Joshua is a South Korean singer and dancer. He is one of the members of the popular K-pop group SEVENTEEN.
As a kid, he loved singing, playing the guitar and forming bands with his school friends; he auditioned and got accepted at Pledis Entertainment after finishing high school, and now he’s a vital part of the SEVENTEEN team.
Joshua is a very versatile guy – he can play instruments, sing, compose and dance; he did covers of a few popular songs, such as the acoustic, Joshua version of the song „Because of You“ by After School.
Apart from being in the Vocal Unit of SEVENTEEN, he also did a solo project with the rapper Kisum, on the song „You and I“.
He is known as SEVENTEEN’s Gentleman, because he never gets angry and always talks softly.
Birth Date & Sun Sign
Joshua is born on December 30, 1995 and is currently 20 years old.
His zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Height, Weight & Measurements
He stands 177 cm tall and weighs 60 kg.
Born Place, Nationality, Born name, Bio & SNS
He was born in Los Angeles, California, United States and is American by birth.
His orginal name is Hong Jisoo.
Blood Type: A
Label: Pledis Entertainment
Officaial Website: http://www.seventeen-17.com/
Twitter ID: @pledis_17
Facebook page URL: https://www.facebook.com/seventeennews/
Instagram ID: saythename_17
Weibo ID: PLEDIS_17
He is fluent at speaking both English and Korean, because he used Korean at home with his parents, but spoke English in school.
Despite considering English as his maternal language, Joshua is very fluent at speaking Korean (just don’t make him write – he’s kind of bad at that!)
He was raised in a Christian family in Los Angeles, and his family went to church every Sunday; Joshua discovered singing and started to sing in church.
After seeing how people were touched by his singing and the songs he performed, he realized that was what he’d love to do.
So, when the time for auditions came, he performed there as well, and got accepted.
He became a part of the Vocal Unit at SEVENTEEN.
Joshua went to primary school in Los Angeles, where he was born.
He also attended a magnet school, or a high school with specialized courses, in downtown Los Angeles.
The school is called Downtown Magnets High School, and Joshua finished the school in 2014.
After graduating from high school, he became a trainee at Pledis Entertainment and trained for 2 years and 2 months, alongside Jeong Han.
It seems that Joshua is an only child, and his parents still live together.
He always loved to make them proud and he was a really good son to them; he says his aim is to make them happy by being happy and doing what they encourage him to do.
Not much is known about them, as Joshua is still young and doesn’t reveal too much about his family.
Career & Bio
Hong Jisoo, better known as Joshua Hong, is a member of the Vocal Unit of SEVENTEEN.
He was born in Los Angeles, USA, and he grew up there, attending primary school and high school.
At a very young age, Joshua discovered music and decided to play the guitar.
He’s very good and has a lot of training in his guitar skills, which at one point he used to do song covers and a bit of composing.
He realized that he wanted to be a singer after singing at his family’s church in LA, when he experienced the infatuation of the audience after he’d finished singing.
Joshua is known as the Gentleman of SEVENTEEN because he rarely gets angry, he’s always smiling and has a positive outlook on life.
He is very softspoken and talkative, so being around him may feel like we found a best friend already!
Another one of Joshua’s great traits is that he can’t ask for favors or make comments about people; his past in attending church and being raised well may have something to do with that; his manners are nothing to joke with.
Joshua likes to play around, too – his favorite pastime is football, as well as watching the animated show „Adventure Time“.
His only weakness, as he says, is his poor dancing – he doesn’t think he can make his bandmates proud with his slow dancing and poor catching on of dance moves.
Still, everyone from the group likes Joshua despite his bad dancing, and they help him out no matter what; one who is especially nice to him is Jeong Han, because the two of them are the closest out of all the members.
Jeong Han and Joshua consider each other to be brothers, and they even have a ‘couple’ name – ShuJeon.
Introduced at Pledis Entertaiment: 2015
Position in SEVENTEEN: a member of a vocal unit
Active Years: 2015-present
Big Debut Plan (2015), One Fine Day(2016),
“Seventeen carat” (2015), “Boys Be”(2015), “Love & Letter”(2016),
Golden Disk Award:Rookies of the year (2015)
He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million from his artist work
Joshua isn’t known to be currently dating anyone, but he mentioned a few times what kind of girl would catch his attention.
Since Joshua is very caring and kind, he’d love to be with someone who is equally like that.
He also loves to laugh, so he wouldn’t mind having a funny girlfriend, but it’s important that she smiles often and maintains honesty.
Subject in School: Music
Food: Chicken and ice cream
Colors: Blue, brown, black and pink
Song: “Gentlemen Don’t” by Gabe Bondoc
TV Show: Adventure Time
Movie: Any Horror Movie
Music: R&B HipHop
Role Model: EXO, his parents, Eminem and Shinhwa
Actor: Jang Dong Gun
Motto: “I live through music”
Hobby: Reading a book
YouTubers: Gabe Bondoc, AJ Rafael and Jeff Bernat
1. Known as a gentleman in the group.
2. Is known to a vocalist.
3. His fanclub name is carat.
4. His religion is Christianity.
5. His famous quotes are “Listen to parents advice well.”
6. He plays some instruments like guitar.
7. He was born in USA from Korean parents.
8. He was a trainee for 26months before debut
9. He wants to hold a group like a Shinhwa
10. He loves rabbits and wish to have them as his pets
11. He is devoted christian
12. His first name was after old tastament
13. He is soft spoken person
14. He doesn’t like the color green.
15. He sang in church as a child.
16. He’s a fan of EXO.
17. He likes Chris Brown, Eminem, Usher and Tupac.
18. He enjoys reading, sleeping, eating, playing the guitar and singing.
19. He can cook really well.
20. He loves to watch YouTube.
21. He prefers to read books than to watch movies.
22. His biggest challenge is asking people for favors.
23. He’s bad at dancing.