Not to be confused with the late Shinee lead singer of the same birth name, this Kim Jong-hyun is renowned for his stage presence, beautiful lyrics and rap writing, and sharp dancing. Better known as JR – short for Junior Royal – he holds most of the important roles in K-pop quintet NU’EST: main rapper, main dancer, vocalist, face of the group, and, oh, leader. View this post on Instagram A post shared by @pockyjr on Nov 17, 2019 at 4:57am PST One of two Geminis in the group, JR celebrates his 25th birthday (or 26th in Korean tradition) on June 8 – here are five things you should know about the Gangneung-born talent. 5 things to know about NU'EST, as the boy group readies for their May comeback He is an avid gamer View this post on Instagram A post shared by 뉴이스트(NU'EST) (@nuest_official) on Apr 25, 2020 at 7:11am PDT One of JR’s hobbies is playing video games, which he finds relaxing after a hectic day of practice and song recording. His band mates say JR doesn’t leave his room often during downtime, passing the days with just his favourite games for company. He is the ‘nation’s leader’ View this post on Instagram A post shared by @pockyjr on Apr 30, 2019 at 4:57am PDT His exemplary leadership during the band’s appearance on Mnet’s boy group survival reality show Produce 101 earned JR the title of “nation’s leader”. JR always made sure he did his best to fix any issues his band mates were having and helped them achieve their goals. He goes by the saying, “A leader is someone who pulls his members from the front, while a king is someone who sends orders from behind”, which strengthens his skills and qualities as a leader. 5 things to know about Mingyu, lead rapper of K-pop band Seventeen He has embraced becoming Wartortle Fans gave JR the nickname Wartortle after his video on Produce 101 ’s second season went viral. He introduced himself with a photo of his favourite Pokémon, performed a dance for the viewers and ended everything by asking supporters to vote for him with Pokéballs. Indeed, JR embraced his inner Wartortle in some variety shows and even wore a Wartortle costume to celebrate his birthday in 2018. He is confident doing aegyo View this post on Instagram A post shared by @pockyjr on Dec 14, 2019 at 9:14am PST Out of NU’EST’s members, JR is the most confident to act cute – or aegyo – in front of his members and fans. He often displays this side at shows, but the rest of the group say he acts just the same behind closed doors. Why NCT Dream is the K-pop group to watch this year He knows how to describe a kiss JR loves watching anime and movies, and shared his film knowledge during an Amigo TV episode with NU’EST W (a sub-unit of NU’EST). He re-enacted a scene from the 2012 South Korean film Architecture 101 , where he described what a kiss was and how to do it. However, the group thought his explanation was far from in character and were extremely shocked by what he said. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .