Summary: B2ST, now stylized as BEAST, and renaming themselves Highlight after leaving Cube, debuted in October of 2009 with their song “Bad Girl.”  The group consists of many people known for their “lack of success.”  This includes DooJoon, who was eliminated from 2PM; HyunSeung, who was eliminated from Big Bang; KiKwang, who had little success as the solo artist AJ; and JunHyung, who was in the rotational group, Xing.  They received their first triple crown for their song “Fiction,” and they now have a large global fan base.

We loved B2ST from the first second we saw them on television.  Although I can’t really see it anymore, we dubbed DooJoon as a T.O.P. look-alike and YoSeob as GDragon, and called them the new GDTOP.  Velexa immediately loved KiKwang, because unlike Korea, we loved his solo work when he was going by the name of AJ.  As a former Xing member, we also immediately loved JunHyung, though looking back; we’d like to hear him sing again, as he was pretty good when he was back in Xing.  As time passed, we grew to like the other members, but it wasn’t until Troublemaker came out that we officially accepted HyunSeung into our hearts.  A part of us still hated him for the rumors about the bad things he said about Big Bang, and we tend to ignore him in B2ST. But with HyunA, he’s fucking sexy.

Member Profiles


Birth Name: Yoon DooJoon
Birth Date: July 4, 1989
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Older sister, parents

  • He originally wanted to be a high school P.E. teacher, but when he saw the Big Bang documentary, he changed his mind
  • His parents were originally against him becoming a singer, but he begged them and they finally agreed.
  • All the members agree DooJoon is the most animal-like in the group
  • He’s considered the father of the group
  • Does not believe in quitting after failing
  • DooJoon never mentioned he was traveling to Africa, so the members admitted to not knowing about it
  • His sister has said he’s over-protective
  • He has proposed to B2UTIES (B2ST fan club) to marry him
  • Has the best handwriting among the members
  • He’s made a habit of using sanitizer gel


Birth Name: Jang HyunSeung
Birth Date: September 3, 1989
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Older sister, parents

  • He’s naturally skinny, even though he loves junk food
  • He and JunHyung are considered the fashionistas in the group
  • When he get stressed, he just likes to be left alone
  • One of his nicknames is “Prince Jang” because he’s such a perfectionist
  • He shaves his underarms
  • He loves meat
  • In his spare time, he likes to communicate with fans
  • When he was younger, he didn’t know the difference between an umbrella and an elephant
  • Loves to surf the web and bowl
  • He has a studded belt he got as a gift from G-Dragon
  • He thinks he looks manly
  • If someone tried to make him do something weird, he’ll suddenly get a call and leave
  • He’s a clean freak, he’ll clean any mess he walks by
  • He had lasik eye surgery
  • See his discography with Trouble Maker here.


Birth Name: Yong JaeSoon
Birth Date: December 19, 1989
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Younger brother, parents

  • Legally changed his name from JaeSoon to JunHyung in sixth grade because he was getting teased
  • He was in the rotational group XING, and is in the song “My Girl”
  • He wrote the song “Freeze
  • He goes by the nickname “Joker,” and also uses it as his name for lyric and music writing
  • He once asked if cursing was allowed while B2ST was filming
  • He mumbles nonsense when he’s tired
  • Because he’s a rapper, he thinks people can forget he can be cute and tactful. However, he doesn’t like acting cute, he refuses to even try.
  • His favorite SNSD member is Yoona
  • He’s popular with girls and seems to know how they think. HyunSeung wishes he’d write a book
  • The reason he got a tattoo was because he just wanted one
  • He’s a neat-freak
  • He doesn’t like being ignored
  • He’s in charge of nagging
  • He’s considered the mother of the group
  • He’s a momma’s boy. He has a tattoo on his chest that says, “Born again, still your son” which represents his love for his parents
  • When the band first started living together, he threw away the other members stuff to keep the dorm clean, and then was surprised when no one seemed to care.
  • For a date to be perfect, JunHyung said he needs a bowling ball, a car, money, and something nice to wear
  • He originally specialized in b-boying, but after dislocating his shoulder for a third time, he switched to popping.
  • He’s close friends with F.Cuz’s Jinon
  • It’s been so long since he’s gone home, his own dog doesn’t recognize him.


Birth Name: Yang YoSeob
Birth Date: January 5, 1990
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Older sister, parents

  • Was in a rock band in high school
  • When he was younger, he thought his parents loved his sister more than him
  • YoSeob and KiKwang are high school classmates. KiKwang said YoSeob seemed more popular than him
  • He is a romantic
  • He likes to take HyunSeung’s food. He once said it was because HyunSeung was least likely to hurt him, so it was easy.
  • His mother likes him best when he has black hair
  • He buys medicine when other members are sick
  • YoSeob said he likes how none of the B2ST are good drinkers
  • When YoSeob falls or trips, fans think it’s cute.
  • He has a habit of hitting DooJoon when he’s sleeping
  • He used to act as JunHyung’s alarm clock
  • He’s the best in group at Mario Kart
  • In elementary school, he once got in trouble for exposing that his teacher was wearing a wig
  • For his and his ex-girlfriend’s 100 day anniversary, he rented out a karaoke room and sang a song for her.


Birth Name: Lee KiKwang
Birth Date: March 30, 1990
Birth Place: KwangJu, South Korea
Family: Younger brother, parents

  • His family supported his decision to become a singer
  • He’s the most gullible in B2ST. It was once proven on a show. Even if you tell him something outrageous, he’ll just go, “oh really?”
  • He’s allergic to seafood
  • Prefers to dance in his free time rather than sleep
  • Always jokes about wanting to marry HyunSeung
  • Even though he loves to work out, he’s the laziest member when it comes to cleaning
  • He wishes HyunSeung would stop eating so much chicken
  • He takes good care of his body, he doesn’t eat junk food, drink, or smoke
  • JunHyung said KiKwang wouldn’t have any memories of school besides sleeping. YoSeob agreed KiKwang was always sleeping in class.
  • He often rips clothes in the crotch area because he loves to crump
  • One of his exes cheated on him
  • His muscles are for eye candy only, not for lifting heavy items
  • Find his solo discography here.


Birth Name: Son DongWoon
Birth Date: June 6, 1991
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Younger brother, parents

  • Likes to eat a lot
  • He’s clumsy and lazy. He’s bad at sports, dancing, and almost anything physical
  • His role model, aside from his father, is Wolverine
  • One of his memorable events from his JYP trainee days was drinking out of a faucet with 2PM’s Junsu
  • People often wonder if he’s mixed race. He loves it, especially when people call him “Arabic Prince”
  • Loves reading sci-fi books
  • Really likes the Taiwanese group S.H.E.
  • He can play piano and violin
  • Doesn’t like girls who use aegyo
  • He wants to go on an ice cream date
  • He’s afraid of bugs
  • Every day without fail, he’ll organize fan letters and pass them out to the other members
  • His father is a professor of international manners for hotel administration