Kwon Soon Young, more known as Hoshi, is the leader of the Performance Unit and a true dance machine.
He won a dance competition back in 2013, which made him become part of SEVENTEEN in the first place.
His stage name is Hoshi for a few reasons – he graduated from Japanese literature in high school and speaks Japanese very well, and because hoshi is the Japanese word for ‘star’; it’s meant to make him shine brightly and be a superstar.
Hoshi has experience in martial arts, but in SEVENTEEN, he is known as the Dance Machine who makes up all the choreographies for the group.
Birth Date & Sun Sign
Hoshi is born on Jun 15, 1996 and is currently 20 years old.
His zodiac sign is Gemini.
Height, Weight & Measurements
He stands 177 cm tall and weighs 60 kg.
Born Place, Nationality, Born name & Stories as a child
He was born in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea and is Korean by birth.
His orginal name is Kwon Soonyoung.
Blood Type: B
Label: Pledis Entertainment
Chinese Name: 權順榮(quán shùn róng)
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
As a child, Hoshi was very shy and a good student; he never had a girlfriend because his mother advised him not to date until college.
Hoshi was a normal kid while growing up, he had a lot of friends and loved to play pranks on others.
Then, he discovered dancing and began to truly enjoy being in front of others and performing.
Before starting dancing, Hoshi trained taekwondo in which he has a black belt; he was the champion a few times in a row.
Taekwondo reminded him of dancing and vice versa, which is why he became interested in dancing.
His specialty soon became discipline and choreography creation, and in high school, he even created his own dance club and entered a lot of competitions.
These skills came in handy when he entered a district dance competition, won it, and made it into Pledis Entertainment, where he trained for 4 years before becoming a part of SEVENTEEN.
Hoshi went to Maseok High school in Seoul, South Korea.
At the school, he majored in Japanese literature, and graduated in 2013.
He also learned Japanese at Maseok high school, and he’s quite fluent in Japanese, too.
He entered Pledis Entertainment to train in 2012, and he was a trainee up until SEVENTEEN’s debut, for about 4 years.
Hoshi’s family consists of his parents and an older sister.
There aren’t a lot of information about them online, but Hoshi talks about his mom frequently, and how she helped him go through school by encouraging him and waking him up each morning, because he had a really hard time waking up early.
Career & Bio
Hoshi, also known as the Dance Machine, is the leader of SEVENTEEN’s Performance Unit.
Hoshi grew up in South Korea and entered high school in Seoul, where he majored in Japanese literature; he also learned Japanese there and speaks the language very fluently.
Hoshi is known as Mr. Dumbbell among SEVENTEEN and his other friends, because of his frequent workouts, as well as his physical fitness.
He trained taekwondo for 7 years and he has a black belt; taekwondo led him to dancing, which reminded him a lot of the discipline.
He entered a high school leveled competition which he won, and that is how he got recruited into Pledis.
He is the main choreographer of the group, and most of the choreographies of SEVENTEEN were conjured up by Hoshi himself.
Not only are other envious of his dancing skills, but they voted him as the member with the most aegyo, as well as the most hardworking member.
His inspiration and role model is the choreographer Keone Madrid, for whom Hoshi said is truly inspiring, stylish and disciplined; Hoshi said he’d love to be like him.
One of Hoshi’s strange but funny hobbies is taking photos of SEVENTEEN members in awkward poses and with bizarre facial expressions; while he said that DK is in most of those photos, he deletes them very often in case he loses his phone.
S.Coups said that if he weren’t the leader, Hoshi would have been the leader instead.
Introduced at Pledis Entertaiment: 2015
Position in SEVENTEEN: Leader of a performance unit
Active Years: 2015-present
Big Debut Plan (2015)
One Fine Day(2016)
“Seventeen carat” (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.
Hoshi doesn’t have any experience in dating, and he said that it was because his mother advised him not to date until he goes to college.
But Hoshi did talk about an ideal type of girl, and he would love to meet someone who is sweet like honey and someone who likes him for who he is; his biggest wish is that he could give her chocolates and receive a hug and a kiss in return.
Hoshi has very cute and innocent wishes, which stems from his inexperience with girls; we hope Hoshi does well in his love life and finds someone great!
Food: Japanese Foods
Song: Seventeen Carat
Colors: Black and White
Role Model: Keone Madrid
Personality: affectionate, hard working
Hobby: Taking a funny picture of a member
Sports: Tae Kwon Do
Subject in School: Japanese language
Artist: Beyonce and Omarion
Genre: Hip hop and R&B
1. He is the creator of many choreographies for SEVENTEEN’s videos
2. He has an older sister.
3. He’s known as the Dancer of the group.
4. His nickname is Mr. Dumbbell.
5. He said that while he was a trainee he had a hard time talking to friends and family
because they asked him when he would debut and he couldn’t answer.
6. He’s a fanboy of SHINee.
7. He is friends with Hoon from the boy group U-KISS.
8. He, Seung Kwan and DK make up the “Beagle Line” or otherwise called “Gag Trio”.
9. He doesn’t like bananas.
10. He and Joshua went to the official premiere of “The Lego Movie” in 2014.
11. He has a black belt in taekwondo.
12. He has the most aegyo, according to other members.
13. S.Coups chose Hoshi as the 2nd leader of the group.
14. He used to wear braces.
15. He’s fluent in Japanese.
16. He can speak basic Mandarin.
17. Known as adorable in the group.
18. Is known to be a dancer.
19. His fanclub name is carat.
20. His nick name is 10 past 10 because of shape of his eyes
21. He was trainee for 4 years before debut
22. He is a hard working man
23. His stage name is from a Japanese language.
24. He speaks Japanese fluently
25. He loves Japanese foods.
26. He is in charge of performance and dance for a group