Everything You Should Know About NCT U

NCT U (엔씨티 유) is the first sub-unit of the boy group NCT. NCT U stands for ‘Neo Culture Technology United’.They made their first debut on April 9th, 2016 under SM Entertainment. NCT U is a rotational unit without a final lineup. The members will change in every release. But the songs are assigned to any NCT member or members based on who is the best fit. For this case, NCT U’s bold, intimidating synth anthem “Boss” was performed by members Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas, and Mark.

Meanwhile the slinky “Baby Don’t Stop” was performed by members Taeyong and Ten, but all listed under the NCT U name. They have their own unique fandom name as well known as NCTzen which means all the fans are citizens of NCT. Also, they have their own fan color called Pearl Neo Champagne.

WinWin

WinWin (윈윈) is 23 years old Chinese singer and dancer. His real name is Dong Si Cheng (董思成). He was born on October 28, 1997, at Wenzhou, Zhejiang, the People’s Republic of China. He is the lead dancer, lead rapper, sub-vocalist, and visual of the Chinese male idol group WayV. As he is brilliant at dancing he has a specialty in traditional Chinese dancing. His most liked foods are Hot pot, Tiramisu, Samgyeopsal, Strawberries, Mushrooms, and Chips. He has a strange habit of sleeping with his eyes opened.

He loves to play piano, watch movies, and swim. He can speak both Korean and Chinese. He plays guitar very well. His favorite color is black and white. He has lingual braces that are those braces hidden or at the back of your teeth. He has a fear of heights and strangers. Due to his fear of strangers, he didn’t trust the SM agents at first and thought they were scammers.SM scouted him for 2 years because he kept giving them the wrong number whenever they would ask for his number.

He is close to Seventeen’s The8. He is the most flexible member in NCT 127. He picks his nails to relieve stress. He always uses his phone because he loves the games on the phone. His favorite places are New Zealand, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and amusement parks. He wants to switch bodies with Johnny because he wants to see things from a higher view. His ideal type is someone who has long black hair.

Ten

Ten (텐) is 25 years old Thai singer and rapper under SM Entertainment. his real name is Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล). He was born on February 27, 1996, in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a descendant of Thai and Chinese great parents.

His most liked foods are Chocolate cake, Chocolate pudding, Dark chocolate, Sushi (Tuna in particular), Naan, Tteokbokki, Pad Thai, Green Tea Ice Cream. His hobbies are Sports, Drawing, Singing, Dancing, Rapping, Playing with animals, Watching videos about animals. His favorite color is black.

He is ethnically Chinese but his nationality is Thai. If Ten were to date one of the members, he’d choose Johnny. He is in a Thai Line group chat with Sorn from CLC, Bambam from GOT7 & Lisa from BlackPink. If he would have to introduce a member to his sister, he would choose Mark. He hates fruits and never eats them, he said he has a fear of fruits. He loves shopping for clothes and he actually spends a lot on clothes. He is the shortest member. After quitting gymnastics, he started playing basketball. He said he likes dancing net to Yuta. On the airplanes he chooses the entrance sits. He doesn’t have an ideal type but he “likes a relationship which starts from learning about each other before developing to love.

Mark

Mark (마크) is 22 years old Korean-Canadian rapper, singer, dancer, and songwriter born in Toronto, Ontario on August 2, 1999. He is the main rapper, main dancer, and sub-vocalist of NCT U, NCT 127, NCT Dream, and SuperM. His real name is Mark Lee. He was born on August 2, 1999, in Toronto, Canada. He has a specialty in rap and guitar. His most liked foods are Bagels, Cookies and Cream flavored Ice Cream, Chicken, Kimchi, Rice, Watermelon, Jajangmyeon, Cookies, Chips, Bread, Chocolate. His favorite artists are Beyonce, Coldplay, Chris Brown, SHINee’s Minho, EXO’s Xiumin. His favorite color is blue.OH MY GIRL‘s Arin, GIRLKIND‘s Xeheun, & GUGUDAN‘s Mina were Mark’s classmates. His first musical memory is he and his dad playing the guitar in Church.

He has lived in four cities in his life: New York, Toronto, Vancouver, and Seoul. When he was younger his dream was to become an author or an ice-cream man. Jaehyun says that Mark sometimes raps in his sleep, both in Korean and in English. He said that he feels like crying whenever he watches Jisung doing the dishes. In the dorm, he’s in charge of taking out the trash, but sometimes he also helps Taeyong with the laundry. He is afraid of people, especially Haechan. His favorite school subjects are English, Writing, Physical Education and the subject he hates the most is Science. He also dislikes seafood. His ideal type is someone who has long black hair.

Jeno

Jeno (제노) is 21 years old South Korean rapper, dancer, singer, and songwriter born in Incheon on April 23, 2000. He is the main rapper, lead dancer, sub-vocalist of NCT Dream and NCT U. His real name is Lee Je No (이제노). His most liked foods are Chocolate Milk, Glazed Doughnuts, Watermelon, Ramen, Fried Chicken, Hamburger, Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate, Seafood Soup, Jjampong, Sour Food. His favorite color is blue.

His most loved artists are Super Junior’s Donghae and Siwon, NCT’s Jaehyun, Dynamic Duo, Maroon 5, Yoo Jaesuk. He is allergic to fur but surprisingly his family has got 3 of them. He can play both guitar and violin. When he debuted with NCT, he used to be the vocalist, but over time he became a rapper. He is part of two NCT subunits, namely NCT U and NCT Dream. He has many nicknames such as Little Puppy, Jenmoong, Angpang nam, King, Restless Eye Smile, Hyoshin, Nono, Lichen, Samoyed, Jeddongi, Neno. Jaemin was his schoolmates and sit next to each other. His specialty is in acting. He is in love with photography and fond of cameras.
He was also a model in his childhood and filmed many CFs.He has the position of sub-vocalist, lead rapper, and lead dancer in NCT Dream. His MBTI type is ISFP-A. He is the ultimate boozehound of his group. His hobbies are watching movies, watching anime, and playing guitar. He has mentioned SHINee’s Minho as a sunbae (senior) whom he has great respect for and Super Junior’s Donghae as a sunbae whom he is closest with.

He hasn’t officially mentioned his ideal type but his fans and many people think that Jeno likes someone who’s a little curvier and someone who takes care of themselves and works out or at least eats healthy food. Someone also wrote about his ideal type on an online forum saying:
“Jeno wants someone who is very sweet and warmhearted to everyone. He needs someone who can have self-control and knows the limits. He wants someone who can feel good when they are around him for a good motive, can support each other and have a good sense of humor.”
So it seems like he likes someone who lives a healthy life does not exaggerate is warmhearted, and is always true to themselves.

Haechan

Haechan (해찬) is 21 years old South Korean singer and dancer born in Seoul on June 6, 2000. He is the main vocalist and the lead dancer of NCT 127, NCT Dream, and NCT U. He thrives off chaos but at the end of the day, Haechan just wants to cuddle and make his hyungs (older brothers) laugh. His real name is Lee Dong Hyuck (이동혁). His favorite color is red and black.

He has a specialty in dance and playing football. He joined SM through the Weekly Audition. His audition song was “Hello” by Huh Gak. His favorite subject in school is Music while the subject he hates the most is Science. He dreams to become a singer-songwriter. Haechan said the Ah~~~~~ is limitless in his sleep according to Mark and could hold it for a long time too. He has poor color vision so he struggles with distinguishing different colors. He has different nicknames like Dongsookie, Donkey (Donghyuck + Monkey). He is the only member who is most likely to answer his phone. He fractured a shinbone on his right leg while preparing for upcoming performances and has been to the hospital, he’ll be excluded from all schedules while he recovers. He would want to change bodies with Johnny because of his height. Guess what he does a lot of kinships. He loves to eat Samgyeopsal (Pork Belly).

According to other members, he has the cutest personality. He is a clean freak and does the most cleaning in the dorm. His hobbies are playing piano, listening to music, singing. He uplifts the mood of everyone near him. His ideal type is someone with good vocals with an easy-to-listen-to voice having short hair.

Yangyang

YangYang (양양) is 20 years old who is best known for being a pop singer. He was born in Taiwan (but raised in Düsseldorf, Germany) on Tuesday, October 10, 2000. His real name is Liu YangYang. He debuted with WayV, a subunit of the K-pop band NCT, in 2019. He was previously an SM Entertainment trainee and was introduced through SMRookies in July 2018. He is the main rapper, sub-vocalist, main dancer, and maknae of WayV and part of the rappers in NCT U.
Apparently, he had gone to Germany with his mother and sister.

When he was a kid he loved to dance and rap. His favorite sport is basketball and also likes to watch American football. Surprisingly he can do a perfect split. It’s funny that he does not have a nickname as his name sounds like a nickname. When he was in school he had an injury in his left shoulder and has a scar due to surgery. He can multiple languages like Mandarin, Korean, German, and English fluently. He also can speak Spanish a bit.

His favorite food is ice cream, favorite band is MAYDAY because his parents listened to them, the favorite plant is Rose, the favorite sound is Bass, the favorite city is Düsseldorf, the favorite number is Zero, favorite color is red, the favorite word is “Mellifluous”, favorite time of day is 2-3 pm, favorite movie or book character is Puss in Boots from “Shrek”, the favorite NBA player is Damian Lillard.

He has a strange habit of playing with his hair. He can play the piano. He wishes to become a racer because of the famous German racer Michael Schumacher. He is good at cooking and his specialty is coke chicken wings. His ideal type is someone who is neither too short nor too tall, makeup-free, educated, cute, and has short hair.

Sungchan

Sungchan (성찬) is 19 years old South Korean rapper, born in Seoul, South Korea on September 13, 2001. He is a rapper of NCT U under SM Entertainment. His real name is Jung Sung Chan (정성찬). On September 21, 2020, it was revealed that Sungchan, along with Shotaro, will be debuting in NCT with the album NCT Resonance Pt. 1 on October 12. He was officially introduced in the V Live broadcast on September 23.

His Hobbies are Exercise, Gaming, Raising Pets, Soccer, and Rap Making. His favorite foods are raw fish, sushi, and mint chocolate. He is 185 cm (6’1″) tall and has broad shoulders which are very charming for girls. He is left-handed and his nicknames are JinsuSungchan, JinSung and Bambi. His favorite season is fall and his favorite brand of clothes is Nike. He is athletic and he wants to try a brighter color for his hair in the future. To alleviate tension he does things he likes. His ideal type is someone who matches well with him.

Johnny

Johnny (쟈니) is 26 years old American singer and rapper, born in Chicago, Illinois on February 9, 1995. His real Korean name is Seo Young Ho (서영호)and his English name is John Jun Suh. He trained alongside EXO until he finally made his official debut as an NCT member in 2016. On October 12, he made his official debut under the sub-unit NCT U, as a part of the NCT’s 2020 project NCT Resonance Pt. 1, with the song “Misfit”.

His hobbies are reading and watching movies/videos as well as photography. He can play the piano and speak both Korean and English. During his early days, he wanted to become an actor or a veterinarian. Before his debut with NCT, he was a DJ in Inlayer’s Nightmare. He also studied how to play saxophone but according to him, he wasn’t very good at it. He has a habit of putting his hands and rubbish in his pockets and biting lips. He has a specialty in rapping, dancing (Popping), playing the piano. He has a birthmark on his left hip. He’s ponderous as he often bumps into things and trips on stairs.

His favorite soup is chili soup,  fruit is watermelon, smoothie flavor is strawberry-banana, the favorite artist is Coldplay, favorite actor is Tom Hanks, the favorite season is fall, favorite pizza toppings are barbeque sauce, jalapenos. The first country he visited besides Korea was Thailand. He got his first ever driving license at the age of 18. Other members say he’d be the best father out of them because of his sweetness and comprehensiveness. As well as he is the scariest member because he shows affection in a rough manner and he often pulls them into headlocks/chokeholds.  Usher’s “Moving Mountains”  motivated him to become an artist.  He is friends with Kai, Chanyeol, Suho, Sehun from EXO. He has rhinitis so he breathes through his mouth.

He has four known tattoos; A sunflower on his left forearm, a sun on his left bicep, leaves on his left shoulder, and an unknown tattoo on his right bicep. The sunflower tattoo as quoted by himself means “The sunflower is always facing the sun…. and I always want to remember that, no matter what situation I’m in, to be positive and always keep on moving towards the sun.”  He adores stuffed animals and sleeps with two stuffed animals. his ideal type is someone who smiles at him a lot; a girl like Yoona.

Yuta

Yuta (유타) is 25 years old Japanese singer, rapper, and dancer, born in Kadoma, Osaka, Japan on October 26, 1995. He is the lead dancer, sub-vocalist, and sub-rapper of NCT 127 and NCT U. He is one of two Japanese members of NCT. His birth name is Nakamoto Yuta (中本悠太).

His nicknames are Guardian of Takoyaki, Osaka Prince, Takoyaki Prince, Yakisoba Prince. He passed the global audition in Japan and has been training for 3 years 3 months. His hobbies are Soccer, Hanging out with friends, Reading comics, Watching animation. He has a specialty in dance and soccer. He has a bright, cheerful, smiley, savage, stubborn, funny, outgoing, introverted, and bold personality. His favorite color is yellow, his favorite animal is a dog, his favorite holiday is Christmas, favorite sports are soccer, basketball, and fencing, favorite movie genre is science fiction, the favorite tv show is Kamen rider, a favorite fictional character is Kamen Rider, Peter Pan, Iron Man, Spider-man, favorite musicians are One Ok Rock, L’Arc-en-Ciel, the favorite music genre is rock, favorite actor is  Lee Min-Jeong, the favorite accessory is earrings and the favorite academic subject is ethics. His favorite foods are  Watermelon, Bento, Takoyaki, ddeokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes), Crab-meat fried rice, and Green Tea Cake, Korean spicy stir-fried chicken.

He has a strange habit of sleeping with his eyes open and also doesn’t use a pillow when he sleeps. He is also known as tsundere. TVXQ’s “Something” motivated him to become an artist. He admires his dad more than anyone. He used to be a soccer player in Osaka, he played soccer for 7 years. He has one older sister and one younger sister. If he had to introduce one of the members to his younger sister it would be Jaehyun. He has a dog named Rapunzel. He said that he becomes a bad guy when he wants to flirt with a girl. He also said that he wants to spend time in Okinawa when he retires and wants to have a daughter/son named Shiho and dislikes his anger management issues and wants to fix them. His ideal type is a girl who has short hair, 15 cm shorter than him, has empathy towards people, and does not “act pretty”

Jungwoo

He made his first debut in Super Junior Yesung’s comeback MV, “Paper Umbrella”. He completed his education at Gimpo Jeil Technical High School. He joined SM through their weekly audition which he had trained for 3 years. Jeno gave Jungwoo the nickname Zeus and he also has other nicknames such as Jungwoos/Juwoos. His most loved football team is Manchester City and he likes to watch their games. He is able to imitate other people very easily. He likes big portions for meals as he has a huge appetite. He’s also a member of NCT 127.

Hendery

His birthplace is in Macau, the People’s Republic of China. His nationality is Chinese and has 3 older sisters. He has different nicknames such as Cucumber, Donkey, and Prince Eric. His favorite color is pink and his favorite food is chicken feet. He has a hobby of listening to music while walking.  He lives by a simple motto that drives him every day: “Work Hard to create the future”.t was declared on December 31, 2018, he would debut in WayV. He’s also a member of WayV.

Jaemin

His birthplace is in Seoul, South Korea. He doesn’t have any siblings but he desires a sister. He graduated from Cheongil Elementary School; SOPA. His nickname is Nana. His favorite foods are Ramen, Potato Pizza, Fast Food, Jelly, Chocolate, Peaches, Chocolate Milk, Green Tea, Honey Tteokbokki, Fried Chicken. His favorite color is white. He loves to play badminton. Jaemin and Jeno have appeared in the web drama ‘A-teen’ (2018). He acts in a webtoon drama called “The Way I Hate You”. He shares his room with Jisung at NCT dorm. He’s also a member of NCT Dream.

Jisung

He was born in Seoul, South Korea. His hobbies are playing games, rapping, dancing, singing. His favorite school subjects were Physical Education and Sociology. Besides these two subjects, he hates them all. he has an older brother and has/had lingual braces. His favorite color is black and green. He understands English well but can’t pronounce it well. He graduated from Mia Elementary School. He has large hands and feet and gets scared or shocked very easily. he likes being called “Oppa”. He shares his room with Jisung at NCT Dream dorm. He’s also a member of NCT Dream.

Taeyong

He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA). His nickname is TY (which was given by SM producer, Yoo Young Jin), T-Yong, TY Track, Bubu, Taeyongie, Grandpa, Taebreeze, Cookie Monster, Yongie, Taetae, Hulk (by Haechan), Ttyong. His hobbies are Rapping, Make Rhymes and Flows, Photography, Choreography. His favorite foods are Melons, Strawberry Macarons, Green Tea Ice Cream, Kalguks. His favorite colors are Orange, Pink, Brown, Black. He’s also a member of NCT 127. His ideal type is someone healthy and can lead him.

Doyoung

He’s 25 years old and was born in Seoul, South Korea. He has many nicknames such as  Bunny/Bunny Prince (토끼), Vroom Vroom MC, Miko, Udon, 동팔이 (Dong-pal-i), 특도 (Teuk-do), 또잉 (Tto-ing), 도코몽 (To-ko-mong), 도깽 (To-kkaeng/Poker Player), 삼청이 (Sam-cheong-i), 팩폭남 (Paek-pok-nam), 왕증이 (Wang-jeung-i), 도룡 (To-ryong), Savage Doyoung, Dodo, Dude (by Mark). he graduated from Topyeong High School. His favorite foods are Cream Cheese Bread, Watermelon, Popcorn, Mango flavored treats, White chocolate, Peach, Huo Guo (hot pot). His favorite color is blue. Out of all the other members, he got a chance to participate in most of the NCT U songs. He’s also a member of NCT 127.

Jaehyun

He’s 24 years old and was born in Seoul, South Korea. he graduated from the Seoul School of Performing Arts. He has different nicknames like Woojae, Jeffrey, J, Jeong Jaeyuk, Valentine Boy, Umchinah, Bbang Jae, Memory Manipulator, Peaches, Nation’s first love, Jayhyen, Cha Minho, Jae, Yoonoh, Jay Hun. He has many hobbies as well like Playing the Guitar, Playing the Piano, Playing Sports, Watching movies, Listening to music, Watching Videos, Reading Fashion magazines. His most loved foods are Meat, spicy pork, peach, kimchi, and green tea ice cream. He can speak English fluently as he has lived in America for 4 years. He’s also a member of NCT 127. His ideal type is someone with straight and long hair, who can communicate well with him also who is kind and someone he can depend on. Someone healthy and into sports. Someone who is usually calm but can also be cute. He doesn’t care if that person is older or younger.

Lucas

He’s 22 years old and was born in Hong Kong, China. He is half Chinese and half Thai as his father is Chinese and his mother is Thai. He has also a younger brother. He has different nicknames such as  Giant Baby, Lucas Bieber, Fitness king, Xuxi, Huang XuXi, Kaka, Hehe, Foodcas, Bowcas. He can speak in multiple languages such as  Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Korean. His favorite color is black and purple. He loves gaming on PC. He has a habit of touching his rings. his hobbies are listening to music, singing, and working out. He’s also a member of WayV and SuperM.

Xiaojun

He’s 22 years old and was born in Guangdong, China. His father and brother are also involved in the music industry. He graduated from Donghua Junior High School. He can play musical instruments like Guitar, Piano, Drums, & Ukulele. His hobbies are Composing, Reading, Rewatching Movies, Eating Nonstop. His favorite color is green. He has a habit of speaking out the lines while reading. The motto of his life is “Being Complacent will result in loss, being humble will bring benefit”.  It was declared on December 31, 2018, he would debut in WayV.

Shotaro

He’s 20 years old and was born in Kanagawa, Japan. he graduated from EXPG Tokyo. On 23rd September 2020 during the special ‘Resonance Live Event – Wish 2020’ broadcast on V Live, he was introduced as the newest member of NCT. His hobbies are Watching Mukbangs, Dance, Basketball. His most favorite foods are  Sushi, Tango, Cake, Sweet Foods. Most of the girls find his eye smile very charming. He has a strange talent of whistling through his teeth.

Taeil

He’s 27 years old and was born in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from Seo Seoul Life Science High School. He has many nicknames such as Taeyomi, Strony, Teddy Bear, Taeilddy Bear, Moon, Shintaeil, Billy, NCT’s Funniest Member, Human Catnip, Tails (by Jungwoo), Moonie. His hobbies are listening to music, Watching Movies, Cooking, Working out. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for Fastest time to reach 1 M followers on Instagram. His favorite color is black and his favorite foods are Pork Belly, Ice Cream, Pizza, Chicken, Meat. He’s also a member of NCT 127. His ideal type is someone with short hair who is cute.

Kun

He’s 25 years old and was born in Fujian, China. He doesn’t have any siblings. He graduated from Beijing Contemporary Music Academy. He has different nicknames such as Little Kun Kun, Xiaodan, Dandan, Kun-ge, Kunnie, Kunder, Funder, Thunder. He can speak both Chinese and Korean. He can play musical instruments like the piano. His favorite color is orange, white, and blue. He has a wish to have a duet with EXO’s Chen one day. He’s a really good chef as well as good at performing magic tricks.his favorite foods are sweet and sour pork ribs, beef, chocolate, cheesecake, ice cream, steak. He is WayV’s Leader and part of their vocal line also.

Renjun

He’s 21 years old and was born in  Jilin, the People’s Republic of China. He graduated from Beijing Contemporary Music School. He has many nicknames such as The Prince of China, King of Losing, Golden Hands, Moomin Otaku, Injun (In-Joon), Paper Doll/Man, Shoulder Gangster, Injeolmi, The One Who Brightens The World, Pure Boy, JunJun. His hobby is drawing Moomin. His favorite foods are hot pot, especially beef. He understands English very well as well as he can speak both Korean and Mandarin fluently. His favorite colors are yellow and mint green. He can do contemporary dance and ballet. He has his own room in NCT Dream dorm.

Chenle

He’s 19 years old and was born in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China. He graduated from  Beijing Contemporary Music School. He has many nicknames such as Lele, Chenchen, Chennie, President Chen, Weibo’s son, 핵귀 (Super Cute), King of Big Head #1, Dolphin, Head Fairy, Cabbage, Daegal’s Dad. He has one older brother. He has many hobbies as well like Cooking, Singing, Playing Soccer, Listening To Music, Playing Basketball, Watching Drama and Movies, Sleeping. His favorite color is black, yellow, and red. He loves to eat kimchi and eggs. his family is known to be very rich. Three words that describe him are love to be loud, noisy, and move around. 

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