Name: Jo Kwangmin (조광민), グァンミン (Guanmin)
Birthday: April 24, 1995
Blood Type: A
Height: a bit over 180CM
Star Sign: Taurus
My favourite colour: Black
Idol: Chris Brown
Educational Background : School of Performing Arts Seoul
Experience: Truth game(진실게임), All my love (몽땅내사랑)(2011)
Random Facts & Quotes:
01. Kwangmin is the younger twin
02. Kwangmin has a slightly deeper voice than Youngmin
03. The twins have a younger brother named Hyunmin
04. Kwangmin and Youngmin can’t do gag, their gags are not funny at all
05. Kwangmin is a 1st year student in Seoul School of Performing Arts along with members Youngmin and Minwoo
06. “Kwangmin has a longer jawline…” -Hyunseong
07. He used to train under JYP Entertainment along with his brother, Youngmin
08. Kwangmin asks Minwoo for help when he forgets the dance moves
09. Kwangmin is bad at knowing the atmosphere
10. Kwangmin is very good at sharing things
11. Kwangmin is the shyer twin
12. Kwangmin is known as the prankster
13. The twins are known as SS501 Kim Hyun Joong’s look-a-like
14. Kwangmin wanted to go blonde too but the company said no
15. The twins shared backpack when going to recording
16. Kwangmin sit in a mermaid style since he was young and still does now
17. Kwangmin has been in over 300 CFs along with his brother, Youngmin
18. The twins name “YoungKwang” means “honor”
19. Due to Kwangmin’s shyness, he gets less camera time compared to Youngmin
20. The twins are scared of firecrackers
21. Kwangmin once shared a room with Youngmin and Jeongmin at the dorm but they complain for it to be too quiet
22. Kwangmin had his MC debut on June 18th, 2011 on MBC Show! Music Core alongside member Youngmin, T-ara’s Jiyeon, miss A’s Suzy and BEAST’s Doojoon and Yoseob in place for SHINee’s Onew and Minho
23. Kwangmin wants to be the type of boyfriend who cares for his lover silently
24. Kwangmin wants to walk around the park and then present his girlfriend with a ring like a typical style of dating.
25. Kwangmin said in an interview that he been very busy recently and he haven’t talk or meet his family at all. Suddenly, Youngmin yelled out “BUT IM YOUR FAMILY!”
26. When the twins were little, they did everything together
27. When they were little, Kwangmin would always be there when Youngmin had a CF or any other shooting.
28. Kwangmin is a fan of Dynamic Duo
29. The twins’ father dreamed of being a singer himself
30. Kwangmin is too hyper or active
31. The twins sleep at the same time and in the same position
32. Kwangmin is clumsier than Youngmin
33. Kwangmin was one of the characters acting in KBS “All My Love” along with members Youngmin and Minwoo
34. Kwangmin appeared in SISTAR’s debut MV “Push Push” along with members Donghyun and Youngmin.
35. Kwangmin would like Jungmin to be his boyfriend if he was a girl
36. Kwangmin likes soccer
37. Kwangmin likes ddeokbokki
38. Kwangmin likes a movie called “Harmony”
39. The twins have a younger brother who is younger by 2 years
40. Kwangmin likes Pororo
41. Kwangmin likes Korea’s famous rapper, Dynamic Duo sunbaenim, because they’re cool!
42. Kwangmin’s dream used to be a Novelist, but then changed to a singer/rapper
43. Youngmin and Kwangmin don’t fight as much. If they do, they would just talk back to each other nicely or crack some jokes and they’ll be fine
44. Once, Kwangmin had to replaced Youngmin’s photoshoot because Youngmin fell from a swing and cried
45. Kwangmin spends his free time to chat with the other members and the topic they discuss is mostly about music.
46. If Kwangmin has a chance to act, he wants the kind of role like helping the main lead in a drama to do things.
47. Kwangmin and Hyunseong are the ones that has to wake Youngmin up
48. Kwangmin wants to write his own rap lyrics like Dynamic Duo
49. “Kwangmin is like the hyung, but at the end of the day, Youngmin steps up as the real hyung when he has to.” -Donghyun
50. According to Donghyun, even back then the twins had different hair colours
51. 2PM’s Taecyeon once pulled the twins together on stage of KBS Music Bank when 2PM won an award – 2PM’s Taecyeon is the closest with the twins
52. “I’ve cut my hair shorter and practiced making masculine facial expressions every day” -Kwangmin
53. Kwangmin loves Pikachu
54. While promoting their debut song, “Boyfriend”, Kwangmin fractured his thumb and had to perform wearing a cast for over 3 weeks
55. The twins like to eat grapes (cr: Shereen_Aki @ Weibo via boyfriend-champion)
56. According to fans, the twins owns an iPad – and even stuck their names onto it so they wouldnt get mixed up (cr: Shereen_Aki @ Weibo via boyfriend-champion)
57. When asked about what the twins’ different personality of one being more quiet and the other being more lively, Kwangmin admits that he is the quiet one in which the interviewer was shocked of.
58. When asked what role he would like to play in a movie, Kwangmin answered “I want to challenge the role of a criminal, and also the role of a crazy kid who gets himself involved in many situations.”
59. Kwangmin’s ideal girl are ‘girls who are a bit silly, but as bright as sunshine. I like her to be kind-hearted, and have the ability to understand others.’
60. The twins share the same bunk bed with Youngmin on the top bunk and Kwangmin on the lower bunk.
61. “I want to read many books. I am interested in writing lyrics, especially rap. If I read more books, I’ll be able to write better lyrics.” -Kwangmin (57-61, cr: boyfriend-champion)
62. Kwangmin proudly pointed himself as a member he would want to date if he was a girl. [Allkpop Interview]
63. While filming for their music video for “I’ll Be There”, Kwangmin said that his pants ripped once.
64. When the twins are alone, the can’t even say a single word to each other. [W Academy]
65. According to Youngmin, Kwangmin doesn’t speak much when it’s only the two of them together [W Academy]
66. Kwangmin’s bed is filled with Pikachu dolls [W Academy]
67. Kwangmin sleeps on the top bunk [W Academy]
68. Kwangmin’s comment on his personality, “I’m nice, I get excited quickly, I have a lot of symphaty, I’m off the wall, I don’t think, I’m innocent, I’m annoying to others….because the leader said so” [W Academy]
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“He always try to work hard on any situation. especially his passion for singing, when things go wrong instead of giving up he works harder instead. I don’t receive the telepathy that Youngmin sent!”
credits to: [email protected]
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❝ We’re not really close when people are around. (But in front of) Mom, Dad, and the family we’re really close. ❞
— Kwangmin referring to Youngmin
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Kwangmin Interview @ Haru Hana magazine
Q: With regards to your popularity , who do you respect the most ?
A: Korea ’s hiphop group DYNAMIC DUO . Not only do their rap has it’s own personality , it also has their own language belonging to them which also naturally accompanies the music .
Q: If a person you like cries , what would you do to make her laugh ?
A: I would ask her why she’s crying . If she keeps talking , maybe she would stop crying ~
Q: What do you think of people calling you “ 4 Dimensional “ ?
A: I don’t know ( laughs ) . ( JeongMin “ Even when he talks , he would talk about things that aren’t related . “ ( laughs ) ) I think it’s okay , but it looks like it’s different . This is just my personality ( laughs ) .
Q: Before you sleep , what type of songs would you listen to ?
A: Recntly I’ve been listening to Eminem and other overseas hiphop songs .
Q: Being a pikachu fan , are you collecting any items ?
A: Although I like it , but my age is already … ( laughs ) . But until now , I have 20 pikachus arranged on my bed . Now , the area that my pikachus use on my bed is more than what I have . ( laughs )
Favorite item revealed !
The sunglasses that I frequently use at the airport . Normally I don’t use it , I only use it when I’m at the airport . This is because when I wake up in the morning , my eyes would be very tired …
from Haru hana magazine.
Japanese to chinese translations by LeeJayVee
Chinese to english translations by: @Boyfriend_SE for @BoyfriendUpdate.
source: [email protected]
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 Kwangmin and Youngmin on Chinese magazine, fans★fans 戀韓誌11雜 translation!
Q: How were you feeling on the day of the IVY club photoshoot?
Kwangmin: Actually before I became an idol, I already really wanted to try out a school uniform commercial, and I kept thinking, one day I’ll be able to do it, right? I didn’t expect that it’ll really come true! I feel really happy!
Q: Do you prefer wearing school uniform or your own personal clothing?
Youngmin: After becoming an artist, because there’s many promotions going on, so we really do not have much time to experience school life anymore, so now, I actually kinda miss school life, the days of wearing school uniform. I used to think that wearing school uniform wasn’t anything special, but now I actually really want to.
Q: How to wear the school uniform smartly? Give everyone some tips!
Youngmin: I think the most important factor is to buy a size that fits your figure, if it fits it’ll look nice. Many guy friends around me will alter their school uniform to fit them better, and the girls will alter their skirt a little shorter, just like a mini-skirt, often making people stare till their soul is being dragged along* (laughs).
Kwangmin: IVY club has really nice school uniform, wearing it makes my figure look nice, especially the thigh area, which will look longer, it’s really magical! I have never altered my school uniform shorter, but I remember altering it to be a little more fitting.
Q: After debuting, because of work, the members of Boyfriend are often unable to go to school, so you guys seem really happy wearing the school uniform today! In school, what do you guys want to do the most?
Youngmin: The thing I wanna do most, ah~ It should most likely be going out after school with my friends to play, hmm?! Before debuting, I often went with friends to arcades to play around, and also often went to my friends’ houses to play, it seems like most of my time was spent with my friends, at least that’s true for middle school and before.
Kwangmin: During middle school I loved playing soccer and basketball, but nowadays I don’t have time to play these sports anymore, what a pity!
Q: Donghyun said that you guys would play soccer with the overseas students near the dormitory, so who wins most of the time? What posts do you twins always play?
Youngmin: It’s equal, sometimes we’ll win too! Usually Minwoo and I would be the goalkeepers (laughs), because it’s the least tiring, we only just have to look at others running around.
Kwangmin: I don’t like activities that require contact with another person, so I also prefer being the goalkeeper (laughs).
Q: Other than school uniforms, what else would you guys like to endorse?
Youngmin: Anything that has got to do with eating is not bad~
Kwangmin: Actually anything is okay, if anyone is willing to get us to endorse, I think I’ll be willing to try anything out!
Q: What’s the biggest difference between the you twins?
Kwangmin: It should be our personality! Youngmin-hyung is more lively and outgoing, while I’m more of an introverted, quiet person.
Q: Besides the twins, there is also a younger brother at home, discuss about how your younger brother is different from you guys?
Youngmin: He’s still very small! Because I’m the older brother, so I really want to take care of him. His personality is more similar to Kwangmin, he has a 4D personality too!
Q: Besides executing the school uniform perfectly, Kwangmin’s airport fashion has also come into the spotlight, what do you have to say about this?
Kwangmin: Haha, I really want to thank all the people who love my style, and everytime to look better I spend a lot of time thinking and planning what to wear! I am liking the color black more recently, because black seems to fit everything perfectly, and I also like to use hats to add in an extra point.
Q: Members all seem to think that Youngmin has a slower personality, do you ever wanna change it?
Youngmin: Actually I’ve never really noticed this point, but after some serious thought I think it’s quite true, it seems like some problems might arise because of my slow personality.
[translations by: honeyrinayu on weloveBoyfriend.wordpress.com][/i]
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