woman is someone older with short hair, who can communicate well with him.