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Wanna One is a Korean Pop Music Boy Band who debuted on August 7, 2017. It's a Spear Counterpart to I.O.I as it was formed from the eleven winners from a pool of 101 trainees on the second season of the show Produce 101. Just like I.O.I Wanna One represents the hypothetical best of the best in the upcoming generation of male Idol Singers as voted by the general public.

Members (Ordered by age):

  • Yoon Jisung - MMO Entertainment: Sub Vocalist
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  • Ha Sungwoon - Ador & Able Entertainment, a member of the Boy Band Hotshot that debuted in 2013: Main Vocalist
  • Hwang Minhyun - Pledis Entertainment, a member of the Boy Band NU'EST that debuted in 2012: Lead Vocalist
  • Ong Seongwoo - Fantagio Entertainment: Sub Vocalist, Main Dancer
  • Kim Jaehwan - Independent trainee: Main Bocalist
  • Kang Daniel - MMO Entertainment: Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper, Main Dancer, Center
  • Park Jihoon - Maroo Entertainment: Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper, Lead Dancer
  • Park Woojin - Brand New Music: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer
  • Bae Jinyoung - C9 Entertainment: Sub Vocalist
  • Lee Daehwi - Brand New Music: Lead Vocalist
  • Lai Guanlin - Cube Entertainment: Lead Rapper

Tropes related to Wanna One:

  • Audience Participation: Not only choosing the 11 members, viewers could also choose their debut song.
  • Animal Motifs: Daniel and cats as well as samoyeds, Woojin and sparrows, Daehwi and otters.
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  • Badass Baritone: The youngest member Guanlin has quite a low voice.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Daehwi is fully Korean, but spent six years in California, USA and two years in Japan.
  • Child Popstar: All of the younger kids - Jihoon, Woojin, Jiyoung, Daehwi and Guanlin.
  • Common Tongue: Korean for all of them, English for Daniel, Daehwi and Guanlin.
  • Dream Team: Wanna One is this as a whole. Managing to come out as the eleven best trainees out of 101 contestants certainly mustn't have been the easiest of feats.
  • Fanboy: Guanlin is a big fan of his labelmate - Pentagon's Wooseok and has rapped about him and included him in his thank-you speeches.
  • Multiethnic Name: Kang Daniel. Interestingly enough he is fully Korean and has lived in Korea his whole life but changed his name becuase not many people could pronounce his real name - Kang Euigeon.
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  • Older Than They Look: During his time on Produce 101 Woojin bragged about this to Daehwi.
  • Reality Show: One is scheduled to air in August.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Jaehwan and Sungwoon for singing; Seongwoo, Daniel and Woojin for dancing; Daniel and Woojin for rapping.
  • Surprisingly Good English:
    • Daniel who is fully Korean but studied at an International school and speaks fluent English.
    • Daehwi who is fully Korean, but spent six years in California, USA and can speak fluent English.
    • Guanlin who is from Taiwan but speaks pretty good English.
  • Teen Idol: The younger members - Jihoon, Woojin, Jinyoung, Daehwi and Guanlin.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • Daehwi apparently really likes a banana-strawberry smoothie from a certain shop.
  • Younger Than They Look:
    • The youngest member Guanlin looks older than his 15 years.
    • During his time on Produce 101 Daehwi complained that he looks older than his 16 years.

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