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ENHYPEN


NameENHYPEN
CompanyBelift Lab
FandomENGENE
Year Debut2020
Years Active1
Year DisbandedN/A

Members

sunghoon
sunghoon
jungwon
jungwon
jay
jay
niki
niki
sunoo
sunoo
heeseung
heeseung
jake
jake

ENHYPEN (엔하이픈; pronounced ‘uhn-hai-pen’; also stylized EN-; debuted Nov 30, 2020) is 7-member South Korean Kpop boy group formed through the Korean reality show I-LAND (아이 랜드) under BELIFT LAB. ENHYPEN debuted on November 30, 2020 with the mini album Border: Day One.

 

ENHYPEN PROFILE

Number of members: 7

Members: Jungwon, Jay, Jake, Niki, Heeseung, Sunghoon, and Sunoo

Oldest member: Heeseung (born Oct 15, 2001)

Youngest member: Niki (born Dec 9, 2005)

Leader: Jungwon

Debut date: November 30, 2020

Label: Belift Lab

Fandom: ENGENE

 

ENHYPEN MEMBERS

ENHYPEN is composed of seven members born between 2001 and 2005. Their names are: Jungwon, Jay, Jake, Niki, Heeseung, Sunghoon, and Sunoo. The oldest member is Heeseung (born Oct 15, 2001) and the youngest member is Niki (born Dec 9, 2005). Jay, Niki, and Jake were born outside of Korea (USA, Japan, and Australia, respectively). All the other members were born in Korea.

 

ENHYPEN NAME

The name ENHYPEN means connection, discovery, and growth. Similar to how a hyphen connects words to discover a new meaning, ENHYPEN refers to how the members discovered each other, are connected to one another, and will continue to grow together.

 

ENHYPEN FANDOM

ENHYPEN’s fandom name was announced on October 8, 2020 to be ENGENE. ENGENE combines the words engine, en (from ‘en’hypen), and gene. The name carries two meanings. One of them describes how fans represent a source of fuel and energy for ENHYPEN similar to an ‘engine’. The second meaning comes from the combination of en + gene, which represents the connection between ENHYPEN and fans through a common gene.

 

ENHYPEN MEMBERS (I-LAND FINAL LINEUP AND RANKING):

1. Jungwon

2. Jay

3. Jake

4. Niki

5. Heeseung

6. Sunghoon

7. Sunoo

 

ENHYPEN MEMBERS AND POSITIONS

1. Heeseung: Dancer, vocalist

2. Jay: Rapper, dancer

3. Jake: Rapper, dancer

4. Sunghoon: Vocalist, dancer

5. Sunoo: Vocalist, dancer

6. Jungwon: Leader, vocalist, dancer, center

7. Niki: Main dancer, maknae

 

ENHYPEN AGE RANKING

Ranked from oldest to youngest (international age as of 2021): 

MemberBirthdayAge
1. Heeseung Oct 15, 2001 20 years old
2. Jay Apr 20, 2002 19 years old
3. Jake Nov 15, 2002 19 years old
4. Sunghoon Dec 8, 2002 19 years old
5. Sunoo Jun 24, 2003 18 years old
6. Jungwon Feb 9, 2004 17 years old
7. Niki Dec 9, 2005 16 years old


ENHYPEN HEIGHT RANKING

Ranked by height from tallest to shortest:

1. Jay: 180 cm (5'11'')

2. Heeseung: 179 cm (5'11'')

3. Sunghoon: 177 cm (5'10'')

4. Niki: 177 cm (5'10'')

5. Jake: 176 cm (5'9'')

6. Sunoo: 175 cm (5'9'')

7. Jungwon: 174 cm (5'9'')

 

FUN FACTS AND TRIVIA

-Age trivia: Jay, Jake, and Sunghoon are all the same age; they are ’02 liners.

-Nationality: Three of the seven members were born outside of Korea. Jay was born in Seattle Washington USA. Jake was born in Australia. Ni-ki was born in Japan.

-Languages: Jay and Jake can speak English. Niki speaks Japanese. ENHYPEN as a group can speak Korean, English, and Japanese.

-Siblings: Heeseung and Jake have an older brother. Sunoo and Jungwon have an older sister. Niki has an older sister and a younger sister. Sunghoon has a younger sister. Jay is an only child.

-The youngest member (maknae) of Enhypen is Niki (born Dec 9, 2005).

-The oldest member of Enhypen is Lee Heeseung (born Oct 15, 2001). He was 19 years old at the time of Enhypen’s debut.

-The shortest member of Enhypen is Jungwon with an estimated height of 174 cm (5'9'').

-The leader of ENHYPEN is Yang Jungwon (born Feb 9, 2004) despite being one of the youngest members.

-Enhypen is under Belift Lab Inc. (also stylized BE:LIFT), which is a joint venture between CJ ENM and Big Hit Entertainent. Belift Lab is a subsidiary of Big Hit Entertainment.

-Contract expiry: Enhypen’s contract is expected to expire in 2027. The typical kpop contracts are 7-year contracts.

-According to former I-LAND contestants, the most handsome Enhypen memberes

 

ENHYPEN MOST POPULAR MEMBERS: Sunoo, Jungwon (based on I-LAND overall popularity)

 

ENHYPEN BEST VOCALISTS: Sunoo, Jungwon, Heeseung

 

ENHYPEN BEST DANCERS: Niki, Jungwon, Jay

 

ENHYPEN BEST RAPPERS: Jay, Jake

 

ENHYPEN VISUAL MEMBERS: Sunghoon, Jungwon (voted by I-LAND members)

 

Superlatives

-Funniest Enhypen member: Heeseung

-Sweetest Enhypen member: Jake

-Best dancer in Enhypen: Niki

-Enhypen member with the most aegyo: Sunoo

-Best cook: Jay

-Takes the most selfies: Sunoo

-Best at keeping secrets: Heeseung

-Talks the most: Jake

-Sportiest: Niki

-Takes the longest to get ready: Sunghoon

-Eats the most: Sunoo

-Best fashion sense: Jay and Sunghoon

-Cleanest: Sunghoon

 

Voted by former I-LAND members:

-Dirtiest: Daniel, Jay.

-Most handsome member: Sunghoon, Jungwon.

-Best husband material: Sunghoon.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook : officialENHYPEN

Instagram: enhypen

Spotify: ENHYPEN

TikTok: enhypen

Twitter (group): enhypen

Twitter (members): ENHYPEN_members

Twitter (jp): enhypen_jp

V app : ENHYPEN

Weibo : ENHYPEN

Weverse: ENHYPEN

Youtube: ENHYPEN

 

ENHYPEN MEMBERS PROFILES

 

1. LEE HEESEUNG (이희승; born Oct 15, 2001)

 

Stage Name: HEESEUNG

Full Name: LEE HEE SEUNG

Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Oct 15, 2001

Age: 19 years old

Height: 1.79 m (5'10")

Weight: N/A

Blood Type: A

Academic background: Gwangnam High School

Personality: INFJ. He has introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging personality traits.

Role model: his father

Special charm: his eyes

Things he likes: basketball

Favorite emoji: twinkle twinkle (the star emoji)

Training Time: 3 years 1 month

Zodiac Sign: libra, snake

 

FUN FACTS

-He is considered the ‘ace’ of the group. He has the perfect trifecta: visual, singing, and dancing.

-Heeseung has an older brother. He called him during episode 11 of I-LAND as part of the prize for being in the top three on episode 10.

-Heeseung’s final ranking on I-LAND was #5.

-Heeseung was voted by I-LAND members as the member they wanted to speak most casually to.

-Heeseung is the member with the longest training time among ENHYPEN members. He trained for 3 years and 1 month.

-Growing up, Heeseung preferred to spend time playing with his friends over studying.

 

Check out Heeseung’s profile for more facts.

 

2. JAY PARK (Korean: Park Jong Seong 박종성; born Apr 20, 2002)

 

Stage Name: JAY

Full Name: PARK JAY

Country of Birth: United States of America

Date of Birth: Apr 20, 2002

Age: 18 years old

Height: 1.80 m (5'11")

Weight: N/A

Blood Type: B

Training Time: 2 years and 11 months

Zodiac Sign: taurus, horse

Academic background: Hallym Entertainment Arts High School

Languages: Jay can speak English, Korean, and Japanese

Special charm: being dark sexy

Things he likes: fashion

Who you are in a nutshell: team’s source of energy

Nickname: angry bird

Favorite emoji: heart emoji

 

FUN FACTS

-Jay was born in Seattle Washington, USA.

-Jay is a former Big Hit Entertaiment trainee.

-Jay’s father, James Park, is the president of Sinar Tour.

-Jay has never dated before (as of 2020 at 19 years old Korean age).

-Jay’s final ranking on I-LAND was #2.

-Jay’s most memorable quote from I-LAND was R.A.S (acronym for resentment, anger, and shame).

-Jay describes himself as dalgona.

-Jay and Daniel were voted the dirtiest members by I-LAND members.

-One item that Jay considers very precious is a watch he has that was gifted by his father.

 

Check out Jay's profile for more facts.

 

3. JAKE SIM (심제이크; Shim Jaeyoon 심재윤 in Korean; born Nov 15, 2002)

 

Stage Name: JAKE

Full Name: SIM JAKE

Country of Birth: Australia

Date of Birth: Nov 15, 2002

Age: 18 years old

Height: 1.76 m (5'9")

Weight: N/A

Blood Type: O

Personality: ISTJ (introverted, observant, thinking, and judging)

Academic background: Dwight School Seoul

Training Time: 9 months

Zodiac sign: scorpio, horse

Special skills: working out, he knows fashion brands well, his tone (voice), his muscles, arm wrestling, and making puppy faces.

Special charm: corner of lips.

Things he likes: puppies (especially Leila), showing off his muscles, hip-hop, clothing.

Favorite emoji: OK emoji

 

FUN FACTS

-Jake is clumsy.

-Jake was selected to participate on I-LAND from the global auditions conducted by Big Hit.

-His English name is Jake Sim.

-Jake’s final ranking on I-LAND was #3.

-Jake attended St Peters Lutheran College (SPLC) in Brisbane, Australia.

-Jake’s family dog is named Leila.

-Jake dreamed of becoming an idol after watching BTS’ DNA performance.

 

Check out Jake's profile for more facts.

 

4. PARK SUNGHOON (박성훈; born Dec 8, 2002)

 

Stage Name: SUNGHOON

Full Name: PARK SUNG HOON

Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Dec 08, 2002

Age: 18 years old

Height: 1.77 m (5'10")

Weight: N/A

Blood Type: O

Academic background: Pangok High School

Family: parents, younger sister

Nicknames: ice prince, ice boy, penguin, figure skating prince

Training Time: 2 years and 1 month

Zodiac Sign: sagittarious, horse

Special skill: contemporary dance

Who you are in a nutshell: practice fanatic

Special charm: dimples

Favorite emoji: sending kisses emoji

 

FUN FACTS

-Sunghoon is a former Big Hit Entertainment trainee; he is currently under BELIFT LAB.

-Because he was very shy as a young kid, his mother got him started on skating. He eventually became runner up male skater of South Korea. He did ice skating for 10 years.

-Sunghoon has a hard time doing aegyo.

-Sunghoon’s final ranking on I-LAND was #6.

-Sunghoon likes to listen to hip-hop when he is in a good mood.

-If he could eat only one food the rest of his life, it would be samgyeopsal (a three layer meat dish).

-If Sunghoon could get introduced to any of the members’ sisters, he would choose Jake’s (even though Jake has no sisters) because he thinks Jake is a very trustworthy person.

-Sunghoon and Jungwon were voted as the most handsome members by I-LAND members.

-Sunghoon was voted the best husband material by I-LAND members.

-Sunghoon’s ideal type is Irene from Red Velvet.

-After Sunghoon quit figure skating to pursue a career as a singer, he wanted to prove to his parents that he had made the right decision. He used that mindset to work hard every day to debut.

-Sunghoon’s family dog is called Gaeul.

-Sunghoon was known as the prince who is also scared of VR – virtual reality!

 

Check out Sunghoon's profile for more facts.

 

5. KIM SUNWOO (김선우; born Jun 24, 2003)

 

Stage Name: SUNOO

Full Name: KIM SUN WOO

Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Jun 24, 2003

Age: 17 years old

Height: 1.75 m (5'9")

Weight: N/A

Blood Type: O

Academic background: Chilbogo High School

Family: parents, sister

Personality: ENFP (extraverted, intuitive, feeling, and prospecting)

Training Time: 10 months

Zodiac sign: cancer, goat

Special skills: aegyo, facial expressions, and selfies

Special charm: cold but cute look

Soul food: tteokbokki

Favorite emoji: heart eyes emoji

Thinks he likes: computer games, milky skin, desert fox, being loved

Dislikes: when people don’t pay attention to him, when other people eat his food, doing the dishes, hassles

Nickname: sunshine

 

FUN FACTS

-He compares himself to a desert fox.

-Sunoo is known for being very charismatic, happy, and uplifting. He is always smiling and shining.

-Sunoo is a strong vocalist. He was one of the representatives in the vocal team during the representative test. He is also skilled in rapping as he demonstrated in the performance of Chamber 5.

-Sunoo has a delicate health. He had moments of exhaustion and weakness during the dance practices of I-LAND.

-Prior to joining I-LAND, Sunoo had been training for 10 months and was a normal student who just enjoyed dancing and singing.

-Sunoo really likes mint choco (chocolate).

-He is considered a strong vocalist among the contestants and has consistently been a fan-favorite among I-LAND contestants.

-Sunoo’s final ranking on I-LAND was #7. He was the final member selected by the producers.

-Sunoo wants to be an idol to have a positive influence on others.

 

Check out Sunoo's profile for more facts.

 

6. YANG JUNGWON (양정원; born Feb 9, 2004)

 

Stage Name: JUNGWON

Full Name: YANG JUNG WON

Country of Birth: Korea

Date of Birth: Feb 09, 2004

Age: 16 years old

Height: 1.74 m (5'9")

Weight: N/A

Blood Type: AB

Family: parents, sister

Training time: 1 year 4 months

Zodiac sign: aquarius, monkey

Academic background: Namgang High School

Nickname: Garden

Special charm: smiling eyes, dimples, broad shoulders

Talents: Taekwondo, singing, poppin’

Things he likes: having a conversation

Dislikes: sound of people eating

Random skill: the sound of Squidward’s footsteps from Spongebob Squarepants

 

FUN FACTS

-Jungwon is considered the ‘hidden ace’ of I-LAND. He ranked first on two of the four tests (Into I-LAND test and the final test).

-Yang Jungwon was a competitive taekwondo player for four years.

-Jungwon had the most votes from South Korea.

-Jungwon is a former SM Entertainment trainee.

-Growing up he was raised by his grandmother as his parents were working all the time.

-Jungwon and Sunghoon were voted by I-LAND members as the most handsome members.

-Jungwon is the second youngest member of ENHYPEN.

-Jungwon’s final ranking on I-LAND was #1.

-Jungwon is known for his characteristic dimples.

-Fans believe Jungwon’s lookalike is Gfriend’s Eunha.

-Jungwon’s English name is Johnny.

-He doesn’t really play video games.

-Jungwon enjoys taking walks in the rain.

-Jungwon likes to takes his socks off before getting to bed.

-Jungwon is always putting his best effort every day.

-He wishes he could grow taller.

 

Check out Jungwon's profile for more facts.

 

7. NISHIMURA RIKI (西村リキ; born Dec 9, 2005)

 

Stage Name: NIKI

Full Name: NISHIMURA RIKI

Country of Birth: Japan

Date of Birth: Dec 09, 2005

Age: 15 years old

Height: 1.77 m (5'10")

Weight: N/A

Blood Type: B

Family: parents, sister.

Training Time: 8 months

Zodiac sign: sagittarius, rooster

Things he likes: soccer, dance

Happy memory: going to amusement parks

Soul food: dumplings

Favorite emoji: hand covering mouth emoji

 

FUN FACTS

-Niki is from Okayama, Japan.

-Niki used to be a backup dancer for Shinee.

-Niki grew up dancing at his parents’ dance studio. He started dancing at the age of 5.

-Niki admires Michael Jackson.

-Niki’s final ranking on I-LAND was #4.

-Niki can learn choreographies very fast. He memorized the choreography for the final episode of I-LAND within 20 minutes. While other people take about an hour to learn, he says he typically only needs 10 minutes.

-Niki is the youngest member (maknae) of Enhypen. He was born on Dec 9, 2005 and was only 14 years old when he debuted with Enhypen.

 

Check out Niki's profile for more facts.

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