***updated: 19 May 2012***
***DISCLAIMER: when I say ‘updated’, I just mean I added new information, like most recently, their shoe sizes. Moreover, the weight statistic is from around debut period (2008), and since they were just teens back then, they probably have gotten heavier since then. However, I must point out that the Asian male body type is thin compared to the Western male body type in general.***
Taemin: 177 cm or 5’9.7″
Onew: 177 cm or 5’9.7″
Jonghyun: 173 cm or 5’8.1″
Minho: 186 cm or 6’1.2″
Key: 179 cm or 5’10.5″
Taemin: 53 kg or 116 lb
Onew: 61 kg or 134.5 lb
Jonghyun: 56 kg or 123.5 lb
Minho: 60 kg or 132 lb
Key: 59 kg or 130 lb
Taemin: 250 cm or 7
Onew: 260 cm or 8
Jonghyun: 265 cm or 8.5
Minho: 260 cm or 8
Key: 265 cm or 8.5
Taemin: left Chung Dam High School for a performing arts school that will better accomodate his schedule
Onew: Chungwoon University, major: broadcasting music
Jonghyun: has taken the University Entrance Exam, not enrolled in a university
Minho: Konkuk University, major: film
Key: will study in Myungji University: music in 2012
These statistics are a little scary. The average American male at age 18 is 5’9″ and weighs 140 lb. Of course, we are somewhat comparing apples to pears; Asian males traditionally have more slender builds.
The BMI index places Minho and Taemin as underweight. Some people are naturally skinny, but I think Minho and Taemin can put a little more weight on; it would add, rather than detract, to their appearances. One huge part of SHINee’s androgynous and girly image are their waifish, slight figures.
And why is Jonghyun not entering university?! He apparently has the least busy schedule out of all the SHINee members, too. However, it is good to know that he is not as short as I originally thought he was, the way the other members tease him about it.
All very interesting to think about. Very much so. Now, go outside and play. It’s beautiful outside.
source: SHINee’s official Japanese website