JOSHUA is a member of the K-pop boy band SEVENTEEN.


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NameJOSHUA | 조슈아
Full NameJoshua Jisoo Hong | 조슈아 지수 홍
Korean NameHong Jisoo | 홍지수
Date of BirthDecember 30, 1995
HometownLos Angeles, California, USA
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Height177cm | 5′-10″
Shoe Size270mm
Blood TypeA
FamilyMother, Father
EducationDowntown Magnets High School
Years Active2015 – present
PositionSub Vocalist
LabelPledis Entertainment
Official Pageig


Music Video

2014Orange CaramelMy Copycat


  • He is from downtown Los Angeles (nearby STAPLES Center).
  • His assistant pastor named him Joshua.
  • The 18-year-old Joshua was scouted by a manager of Pledis Entertainment at Jangteo (Korean festival that takes place in LA’s Koreatown).
  • He got into Pledis as a trainee in 2013 and made his debut as a member of SEVENTEEN in 2015.
  • Training Period: 2 years and 2 months
  • He is a Christian and was in his church praise team when he was in LA.
  • Motto
    : Work hard, play hard.
    : Believe in yourself.
  • He respects his parents the most.
  • If he was not a singer, he would have been a Korean medicine doctor.
  • His childhood dream was to become a hotel CEO.
  • John Mayer inspired him to become a singer.
  • Pasta is the best dish that he can cook.
  • He cannot eat raw oysters.
  • He is afraid of cockroaches.
  • The first album he ever bought was SEVENTEEN’s album.
  • He has a driver’s license.
  • Nickname: Shua, Josh, Gentleman


  • Color: black, white, rainbow
  • Film Genre: romantic comedy
  • Flower: white roses
  • Ice Cream Flavor: vanilla
  • Music Genre: acoustic
  • Number: 7
  • Scent: floral (roses, sunflowers, pine needle)
  • Season of the Year: fall, winter
  • Subject in School: English literature


  • Mother
    She moved to America when she was in high school.
    She is a Korean medicine doctor.
  • Father
    He moved to America when he was in high school.
    He runs a business.

References: Carat Magazine, CelebEnglish, Fan Sign Event, SEVENTEEN Star Road EP14, SEVENTEEN TV, 2017 Say The Name Concert Pamphlet, August 2020 HMV&BOOKS, 201101 Youngstreet

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