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Who Are Seventeen Members 2023 | K-Pop Profiles, Birthday, Age, Height And More

Here I have listed out who are SEVENTEEN members and given the complete Kpop profiles of SEVENTEEN as well.

Kpop fans assemble! Want to know more about the Seventeen members? Here’s their complete profile with birthdays, zodiac signs, age, and everything more!

With the Kpop scene blowing up, you can find several groups in the industry. One such very popular Kpop band is SEVENTEEN.

This group debuted in 2015 with its 13 members releasing a mini-album called 13 Carat. But Pledis Entertainment, the Kpop Entertainment group behind SEVENTEEN announced the group’s formation way back in 2012.

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If you’re wondering why a band with 13 members is called SEVENTEEN, then let me clarify. 

The name refers to the average age of the members when the group was formed. So when they first started out all 13 members were around 17 years old. 

As I’ve mentioned before, there are 13 members in the K-pop group SEVENTEEN and I’ve listed out all their names and important facts about them below: 

Important Facts About K-Pop Group SEVENTEEN:

  • Pledis Entertainment announced the formation of SEVENTEEN back in 2012
  • The group members training was broadcasted as a reality television show that ran from Jan 2013 to August 2014
  • The band finally debuted on May 26, 2015 with a mini-album called 17 carat and the song “Adore You”
  • SEVENTEEN is a self-producing group and is heavily involved in music-making, choreography, etc.
  • The name SEVENTEEN stands for the average ages of the members during their debut
  • It also refers to the 13 members, 3 units (Performance, Vocal, Hip-Hop) and 1 group as a whole. So 13+3+1 = SEVENTEEN!

Who Are Seventeen Members 

Here is all the information you need about the members of SEVENTEEN! 

S. Coups

  • Real Name: Choi Seungcheol
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Birthday: August 8, 1995
  • Position In The Band: Leader of SEVENTEEN, Main Rapper
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
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Source: Instagram@sound_of_coups

If you’re wondering about S. Coups stage name, it comes from the first alphabet of his name Seungcheol and the phrase Coup d’état. S. Coups is one of the original “Pledis boys”. 

sHe was supposed to debut much earlier with a group called TEMPEST (which was also supposed to feature his bandmate Woozi) but he ended up in SEVENTEEN instead. All the better, I think! 

S. Coups is the leader of the K-pop group SEVENTEEN and does most of the rap for the band. He suffers from anxiety and had to take a hiatus in the middle for the same. 


  • Real Name: Kwon Soonyoung
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Birthday: June 15, 1996
  • Position In The Band: Performance Team Leader, Sub Rapper, Lead Dancer
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
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Leader of the Performance Unit of SEVENTEEN, Hoshi does most of the choreography for SEVENTEEN. His fiery personality is the reason behind his stage name Hoshi which means” tiger’s gaze”.

Fans of the group SEVENTEEN (who are incidentally called Carats) have also nicknamed Hoshi 10:10 due to the position of his eyes.

Hoshi is known for being super fun and incorporating his “tiger” persona into his fashion. He is also one of the SEVENTEEN members who has been memed a lot.


  • Real Name: Hansol Vernon Chwe (Choi Han Sol)
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Birthday:  February 18, 1998
  • Position In The Band: Visual, Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
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Source: Instagram@vernonline

Among the SEVENTEEN members, Vernon is the best at English as he was born in New York in the United States.

He is known for his mild, laid-back personality as well as his music composition skills.  Fans of the K-pop group have nicknamed him Twix due to his fondness for chocolate.

Vernon, due to his good looks is one of the faces of the group, but he is also an excellent songwriter and has worked on several of the group’s hit songs. 


  • Real Name: Lee Seokmin
  • Age: February 18, 1997
  • Birthday: 24 years old
  • Position In The Band: Lead Vocalist
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
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Source: Instagram@dk_is_dokyeom

DK has the reputation of being the funniest member of the group! He is very energetic and is a good dancer, despite being the lead vocalist. 

In fact, DK is a jack of all trades as he is a great actor as well. He had been cast as King Arthur in the play Xcalibur in 2019. 

If you check out his Youtube channel, you can find him humming to acoustic covers of some popular music. I simply love hearing him sing as he has a rich, baritone voice. 


  • Real Name: Jeon Wonwoo
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Birthday: July 17, 1996
  • Position In The Band: Lead Rapper, Dancer,  Sub Vocalist
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
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Source: Instagram@everyone_woo

Speaking of deep voices, I cannot believe how rich and low Wonwoo’s voice sounded when I first hear him sing. In fact, Wonwoo himself believes he has the lowest voice of all the SEVENTEEN members.

So despite being a part of the Hip-Hop team as a lead rapper, he often fills in as sub vocalist. If you listen carefully, you’ll notice that most of SEVENTEEN’s intro’s and outro’s feature Wonwoo’s voice. 

He considers himself an introvert and says his favourite hobbies are reading and gaming. Now isn’t that sweet? 

Joshua Hong

  • Real Name: Hong Jisoo
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Birthday: December 30, 1995
  • Position In The Band: Lead Vocalist
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
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Source: Instagram@joshu_acoustic

Like fellow bandmate Vernon, Joshua was born and raised in the USA, despite being fully ethnically Korean. 

Soft-spoken and mild-mannered Joshua has often functioned as an unofficial translator for the group. In fact, he is not only proficient in English and Korean but also in 3 other languages.

Joshua is the lead vocalist of the group and also does the instrumentals as the’s proficient in playing the guitar. 


  • Real Name: Wen Junhui
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Birthday:  June 10, 1996
  • Position In The Band: Lead Dancer 
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
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Source: Instagram@junhui_moon

Did you know that Jun is actually Chinese? He is from Guangdong and starred in several Chinese movies as a child actor before moving to Korea to become a Kpop star. 

This makes him proficient in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean! 

If you’ve watched the Korean drama on Netflix called The King: Eternal Monarch, you’ll be surprised to know that Jun has recorded the theme songs in Chinese for the dub. 


  • Real Name: Boo Seungkwan
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Birthday: January 16, 1998
  • Position In The Band: Main Vocalist, Visual
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
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Source: Instagram@seungkwan

If Wonwoo is the expert at going after the low notes with his deep voice, you can leave it to Seungkwan to hit the high notes right. 

Obviously, this makes him one of the main vocalists of SEVENTEEN. Apart from music, Seungkwan has a bright, fun-loving personality. He is always ready to make fun of himself and entertain the audience. 

Did you know that before joining SEVENTEEN, Seungkwan was offered a place in a Kpop group created by JYP Entertainment?


  • Real Name:  Lee Jihoon
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Birthday:  November 22, 1996
  • Position In The Band: Vocal Team Leader, Producer
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
seventeen debut date
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At first glance, you might mistake Woozi for BTS member Suga! But Lee Jihoon is actually SEVENTEEN’s lead music producer.

And it’s no surprise considering he’s trained in classical music. He can play the piano, clarinet and other instruments too.

Woozi isn’t just responsible for the music arrangements of SEVENTEEN’s songs, he has also composed music for solo K-pop artists and other girl groups from Pledis Entertainment. 


  • Real Name: Kim Mingyu
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Birthday: April 6, 1997
  • Position In The Band: Face of the Group, Lead Rapper
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
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Source: Instagram@mingyu

Mingyu is officially the lead rapper of the group, but he actually dons many hats. Did you know that he’s the lead face of the group? 

He often comes up with new looks and hairstyles for the group to try! Mingyu also considers himself a homebody. He loves cleaning up his dorm room and cooking for his teammates. 

At 6 feet tall, Mingyu is also the tallest member of SEVENTEEN! 

Yoon Jeonghan

  • Real Name: Yoon Jeonghan
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Birthday:  October 4, 1995
  • Position In The Band: Lead Vocalist
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
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I personally love Jeonghan’s voice. It has such an airy quality to it! In fact, Yoon Jeonghan does the soft ballad type of songs in SEVENTEEN’s discography and it suits him to a T. 

In 2017, he started the live radio series Glass of Warm Milk, which I was so grateful for as it gave me another chance to hear his ASMR-like voice. 

Despite being the vocalist, Jeonghan is pretty good as instrumental as well considering he plays the bass guitar.


  • Real Name: Xu Minghao
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Birthday: November 7, 1997
  • Position In The Band: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist and Rapper
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
seventeen members who are actors
Source: Instagram@xuminghao_o

Like Jun, The8 is also originally from China. His real name is Xu Minighao and he is from a city called Liaoning in China.

The interesting thing about The8 is that he is a trained martial artist. This seems to come in handy while dancing when he does these impressive butterfly kicks.  

Xu Minghao’s stage name “The8” symbolizes the number 8 which is considered auspicious in Chinese culture. It’s also supposed to resemble the infinity symbol. 


  • Real Name: Lee Chan
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Birthday: February 11, 1999
  • Position In The Band: Maknae, Main Dancer, Sub Rapper and Vocalist 
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
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Source: Instagram@adoredino

Dino is the youngest member of the K-pop group SEVENTEEN. And this was a shock to me as his dancing prowess is extraordinary!

He has choreographed a lot of SEVENTEEN’s music videos. I especially loved his dance moves in the song Flower. 

If you check out his Youtube channel, you can see him dancing to several hit songs. I personally recommend checking out his dance on the Jonas Brothers’ hit Sucker, he is fantastic in it.

FAQs about Kpop Group SEVENTEEN Members

Who left SEVENTEEN group?

In 2014, the member of SEVENTEEN called Jang Doyoon left the group. The statement Pledis Entertainment put out clarified that there was no bad blood between him and the group and that he left to pursue an acting career. In an interview, Doyoon maintained that he has no regrets about his move and that acting was always his first love.

Is SEVENTEEN supposed to be 17 members?

Yes, originally SEVENTEEN was actually 17 members. During the training period there were four other members called Doyoon, Mingming, Dongjin, and Samuel who were supposed to be a part of the group. However, that didn’t work out and SEVENTEEN were left with just 13 members. Pledis Entertainment then changed the meaning of the SEVENTEEN group’s name and said it represented the 13 members who are divided into 3 groups to form 1 unit. So 13+3+1, which equals SEVENTEEN. Creative I must say!

What year did SEVENTEEN disband?

Actually, SEVENTEEN hasn’t disbanded yet. Yes, their contracts were supposed to expire in 2022, but in June Pledis announced that all the members have renewed their contracts.

Why is SEVENTEEN’s fandom called Carat?

Even before their debut, SEVENTEEN had performed a song called “Shining Diamonds” way back in 2015. Their fandom name started from their as some fans started calling themselves diamonds and later “carats”. SEVENTEEN has also said the name is quite fitting as their fans help them shine.


As a Kpop fan myself I’m very interested in knowing more about the lives of my favourite idols. And I know you do too!

So I hope this article about the SEVENTEEN members helped you get to know your Kpop idol better.

SEVENTEEN is not only one of the largest Kpop groups with 13 members, it’s also heavily involved in the production of their music and videos. 

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