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DK (SEVENTEEN) Profile, Bio, & Facts


DK (도겸) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN under Pledis Entertainment. He is also a member in subunits BSS and Vocal Team.


Stage NameDK (도겸)
Birth NameLee Seokmin (이석민)
OccupationSinger, songwriter
BirthdayFebruary 18th,, 1997
Active Years2015–present
Age27 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height179 cm (5’10.5″)
Weight66 kg (145 lbs)
Blood TypeO


Early Life

– He was born in Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He went to Shinri Elementary School and Hongcheon Middle School.
– He attended Seoul High School of Performing Arts.

Personal Life

– He has an older sister who is three years older than him.
– When he first joined Pledis, he felt scared and lonely, but he quickly became friends with everyone.
– He was inspired to become a singer when he watched YB’s singing on TV when he was in middle school. (Vanity Fair)
– Some of his nicknames are Mr. Hat, Soonseok Talk, Rockstar, Docutie, and Internal Voice.
– His biggest success in life was to become a member of SEVENTEEN.
– He’s a fan of rock bands and was part of one in middle school.
– He received compliments for his singing from friends during his middle school years.
– He started getting scared of bugs when a caterpillar fell on his hand as a child and the area started stinging so he cried a lot and the event left him traumatized. (Mindset)
– He’s known for being lively but sensitive.
– His favorite Seventeen meme is where Mingyu was pretending to drink water but was trying to show off his abs. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– If he were a dog, he would like to be a poodle.
– He went through a difficult time with bullying related to his weight but worked hard to become the artist he is today.
– He would rather do cute concepts for the rest of his life than dark concepts.
Vernon, Seungkwan, and Joshua think he’s the funniest member of Seventeen.
– He would have been an owner of BBQ restaurant if he wasn’t a singer.
– Seungkwan revealed that when DK was a student, he liked IU a lot. (1stLook)
– He aspires to help others and give them hope.
– He thinks Dino has the most agyeo in the group because he is the youngest member. (Superlatives)
– He and NCT‘s Jaehyun attended the same school, but he was initially too shy to talk to Jaehyun.
Jeonghan said he cleans his room once every two months.
– He can make soybean paste stew with river snails.
– He is the comedian of the group according to Joshua.
– His real name, Seok Min, means “big precious gemstone.”
– He is not afraid to make fun of himself to make people laugh, according to Wonwoo.
– He’s passionate about the things he likes, especially singing.
THE8, Wonwoo, Jeonhan and Dino picked him as the funniest member of the group.
– His shoe size is 280mm.
– He wanted to be a singer after he went to the karaoke with his friends and they all complimented him. (Teen Vogue)
– He shares the same birthday as Vernon.
– He’d recommend their old song ‘Pretty U’ to newer Carats. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– His ideal type is a girl with long dark hair, aegyo (cute behavior), and long slender legs.
– He has curly hair.
– He has a mole on the middle of his left cheek.
– People often mention that he has pretty hands.
– In his younger years, he was known for being loud with friends and loved exercising.
– The app he uses the most on his phone is an app that has a collection of photos for inspiration since he is into photography a lot. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He uses perfumes like Killian Moonlight in Heaven Eau de Parfum and Ralph Lauren Ralph’s Club.
– The first music show performance he went to was 10cm. (Teen Vogue)
– He doesn’t really listen to music while working out.
– He has eczema on his palms.
S.Coups, Vernon and Woozi choose him as someone who eats the most in the group. (Who’s who)
– His role models are Yoon Dohyun and Moon Myungjin.
– He’s a fan of the Doosan Bears baseball team.
– He owns a guitar named Woody.
– His hobbies include watching movies and singing with earphones on.
– He is allergic to cats.
– He had a fear of ladybugs due to a childhood nightmare.


– He is a main vocalist in SEVENTEEN.
– He joined Pledis through an audition in 2012.
– He trained for 2 years and 7 months.
– He used to be a student at YP Music Academy.
– He competed on “King of Masked Singer” as Baby Goblin/Baby Demon.
– DK is ranked 1st in “Male Idols You’d Like to be Your Sunbae”.
– He sang the OST “I’m First” for the drama ‘The Great Seducer’.
– He starred in the Korean musical “Xcalibur” in 2019.
– In 2019, he appeared in Scene Playbill (June issue).
– In 2021, he also appeared in Theater+ (August issue).

Likes & Dislikes

– Spider Man is his favorite hero.
– His favorite animal is puppy.
– His favorite number is 17, and his favorite color is black.
– He enjoys listening to calm or bright and lively songs.
– He prefers dating someone older because he likes to be taken care of.
– He loves sports comics, especially those related to baseball.
– He’s a movie enthusiast, watching various genres, with favorites like Haikyuu!! and One Piece.
– His favorite flower is Sunflower.

Personality & Habits

– His hobbies include watching movies and singing with earphones on.
– He doesn’t raise his voice when he’s upset; instead, he gets sulky.
– He had a fear of ladybugs due to a childhood nightmare.
– He would describe his mindset as ‘positive’, ‘sincere’ and ‘courageous’.
– He has a habit of eating air and wants to fix it.
– He is type to get nervous and takes a while to get used to things. (Mindset)
– He is allergic to cats.
– He tries to maintain a positive outlook and enjoys good food to boost his mood.
– He lets everything pile up before cleaning up all at once.
– He likes to express his love through his words and affirmations a lot. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He’s a picky eater.
– He prefers clean, moderately tight clothing in colors like black, blue, or red.
– He is a shopaholic who finds joy in buying new things, especially through online shopping rather than going to physical stores.
– When he laughs, his eyes wrinkle at the corners, and he has a wide smile.
– When he removes makeup, he has a habit of wiping with his mouth open.

Food Preferences

– His favorite foods are pizza and Doenjang Jjigae (a Korean soybean paste stew).
– His soul food is dried pollack bean sprouts soup that his mother used to make when he was young. (Mindset)
– He’s a picky eater.
– His favorite ice cream from Baskin Robbins is Mint Chocolate Chip, and he’s known for sharing it with the members.
– He dislikes the smell of eggplants and cucumbers.


– He and Woozi can sing the highest notes in the group.
– He is not good at memorizing.
– He is skilled at playing the guitar.
– He is good at taking photos.

Major Work

– His most popular songs includes; “Go”, “Missed Connections”, and “Cinematic Love”.

Instagram: dk_is_dokyeom

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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