Growing up, Ok Taecyeon didn’t really think of pursuing a career in entertainment.
It was his sister who persuaded him to audition for JYP Entertainment. He eventually agreed and applied to be a model.
However, the judges saw his potential as an Idol and suggested him to try dancing and singing. This young man then managed to pass the audition and became a trainee under JYP.
In 2008, he joined the show Hot Blood Men. The show featured the trainees preparing for a debut.
It also showed some getting eliminated and not making it to the final line up. Fortunately for Taecyeon, he ended up as one of the members in the group One Day.
Then One Day was split into two groups, 2PM and 2AM. The man from Seoul was put into the hip hop group 2 PM.
They made their debut on August 2008 with the single album Hottest Time of the Day.
The group would rise in popularity by the release of their second EP. The album titled 2:00PM Time For Change was released on April 2009. The lead single Again and Again was a hit and managed to top various charts.
Other than group activities, this rapper also has several solo projects. He has released a digital album Blue Bears with Taecyeon in 2012.
He also has a solo Japanese album Taecyeon Special: Winter Hitori, released in 2017.
This Capricorn man has also dwell in acting. His best known films and series are starred in Dream High (2011), Wonderful Days (2014), Let’s Fight, Ghost (2016), House of the Disappeared (2017), and Vincenzo (2021).
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- Real Name: Ok Taec Yeon (옥택연)
- Stage Name: Taecyeon (택연)
- Nickname: –
- Birthday: December 27, 1988
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Nationality: Korean
- Height: 186 cm (6’1″)
- Weight: 76 kg (167 lbs)
- Blood Type: AB
- Religion: –
- Profession: Actor, Singer
- Education: Dankook University, Korea University Graduate School of International Studies
- Hobbies: –
- Parents: –
- Sibling: Ok Jihyen (older sister)
- Girlfriend: –
- Facebook: –
- Twitter: @taeccool
- Instagram: @taecyeonokay
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- Youtube: –
- Taecyeon was born in Seoul but has lived in Busan.
- At ten years old, he moved to Bedford, Massachusetts, US.
- He has an older sister.
- This Idol can speak Korean, Japanese, and English.
- He used to participate in various school activities such as the Chess Club, JV Soccer Team, Jazz Band, and National Honor Society.
- He has a back surgery in 2010.
- This actor requested for his American permanent residency to be cancelled to be able to enlist in the army.
- He has had a bloody letter sent to him from a sasaeng.
- He has a relaxed and playful personality.
- Taecyeon loves sleeping.
- He already has his driving license.
- He has large scar on his arm from wrestling accident with Junho.
- This Rapper has his own original character Okcat which turned into a business in 2013.
- He was in the global edition of We Got Married, where he got paired up with Taiwanese actress Emma Wu.
- He has already completed his military duty by May 2019.
- This K-pop Star is in a relationship with a non-celebrity since 2020.
- His ideal type used to be a cute and short girl. But as he grows older, he doesn’t really have a type anymore.
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Pics of Ok Taecyeon
1. Taecyeon has such a gorgeous face
2. He looks really cool in suit
3. Love his simple but great style
4. He is looking like a king
5. Taecyeon is really manly
Ok Taecyeon has been in the industry for quite some times. With his talent in music and acting, he will surely stay for even longer.