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Taeyong (NCT) Profile

Taeyong (NCT) Profile and Facts:

Taeyong (태용) is a soloist and member of the boy group NCT and its’ sub-units NCT U & NCT 127, he is also a member of SUPER M under SM Entertainment.

Stage Name: Taeyong (태용)
Birth Name: Lee Tae Yong (이태용)
Position (NCT): LeaderRapperDancer, Vocalist, CenterFOTG, Visual*
Position (NCT U):
Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist*
Position (NCT 127):
Leader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Visual, Center, Face of the Group
July 1, 1995
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood Type: O
NCT U, NCT 127
Representative Emoji: 🌹
Soundcloud: taeoxo
TikTok: @tik_tyong

Taeyong Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Taeyong has an older sister (born in 1988).
– Nickname: TY (given by SM producer, Yoo Young Jin).
– He’s called Tyong by his friends. (MTV Asia Spotlight)
– Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul
– When he was in school, his favorite subject was art.
– When he was still in high school, he rode a bike to school everyday.
– Before joining SM Entertainment, Taeyong dreamed of being a firefighter.
– He was casted in SM Entertainment in 2012.
– Taeyong was part of the pre-debut group SM Rookies.
– SM’S dance teacher described Taeyong’s dancing as hopeless when he started training but he ended up being one of NCT’s Main Dancers and Center.
– He often suggests ideas to the choreographers and adds his own input into choreos.
– He is considered to be one of NCT’s members with the strongest stage presence.
– Strengths: Very confident, very nice, caring towards other members, looks cold on the outside but is actually a very kind person
– Specialty: Rap, Dance.
– Body secret: small waist.
– Shoe size: 265 mm.
– His hobbies are listening to music, playing games, watching movies, and ordering delicious food
– Taeyong’s favorite foods are: Melons, Strawberry Macaroons, Green Tea Ice Cream, Kalguksu (Korean noodle dish).
– His favorite color is Pink. (“Guessing game Taeyong x Ten in Sudspada”)
– Taeyong’s favorite artist is Drake.
– His favorite fruit is Melon.
– Taeyong’s favorite drink is yogurt smoothie.
– He loves shopping, he buys stuff to release stress. (NCT Night Night)
– Taeyong loves swimming.
– He likes the movie “Howl’s Moving Castle”.
– Taeyong’s favorite music genre is classical, but he also really likes hip hop.
– Likes: sweet food.
– Dislikes: dust
– Motto: “Let’s be good people”.
– Weaknesses: Perfectionist, always nagging
– Habits: Biting finger nails, always washing hands, cleaning up after members.
– Taeyong’s most confident in his eyes.
– Favorite Accessories: Snapback hats (he wears them a lot while he’s dancing so that his hair doesn’t get in his face) and headsets.
– His number one treasure: Headsets
– Mark says that Taeyong is really good at cooking.
– Taeyong is the member who has the worst alcohol tolerance. (NCT Night Night)
– The members voted him as the cutest when drunk. (NCT Night Night)
– He often buys food for the rest of the members.
– He’s the most forgetful member, he always loses things. (NCT Mail Magazine – Best of NCT: Tokyo Venue)
– The reason for the mark next to Taeyong’s eye is the Atopy (an eczema-like skin problem)
– Taeyong featured in Red Velvet’s “Be natural” (2014)
– He has Mysophobia, which is the fear of contamination and germs. He says it isn’t serious though.
– Taeyong washes his clothes separately from the other members.
– His mood depends on the weather. He loves clear weather. He likes to take naps when it’s rainy outside
– He’s fascinated with photography.
– Taeyong stated that the most numbers of dogs that he raised is 10 dogs. He had a dalmatian dog named Danbi and Danbi had puppies. (NCT LIfe in Osaka)
– He had a dog named Ruby.
– Taeyong would want to switch bodies with Jaehyun because he has a really healthy body.
– The song that made him wanna become an artist: Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack” (Apple NCT’s Playlist)
– Him and Mark are in charge of rap.
– He wrote the lyrics for NCT U’s single “The 7th Sense” alongside fellow member Mark.
– Taeyong has written over 30 songs for NCT.
– He admires Baekhyun; he’s his EXO bias.
– List of some of his solo songs: Long flight, GTA, All day, Yes, Open the door, Beautiful
– Most of his solo songs are unreleased.
– He uploaded multiple dance freestyles on NCT’s dance channel on YouTube.
– Taeyong was a temporary DJ for “NCT Night Night” radio show.
– Taeyong is ranked 22th on TC Candler “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018”.
– Him & Johnny used to be roommates. (NCT 127 Road to Japan 180318)
– Update: In the new NCT 127 dorm Taeyeong has his own room. (Lower floor).
– Taeyong is friends with JR from NU‘EST. They play games together.
– His Ideal male figure is EXO’s Baekyun.
– Taeyong’s also a member of SM Entertainment’s Supergroup, SUPER M along with NCT 127 member Mark and WayV members Ten and Lucas.
– NCT U Line-Ups (16): The 7th Sense, Boss, Baby Don’t Stop, Yestoday, I wanna be a Celeb (Dance Stage), Make A Wish, Volcano, Misfit, Light Bulb, I.O.U., New Axis, OK!, Baggy Jeans, Call D, PADO, That’s Not Fair.
–  Taeyong’s episode on 1TheK Originals IDDP: He said, “He made the other members practice, while Doyoung took care of the members.” Stating it was probably the first time in his life he took something seriously/made an effort in his life at the time. Making him think a lot of NCT Wish. He said what he wanted to say is, “You have to raise the standard so you’ll make the effort to reach that standard in your 20s. While you work hard to reach that standard you will be able to do what you truly want.”
– On April 15, 2024 he enlisted in the military.
Taeyong’s ideal type:Someone who can teach me, lead me, and make up for my flaws.”

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NOTE 3: Taeyong updated his MBTI to ENTP-T on Sept 5, 2022 (his Youtube channel).

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