Wei/Jinhyuk (UP10TION) Facts
- Kpop Group: UP10TION
- Position Rapper and Dancer.
- Training period 5 years.
- Habit: Stretch your hands.
- Motto: “We are going to live like in a fairy tale.”
- Hobbies: Watch Disney and Ghibli movies.
- Favorite Artist: Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber.
- Rolemodels: U-Know
- He legally changed his name to Lee Jin Hyuk.
- He was born with a chronic heart disease whereby one of his valves was not working properly, so he underwent surgery when he was little. He does not remember that time but has a scar on his chest from the surgery incision. For this reason he does not drink any beverages containing caffeine, does not smoke and has regular physical exams. He says his condition has been improving since he started being a trainee.
- He was the ninth member of Up10tion to be revealed.
- Admission to T.O.P Media, after an acting audition.
- He decided to become an idol because he was bullied at school.
- He learned to write lyrics for his own rap and a little about writing and composing music.
- Participated in PRODUCE X 101he managed to maintain high rankings after the second elimination and was ranked #11 during the finale, however, due to the new X rule implemented during that season, he did not make the project group. It was later revealed that he was unfairly eliminated, being one of those affected by the manipulation of the votes, he had been ranked 7th
- On July 22, 2019, it was announced that he would drop the stage name “Wei” and start promoting under his real name.
- On July 26, T.O.P Media announced that it will not participate in the comeback of UP10TION planned for August because it seems impossible for it to enter a promotion cycle so soon after the end of the year PRODUCE X 101instead, I would start individual activities.
- August 22, 2019 T.O.P Media confirmed that he would debut as a solo artist
As a child he was an actor, he was in many commercials and was very active.
At school, he hid the fact that he was a trainee.He was afraid people would look down on the fact that he was preparing me to make my debut.He said, “The worst thing was that there were only little students who dropped out of school because they were preparing to be celebrities.Fortunately for me, my homeroom teacher understood and I could practice.I shot a commercial for ‘Pokemon my role was that of a friend, so the people who saw the commercial started to tease me saying “Sir, please give me a pikachu “. I was really stressed out at that time.”.
The first time he danced in front of people was when he was in 3rd grade, doing a musical presentation, he doesn’t remember what role he played, it was an ant or a tree or a kimbabwe.
When he was in 2nd grade he was doing CF (commercials), when he was around 3rd grade he was acting. He never told them he wanted to sign me up to be an idol, but with his parents’ advice, he is in the current company. His family works in entertainment.
He was in acting school and the director told him to go to an audition. He wasn’t good and he was lazy, but he did it anyway. He was really young but his parents thought it would be a good experience for him, so they told him to give it a try and he got into the company.
Wei/Jinhyuk (UP10TION) Drama
- Dear.M (KBS2, TBA)
- Why Her? (SBS, 2022)
- Please Check the Event (MBC, 2021)
- Hanging On (jTBC, 2020)
- Find Me in Your Memory (MBC, 2020)
Wei/Jinhyuk (UP10TION) TV Programs
- Honjok App (JTBC, TBA)
- Salty Tour (tvN, 2020)
- Unnie’s Salon (MBC, 2019)
- Radio Star (MBC, 07.08.2019) (Ep. 634)
- PRODUCE X 101 (Mnet, 2019)