Jinjin is recognized as a charismatic idol who has both a sharp side and an adorable side. Even though his face looks cool at first glance, but he is actually someone with a warm heart. The perfect combo is a sentence that could describe this boy. A multi-talented idol who is good at rapping, dancing, and playing instruments, such as the drums. In conclusion, everything about Jinjin is very interesting to explore, learn, and discuss. In this article, Channel Korea will provide you with a detailed rundown of everything about ASTRO’s Jinjin, such as his full profile, dating news, his tattoo, and his latest news. So, stay tuned!
Jinjin’s Full Profile
JinJin was born with the birth name Park Jin-woo on March 15th, 1996, in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He has an older brother. This 174 cm tall and 63 kg weighing boy has a warm personality that matches someone who has the blood type A and the zodiac sign Pisces. On February 23rd, 2016, this boy made his debut with boy group ASTRO under Fantagio Entertainment. In ASTRO he goes by the stage name JinJin which stands for ‘Angelic Smile’ because he smiles often and his smile is so sweet. JinJin is doing his activities in ASTRO with his group-mates including MJ, Cha Eun-woo, Moonbin, Rocky, and Sanha. JinJin’s position in the band is leader, main rapper, and lead dancer. Before joining Fantagio Entertainment as a trainee, JinJin attended NY Dance Academy in Ilsan. Then he joined Fantagio and became a trainee in 2013 up until his debut with ASTRO. This boy has so many talents other than rapping. He can speak Korean, English, and basic Chinese well. He even can play the drums and is good at beatboxing. Jinjin even entered Hanlim Multi Art School with the highest entry score with his dance house in 2012 and graduated in 2015. Not only he is active in music, but JinJin also took part in Fantagio’s web dramas To Be Continued and Soul Plate with his other group members. He has good connections with other idols and singers. JinJin was once featured in Eric Nam’s song “Can’t Help Myself” and he attended the same school with his label-mate Ong Seung-woo, but Seung-woo is a senior. Before debuting as an idol, JinJin used to be a street dance artist and he was in the same street dance team as GOT7’s Yugyeom. In ASTRO’s dorm, he shares a room with Moonbin and JinJin is a typical friendly and warm person that the members feel very comfortable to be around although he is the leader.
In June 2019, ASTRO’s Jinjin dating rumor went viral at some websites such as Koreaboo and Allkpop and Jinjin’s fan-site. That started because one of Jinjin’s fan-site masters was closed down. Aroha (ASTRO’s fandom name) asked questions and were very curious about that issue. Then, the fan-site explained the reason for the close-down of the fan-site and the suspicion of JinJin having a girlfriend.
ASTRO’s Jinjin’s Fan-site Closed Down
On June 14th, 2019, one popular fan-site of ASTRO’s Jinjin posted about closing down explaining the reason on a Twitter account. She accused Jinjin of having a girlfriend. She shared her experience from an ASTRO fan signing event where Jinjin was asked about a nickname he would like for himself which would be used by his fans in 2019, to which he answered ‘Ddanggeul Jinjin’ which means ‘soft Jinjin.’ Anyone might think that it’s a nickname given to someone by his girlfriend while fans thought the name was just so cute. Translation: “Close. When I asked a nickname for this year, he wrote one without hesitation. Anyone would have thought that it was a girlfriend’s cat name. He was just thinking fans would think that it’s just a cute name, saying the name suited him well and fans would like it. So, let’s refrain from wearing couple’s shoes during schedules.” Later someone then found the alleged girlfriend’s Instagram account who posted a photo of her cat. Then that ‘someone’ asked her about her cat’s name randomly. It’s written in the comment column she said, “Is it Ddonggeul?” to which it was replied from the account owner with, “It’s Ddanggeul.” Translation: “I asked Jinwoo (Jinjin’s real name) if he wants a nickname to be called this year, then he wrote down ‘Ddaenggeul Jinjin (soft Jinjin).’ Jinwoo has a sharp personality but seeing him say this himself is adorable. Ddaenggeul Jinwoo, this year too, Fighting!” After that, many fans assumed that the issue was true and they tried to pry into the couple’s accessories and clothes that allegedly prove the idol is indeed dating. They found many stuff that looks like couple’s stuff such as a couple’s bracelet and couple’s shoes. They assumed that the alleged girlfriend posted a photo of her boyfriend hugging and kissing a cat. The boyfriend was suspected of being Jinjin because he wore a hat and a shirt that looked like something Jinjin would have worn. After the issue went viral, “Jinjin’s girlfriend” became trending on Twitter Korea. However, to this day, ASTRO’s Jinjin and his agency, Fantagio Entertainment have not confirmed the news of their idol having a girlfriend.
After the rumors of ASTRO’s Jinjin went viral, fans gave their positive and negative responses. Some of them were understanding of the situation and were fine with the issue because it was part of their idol’s privacy. They thought that Jinjin deserves to have a girlfriend because that is not a sin. Meanwhile, on the other hand, some fans were upset with the news. They thought that he should not have made it so obvious, however, they were also in disbelief because it has not yet been proven that he is seeing someone special. His fans said that they want Jinjin to cooly admit this rumor if he really is dating instead of dropped some vague clues that are hurting the fans. Some fans also felt sorry for the other ASTRO members such as Cha Eun-woo, Moobin, and Sanha because of these rumors. They thought that Jinjin made a mistake and is shameless when his fellow members have tried their best to promote their group well but he destroyed their efforts with that issue.