Get To Know NCT’s Ten: Profile, SM Rookies, Debut as WayV and More

 

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Details About One Of the Members of NCT, WayV’s Dancing King, Ten

Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul, born on February 27th, 1996, better known by his nickname/stage name Ten, is a Thai singer, rapper, and dancer based in South Korea and China. He is best known as a member of the South Korean boy band NCT and its subunits NCT U and WayV.

In this article, we are going to get better acquainted with Ten who is a K-idol from Thailand. Stay tuned!

Full Profile and Facts of Ten

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Full Profile

Stage Name: Ten (텐)
Birth Name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล)
Korean Name: Lee Young Heum (이영흠)
Date of Birth: February 27th, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Place of Birth: Bangkok, Thailand
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood Type: A

Facts

–Ten is ethnically Chinese but his nationality is Thai.
–Ten has a sister, younger by three years, named Tern Kulisara Leechaiyapornkul (she is a designer).
–Nickname: TNT (Ten), Cute Devil
–Education: Shrewsbury International School
–Shoe size: 270 mm
–Specialty: Basketball, Piano, Dance, Rap, Taekwondo, Surfing
–He speaks Thai, English, Korean, and Mandarin
–He can play the guitar and the piano
–He has many piercings
–Hobbies: Sports, Drawing, Singing, Dancing, Rapping, Playing with animals
–Favorite Season: Summer
–Favorite Number: 10
–Favorite Color: Black
–Favorite Foods: Chocolate cake, Chocolate pudding, Dark chocolate, Sushi (Tuna in particular), Naan, Tteokbokki, Pad Thai, Green Tea Ice Cream
–For breakfast, he enjoys eating salads
–When he’s sad he likes to eat sweets
–He hates fruits and never eats them, he said he has a fear of fruits (MTV Asia Interview)
–He also can’t eat dear meat
–Ten likes coffee
–His favorite drinks are Americano and orange juice
–He loves surfing and snowboarding
–Ten loves to draw (MTV Asia Spotlight)
–He loves shopping for clothes and he actually spends a lot on clothes
–Because he loves shopping so much, the members call him “Dandy”
–He wants a mouse as a pet
–His favorite musicians are Super Junior’s Donghae and SHINee’s Taemin
–Dislikes: PC games, fruit, and bugs
–During school, his favorite subject was Art
–During school, his least favorite subject was Math
–Ten is the shortest member
-Likes: Nature, Art, Music, Mark Lee (NCT 2018 Spring Fan Party)
–During school, he practiced gymnastics (he won a trophy and 5 medals)
–After quitting gymnastics, he started playing basketball
–His first type of dancing was B-Boying
–He said he likes dancing next to Yuta
–On the airplanes, he chooses the entrance sits
–If he would have to introduce a member to his sister, he would choose Mark
–If Ten were to date one of the members, he’d choose Johnny
–In 2011 he won the Teen Pop Star talent show in Thailand
–He entered SM Entertainment in 2013 through SM’s Global Audition
–Ten was a participant in Hit The Stage
–Ten is in a Thai Line group chat with Sorn from CLC, Bambam from GOT7, and Lisa from BlackPink. Sorn has mentioned that they hang out from time to time and Bambam has said that he wishes SM would let Ten hang out with them more
–The song that made him wanna become an artist: Jorja Smith’s “Blue Lights” (Apple NCT’s Playlist)
–On April 6th, 2018, he released a solo single called “New Heros”
–Subunit: NCT U, WayV
–Ten’s ideal type: he does not have an ideal type and “likes a relationship which starts from learning about each other before developing to love” (Daejeon fan signing on 180323) (sources: kprofiles.com)

Pre-Debut as SM Rookies

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Ten was introduced as part of SM Rookies in December 2013. In 2014, Ten participated with other members on the show Exo 90:2014 with other trainees where they performed songs from the 90s. You can watch the video below.

Debut As a Member of NCT

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In April 2016, S.M. Entertainment confirmed Ten alongside other members to debut as members of NCT’s first subgroup, NCT U, with the single, “The 7th Sense.” And his position is main dancer, rapper, vocalist of the group. Here is “The 7th Sense” music video.

Debut in China as a Member of Wayv

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All seven members of WayV were originally part of SM Rookies, a pre-debut training team maintained by SM Entertainment. In January 2016, SM founder, Lee Soo-man, announced plans for a new boy group with several different units to be based in cities around the world. WayV (威神V, WēiShén V) is the fourth subunit and the China-based unit of the Hallyu localization project group, NCT.

SM Entertainment first introduced the group on August 13th, 2018, as NCT China. On December 31st, 2018, it was announced that the seven-member line-up would debut as WayV in January 2019, and Ten is one of the members of WayV.

Then, on January 17th, WayV released their first digital EP, The Vision, with a Chinese version of NCT 127’s “Regular” as the lead single. Watch the music video below.

Discography

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Solo

Title Year Album
“Dream In A Dream”
(夢中夢 / 몽중몽)
2017 SM Station Season 2
“New Heroes” 2018

Groups

Title Album details
WayV
Take Off
  • Release Date: May 9th, 2019 (CHN)
  • Label: Label V, SM Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Download, streaming
NCT U
“The 7th Sense”
(일곱 번째 감각)
“Baby Don’t Stop”

 

Filmography

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Television

Year Title Role Network Notes
2014 Exo 90:2014 Regular cast Mnet Pre-debut
2016 Hit the Stage Contestant Mnet Winner of the “Uniform” Challenge (ep. 6)
2017 Elementary School Teacher Main cast SBS 3rd place
2019 Food Truck Battle Host PPTV HD

Music videos

Title Year Director
“Dream In a Dream” 2017 Unknown
“New Heroes” 2018 Unknown
Guest appearances
“Change” (Teen Superstar) 2010 Unknown

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 Thailand Headlines Person of The Year Awards Most Popular Award N/A Won

 

Latest News

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On June 13th, 2019, WayV dropped their adorable, self-filmed music video for “Let Me Love U.” The MV follows the NCT subunit behind the scenes as they goof around, spend time together, and sing for the camera. “Let Me Love U” is a track from WayV’s 1st mini-album Take Off, which features the title song of the same name.

Watch WayV’s “Let Me Love U” MV below!

Aren’t they all super cute?