Real Name: Bae Jinyoung (배진영)
Birthday: May 10, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Taurus (Western), Dragon (Eastern)
From: Seoul, South Korea
Agency: C9 Entertainment
Position(s): Vocalist, visual line
Claim to Fame on the Show: Though always popular and noticed for his looks, Jinyoung was known for being very shy and lacking in stage presence. In his audition, he could barely look up from the floor. But he improved significantly during the second half of the show, ending in him winning the center position during the final performance (which probably secured his spot in Wanna One).
Jinyoung returned to C9 Entertainment and debuted as a soloist on April 26, 2019 with the single “Hard to Say Goodbye.” He then debuted with C9 Entertainment’s boy group CIX on July 23, 2019. (This group also includes two former YG Entertainment trainees who competed on Mix Nine and YG’s Treasure Box.). CIX has released two mini albums and is currently preparing for a comeback.
Other Activities Outside of Wanna One (during active period):
Music Video Appearance
“Rolly” by Good Day / CJ E&M / 2017 (Good Day was a girl group from C9 Entertainment that debuted in 2017. They actually just re-debuted as the girl group Cignature in 2020.)