One of the biggest South Korean entertainment agencies, CUBE Entertainment has announced that it is going to send its new boy group to the world, which is the first time in four years for the agency.
The name of the new boy unit is ‘PENTAGON’, whose members are selected through the TV audition program called Pentagon Maker (2015-present), where the promising 10 members try to accomplish a lot of missions given through the program for becoming an official members of the new group.
Who will be able to get hold of a chance to make debut as a member of PENTAGON?
Profile of Pentagon
Debut and Success
PENTAGON, the new boy group from CUBE Entertainment is supposed to make its debut in late July, 2016.
The 10 featuring members of the group is consisted of multinational members, such as Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
They are now appearing on the Mnet TV audition program Pentagon Maker (2015-present) while challenging several kinds of missions to become an official member of PENTAGON.
The 10 candidates includes the members who has already been active and well-known in the South Korean show business, like Jin-ho, an ex-member of the SM Entertainment’s project boy unit ‘SM the ballad’ , and Hongsok, an ex-member of the group formed by the Mnet TV audition program MIX＆MATCH (2014).
As of July 6, 2016, the first member , Singwong, was reportedly dropped out of the group.
Debut in Japan and other area
Cube Entertainment’s new boy group in four years, PENTAGON, is consisted of 10 promising members (9 members as of July 6, 2016 since the first member was dropped out the group because of the mission failure performance) who are from several Asian countries, such as Korean, Japan and China.
It is because that Cube Entertainment aims to have the group being active in such countries and regions.
The program are now broadcasted in many Asian countries through several media to have people know the members better before their debut in late July, 2016.
We are probably safe in thinking that they will surely become very popular among many countries in Asia as well as in South Korea.
Hong Seok was born and raised in South Korea and his nationality is South Korean.
He was a former member of the group formed by the TV audition group MIX & MATCH (2014) and already has a lot of fans ,which took advantage of his performance in carrying out the missions in Pentagon Maker.
As expected, he gave great performance in each mission, which enabled him to gain great popularity from viewers affecting selecting members of the new group.
In the 9th week program, he has finally completed the Pentagon Gragh and has become an official member of the new group.
Real Name: Yang Hong Seok
Birthday: April 17, 1994
Hobby: Reading Books, Study Languages
1 His former Company was YG Entertainment
2 His nicknames: Yang Jr, Hongseokkie, Honggie
*about:Jinho was born and raised in South Korea and his nationality is South Korean.
He was an ex-trainee of SM Entertainment.
In 2010, he made his debut as a member of SM Entertainment’s project boy unit, SM the Ballad.
However, his activity as a part of the project group didn’t last long.
Having giving up his official debut from SM Entertainment, he moved his base to Cube Entertainment to take the audition of Pentagon Maker.
After eight-week-audition, he has finally completed his Pentagon Graph.
He has officially become a member of the new group Pentagon.
His hard work has finally paid off.
Real Name: Cho Jin Ho
Birthday: April 17, 1992
Hobby: Playing the guitar
1 His former stage name was Jino
2 His former company was SM Entertainment
3 He once belonged to SM THE BALLAD.
Hui was born and raised in South Korea and his nationality is South Korean.
He is the leader of Pentagon.
His specialty is singing.
In the first mission in the program, he got the highest score of all memebers in his Pentagon Graph (the average score 3.8).
He was selected as one of the main vocals of the group with Jinho. The two went head to head to contend for superiority of singing skills.
He mentioned about the battle like this; “It seems that people want to see our battle and so do I.” As a result, he won the battle.
In the 9th week program, he has completed his Pentagon Graph and has become one of the official members of Pentagon.
Real Name: Lee Hoe Taek
Birthday: August 28, 1993
Kino was born and raised in South Korea and his nationality is South Korean.
He is in charge of vocal and dance in the group.
In the first week’s battle of the program, his performance was reasonable success winning the second rank with Jinho.
As the program progressed, however, his performance was getting worse.
Finally he placed 10th rank, the lowest position in the 5th week program.
To move up his rank, he made great efforts in the following missions, so he was able to win the first rank in the 7th week program.
Finally, he has become one of the official members after completing his Pentagon Graph in 9th week program.
Real Name: Kang Hyung Gu
Birthday: January 27, 1998
Specialties: Singing , Dancing
Position: Vocal / Dance
Yuto was born and raised in Japan and his nationality is Japanese.
He is good at rapping, so he is in charge of the rapper in the group.
Being far from his own country, he seems uneasy and has not been able to show his real ability yet.
He is always in the position of the lower rank and on the danger of being dropped out the group.
In the previous weeks, he managed to avoid being kicked out the audition due to other members’ help, but nobody knows the result until the very end.
We hope that he will be able to become a member of Pentagon.
Real Name: Adachi Yuto
Birthday: January 23, 1998
Specialties: Singing, Rapping
Additional trivia: His nationality is Japanese.
1 He is called ‘Takoyaki Prince’ by other members.
Yanan was born and raised in China and his nationality is Chinese.
His charm points are his lily-white skin and splendidly proportioned figure, so he is said to be a lady killer from the Mainland China.
At the first week’s battle of the program, he placed the lowest position of all, the 10th rank.
Against this miserable result, he tried to show his full ability to the viewers while carrying out difficult missions or giving great performance in cooperation with other members.
However, he could not move up his rank and finally failed to become an official member of the group.
Real Name: Yan An
Birthday: October 25, 1996
Attraction: white beautiful skin
Additional trivia: His nationality is Chinese.
Wooseok was born and raised in South Korea and his nationality is South Korean.
He is the youngest member of the group, in charge of Makena.
In spite of his being innocent, when it comes to giving performance, he looks more adult-like for his age, which attracts many young female viewers of the program.
In cooperation with other members, he was able to show his good and bright personality through a lot of missions, he got great popularity among viewers which allows him to be in the position of the upper rank of the audition so far.
Good luck, Wooseok!
Real Name: Jung Woo Seok
Birthday: January 31, 1998
Shinwon was born and raised in South Korea and his nationality is South Korean.
His attractive feature is his handsome face, so he is said to be ‘a good-looking guy of Pentagon.’ At the first week’s battle of the audition program, he did not give reasonable performance, so he placed the 9th rank out of the 10 members, being far behind from other members.
After that, he made great efforts to move up his rank, showing his great dancing and rapping to the viewers, but in vain.
In June, 2016, he was dropped out the audition because of his lack of skills.
Real Name: Ko ShinWon
Birthday: 11 December 1995
Position: Vocal, Visual
1 He worked part time in BWCW store.
2 He was cast as street model for LEFAS.