Learn More About Main Rapper from Monsta X, Joo-heon


Joo-heon, Monster of Rap From Monsta X

Lee Joo-heon is a member of the boy band from Starship Entertainment that is quite popular in Korea, namely MONSTA X. His name was quite famous even before becoming a member of MONSTA X, before he was already famous for his great rapping abilities. His rapping abilities were recognized when he participated in the survival program that was aired by MNET, No Mercy, which was the program that actually formed the boy band MONSTA X.

In January 2015, Joo-he released a collaboration track “Coach Me,” with San-E and Hyolyn. He also attended the Show Me The Money event where all participants showed their ability to do rap. In 2016, he was one of the JTBC hip-hop competitors in the show Tribe of Hip-Hop. Many netizens have said that Joo-heon has almost the same character as Block B’s Zico. Joo-heon and Zico have almost the same rapping character, many netizens expect Joo-heon and Zico to collaborate on doing a rap song together.

Now, let us check out his profile!

Profile and Facts about Monsta X’s Joo-heon

Full Profile of Monsta X’s Joo-heon

Real Name: Lee Ho-joon

Stage Name: Joo-heon

Date of Birth: October 6th, 1994

Age: 25 years old

Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist

Height: 177 cm

Weight: 67 kg

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: Libra

Religion: N/A

Hobbies: Playing video games, going out with friends, watching movies

Specialties: Singing, Dancing

Fun Facts about Monsta X’s Joo-heon

  1. Joo-heon is the member of the band who can rap the best.
  2. He is a very creative person and he is also willing to design their jackets and album covers.
  3. Joo-heon was originally a part of Nuboyz.
  4. He is a movie buff. He loves initiating movie marathons with friends.
  5. Joo-heon can speak English very well.
  6. His ideal type of woman is a woman who dresses very well.
  7. Joo-heon admitted he has an intense obsession with hats.
  8. He has two grey tabby cats named Yoshi and Gucci.
  9. He is best friends with Korean rapper #GUN. When #GUN was eliminated in NO Mercy, Joo-heon couldn’t hold his tears.
  10. If he was a food item, he would be a dumpling.
  11. He likes to watch horror movies with Minhyuk.
  12. He said he never thought of doing double eyelid surgery.
  13. Joo-heon was the 1st trainee announced as a member of Monsta X.
  14. Joo-heon is a big fan of Michael Jackson.
  15. Joo-heon has a younger brother.

Joo-heon’s Family


Joo-heon has one younger brother who lives with his father and mother. When Monsta X members get to enjoy their free time, Joo-heon takes time to vacation with his father, mother, and brother. In fact, he shared photos of his vacation on his social media. They also ate together at a restaurant and enjoyed the sunny weather. They look very happy and really enjoy their vacation time.


Joo-heon also has a very close relationship with a former member of 4Ten, Tem. Their relationship is like very close family members, even Joo-heon regards Tem as his real sister. Tem and her family have been living in the USA, so when Monsta X held a concert in the USA, after the concert Joo-heon and other members of Monsta X took time to visit Tem and her family. He already considered Tem’s daughter like his own little sister.


They are really having a good day in the USA!

Joo-heon’s Career With Monsta X


Before joining Monsta X, Joo-heon was a part of a survival program created by Starship Entertainment and aired by MNET, namely No Mercy. The concept is almost the same as Produce 101, where 12 contestants compete against each other, and only 7 will be chosen to make a debut under Starship Entertainment. Joo-heon, #GUN, Shownu, and Wonhoo had previously been included in the project group formed by Starship Entertainment in 2014 under the name Nu Boyz, and in the end, they all joined the No Mercy survival program.

Joo-heon does have a very good rapping capability compared to other trainees, even Hyorin, a former member of SISTAR, said that Joo-heon did rap like a monster. In January 2015, Joo-heon released a collaboration song, “Coach Me,” with San-E and Hyolyn.


In 2015, Monsta X officially debuted with 7 members, where Joo-heon was the first member to be announced. The name MONSTA X has two meanings. First, MONSTA X means monsters that can hit K-Pop. Second, MONSTA X means my star where Mon means ownership in French, Sta (star) means star, while X means unknown existence. In Monsta X, Joo-heon also participated in making songs.


In the summer of 2015, Jooheon auditioned for the fourth season of the rap competition series Show Me the Money on Mnet. He made it to the third round, then he was eliminated in the 1 versus 1 match against rapper Lee Hyun-joon, but he was brought back for a second chance only to lose to One.

Joo-heon’s Ideal Type


Joo-heon likes girls that are pretty much like him in terms of personality and taste of music. His girl would look good in simple white t-shirts and jeans. He said, “a woman who looks good in jeans. All those women are my ideal type.”

Someone around Joo-heon’s age would fit him since he likes someone that has a personality similar to his. For his girl’s ideal weight – it would be around 45-48 kg.

Do you fit Joo-heon’s ideal type?

Find Out about Joo-heon’s Abs

Are you curious about Joo-heon’s abs? Having nice abs is a dream of all men and women alike. Previously, Joo-heon was embarrassed to show his abs because they weren’t completely formed, but recently Joo-heon has decided to show his abs in some moments. Check this out!


Joo-heon’s Social Media

Joo-heon and Shownu look very handsome and charming while attending an event. This post has gotten 175,850 likes.

Doesn’t Joo-heon look so cute posing like this? This post has gotten 132,184 likes.

Can you guess which member of Monsta X is next to Joo-heon? Aren’t they very funny sleeping like that? This post has gotten 161,697 likes.

Joo-heon took a picture with an iron man statue. Doesn’t he look extremely funny? This post has gotten 90,607 likes.

Joo-heon’s Most Recent News

Monsta X’s comeback with “Alligator”

In February 2019, MONSTA X made a comeback with the song “Alligator,” which immediately received a positive response from all Monsta X fans, or MONBEBE, from all around the world.