How Well Do You Know SEVENTEEN?
SEVENTEEN — also stylized as SVT, is a South Korean boy group under Pledis Entertainment who debuted on May 26th 2015 with their title track “Adore You”. The group consists of 13 members who are separated into 3 sub-units, each with different areas of specialization: a ‘Hip-Hop Unit‘ (S.coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon), ‘Vocal Unit‘ (Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, Seungkwan), and ‘Performance Unit‘ (Jun, Hoshi, THE8, Dino).
But did you know that back in 2013, Pledis launched a TV show called “SEVENTEEN TV” and actually introduced 17 members as trainees of SVT? Have you ever wondered who were the people that were supposed to debut with the current 13 members? Here we are going to find out about SVT’s predebut facts and moments, so let’s check out the following details below!
SEVENTEEN Pre-Debut Members
SVT had a total of 7 lineup changes before their fixed debut. The most members SVT had at one time was 16 members, which means there have been 17 members in total.
|Date (YYMMDD)||Generation Number||Changes||Generation Lineup|
|130410||Generation 2||Add-ons Seungcheol and Doyoon||
|130417||Generation 3||Add-on Jisoo||
|130610||Generation 4||(Officially) Add-on Dongjin||
|130618||Generation 5||Add-on Junghan||
|130725||Generation 6||Subtracted Samuel||
|140711||Generation 7||Add-on Myungho
Subtracted Doyoon and Mingming
(Official Debut Date)
1. Seungcheol (S.Coups)
Pre-Debut Members Profile
1. Jang Doyoon
Birth Name : Jang Doyoon (장도윤)
Stage Name / Nickname : Doyoon / DD
Birthday : August 31st, 1995 (Virgo)
Height / Weight : 180cm / 63kg
Blood Type : O
Hometown / Nationality : Busan, South Korea / Korean
Current Occupation : Actor
- Doyoon previously attended the School Of Performing Arts (SOPA). He graduated on February 13th, 2014.
- He has one sister named Eunkyung who is 2 years older than him (born in 1993). His family has four members.
- Doyoon became a Pledis trainee sometime in 2011, most likely after his SBS audition. He was trained under Pledis Entertainment for three years and was one of the original Pledis Boys with JR, Aron, BaekHo, Ren, and MinHyun of NU’EST, and S.Coups of SVT.
- He was formerly a member of “Tempest” before SVT was created.
- He is called “The Male Lizzy” and “The Next Jung Yonghwa”.
- His hobby is playing tennis.
- He is a picky eater and doesn’t like veggies.
- He revealed in an interview with SNL, that he has no regrets in not pursuing an idol career as a member of the group SVT because he wanted to be an actor in the first place.
1. Because I Love You | Saranghagi Ttaemoone (2017) – Jung Yo-Seb
2. Hiya (2016) – Ho-Won
Drama Series :
1. Drinking Solo | Honsoolnamnyeo (tvN / 2016) – High School Schoolmate (Cameo)
2. The Good Wife (tvN / 2016)
3. The Promise | Cheonsangui Yaksok (KBS2 / 2016) – Park Hwi-Kyung (Young)
4. All About My Mom | Bootakhaeyo Eomma (KBS2 / 2015-2016) – Park Seung-Wan
5. Bird That Doesn’t Cry | Woolji Anneun Sae (tvN / 2015) – Oh Min-Gi
TV Movies :
1. Drama Special: Happy! Rose Day (KBS2 / 2013) – Jin-Ho
2. Yao Ming Ming
Birth Name : Yao Mingming (姚明明)
Stage Name / Nickname : Ming Ming / Mr. White Earmuffs
Birthday : January 5th, 1997 (Capricorn)
Height / Weight : 180cm / 60kg
Blood Type : B
Hometown / Nationality : Yangquan, Shanxi, China / Chinese
Current Occupation : A trainee under Checkmate Entertainment
- He is now a part of a new group ACEMAX BLK’s (pronounced Ace Max Black) as a rapper that will debut sometime in 2017.
- Mingming has one older brother and is believed to have a sister. His family consists of his mother, father, older brother and maybe a sister.
- He became a Pledis trainee sometime between February 2012 and June 2012, training for about 2 years before his departure in 2014.
- His favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate.
Motto : “Success will be mine, if I overcome.”
3. Shin Dongjin
Birth Name : Shin Dongjin (신동진)
Stage Name : Dongjin
Birthday : August 19th, 2000 (Leo)
Height / Weight : 170cm / 50kg
Blood Type : A
Hometown / Nationality : Incheon, South Korea / Korean
- Dongjin has one younger brother.
- Dongjin participated in Seventeen’s Season 2 Music Friends. It is unknown if he was a trainee at Pledis before joining the program. He became a trainee in 2013, after the Music Friends show.
- Once, he got first place in a model contest.
- He was a handball player at his elementary school.
- Pledis reported that after his departure, he returned home to continue his studies.
4. Kim Samuel
Birth Name : Samuel Arredondo Kim a.k.a Kim Samuel (김사무엘)
Stage Name : Samuel
Birthday : January 17th, 2002 (Capricorn)
Height / Weight : 172cm / 42kg
Blood Type : A
Birthplace / Nationality : Los Angeles, California / American
Current Occupation : A singer under Brave Entertainment
- He was born to a Korean mother and a Mexican father.
- He speaks Korean, English and Spanish.
- His keepsake is a dragon ring that he always wears.
- Samuel’s favorite TV show is Spongebob Squarepants.
- His favorite color is green although it used to be blue.
- He doesn’t like to eat onions.
- His favorite subject in school was physical education.
- His favorite artists are Chris Brown and Justin Bieber.
- Among Korean idols, he admires Kai from EXO.
- Samuel’s ideal type is someone who is pretty and nice with a good body.
- Samuel debuted as a solo artist on August 2nd, 2017.