Stage Name: Kim Byeongkwan (formerly known as Jason)
Birth Name: Kim Byeongkwan (김병관)
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
Birthday: August 13, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Blood Type: A
Kim Byeongkwan Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He has a brother.
– In May 2018 it was announced that changed his stage name from Jason to his real name (Byeongkwan)
– He was inspired to become a singer after watching Rain’s Rainism. He told his father the next day and immediately enrolled him into a dance academy. (BNT interview)
– Jason was in the same team with iKon’s Junhoe in Kpop Star (he’s the one in the blue hoodie)
– After he came out from Hanlim Multi Art School, he participated to different auditions but kept getting eliminated in the 3rd round.
– In 2014, he won the JYP’s 11th audition stage and trained in JYP until sometime in 2015.
– He trained under JYP along his bandmate Chan.
– He was a member of a dance team called “Urban Boyz”.
– He said that he has the lightest skin among the members.
– He said he often wears lenses but his natural eyes color is bright brown.
– His hobby is playing games (mostly PC games)
– His favorite color is sky blue.
– He likes soccer.
– He has a good sense of humor. (Makeastar project)
– He said he’s the laziest member in A.C.E. (Twitter QNA)
– He lived in Canada for 8 months when he was in the 5th grade.
– He is close with Got7’s Yugyeom. They learned dance together in middle school before Yugyeom got into JYP (Soompi’s Soulmate interview)
– He is also close with ASTRO Jinjin since High School (Soompi Interview)
– He appeared on “Age of Youth 2” along with the other A.C.E members.
– He can speak English. He talked to fans on Facebook live going back and forth with Korean and English.
– He was a participant in in YG’s survival program “MIXNINE”.
– He was in the Top 12 Visual Male in MIXNINE ranked & chosen by Knetz (he was on #9)
– He ended MIXNINE on ranked 4th. (He was in the debuting team, but the debut got cancelled)