Stephanie: Is back!
SaraG: Today we’re going to talk about Hwanwoong…the tallest member of ONEUS.
Stephanie: The one I can pick out but NEVER remember his name. Or can pronounce it when I see it. Hwanwoong.
SaraG: He’s very very distinctive and lovely, but his name is a challenge. It took me a mintute. Trying separating it into the two syllables.
Stephanie: Whew glad it’s not just me.
SaraG: Exactly, easier if you divide it up. So I say the tallest member of the group because that’s how he always introduces himself…as the tallest member. His online profile…always a lie…puts him at 168 centimeters…approx 5’5″. Now we all know those are a lie.
Stephanie: I wish they wouldn’t. I love the teenie ones.
SaraG: This digital fiction doesn’t hide the fact that even Hongjoong of ATEEZ makes him look teeny.
Stephanie: Which just makes me go squeee. Side question: is there ONEUS fanfic?
SaraG: probably? I haven’t read any yet. I haven’t had time to read much lately.
Stephanie: Sadly same.
SaraG: He’s also quite slight as well as being diminutive.
Stephanie: Slender yet strong.
SaraG: Hwanwoong was a student at SOPA…he is an insanely talented dancer that puts out solo choreo videos under the name Woong.
Stephanie: So is he lead or main dancer?
SaraG: He’s the main dancer, a vocalist, and a rapper…our guy can do it all.
Stephanie: Wow. That is a LOT.
SaraG: And he is such a great dancer. He wanted to become an idol after seeing Rain when he was young…like so many idols we love.
Stephanie: So many idols love Rain! I remember watching a Super M video where they were all talking about Rain.
Stephanie: That is quite the bow.
SaraG: He also plays the guitar, he literally is the perfect idol.
Stephanie: Plays an actual instrument??
SaraG: He DOES.
Stephanie: He really is the whole package.
SaraG: Here, let’s let the others introduce him…
Stephanie: Did I miss how old he is?
SaraG: You did not… he’s a 98 line…August 98…so 21.
Stephanie: Holy crap. He is young. He looks older, not in a bad way, but I would have guessed 23-24?
SaraG: Yeah, he has a mature face.
SaraG: He’s known to be in charge of “being pretty” for the group. Hehehe. He’s the charming one.
Stephanie: Well he is the tallest, it is his job.
SaraG: Obviously. The others…and fans…have nicknamed him the sloth because he’s both lazy and he kind of looks like one. He isn’t really lazy…more of a sleepyhead, the last to get up…doesn’t wash off his makeup at night…that kind of thing.
Stephanie: Because he’s too busy doing everything else.
SaraG: And it doesn’t seem to hurt him any.
SaraG: Look at him…gorgeous.
Stephanie: Waiting for it to load. Come on Vermont internet!
SaraG: He’s also nicknamed peanut and dachshund for obvious reasons.
Stephanie: He is a peanut. I can now see it!
SaraG: He likes to live without too many rules…he says his hobby is playing on the swings. HE HATES DIETS.
Stephanie: Playing on the swings? Hates diets? He is my jam!
SaraG: He really is…He’s one of those idols that looks completely different on and off stage. Offstage he is this silly, squirmy, excitable joy and on stage he is pure sex.
Stephanie: Those are always a fun surprise. What up, Mingi.
SaraG: He used to be on Pledis with SVT and Nu’est. He was a finalist on Pledis Hot Debut in 2013 and trained with Boo and DK for a while…you can see a similarity in their styles as idols.
Stephanie: He has a Pledis look to him.
SaraG: He DOES!
Stephanie: I can see it!!!
SaraG: and as with many idols of this generation, he was on Produce 101 season 2…He came in 42.
Stephanie: Not terrible.
He calls himself Jeremy on his self-introduction.
Stephanie: Jeremy? Did he grow up elsewhere?
SaraG: I haven’t seen anything about him living elsewhere…my guess is it’s just his English name. The self intros are ALWAYS cringy…don’t judge him.
Stephanie: I want to say I won’t. But I’m judgy.
SaraG: Then never watch that link.
SaraG: Nah, it’s not that bad once you get past the first minute.
Stephanie: This from lit? Love that video and look.
SaraG: It is! This is cute…the subs are bad but you can get the point…Hwanwoong keeps a diary and the others have read it.
SaraG: Seriously…and he writes his – as they say – like Death Note. It’s a revenge list….today, Leedo didn’t take out the trash.
Stephanie: No. Way. Haahahahhha.
SaraG: He’s also hard on himself in it, but it’s funnier to see the stuff he said about Keonhee during dance practice. Keonhee didn’t care either.
Stephanie: Keonhee!!! I luf Keonhee.
SaraG: He’s all charm and silly, that one.
Stephanie: The sassy tall one.
SaraG: He also does taekwondo and considers it one of his strengths in dance. No makeup, ready for bed.
Stephanie: Can’t wait to see it when I’m not on Vermont internet!
SaraG: HAHAHAHAH The links will be here waiting for you.
SaraG: This is our Hwanwoong…. ready for a tiny test or do you need to wait for better internet?
Stephanie: Hit me. Let’s see. Vermont is thwarting my lustful learning!
SaraG: Did you say lustful?
SaraG: that one is tough so I’m just being silly (though I can name them….)
Stephanie: He’s the middle blond one!
SaraG: HE IS Middle as in the almost kiss.
Stephanie: He, honestly, is SUPER visible. Swooon it does look like a kiss.
SaraG: To me, this whole groups is very different from each other and from any other idol…with the exception of Xion, who has a literal idol twin, they all look like themselves.
Stephanie: Bring in the fanfic!
SaraG: He and Ravn – the other sleeping kisser – are often shipped in fic I think.
Stephanie: BLONDE! Once I’m on real-world internet I will look for some for us.
SaraG: I think fic and shipping loves to pair our pocket idols with everyone.
Stephanie: LMC. Blonde. Is he always? He’s so pretty.
SaraG: I have no idea what LMC means. And yes, he’s always pretty and usually has light hair.
Stephanie: I can’t write on the pic with this internet, his jacket says LMC.
SaraG: HAHAHAHAHA yes! That’s him and Leedo.
SaraG: They are seriously the cutest.
Stephanie: Well, he is the one who is Hwanwoong.
SaraG: You are correct!!! With Leedo and Seoho. Seoho with a star, because obviously, we have stars in common.
Stephanie: I think we all can see…Stephanie has got Hwanwoong DOWN!
SaraG: She really, really does…once she remembers his name cold turkey. I considered myself as having them before I could always recall his name. don’t worry.
SaraG: Our next and final lesson will be the maknae – Xion!
Choose your own adventure! Skip around the class here:
ONEUS: The Group
Xion (Class scheduled 3/21)
Final Exam (Class scheduled 3/28)