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Lee Taeyong (NCT) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Taeyong NCT

Lee Taeyong (태용) is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and a member of the boy group NCT under SM Entertainment. He is a member of the NCT subunits, NCT U and NCT 127. and the supergroup SuperM. He debuted solo on June 5, 2023, with the mini album Shalala.

Taeyong (NCT) Profile

Stage NameTaeyong (태용)
Birth NameLee Tae Yong (이태용)
OccupationRapper, Singer, Dancer, Songwriter
BirthdayJuly 1, 1995
Active Years2016–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCancer
Height175 cm (5’9″)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood TypeO

Taeyong (NCT) Facts:

Early Life

– Taeong is from Sillim-Dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Cheongryong Elementary School.
– His middle school was Namseoul Middle School.
– He attended Seongbo High School but later transferred.
– He graduated his high school from Seoul Performing Arts High School in the Department of Applied Music.

Personal Life

– Taeyong has an older sibling born in 1988.
– His shoe size is 275mm.
– His MBTI type alternates between ENTP and INTP.
– Taeyong’s bias in NCT 127 would be Doyoung. (WIRED)
– He used to ride a bike to his high school.
– He wanted to be a firefighter before he became an idol.
– Dancing is his specialty.
– His small waist is his body secret.
– His ideal type is “Someone who can teach me, lead me, and make up for my flaws.”
– His role model is EXO’s Baekhyun.
– He was roommates with Johnny but now has his own room.
– He likes listening to music, playing games, watching movies, and ordering delicious food in his spare time.
– Taeyong thinks Johnny and Taeil would use his credit card the most if he lent it to them. (NCT Home Exhibition)
– His strengths are caring towards other members, looking cold on the outside but actually being a very kind person, Very confident, and very nice.
– He made the choreography for the chorus of “Fact Check” in one hour. (Music Bank)
– He is a member who actively communicates through official SNS updates and V LIVE.
– He is the type of person who is good at informing his fans about even the smallest details.
– He wants to play games with fans.
– He got the most votes as the best-looking member in NCT 127. (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– Before being cast, he had no interest in the entertainment industry.
– He raised a Papillon dog.
– He likes the song “Malena” by Ennio Morricone because it gives the feeling of comfort and emptiness. (Arena Homme+ Korea)
– He has an iron arm atom tattoo on the pelvic area.
– When he was in SMRookie, his favourite colour was black, and his favourite number was 1.
– He is pretty good at cooking.
– He revealed on the radio that he worked part-time at a restaurant when he was in high school before his debut.
– Taeyong chose himself as the most clumsy person in NCT.
– His back and neck are weak due to chronic disc problems.
– He often drinks with Taeil and Jungwoo.
– Plastic surgeons consider Taeyong’s face as a “golden-ratio face”.
– He has a slight fear of germs and contamination.
– His practice routine includes turning on music and stretching for a while before. (W Korea)
– If it was possible he would switch bodies with Jaehyung because he has a healthy one.
– His guilty pleasure is watching his pet snail and crawfish playing in the tank. (Nylon)
– Other than a firefighter, his dream was also to become an astronaut.


– Taeyong is the Leader, Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist, Center, FOTG, and Visual of NCT.
– He is also in SUPERM along with Mark.
– He debuted in NCT 127 on July 7, 2016, SuperM on October 4, 2019, and NCT U on April 9, 2016.
– He was cast in 2012 by SM Entertainment.
– He used to be a part of SMRookies.
– He ranked 22nd on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Handsome Faces”.
– He has performed at Jakarta Beach City International Stadium Concert Hall, Ulsan Sports Complex Auxiliary Stadium and KCON LA 2023.
– He is NCT127 official leader but unofficial leader of the whole NCT.
– He contributed to the lyrics of “Love is a Beauty”. (detikcom)


– Taeyong has appeared on the radio show SBS Power FM Radio NCT’s night night! special dj.
– He has been on TV Shows like EXO 902014, M Countdown, Food Diary, Game Olympics 2018, Idol Star Athletics Championships, Game Olympics 2019: Golden Card, and LoL THE NEXT 2021.
– He was MC for Ttukttakki’s counterattack which aired on MNET.

Magazines & Advertisements

– He has advertised for SK Telecom.
– He is a global ambassador for LOEWE.
– He has been on magazine covers like The Celebrity, Oh Boy!, Vogue Korea, Dazed Korea, Allure, Harper’s BAZAAR Korea, 1st LOOK, ELLE Korea, W Korea, ELLE Japan, Arena Home+, Madame Figaro China and tmrw magazine.

Likes & Dislikes

– Art was his favourite subject in school.
– To release stress, he enjoys shopping.
– He loves swimming.
– He enjoys the “Howl’s Moving Castle”.
– He likes playing Animal Crossing with fans. (MMTG)
– Classical and hip-hop are his favourite genres of music.
– He hates dust.
– He enjoys photography.
– He likes SpongeBob and is good at drawing related pictures.
– He enjoys bonfires.

Food Preferences

– His favorite fruit is melons.
– He likes drinking green tea and yogurt smoothies.
– He enjoys eating ice cream and cookies.
– Kalguksu is his all-time favorite food.
– He likes strawberry macaroons.
– He loves to eat rice cake.
– He can eat mint chocolate.


– He has many nicknames including Red Beans, TY, Ttiyongi, Tabriz, Cookie Monster, Maltese, Red Bean Cat, Rice Ball Kungya,  black rose, Chimyeongtuk, Taeyong Mom, Teyoyo, bubu, kitten, Yong, Yomi, and Neo Chief.

Major works

– His major works are ZOO, Long Flight, SHALALA, and Love Theory.


– He has won two categories, the K Global Heart Dream Bonsang and K Global Press Group Artist Award of the 2023 K Global Heart Dream Awards.

Instagram: taeoxo_nct
TikTok: @tik_tyong
Threads: @taeoxo_nct

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

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