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Peniel (BTOB)

Weight: 63kg
Height: 174cm
Real name: 신동근 / Shin Dong Geun
Date of Birth: March 10, 1993

Peniel (BTOB)

About Peniel (BTOB)

Peniel (BTOB) Facts

  • Kpop Group: BTOB
    • Sub Unit: BTOB 4U
      • Position : Vocalist, Rapper and Dancer.
  • Fanclub Pentastic.
  • Languages English (mother tongue), Korean (Fluent), French (Intermediate) and Spanish (Intermediate).
  • Education: Hanyang University, Major in International Studies.
  • Skills Shooting guns and guitar.
  • Hobbies: Shooting guns, soccer, guitar and working out.
  • Instruments Guitar.
  • Role model his father.
  • Religion: Christian.
  • Motto: Some Bible verses.
  • On the “Hello Counselor” show, he confessed that his hair loss was due to stress, saying he felt bad about not having individual activities like his peers and not being able to promote to BTOB as did the other members, he admitted that he felt less than them, causing his fellow members and a fan from the audience to give him words of support and affection. He also said that he was stressed about not being able to date or having to wear caps because of his baldness, to which the manager replied that he didn’t need to wear them anymore and laughingly told him that he could date, but to let him know first.
  • Peniel’s first thought when he wakes up is that they are BTOB will be late for what he has proposed for the day, because according to him, they are always late because they are sleeping or getting ready, among other things.
  • Sungjae was Peniel’s Korean teacher, he taught his a lot of the language.
  • He was apprenticed to JYP Entertainment for two years.
  • Sungjae said some members think Peniel’s blood type is AB, because he’s so rare. “He’s funny and innocent too. Maybe that’s why his appearance is different. He’s very cute. He can be a little frustrating because he speaks very slowly.”
  • On the show ‘MTV B+ Diary’ he dressed up as a girl to parody the SBS show ‘Couple’. He was girl #3 and nicknamed himself Penielope.
  • In 2012 he started his own Blog. The videos are uploaded on Cube Entertainment’s official Youtube Channel. It is currently in an inactive state. Recently Peniel announced via his twitter account that he would be starting up again.
  • He participated in a Japanese program together with a group of female idols from HKT48.
  • He was MC of Pops in Seoul of cable channel ArirangTV after the departure of Daniel Chae
  • Of all the members of BTOB is the most skilled when it comes to dancing to songs by female groups, as he demonstrated on Weekly Idol.
  • He was nominated for Eric Nam to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which he accepted. He also nominated Rome from C-CLOWN producer Joe J. Lee and a friend.
  • He doesn’t know how to cook but wants to learn to do so.
  • He doesn’t like it when people smoke, he hates it.
  • He gets jealous very easily.
  • He told how when he was on a date with a girl, he planned to take his to a drive-in but when they arrived it turned out that the drive-in hadn’t been working for years so they ended up watching movies at his house.
  • You have a U.S. driver’s license.
  • He is allergic to watermelon, also to cats.
  • He wants to get married at twenty-five and travel the world with his wife.
  • He won as the first “Perfect Oppa” in a section of Arirang TV’s ” After School Club “.
  • He knows how to do yoga.
  • On the “Cool Man” reality show he was asked what girl groups meant to him and he responded: “They are my happiness.” causing laughter among the members.
  • He does not like to drink alcohol very much.
  • In the song “The Winter`s Tale”, which he performed together with his group mates at Music Core (2014/12/20), he wore the costume of Pinocchio.
  • It can make the sounds of different animals, such as: dolphin, duck, dog, cat, donkey, among others.
  • He can make the sound of a flute by blowing with his hands.
  • He has his own channel on the YouTube platform called “POV” in which he constantly uploads video blogs.
  • He is capable of splitting a watermelon with a single blow.


He was born and raised for many years in Chicago, U.S.A. His family is traditional Korean.

She moved to Korea in February 2010 when he was 16 years old. he originally auditioned for JYP Entertainment where he was an apprentice for two years, but was transferred to Cube Entertainment in the second half of 2011 to then debut as a member of BTOB as a rapper in 2012.

Peniel (BTOB) Collaborations

Peniel (BTOB) Radio Programs

  • 2020: Get Real (DIVE Studios) (Together with pH-1 & Ashley ) (Podcast) Host
  • 2014: (MBC) Shim Shim Ta Pa Radio, together with Rise (27.01.14)
  • 2014 WGM tV, next to Ilhoon (29.04.14)
  • 2013: (MBC) Shim Shim Ta Pa Radio (02.08.13), (16.10.13), (13/18.11.13) and (16/23.12.13) together with Rise
  • 2012 (Arirang Radio) Music Access as Special DJ (12.07.12)
  • 2012 Fun Fun Fun Fun Today Radio, together with Sungjae (30.06.12)
  • 2011: (MBC) Shim Shim Ta Pa Radio, together with Tasha from Skarf (09/13/11)

Peniel (BTOB) TV Programs

  • 2013: (Arirang TV) Pops In Seoul (MC with Tasha )
  • 2014 (Arirang TV) After School Club – ASC After Show
  • 2014: (Arirang TV) After School Club special- KEric and Friends, besides Amber Brad, Eric and Kevin (13.05.14
  • 2014 (Arirang TV) After School Club (14.05.2014) (Ep.66, next to Eli (U-KISS )
  • 2014 (Arirang TV) After School Club (04.06.2014) (Ep.72, next to Brad (Busker Busker )
  • 2014 (Arirang TV) After School Club (11.06.2014) (Ep.74, next to Brad (Busker Busker )
  • 2014 (Arirang TV) After School Club (23.07.2014) (Ep.86, together Eun Kwang and Hyun Sik )
  • 2014 (Arirang TV) After School Club (06.08.2014) (Ep.90, next to NS Yoon Ji )
  • 2014: (Arirang TV) After School Club – Summer Special, besides 15&, Brad and Eric (12 and 13.08.14)
  • 2017: Law of the Jungle sumatra Edition (Indonesia)
  • 2020: (MBCevery 1) Weekly Idol (10.06.2020) (Ep. 463, next to Eun Kwang )

Peniel (BTOB) Music Videos

  • 2Yoon – 24/7 (2013)
  • San E – Tasty San (2010)

Peniel (BTOB) is a member of:

BTOB 4U (BTOB Sub-Unit)

BTOB 4U (BTOB Sub-Unit)



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