Eli 일라이 is the main rapper of U-Kiss.
Eli was born Kim Kyungjae 김경재 on Wednesday, March 13, 1991.
Like fellow member Hoon, he was born in the Chinese Year of the Ram. He’s a Pisces, like U-Kiss’ leader, Soohyun. His blood type is O.
At a height of 180 cm or 5'11", Eli is U-Kiss’ shortest member. He’s shorter than the tallest member, Kiseop, by 8 cm.
He attended Hanlim Multi Arts High School. He also went to Ni River Middle School and Riverbend High School. He’s Christian. He speaks English, Mandarin, and Japanese. He has an older sister named Hannah and a younger sister named Minah.
He was born in the USA in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Washington, D.C. When he was 15, he went to Beijing to study. In the USA, he went by Ellison Kim.
He and AJ formed the U-Kiss sub-unit, uBEAT. He and Alexander hosted the Arirang radio show “Pops in Seoul.” He’s a fan of Lil Wayne and Eminem.
He practices kung fu and taekwondo. His favorite color is purple. He likes dragon fruit. He’s allergic to cats. His favorite cartoon is “Pokemon” and his favorite character is Pikachu.
He bites his fingernails when he’s nervous. He imitates pigeons.
He had five body piercings; he removed his hand-web and inner conch piercing.
On December 4, 2015, he announced on Instagram that he’d been married since June 5, 2014. On June 7, 2016, his wife gave birth to a healthy baby boy.