All You Need to Know About HOTSHOT Members Profile (Name, Age, Height, Religion and Etc)


The Group With Undeniable Talents, HOTSHOT!

HOTSHOT is a South Korean boy-band managed by Star Crew Entertainment (formerly K.O Sound and Ardor & Able). The group consists of 6 members without any lineup changes since their debut. There are Junhyuk, Timoteo, Taehyun, Sungwoon, Yoonsan, and Hojung. They officially debuted in 2014 with a digital single titled “Take A Shot” which was produced by Shin Hyuk, who composed EXO’s Growl.

In 2017, more than half of the members participated in survival shows to earn more popularity. Taehyun and Sungwoon participated in “MNET’s Produce 101 : Season 2” in early 2017, meanwhile Timoteo and Hojung participated in “KBS’s The Unit : Idol Rebooting Project” in late 2017. Unfortunately, at the end of both shows, only Sungwoon and Hojung successfully managed to join the final temporary boy group “Wanna One” and “UNB”. Taehyun was also added into the fan-imagined group called JBJ, which was managed by Fave Entertainment.

HOTSHOT Official Accounts:
Facebook: 2014Hotshot
Twitter: @starcrew_ent
Instagram: @officialhotshot



Agency / Label : Star Crew Entertainment (formerly K.O Sound and Ardor & Able)
Debut Date : October 29th, 2014
HOTSHOT Official Fan Color : Burgundy
Number of Members : 6

Before their official debut, the group began building their name and releasing a series of videos called ‘HOTSHOT VOLUMES’, plus a webtoon called ‘HOTSHOTTOON’. They also held fan signing events in 20 different places around Korea.

A HOTSHOT is defined in the dictionary as a person who is exceptionally talented or successful in his or her field like sports. They chose the name “HOTSHOT” because on foreign charts, the word HOTSHOT is placed next to breakthrough songs and singers. They wanted to be viewed as a hotshot by the public.


Choi Jun-Hyuk


Real Name : Choi Jun Hyuk (최준혁)
Stage Name : Junhyuk (준혁)
Nicknames : Choi Giraffe (최기린), Choi Leader (최리더)
Position : Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthdate : April 21st, 1992
Birthplace : Ulsan, South Korea
Zodiac Sign : Taurus
Nationality : Korean
Height : 183 cm (6’0″)
Weight : 66 kg (145 lbs)
Blood Type : B
Education : Sehan University
Languages : Korean
Instruments : Piano
Favorite Food : Meat
Siblings : N/A

Social Networks : TwitterInstagram / Youtube Account : 최준혁 / Soundcloud (2)

 Interesting facts about Choi Jun-Hyuk

  • “I’m HOTSHOT’s leader, main vocal, father, and dictator.”
  • Former trainee of SM Entertainment with Timotheo.
  • He appeared in Double K’s “랩운동” MV.
  • Junhyuk participated in “Superstar K2”, reaching #24 at the end of this program (2010).
  • He likes to give orders.
  • His hobbies are playing the piano and buying clothes.
  • He enjoys composing and is a great singer and songwriter.
  • He can imitate Hojung’s voice.
  • He can touch his nose with his long tongue.
  • He write songs.
  • Complex: Abdominal flash (flank).
  • The past he wants to forget : First debut stage.
  • First love: 2012.
  • Bad luck : 2012 (first love).
  • Things he dislikes : “When I have to patch things at home”.
  • Happiest / Tough moment : First debut stage, First comeback stage.
  • Special ability : Composing own songs.
  • Attractive area : Lips.
  • Supporting moment : The time when fans tell me to work hard.
  • Motto: “It’s a long way to go”.
  • Calls the fans “My Loves”.
  • “It’s not really a habit, but I go to Lotte World Mall often. It’s near our dorm, so I enjoy people watching and window shopping.”
  • The HOTSHOT leader has an uncanny resemblance to actor Ryu Ju Yeol. When the
    interviewer told him this, he laughed and said, “I think I hear that more than three
    times a week. I even think we look alike. Personally, I really like it.”
  • Ideal Type : “I seem to like girls who look a little bad & have an Oriental look. Also, girls with sense of humour.”

 Kim Timoteo


Stage Name : Timotheo (티모테오)
Real Name : Kim Moon Kyu (김문규)
Nickname : Timo, Timo Kim
Position : Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Face of the Group
Birthdate : January 25th, 1993
Birthplace : Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac Sign : Aquarius
Nationality : Korean
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 63 kg (139lbs)
Blood Type : B
Education : Sehan University, Korean Art High School, Seoul School of Performing Arts
Languages : Korean, Chinese, Japanese
Instruments : N/A
Favorite Color : Blue
Favorite Drink : Bubble tea (Royal tea)
Siblings : Older sister

Social Networkings : Twitter / Youtube Account : 김티모테오

 Interesting facts about Kim Timoteo

  • “I’m in charge of housewife’s eczema and personal connections in HOTSHOT.”
  • He was formerly an SM Entertainment trainee and was supposed to be the member of EXO. He left EXO because he got sick of waiting and stress from parents.
  • He’s dubbed as the second Kim Kibum (Super Junior).
  • He was a kid ulzzang, a child actor and a dancer.
  • He appeared in TVXQ’s “HAHAHA song” along with EXO’s members. He also appeared on Double K’s “랩운동” MV, and The Grace’s “My Everything” MV.
  • He participated in the Korean variety show “Truth Game”.
  • Starred in a KBS short drama with Sulli.
  • Some of his close friends are SHINee’s Taemin, EXO’s Kai, TEEN TOP’ Niel, VIXX’s Ravi, etc. He is also close with VIXX’s Hongbin (as girlfriend) and SJ’s Zhoumi (as dad).
  • He is also friends with Amber of f(x), Johnny of SR14B, Sehun of EXO, Bohyung of SPICA, Henry of Super Junior M, Kyuhyun of Super Junior.
  • He’s in charge of cooking and cleaning, meanwhile the other members just sit and do nothing.
  • Timoteo and Taehyun secretly read webtoons in the practice room whenever they could. One day they got caught and made up excuses about how popular webtoon was and advised to use it as a promotional platform, but the staff liked the idea.
  • His hobbies are shopping / buying clothes.
  • He has the habit of touching his nose when he gets nervous / embarrassed.
  • He can make a fruit washing sound.
  • Was baptized Timothy (Timoteo), after a saint.
  • Can do an impression of Park Hyoshin.
  • Complex : Big nose.
  • The past he wants to forget : First debut stage.
  • First love : Mom.
  • Bad luck : First broadcast.
  • Favorite things : Famous restaurant.
  • Things he dislikes : Can’t go to a famous restaurant.
  • Happiest / Tough moment: First debut stage.
  • Special ability: Heodang’s personality (a person who looks perfect but is actually sloppy).
  • Attractive area : Shoulder.
  • Supporting moment: Support of Dad, Mom, Noona.
  • Motto : “With Feel!”.
  • Shoes’ size : 260, Clothes’s size : L.
  • “The members like to drink together often, but my body can’t tolerate alcohol very well, so I only drink a glass of beer.”
  • Timoteo was a participant in ‘The Unit: Idol Rebooting Program’. In the end he ranked 10th.
  • Although he didn’t place in the top nine, Timoteo says he still gained something valuable. He revealed, “The biggest feat was being able to make our name HOTSHOT more known at least one more time. I was always referred to as “Taemin’s friend” or “Ha Sung Woon’s member” more than by my own name, but I am happy I was able to make my name more well-known to the public through this opportunity.”
  • “The Unit was a program where I really devoted all of my passion. Because I did everything I could, I feel relieved despite the outcome. I will remember it as the best thing I did in my 20s.” Also he said he wouldn’t be able to put a price on his six-month experience on the show.
  • Ideal type : “I prefer sexy girls, who seem strong but will treat me well after we become close… a style like San? *laughs* Overall, It will be good is she is mature.”

Noh Tae-Hyun


Real Name : Noh Tae Hyun (노태현)
Stage Name : Kid Monster (키드몬스터)
Nicknames : KIMON (키몬), Taebong (태봉), Noh Sensei (노센세)
Position : Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist
Birthday : October 15th, 1993
Birthplace : Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac Sign : Libra
Nationality : Korean
Height : 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight : 55 kg (121 lbs)
Blood Type : A
Education : Korean Art High School
Languages : Korean, Chinese, Japanese
Instruments : N/A
Siblings : One sister

Interesting facts about Noh Tae-Hyun

  • “I’m in charge of dance and mischief.”
  • He is a former YG Entertainment trainee.
  • He joined his current label from his singing skills, instead of his dancing skills (He majored in vocal back in high school).
  • No Taehyun started dancing in 9th grade, and joined the best Krump Dance Crew in Korea, ‘Monster Woo Fam’ in 10th grade, making him the youngest member there from 2007-2008. Participating in various battles, competitions, and concerts.
  • He appeared in Rude Paper’s “Fight like the lion” MV.
  • He can do dance with a ballad song.
  • He twisted his leg and tore his ligament while filming their Music Video debut.
  • He likes cartoons and comics.
  • He can do finger waves.
  • He can produce a growling sound from his throat.
  • Can do a ‘hat dance’ and do various impersonations.
  • Can imitate the Joker.
  • Things he dislikes : Mudfish soup.
  • Happiest / Tough moment : First debut stage (we’re on diet but we eat chicken), First debut stage (rehearsal).
  • Special ability : Culinary program, Watch the culinary programs, Krumping.
  • Attractive area : Eyes (that look like Jindo dog’s eyes), Nose.
  • Supporting moment : Handshake at the fanmeeting.
  • Motto : “When you do it, then do it!”, “Call it a round”, “Work hard while having fun!”.
  • He is friends with Girls Day’s Minah & Brave Girls’ Noh Hyeran.
  • His old stage name was Kid Monster but he announced on VLive that he changed his stage name to Noh Taehyun.
  • He appeared on ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ but has been eliminated on episode 10.
    Noh Taehyun debuted with JBJ (a group requested by fans, all made of trainees who ranked from 20-30 on ‘Produce 101’) in September 2017.
  • “It feels like I received a cosmetic surgery through the show. I feel like I came out as a completely different person and therefore, I think I should work even harder.”
  • Taehyun got into several controversies during his promotion with JBJ. During a radio show that JBJ was on, he used a term that’s used to talk informally about people of lower rank to describe his fans, and his statement in general seemed to look down on the way most fans think. He was also causing a stir about commenting on hitting ex-fans. Though he was likely joking, some netizens are taking issue with the idol star’s actions, calling them thoughtless and requesting a response from JBJ’s agency.
  • Ideal type : “I like girls who are kind inside and has a kind appearance too.”

Ha Sung-Woon


Real Name : Ha Sung Woon (하성운)
Stage Name : Sungwoon (성운)
Nicknames : Real Man
Position : Main Vocal
Birthdate : March 22nd, 1994
Birthplace : South Korea
Zodiac Sign : Aries
Nationality : Korean
Height : 167 cm (5’6″)
Weight : 55 kg (121 lbs)
Blood Type : A
Education : Broadcasting, Dongah Broadcasting High School
Languages : Korean, Chinese, Japanese
Instruments : N/A
Siblings : N/A

Social Networkings : TwitterInstagram

Interesting facts about Ha Sung-Woon

  • “I’m in charge of HOTSHOT’s voice.”
  • Sungwoon auditioned for JYP Entertainment back in high school (2010) along with former I.B.I member Sohee, but failed to make the cut.
  • Sungwoon featured in the music video of Chad Future’s “Famous”.
  • Sungwoon is the type who never cleans up.
  • He mostly do the weird stuff like dancing funnily or acting cute forcefully.
  • He can produce sounds of a lot of popping and cracking sounds on his joints.
  • Can imitate how idol stars snooze and impersonate Rain.
  • Can imitate the Korean version of Sponge bob, Squid ward walking and laughing, and the sound of water dripping.
  • He’s goofy and hilarious, the ‘Happy Virus’ of the group.
  • Hobbies : Billiards, Soccer, Gaming (with Taemin, Kai, Jimin).
  • Complex : Finger.
  • The past he wants to forget : Audition video.
  • First love : Elementary School (2nd grade).
  • Favorite things : Food (Pizza, Hamburger)
  • Happiest / Tough moment: Fanmeeting, First debut stage (rehearsal).
  • Special ability : Play Shiri, Singing, Soccer.
  • Attractive area : Abdominal flash.
  • Motto : “Don’t worry”, “I’ll tear everything down”.
  • Sungwoon participated in ‘Produce 101 season 2’. He ranked on place 11th so he promoted with WANNA ONE for a while until the contract expired.
  • In order to show the best image of himself, Sungwoon dyed his hair to match the ‘Never’
    concept and dyed it again when he was transferred to the ‘Showtime’ team. Dedication
    right there! (Produce 101 Season 2).
  • Despite being in Wanna One, it’s said that Sungwoon monitors HOTSHOT during his free
    time and also showed his support for them.
  • Gaining a new nickname as the bubblegum guy, Sungwoon caught the eyes of even non-fans with his chic appearance in the MV teaser (00:11) of ‘Energetic’!
  • Sungwoon is an aunt of the group in Wanna One.
  • He hung out together with BTS’ Jungkook and Jimin at ‘Escape the Room’ cafe in Apgujeong, Seoul, over the Lunar New Year break in February 2018.
  • Ideal type: “I like girls who can cook well and have pretty eyes. I like the kind of girls who have huge eyes and are cute.”

 Yoon San


Real Name : Yoon Sanghyuk (윤상혁) / San Yoon (윤산)
Stage Name : San (산)
Nickname : N/A
Position : Main Rapper, Vocalist
Birthdate : August 22nd, 1994
Birthplace : South Korea
Zodiac Sign : Leo
Nationality : Korean
Height : 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight : 63 kg (139lbs)
Blood Type : AB
Education : Studied Design in France
Languages : Korean, French, Japanese
Instruments : N/A
Siblings : N/A

Social Networkings : TwitterInstagram / Soundcloud

Interesting facts about Yoon San

  • “I’m in charge of the rap in HOTSHOT.”
  • He was casted on the streets during his short visit to Korea and started as an idol trainee. (To be more exact he got scouted while drinking coffee during his vacation).
  • He appeared in Double K’s “랩운동” MV.
  • He had lived in France for eight years in Paris. People of different races live there, so he naturally learned to speak four languages. He also majored in Design.
  • He speaks French, Spanish, and Japanese fluently.
  • He became a topic of conversation of an online community when it was shared that he once interned for a Chanel designer.
  • All his family members are involved in the art industry.
  • He loves cheeseburgers.
  • Complex : Large Head
  • The past he wants to forget : Cosplay
  • Bad luck : “When I have to dance”.
  • Favorite things : Rap, writing songs, listening to music, cheese and sushi.
  • Things he dislikes : “When people nag me to do something I don’t want to do”.
  • Happiest / Tough moment : When playing with Hojung / When teasing Hojung until he’s angry, When Hojung is not here / When Hojung ate chicken’s breast.
  • His hobbies solving the rubik’s cube, playing games, rapping.
  • He has a total poker face.
  • He’s sometimes so awkward that it’s adorable and funny.
  • He is really into computer games as well.
  • Motto : “Follow your heart”, “TRUE”, “Keep It 1HUNNIT”.
  • Can do beatboxing and make various facial expressions.
  • Can perfectly imitate Megatron’s voice.
  • Ideal type: “I like girls who are sexy. It would be good, if she can accept my personality and doesn’t nag a lot.”

 Ko Ho-Jung


Real Name : Go Ho  Jung (고호정)
Stage Name : Hojung (호정)
Nicknames : Hoglet (호글렛)
Position : Lead Vocalist, Dancer, Maknae, Visual
Birthdate : October 20th, 1994
Birthplace : South Korea
Zodiac Sign : Libra
Nationality : Korean
Height : 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight : 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type : O
Education : Practical Music, Hanlim Ent. Art
Languages : Korean, Japanese, Thai
Instruments : Guitar, Piano
Favorite Color : Purple
Favorite Drink: Cola
Siblings : N/A

Social Networkings : Instagram

Interesting facts about Ko Ho-Jung

  • “I’m HOTSHOT’s youngest member and in charge of aegyo.”
  • He was casted while walking on the streets.
  • He used to be called K.HO.
  • He appeared in Double K’s “랩운동” MV.
  • He messes things up after cleaning. He leaves his footprints behind as he cleans the floor.
  • He is from Yeosu, South Jeolla Province.
  • He lived in Thailand.
  • He can speak Korean, Japanese, Thai.
  • He has great eye smile.
  • He has the nicest body in HOTSHOT.
  • He winks a lot and has amazing abs.
  • He’s really into body building; he actually participated in a Musclemania competition in 2017 and even won an award!
  • He’s very confident.
  • “I have a habit of touching the end of the pillow while I’m sleeping. They say it’s because of a lack of affection, but I’m not too sure. It just helps my peace of mind.”
  • He joined “KBS’s The Unit : Idol Rebooting Project” together with Timoteo and ranked in 3rd place on the finale episode. He joined the temporary group called ‘UNB’ that was formed by the show.
  • Hojung said that he had one small regret while appearing on ‘The Unit’ and revealed,
    “To tell the truth, I’m less attractive when I open my mouth, so I tried not to be
    talkative. Perhaps because of that, I didn’t get a lot of screen time, so I felt a bit
    of regret.”
  • On placing third in the finale and securing himself a spot on the debut project group,
    Hojung said, “I didn’t expect the results at all. The moment I got called as third
    place, I had mixed emotions. I will work harder for HOTSHOT.”
  • Ideal type : “To be precise, the kind of style similar to actress Han Yeseul, a girl with a small face and distinct features.”

HOTSHOT Members Popularity Ranking


HOTSHOT consists of 6 members with different charms and tastes yet well-blended diversity. With their strong impressions and unique way of promotion, before officially debuting, they became one of the most anticipated newly debuted groups for 2015, according to reports. They also held so many fan signing events in Korea and Japan, therefore they naturally created a growing fan base of over 2,000 fans.

Unlike most rookies, their debut song immediately rose up on the Korean chart, peaking at number twenty. Their next two mini-albums, both released in 2015, also did very well on the charts as well. But their popularity had slowly decreased as the competition was getting fierce in KPOP world. It didn’t mean they have less talent and didn’t work as hard as other groups, they definitely had the potential but just didn’t stand out enough.

Despite being severely underrated, they were always doing their best to show a professional image and would do everything it takes to get the fame back. Their talent is obviously WOW, but overlooked. As a result, to lower their chances of disbanding, Taehyun and Sungwoon decided to join “MNET’s Produce 101 : Season 2” and successfully garnered viewers’ attention by showing their astonishing talents in every performances. Both of them left the judges and other contestants wondering why their group did not find success since they were so talented.

Sungwoon was the one who got benefited the most from the show, as he dramatically emerged as one of the final members to debut in the new boy group, WANNA ONE, as the 11th member. He naturally became the most famous member of HOTSHOT because of his achievement through the show. On top of that, he is also known for his solid networks and connections! Even when he used to be a nobody, he was already friends with SHINee, EXO, BTS and VIXX.

Meanwhile Taehyun, although he is said to be the best dancer among other contestants, was unfortunately got eliminated and ranked 25th overall on the show. But it didn’t stop there, because he eventually joined ‘JBJ’ and became the leader of the group (it was reported that the group’s contract would last seven months). He is also widely known by fans as a dance prodigy.

Therefore Taehyun becomes the 2nd most popular member of HOTSHOT.

Life is indeed so unfair, even after HOTSHOT made a comeback with Taehyun as their representative, they once again felt it wasn’t enough. Therefore the members reached for another opportunity for them to rise up, by joining “KBS’s The Unit : Idol Rebooting Project”. Began in October 2017, Timoteo and Hojung participated in the show and captivated the audience on their audition. They got a ‘super boot’, which was a rare occurrence on the show (a ‘super boot’ refers to when at least 90 percent of the audience votes for the participants, allowing them to pass without the judges’ votes).

Timoteo secured the top ranks steadily every time the ranks were announced, but on the finale episode, Hojung unexpectedly beat him down by ranking 3rd and joining the final temporary group, whereas Timoteo didn’t make it through (10th place). However, as the show was being criticized due to boring editing and losing its purpose for rebooting the failed idols, The Unit drastically lost their popularity. After the first two episodes, the ratings dropped and kept dropping until the 2% range. Pretty sad, especially if you compare it with ‘Produce 101’ that had a 5% rating by the end, even though it was on cable. That’s why we can assume that Hojung’s and Timoteo’s popularity are no better than Taehyun and Sungwoon.

In case for Junhyuk and Yoonsan who didn’t join any survival shows, their popularity is less known than the rest of members. But of course it doesn’t matter that much since their group now is gaining more recognition thanks to the four members who mustered up the courage to compete on the shows! At this point, let’s all just wish the best for HOTSHOT, and you better don’t sleep on them 😉

More Trivias About HOTSHOT Members

  • They worked with a webtoon artist to create a webtoon based on their journey to debuting. It was viewed over 500,000 times before their official debut.
  • The lyrics of their debut track “Take A Shot” was written by the members themselves.
  • They got involved in a car accident in December 2014. According to a representative from HOTSHOT’s agency, the group was traveling to Ilsan when their vehicle got rear-ended at 6:20 PM KST on December 6. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and the members attended the fan signing event at 7:00 PM KST. The group was taken to the hospital after the event to check for post-accident concussions and for treatment of other minor injuries.
  • Not long after Taehyun got eliminated, the group made a comeback in July 2017 with a new single “Jelly” with only five members, while Sungwoon promotes with Wanna One. Sungwoon is the brightest character in the group, so without him in the group they decided to chose ‘Jelly’ which has a very dark concept.
  • The group is known for not being a group with a concept, but one consisting of perfectly skilled members that are worth anticipating. Most notably, all members helped produce their debut song. Watch their cool debut MV below!