Let’s Get Personal With HALO’s Dino!
Dino is one of the members of the 2nd generation K-Pop boy group, HALO (헤일로), debuted under the label High Star Entertainment on June 26th, 2014, with the release of their first single “Fever.” After 5 years together, the group was reported to have ended their exclusive contracts with their agency on May 29th, 2019. Although the group also still hasn’t declared their disbandment publicly, there hasn’t been any news regarding the group’s future activities as they haven’t released anything ever since.
Dino himself stood out in the group with his charming eyes and soothing voice, as he filled the position of the main vocalist of the group. Are you curious to know more about him? Check out his complete profile below!
Full Profile of HALO’s Dino
Stage Name: Dino (디노)
Birth Name: Jo Sung-ho (조성호)
Position: Main Vocalist
Date of Birth: December 25th, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Fun Facts about HALO’s Dino
- Busan, South Korea, is his hometown
- He was born to a professor father and a pianist mother
- He studied at Korea National Open University
- He is friends with BTS’ J-Hope and B.A.P’s Youngjae as the three of them went to JYP’s audition together
- Hamburger is his favorite food
- Black and white are his favorite colors
- He’s the ‘father’ of the group
- He is a fan of the Spiderman franchise
- His stage name Dino comes from Dinosaur because many people say he resembles one
- He wants to visit the U.S.A
- On August 21st, 2018, he enlisted in the military and thus didn’t participate in HALO’s latest promotional activities for two years
About HALO’s Dino’s Personality
As the oldest member of the group, Dino is often referred to as the ‘father’ figure of the group. And due to his responsible and thoughtful nature, many people say that he matched the role very well.
At the beginning of their career, the group was caught in a lot of controversies with fans as many reports starting from the members dating to giving the fans’ gifts to their girlfriends and throwing away the gifts started to come to the surface.
Dino himself was once caught in a controversy when he composed a poem with a fan’s name in it using an inappropriate word.
The group then launched an official press release on November 30th, 2015, clarifying the rumors said that the members of HALO met directly with their fans in person to clear up the misunderstanding.
In the meeting, the group was reported to have apologized and clarified the rumors with their fans.
Dino, as one of the members who got into a controversy, uploaded a personal letter through the official website. He didn’t try to defend himself and instead sincerely apologized to the fans. He wrote, “I feel responsible that I wasn’t able to take care of my team as the oldest member. We tried to approach fans like a friendly neighborhood oppa, but I think we just created more misunderstandings. Please accept our sincere apologies.”
He also participated in the ALS campaign and supported the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” proving his helpful nature.
In a section of Arirang’s Pops in Seoul, the members introduced Dino as someone who’s smart (due to his father’s background), funny when there’s no camera around, and good at cooking.
Check out their warm and funny interaction above!
Dino is the main vocalist of HALO. So, it is expected that he has a beautiful voice as can be heard through the fan-cam of his stage performance.
But, on top of having an incredible voice, Dino also has a strong skill in dancing whenever he’s performing.
He is indeed a true performer!
HALO’s Dino’s Visual
One of the stand out features of Dino are his eyes and his stares. He has sharp monolid eyes and equally sharp stares that will melt the fans. He also has a nicely pronounced jawline. So, imagine what those two combinations will result in.
His features also have been repeatedly said to resemble a dinosaur, in fact, that’s the reason why he chose Dino as his stage name.
But, although at the first glance he appears cold, his features change to be cute whenever he smiles and displays his eye smile. No wonder that many fans adore him!
Eye Contact With HALO’s Dino
As we all know, Dino’s eyes are the most stand out feature on his face. Thus, 36 seconds of intense (and fluffy) eye contact with him will surely make you melt and swoon.
If you don’t believe it, go check it for yourself in the video below!
HALO’s Dino Left High Star Entertainment
On May 8th, 2019, High Star Entertainment as the agency of HALO released an official statement regarding the end of HALO’s exclusive contracts with them back in April 2019. All six members of the group, including Dino, will not return to the agency as they ended their contracts.
Below is the official statement of High Star Entertainment:
Hello. This is HALO’s agency High Star ENT.
This is our official statement regarding today’s reports on the expiration of HALO’s contract.
Our exclusive contracts with HALO’s Ooon, Dino, Jaeyong, Heecheon, Inhaeng, and Yoondong have expired as of April 2019, and we are in discussion about future activities with all six members including Dino, who is currently serving in the army.
We sincerely thank HALO’s fans for their interest and love, and we will do our best to continue to have an amicable relationship [with the members of HALO].
Meanwhile, Dino is currently still waiting for his release since the beginning of his military enlistment on August 21st, 2018, and was placed in the Infantry Division Unit recruit training center in Hwacheon Gangwon Province. No news has been released regarding his future activities plan.
So, those are all the things that you need to know regarding the K-pop group HALO’s main vocalist Dino. Do you miss him? If so, let’s wait for his future comeback to the entertainment world (hopefully soon) and have a chat about him in the comment section below!