Ko Shinwon 고신원 was born on Monday, December 11, 1995, during the Chinese Year of the Pig, and his zodiac star sign is Sagittarius. At a height of 184 cm or 6'½", he's the third tallest in Pentagon. Five members, Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, Shinwon, and Yanan, all share the same blood type, A.
Pentagon is a very multilingual group; all ten members can speak a second language in addition to Korean. Shinwon is one of the five members in the group who can speak Japanese along with E'Dawn, Yuto, Kino, and Wooseok.
Shinwon is a vocal and the self-proclaimed visual of Pentagon. He enjoys modeling and considers himself a fashionista. Around the dorm, though, he's not fashion conscious because he usually strips down when he gets home. He plays the piano and is interested in acting.
His hobbies are watching movies, shopping, gaming, and napping. He describes himself as having a hot temper.
Prior to debut he worked part time in a BWCW store, selling EXO merchandise. He was also cast as street model for LEFAS.
Part of his trainee period at Cube was shown on Mnet's competition reality show, "Pentagon Maker." On the eighth week he completed his Pentagon Graph and was accepted as a member of Pentagon.