Who is Taecyeon?
Taecyeon is a South Korean singer and the main rapper of the Korean boy group 2PM. He debuted as an actor in the Korean drama Cinderella’s Sister. After his debut as an actor, he started to play roles in various dramas and movies such as Dream High, Marriage Blue, Who Are You?, Wonderful Days, Assembly, Let’s Fight Ghost, and Save Me.
- Birth Name: Ok Taek-Yeon
- Stage Name: TaecYeon
- Nickname: Beast (Jimseung/짐승), OkCat (옥캣)
- Hangul: 옥택연/ 택연
- Born: December 27, 1988
- Birthplace: South Korea
- Height: 185 cm
- Weight: 76 kg
- Blood Type: AB
- Starsign: Capricorn
- Profession: Singer, Rapper, Model, Actor, Songwriter
- Talent Agency: 51K
- Twitter: @taeccool
Taecyeon’s Love Life
On one episode of Happy Together, the co-host Park Myung-Soo asked if the idol has a girlfriend nowadays. Taecyeon shyly revealed that his ex-girlfriend’s name is Amy. As we know, Taecyeon is born in Korea and lived for 7 years in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. The girl went to the same school as Taecyeon in the U.S.
On May 15, the 2PM members were guests on Radio Star. The theme of Radio Star that day was about the song they would want their first loves to hear.
Taecyeon chose Kim Dong Ryul‘s “Finally Now.” He said, “The song is about a man who realizes that he could have treated his lover better in the past and is wondering why he is regretting it now. The lyrics came to me.”
He continued talking about his first love. He said, “My first love was a girl who is the same age as me from the U.S. We went to the same school from the sixth grade to high school. Each quarter of the school year, the school would have concerts where boys wear suits and girls wear dresses. It was at that time when we got attracted to each other.”
The MCs then asked, “If she was your first love, why did you choose to break up and debut as a singer?” Taecyeon answered, “I had to come to Korea for JYP‘s rookie discovery program. I thought if I didn’t try going on this path now, I would regret it later. So, in the end, we broke up.”
Taecyeon also revealed that he still keeps in touch with his first love through social media. He added, “It’s not like we broke up while crying over each other. We both let each other go with a smile.”
Recently, Taecyeon led the future combat system demonstration at the 70th Armed Forces Day Celebration. One of the officials stated, “Corporal Ok Taecyeon gave up his American residency; he set a great example as he received surgery for the discs in his back and accepted active duty despite the fact that he had been previously approved for alternative service. He’s currently faithfully continuing his military duties. We actively recommended him to participate in the Armed Forces Day event as we believed it would be meaningful for him.” Taecyeon also ranked 1st on the real-time search engine in Korea and led the final salute to President Moon Jae-In.