Meet the new group from ‘I-LAND’

Meet the new group from 'I-LAND'
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Group Name: ENHYPEN
Shortened Group Name: EN-
Group Members: Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-Ki
Debut date: TBD 2020
Debut album: TBD
Fandom name: TBD
Label: Belift Lab (Big Hit Entertainment and CJ ENM)

On September 18, 2020 the final episode of I-LAND aired and the members of the new boy group were picked.

The group was formed with six members chosen by a global vote from fans and a seventh member that was picked by the producers of the series including Big Hit Entertainment founder Bang Si-Hyuk.

The votes/picks came in as follows:

1. Jungwon – 1,417,620 votes
2. Jay – 1,192,889 votes
3. Jake – 1,179,633 votes
4. Niki – 1,140,728 votes
5. Heeseung- 1,137,323 votes
6. Sunghoon – 1,088,413 votes
7. Sunoo – (Producers’ Pick)

Together the seven members came together to form ENHYPEN and they are expected to officially debut sometime in November 2020.

The meaning behind their group name is: “Similar to the ‘hyphen’ that connects one word to another, ENHYPEN means that seven different boys connect to discover one another and grow together. They also have an ambitious plan to connect people and the world through their music.”

Learn more about the ENHYPEN members below!

ENHYPEN member Heeseung

Stage Name: Heeseung (이희승)
Full Name: Lee Heeseung (이희승)
Birthdate: October 15, 2001
Age: 18
Blood Type: A
Height: 179 cm
MBTI Personality Type: INFJ (The Advocate)
Country/Region: South Korea
Training Period: 3 years 1 month

Heeseung often acted as the center for the I-LAND trainees during the show. He’s been a trainee for a few years already, and is close with the TXT members from his time training with them at Big Hit. He’s trained in vocals, rap, and dance — it’s quite possible that as the most experienced member of the group he will either act as the leader or center.

His favorite sport is basketball and his soul food is Ramyeon, saying that he eats it at least three times a week. He also needs a pillow to hug while he’s sleeping. He’s said that his special charm is his eyes and that his personality in a nutshell is that he’s a bit off the wall.

Heeseung stated that his father is his role model and he also has an older brother who he spoke with on the phone while filming the show.

ENHYPEN member Jay

Stage Name: Jay (제이)
Full Name: Park Jong Seong (박종성)
Birthdate: April 20, 2002
Age: 18
Blood Type: B
Height: 180 cm
MBTI Personality Type: ENTP (The Debater)
Country/Region: South Korea, USA
Training Period: 2 years 11 months

Jay is known for his dance skills among the I-LAND trainees, although he did face some confidence issues during the first part of the show. He’s been a trainee for a few years and is trained in both rapping and dance but he had to learn to deal with some of the embarrassing and frusting moments that came along with filming the series.

Jay’s favorite sport is badminton and he’s said that his personality is really excitable, because of that people call him a puppy. Jay is also an only child in his family and became really close with the other members during their time on the show.

He’s revealed that he wanted to become a trainee because listening to music and watching performances gave him comfort when he was unsure of what he wanted to pursue.

According to Jay his special charm is being dark-sexy and he also likes fashion. He also says he’s the teams source of energy and his nickname is “angry bird.”

ENHYPEN member Jake

Stage Name: Jake (제이크)
Full Name: Shim Jae Yoon (심재윤)
Birthdate: November 15, 2002
Age: 17
Blood Type: O
Height: 176 cm
MBTI Personality Type: ISTJ (The Architect)
Country/Region: South Korea, Australia
Training Period: 9 months

Jake didn’t really start shining on the show until they got closer to the final test for part one. He was able to help the other I-LAND members learn the dance for the final test and he was happy to see that they looked up to him and trusted his skill to ask for help then.

Jake’s favorite sport is soccer and his soul food is chicken. He’s also said that he needs a comfortable pillow in order to sleep. He says that working out is his special skill while the corner of his lips are his special charm.

He’s revealed that being away from his family in Australia for the first time has been difficult, he has one older brother. Jake only arrived in South Korea the week of his audition but he’s fluent in both English and Korean.

ENHYPEN member Sunghoon

Stage Name: Sunghoon (박성훈)
Full Name: Park Sung-hoon (박성훈)
Birthdate: December 08, 2002
Age: 17
Blood Type: O
Height: 177 cm
MBTI Personality Type: ISTJ (The Architect)
Country/Region: South Korea
Training Period: 2 years 1 month

Sunghoon showed his ability to pick up choreography quickly and his background in ice skating gave him an edge over the other trainees when it came to certain moves.

His special charm is his dimples, while contemporary dance are his special skills. His personality in a nutshell is that he’s a practice fanatic and his nickname from the others is “figure skating prince.”

Sunghoon said he would compare himself to a penguin, and also that he would describe himself as “careful.” He was formerly a competitive ice skater where he participated in national and international competitions. Sunghoon only started dreaming of becoming an idol two years prior when he first saw BTS in concert.

He has a younger sister, Park Yeji, who is five years younger than he is.

ENHYPEN member Sunoo (김선우)

Stage Name: Sunoo
Full Name:Kim Sun-woo (김선우)
Birthdate: June 24, 2003
Age: 16
Blood Type: O
Height: 175 cm
MBTI Personality Type: ENFP (The Champion)
Country/Region: South Korea
Training Period: 10 months

Sunoo has said that if he had to explain himself he would say that he is bright and energetic. His favorite food is tteokbokki. He counts his aegyo among his special skills, and that in a nutshell he is adorable and cute, but cold and charming.

He recently revealed that he’s had some health issues since he was young and had to undergo surgery, so training has been physically tough on his body. Although he hides it well and worries about being a burden to the other trainees during practices.

Despite his illness that nearly stopped him from becoming a trainee, Sunoo proved himself to be a valuable ENHYPEN member with his charms and loveable energy that fans adore.

ENHYPEN member Jungwon

Stage Name: Jungwon (양정원)
Full Name: Yang Jung-won (양정원)
Birthdate: February 09, 2004
Age: 16
Blood Type: AB
Height: 174 cm
MBTI Personality Type: ESTJ (The Director)
Country/Region: South Korea
Training Period: 1 year 4 months

Jungwon was shown struggling a bit with dance during the first part of I-LAND, however he displayed good teamwork with the other members. The ENHYPEN members have said they were charmed by his cuteness when they first met him.

He says that he’s charming in many different ways and enjoys having a conversation with other people. He has the random skill of being able to make the sound effects of Squidward’s footsteps from Spongebob Squarepants.

Jungwon said that he would compare himself to a monkey as an animal and that he wants to become and artist that performs music he loves. He’s also said that his role model is BTS member Jungkook.

He became a trainee after being casted by the company, though he was hesitant to join in the beginning. It wasn’t until his family encouraged him on that he became a trainee. Jungwon also has an older sister.

ENHYPEN member Ni-Ki

Stage Name: Ni-Ki (니키)
Full Name: Nishimura Riki (西村リキ)
Birthdate: December 09, 2005
Age: 14
Country/Region: Japan
Blood Type: B
Height: 175.5 cm
MBTI Personality Type: ENFJ (The Giver)
Training Period: 8 months

Although young in age, Ni-ki is one of the top dancers on I-LAND. He’s even said that his most precious item is a pair of dance shoes. Before becoming a trainee, Ni-ki was a backup dancer for K-Pop group SHINee.

Other than dance, Ni-ki also enjoys soccer and going to amusement parks while dumplings are his soul food.

Though he early on received some criticism from the producers for his unstable voice while dancing, they continued to look towards him as one of the better dancers to help the other trainees learn choreography for the test. He had the added burden that he was still learning to perfect his Korean during filming.

As the maknae of ENHYPEN (the youngest), you can often find him being cute with the older members of the group.

For more on ENHYPEN check out their official website , official Twitter account, members Twitter account, and their Youtube!

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