Monday, January 24, 2011
Kang In Super Junior Sub Vocal Profile
Kim Young Woon (김영운) or Kang In (강인) is the sub vocal of Korean Boyband Super Junior. His name ‘Kang-in’ (Hanja: 強仁), meaning strong benevolence, was given to him to complement his personality. Currently, Kang-in will not be joining Super Junior for their fourth album. He will be starting his two-year military service in October 2010.
Kang-In Music Career
Kang-in was scouted by a talent agent and was recommended to sign up for SM Entertainment’s talent competitions. In 2002, Kang-in won first place on the fourth annual SM Youth Best Contest and won the best outward appearance award and signed a contract with SM Entertainment.
Along with Hero, U-Know and future band mate Heechul, SM Entertainment placed them in a small project music group called Four Seasons, with each of the four members representing the four seasons of the year. The prospective group never came through; both Hero and U-Know were chosen to join another all-male singing group TVXQ, which debuted in December 2003. With two members gone, the idea of Four Seasons dropped. Kang-in and Heechul were then placed in Super Junior along with ten other trainees under the same company. This project group managed through well, and they debuted two years later in November 6, 2005 under the name Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior.
In early 2006, SM Entertainment was beginning to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation, Super Junior 06, with Kang-in still as an undergraduate member of Super Junior. However, plans changed when the company added in a thirteenth member Kyuhyun, and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit it big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer in 2006, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.
During his career with Super Junior, Kang-in was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that is branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, he was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-Happy.
Kang-In Television and acting career
Before debuting as a Super Junior member, Kangin goes by his birth name as a stage name. He debuted as a host and an actor before being in Super Junior 05. Active in television appearances and hosting, Kang-in earns the highest salary in Super Junior. Five days after Super Junior 05′s debut performance, Kang-in became the MC of Mnet’s M!Countdown along with Leeteuk and Shindong. The trio stayed as the hosts throughout the remaining year until Kang-in was replaced by Eunhyuk in mid 2006 due to his busy schedule for hosting Reckless Radio and MBC’s music program, Show! Music Core. Kang-in also became the television host for two of MBC’s popular entertainment programs, Sunday Sunday Night Dong-An Club and Nothing is Impossible. Holding a strong contract with MBC, Kang-in left Reckless Radio in June 2007 to host MBC’s Good Friend Radio with Cho Jungrin. In April 2008, Cho’s hosting spot was replaced by Taeyeon. Kang-in’s last day of hosting the program was on April 19, 2009. From December 2008 to May 2009, Kang-in and actress Lee Yoon-ji played as a low-income college couple for the popular MBC reality show We Got Married.
Kang-in made a brief cameo appearance in the 2002 SBS drama, A Man and a Woman and in the 2006 MBC sitcom, Rainbow Romance as himself. In 2007, he made a guest appearance in the MBC drama Billie Jean, Look At Me. Kang-in’s silver-screen debut was in the Super Junior film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, premiered in summer 2007. In 2008, Kang-in was chosen to take the role of ‘Kang Soo’ in the Korean language film, Hello Schoolgirl.
From September 9 to November 9, 2008, Kang-in, along with band mate Heechul, debuted as musical actors through the musical, Xanadu. Xanadu was a 1980′s musical film starring Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton John. Xanadu has also been reproduced to a Broadway musical. Heechul and Kang-in, along with Choi Sungwon, performed the same character, Sonny, according to their time slot, and auditions and casting picks will be chosen in a process through reality television.
Kang-in was also casted to take the role of ‘Hotae’ for MBC’s cable comedy drama, Romance Zero. With a total of sixteen episodes, the drama ended in late May 2009 with acceptable reviews and ratings.
Kang In Caught In Between An Assault Case
Super Junior’s member KangIn is currently being caught in between an assault case. From the rumors about him being actually being in the fight and violence, and others, it looks like that he only was an eye-witness to this incident.
Super Junior member KangIn (real name: Kim YoungWun) seems to be involved in a pending assault case. On September 16th, the police has declared that KangIn from Super Junior was incorporated into the case and he wasn’t the one to act on it, but he is just being investigated.
The KangNam police station in Seoul where the investigation is taking place, declared their position to the new reporters. They stated, “For the violent event that occurred in midnight of the 16th,KangIn was in the scene however was not involved with the violent acts and he is only being investigated because he was an eye witness.” They also added, “The rest of the case will be revealed in noon on the 16th (today) and at least for now, we can’t answer any questions.”
It is said that during the investigation, KangIn told the officers that he was in an argument, but had never hit anyone. In addition, he added that he was actually in the place of victim. SM Entertainment had also stated that KangIn was only at the place and that he is being investigated for being and eyewitness and nothing more.
Someone else who was to related to this case said, “One man who seemed to be drunk randomly came in to the room where KangIn was present and displayed an act of violence for no apparent reason, injuring the workers who were trying to stop him. KangIn had left the place from the sudden event, but someone had indicated that KangIn was there making him go through the investigation process.
Kang-in in Military Service
Super Junior‘s Kang-in will enlist in military service this coming July 2010. According to SM Entertainment, although the application is still in progress, the possibility is high.
His agent said, “Kang-in wished to finish the military service as fast as possible and come back to his long-awaited fans.” Kang-in has already finished the physical examination and was graded level two.
As you know, Kang-in faced charges for several accounts of misbehavior, including a DUI and assault. Since then, the young star has been absent from all of Super Junior’s latest activities to take his time for some self-reflection.
Kangin and Yoonji share a kiss
On “MBC’s We Got Married”, Kangin and Yoonji shared a surprise kiss on screen. The fake newlyweds succeeded in their kiss due to the Super Junior members suggestion about playing the ‘peppero game’. It’s basically a game where there’s a peppero stick in between both contestants mouth and the objective is to eat the peppero and for the lips to touch. The members teamed up and played the game themselves before Kangin and Yoonji.
Sung Min, Ryeowook, Eunhyuk, and Shiwon all complained about the pairings but still proceeded with the game. After seeing just the crumbs leftover from the peppero stick, Yoonji was in shock. It seems Heechul’s habit has rubbed off on the boys, especially Shiwon and Eunhyuk, who left virtually nothing.
When it was finally Kangin and Yoonji’s turn, the members all whipped out their cellphones, ready to take pictures. Kangin yelled, “Don’t take pictures!”, as Yoonji tried to hide the peppero with her hands but later gave in to the boys’ pestering. With Sungmin playing the guitar for this romantic moment, Kangin and Yoonji’s lips touched, and they succeeded at the game. At first the two claimed that their lips did not touch, but later on in the interview, Kangin revealed “In truth, our lips touched a little. Even though we’re a fake couple, it made me feel a little strange.”
Out of all the couples on “We Got Married”, this couple is my favorite. They were the ones who made me want to start watching that dying show, not just once, but twice now. Really, they are just too cute
Kang In Information :
-He is Korea′s # 1 handsome guy.(according to him) LOL
-Anya gave him the nickname, raccoon.
-He is a tough guy, but he′s really a warm-hearted person.
Kangin Profile :
Name: 김영운 | Kim Youngwoon
Stage Name: 강인 | Kangin
Date of Birth: January 17, 1985
Height: 180 cm
Blood type: O
Nicknames:Bear Kangin,Strength Kangin,raccoon,Korea No.1 Handsome Guy,The Real Leader
Ideal Girl:Rich and pretty with pretty feet and long straight hair
Other Facts: Eldest son; no siblings, lives outside of dorm
Hobbies: Acting, singing, swimming
Occupation(s): Singer, DJ, MC, Actor
Instrument(s): Singing, piano, guitar
Voice type(s): Baritone
Years active: 2005–present
Label(s): SM Entertainment
Associated acts: *SMTown, *Super Junior, *Super Junior-T, *Super Junior-Happy
Casting: 4th SM Youth Best Selection Best Outward Appearance 1st place 2002
First Appearance: [May 2002] SBS Drama “A Man And A Woman”
Debut as a member of Super Junior: November 6, 2005
First Appearance: May 2002, SBS “A Man And A Woman”
Trivia Fact: He MC’s for “M!Countdown” with bandmates Eeteuk and Shindong. He celebrated his 100th day as a DJ in mid-June, 2006. He currently DJ’s for “Chunbangjichuk Radio” where Super Junior members often visit as guests.