|Shownu (Sohn Hyun-woo) Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||June 18, 1992|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Shownu is a South Korean singer and dancer who is best known for being a member and group leader of the 7-member boy band Monsta X formed by Starship Entertainment. He has provided his vocals to several successful songs such as All In, Beautiful, Shine Forever, Newton, Trespass, and many more.
Shownu, Showtle, Robot Shownu
Chang-dong, Donbonggu, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
- Siblings – None
Shownu is represented by Starship Entertainment.
K-pop, Hip-Hop, EDM, Pop
- Starship Entertainment
- Mercury Records
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Shownu has not dated anyone publicly yet. He once revealed that his ideal girl would be someone who is like the Korean actress Gong Hyo-jin.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of South Korean descent.
He often tends to dye his hair ‘light brown’, ‘blonde’, or ‘red’.
Shownu has done endorsement work for brands like –
- My Little TVing Stick
- Girl Scouts Korea
- KT Telecom
- Great Ocean game
- Lipton Iced Tea
- Kose Cosmetics Addiction
Best Known For
Being a member and group leader of the 7-member South Korean boy band Monsta X formed by the Starship Entertainment
He released his debut album The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter as a part of Monsta X in March 2017. The album was a huge success and peaked at number 2 spot on the Korean music charts. It also made a name overseas by peaking at the number 1 spot on the US Billboard World Music chart.
First TV Show
He made his first TV show appearance on Mnet’s survival show No.Mercy in 2014.
As per an interview in October 2018, Shownu revealed that he works out regularly with Wonho and Jooheon. He also said that he thinks nobody can beat Wonho in exercising but he tries to work as hard as possible and tries not to miss out on it.
Shownu Favorite Things
- Food – Meat
- Color – Black
- Before Starship Entertainment, he had auditioned for JYP Entertainment and stood 2nd.
- Shownu was a former JYP Entertainment’s trainee for 2 years but had to leave due to his absence at the training sessions.
- Before getting selected for Starship Entertainment, he was working as a backup dancer and said that he did not mind doing that.
- One of his friends told him about the Starship Entertainment audition and he decided to give it a try and passed the auditions.
- He was included in a project group known as Nu Boyz also including #GUN, Jooheon, and Wonho.
- Although he is the leader of his group, he is humble and never shows off his leadership.
- He likes to work out regularly and according to him, his arms are the best feature in his body.
- He tries to remain calm and speaks as less as possible.
- In June 2016, Shownu was featured in the magazine InStyle Korea. He has also been featured in several other magazines such as Elle Korea, W Korea, and BEAUTY+.
- In January 2018, he started serving as the host of The Power of K alongside U-Kwon and Nancy.
- In 2020, he suffered a back injury.
- In July 2020, Shownu underwent an emergency left-eye retinal detachment surgery.
- In November 2020, Shownu started appearing as a judge on Mnet’s survival reality show Cap-Teen. With this, he became the youngest judge on the show.
- In May 2021, it was announced that Shownu had decided to take a break from Monsta X due to health problems related to his eye retinal detachment.
- In June 2021, on his birthday, he donated ₩500,000 through the idol fandom community service My Favorite Idol to the Miral Welfare Foundation.
- In July 2021, Shownu enlisted for his mandatory military service and served as a public service worker. On April 21, 2023, he was discharged from the military.
- He had been a swimmer for six years and also participated in several swimming championships in the past.
- Shownu practices veganism.
- Shownu does not have any verified social media account.
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