Kihyun (Monsta X)

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Kihyun Monsta X - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kihyun started his career in the entertainment industry as Starship Entertainment’s trainee. Then in December 2014, he took part in a survival reality show No Mercy.

This Scorpio man competed with 12 other trainees to earn a spot in a new group.

During the show, he also released two collaborative tracks titled Pillow and 0 (Young) with the other trainees. The songs became part of the No Mercy OST.

In the end, Kihyun managed to become one of the winners and joined Monsta X. With the group, he made his debut by releasing the EP Trespass. It got to number 5 on Gaon Album Chart.

Besides being part of Monsta X, Kihyun has also done several solo projects. He has taken part in many film soundtracks.

This K-pop idol released Attractive Woman for Orange Marmalade, One More Step for She Was Pretty, Again Spring for Welcome, and O.M.O.M for Replay. In particular, his soundtrack for Replay gained lots of praise.


  • Real Name: Yoo Ki Hyun (유기현)
  • Stage Name: Kihyun (기현)
  • Nickname: Cutie, Kirange, Tinie
  • Birthday: November 22, 1993
  • Birthplace: Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Main Vocalist
  • Height: 174.8 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Dong’Ah Institute of Media and Arts.
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Hanging out with friends
  • Parents: –
  • Siblings: –
  • Girlfriend: –
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  • Instagram: @yookihhh
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  • Kihyun is said to be the best vocalist in the group.
  • He is the third trainee to be announced as Monsta X member.
  • He has an older brother who lives in Japan.
  • The man from Goyang has a baby niece that he really loves.
  • He loves writing lyrics and composing songs. He is already involved in composing some of the group’s songs.
  • This talented singer is able to play instruments like guitar and piano.
  • He would love doing a duet with fellow member Hyungwon.
  • He can speak English and a bit Mandarin.
  • Among all the members, Kihyun is the best cook because he has an experience as chef.
  • His specialty is cooking ramen.
  • He has said that the other members are bad at cooking.
  • In the dorm fridge, he keeps peach water given by his mother and grandmother.
  • This Scorpio man is the cleanest one in the dorm. He takes after his father in this regard.
  • He has his own room in the new dorm.
  • Kihyun wouldn’t mind sharing a room with I.M because he doesn’t do a lot.
  • His favorite song is from Howl’s Moving Castle soundtrack titled Merry-Go-Round.
  • Fans immediately recognized his voice when he was in The Mask Singer.
  • He would love being an artist like Kim Gunmo.
  • He admires Michael Jackson’s vocal.
  • This K-pop star sees himself as an attractive person.
  • He has dimples.
  • One of his habits is tilting his head back when laughing.
  • He doesn’t know how to do aegyo.
  • He has several perfumes.
  • Kihyun picks blue as his favorite color.
  • Chicken is his favorite food.
  • He dislikes cranberries.
  • He also doesn’t like fish because it has strong smell.
  • The man born in 1993 wants people to call his stage cool.
  • His finger-flickers hurt so much.
  • He wants to be a president for a day.
  • When they first met, Shownu gave out the best impression.
  • He chose pen during his doljabi (Korean tradition for 100 days old baby).
  • He would love singing lullaby to the fans.
  • Kihyun loves talking to the fans while holding their hands tightly during fan signs.
  • He gets stressed easily.
  • The other members voted him as the one who acts like a maknae.
  • Wonho is someone who knows a lot about him because they stay at home a lot.
  • He is friends with Suga from BTS.
  • He does a cooking show on VLive.
  • This idol used to host a radio show Mon Happy Radio with Minhyuk on VLive.
  • His ideal type is a baby-like girl with lots of aegyo.

Pics of Kihyun

1. Kihyun looks adorable in colorful sweater

Kihyun Monsta X - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. He is even more classy and cool looking in this shot

Kihyun Monsta X - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. Softer colors also fits him well

Kihyun Monsta X - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. The blue robe makes the whole outfit seems richer

 Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. Loving the close-up of Kihyun

 Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kihyun has done amazing being part of Monsta X. His solo projects in form of soundtracks are also great. His future project is definitely one to be waited for.