Maeng Se-chang is a South Korean actor and singer born in 1991. Maeng started his career as a child actor. He has been acting consistently since he was young when he auditioned for the program The Great Birth. In 2011, he revealed his hidden ambitions as a singer. Later on, in July 2011, he debuted his singing career as the leader of the ballad group BoM with the single “Without You.” Unfortunately, after 2 years, BoM was disbanded in March 2013. Maeng is popular for being mistaken as EXO’s Baekhyun’s older brother. If you want to know more about Maeng Se-chang, keep scrolling!
Maeng Se-chang’s Profile
Date of Birth: November 13th, 1991
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 59 kg
Blood Type: A
Star sign: Scorpio
Hobbies: Listening to music
Educational Background: Majoring in Korean Literature at Kookmin University
Siblings: 2 older siblings
Agency: Flight Entertainment
Maeng Se-chang’s Filmography
Besides being a member of a ballad boy group, Maeng also has a pretty good acting career. Here is Maeng Se-chang’s filmography. Check it out!
|2000||Love Bakery||Park Joonho|
|2003||Scent of Love||Dong-hyun|
|A Man Who Went to Mars||young Seungjae|
|Wonderful Days||young Sooha (voice)|
|2005||Diary of June||Jang Joonha|
|2014||Ode to My Father||Korean miner 4|
|2000||Tough Guy’s Love||Bae Kyunggo||KBS2|
|Emperor Wang Gun||young Gungye||KBS1|
|I Want to Keep Seeing You||Kim Yikang||SBS|
|2001||Sangdo||young Im Sangok||MBC|
|Moon on Cheomseongdae||Hoonsik||KBS2|
|Daemang (The Great Ambition)||young Park Jaeyoung||MBC|
|2006||My Beloved Sister||Yoon Youngjoo||MBC|
|2007||Catching Up with Gangnam Moms||Choi Jinwoo||SBS|
|Women of the Sun||young Cha Dongwoo||KBS2|
|2010||Legend of the Patriots||KBS1|
|2012||The Strongest K-Pop Survival||Jang Tae-kwon||Channel A|
|2013||The Greatest Thing in the World||Bo-hyun||MBC|
|Drama Festival “Lee Sang That Lee Sang”||young swimmer||MBC|
|2016||The Love Is Coming||Jang Han-sol||SBS|
He has also been nominated for Best Young Actor for his appearance in Moon on Cheomseongdae at the KBS Drama Awards. Hopefully, in the future, he will get noticed in his next movie or drama. We are looking forward to his next appearance, whether on the small or big screen!
|2002||KBS Drama Awards||Best Young Actor||Moon on Cheomseongdae||Won|
|2008||KBS Drama Awards||Best Young Actor||Hong Gil-dong||Nominated|
Thoughts on BoM’s Disbandment
In 2013, BoM was disbanded. After 2 years of surviving in the music industry, this ballad boy group eventually decided to not continue their contract. One of the members, Song Min-ho, started his new career in Winner, a YG boy group from the survival show WHO IS NEXT: WIN. BoM left with their first and last album Without You which was released in July 2011.
When realizing his group members were facing new paths, Maeng Se-chang revealed his feelings about the group’s breakup on Twitter, bidding farewell to BoM’s fans. He also has moved on to another agency and is once again on the acting path.
BoM supported Song Min-ho from the seats reserved for family and friends during the ending of the competition. Maeng Se-chang uploaded a picture of the live WIN stage along with a message to Min Ho, “Well done, Min Ho. Once the live broadcast is over, you’re going to cry again because you never thought I’d come and see you, did you? I know.”
In 2015, during his photo shoot and interview for International bnt, he took on three very different looks. He showed off his next-door-neighbor good looks in his minimalist concept, sporty blue concept, and his fun, ‘eating’ concept.
During his interview, he was asked about Mino, and Sechang replied, “I contact him whenever he crosses my mind. Our replying time doesn’t match with each other, so there are times he contacts me when I’m sleeping, and sometimes I remember to reply to Mino when he’s sleeping. We both think that if one of us is going through a hard time, we’ll talk about it with people around us. So we tend to act like there’s nothing [bad] going on.” As a side note, that sounds like how many guys typically act around each other, so we may think they are still in good terms.
Sechang continued, “We send bizarre photos to each other or fun photos. His appearance is strong, but he’s a guy that cries easily.”
He also spoke about taking part in the film Susaek Station. He said, “I acted with 5urprise’s Gong Myung and Lee Tae Hwan who are the main leads, and we’ve become really close. We talked a lot during car rides. The production staff joined our names, Maeng Sechang, Gong Myung, and Lee Tae Hwan, into ‘Maeng Ggong Lee’ and called us the stylist team, too. We ask about each other once in a while, now. We’re planning to meet up soon.”
He also shared who his close friends are. Sechang said, “The people I meet most are actress Go Eun Ah and singer Urban Zapaka. We share our worries with each other and are close.” He also shared that he’s close with the cast of the drama Hong Gil Dong and that they’re all planning to meet up soon.
Here is a sneak peak of Maeng Se-chang’s photo shoot for bnt International!
Are you also waiting for the next project of Maeng Se-chang? Let’s wait and hope for the best for his career!