BTOB’s Shin Dong Geun mostly known as PENIEL (프니엘) is now officially added to Kpop Idol’s growing number of Korean whom was born and raised in the US. Peniel made an intriguing debut for his American looks, he was thought to be BTOB’s Bad Guy image but it turned out to be a very shy and silent boy.
Peniel was born and raised at Chicago, Illinois USA on March 10, 1993 he moved to Korea for about two years now and he debuted at BTOB’s Rapper, Vocal and one of its visuals.
Here are some US native idols too:
2NE1’s Park Bom and CL are both born in Korea but lived at the US for their studies, SNSD’s Jessica Jung and Tiffany Hwang whom was both born and raised at the US, F(x)’s Krystal and Amber was both born and raised at the US, Ukiss’ Eli and Kevin were both raised at the US, L.Joe of Teen Top lived in the US for 5 years, Yoochun of JYJ went on High School at US, Dalmatian’s Day Day and Drama lived at the US, Kara’s Nicole was born and raised at the US while co-member Seungyeon attended High School at the US, After School’s former member Bekah was born and raised at the US, Miss A’s Min lived at the US for 8 years, 2PM’s Taecyeon was born Korea but raised at Massachusetts while Nickhun also lived at the US, Chocolat’s Tia, Melanie and Julianne are all Korean-American and lastly Brian Joo.
Nowadays “ENGLISH” really is important for Musicians not only because its the Universal Language but its also a form of them to communicate with International fans.
BTOB has a lot way to go. I hope all of them study hard learning English so that if given a chance to debut at US they’ll be ready besides our Peniel is so shy he can’t do all the taking if ever.
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