Stage name: Onew (온유 or 温流) Birth name: Lee Jinki (이진기) Birth date: December 14, 1989 (1989-12-14) Position: Sub vocal, Leader Height: 178 cm Blood: O Training: Since 2006 S.M. Academy Casting Hobby/ Interests: Listening to music, playing the piano, speaking Mandarin, and eating chicken
Facts about SHINee’s leader, Onew!
1. His nicknames are Dubu, Pure Tofu, and Ondubu. (Dubu means tofu in Korean)
2. He was terribly shy about introducing himself, so his saddest period of his life is while everyone (during trainee days) improved daily, he stayed the same.
3. When performing on stage for the first time, he could not see anything in front of him, and even forgot the lyrics before going up on stage. But he thought of his parents who were sitting in front of the stage, he thought “Yes, I must look for them”, and thus calmed down gradually.
4. Can be quite blur at times. “Our album will be released in May (firmly) …. It’s already August now?! ….Oh then it should be in September…Ah (manager glares at him) No no, it’s in August, end of August…”
5. He was good in studying; he was second in his entire school! But to him, that’s nothing to be proud of as everyone has their own strengths.
6. Onew condition: Turning quiet suddenly, not talking to anyone, just sitting there in a daze; committing mistakes in most unlikely and unexpected situations, it is fine that others are baffled and fascinated by it but the main thing is that he does not even know why, muddles up from time to time. If any of the above mentioned is committed, it is termed the “Onew condition”.
7. He is the son of the owner of a large meat shop in Korea.
8. His eternal love is chicken. On Hello Baby, when the producers asked him which he liked better, chicken or YooGeun, he simply said, “Chicken. It’s been with me for 22 years.”
9. Because he got curious after hearing that “if there is something heavy on your chest, your thoughts will become heavy too, and you will experience illusions”, so he went went to sleep hugging a box, hoping to enter a land of illusions but nothing happened