Jeongin, also known by his stage name I.N, is the youngest member of Stray Kids. Born on February 8, 2001, in Busan, South Korea, Jeongin has quickly made a name for himself in the K-pop industry. Here are some interesting facts about Jeongin and his journey as a member of Stray Kids.

Early Life and Training

Jeongin was born in Busan, South Korea. He has two brothers, an older and a younger one. He attended the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA), where he studied Applied Music. Interestingly, he was a child model when he was only seven years old.


Jeongin was raised in Busan, where he lived with his parents and two older sisters. Before he was a trainee, Jeongin attended an arts school, where he learned to sing and dance. However, he initially had no interest in becoming a singer until he was inspired by EXO’s Baekhyun’s performance in the song “Growl”. This inspired Jeongin to pursue a career in music.

Jeongin became a JYP Entertainment trainee in 2018, after being accepted through the 14th JYP Open Audition. He trained for only seven months before making his debut as a member of Stray Kids.

Debut as a Member of Stray Kids

Jeongin made his debut as a member of Stray Kids in March 2018 with their pre-debut extended play (EP) titled “Mixtape”. The EP was a success and Stray Kids continued to gain popularity with the release of their debut album “I Am Not” in 2018.

Jeongin’s Talent and Personality

Despite being the youngest member of the group, Jeongin has a powerful and versatile voice, which he showcases in many of Stray Kids’ songs. He also has strong dance skills and is known for his incredible flexibility.

Jeongin is also known for his cute and bubbly personality, which has made him a fan favorite. His positivity and bright smile have earned him the nickname “Squirrel” among Stray Kids’ members and fans.

Jeongin’s Hobbies and Interests

Jeongin is a multitalented individual with a range of hobbies and interests. He is an avid reader and enjoys spending time reading books and comics. He also enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and listening to music.

Jeongin is also interested in fashion and enjoys experimenting with different styles. He is often seen wearing unique and trendy outfits, which have made him a fashion icon among his fans.

Jeongin’s Future Aspirations

Jeongin has big aspirations for the future. In an interview, he shared that he would like to become a musician who can write and produce his own music. He also hopes to be able to collaborate with other artists and create music that will touch people’s hearts.

Jeongin’s motto in life is “No matter what happens, always be positive and think positively”. This positive outlook on life has helped him to overcome many challenges and has made him an inspiration to many fans.


Jeongin, also known as I.N, is an incredibly talented and inspiring member of Stray Kids. Despite being the youngest member, Jeongin has made a significant impact on the K-pop industry and has captured the hearts of fans around the world. His positivity, talent, and unique personality make him a valuable member of Stray Kids and a rising star in the music industry.


Jeongin fun facts

Training and Nicknames

Jeongin trained for two years before debuting with Stray Kids. His bandmates have given him several nicknames, including Desert Fox, Our Maknae, Spoon Worm Yang, and Bean Worm. He is known for his special ability to sing trot and thinks his most charming point is his braces, which he had for over two years. He had his braces removed on January 17th, 2019.

Hobbies and Preferences

Jeongin enjoys listening to rock and pop songs and watching mukbang, which are videos of people eating food. He is known to be clumsy and is the first member to wake up in the dorm. His favorite season is winter, and he loves puppies but doesn’t like beans. His favorite color used to be hot pink, but now it’s green. He likes fried chicken but prefers ketchup over mustard. He also likes to eat kalguksu with geotjeori.

Role Models and Aspirations

Jeongin’s role model is Bruno Mars, and he wanted to become a singer after elders asked him to sing trot in front of them. If he wasn’t in Stray Kids, he would be a singer or an elementary school teacher. He has lived in a dorm for one year and nine months and is responsible for doing laundry. His motto is “Let’s have a good time!”.

Relationships and Accomplishments

Jeongin has a close relationship with his bandmates, particularly with Hyunjin. He and Hyunjin eat together a lot, and Hyunjin helps him about ten times a day. He has made a cameo in the Web drama “A-Teen Season 2” ep 16 (2019) alongside Hyunjin. He is also a part of a friend group called 이즈 (ee-z) with TXT Beomgyu, Enhypen Heeseung and Just B Lim Jimin.

In conclusion, Jeongin is a talented and charming member of Stray Kids, who has accomplished much at a young age. He has a unique personality and interests, and fans love him for his endearing qualities. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this bright young star.

You can also check out the Stray Kids official website. You can also check out my post on Han Jisung and Seungmin.

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