Get To Know 2PM’s Main Rapper – Ok Taecyeon!
2PM is one of the most popular boy bands among second-generation K-Pop groups. If you’re Hottest (2PM’s fandom name), then you are already familiar with the man we’re going to talk about in this article. He is none other than Taecyeon! Not only he is a charismatic member of 2PM, but he has proven himself to be an amazing actor as well. What a multitalented idol he is. In 2017, Taecyeon enlisted to the military, leading him to a break from all 2PM activities.
In this article, Channel-Korea will be providing you with all the information you need to know about Taecyeon’s whereabouts after his discharge from the military. From being reunited with his bandmates, making an Instagram account, dating rumor surrounding him, his latest drama on MBC, and more! So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down.
Reunited With 2PM Members
On May 11th, 2019, two members of 2PM, Taecyeon and Junho, came to watch Nichkhun’s concert which was held at Ewha University, Seoul. They then took a photo with Nichkhun backstage, as seen in a post that was shared on 2PM’s official Instagram account.
In the photo, Taecyeon and Junho are seen carrying a hand banner and standing side by side with Nichkhun. The writing on the banner read, “The day that has been expected.”
In addition, Taecyeon also briefly uploaded a post on his personal Twitter account to provide support for Nichkhun.
— taec yeon ok (@taeccool) May 11, 2019
What a supportive friend!
On the morning of May 16th, 2019, Ok Taecyeon held a demobilization ceremony at the Baekma Recruit Training Camp, Goyang County, Gyeonggi Province, after finishing his 20-month military service. Hundreds of fans from around the world had been on the scene that day to congratulate him on getting discharged.
Appearing in the cheering of fans with a bright smile, Ok Taecyeon voiced his feelings about getting discharged, “I really can’t believe this is true. Yesterday, I didn’t even sleep a wink. As I was nervous, when I am standing in front of many cameras after a long time, I don’t know what to do.”
2PM’s maknae, Chansung, also came to welcome Taecyeon on the day of his discharge.
Taecyeon took a moment to thank all the fans who showed up as he said, “I want to continue by thanking my fans for waiting for me. I didn’t know that many would come here today. I hope to come back soon with something positive.” When Taecyeon was asked what he really wanted to do, he responded, “I want to see the other 2PM members.” He added, “Two of them are currently in the army, and I really miss the other members. I hope our loving members can gather soon and show everyone something great.”
On June 11th, 2019, Chansung was enlisted in a center based in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, through the 5th Infantry Division. Chansung is the final member of 2PM to join after Taecyeon, Jun. K, Wooyoung, and Junho, as Nichkhun is not a Korean citizen.
To support him, the official Twitter account of 2PM shared photos of Taecyeon, Jun.K, and Nichkhun when sending Chansung in the military. In their caption, they gave encouragement to this 1990-born idol.
“The eternal maknae of 2PM, Chansung, must be cheerful until the end! Come back safely! Hottest (2PM fans), let’s wait without crying! (Feat. ‘All Old Boys’ have gathered to send the maknae!),” said the caption. “The oldest hyung (Jun.K) took time off from the army to see (Chansung) leave, the second oldest hyung (Nichkhun) woke up in the middle of the night thinking about the maknae (who would) go (military), and the third oldest hyung (Taecyeon) had returned from the military to see the face of the maknae, (even though) it has been less than a month since he left the military.”
끝까지 유쾌했던 2PM의 영원한 막내 찬성!! 건강히 다녀오세요! 우리 울지 말고 기다려요 핫티! (Feat. 막내배웅길에 모두 뭉친 올드보이!)
휴가까지 써서 배웅 나온 맏형, 막내간다는 생각에 새벽에 잠이 깼다는 둘째형, 막내 얼굴보고 배웅하려고 전역 1달도 안되어서 다시 군에 찾아온 셋째형😁 pic.twitter.com/CyfX6gtQA3
— 2PM (@follow_2PM) June 11, 2019
Nichkhun also posted a photo on his Instagram and prayed for the What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim actor to return safely. “Maknae, return safely. I can’t give you military energy like other members, but instead, I will support you. Cheer up!” wrote the Thai idol.
On July 18th, 2019, Taecyeon visited Chansung in the military base. 2PM’s Instagram shared photos from his basic training from the day of Chansung’s completion ceremony. The caption explained how as soon as he saw Taecyeon’s face and they embraced, their youngest member broke out into a huge smile.
He shared a photo of himself with Chansung on Twitter.
— taec yeon ok (@taeccool) July 18, 2019
He uploaded a video of the ceremony over to Instagram and said, “Congrats on becoming a private one!!!!” Taecyeon also chuckled at how the video shows him being calm, having been released recently and not yet a reservist.
Let’s wait patiently for the other 2PM members to come back safely from the military so they can reunite as one!
Being Called Captain Korea But He Feels Burdensome
Taecyeon is a Korean idol known for having a strong and muscular body shape. Moreover, his photos in a military uniform have gone viral. Because of this physique, Taecyeon has often been dubbed Captain Korea. The 30-year-old man said the nickname made him feel burdened.
“In my opinion, my body is muscular because I trained very hard in the military. This is a pressure, but it also makes me think that I have to work harder to be able to match the nickname,” he said.
Taecyeon also revealed his feelings after being discharged from the military service. He still couldn’t believe he had gone through his two years.
When asked if he felt regretful when he had to strip off his military uniform, Ok Taecyeon smilingly responded, “I don’t feel regretful at all. I thought I had to lose some weight when the demobilization was close, but I probably won’t be able to match the military uniform after the weight loss.”
Made An Instagram Account To Reveal A Sasaeng
The ‘war’ between Taecyeon from 2PM and a sasaeng (obsessive fan) who is stalking him continues. After briefly exposing the stalker’s ugliness via Twitter, 2PM’s Taecyeon has now created a personal Instagram account to ‘fight’ the sasaeng.
Taecyeon opened his Instagram account called @taecyeonokay on July 9th, 2019, which seems to be a play on his full name Ok Taecyeon. To prove that the account is authentic, he linked the Instagram post to his Twitter account. Not only that, but this man also made a post containing photos of himself, as well as a caption that read, “Welcome to my Instagram!”
In the Instagram profile section, Taecyeon wrote a ‘short letter’ to explain the reason for creating the account.
Through another post, Taecyeon said he had received a lot of information about the stalker’s actions from the fans. He thanked his fans, as well as adding that he would continue to fight so that the sasaeng can get the ‘help’ that he needs. This is the second time Taecyeon has openly been fighting a sasaeng. Previously, the man known as 2PM’s rapper exposed a sasaeng‘s ugliness through a few tweets on his personal Twitter account. At that time, he requested that Hottest, 2PM’s fans, help him fight the unknown person.