Kang Daniel: Abs, Diet, and Transformation From Pre-debut to Now


Let’s get acquainted with Produce 101 Season 2’s Center – Kang Daniel

Kang Daniel was born on December 10th, 1996, in Busan, South Korea. He is a South Korean singer, best known for finishing first in Produce 101 (season 2). He is a former member of the South Korean boy band Wanna One.

Kang Daniel was born as Kang Eui-geon in Busan, South Korea, as the only child of his family. He decided to legally change his name due to family and relatives having difficulty pronouncing his birth name. Later on, due to the suggestion from a teacher, Kang Daniel began dancing. During a guest appearance in the variety show Hello Counselor, he revealed that he was ostracized in elementary school because of his appearance and developed passion and built self-esteem through dancing. Prior to appearing in Produce 101 Season 2, Kang Daniel had trained for two years and one month. He initially started as a trainee under B2M Entertainment until management separation, and then became a trainee under MMO Entertainment. One of the most notable moments during his time as a trainee was his appearance in Her Secret Weapon, performing “Invitation” by Uhm Jung-hwa, where he served as a backup dancer to Fiestar’s Cao Lu and Spica’s Sihyun.

In this article, Channel-Korea will give you a rundown of everything about Kang Daniel. So, stay tuned and don’t skip anything from the article!

Check Out Kang Daniel’s Glorious Abs

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Kang Daniel Danced “Tell Me” by Sunmi While on a Diet in Elementary School


Wanna One’s Kang Daniel, Kim Jae-hwan, Bae Jin-young, Hwang Min-hyun, Whee Sung, Hong Jin-young, and Sunmi will star in the upcoming episode of Happy Together- Sing My Song.

Kang Daniel is filled with emotion when he sees his senior Sunmi, who is a former member of WONDER GIRLS. He reveals that when he was in elementary school, he used to dance to “Tell Me” while he was on a diet. On the spot, Kang Daniel and Sunmi performed the “Tell Me” dance, followed by the famous shooting dance of “Gashina.” Their hot collaboration melted the studio!

Kang Daniel’s Transformation


Kang Daniel has attracted attention since he appeared in the survival program called Produce 101 Season 2. In this program, Daniel managed to rank first in the final round, until he was selected to be the center of the boy band Wanna One. Daniel was nicknamed “Hot Rookie” because he had just debuted but had many fanatical fans. Having a charming smile, cute face, and cheerful character, Kang Daniel successfully made the women captivated by his charm on stage and backstage.


This Sagittarius boy who was born on December 10th, 1996, turned out to be cute from childhood. Very adorable!


While still in elementary school, Daniel claimed to often have been bullied.


He poured out his heart in the Hello Counselor program. On the show, Daniel confessed that he was often bullied by his friends because of his appearance. Daniel even said, “I might be worse than them, but I can sing and dance better than them.” Who would have thought, this ridicule would be a motivation for Daniel to be more confident and be what he is now.

Daniel started dancing in middle school.


Daniel has often appeared on school shows as B-boy since he was in junior high school.

During high school, Daniel also began to explore Modern Dance.


On the Night Real Entertainment program, Daniel revealed that he had done modern dance for 1 year in high school. The program also featured a video of Daniel performing at a modern dance competition during high school.

Kang Daniel while watching the music program Hip-Hop Nation 2.

Produce 101 Season 2

Appearing in Produce 101, he drew attention with his pink hair and chubby cheeks.


He was a representative of MMO Entertainment who had undergone a trainee period of two years and one month.

Kang Daniel during an introductory session at Produce 101 Season 2


A handsome face, multi-talented, and friendly personality made him loved by all Korean netizens and even international netizens.


Kang Daniel when performing the song “Pick Me” (Nayana)


Kang Daniel was chosen to be in the Debut Line-Up with Wanna One as the Center


Wanna One

He is known for finishing first in the final episode and becoming the center of the project boy band Wanna One, under YMC Entertainment. Kang Daniel officially debuted with Wanna One during Wanna One’s Premier Show-Con on August 7th, 2017, at the Gocheok Sky Dome with the debut mini-album 1×1=1 (To Be One).

After 2 years of training, he finally debuted with Wanna One and was chosen as the group’s center.


Debut with Wanna One with the song “Energetic”


Wanna One’s Comeback teaser “Beautiful,” Kang Daniel Version


Kang Daniel’s Teaser Image For I Promise You


Kang Daniel in Wanns One’s Last Concert




Photoshoot With Kissing Heart 2019


Kang Daniel For ELLE Korea Magazine

Music Plaza

Kang Daniel x Dispatch Photoshoot


Kang Daniel For ELLE Korea Magazine 2019


Kang Daniel for ELLE Korea – April 2019 Edition


Kang Daniel’s Recent Instagram Posts


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