Yoo Youngjae 유영재 is B.A.P.’s lead vocal.
Youngjae was born on Monday, January 24, 1994, in Seoul.
He was born in the Chinese Year of the Rooster. He and fellow member Jongup were both born under the star sign of Aquarius. He’s 178 cm or 5'10" tall. His blood type is AB.
He attended Uijeongbu Technical High School. He also went to Balgok Elementary School and Balgok Middle School. He’s from Uijeongbu. He has an older brother.
He was inspired to become a singer after performing at a talent show on a school trip. He would immediately say no to scouts who approached him on the streets. He auditioned for JYP Entertainment with BTS’ J-Hope and Halo’s Dino. He was a trainee there for about a year, but since he didn’t see a debut on the horizon, he moved to TS Entertainment. He was a TS trainee for four years and grew close to Daehyun during that time. He appeared in Secret’s music videos for “Starlight Moonlight” and “Shy Boy,” and in Bang&Zelo’s music video for “Never Give Up.”
He’s friends with Got7’s JB. He’s a fan of Musiq Soulchild and Jay Park.
He used to share a room in the dorm with Jongup. His job around the dorm was to keep everything organized. He likes finding things and explaining them to the members. He thinks that Himchan is a child who doesn’t have a complete grasp of things and exact judgment. If he could be another member, he’d want to be Zelo. “Zelo is a child with lots of talent and he is the youngest who is loved by everyone. I would like to misuse it. It sounds fun living as a maknae.”
In “Ta-Dah! It‘s B.A.P.,” he is the “brain” of the group and believes that they can take over the world by being respectful, which Yongguk adamantly disagrees with. He holds a grudge against any member who shuts down his ideas, and during his free time he loves to go to the electronic store.
His favorite food is meat. His favorite color is sky blue. His favorite movie is Marathon Kid. For fun, he sleeps and plays computer games. He loves electronic gadgets. He says that his flaw is being slightly shy.
In B.A.P. lore, Youngjae’s matoki is yellow. It’s called Jokomato.