SaraG: There’s a guy I know that really, really wants us to talk about him today….because he wants to make sure you aren’t just loving his visuals.
SaraG: He was born Lee Ho Joon but later changed his name to Lee Joo Heon. He’s an Oct 1994 baby.
SaraG: Ouch what? It’s before we graduated high school…basically the same age.
Stephanie: I love the landscape of his face.
SaraG: He is the main rapper and a vocalist in the group.
MollyInKdramaland: And an epic variety idol.
Stephanie: Can’t remember. Main is under lead right?
SaraG: Main means you perform the parts more frequently…lead means you help support the others in their learning. If you have seen even a second of No Mercy, you won’t be surprised to know that he was the first member announced to be a part of the group
MollyInKdramaland: Yep – Not surprised.
SaraG: He was constantly praised and almost never criticized by the judges. They loved him even before the show started. He has a reputation as being incredibly talented, hard-working, and easy to work with
MollyInKdramaland: Awww 😍
Stephanie: Awwww JOOHEONIEEEE
Stephanie: Look at that face. Those ears!!!
SaraG: He’s released a mixtape…here’s an MV from it.
SaraG: He has a single called ‘Coach Me’ with Hyorin and San E.
SaraG: As a trainee, he was featured on a Mad Clown song.
SaraG: Everyone loves working with him.
Stephanie: Because he’s awesome.
SaraG: He speaks Korean and English.
MollyInKdramaland: That mixtape song is killer.
SaraG: He has admitted that he has a pretty big obsession with hats.
MollyInKdramaland: Well, he wears them well!
SaraG: During No Mercy, he was pitted against #Gun to be a rapper in the group. It was particularly difficult because Jooheon was soooo good…and Gun is his best friend. It was hard to win every time and see his best friend struggle so much.
Stephanie: Poor egg.
SaraG: #Gun has debuted as a solo artist.
MollyInKdramaland: Good – Hope he succeeds!
SaraG: Jooheon has a reputation for being very easily scared…the others call him ‘chicken man’,
SaraG: He screams — a lot. He’s also known for being really innocent when it comes to dirty jokes…he never gets them. Just doesn’t understand.
Stephanie: A lot of my favs are scardy cats.
SaraG: You like the screamers.
MollyInKdramaland: Hey – I like J-Hope – I get it!
SaraG: Jooheon was on Season 4 of Show Me the Money…he only made it to the third round…but he got a lot of compliments. it’s hard for idol rappers
MollyInKdramaland: Yeah, it seems like They are looked down upon.
SaraG: He was actually brought back eventually, but he lost to One. Here’s the 1 v 1
Stephanie: He seems to have rebounded nicely
SaraG: He was also part of Celebrity Bromance…and his bromance you ask? Jackson Wang, baby! They are super good friends.
Stephanie: I want a show where they and Namjoon hang out
MollyInKdramaland: Me too!
SaraG: He actually did a bit of a stint in 2016 where he helped host weekly idol.
SaraG: He’s gone through the hair colors…as much as the rest of them.
Stephanie: I first met him with the unfortunate green he had.
Stephanie: That’s the one.
SaraG: He’s quite close to all of the members really…they like to tease him ruthlessly….in a loving way. But he’s got something of a special relationship with Minhyuk…at least in my estimation.
SaraG: So, Jooheon had teased a collab album with a bunch of great rappers…but ended up having to cancel it because he wanted to do a song with No:el. No:el is a rookie rapper (I really like his stuff) that had to drop out of High School Rapper because of some scandal his politician dad had…it was really sad and frustrating. Jooheon canceled his whole album over the backlash. That was …last year maybe?
Stephanie: So you’re saying…he has principals and stands up for what he thinks is right,
SaraG: I’m going to go with…possibly. I don’t know if he made the decision or if his company did.
Stephanie: …..fingers crossed!
SaraG: When IM was brought on to No Mercy halfway through, everyone was really upset and didn’t treat him very well. They were angry and frustrated and took it out on him. Jooheon was the first person to be nice to him and took him under his wing.
SaraG: And I mean literally. IM lives under Jooheon’s arms.
Stephanie: See? Good egg.
SaraG: They are two idiots together. like both are crazy talented, but in no way take themselves seriously. It’s a fantastic friendship.
SaraG: He shares a room with Minhyuk, Kihyun, and IM…They all snore except IM.
Stephanie: Poor IM.
SaraG: Jooheon has a recording of Minhyuk snoring that he keeps on his phone.
SaraG: You may have noticed the theme…he’s a snuggler.
Stephanie: I heart that about him.
SaraG: One more member to go…we should wrap up Monsta X school by tomorrow!!