Yesung


Kim Joong Woon (김종운)
Stage Name : Ye Sung (예성)
Chinese Name : 金 鐘 雲 / 藝 聲
English Name : Jerome Kim
Nickname(s): Cloud (구룸), Dog (from the Zodiac), Rabid Dog (광견; Heechul’s nickname for Yesung)
Date of Birth: August 24, 1984
Place of Birth: Chunahn in Southern Choongchung Province (충남 천안)(충청남도 천안)
Height: 178 cm/5′ 10.1″
Weight: 64 kg/140.8 lb
Blood Type: AB
Siblings: younger brother Kim Jongjin (1987)
Pets: a turtle named Ttangkkoma (땅꼬마 which means ‘small runt’) since 12/4/08; he mentioned on “Olnbam” that it cost him 200,000 won (~$150).
Specialty/Hobby: Singing, Listening to music, Exercise
Education: Chungwoon University (청운대학교), Broadcast Music major, possibly transferred to Sunmoon University (선문대학교); reportedly graduated in early 2009.
Misc. Info.: Yesung won gold in the 1999 ChunAn Singing Contest. He was encouraged to audition for SM by his mother who secretly submitted his application without telling him. He auditioned for SM in 2001. His stage name Yesung (예성) is an acronym for 예술가의 성대 which means “Vocal Chords of an Artist.”

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