BtoB’s Korean-American Rapper, Peniel (Profile, Facts, Hair loss, Debut, ETC)

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Learn More About Rapper Peniel, Hair Problem and Solo Career

Peniel is a Chicago born, Korean-American Rapper. At a very young age, he left his family and United States and pursued career in Korean music industry as an Idol. After passing JYP Entertainment audition, he flew to Korea and started his new life as idol trainee all by himself. Peniel became JYP trainee for two years only to quit and chose to debut with Cube Entertainment as BtoB member.

He suffered from a serious hair loss problem allegedly because of stress to deliver a good performance as idol and BtoB member. Courageously, he revealed his problem during his appearance as guest in popular variety show. It turned out to be a good choice as he casted his worry and started growing his hair again. Recently, he actively promoting his solo career and releasing series of new singles. In this article, Byeol Korea will explain a summary of his debut, solo career and problematic hair loss. So stay tuned!

Full Profile of Peniel
  • Name : Shin Dong-geun
  • Stage name : Peniel Shin
  • Date of Birth : March 10, 1993
  • Place of Birth : Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Height : 175 cm
  • Weight : 63 kg
  • Blood type : B
  • Management : Cube Entertainment
  • Position : BTOB Lead Rapper, Vocalist
  • College : Hanyang University International Studies
  • Zodiac : Pisces
  • Chinese Zodiac : The Year of the Chicken
  • Instagram : btobpeniel
  • Twitter : PenielShin

Facts About Peniel
  • Peniel was the latest member to join BTOB
  • He can play guitar well
  • He has an older sister, Jennifer
  • He is allergic to watermelon and cat
  • He takes picture of food before eating
  • He was a former trainee of JYP Entertainment
  • Peniel hold his first photography exhibition titled “Penography” in Seoul
  • Peniel has his own official vlog channel, POV
  • He hates wearing underwear but being forced to wear them in the dormitory.
  • He is close friend with f(x) Amber and Erik Nam
  • He has a pet, female terrier called Pennie
  • Both Peniel and Pennie appeared as cover model for pet magazine Life and Dogue.

Peniel’s Pre-Debut Story

Before debuting as idol member of BTOB, Peniel enrolled in JYP Entertainment audition in United States and passed the test. He came to the audition with his friend. At first, he auditioned for model because he thought that model was the easiest compared to idol. He wasn’t satisfied because the audition panelists only ask him to walk like a model. Another panelist asked him to dance and sing. He sang and danced for about an hour and had his profile picture taken as well. Several months later, he received a phone call from JYP Entertainment.

He left US and became a trainee in Korea since 2010. He was accepted to study in Chungdam High School. During his trainee days, he appeared on rapper San E’s Music videos titled Tasty San in 2010 and became friends with JJ Project’s JB and JR. Peniel was a JYP trainee for two years before quitting and joining BTOB only months before their debut performance.

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