The Fresh-Looking & Innocent Member of NCT, Jungwoo!
Formed by one of the most popular entertainment agencies in the industry, NCT stands for the Hallyu localization project Neo Culture Technology, a term coined by SM founder Lee Soo-man to describe the group’s concept of having an unlimited number of members. The group is divided into multiple sub-units based in various cities worldwide. As of January 2019, NCT already consists of 21 members : Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Kun, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas, Mark, Xiaojun, Hendery, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Yangyang, Chenle and Jisung. The lineup is collectively known as NCT 2019. And here we’re going specifically tell you about Kim Jung-Woo, who’s already participated in 3 sub-units : NCT U, NCT 127, NCT 2018.
Kim Jung-Woo, or Jungwoo, joined as NCT 2018, a project involving all 18 members of NCT, on January 31, 2018. He debuted with “Boss” as a part of NCT U on February 19, 2018. Later, on September 17th, 2018, he officially joined the NCT 127. Contrary to his delicate and innocent appearance, his stage mode is full of charisma, and the gap is enormous. He is a person who likes and follows people like a puppy. He is also often seen trying to kiss NCT members. Curious about Jungwoo’s other traits? Keep scrolling!
NCT’s Jungwoo’s Full Profile & Facts
Stage Name: Jungwoo
Real Name: Kim Jung-Woo (김정우)
Chinese Name: Jin Ting You (金廷祐)
Nicknames: Jungwoo-s, Jwoos (제우스), Smurf, Snoopy, Number 09, Jungpal, Zeus, Kim Pure, Jung Sunyi, Taemin, The Spring Boy (봄날의 소년), Chil Jungwoo (7정우), Soomjinddo (숨진또), A.K.A Nam (A.K.A.남), Eva King’s Blade (에바킹스텀블레이), Pocari Cheongsun Jungwoo (포카리청순정우), Fresh Jungwoo (상큼 정우)
Occupation: Idol Singer (Member of NCT)
Position in NCT: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Sub Rapper
Sub-Unit: NCT (2018), NCT U, NCT 127
NCT Position: Innocence
Years Active: 2018 – present
Agency: SM Entertainment
Nationality: South Korean
Hometown: Gimpo, South Korea
Date of Birth: February 19, 1998
Place of Birth: Sanbon-dong, Gunpo, South Korea
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Tiger
Western Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Blood Type: AB
Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
Weight: 58 kg
Foot Size: 260 mm
Family: Parents, older sister born in 1994
Education: Graduated from Gimpo Jeil Technical High School – Mechanical Engineering (김포제일공업고등학교 컴퓨터응용기계과)
Official Websites : http://nct.smtown.com/ & http://www.nct2018.com/
Official Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/user/smtown
Official Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/NCT.smtown
Facts & Trivia Compilation for NCT’s Jungwoo
- He was born in Sanbon and lived there until he was 4 years old.
- When he was a child, his dream was to be a football player, an action actor, and a chef. Now he wants to travel around the world.
- He has been a SM Trainee since 2014. He trained for over 3 years after joining SM through their weekly audition.
- He was introduced as a new member of the SMRookies on April 18, 2017.On January 30, 2018, it was announced that he would debut in NCT.
- He appeared in Yesung (Super Junior)’s music video for “Paper Umbrella” before he debuted.
- Some NCTzens knew who he was before he was introduced into SMRookies because he was often seen with NCT members while wearing a mask during their concerts as SMRookies back then.
- As a private trainee, he rushed to the bus stop to go to the SM practice room as soon as school was over, and told his friends he was going to cooking school.
- SM Rookies childhood friends Kuhn, Lucas, and him were called “Lucky Three People”. The three of them have been practicing together for a long time.
- He went to school as early as the 1997-liners because he was born early in 1998.
- When he was an elementary school student, he got interested in dancing after watching a music broadcast by chance, so he went to a school and learned to audition.
- The song that he sang in the SM audition is a national anthem.
- He knows that he is more pretty and cute than classically handsome.
- He calls himself “Zeus” since his nickname is “JWOOS” which sounds like Zeus in Korean.
- His hobbies are cleaning, listening to music, watching movies, sleeping, and playing soccer.
- When he was a trainee, he always put treats like Pringles and honey butter chips in his bag.
- His specialities include dance, vocals, impersonation, and making rhymes.
- His favorite colors are black, white, green, and blue.
- His favorite movie are Finding Nemo and Ratatouille.
- His favorite seasons are Spring and Autumn.
- His favorite food is Korean Food but he’s not picky, in general.
- His favorite scents are fresh and sweet.
- His favorite ice cream is mint chocolate.
- His favorite Baskin Robbins ice cream flavors are mint chocolate chip & love-struck strawberry.
- He really likes to watch soccer and his favorite team is Manchester City (said in their Vlive). He likes Kevin DeBrawnner among all the Manchester City players.
- In high school, Jungwoo was part of a club that watched movies.
- He likes sushi, oolong tea, and kimchi dumpling.
- He likes puppies.
- He is bad at cooking but makes kimchi stew and kimchi fried rice well.
- Two Chinese dishes that he likes are hotpot and wu hua rou.
- He likes cleaning and being tidy.
- He is good at impersonating people.
- He sleeps with a wet towel near his head.
- He loves Snoopy.
- He doesn’t like horror movies.
- He has a tendency to make strange, but adorable sounds at random times.
- He cried right before his first performance with NCT U.
- If he had to eat one thing for a whole month, he would eat his mom’s chicken.
- He has a huge appetite and likes big portions.
- He is close to Stray Kids’ Woojin (Woojin was also a SM trainee).
- The first time he was on an airplane, he was traveling to Ukraine.
- He has an alcohol tolerance and his face gets all red and flushed after one drink.
- Out of all the senior artists, he respects Taemin from SHINee the most.
- He gets nervous easily.
- He likes eating a lot and brings a lot of snacks with him in his bag whenever they practice in the practice room.
- Jungwoo says Mark and Doyoung are the members he’s closest to (Vlive 18.02.19).
- He especially likes Mark because he has cute dimples, and Jungwoo thinks it’s attractive.
- The song that made him want to become an artist was Justin Bieber’s “All In It” (Apple NCT’s Playlist).
- If he could, he’d want to switch bodies with Ten because he is charming (NCT 2018 Spring Fan Party).
- Out of all the members of NCT 127, he was voted as one of the crybabies. Yuta revealed Jungwoo had to take a pill to calm his nerves when they went on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Taeil also shared that Jungwoo showed tears during practice. Jaehyun added, “Jungwoo actually cried during the rehearsal for our debut song ‘Boss’ because he got so nervous”.
- He’s one of the tallest members in the NCT. When he first came into the company, he was only about 170-172cm.
- He is raising a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Oberob. That means five blessings.
- He writes Hiragana and Katakana very beautifully, like a font.
- His goal is to become a ‘superstar’. There are a lot of deficiencies, but he wants to be a ‘superstar’ who develops in many other ways as well as singing and dancing and be recognized by everyone.
- During his high school days, he was considered talkative.
- “The figure I admire the most is my parents”.
- His favorite movie is “Incredible”.
NCT’s Jungwoo’s Website & Social Media Links : Twitter, Instagram, etc
NCT’s Official Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/nct/?hl=id
NCT’s Official Website (SMent) : http://nct.smtown.com/
NCT’s Official Website : http://www.nct2018.com/
NCT’s Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/smtown
NCT’s Jungwoo Filmography
- 2017 : Music video appearance: Yesung – “Paper Umbrella”
- Exo 90:2014 (Mnet)
- Mickey Mouse Club (Disney Channel Korea)
- 2014: EXO 90:2014
- 2016: NCT LIFE in Bangkok
- 2016: NCT LIFE in Seoul
- 2016: NCT LIFE in Paju: Team Building Activities
- 2016: All About NCT DREAM!
- 2016: NCT LIFE: Korean Cuisine Challenge
- 2016: Idol Chef King
- 2017: NCT LIFE: Mini News
- 2017: NCT 127’s LIMITLESS Room
- 2017: NCT School Dream Mate
- 2017: NCT LIFE: Entertainment Retreat
- 2017: NCT LIFE in Chiangmai
- 2017: NCT LIFE in Osaka
- NCT Life (Naver TV Cast, Oksusu, KBS Joy)
- Weekly Idol (180321 – MBC Every-1) episodes 347, 378, 389
Jungwoo’s Halloween Costume
SM Entertainment artists are notorious for going all-out when it comes to their annual SMTOWN Wonderland Halloween party. It was an incredible night of impressive costumes, as always, and it’s practically a sin not to dress up. Attendee’s costumes ranged from a terrifyingly realistic Pennywise (NCT’s Chenle), to one appearing in a full costume as Groot from “Guardians of the Galaxy” (F(x)’s Luna), a lit-up mummy (EXO’s Baekhyun), Voldemort (SHINee’s Key), to an Annabelle (Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon).
At the party on October 31th, 2018, NCT’s Jungwoo gained a lot of attention on Twitter for his beautiful transformation. NCT’s Jaehyun cosplayed as Jack, and Jungwoo turned into Rose from the film “Titanic”. Fans just couldn’t get over how pretty Jungwoo was with his Rose costume, he made a beautiful woman, all dolled up in a fancy dress and rosy makeup.
NCT’s Jungwoo’s Photoshoots
Here are some official photoshoots of NCT’s Jungwoo you need to see!
NCT 127 ‘Regular Irregular’ Debut Teaser 180918
NCT’s Jungwoo on Arena Magazine Photoshoot May 2018 Issue
and Jungwoo as one of SMRookies back in the day!
Jungwoo’s Latest News
With the addition of Jungwoo in October, 2018, NCT 127 officially expanded to 10 members for their first full-length album, “Regular-Irregular”, with the lead single “Regular”. The group focused on promotions in America, and, later, NCT 127 released the repackaged edition of Regular-Irregular, titled “Regulate”, with the lead single “Simon Says”.
From February until March 2019, NCT 127 will be holding their 1st Japan Tour as follows: at Orix Theatre Osaka, HBG Hall Hiroshima, Honda no Mori Hall Kanazawa, Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater, Fukuoka Sun Palace, NTK Hall Nagoya, and Saitama Super Arena.
NCT 127 has announced the release of their first full Japanese album, “Awaken”. The album is set to hit store shelves on April 17, 2019, and will be available in a total of 11 unique versions: two first-press limited editions, and 9 regulars, CD-only, versions of each of the members, including Jungwoo.