Stage Name: Taecyeon (택연)
Birth Name: Ok Taec Yeon (옥택연)
Position: Main Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, 2nd Visual
Birthday: December 27, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 185 cm (6’1″)
Weight: 76 kg (167 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Taecyeon fun facts:
– He was born in Seoul, but later moved to Busan, South Korea.
– Family: Mother, father, an older sister (Jihyen)
– At the age of ten, he migrated together with his family to Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.
– He studied at Bedford High School (while he studied there he was an active member of the Chess Club, Jazz Band, JV Soccer Team and National Honor Society).
– He lived in the USA for 7 years.
– After returning to Korea, he studied at Young Dong High School in Seoul.
– Then he studied Business Administration at Dankook University.
– He is currently attending Korea University Graduate School of International Studies.
– He auditioned for JYP Entertainment in New York in order to be a model.
– He speaks English, Korean and Japanese.
– In 2013 Taecyeon joined global “We Got Married” and was paired with Taiwanese actress Emma Wu.
– In 2010 he announced he gave up to his American visa, in order to be able to serve his military duties in Korea.
– He announced he will enlist in 2017.
– He acted in Korean dramas such as “Cinderella‘s Sister“ (2010), “Dream High” (2011), “99 days with the Superstar” (2011), “Who Are You” (2013), “Wonderful Days” (2014), “Assembly” (2015), “Let’s Fight, Ghost” (2016).
– Was on JYP‘s “Superstar Survival” along with Chansung and Junho, but was the first to leave.
– He received a bloody letter from a fan who is crazy about him.
– Even if he’s considered a “beast idol”, when behind the scenes he often shows a lot of aegyo.
– In January, 2017, Taecyeon released his 1st solo album.
– He also held his 1st solo concert, ‘Taecyeon (From 2PM) Premium Concert’ at the Tokyo Dome City Hall, in Japan on January 2 and the 3rd.
– Taecyeon composed the title track “Promise (I’ll be)” for 2PM’s latest album, “Gentleman’s Game”.
– Taecyeon enlisted on September 4, 2017.
– On 25 July 2018, it was announced that Taecyeon didn’t renew his contract with JYP Ent, and signed with 51K. However, it was announced that he may still continue his activities as a 2PM member.
– Taecyeon’s ideal type: “I used to like cute and short girls, but as I grew older I decided to open up my heart. Now, forgetting the ideal, I like everyone!”