WOW (Wizard of the World) Debuts in March
The new Korean boy group, WOW (Wizard of the World), just debuted on March 8, 2021. Under A.CONIC Entertainment, WOW debuted with their first single “Miss U” and performed on MBC, Show Champion, and more. This new group has seven members who are all multi-faceted and interesting in their own right. Made up of models, musicians, and actors born between 1991 and 1999, the group has surely turned some heads. They were to debut in October 2020, then delayed to December 2020, and further delayed until this March. Some members are also a part of a pre-debut group called A.FACT, and these two groups share an account on Instagram. Check out their debut performance below:
Who Are The Members of WOW (Wizard of the World)?
Each of the members listed has made great accomplishments previous to joining WOW (Wizard of the World). Some of the members have worked between A.CONIC Entertainment and Stallion Entertainment for other jobs while establishing their careers or with other entertainment companies. As a disclaimer, between all of their accomplishments, there is still so much more to learn about each member that is not listed below. For more information on the members, you can check out KProfiles or their Instagram accounts linked below. Most of their other social media accounts or websites are linked to their Instagrams!
Jeon Sejin (The Leader of WOW)
The first member of mention is Jeon Sejin. According to KProfiles, he was born on February 28, 1991, he is also a member of A.FACT, and the leader and member of the former KPOP group The King. The King is a five-member boy group under Stallion Entertainment that supposedly disbanded in early 2019. Sejin is also a part of the Black Market Crew and has been in other artists’ music videos and dramas. As a part of WOW, he is the leader, a rapper, and vocalist. To see more of Jeon Sejin, check out his Instagram @tkhdsejin.
The next member of mention is Joo Wondae. According to his Kprofile, he was born on October 22, 1991, and is also a part of A.FACT. He is a model under Stallion Entertainment and also works as a DJ and designer. He can also apparently speak English fluently. As a part of WOW, he is a vocalist and a guitarist. To see more of Joo Wondae, check out his Instagram @joowondae.
The next member of mention is Yoon Daro, and according to his Kprofile, he was born on March 23, 1992. He is an avid model, designer of his own brand, and also a DJ. As a part of WOW, he is the drummer. To see more of Yoon Daro and his work, check out his Instagram @daroyoon.
The next member to look at is Lee Pando, and according to his Kprofile, he was born on January 23, 1995. He is an actor who starred in the Kdramas My Secret Romance (2017) and Noble, My Love (2015). He also studied at Joongbu University for theatre and film. As a part of WOW, he is a vocalist and a bassist. To see more of Lee Pando and his work, check out his Instagram @leepando1995.
The next member is Yooseong, and according to his Kprofile, he was born on March 17, 1995. Yooseong used to be a member of Rion Five and T.E.N. (Rion Five was a five-member boy group that debuted in 2014 under Narda Entertainment). Yooseong went onto Produce X 101 for his group but didn’t pass the second elimination round. T.E.N. (Tremendous Energetic Novas) was a 10-member group related to Rion Five that debuted in 2018. It is assumed that both groups have disbanded or will soon. As a part of WOW, Yooseong is most likely a vocalist, but there is still not a lot of information about him. To see more of Yooseong, check out his Instagram @ys_317_.
The next member of mention is Kwon Taeeun, and according to his Kprofile, he was born on July 16, 1999. He will also apparently be a part of the pre-debut group A.FACT. In the past, Taeeun participated in Produce X 101 but was eliminated after the 8th episode with the final rank of 34th place. He also seems to do a lot of endorsements for brands. As a part of WOW, he is one of the vocalists. To see more of Kwon Taeeun, check out his Instagram @kwontaeeun_.
The last member of mention is Choi Yonghun, and according to his Kprofile, he was born on November 27, 1999. Yonghun was a former member of T.E.N. and ranked 15th on “Under 19” in episode six. He was also the DJ in Rion Five and Cupid’s “Woman of Beach” music video. As a part of WOW, he is a rapper. To see more of Choi Yonghun, check out his Instagram @0_choi.
The Future of WOW (Wizard of the World) and Their Significance
Since they just debuted, it’s hard to say what will become of WOW. However, with a mixed bag of talented and dedicated individuals in one group, I think we can expect them to do some cool things as they progress together. Each member has some experience in the entertainment industry, so they understand how the system works.
It should also be said that this group is particularly interesting because of the members’ unique backgrounds. Some are models, actors, and musicians in other groups who went on talent/music shows. Some are doing interesting creative work outside of these roles as well. The group as a whole is also older in age than your average KPOP debut group, which is usually full of teenagers or young adults. Their debut shows that there are many ways to become a KPOP idol. You don’t just have to go through the traditional route of auditioning at a young age.
As KPOP expands in popularity globally, I could see more groups with similar member makeups as WOW becoming popular. I also think as WOW finds who they are as a group, they could appeal to a larger audience alongside similar groups.
If you want to stay up-to-date on their progress, or the KPOP industry in general, check out Kworld Now for more information.