The New Japanese Face of YG, Mashiho!
It seems like YG Entertainment has become more and more diverse with foreign trainees after beginning with Blackpink’s Lisa (from Thailand). Now, we can see that diversity reflected in YG Entertainment’s group Treasure which just debuted in 2020. Among those faces is Takata Mashiho who was born on March 25, 2001, and has been a YG Entertainment trainee for five years and even appeared in Akdong Musician’s short film.
Are you ready to get personal with him? Scroll down till the end of this article!
Full Profile of Treasure’s Mashiho
- Stage Name: Mashiho (마시호)
- Birth Name: Takata Mashiho (高田ましほ)
- Birthday: March 25, 2001
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Height: 169 cm (5’7″)
- Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
- Blood Type: AB
- MBTI Type: ENFP
- Nationality: Japanese
Interesting Facts about Treasure’s Mashiho
- Mashiho came from Tokyo, Japan.
- Mashiho is the second revealed member in the Magnum unit.
- Mashiho underwent training for 5 years.
- According to Mashiho, he has a cute face.
- Mashiho is left-handed.
- Mashiho owns a dog named Kotesu in Japan.
- Shiho, Mamoming, and Mashi are some of his nicknames.
- Purple is Mashiho’s favorite color.
- “Sexy,” “modest,” and “confident,” are three words that he’d use to describe himself.
- Mashiho aspires to be a singer that can make a good time for people.
- Jin Saebom is his Korean name.
- Mama is his English name.
- Mashiho made an appearance in Akdong Musician‘s short film as a café waiter.
- Mashiho became a YG Entertainment trainee in 2013.
- Mashiho is one of the first YG Japan trainees alongside Keita.
- Mashiho has been dreaming of becoming a singer since his childhood.
- Mashiho is overflowing with aegyo.
- Golf, playing the drums, decorating a room, fashion, and cooking are some of his hobbies.
- Basketball, acrobatics, cleaning, and working out are some of his specialties.
- In Mashiho’s introduction video, he performed “Want to Want Me.”
- Sushi and meat are some of his favorite foods.
- Mashiho’s favorite seasons of the year are fall and winter.
- Eyes are Mashiho’s favorite body parts.
- Mashiho got the most votes for the most handsome trainee on YG Treasure Box.
- Mashiho does not like insects.
- Mashiho is a fragrant man as he carries a very small perfume bottle everywhere.
- Mashiho likes cleaning and organizing, and he does it often because of his upbringing.
- Mashiho motto is “Giving joy to others is the greatest gift to oneself.”
Mashiho’s Official Debut with Treasure
Mashiho was among the first YG Japan trainees alongside Keita. When YG Entertainment’s Japanese branch opened, he was in his second year of junior high school, and he decided to join YG Entertainment in 2013.
In 2018, he joined the survival program YG Treasure Box. The survival program officially started on November 16, 2018, to January 18, 2019, and was attended by 29 trainees whose ages were between 14 and 19 years to compete to debut in a group called Treasure. He was only 18 years old, and he greeted fans with his broken Korean.
Unfortunately, he was not selected for the main group of the show. But, on January 29, 2019, YG Entertainment released a statement that they would be debuting a second line-up group from the show called Magnum with Mashiho as part of the line-up.
Initially, YG Entertainment wanted the group to be divided into 2 groups named Treasure (7 members) and Magnum (6 members) which was announced during YG Treasure Box. Together, they were a part of the group TREASURE13 (stands for 13 members) as a whole. After some consideration, YG Entertainment decided to debut the groups under one name, Treasure (after 1 member’s departure on December 31, 2019).
The second announcement stated that their debut was slightly delayed. The group’s final line-up was Mashiho, Hyunsuk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Yoonbin, Junkyu, Jaehyuk, Asahi, Yedam, Doyoung, Haruto, Jeong-woo, and Junghwan.
On January 6, 2020, YG Entertainment made three new announcements regarding the new boy group and said that the group would debut in 2020. Treasure began to release individual teasers of its members in February 2020. Mashiho graced the teasers with his clean and composed look under a cold blue tone.
After waiting for more than a year, Treasure finally officially debuted on August 7, 2020, by releasing their debut single titled The First Step: Chapter One and the song “Boy.”
Within the same year of their debut, the group was called “Global Super Rookies” and even reach Billboard’s Social 50, as expected from YG Entertainment.
About Treasure’s Mashiho’s Personality
Mashiho has been known for his cute persona due to his overflowing aegyo. Not to mention, he has a cute face with a mouth that grows like cartoon character Mickey Mouse when smiling. He described himself as someone positive and has compared himself to Spongebob Squarepants’ personality due to his optimistic outlook on life. As his motto said, “Giving joy to others is the greatest gift to oneself.”
It seems like his assessment is true since other Treasure members can’t seem to leave him alone, as we can see in these videos:
Treasure’s Mashiho’s Vocal and Dance Skills
As we know, Mashiho has been a trainee for 5 years. And, with a company like YG Entertainment, we can’t expect the training to be easy since YG Entertainment is known to be one of the most competitive agencies out there. So, it is no wonder that Mashiho has developed a strict training schedule, and as a result, he has steady vocals with perfect pronunciation in both English and Korean. That means he is a multilingual artist who can speak and convey his emotions through both language and art.
And, although he holds the position as the group’s vocalist, he also holds an impressive talent for dancing and is often chosen to perform a series of complicated dances alongside other dancing machines in the group.
Treasure’s Mashiho’s Focus Fancams
With dazzling visuals and overflowing charms as well as impressive talents, we can confidently guarantee that Mashiho’s on-stage performances will result in fireworks in your heart.
Get ready to be charmed by his on-stage performances below!
So, these are all the things that you need to know about Treasure‘s cutie pie Mashiho! So, what do you think about him? Tell us your thoughts by dropping some comments below!