Thursday, November 17, 2011

U-KISS Profile

U-KISS (Korean: 유키스) is a South Korean boy band formed by NH Media in 2008. The members include Shin Soohyun, Ellison Kim (also known as Eli), Kevin Woo, Shin Dongho, Lee Kiseop, Hoon and AJ (both joined the group in 2011). Alexander (Xander), and Kibum, are former members of U-KISS. U-KISS stands for Ubiquitous Korean International (Idol) Super Star. They debuted in Japan on August 15, 2008 and in South Korea on August 28, 2008. Later in late 2009, six-member U-KISS was turned into seven-member U-KISS with the addition of Lee Kiseop. When the original members Alexander Lee Eusebio and Kim Kibum's contracts were terminated in early 2011, they were replaced by Hoon and AJ.


Name : Shin Soo Hyun (신수현)
Stage Name: Soo Hyun
Date of Birth: March 11, 1989
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Blood Type: A
Religion: Christian
Position: Main vocal, Power vocalist, Leader
Hobbies: Listening to music, exercising, playing on the computer
Specialities: R&B, Dancing, Soccer, Piano, Singing
Official Twitter Account: @ukissSH
Previously, Soohyun was a trainee under JYP Entertainment and also a Good Entertainment trainee. He is the power vocalist of the group, as he is noted for his powerful singing style. He has two sisters, one older and one younger.
Name : Lee Ki Seop (이기섭)
Stage Name: Ki Seop
Date of Birth: January 17, 1991
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Blood Type: A
Religion: Buddhist
Position: Vocalist, Main Dancer
Hobbies: Listening to music, Taking pictures, Playing piano, Acting
Specialities: Taekwondo, Dance, Acting, Piano, Beat Boxing
Official Twitter Account: @KiSSeop91
Ki Seop joined the group in 2009. He is a former ulzzang (best face in Korea), well, he still is. He appears on the second season of Uljjang Shidae. He has an older sister and he does Tae Kwon Do. Thus, having a great body~

Name: Kim Kyoung Jae (김경재)
English Name: Ellison Kim
Stage Name: Eli
Date of Birth: March 13,1991
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Blood Type: O
Religion: Christian
Position: Main rapper, Vocalist
Hobbies: Listening to music, Playing on computer, Watching movies
Specialities: Taekwondo, Kung Fu, English, Chinese
Official Twitter Account: @u_kisseli
Eli was born in Los Angeles. He then moved to Washington, D.C. and is fluent in English. He studied abroad in Beijing and can speak Mandarin fluently. He has an older and younger sister.
Name: Kim Jae Seop (김재섭)
Stage Name: AJ
Date of Birth: June 4, 1991
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Blood Type: A
Religion: Buddhist
Position: Lead rapper, Vocalist, Dancer
Hobbies: Computer game, Travelling
Specialities: English
Official Twitter Account: @JSK91AJ
AJ is fluent in Korean and English as he went to an international school in Korea before. Formerly he was the youngest member of the group Paran. He currently goes to Columbia University.

Name: Yeo Hoon Min (여훈민)
Stage Name: Hoon
Date of Birth: August 16, 1991
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Blood Type: A
Religion: Christian
Position: Lead Vocalist
Hobbies: Leisure sports, Listening to music
Specialities: Taekwondo, Singing, Snowboarding, Basketball
Official Twitter Account: @HooN91y
Before joining the group, Hoon had a solo career and previously released one album. He is currently attending Dong Guk University majoring in theater. Hoon is also a Taekwondo athlete, and briefly made a cameo in SBS's drama Athena as a bodyguard of President.

Name: Woo Sung Hyun (우성현)
English Name: Kevin Woo
Stage Name: Kevin
Date of Birth: November 25, 1991
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 50 kg
Blood Type: O
Religion: Christian
Position: Main Vocalist, Dancer
Hobbies: Listening to music, Watching movies, Reading books, Composing musics
Specialities: Poppin' dance, Guitar, Piano, Singing. English
Official Twitter Account: @Kevinwoo91
He was born in Danville, California, United States and is fluent in English. He attended Monte Vista High School. Before debuting with U-KISS in 2008, he debuted in 2006 with a rotational group called XING alongside his former group-mate Marumir otherwise known as Kibum until he left the group and joined U-KISS. Kevin is well known for his flexibility and ability to cover girl group dances. He has an older sister.

Name: Shin Dong Ho (신동호)
Stage Name: Dong Ho
Date of Birth: June 29, 1994
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Blood Type: B
Religion: Christian
Position: Lead rapper, Lead dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
Hobbies: Playing baseball, Listening to music, Reading books, Knitting
Specialities: Chinese, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Drum
Official Twitter Account: @Dongho94
 Dongho can communicate in Mandarin because he studied in Beijing, China at a young age. Currently Dongho is attending Hanrim Entertainment Arts School. Dongho is the most active member of the group, and participated in a number of projects such as acting in dramas and multiple variety shows. Because of his activities, the other members stated that Dongho is the one who makes U-KISS receive more popularity and are thankful to Dongho because of that. Recently, Dongho gained a lot of attention after his cameo in the movie "My Black Mini Dress" with Yoo In Na.

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