Do you know?
Who is the 1st strong guy in Korea?
If you don’t know, let’s check it below…
He is KIM YOUNG WOON, as we know him well as KANG IN, a member of the “Greatest Korean Boyband”, Super Junior.
Kang In was born in Seoul, South Korea, 26 years ago. Precisely on January 17th, 1985. So now he’s 26 years old, but in Korean ages it be counted become 27 years old. His bloodtype is O. (Who is O-line here? LOL)
Kang In has an English name called Jordan Kim and Chinese name called 強仁 Jiang Ren. Like his nickname, Strong Guy, Kang In was mean the same like his nickname. Beside “Strong Guy”, Kang In has another nickname which was given by Anya (a star-guest in Super Junior Full House) called Neoguri (Racoon). His hobbies are watching TV, singing, martial arts and swimming.
Kang In became a trainee under SM Entertainment soon after he won first place on the 4th SM Youth Best Selection Best Outward Appearance in 2002. Soon afterwards he made a brief cameo appearance in the SBS Drama “A Man And A Woman” in May 2002.
Although originally auditioned to be an actor, he was placed under many all-male project music groups, including the group “Four Seasons“, a four-member boy band that was to include Kim Hee Chul, Hero Jae Joong, and U-Know Yun Ho. However, both U Know Yun Ho and Hero Jae Hoong soon debuted as members of TVXQ in 2003, ending the Four Seasons project.
In 2005, Kang In joined Super Junior with the other 12 members. And on the next year, Kang In joined Super Junior sub groups; Super Junior Happy and Super Juniot T.
Kang In’s MC debut was in MBC’s M!Countdown, where he was the host along with Lee Teuk and Shin Dong five days after Super Junior’s music debut. The three members remained together as the hosts throughout their career until Kang In was replaced by Eun Hyuk due to his busy schedule for hosting MBC’s Good Friend Radio and Show! Music Core. He was also a former DJ for Reckless Radio, but is now replaced by Sung Min and Soo Young of Girls’ Generation. He is currently an active DJ for MBC’s Good Friend Radio with Cho Jung Rin (조정린).
Along with other members of the group, Kang In has been the host of Explorers of the Human Body, a Sunday night variety show which premiered on November 11th 2007. To solve questions about the human body, the group performs experiments with their own bodies to answer the questions.
Although active in both singing and hosting, Kang In continuously makes guest appearances in variety shows, such as Star Golden Bell and KBS’s Girls Talk. Being active in television, Kang In earns the highest salary in Super Junior.
Kang In often considered to be rude with his younger brother in Super Junior. But, he’s main purpose is to protect the Leader, Lee Teuk from fad of Super Junior’s brothers. Kang In has a soften heart and he ever said Lee Teuk must be protected by him, because Lee Teuk is at once his father and brother for him. Although Kang In liked to ignorant to his hyeongs, but he’s very respectful with Lee Teuk and Hee Chul.
When Kang In had his first debuted, he is on bad condition. His feett was hurted, but he insisted to dancing and singing very well. Kang In was very opinionated and sociable. According to SM Entertainment’s staff, Kang In was placed in 5th place in terms of good looks.
Super Junior’s members confessed dan enthrone Kang In as a talkative member. He is very active in many events dan cannot keep the members’ secrets. Kang In quibble, he said when he’s on camera, he want to tell all about anything which happened in the group.
SM Entertainment rest Kang In from all activities with Super Junior after he got problems; drunk and beating some time ago. When he got problems, Kang In always tell Lee Teuk and Lee Teuk would cheers up him and saying, “it’s okay.”
Kang In who didn’t join the making of Super Junior 4th Album “BONAMANA” made all fans dissapointed and sad. And Dong Hae with Eun Hyuk composed a song for Kang In entitled “A Short Journey” as a gift before Kang In entry to the army. Kang In singing on that song.
“I’ll be back!” A promise from Kang In. “I don’t want thinking what will happen in the future or some time we can get along like this again. Just think about it already make me sad. I don’t care what will happen later, separation or not being an artist again. I still wanna say to all people, “hey! This is my family! We are SUPER JUNIOR!””
After Kang In’s incident; drunk, beating and hit-run, Super Junior was in most difficult time – like Lee Teuk said. And finally, Kang In was temporarily be non-activated by SM Entertainment. Until Kang In decided to enter to the army on July 10th 2010 at 01:00 pm KST. Many ELFs come to the army area to take Kang In before he entering the military. The atmosphere gonna more touching when Super Junior came. ELFs and Super Junior including Kang In cried. And, after that Kang In officially entered to the army.
One of many rumors is Kang In will out from Super Junior. But that is disputed by many people who still love Kang In. ELF had made a project some time ago, to protect our 13 Super Junior’s member include Han Kyung and Ki Bum and 2 Super Junior’s additional members, Henry Lau and Zhou Mi.
Kang In would appeared on Super Junior’s Fans Meeting on May 23rd 2010. Young Woon appeared in the middle of the fans meeting, during Marry You. Then he left again, and the whole crowd started screaming for him. He appeared again, seemed a little embarrassed, and he is already changed into a sports attire.
Everyone started crying non-stop. All the boys also cried. Hee Chul was crying very badly and refused to come out, he was being pulled out by someone.
Then Kang In started talking, saying to wait for him, and he is very touched. Then they started playing the video of the previous fans meeting. Lee Teuk says “How many of you were present last time”, someone raised the hand and Ryeo Wook asked “You came last time?” She said “Yes”
Kang In appeared from the rising platform during Marry You, and Lee Teuk was crying non-stop. Kang In told everyone to wait for him for 2 years and apologies. He even kneels down and did a formal bow to the fans. After Marry You, its the dance segment, Lee Teuk wasn’t focusing already. He keeps dancing the whole thing incorrectly. After dance, it seemed to be Sorry, Sorry, Hee Chul kept a straight face. After Sorry, Sorry, Hee Chul disappeared and wasn’t on stage.
In the end when they were standing in a row, Lee Teuk told Eun Hyuk: “I still have Kang-Teuk!” Then someone said to look for Hee Chul. Lee Teuk then realized Hee Chul wasn’t on stage. The fans keep shouting “Kim Young Woon! Kim Young Woon!”, then Lee Teuk called out Young Woon’s name asking him to come out. In the end, Young Woon and Hee Chul came out. When Kang In was walking down, he stopped beside Lee Teuk and Lee Teuk hooked his arms saying “We are Kang-Teuk, Kang-Teuk”, he repeated it many times. Kang In says “Yes, Kang-Teuk”, then said something… Hyeong.
“I’m sorry and I’ll be back healthy and well. 13 of us will be on stage in 2 years so please wait without having an affair.”
At last, our baby Racoon is born. Our Strong Guy is back. He is KIM YOUNG WOON.
Kang In, you know, if ELFs whole the world is missing you so much.
We promise that you will back with Super Junior for us (ELF).
We always protect all Super Junior (13+2=1) and always be like that.
Keep fighting, Kang In oppa.
Believe, we always love you.
13elieve and keep prom15e.