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Stage Name              온유 (Onew)
Real Name                : 이진기 (Lee Jin Ki)
Date of Birth                 : 14th December 1989 
Origin                              : Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Study Profile                :-  high school:- Kwangmyong Information Industry High School( IT school), 
                                               University:- chungwoon University (majoring in Music  Broadcasting)
Family                            : Father, mother
Occupation                   : Singer, musical actor, MC
Instruments played  : Piano
Years Active                : 2008-Present
Company                       : SM Entertainment
Casted                             : 2006 SM Academy Casting
Related acts                  : 샤이니 (SHINee), position LEADER & VOCALIST
Height                             : 177 CM
Blood                              : O
Specialty                        : Singing, piano, Chinese
Favourite colours      : Yellow and Green
Sangatae@condition meaning :- From the reality show YunHaNamDul his gag ‘Onew Condition’ where he
                                                                 spaces out or does random things that make no sense in the situation he’s   
                                                                 in – Shinee have made it an illness for him (lol) Onew condition has also 
                                                                  been found to be contagious.
Random Facts : 
-Likes Sundubu (a type of tofu) : Known for his bright cheery smile ♥


1. Nicknamed “tofu”. “Pure tofu”, “ondubu”, they all refer to him. Uses the introduction “I am only~you~ Onew” taught to him by Leeteuk and at times, switches to “Hello, my name is Michael Jackson(sincerely)!”

2. Feels shy about presenting himself to people, and because of it, he did not dare to participate in auditions. When he was a trainee, everyone else seems to be improving everyday, while he seems to be staying stagnant and not improving, that to him is the saddest period of his life up till now.

3. When performing on stage for the first time, he could not see anything in front of him, and even forgot the lyrics before going up on stage. But he thought of his parents who were sitting in front of the stage, he thought “Yes, I must look for them”, and thus calmed down gradually.

4. The Leader who commits the most mistakes during practices; the Leader who feels respoonsible for the group and solves problem, the Leader who will just zone out from time to time, the Leader who still stays strong despite sporting swollen, red eyes under the glaring lights, the Leader who cries in the car secretly after getting injured.

5. “Rather than saying that I use certain methods to make the sunbaes like me, I am just working hard to be respectful.” It is this thought that accompanies the 90 degree bow everytime.

6. Infamous NG King. “You just cannot not NG can’t you!” (KEY)

7. “Honestly, amongst all of the SHINee members, in the terms of looks, physique, exp
ression…and everything is charismatic and the only phrase to describe the person is ‘near perfection’, that member is — ME!”

8. Good in studying, was second in the entire school before. To him, it’s nothing to be very proud of, because everyone has their own strengths that is irreplaceable by others, isn’t it more important to discover that strength and make use of it?

9. Because he got curious after hearing that “if there is something heavy on your chest, your thoughts will become heavy too, and you will experience illusions”, so he went went to sleep hugging a box, hoping to enter a land of illusions but nothing happened…

10. Looks gentle and quiet, but is very ambitious at attempting to be humourous, is always very enthusiastic about trying various methods to hype up the atmosphere behind the scenes. Also possesses the ability to freeze the atmosphere with whatever he says, but there are just once or twice a year when people do feel that he is funny.

11. ‘What should you do if you are a victim of the SHINee poison?’ ” …Go to the hospital for cure! (innocently, seriously)

12. Can be quite blur at times. “Our album will be released in May (firmly) …. It’s already August now?! ….Oh then it should be in September…Ah (manager glares at him) No no, it’s in August, end of August…”

13. His idea type is something who has character, good personality, is responsible, knows how to cook, looks good in appearance, the hands must be especially pretty, and the most important aspect — it must be a noona!

14. If met with unbearable situations, changes mindset from “I have to do ____ before its fine?” to “It’s just doing _____ then it will be alright” and it will work. Be it heaven or hell, what matters is how you view it.

15. Tied his hair with the filigree(the golden strip thing) used to package bread, that was when he was really young, and had really long hair…

16. Strong at adapting, when dressing up as a girl for the first time, he felt fascinated and awkward, but after awhile he was able to start dancing sexy dances. If he does changes into a girl? He would probably date Key. Unique, strong personality, very interesting, just like his cup of tea.

17. Does not hide his worry about the possibility of him commiting mistakes because he is does not feel capable of it. “Can I do it well?”, “Will it be safe?”, “Will I get into trouble?”, whatever comes to mind he will voice it out, and after that, will feel more daring to continue on.

18. Suffers from the “Floudering about” syndrome, will sink into a state of baffling nervousness whenever he does not know how to answer something. When it comes to handling the direction of a conversation, it will be fine if he is not nevous, but once he ends up panicking, he will want to shout “umma”.

19. Will wake up early to make roast meat for Taemin, but sleep is also very important, must have a good sleep, eat well and abstain from unhealthy snacks — how else to maintain such a good complexion?

20. The most memorable present. the most treasured present, the happiest present received: Everyone’s love. How about using this year’s Newcomer Award to repay that? That is a precious gift that can only received once in a lifetime, want to receive it, and then…Hehe, not telling you! …Did I say that?…Eh….


Matters needing attention:

Onew condition: Turning quiet suddenly, not talking to anyone, just sitting there in a daze; committing mistakes in most unlikely and unexpected situations, it is fine that others are baffled and fascinated by it but the main thing is that he does not even know why, muddles up from time to time, for details refer to point 12 above. If any of the above mentioned is committed, it is termed the “Onew condition”.

The X catalyst: Forcefully trying to bring him back into the reality world; questions why he commits such a baffling mistake; and reasoning with him.

The O catalyst: Wait for him to return to earth; laugh along with him. If he falls or trips, silently observe if he is trying to conceal his pain and divert other’s attention from his injury with his smile; take what he says as the final say, do not take it too seriously, since most of the time he commits blunders on what everyone else already know, even if he does not correct it, you will already know the right answer…


credits: atlantis-x @ soompi




1.He thinks that spaghetti is more interested than key
2.Onew most like to remember the wonderful experience with tofu (tofu) when he was a child.
3.His Hobby is sleeping
4.When someone disturbing him when he reading book,he will really hate it.
5.Onew is graduated from IT High School.
6. Usually Onew smiles a lot, but Taemin say Onew looks strange if he more serious.
7.His faforite Super Junior’s member is Lee Teuk. 8.Onew believe you can change lives with just one word.
9. Onew carried Rubix everywhere and play it if he was bored.
10. When he was little, Onew often bring food from food stores.
11. Onew had 2 MP3 players because he feared one of them battery runs out.
12. Parents and share with her classmates.
13. Onew really like toothbrushes for long.
14. Onew using glasses when dance rehearsal
15.According Onew, reading it helped him write the lyrics.
16. Minho like character in the manga for onew.
17.According Taemin, Onew play a role as the eldest brother in SHINee.
18. Onew ever imitate the way the movements of dogs, but eventually he realized that he was human.
19.Yoogeun or chicken? The answer is… CHICKEN! Why? Because the chicken has been together for 22 years. 20.Onew sometimes be autistic on something.
21.Onew want to have a lot of money so he can buy ship and enjoy life.
22.Onew says, Jonghyun is a harp, Key is like his name; key, Minho like a book, and Taemin like a drum.
23.Onew want to learn to draw good.
24.Onew did not care about dating or marriage.
25.He looks soft and quiet, but she was very ambitious to be someone who is humorous.
26.During the Ring Ding Dong Onew, Jonghyun, and Taemin diagnosed with swine flu.
27.Onew would speak formally on his wive if he was married.
28.Onew diligent study. He’s got two parallel ranking in school, but according to him is not something to be proud. 29.According Onew, he’s not special.
30.Onew want to be August,in movie  Rush August.
31.Yoogeun ever say  if he missed Onew-Appa, who makes her mother do not believe it.
32. Mother Yoogeun asked again, then Yoogeun replied “I miss Onew-Appa.”
33.Jonghyun delighted to hear the fact that he’s younger than Onew.
34.Onew would go to farms and work to prove how long he will last there.
35. Onew think that spending money to Taemin is a waste.
36. If you want to be  Onew’s friend, at least you have been friends with since junior high Onew.
37. Since childhood, Onew goal is to become a scientist.
38. If Onew had a girlfriend, he would sing and play piano for her.
39. Onew does not like other people call him by his real name.
40. Ideal type Onew:have own character, good personality, knows how to cook, and good behavior.
41.When was the first time, Onew can not see anything in front of him and then he forgot the lyrics before appearing on the stage.
42. If Onew turned into a girl, she would choose Key as his lover. Because Key is unique, strong personality, and very interesting.
43. When Onew should lead a discussion, Onew sure he’s not nervous, but once he was panic, he immediately shouted “umma!”
44.All members of SHINee is the last child or an only child.
45. Onew has the expertise to freeze the atmosphere with whatever he says, people say he is very funny while doing it.
46.Before Onew become a singer, he joined a concert, after he cast.
47. During the concert, she sang the song “Do It”.
48. Onew was graduate from Changwoon University.
49.Time in college, he majoring in broadcasting  music.
50.Kyuhyun Super Junior wrote “Jinki (Onew) who has many secrets.” In ‘thanks to’ of his album.
51.Onew have a super big mobile phone strap, white and black striped tiger-shaped doll.
52.Recognition Onew, “I bought a car for my father with the money that I got the first time.”
53.Then Onew uncle called him and said he was a good kid.
54.Onew then explained, “This vehicle 2700cc. My father did not have a car for 10 years, so I presented him a car. “
55. Onew says, during exercise, to lose weight he woke up at 5 am and swim for an hour.
56. Also, to lose weight, Onew walk to school which takes approximately 1 hour each day.
57. Time to go home, Onew skipping as much as 4000 times to lose weight!
58. When asked “What are the advantages possessed by a leader?” Onew said, “We are all handsome.”
59. Onew is CHICKEN MANIAC, who do not know?
60. When Onew  diagnosed got swine flu, his name became famous without planned.
61. Onew ever fell and broke his teeth.
62. Onew had fingers which he called “spicy fingers”.
63. He ever used the “spicy fingers”  to hit Simon D, then he cried.
64. At an event, to encourage Onew, SHINee members sang “Only Youuuu” (anyone remembers this show, right?!)
65. Onew like his eyebrows.
66. According Onew, the best part of her body is her voice.
67. In the Night Star, Onew is famous for ‘its ttakbam’
68. He used his strong ttakbam and destroy  Hwanhee’s acne. LOL
69.Then Hwanhee commented, she had never felt that strong ttakbam earlier.
70. During Award Shows, when the SHINee members wanted to go the restroom, they will ask for the Onew-hyung to accompany them.
71. Onew wrote the lyrics to ‘Your Name’ in the album Lucifer.
72. During the Hello Baby, Onew was advised by a karaoke machine, “You have to practice more before it became a singer.”
73. Onew SHINee miss Shawols during vacuum for 4 months before the album Lucifer.
74.When Onew says something boring and make the atmosphere so bizarre, Key will take over and turn on the atmosphere.*Nyahahaha*
75. One day, in the event fansigning, Onew confusion because he forgot how signatures.
76. Onew not know if he’ll be a singer. Then he decided to become a singer after people said that he has a good voice. 77. Life Motto of Onew: “As much as possible to have all kinds of experiences, because each experience will give birth to something new.”
78. Onew like different genres of books from other people.
79. Onew always carry personal medicines for himself and all the SHINee members because they often do not feel healthy when on the plane.
80.  Onew says, Jonghyun secretly always think of others and care about the people around him.
81.Onew would smile and fighting the pain when he was in front of the camera before the job is finished.
82. SHINee donated $ 10,000 to an orphanage in Cambodia.
83. Onew said that he is not the type of guy who likes to approach a girl.
84. Onew do not usually read the comments and articles in the bulletin associated with SHINee on the internet.
85.He can suddenly turn into a laughing stock in the car when he shouted “bats!” And directly mimic the bat.
86. According Onew, a good person is a person who is very thoughtful of others.
87. Onew and Jonghyun each appoint one another as the best member in SHINee.
88.Onew really like to find a way to turn the atmosphere backstage.
89.He believes that although this is expensive, items that always spends his money is food.
90.During the photoshoot, Onew always turn back and return to the front.
91.He was enrolled in SM Academy in high school, and wages of about 50 million won.
92. Ye Eun Wonder Girls are a girl the first to admit his love for Onew.
93. Onew tries to come up with another name in the musical drama “Brothers Were Brave.”
94. Onew loves imitating Donald Duck.
95. Onew really like to eat snacks.
96. “Among all the SHINee members, a nearly perfect is me!” Said Onew.
97. Onew scared little boy. Why? Because he feared would injure them. Therefore time in Hello Baby, Onew could not go near Yoogeun.
98.If they have show outside the city, Onew not never get a roommate. He always gets a small hotel room alone and no member who would accompany.
99. Onew called ‘Dubu’ as her fans because he likes to eat tofu that are co ‘Dubu’.
100. Onew can not escape from the blanket. If asleep, he would cover his entire body with a blanket and he never caught was eating a snack in the blanket.
Credit: SHINee fanbase


Onew would often visit CD game shops when he was younger so that he could play games for free. Because he felt embarrassed for always playing the games without paying, he eventually purchased the game CD. He did not, however, own the game player for the game.


In elementary school, Onew always became teary-eyed when he wrote letters to his parents because he would remember how late and hard his parents worked. Later in middle school, he would often assist his parents at work instead of hanging out with his friends.


When he entered SM Academy in high school, Onew also took on part-time jobs, including delivering newspapers, to help his parents financially. Besides ranking second in his last year of high school, he became the vice president of the class and achieved consistently high-ranking grades.


His daily schedule in high school included: waking up at dawn to swim or walk to school, paying attention during school, going to train at SM Academy while still in uniform, and going home to jumping rope 1,000 times.


After his debut, Onew is still the same humble and hardworking person as before. Whether it be his performances or “Night Star” recordings, Onew always greets everyone with a smile. He tries to help others whenever possible.
During one “Night Star” recording, blood was donated. Onew even greeted and thanked fans who did not donate blood. Also, because Onew has had a very busy schedule with programs during the day and “Night Star” recordings at night, he has lost a great amount of weight. Whenever he felt hungry, he would sit in the corner and eat a Choco Pie.
Sources: shakizi and vivinjolian
Credit: Koreaboo