Stage Name: Cory (코리)
Birth Name: Cory Hong
Korean Name: Hong Joo Hyun (홍주현)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthday: November 25, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: O
– He was born in Daegu, South Korea, but he grew up in Portland, Oregon, United States.
– He said that his father named him Cory because Koreans usually add ‘-ah’ when they call someone, so his name would be pronounced “Cory-ah” as “Korea”.
– When he graduated college, he moved to South Korea.
– He trained for about a year and a half.
– He is the “Dad” of the group.
– He can produce, write and mix songs (he produced the mini-album “Super Fly”)
– His wish is to work with the Black Label and YG producer Teddy.
– Specialties: singing, composing, producing, rapping
– He speaks English and Korean. He also knows a bit of Spanish.
– He studied Spanish for 2 years in high school.
– He loves corgis and said his goal is to buy a corgi farm.
– He has a dog named Oreo
– He has a tendency to put his finger in his nose in selcas.
– His hobbies are cooking, playing basketball, camping and watching movies.
– His favorite foods are Pizza and Pasta.
– His favorite colors are Green and White.
– His favorite numbers are 24 and 28.
– He dislikes mushrooms and seafood.
– He loves to treat people to drinks and food.
– His fashion style is Hip-Hop and Street Urban.
– His role models are Dr. Dre and Teddy (YG producer).
– His band mate Sungoh calls him Diglett, because he looks like a Pokemon to him.
– He participated in YG’s survival show MIXNINE, but didn’t pass the auditions.
– Cory’s ideal type: Cute girls rather than sexy and he appreciates honesty in everyone. Also, a woman with pretty eyes.