Happy Jinhwan Day! To celebrate iKON’s lead vocal, eldest hyung, fake maknae, Kim Jinhwan, here’s a listicle of the top ten things that make Jinhwan worth celebrating
1. His work ethic.
Jinhwan is the type of guy to put 200% into everything he does. Whether it be dance, singing, performing, jiujitsu, practicing guitar or even playing Overwatch, he’s a man with passion and pride in his work. Throughout every challenge thrown at him, even in the WIN and Mix&Match days, Jinhwan has worked hard with all of his blood, sweat (lots of sweat) and tears.
Jinhwan: My mom doesn’t watch TV but when I became a singer she bought one. Because I can’t appear a lot she always asks “Son when are you appearing?”and I always reply “soon.” Now I’m going on a lot of varieties so I will work hard and think this is a way for me to be a good son
— byn #RETURN (@bynhyuk) January 26, 2018
2. His tolerance.
It’s no secret that Jinhwan is the punching bag for most of iKON’s jabs. It’s true that after a few height jokes and voice imitations he does tend to reply with a “do you want to die?” or “excuse me?”. But Jinhwan seems to have mastered the art of keeping calm when it comes to his members. Stay strong, Jinhwan!
look at this sassy duo splashing water to jinhwan omg these evil maknaes why are tHEY LIKE THIS pic.twitter.com/59MxiUjxzW
— sphie (@qtynmin) July 16, 2016
“jinhwan….jinhwan you are… short!!!”
“ooohhh!! so savage!”
LMAO PLS SAVE THIS SMOL KID pic.twitter.com/7pSqJFLQd8
— gnani nation (@ikongnani_____) June 12, 2017
Compilation of the boys (mostly june) calling Jinhwan informally. Savage level 💯 pic.twitter.com/ljfXDP8vX4
— KHUS❤♥ #iKONRETURN (@hwanforall) June 9, 2017
3. His selcas.
With the addition of his newly opened Instagram page, fans can have their daily dose of Jinhwan’s iconic selca angles. Here are a few of our favourites!
Jinhwan is gorgeous in his iPHONE X selca ): pic.twitter.com/ZVeZOVZMQJ
— put some resPAK on iKONs name (@iKONLIT) December 28, 2017
Kim Jinhwan Selca! pic.twitter.com/s4Z9gWeNX4
— 마이♡ #LoveScenarioPAK (@miKON_95) October 20, 2017
Jinhwan’s selca pic.twitter.com/BUb3gaIxup
— iKON JINHWAN 진환 (@iKONs_KJH) July 21, 2017
4. His skills.
Jinhwan seems to be good at almost everything he tries. Dancing, singing, gaming, taking photos, acapella, jiujitsu, guitar, Japanese, comedy, variety, water sports, modeling, taking care of pets, cooking, cleaning, keeping tidy, skin care… just to name a few.
waiting for the day jinhwan plays the guitar live during concerts pic.twitter.com/LLOp3zgJcH
— dayna (@junhoebb) June 9, 2017
Jinhwan & Bobby Jiujitsu sparring.
Jinhwan might be smol but he has the skill and show it to everyone who is the hyung here 😏
Even tho it was stopped in the middle everyone knows Jinhwan wins.
(from Insolent Housemate ep13/ep25) pic.twitter.com/Rc8pjXY2yr
— KONTATOES (@kontatoesgc) January 28, 2018
jinhwan cooking, such a concept pic.twitter.com/7P64Zw0WWP
— PAK (@jinhwanftbobby) July 7, 2017
5. His attitude.
If anyone was to get in a fight with Kim Jinhwan, they would definitely come out the other side badly bruised. Emotionally, that is. Because Jinhwan doesn’t take much smack from anyone, and even if he is the brunt of a lot of jokes, he doesn’t take them lying down. Talk about sass.
jinhwan fed up with junhoe’s attitude ((singing all the time)) but ended both being so cute i would give them the warmest hug pic.twitter.com/pQFdKyiT4H
— ro iKON PAK (@ikonsvs) February 2, 2018
jinhwan being savage to yunhyeong pic.twitter.com/bBVP8K50V4
— ikon being extra (@ikonbeinextra) April 14, 2016
Jinhwan: its ur own album so do it
Bobby: ill do it but arent u harsh
Donghyuk: jinhwansan SEIkaku naoshitekudasai (fix ur attitude jinhwan)
Bobby: omae no SE ga mondaida (ur height is the problem)
Jinhwan: ur face is the problem
+ #iKONDomeEncore_Shizuoka pic.twitter.com/v7DxQ4yb8O
— foreign friend (@hllchldrn) October 14, 2017
6. His tattoos.
As Jinhwan has asked before “if you love me, please love my tattoos as well”, and boy does he have a lot of them. His quarter life crisis has only just begun, with 10 tattoos and counting. They’re all just more marks to make Jinhwan absolutely one of a kind.
— madiindaeyo | 5HINee | Bob’s Penguin (@xmixedfeelingsx) December 8, 2017
7. His habits.
From the way he rests his chin on his hand, to the way he puffs his cheeks, to the way he hangs off his members, to drinking wine like an auntie, to his sleeping positions, to stealing clothes and how he can’t help but rock out when music comes on, Jinhwan’s little idiosyncracies come together to make up his own patented DNA.
Jinhwan has a habit of sleeping at the edge of the bed. No wonder Donghyuk once saw him sleep on the floor bc he rolled down during sleep😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Sbj9ckI008
— LoveScenarioPAK (@chameleonbobby) July 18, 2017
jinhwan jamming out to apink he’s so adorable pic.twitter.com/SCyyjD0NTm
— 화양연화 (@daehyng) November 10, 2015
— SM (에스엠)★彡 (@BIYONDHAPPY) May 27, 2016
8. His multilingualism
Jinhwan has always had an innate love for language and speaking to fans on a global scale. Jinhwan has managed to master Japanese in such a short time and carries the team (with June close by) through their concerts and promotions in Japan. Similarly, Jinhwan used Chinese often while iKON competed for Heroes of the Remix, and knows basic English conversation. He also lived in the Phillippines for a short time, so he knows sparse Tagalog as well. He has also been known to try speaking Thai, Spanish and French!
wow king of languages strikes again… rt if you heard “hello” in your language! © i_love_jinhwan pic.twitter.com/GCEPlMXp4F
— jinhwan pics (@fairypics) January 24, 2018
— binhwan || ♡ (@binhwanpic) August 19, 2017
— eu (@epikex) February 2, 2018
9. His confidence.
What we love the most is seeing our boys believing in themselves. Jinhwan’s stage presence exudes confidence and charm, unparalleled to many others in his industry. Not only does he dance like he owns the stage, but his sense of style also mimicks it. One fan even said that when he sees Jinhwan, he feels confident to be sexy like him. Jinhwan has come a long way since the Mkx&Match days when he worried a lot, but still remains humble while keeping an air of belief in his own abilities.
jinhwan: i’m confident in my sexiness
saitou: you are very sexy
jinhwan: i’m in charge of sexiness in ikon
— gnani (@hizashino) February 2, 2018
— ONLYJinHwan💕 (@OnlyJinHwan_JAY) October 13, 2017
jinhwan (ikon) ~ bling bling pic.twitter.com/HiALokQrys
— fancams (@50sfancams) October 27, 2017
10. His hyung role.
Although Jinhwan is the youngest of his family, he has always taken his role as the eldest of iKON very seriously. He is known as the hyung who takes care of everyone’s worries, is always there to look after the younger members and their health, sometimes even over his own. Hanbin has even said he has passed over his leadership duties to Jinhwan when he needs a break. When it comes to iKON, Jinhwan will always put his brothers first.
Rank of Idol (Male&Female) who take care of the members like a Mother
— 𝑁🖤 (@ikinghanbin) April 23, 2017
Both Bobby and Jinhwan said they can only rely on each other 💜 pic.twitter.com/JhJXtUR3B0
— sam (@calmmv) August 2, 2016
Jinhwan: Recently i’ve been taking care of Chanwoo a lot. I take a lot of pictures of him, i play with him. 😭😭
— asha 🧚🏻♀️ (@JCHANW00_) November 24, 2017