Leave it to the detectives (fans) of the K-pop world to figure out so much information in such little time!
The 101 participants of “Produce 101” Season 2 made their first appearance and performance on the March 9 episode of Mnet’s “M!Countdown.”
There were many familiar faces, including current and former idols, participants from other survival programs, guests on other variety shows, actors from web dramas, and many more.
While the producers of the show have stated that they will be revealing all the members in the days to come, many have figured out the names of numerous competitors ahead of the show’s premiere date on April 7.
Here are 51 of the known participants on “Produce 101” Season 2 (at the time this article was written), who were spotted either during the performance or later outside the building following their performance.
1. NU’EST’s Ren
He is from Pledis Entertainment and was born on November 3, 1995.
2. NU’EST’s Baekho
He is from Pledis Entertainment and was born on July 21, 1995.
3. NU’EST’s Minhyun
He is from Pledis Entertainment and was born on August 9, 1995.
4. NU’EST’s JR
He is from Pledis Entertainment and was born on June 8, 1995.
5. Topp Dogg’s A-Tom
He is from Hunus Entertainment and was born on May 23, 1995.
6. HOTSHOT’s Kid Monster
He is from K.O Sound and was born on October 15, 1993.
7. HOTSHOT’s Sungwoon
He is from K.O Sound and was born on March 22, 1994. His friend, BTS’s Jimin, sent his heartfelt support following the performance.
8. JJCC’s San Cheong
He is from Jackie Chan Group Korea and was born on May 14, 1993.
9. JJCC’s Yul
He is from Jackie Chan Group Korea and was born on February 27, 1992.
10. Lee Dae Hwi
He’s a former JYP Entertainment trainee born in 2001, and is currently under Brand New Music. Before the show even began, he made headlines as the “Jeon Somi” of Season 2, and was chosen to be the “center” of all 101 participants.
11. Samuel (also known as Punch)
SEVENTEEN fans may recognize him as a previous potential member of the group. He also promoted with rapper One in duo 1PUNCH, before they disbanded.
He was born on January 17, 2002, and is under Brave Entertainment.
12. Yoon Yong Bin
He was a former SM Entertainment trainee hopeful who was in the running to become a member of EXO, but rejected the position and left the agency to focus on his studies. He revealed this information when he appeared on the August 4, 2016 episode of “I Can See Your Voice.”
He was born on November 27, 1995, and is currently under Banana Culture Entertainment.
13. Lee Eui Woong
He appeared on the March 21, 2016 broadcast of “Hello Counselor” with a concern of his own. He was noted for his good looks, kind personality, and filial piety. At the time, he said he was an aspiring actor, but has since reportedly changed to wanting to be an idol.
He was born in 2000, and is under Jellyfish Entertainment.
14. Jang Moon Bok
He is known to be friends with BTS’s V, and has been receiving attention for his unforgettable long hair.
He was born on April 11, 1995, and is currently under ONO Entertainment.
15. Park Ji Hoon
A current student of School of Performing Arts in Seoul, he is gaining attention for the wink he shot during the performance.
He is a ’99-liner who is under Maroo Entertainment.
16. Lee In Soo
He is a former BOYS24 participant, and was born on January 16, 1996.
17. Kim Tae Dong
He is a former BOYS24 participant, and was born on November 7, 1997.
18. Lee Kwang Hyun
He is a participant of BOYS24.
He was born on July 23, 1998, and is currently under Starship Entertainment.
19. Jung Se Woon
He was a contestant of “K-pop Star” season 3.
He was born on May 31, 1997, and is currently under Starship Entertainment.
20. Jung Shi Hyun
He starred in a minor role on “EXO Lives Next Door” as the main female character’s former crush, Min Hwan.
He is currently under GNI Entertainment.
21. The East Light’s Lee Woo Jin
He is a former child actor.
He is from Media Line Entertainment, and was born on April 2, 2003.
22. AFOS’s JooEn
He is from The Rebel Entertainment, and was born on November 27, 1996.
23. Offroad’s Jung Dong Soo
He is in Kairos Entertainment, and was born on May 11, 1991.
24. Offroad’s Kim Nam Hyung
He is in Kairos Entertainment, and was born on June 24, 1994.
25. Pure Boy’s Seokyu
He is in IT Entertainment, and was born on July 1, 1998.
26. Lee Yoo Jin
He starred in the web drama “Sweet 20s.”
He is currently under Namoo Actors.
27. Jung Won Chul
He was a member of the now-disbanded A6P.
He was born on January 12, 1996, and is currently under Happy Face Entertainment.
28. Kim Dong Han
He is a former member of D.O.B, a street cover dance group.
He was born on July 3, 1998.
29. Kwon Hyun Bin
He is currently active as a model.
He was born on March 4, 1997, and is currently under YGK+, a subsidiary of YG Entertainment.
30. Kim Yong Jin
He is a former Underdog member.
He was born on February 20, 1997, and is currently under Wings Entertainment.
He is currently under Yuehua Entertainment, and is reportedly Chinese.
32. Takada Kenta
He was born on January 10, 1995.
33. Lai Guan Lin
He is a Taiwanese trainee born in 2001, and currently under Cube Entertainment.
34. Zhu Zheng Tian
Not much is known other than he is reportedly from Fujian, China.
35. Kang Daniel
He was born in December 10, 1996, and is currently under B2M Entertainment.
36. Im Woo Hyuk
He is a student at Seoul Arts College.
He was born on November 30, 1994, and is currently under Blessings Entertainment.
37. Joo Hak Nyeon
Not much is known other than he was born in 1999.
38. Han Jong Yeon
He was born on May 21, 1998.
39. Ong Sung Woo
He is currently a trainee under Fantagio Entertainment.
40. Yeo Hwan Woong
A student at School of Performing Arts in Seoul, he was born on August 26, 1998, and is currently under RBW Entertainment.
41. Choi Tae Woong
A friend of B.A.P’s Daehyun, he was born on January 6, 1992 and is currently under B2M Entertainment.
42. Kim Tae Woo
He was born on December 16, 1993, and is currently under Narda Entertainment.
43. Choi Seung Hyuk
He was born on December 14, 1999, and is currently under Yuehua Entertainment.
44. Park Sung Woo
He was born on June 7, 1988, and is currently under HIM Entertainment.
45. Byun Hyun Min
He is with K-Tigers, and was born on April 17, 1999.
46. Yoo Jin Won
He was born on February 25, 1997, and is currently under Blessings Entertainment.
47. Park Woo Jin
A trainee born in 1999 and currently under Brand New Music.
48. Kim Tae Min
A trainee born in 1995 and currently under Hanahreum Company
49. Hong Eun Ki
A trainee born in 1997 and currently under MakeStar Entertainment
50. Yoon Ji Sung
A trainee born in 1993 and currently under B2M Entertainment.
51. Lee Hoo Lim
A YGK+ (a subsidiary of YG Entertainment) model and trainee.
Do you have a bias (or biases) so far?
Watch their first performance on “M!Countdown” below!