Stage Name: Hongseok (홍석)
Birth Name: Yang Hong Seok (양홍석)
Birthday: April 17, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Label: CUBE Entertainment
– Hongseok has lived in San Diego, Madison (Wisconsin), Singapore (since he was 7-8 years old till he was 15-16 years old), and China (He lived outside Korea for a total of 11 years)
– Hongseok has an older brother named Junseok.
– He can speak Korean, Chinese, English
– Education: Hwa Chong International School (Singapore 2007 – 2010), Tianjin Nankai High School (China), University of International Business and Economics in Beijing (he resigned in order to start his music career)
– His nicknames are: Yang Jr, Hongseokkie, Honggie
– Hobbies: Reading Books, Study Languages
– Former Company: YG Entertainment
– Former contestant of MIX&MATCH (the show that made iKON)
– He auditioned for JYP 9th Audition Final Round in 2012 (Model Team/Vocal Team).
– Modeled alongside HyunA for Clride.n
– He likes Iron Man a lot.
– He likes working out.
– Hongseok thinks his best attribute is his abs.
– He’s the best at cooking in the group according to Jin Ho. Jin Ho calls him the ‘home mom’. (ASC ep 234)
– Hongseok acted in the movie “The Love That’s Left” (2017).
– He’s a cast member of the variety show “Tutor” along with Seventeen’s Vernon, WJSN‘s Luda, etc. Hongseok is the Chinese language tutor.
– Hongseok is a cast member on the show “Real Men 300”.
– He has the driving license. (“Tutor”)
– Hongseok is on the cover of Men’s Health Korea July 2019.
– In Pentagon’s dorm, Hongseok & EDawn used to share a room.
– When asked who he’d like to trade bodies with he said Hui, because of his “fortune” (lol xD) (Pentagon Plays Who’s Who).
– Hongseok’s ideal type is someone with similar preferences, someone he can eat with.