Get Closer With One of Monsta X Members – I.M
Im Chang-kyun was born on the 26th of January 1996, in Gwangju, South Korea. He is better known as I.M, also known as “Nose,” the Lead Rapper, Vocalist and Maknae (as called for the youngest member) of Monsta X. Young I.M traveled a lot due to his father’s job and has lived in Boston for three years and in Israel for four years. He once got lost while living in Israel.
I.M wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a scientist. Black, White, and Purple are among his best colors. His favorite animal is the Jaguar. In this article, Byeol Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about Monsta X’s youngest member, I.M, so, stay tuned!
Monsta X’s I.M’s Full Profile
Stage Name: I.M (아이엠)
Birth Name: Im Chang-kyun (임창균)
Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae (the youngest member)
Date of Birth: January 26th, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Facts About I.M
- He was the 6th trainee announced as a member of Monsta X (after the survival TV show No Mercy).
- He was born in Gwangju, South Korea.
- He has an older brother.
- I.M joined the other trainees in No Mercy during Mission 4. (When it was announced that he was going to be the new trainee the other members weren’t too happy about this decision.)
- His role model is his father.
- He lived abroad a lot during his childhood because his father was a scientist and his work demanded of him to travel around the world.
- He lived three years in Boston and four years in Israel.
- His English name is Daniel, when he lived in Boston, he used to be called by the name Dany.
- He once wanted to pursue a career in science and education.
- He can speak English fluently.
- He was supposed to debut with another group in 2014 (Nu’Bility), but plans fell through in the last minute since he decided to leave the group.
- He was a Starship trainee for two years.
- Due to living abroad his English is fluent (He is the member with the best English in Monsta X).
- He still loves traveling and his favorite place to be in is Osaka, Japan.
- In the dorm, he is the quietest member.
- In an interview, I.M confirmed that he likes to look in the mirror a lot.
- When he was younger, once he dissected a rat in his dad’s lab.
- His father owns an orchard.
- His phone is on vibrate mode.
- He talks a little in the dorm (rather than a lot).
- It was the hardest for him to get close to Wonho (he said it’s because Wonho is fair-skinned and handsome).
- He said Joohoney was the easiest to get close to because they’re both rappers.
- His family likes all the members of Monsta X.
- He says Stone Grandpa (a statue in Jeju Island that’s known for its big nose) is something that resembles him.
- He doesn’t know if he has any phobias.
- Shownu gave him the best first impression.
- He’s not jealous of any of the members’ personal connections.
- He doesn’t like to stay much inside and he prefers to be outside. (Once, during Weekly Idol he complained that Monsta X stays too much indoor).
- He originally was left-handed.
- Once he wakes up he usually checks his schedule.
- One of his nicknames is Kookang (puppy) and was given to him by Wonho.
- I.M said that he was more nervous when he performed “Mirotic” by TVXQ than he was in the finale of No Mercy. (160612 Monsta X Cut (TVXQ! “Mirotic”) @ MCD Backstage)
- When he was asked why he keeps biting Shownu’s arms, I.M said: “His arms are delicious.” (161025 Monsta X in After School Club)
- He can touch his elbow and his nose with his tongue.
- He keeps skin moisturizer in the dorm’s fridge (which he shares with Kihyun).
- He likes playing games with Kihyun.
- He writes a lot of the song lyrics with Jooheon.
- He always prays before eating. (Like Jooheon)
- His favorite color is white.
- He doesn’t like spicy food.
- One of his favorite songs is “Lucia” by Daman.
- One of his favorite English phrases is “Do what you love and love what you do.”
- He is so careless that he lost his wallet when they were on a world tour.
- Hobbies: Writing songs, hanging out with his bandmates.
- Among Monsta X members he said he is the closest to Joohoney.
- He gave 10% of his first paycheck to the church and spent some for his parents.
- I.M loves candles and the “mood” they spread. Hyungwon once said that he observed I.M staring deeply into a candle’s flame. (Monsta X Asta TV Interview)
- I.M’s definition of love: “Giving up the most delicious drumstick. It’s cherishing someone more than yourself.” (Sparkling Magazine Interview)
- He is left-handed. However, when he plays sports he mostly uses his right hand.
- During an event (170421 KBSWORLD K-Rush FB Live) he said that if he were a girl he would date leader Shownu.
- He’s closest to Joohoney because when he was new in No Mercy everyone really disliked him and Joohoney was the one who shared the most words with him.
- I.M is friends with Daewon (former Madtown) and Eunjin (BIGFLO) of UNB.
- I.M ideal’s type: “I look at the person’s personality.“