5:56 pm - 08/20/2013

First Look at YG’s Next Boy Group “Winner” at “WIN” Press Conference



YG Entertainment held a press conference today for their upcoming survival program “WIN: Who Is Next?” which premieres August 23 through the cable channel Mnet at 10PM.

“WIN: Who Is Next?” is being produced by YG Entertainment to select the members of the agency’s next boy group. The agency’s last boy group debut was that of Big Bang seven years ago. Through the program, eleven of YG’s trainees will be divided up into two teams, “A” and “B,” and compete to win over the public’s hearts. Their fate rests in the public’s hands, as fans will be able to vote to decide which team gets to debut. The winning team will be using the official group name, “WINNER,” to debut right after the survival series finishes.

Included in team “A” is YG’s latest solo rookie artist, Kang Seung Yoon, and Lee Seung Hoon from the survival audition show “”K-Pop Star”.” The average age of the team is 20, and there are five members in the team.

Team “B” has six members with the average age of 17. B.I., a 17-year-old rapper who was featured in MC Mong‘s “Indian Boy” track back in 2009, is in team B. There is also Goo Joon Hwe from “K-Pop Star.”

“WIN” is slated for ten episodes and premieres August 23, first on Mnet at 10pm and then on tvN at 11:20pm. Stay tuned to Soompi for more updates from the press conference!







Team A




  • Name: Kang Seungyoon (강승윤)

  • Birthdate: January 21, 1994

  • Height: 178cm

  • Position: vocal

  • Weight: 59kg

  • Hometown: Busan, South Korea

  • Education: Busan Music and Arts High School

[rest of the members]


  • Name: Lee Seunghoon (이승훈)

  • Birth date: January 11, 1992

  • Hometown: Busan, South Korea

  • Position: Rapper





  • Name: Song Min Ho (송민호) - op note: apparently he's the leader yay!

  • Birthdate: March 30, 1993

  • Height: 180cm

  • Weight: 67kg

  • Star sign: Aries

  • Blood type: A

  • Position: Rapper





  • Name: Nam Tae Hyun (남태현)

  • Position: Vocal

  • Birthday: 10 May 1994

  • Blood Type: A





  • Name: Kim Jin Woo (김진우)

  • Position: vocal

  • Birthday: 29 September 1991

  • Blood Type: A




Team B




  • Name: Kim Dong Hyuk (김동혁)

  • Birthday: 3 January 1997

  • BloodType: O

[rest of the members]


  • Name: Goo Jun Hwi (구준회)

  • Birthday: 31 March 1997

  • BloodType: A





  • Name: Kim Ji Won (김지원) - Bobby

  • Birthday: 21 December 1995

  • Blood Type: O





  • Name: Song Yun Hyeong (송윤형)

  • Birthday: 8 February 1995

  • Blood Type: A





  • Name: Kim Jin Hwan (김진환)

  • Birthday: 7 February 1994

  • BloodType: A





  • Name: Kim Han Bin (김한빈) - B.I.

  • Birthday: 22 October 1996

  • BloodType: O

  • Position: Leader




source: soompi + cszska + tanziiGD + fy-winner 1, 2

If you need help matching the faces to the names click here (Team A) and here (Team B)
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miyozari 20th-Aug-2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
Although I don't know anything about the members (except for Kang Seung Yoon),
I want Team A to succeed, because they've probably been training longer and I doubt they can debut a few years later, as year by year the rookies are getting younger.
Idk if another company would be willing to take them.
Let Team B enjoy the last dust of their teenhood and make them debut later.
torontok 20th-Aug-2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
So wait, what happens to the losing team?do thy get sent back to the YG basement?
in_noctem 20th-Aug-2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
"The loser group may be broken up or face member replacement."

YG actually released this in a statement
footballfina 20th-Aug-2013 02:03 pm (UTC)
Wow... my literal first thought at seeing this pic was EXO - I mean, it's almost uncanny. This got me thinking that maybe YG is gonna pull a fast one on us and just have both groups debut together to form a supergroup (a la EXO).

I can totally see that happening because it would negate at least some of the ickiness of the show if nobody really "lost". Hmmm....
kingalexarnold 20th-Aug-2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
yeah i couldn't help but to think of EXO when i first saw this too. but ngl i would love it if he did pull a fast one and formed a super group, because watching the preview for WIN and knowing some of them aren't going debut makes the whole thing sad.
hurtmybones 20th-Aug-2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
every1 is so ugly
sunshine2163 21st-Aug-2013 03:48 am (UTC)
lol right!
greeds 20th-Aug-2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
team b looks hot tbh.

and WOW @ B.I. what kind of puberty magic is this
greeds 20th-Aug-2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
team b hotties


raiha_kasep 20th-Aug-2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
mino......... ;A;
kingalexarnold 20th-Aug-2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
ikr i really hope he makes it this time ;__;
timetobegin 20th-Aug-2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
I spot a GD lookalike. I spot a Taeyang lookalike. Boring. Another preview of GD's solo album though, that's nice because I am looking forward to that.
lilmissniza 20th-Aug-2013 02:29 pm (UTC)
i was really rooting for Team A then i saw BI. boy you grew up fine... but okay seriously now, i'm really excited for this. and i say no to doing an EXO. Just got that feeling that YGE probably can't handle super groups - god they can't even handle their own batch of artistes now!

Edited at 2013-08-20 02:30 pm (UTC)
u_niverse 20th-Aug-2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
they just remind me of the Big Bang documentary days. not sure if im interested in watching the show. but i'm looking forward to any new YG boy band
chryzeis 20th-Aug-2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
they all kinda remind me of those bangtan boys
unicornios 21st-Aug-2013 12:58 am (UTC)
mte
ironicmustache 20th-Aug-2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
damn that one guy in team a looks exactly like gdragon from the side.

if yg tries to make one giant boy group imma be pissed. leave that nonsense for sm ... tho i am slowly sinking into an exo hole.
bmo 20th-Aug-2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
smh
iglossmyeyes 20th-Aug-2013 02:46 pm (UTC)
the idea is genius tbh. even the tv show part, bc it establishes the fanbase right off the bat and survival makes the fanbase crazy. although i wish it'll end with forming super group and everybody being happy.
zuluuluz 20th-Aug-2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
mte
its really sad to think that a bunch of them will just get thrown out
just make a super group ala exo and ill be happy lol
kingalexarnold 20th-Aug-2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
lol poor Song Minho tbh. That guy has tried and tried to debut but something always happens. Its like block b and anyone associated with block b is cursed or something. I hope he makes it this time.

and that scene with Kim Jin Woo then knowing he probs wont make it ;__;

also yg apparently said this "BIGBANG has led YG for the past 8 years and the new boy group will lead YG for the next 8 years."
ohlookshiny 20th-Aug-2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
the boy group will lead yg for the next 8 years.

wow, way to pile the expectation and pressure on them yg :/
modestgoddess79 this is gonna be sad20th-Aug-2013 02:57 pm (UTC)

Are any of them tall? I need them to be tall for reasons.
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