[Profile] Ten NCT, NCT U, WayV Facts: Real Name, Predebut, more

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Ten (텐), real name Chittaphon Leechaiyapornku, is a member of the South Korean pop group NCT. He was introduced as a member of NCT U with the release of “The 7th Sense” on April 9th, 2016.

NCT Ten Profile

NCT Ten Profile
  • NCT Ten Real Name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล)
  • Alternative Name: Lee Young Heum (이영흠)
  • NCT Ten age: 25
  • NCT Ten Birthday: February 27, 1996
  • NCT Ten Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • NCT Ten Height: 5 ft 7in (170 cm)
  • NCT Ten Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
  • Blood Type: A
  • NCT Ten Instagram: @tenlee_1001
  • NCT Ten Weibo: 威神V_TEN_李永钦

NCT Ten Facts That You Should Know

  • He was born in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • His immediate family consist of his mother, his father, and his little sister Tern Kulisara Leechaiyapornkul.
  • His little sister is a designer.
  • He is a graduate from Shrewsbury International School.
  • According to his mom, Ten has shown interest in dance since he was 5 years old.
  • He formally started learning how to dance dance at the age of 14.
  • Ten also passed YG Entertainment’s audition. But at the time he was too young to join.
  • His grandmother was the encouraged him, supported him, and convinced his family to let him follow his dreams and to go to Korea to become a trainee.
  • Ten used to go by the stage name TNT.
  • His name Ten is actually a nickname given to him by his aunt and it means
  • His speaks 5 languages: Thai, Korean, Chinese, some basic Japanese, and English.
  • He used to be in gymnatics.
  • He plays basketball.
  • He has two tattoos: one on his chest and the other one on his right forearm.
  • His favorite number is 10.
  • He loves watching dramas.
  • He loves animals.
  • His favorite Disney princess is Rapunzel.
  • He does not like fruits
  • He loves eating spicy foods. He also loves Italian food, fish cake, Kimbap, tteokbokki, etc..
  • He only drinks water, tea, or coffee.
  • He is really afraid of ghots.
  • He is not really good at drinking alcohol.
  • He loves the summer because he loves sunny days.
  • He loves Pokemon
  • He once said that his role model is Rihanna.
  • He has a scar on his left cheekbones.

NCT Ten Predebut

Ten was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand from a Thai-Chinese family. He has been interested in dance from a young age. In 2010, he won the Thai television show Teen Superstar  and was offered a contract to sign with Starship Entertainment. However, he declined the offer.

In 2013, he was casted by SM Entertainment through the SM Global Audition 2013 in Bangkok. He was introduced as an SM Rookie that same year. He made his debut 3 years later in NCT U with the release of “The 7th Sense“.

After debut

Since his debut, Ten has been working very hard in multiple capacities. He has been in multiple variety shows as a guest and as a host. He released his first single “Dream in a Dream” which was also included in NCT’s first studio album NCT 2018 Empathy. He also sang a duet with Taeyong called “Baby Don’t Stop“.

Dream in a Dream

In December of 2018, it was announced that Ten would be joining NCT’s Chinese subunit, WayV, under the chinese label, Label V. The new group made their debut on January 17, 2019,  with the EP The Vision. That same year, he also joined the supergroup created by SM Entertainment in collaboration with Capitol Records, SuperM.

WayV Members-NCT
WayV Members- including Ten

NCT Ten and Military Service

Just like South Korea, Thailand also has a system where eligible men serve in the military. Their system is different because it is based on the lottery system. If a man draws a red card he must enroll within 24 months and if a man draws a black card then he is exempt. Ten did travel to his country to see if he would have to fulfill his military service but he was deemed exempt because of his previous injury and his past knee surgery.

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