Winner’s Prince Charming Kim Jin-woo
Who is not familiar with this prince charming, Kim Jin-woo? Kim Jin-woo or, more familiarly, Jinu, is a South Korean actor and singer, and a member of YG Entertainment’s boy-group WINNER. Despite having the swag and cool aura of the typical YG idols, Jinu is a sweet, cute, and a pretty boy. Jinu’s unique appearance has been known since his participation in the YG survival show WIN: Who Is Next? which led him to his debut in WINNER along with the other four members of the group. He’s not just a pretty face, he’s got a lot more going on, too. Curious enough? Let’s find out !
Full Profile of Kim Jin-woo
Birth Name / Hangul : Kim Jin Woo /김진우
Stage Name: Jinu, Jinwoo
Date of Birth: September 26, 1991
Place of Birth: Imjado, Sinan County, South Jeolla, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: A
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
Family: two sisters, Heera and Jinhi
Education: Joy Dance Academy
Occupation: Singer (member of WINNER), actor
Position: Lead Vocalist and Visual in WINNER
Agency: YG Entertainment
Years Active: 2014 – present
Interesting Facts About Kim Jin-woo
- When he joined the Joy Dance Academy run by BIGBANG Seungri, Seungri himself took him to join YG Entertainment, because Seungri was amazed with his dancing skills.
- Jinu was a trainee for five years, starting when he was 18 years old.
- At the YG Family Concert in 2011, Jinu was a backup dancer along with former WINNER member Taehyun.
- Jinu was debuted under the YG survival program WIN : Who Is Next?, in 2013.
- Jinu’s hobbies are swimming and playing games
- Jinu is the peacemaker of the group (Youth Over Flowers).
- Jinu is allergic to cat fur, however he has two Sphinx cats (hairless breed), Bay and Ray.
- Jinu lives in the same dorm as Mino because they both have cats. (Dorms for WINNER are divided into cat owners and dog owners).
- Jinu usually takes a longer time to memorize lyrics for new songs.
- Jinu has a warm and tender personality, according to WINNER’s Yoon.
- Jinu used to hate his father’s job, which is being a fisherman, but now he’s proud of him and said his father is a great man and must not be crying because of him anymore.
- Jinu was recruited by Sandara Park as the ‘cutie line’ of YG Entertainment after watching him on WINNER TV, because she thought that there are too many swag people like CL and G-Dragon. Reportedly, the other members of the ‘cutie line’ are BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, IKON’s Jinhwan, and IKON’s Yunhyeong.
- Jinu has been called the ‘Face Genius’ of YG Entertainment because of his visual. In a talk show, one of panelists said that he had the SM Entertainment aura, which is ‘beauty’. One plastic surgeon said that Jinu’s face has the ‘Golden Ratio’, because he has the facial proportions that are considered ideal.
- Jinu is the ‘fake maknae’ !! Not only his boyish face, but his innocence also makes people think that he’s WINNER’s maknae, despite the fact that he’s the oldest member of the group.
- Jinu has also been called the ‘International Lost Boy’, he often gets lost in unfamiliar places. In one episode of WINNER TV he couldn’t find Tokyo Tower, which was only ten minutes from his hotel. Yoon, the leader and the group’s maknae, told him “Don’t get hurt, don’t get lost, don’t follow the strangers, don’t eat strange food, don’t take candies from strangers, understand?”