Jo Kwangmin 조광민 is the visual and main rapper of Boyfriend.
Kwangmin was born on Tuesday, April 24, 1995, the same day as his twin brother, fellow Boyfriend member Youngmin. He’s six minutes younger. They have a younger brother named Hyunmin.
Like fellow members Youngmin and Minwoo, he was born in the Chinese Year of the Pig. He’s a Taurus. Kwangmin, Youngmin, Donghyun, and Minwoo’s blood type is A.
At a height of 180 cm or 5'11", the twins are Boyfriend’s tallest members. They’re taller than the shortest member, Jeongmin, by 7 cm.
The twins and Minwoo all attended the Seoul School of Performing Arts.
He and Youngmin are former JYP trainees. They’re close with the 2PM members, which is why Taecyeon once asked them to stay onstage for 2PM’s encore stage on “Music Bank.”
The twins were once MCs for “Music Core.” The two of them acted in “All My Love” with Minwoo. The twins were also in Sistar’s music video for “Push Push” along with Donghyun. Before debut, Youngmin, Kwangmin, Donghyun, and Minwoo performed as backup dancers for K.Will.
While promoting their debut song “Boyfriend,” Kwangmin fractured his thumb and had to perform in a cast for over 3 weeks.
He and Youngmin have been in over 300 commercials. When one of them went to a shoot, the other went along for support. Once he had to step in and replace Youngmin in a photo shoot because Youngmin fell from a swing and cried.
Before he wanted to be a singer, he wanted to be a novelist. The twins’ father had a dream of being a singer himself.
In the dorm, he shares a room with Youngmin and Jeongmin. He’s innocent, kind, and shares well with his members. When he forgets choreography, he goes to Minwoo for help.
He’s bad at winking. He’s had a habit of sitting “mermaid style” since he was young. He loves Pikachu, and his whole bed is filled with Pikachu dolls.
He can be very hyper. He has a 4-D personality. He’s bad at reading the atmosphere.
Compared to Youngmin, he’s the shyer twin and gets less camera time. He’s also the clumsier twin. The twins are afraid of firecrackers. When they’re alone, they don’t say much to each other.
Once while Minwoo was monitoring their performance in “Let‘s Get It Started,” he noted that both twins made the same mistake. “Both of them made a mistake, but it was the same mistake! They are always like this.”
When he has a girlfriend, he wants to walk around the park with her and then present her with a ring. He wants to be the type of boyfriend who cares for her silently.
If he could date any of the Boyfriend members, he’d choose Jeongmin.