Full Profile and Facts of CROSS GENE’s Shin Won Ho


The Handsome K-Pop Idol and Actor Shin Won Ho

Shin Won Ho (신원호), often referred to simply as Shin, is a South Korean actor, model, idol, and singer. He has a variety of roles in Korea’s entertainment industry, but he is mostly known as a singer in the boy group CROSS GENE which debuted on June 7, 2012, under Amuse Korea. Alongside him are four other members: Takuya, Yongseok, Sangmin, and Seyoung.

Apart from being a singer, Shin is also an actor. He made his acting debut in 2011 with the TV series Bachelor’s Vegetable Store. Although he gained recognition in 2012 when he starred in the TV series BIG, he wasn’t considered a successful actor until 2016 when he was roped in for the hit South Korean TV series Legend of the Blue Sea.

CROSS GENE’s Shin Won Ho’s Full Profile


Real Name: Shin Won ho (신원호) (申園昊)
Stage Name: Shin (신) (シン)
Nickname: Presh Gene, The Prince of Advertising, Baby Face, God of Dating
Position: Official Leader, Vocalist, and Visual
Other Roles: Lyricist, Actor, MC, Radio DJ
Height: 185 cm (6 ft)
Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs) (He said he doesn’t keep track as it fluctuates a lot.)
Birthplace: Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea
Birthday: October 23, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean
Languages: Korean and Japanese
Instruments: Guitar
Hobbies: Collecting large sunglasses
Instagram: @cg__shinwonho

Shin Won Ho’s Personal Life

  • His parents are both public service workers.
  • Shin’s idol is his father.
  • Shin always wears a necklace that was given to him by his mother.
  • He is an only child.
  • Shin has a pet dog named Nari. He has to hand feed her to get her to eat.
  • In elementary school, he learned Taekwondo, in middle school, he used to play squash, and in high school, he learned boxing (refer to CROSS GENE’s interview for Wow! Korea).
  • He attended an all-boys school. He then went to Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts in Anseong, South Korea.
  • Shin is a secretive person and has never revealed anything about his past relationships. He is single as of now.
  • Shin’s childhood was packed academically. Prior to his successful audition for Amuse, Shin attended 12 cram schools a week alongside his regular schooling and other lessons and spent the majority of his day learning. During this time, he developed a love for Japanese anime and tokusatsu, which filled his little free time.