GOT7 is the first group to come out of JYP Entertainment since Miss A in 2010. This is the first group ever that I’ve paid attention to ever since the first individual pictures and teasers were released. A new group from one of the big three is always a big thing, and this was one I was looking forward to. Especially after I heard that the two members from JJ Project would be included. Their song Bounce was my jam, and when they didn’t release anything after that I wasn’t pleased. But I got them back, and with them five new pretty boys to stalk!
Birth name: Choi Young Jae
Stage name: Youngjae
Birthday: September 17, 1996
Official height: 175 cm
Position: Main Vocalist
Comment: I just don’t feel anything for Youngjae. As I wrote here, I don’t find him attractive. He hasn’t, so far, shown a personality that’s really grabbed me, and I’m not that fond of his voice. I know that he’s the main vocalist, which implies that he’s the best singer in the group, but I disagree. His voice seems quite unstable at times when he sings live, and I don’t even like it the best when it’s recorded. So I’m very puzzled about why he is the main vocalist. I guess it could just be that I have weird taste, but I don’t think so.
Birth name: Kim Yu Gyeom
Stage name: Yugyeom
Birthday: November 17, 1997
Official height: 180 cm
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
Comment: I just can’t get over how young this group is… Youngjae is only a few months older than me, BamBam is over three months younger than me, and Yugyeom is almost a year younger! When did this happen? I’m not ready to be a noona fan…
I don’t normally go for younger guys, like ever, but I see great potential in Yugyeom. I think if we give him a few years to mature, and let him bulk up a little, I think he could be smoking hot. So no pressure Yugyeom, but I expect you to do exactly that.
Almost everyone in GOT7 are pretty strong dancers, and Yugyeom holds his own well. His singing isn’t anything special, which is why he doesn’t really get a lot of lines.
Birth name: Kunpimook Bhuwakul
Stage name: BamBam
Birthday: May 2, 1997
Official height: 170 cm
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Comment: This new version of Nichkhun is very cute. Come on, don’t say you didn’t see it? They’re both from Thailand, and as Nichkhun has always been the one to give some cuteness to 2PM, BamBam will do the same for GOT7. I don’t mind JYP reusing some of his past successful ideas, but he could have at least tried to hide it, at least a little.
I’m very impressed with BamBam. He doesn’t speak Korean fluently, and in the few episodes of Real GOT7 that I actually watched he regularly asked the other members for what things were called. He definitely doesn’t seem completely comfortable speaking Korean, yet he’s the speed rapper of the group! That’s impressive, so hats off to you BamBam! I really like his rapping, he has a nice flow, but I’m into rappers with deep voices, so his voice is way too high-pitched for me.
He does look a little too young for me personally, at least with Yugyeom I can pretend that he’s older than me! That’s not at all possible with BamBam. He has a nice face though, and a lovely smile, so I’ll give him some time to mature.
He’s so awkward on radio shows etc, and it’s really adorable. Sorry, I just took a break to watch a radio show with them, and I had to add that. Because it’s super sweet.
Birth name: Im Jae Bum
Stage name: JB
Birthday: January 6, 1994
Official height: 179 cm
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper, Visual
Comment: A new acrobatic performance team from JYP, lead by a new Jaebum. Let’s hope that history doesn’t repeat itself with this one.
Damn, JB has every single title you can have in a kpop group! Except for maknae, that is. I can’t remember hearing him rap in any of their songs, so I’m a little confused as to why he has that title. Maybe he will in the future. I’m also slightly surprised that he’s the visual. Not because he isn’t attractive, he most certainly is, it’s just that he doesn’t really have a very visual-esque face in my opinion.
I like JB’s singing, he’s my second-favorite singer in the group. He’s a solid dancer, and a good performer. The spin on one hand he did in the “Intro” live performances was very cool. All of GOT7 have very good stage-presence, which isn’t common in rookie groups.
Birth name: Park Jin Young
Stage name: Jr.
Birthday: September 22, 1994
Official height: 178 cm
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper
Comment: I really like Jr.’s stage name. I mean, his name is legitimately JYP, so of course he has to be Junior! It’s simple, yet sort of brilliant.
Jr. has really grown on me. He wasn’t one of the members that immediately grabbed me when I first saw their debut video. It wasn’t until I realized that I Like You was actually my favorite song off of their debut album, and that he sang my favorite parts in that song, that I really started to pay attention. Nowadays I count him as my favorite singer in the group. I really like his individual tone, it’s really nice.
I like his rapping as well, just as I did when he was in JJ Project. He doesn’t get to do it as much anymore, but I’m fine with that. I prefer his singing to his rapping anyway, and he gets to do plenty of that.
He’s really cute, and in my opinion he’s definitely one of the more attractive members. He’s mostly just cute, but he has an ability to really turn on the sexy when he wants to.
Birth name: Jackson Wang
Stage name: Jackson
Birthday: March 28, 1994
Official height: 174 cm
Position: Lead Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist
Comment: Jackson is the sex of the group, and I’m just waiting for him to start ripping his shirt off on stage, Taecyeon style. Yet he’s the biggest ball of sass there ever was. It’s kind of strange mismatch, but I love it! Jackson is super hot, and really funny, all at once! He definitely reminds me of Taecyeon, in that he looks like a sort of bad boy, who’s insanely sexy, but in reality he’s kind of a dorky weirdo. And we all know that I love Taecyeon, so that Jackson reminds me of him is only a good thing.
Another thing that reminds me of Taecyeon: he speaks English! That’s always a plus for me, because of reasons, and that’s especially the case with people who sound as sexy as Jackson when they speak it.
I like his rapping, especially when it’s in English like in Follow Me, it’s hot. His singing is fine, but nothing really special.
He pulls off all the acrobatics well, but not as well as someone else we know:
Birth name: Mark Yi-En Tuan
Stage name: Mark
Birthday: September 4, 1993
Official height: 175 cm
Position: Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
Comment: We all know Mark kills those moves! Mark caught my attention right off the bat with his sexy-as-hell deep rap in Girls Girls Girls, and I’ve stuck with him ever since. He’s really cute, yet very sexy, I like his rapping the best and he’s my favorite dancer in the group. His singing isn’t too bad, and he doesn’t really do a lot of it.
I didn’t know GOT7 had two visuals! To be honest, no matter how much I adore Mark, he wouldn’t be my choice for a visual. He just doesn’t have that kind of face! If I was going to pick two visuals for GOT7 it would be Jr. and Jackson, but I might be completely crazy.
Mark’s father is great, everyone knows that. But I do think people have taken a little too much liberties towards him, just because he is so awesome. Some things are just way too inappropriate to say to him about his son, and it’s embarrassing to all of us what some people have said to him. Please don’t embarrass all of us GOT7 fans, just because you have no sense of what’s appropriate.
Okay, I just have one final comment before I end this opinionated profile. Is this really Jackson?
It looks like him, but it might just be someone that really looks a lot like him. I really hope that it is though, and that he’ll in that case move up those shirt-rippings that I was talking about before. To like now.
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