Hi! So I just found these boys and I'm not even sure what their name is (astro or iteen??) but I was wondering if you could tell me about them??! They look awesome 😍😍 thank you!
Hello, thank you taking an interest in these six silly boys! I will give you a primer (with links!!) on them so here we go!! (I’m sorry this is so long) /cracks knuckles
They are under Fantagio Entertainment which houses several actors and the groups Hello Venus and 5urprise. The boys first appeared around Feb 2014 as a part of the iTeen project, Fantagio’s rookie project channel, where random clips from auditions, dance practices, birthday surprises, etc were released to showcase Fantagio’s boy and girl rookies. They also did performances frequently at Lotte World during the end of the year. The project was used as a means to determine who would be debuting apparently and eventually six out of the seven boy rookies were chosen to be a part of Astro. You will see them tagged sometimes as both astro and iteen mainly because the astro tag is dominated by astrology posts at the moment and it’s easier to find content in the iteen tag.
Starting August 2015, Astro began predebut promotional activities by participating in the web drama, To Be Continued. They are currently doing a nationwide promotional project called the Meet U Project.
The six members are, from oldest to youngest:
- MJ (1994/03/05, 22 yrs old in Korean age): His real name is Kim Myungjun and he is a vocalist. He has a gorgeous voice. He may be the oldest but he is extremely playful. He makes lame jokes and does silly things like pretend a clothes iron is a phone. He once aired his balls onscreen. He has tons of aegyo and puts lots of hearts and smiley faces and ~~~ signs in his fancafe posts. He got a one year scholarship to Seoul National University and his favorite marvel charcter is Iron Man. His favorite color is mint. His blood type is O.
- JinJin (1996/03/15, 20 yrs old in Korean age): His real name is Park Jinwoo and he is the leader of the group and a great rapper! He can play the drums and is the latest to wake up apparently. He is practically the dad of the group. He has really lovely eye smiles. He trolls around with Sanha a fair amount. He says cheesy things for fanservice sometimes.
- Cha Eunwoo (1997/03/30, 19 years old in Korean age): His real name is Lee Dongmin and his is a vocalist. He wakes up the earliest and is an ambassador for the Shara Shara brand (he even did a skincare routine-ish vid). He’s really really pretty. He likes like cheese-flavored fried chicken. He’s super cute, one time on the fancafe they were playing a quick counting game in the messages where they spelled out the numbers, and Dongmin typed in 3 on accident and immediately went whoops and said that he would treat them to chicken. He plays with Sanha and they really adorable. His blood type is B.
- Moon Bin (1998/01/26, 18 years old in Korean age): His real name is also Moon Bin and he is a vocalist, rapper, and dancer. He has a lot of fans as he played one of the mini-DBSK kids (mini-Yunho) in DBSK’s Balloons MV. He was a super cute, smiley child. He is best friends with iKON’s Chanhee who was also a mini-DBSK kid and used to be a Fantagio trainee. He has about 6000 fans on his personal fancafe and was well-recognized since young. He dances so well and is a tease. He can make lattes! He’s so adorable, it hurts me so.
- Rocky (1999/02/25, 17 years old in Korean age): His real name is Park Minhyuk and he is a rapper and dancer. He auditioned for Korea’s Got Talent in 2011. He is a level four in taekwondo (he taught Moonbin once). He’s a little quiet on camera occasionally but a total cutie. He is one of the two big eaters in the group and one time Moonbin tried to feed him but he rejected it bc it was too small of an offering lol. He plays well though. He is considered a dancing machine (seriously look at him).
- Yoon Sanha (2000/03/21, 16 years old Korean age): His real name is also Yoon Sanha and he is the maknae of the group and a vocalist. He is a growing giant who is currently profiled at 181 cm or 5 ft 11. He is pretty flexible though because apparently he can fit into a duffel bag. He seems to also have the deepest singing voice in the group (don’t quote me on that tho)? He is the cutest kid, honestly, who can’t drink coffee and is made to do aegyo even though he is naturally very cute. He is scared of ghosts. Don’t let his cuteness fool you though bc he can be a little brat to his hyungs. He plays the guitar.
They have done tons of covers including but not limited to:
- Vixx’s Voodoo Doll and BTS’s Boy in Luv
- TVXQ’s Maximum and EXO’s Growl
- 2NE1′s Lonely
- Girls Day’s Something (i wish it was longer)
- BTS’s War of Hormone
- Block B’s Nanlina
- GD x Taeyang’s Good Boy
- Shinee’s Sherlock
- Got7′s A
They are really just a bunch of silly, loveable dorks! Please love them! Their debut date is up in the air at the moment but should be approaching sometime within the few months to a year is my guess. ^_^