Seven O’Clock’s Vaan—The Main Rapper with Amazing Dancing Skills!
Vaan raised his popularity during his career journey with Seven O’Clock. However, he eventually decided to leave the group after long deliberation. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a detailed rundown of everything you should know about the former Seven O’Clock member Vaan, so stay tuned!
Seven O’Clock’s Vaan’s Full Profile
Birth Name: Kim Sang-won (김상원)
Stage Name: Vaan (반)
Date of Birth: October 10th, 1996
Age: 25 years old
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 66 kg
Position: Main Rapper, Dancer
Label: Staro Entertainment, Forest Network
Years Active: 2017–present
Associated With: Seven O’Clock
Fun Facts About Vaan That You Should Know
- Vaan used to be a participant in MixNine, but he got eliminated with the final rank #31
- Vaan loves to compose music, watch movies, arrange puzzles, and play football
- Vaan stage name Vaan has the meaning “pinwheel” in Dutch
- Vaan has been known as a good swimmer
- Vaan can play the piano
- People have thought that Vaan’s visual is quite similar to BIGBANG’s T.O.P
- Vaan’s special talent is voice impressions
- Vaan left the group in September 2018 after a long discussion between the agency and the members
About Seven O’Clock’s Vaan’s Personality
Vaan has been known as a cheerful and hard-working person, and this was revealed during his journey with Seven O’Clock. Before he made his debut with Seven O’Clock and started doing any activities with them, Vaan had been practicing hard and preparing really well to make sure that everything would be perfect. He also put in a huge amount of hard work during practice!
Introduction to Seven O’Clock’s Vaan
Vaan was known as the mood maker of Seven O’Clock as he has a cheerful personality. Through one of the Seven O’Clock Vaan video introductions, he introduced himself and talked about several things related to him. He explained that his stage name Vaan came up from the Dutch language and it holds the meaning “Pinwheel”.
Other than that, Vaan also talked about his experience of seeing a ghost in the Seven O’Clock practice room when he was alone. Since Vaan was the main dancer of Seven O’Clock, it is expected that his dancing skills would have been impressive. When he was asked to showcase his sexy dance performance, Vaan confidently showed his ‘hip rotation’ dance which made the other members amazed.
Kim Sang-won’s Journey in MixNine
Vaan auditioned for the survival show MixNine along with A-Day in 2017. They were chosen as the ‘Debut Bus’ trainees which also meant that they were one of the best trainees and quite potential contestants as well. Basically, MixNine was a survival-variety show from JTBC which proposed to find K-Pop stars from several music agencies. The show was also a collaboration between JTBC, Yang Hyun-suk, and Han Dong-chul.
During his journey in MixNine, Vaan was focused on rap since he had chosen to pursue a career in rap. Even though he wasn’t involved in the Debut Group, his performance during the show was really great! With his group, Vaan amazed people during the performance of “Born Hater” which was originally performed by Epik High and “Hug” originally by TVXQ.
Although his part during the performances wasn’t that much, it was quite enough for him to attract a lot of attention from the audience and the judges. After several performances on stage, Vaan was, unfortunately, eliminated in the 9th episode and he got ranked #31.
Here are some of Vaan’s performances with his group in MixNine:
Vaan as BIGBANG’s T.O.P’s Doppelganger
Vaan is also known for his visual similarity to BIGBANG’s T.O.P, people have been even assuming that he is his doppelganger. For your information, a doppelganger is a term for people who are not biologically related but they really look alike. When he was part of MixNine, the judges also thought that Vaan was the ‘twin’ of BIGBANG’s T.O.P.
During several photoshoots of some of his visual features, he did look very similar to T.O.P, it even felt as though the two of them were real siblings. Not only that, but Vaan could imitate T.O.P’s voice with his voice impressions ability. When he imitated T.O.P’s voice with his cold expression, they’d look exactly the same!
Let’s take a look at Vaan’s visual that reminds us of BIGBANG‘s T.O.P’s appearance, here:
In the first picture, people might think that it is BIGBANG’s T.O.P due to their similar visual appearance even though some of the face is hidden with a mask. Truth be told, it is Seven O’Clock’s Vaan. Some of his visual features such as bold eyebrows, sharp eyes, and pointed nose are definitely similar to T.O.P’s, right?
In the second picture, the similarity between Vaan’s and T.O.P’s visual is even more apparent. Although Vaan’s visual can only be seen from one side, the whole face is also shown and it definitely looks very similar to T.O.P’s face. Even his facial expression is reminiscent of the way T.O.P shows his smile.
Although the third picture isn’t much different from the previous one, the only thing that matters is the similarity between their visuals. With the cold expression, sharp eyes, bold eyebrows, pointed nose, and thin lips, people might think that Vaan is the ‘twin’ of BIGBANG’s T.O.P.
Vaan’s New Career with Model Mob
Let’s find out about Vaan’s latest updates! Currently, he’s active as a member of Model Mob, a duo with a Hip-Hop genre. The duo is independent and it consists of Vaan and rapper Tagger. People might not have heard the name Model Mob very often, but actually, the group has been active since a couple of years ago and they have released a lot of great music.
Recently, they released a single on October 8th, 2020, with the title “Running From Network”. The single emphasized the EDM genre with a mixture of Hip-Hop; while Vaan and Tagger also participated in the writing and composing process as well.
Watch the music video of “Running From Network”, here:
Other than that, you can also check out Vaan’s personal Instagram account @login_vxxn. Sometimes, he updates his latest news and latest activity through an Instagram post or Instagram story as well.
That was all the information about former Seven O’Clock member Vaan! Although he decided to leave the group, his passion for music and his hard-working personality have still remained the same. Keep supporting his career in the future, and kindly share your thoughts about him in the comment section below.