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Monsta X Shownu – Member Profile, Facts, and Ideal Types

MONSTA X Shownu Introduction:

Here is Monsta X Shownu’s member profile, facts, and ideal type.

Shownu is a dancer, vocalist, and the leader of the group, although he’s way too humble to call himself a leader.

He was originally supposed to debut in JYP’s GOT7, but he had to leave the company due to his absences.

He made his debut in Starship’s NUBOYZ, but unfortunately it disbanded.

He was given another opportunity to become an idol through Starship Entertainment’s reality survival show, “No Mercy”, where he thrived and became a leader for the group.

He’s a bit awkward, loves to exercise, and works really hard. He does all that he can to ensure the success of the group, including creating a majority of the group’s choreography.

Check out his profile and facts below:

Shownu Biography:

  • Stage Name: Shownu.
  • Real Name: Son Hyun Woo.
  • Nickname: Robot, Showtle.
  • Position: Leader, vocalist, dancer.
  • Age/Born: June 18, 1992.
  • Hometown: Changdong, Donbonggu, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Astrological Zodiac Sign: Gemini.
  • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Monkey
  • Height: 181 cm or 5 feet 11 inches.
  • Weight: 74kg or 163 lbs.
  • Blood Type: O.

Monsta X Shownu Member Profile and Facts

Favorites Facts:

  • Favorite Foods: Any type of meat.
  • Favorite Hobbies: Listening to music, creating dance choreography, exercising.
  • Favorite Color: Black.
  • Favorite Celebrities: Gong Hyojin, SISTAR’s Soyou, GOT7 members.
  • Favorite type of woman/Ideal type: A pure woman, someone like actress Gong Hyojin. He doesn’t mind dating noona’s as long as they’re younger than his mother.

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MONSTA X Shownu’s Miscellaneous Facts:

  • He used to be a member of Starship’s NUBOYZ before they disbanded.
  • He used to be a trainee for JYP Entertainment for 2 years.
  • He was being considered to debut in GOT7, but he had to leave JYP due to training absences. It turned out the best for us because now he’s with MONSTA X!
  • He was called the “2nd Rain” during his JYP audition because of his singing and dancing skills.
  • Not ironically, Rain was the artist who inspired him to pursue a career in the music industry.
  • He was a lead back-up dancer for Lee Hyori’s “BAD GIRL”.
  • He was also in D-Unit’s “Talk to my Face”.
  • He’s considered the father of MONSTA X because of his age.
  • He says that his best physical feature is his arms.
  • He plays games on his iPad every night before sleeping.
  • He’s the member who takes the longest in the bathroom.
  • He thinks that MONSTA X’s Minhyuk would be a natural leader.
  • The other members believe that he’s awkward to have conversations with sometimes.
  • He says that he’s awkward, so when he participates in conversations with others, the mood becomes solemn, people stop talking and the conversation dies (aww, don’t say that Shownu).
  • To add onto this, during fan sign events, he would give fans curt “yes” or “no” answers to their questions, so they just stopped asking.
  • He starred in Lipstick Jungle in December 2016.


That’s all for MONSTA X’s Shownu, for now. He’s a very capable and humble leader, and we wish him all the success in the world. So he might be a little awkward. We love him even more for it. It’s very endearing.

If you have more information and facts on Shownu, please let us know and we’ll update this profile accordingly! 

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