The Vice Leader of The Boyz, Jacob!
Having a leader for a K-pop group might be common in the K-pop industry, but having a vice leader? Now, that’s a new thing that K-pop boy group The Boyz brought onto the table. Meet Bae Joon-young aka Jacob Bae who was born in Toronto, Canada, on May 30, 1997.
This idol who has the nickname Baecop joined as a trainee in 2015 after he passed an audition in Toronto. He was selected as the vice leader on the 200th day of his debut. It is said that his role is to support the leader Sang-yeon from behind since The Boyz has many members. It is no wonder that he was picked as a vice leader since he is a very supportive and kind member.
Are you curious to know more about him? Head into the details in this article below!
Full Profile of The Boyz’s Jacob
- Stage Name: Jacob (제이콥)
- Birth Name: Jacob Bae (배제이콥)
- Korean Name: Bae Joon-young (배준영)
- Position: Vocalist
- Birthday: May 30th, 1997
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
- Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
- Blood Type: B
- Nationality: Korean-Canadian
- Group Number: 30
Interesting Facts about The Boyz’s Jacob
- Jacob was born in Toronto, Canada.
- Jacob has an older brother named Jeff.
- Jacob started his career as a trainee through the Loen Global Audition held in Toronto, Canada, in May 2015.
- Together with Kevin and Eric, who are foreign members of the group, they were selected at an audition in Toronto.
- Among the members from abroad, his Korean is the poorest.
- The first idiom he learned when Jacob came to Korea was ‘Gojingamrae.’
- Jacob’s voices when using English and Korean are quite different.
- Jacob is a Christian.
- Jacob has the nickname Baecop.
- Playing the guitar and beatboxing are his hobbies and specialties.
- Jacob learned the guitar by himself during his junior high school years.
- Jacob knows how to play the drums, but he hasn’t had a chance to show it.
- Jacob is the only member of The Boyz who can beatbox.
- Jacob is good at exercising.
- Basketball and volleyball are his favorite sports.
- Jacob was a part of a basketball team for 4 years (he was the MVP) and a volleyball team (he was a setter) for 6 years.
- Olive and burgundy are his favorite colors.
- Wolverine is his favorite superhero character.
- Dogs are his favorite animal.
- At Jacob’s home in Canada, he has two dogs named Lucky and Dexter.
- Jacob really likes Disney’s Mulan, and he even watched it more than 10 times.
- Jacob can imitate Elmo’s voice.
- Jacob is the mother in the group because of his supportive personality.
- Jacob is also known to be the angel of the group.
- Jacob did not know his blood type was B until the first episode of THE BOYZ “Flower Snack.” He believed his blood type was A or O.
- Jacob is very confident about his appearance and believes that he can steal a girl’s heart.
- Jacob speaks English fluently.
- Jacob is a big fan of Sam Kim.
- Jacob really loves cereal.
- Jacob doesn’t like horror movies.
- Jacob said if he had a younger sister, he would not introduce her to members of The Boyz.
- Jacob shares a room with Sangyeon.
- Jacob is allergic to shrimp and cannot eat spicy foods or carbonated foods.
- Jacob eats ramen only two or three times a year.
- Jacob likes songs in the acoustic genre that match his voice.
- Jacob’s MBTI is INFP-T.
- Jacob is a coffee person.
- Jacob can take good pictures.
- There is a hand pose that Jacob often does when taking pictures that means “I love you” in sign language.
- Jacob originally wore glasses, but it is said that he had Lasik surgery.
- Jacob has a habit of covering his mouth or touching his lips.
- Jacob’s skin is the driest among the members.
- Jacob also composes songs as shown in the debut teaser video and THE100.
- Jacob also participated in the composition of “Spring Snow.”
Jacob’s other nicknames are Navel (shortened by combining the Bae and Jacob), Kobe (a cute version of Copy and Coffa), Baeksa (he is called Baeksa/104 by subtracting one zero from the angel/1004 and Jacob), and Hades (in the title song “REVEAL” of the 1st regular album, he sang the part “Hades is like a hell”).
- Jacob often praises The Boyz’s members with sincerity.
- Although Jacob has a quiet personality, he does everything that was asked in a way that is super brazen and not awkward.
- Jacob is a secret gag character, and he has the sense to transform a random dance into a gag or put out a witty comment.
- Jacob was the MC of Arirang’s Simply K-POP along with Kevin.
- Jacob described his ideal type as “A good-hearted person.”
Jacob’s Official Debut with The Boyz
Jacob began his career as a trainee through the Loen Global Audition held in Toronto, Canada, in May 2015 together with Kevin and Eric, who are foreign members of The Boyz. Two years later, The Boyz was formed by Cre.Ker Entertainment (a sub-label of LOEN Entertainment) in mid-2017, and Jacob was first introduced on July 21, 2017, through an introductory video, THE BOYZ X DAZED PROFILE FILM #11 JACOB.
On November 28, 2017, ahead of their debut, The Boyz released the individual teasers of its 12 members with a white background: Jacob, Sang-yeon, Younghoon, Hyunjae, Juyeon, Kevin, New, Q, Ju Haknyeon, Hwall, Sunwoo, and Eric. On November 29, 2017, they introduced the “Fresh” concept photo with an orange tone. Because of his debut teaser, Jacob has been known to be in charge of the yellow image in the group. The members sometimes also call Jacob Human Sunflower.
The Boyz officially debuted on December 6, 2017, together with the release of their mini-album The First and the single “Boy.”
Having stolen the public’s attention since their debut for their stunning visuals, THE BOYZ won the New Hallyu Rookie Awards at the 2018 Soribada Best K-Music Awards and even received the Best New Male Artist award at the 2018 Melon Music Awards.
The Boyz’s Jacob’s Visuals
The Boyz’s Jacob has a persona that changes depending on styling and facial expressions. At the beginning of his debut, Jacob’s image was close to innocent and cool, but after The Boyz underwent a rapid transition into a sexy concept, Jacob’s image transformed into sexy.
He has a set of large teeth, but his mouth is small, so it is often slightly open. As a result, many people say that he resembles a rabbit.