Everything About FNC Entertainment’s First Male Group, SF9: Profile, Member Formation, Plastic Surgery Rumors, and More


Let’s find out more about the South Korean Boy Band SF9

SF9 (Hangeul: 에스에프나인) which stands for Sensational Feeling 9 is a South Korean boy band formed by FNC Entertainment. FNC Entertainment, which also debuted CN Blue, made SF9 be the first dance boy band to debut. SF9 debuted on October 5th, 2016, with the release of Feeling Sensation as their first single album. Let’s find out more about SF9 members starting from their personality to their ideal type in this Channel-Korea article so keep reading!

SF9 Group Profile


SF9 Fandom Name: Fantasy

SF9 Official Fan Color: Fantasia Hologram

SF9 Official Accounts:
Twitter: @sf9official
Instagram: @sf9official
Youtube (on FNC Ent. channel): SF9
Fncent: SF9

Members’ Profiles and Facts



Stage Name: Youngbin (Hangeul: 영빈)
Birth Name: Kim Youngbin (Hangeul: 김영빈)
Position: Leader, Lead Rapper, Dancer
Date of Birth: November 23rd, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Korean

Facts of Youngbin:
– His hometown is Anyang, South Korea.
– Youngbin has an older sister and an older brother.
– He has become the “father” of the group.
– He likes spicy food.
– Youngbin’s favorite color is red.
– His hobbies are Korean chess and reading.
– He loves playing basketball.
– He has a dog named Jamong.
– He is former 1MILLION dance studio trainee.
– He is difficult to wake up.
– Youngbin likes skinship, especially with Chani (interview with Rooftop Radio).
– He is a big fan of Epik High.
– He is smart and has a lot of wisdom.
– Youngbin got third place at a high jump competition back when in middle school.
– He has a habit of biting and licking his lips.
– His roommate is Jaeyoon.
– His ideal type is someone who has a good feeling.
SF9’s fans like to ship him with Inseong.



Stage Name: Inseong (Hangeul: 인성)
Birth Name: Kim Inseong (Hangeul: 김인성)
Position: Main Vocalist, Dancer
Date of Birth: July 12th, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean

Facts of Inseong:
– His hometown is Seoul, South Korea.
– He is an only child.
– He is the oldest member of the band.
– Inseong is well educated and comes from a wealthy family.
– He studied in London for one year, so he can speak English well.
– He speaks Korean and English.
– Inseong is a former SM Entertainment trainee.
– He has talent in drawing.
– Inseong is the smartest member of the band.
– He loves eating but is still slim.
– His hobbies are chess, gomokgu (an abstract strategy board game), drawing manga, and puzzles.
– Inseong’s favorite color is Pink.
– He got called the “desert fox/fennec fox” of the group.
– He has charms on his lip corner and eyes.
– Inseong is left-handed.
– Inseong appeared in the drama 20th Century Boys and Girls (2017).
– His roommates are Rowoon, Dawon, and Chani (according to Twitter, Guesthouse Daughters)
– His ideal type is someone tall.



Stage Name: Jaeyoon (Hangeul: 재윤)
Birth Name: Lee Jaeyoon (Hangeul: 이재윤)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Dancer
Date of Birth: August 9th, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 182 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Korean

Facts of Jaeyoon:
– Jaeyoon was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He has a younger sister.
– He graduated from Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts.
– Jaeyoon used to live in the countryside, so he can distinguish poisonous plants and animals.
– Jaeyoon’s hobbies are movie appreciation and sports.
– He has a bright personality.
– He is afraid of heights (SF9 Graduation trip).
– Jaeyoon likes bread, coffee and chocolate (“SF9 Trip With Fantasy”).
– His favorite color is “Fantasy”.
– Jaeyoon is the one who sings the Girls Generation 1979 OST (part 1).
– He sings the OST for My Only Love Song, titled “Thank You, My Love.”
– Jaeyoon can sing any song in a sweet way.
– Jaeyoon thinks that his best trait is his butt.
– Jaeyoon has worked part-time at a spicy stir-fried chicken restaurant.
– He has very deep dimples.
– Jaeyoon’s habit is speaking in satoori (Busan dialect).
– His roommate is Youngbin (according to Guesthouse Daughters).
– His ideal type is someone who likes Pokemon.



Stage Name: Dawon (Hangeul: 다원)
Birth Name: Lee Sanghyuk (Hangeul: 이상혁)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Dancer
Date of Birth: July 24th, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 179 cm (5’10.5″)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean

Facts of Dawon:
– He was born in Ilsan, South Korea.
– Dawon is an only child.
– He loves to joke around.
– Dawon was singing “I Need A Girl” by Taeyang from Big Bang for his audition.
– He is also known for his role in Click Your Heart.
– He played the male lead in the music video of AOA Cream’s “I’m Jelly Baby.”
– Dawon has four tattoos: first is Grazioso, second is some Roman numerals, third is a crown similar to G-Dragon‘s tattoo, and the fourth is Michael Jackson.
– Dawon’s hobbies are eating, dressing up and stealing hearts.
– Dawon is close to Ayno (Yoonho) VAV.
– He is multi-talented, he is always in charge of variety.
– He can do impressions of iKON’s B.I, actor Jo In Sung, and Bruce Lee.
– He visited and studied in Spain for 4 months. (Rooftop Radio)
– He appeared on Weekly Idol in their “Masked Idol” segment.
– He was a regular cast member of SBS’ Game Show.
– His habit is pursing lips.
– His roommates are Rowoon, Chani, and Inseong (according to Twitter, Guesthouse Daughters).
– His specific ideal type is someone who is sexy and cute, middle height, long hair, big eyes, kind.



Stage Name: Zuho (Hangeul: 주호)
Real Name: Baek Juho (Hangeul: 백주호)
Position: Main Rapper, Dancer
Date of Birth: July 4th, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Korean

Facts of Zuho:
– Zuho was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He has a younger brother.
– He was the first trainee for SF9 (Rooftop Radio).
– Zuho and Rowoon trained for 6 years before their debut (SF9 graduation trip).
– He is the most charismatic member (said by the other members).
– He seems cold, but he is actually a warm person.
– He is also known for his role in Click Your Heart.
– He is confident in his sexy dance.
– He is sometimes sleeptalking.
– Zuho’s favorite color is Black.
– His talents are writing songs, composing songs, walking and spacing out.
– His role model and mentor is BTS’ Suga (from Vlive).
– His habit is snoring.
– He hates corn because when he was young, he almost died eating it.
– Zuho is close to Wendy from Red Velvet.
– His roommates are two managers. (according to Twitter, Guesthouse Daughters).
– His ideal type is someone who makes him fall in love with at first sight.



Stage Name: Rowoon (Hangeul: 로운)
Real Name: Kim Seokwoo (Hangeul: 김석우)
Position: Main Vocalist, Dancer, Visual
Date of Birth: August 7th, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 190,5 cm (6’2″)
Weight: 73 kg (160 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean

Facts of Rowoon:
– Rowoon is from Ilsan, South Korea.
– He has an older sister.
– Rowoon was the second trainee for SF9 (Rooftop Radio).
– Rowoon and Zuho trained for 6 years before their debut (SF9 graduation trip).
– He has a talent for cooking.
– He is very caring.
– He has a cheerful personality.
– He is talented in sports.
– Rowoon is afraid of heights. (Neoz School Ep. 3)
– Rowoon loves spicy food (Special Food 9).
– His favorite color is white.
– His close friend is Chani (Bingo Talk).
– He is also friends with Yeo One Pentagon.
– Rowoon is a neat freak. (Rooftop Radio)
– He can’t watch scary movies.
– He played soccer when he was young, finished ranking in third place at the National Soccer Competition in Chuncheon.
– He won a prize at a memorization contest of plant name when he was in elementary school.
– He is also known for starring in the web drama Click Your Heart (2016).
– He acted in the Korean drama Where Stars Land (2018).
– Rowoon participated in an Acuvue commercial alongside girl group AOA’s Seolhyun.
– He was in FNC’s reality show Cheongdamdong 111 back in 2013 when he was a trainee.
– Rowoon is a big fan of F.T. Island, since F.T. Island was the top artist when he was still in school days.
– His likes to do skateboarding.
– He starred in Lipstick Prince, a Korean show that premiered on December 1st, 2016.
– He also acted in School 2017 and About Time (2018).
– He joined the show Cafe Amor.
– His roommate is Inseong.
– His ideal type is someone who looks good in eyes and tall.



Stage Name: Taeyang (Hangeul: 태양)
Birth Name: Yoo Taeyang (Hangeul: 유태양)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer
Date of Birth: February 28th, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Korean

Facts of Taeyang:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Taeyang was the third trainee for SF9 (Rooftop Radio).
– Taeyang is a fashionista.
– Taeyang is confident in his eyes and eyebrows.
– His hobbies are playing guitar and walking.
– He has a good ability in dancing to various types of music.
– He has a calm and thoughtful personality.
– Taeyang has a unique vocal skill, he can sing any song by any artist in a sorrowful version.
– Taeyang has the best calligraphy in the group (Rookie Show).
– Taeyang also eats a lot (SF9 Special Food Ep 2).
– Taeyang keeps his side of the room dirty (Rooftop Radio).
– His favorite color is Black.
– Taeyang can mimic Junsu JYJ, he has been practicing to sing like him (Rookie Show).
– He would want to be a florist if he is not an artist (Bingo Talk).
– He participated in Star Empire Audition in 2013.
– Taeyang’s role models are D.O from EXO and Kai from EXO.
– His roommate is Chani.
– His ideal type is someone who smiles brightly.



Stage Name: Hwiyoung (Hangeul: 휘영)
Birth Name: Kim Youngkyun (Hangeul: 김영균)
Position: Rapper, Supporting Vocalist, Dancer
Date of Birth: May 11th, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean

Facts of Hwiyoung:
– He was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He is a gentleman.
– He has broad shoulders.
– He does exercises every day.
– He graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School.
– His hobbies are movie appreciation, kick-boxing, and drawing.
– Hwiyoung is the “happy virus” of the group.
– He can move his ears (Show Champion behind the scenes).
– Hwiyoung is the visual member (Hongkira).
– Hwiyoung has a very attractive gummy smile.
– He is close to Chani.
– His favorite type of music is Hip-Hop/Rap.
– He cried while watching Train to Busan.
– He is emotionally sensitive (Pops in Seoul).
– His charm is his adam’s apple.
– He doesn’t like seafood.
– His favorite color is Blue.
– Hwiyoung can pull out pitch as high as a dolphin’s.
– Hwiyoung took part in the show High School Rapper Season 2.
– Xiao Up10tion, Sunwoo The Boyz and Eunbin CLC are his friends and classmates.
– His roommate is Dawon.
– His ideal type is someone with long legs like Rachel McAdams.



Stage Name: Chani (Hangeul: 찬희)
Birth Name: Kang Chanhee (Hangeul: 강찬희)
Position: Vocalist, Main Dancer, Rapper, Maknae
Date of Birth: January 17th, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean

Facts of Chani:
– His hometown is Daejeon, South Korea.
– Chani has a younger brother (vLive).
– He graduated from SOPA in February 2018.
– Chani is a former Fantagio trainee.
– He became a trainer when he was in the 4th year of Elementary school (Kim Jiwon’s Rooftop Radio).
– He had been a trainee for 7 years.
– He has the ability to play the piano and violin.
– Chani doesn’t like eating spicy food (Special Food 9) and mushrooms.
– His favorite color is Red.
– Chani doesn’t like to watch scary movies.
– His role models are Jung Yong Hwa CNBlue and Taemin SHINEE.
– Chani is the bravest member (Hongkira).
– Chani can reach the highest note in SF9.
– He appeared in TVXQ‘s “Balloons” MV as mini Yoochun.
– He also acted in Korean dramas: Can You Hear My Heart (2011), Heaven’s Garden (2011), The Innocent Man (2012), To the Beautiful You (as the young Kang Tae Joon – 2012), The Queen’s Classroom (2013), Hwajung (2015), Signal (2016), Click Your Heart (2016), Sky Castle (2018).
– He has also acted in movies: Familyhood (2016), The King’s Case Note (2017).
– Chani and Hwiyoung were special guests in the Thailand sitcom Coffee House 4.0 in Ep. 8.
– He was part of the pre-debut team under FNC Entertainment, Neoz School, as a member of the first group called NEOZ.
– Chani’s hobbies are sleeping, playing the piano and drawing.
– Chani wants to appear in a fried chicken commercial because he really loves chicken.
– Chani won an art prize when he was younger (Pops in Seoul).
– He used to be childhood friends with Moonbin Astro and Chanwoo iKon.
– Chani is really good friends with Hyunjin Stray Kids and Mina Gugudan (vLive).
– He is part of the Leaving The Nest 3 show cast.
– Chani is a host on MBC’s Show! Music Core with Hyunjin Stray Kids.
– His roommates are Rowoon, Dawon, and Inseong (according to Twitter, Guesthouse Daughters).
– His ideal type is someone who is kind, sincere and has good manners.

Appearing on FNC Entertainment’s Survival Show d.o.b


SF9 represents the First 9 from FNC Entertainment. Firstly, they appeared on the D.O.B survival show. They demonstrated amazing dancing abilities and good stage act. Here are some of their performances from the show.

D.O.B third Mission- Step by Step- NEOZ DANCE TEAM ver.

D.O.B Special Mission- 외톨이야 (Loner) – NEOZ DANCE TEAM ver.

D.O.B Final Mission- K.O – NEOZ DANCE TEAM