Let’s Get to Know NCT’s Multi-Talented Leader and Visual King – Lee Tae-yong
Lee Tae-yong was born on July 1st, 1995, in Seoul, South Korea. He is better known by his mononym Taeyong. He is a famous South Korean singer and rapper. He is a member of the South Korean boy band under SM Entertainment NCT, and his subunits are NCT U and NCT 127.
Taeyong was discovered by SM Entertainment’s casting agent in front of his school in 2012 and joined SM Entertainment through the SM Casting System the same year. He was introduced as a member of the SM Rookies in December 2013. Before debuting in October 2014, Taeyong collaborated with Red Velvet on the song “Be Natural”.
On April 5th, 2016, Taeyong was introduced as the third member of the first subunit of the NCT boy band, NCT U. The group held their debut stage on April 15th, 2016, on Music Bank. On July 2nd, 2016, Taeyong was introduced as the third member of the second NCT subunit, NCT 127. The group debuted on July 7th, 2016, on Mnet’s M! Countdown.
Let’s Meet Red Velvet’s Cutest and Sexiest Maknae – Yeri
Kim Ye-rim was born on March 5th, 1999, in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Ye-rim, or also known as Yeri, is a popular South Korean singer and rapper. She is the youngest member of the South Korean girl group, Red Velvet.
She joined SM Entertainment after auditioning at SM Global Auditions in 2011. She became part of the pre-debut group SM Rookies led by SM Entertainment, along with members of her group Irene, Seulgi, and Wendy. She also starred in the Red Velvet debut music video, “Happiness” before her debut as the youngest member of Red Velvet. After four years of training, she joined the group with the promotion of Red Velvet’s first mini-album, Ice Cream Cake, in March 2015.
Yeri was introduced as a new member of Red Velvet on March 10th, 2015. She made her first appearance with the promotion of Red Velvet’s first mini-album Ice Cream Cake. From May 9th, 2015 to November 14th, 2015, Yeri was the host of the MBC music program, MBC Show! Music Core with Minho from SHINee and N from VIXX.
Red Velvet’s Yeri Instagram Posts Are Allegedly a ‘Code’ For NCT U’s Taeyong
Korean celebrities seem to need to be careful when using Social Media. Because the posts in the social media account can be considered as “Lovestagram” by some netizens, as it happened with Red Velvet’s Yeri.
On Sunday, June 19th, Yeri uploaded a series of selca photos on Instagram. In one of the photos, the youngest member of Red Velvet wrote in the caption, “Yooonng… to be honest, I see you like this.”
A netter on the Pann site also interpreted this post as “code” for NCT U’s Taeyong. The netter was even more convinced when a user named “Ya Suka,” who was known as a Taeyong fanatical fan, or Sasaeng, apparently hated Yeri and often wrote bad comments about the singer of “One of These Nights.”
Nevertheless, not all netizens argue that Yeri and Taeyong are dating. Other netizens considered that “Yong” in Yeri’s post was a call for fans.
“Yeri uploaded 5 selcas on Instagram with 5 messages in each photo. All the messages are connected,” commented a netter. “The website doesn’t say that they are dating. There are no articles about them so don’t make it up,” said another netter. “But it’s strange that she (Yeri) suddenly uses ‘Yooonng’,” said another.
Have Fans Discovered Red Velvet’s Yeri and NCT’s Taeyong Dating Evidence?
Fans gave various proofs of a love affair between Red Velvet’s Yeri and NCT’s Taeyong. The evidence was uploaded by Korean netizens through the Pann website, which immediately became the spotlight among many people.
The first proof is Taeyong’s photo where he kisses a cupcake at the SMTOWN Halloween party in 2017. At the event, Yeri was also found holding the same cupcake and giving a kiss signal.
The next evidence is that Taeyong once claimed he wanted to be “fireman who would blow up all the fans worries and concerns.” The statement was written by him on the photocard on the Fire Truck album.
At the same time, Yeri also said that she wanted to become a firefighter. The fans also realized that the statement was made by her after Taeyong wrote the statement on the photocard of Fire Truck.
The next evidence is Taeyong’s love for the turtle. When asked by fans, Taeyong once claimed he really liked Pokemon Wartortle, which is an evolution from Squirtle, a turtle-shaped Pokemon character.
This is apparently related to Yeri, because she has the nickname “Yeribugi,” a combination of “Yeri” and “Kobugi,” which in Korean means turtles. The nickname was given to her because Yeri had a face similar to Squirtle.
Fans also found the wallpaper on Yeri’s phone background, which allegedly was a photo of Taeyong during the Cherry Bomb era.
Yeri also uploaded a photo on the official Red Velvet Instagram and wrote the caption, “Yoh-o-ong, to be honest, I see you like this.” Fans suspect that ‘Yoh-o-ong’ is a love call for Taeyong.
Fans also realized that Taeyong and Yeri had used the same passport cover. This passport cover is thought to be a couple’s item purchased by both of them.
Last but not least, the closeness of Taeyong and Yeri while attending the SMTOWN Halloween party in 2017. At that time, both of them were found taking photos with other SM Entertainment artists.
Are Yeri and Taeyong Dating and Even Dared to Date in Public Places?
NCT’s Taeyong and Red Velvet’s Yeri are reportedly having a love affair. Previously, a rumor circulated which claimed that two idols, who were both under the auspices of SM Entertainment, were dating.
A post published on the online community site contains a claimed photo as proof of Taeyong and Yeri’s relationship. In the photo, that was posted in the post, Yeri seemed to sit on one of the rides in an amusement park.
But the focus of the photo is someone whose reflection is reflected in the mirror behind Yeri. The person looks blonde and wears a black beanie and is believed to be Taeyong.
Since last September, Taeyong has platinum blond hair in a mullet style. Nevertheless, not a few other netizens have denied the contents of the post and believe that the figure in Yeri’s photo is not the leader of NCT 127.
“This person (who uploaded the post) doesn’t seem to be able to distinguish between long hair and short hair,” quipped a netter. “That’s Rie, Yeri’s friend hahahaha,” said another netter while including a photo of Yeri with one of her friends.
“This post proves that you have a mental illness,” said a netter. “Yeri has been rumored with Taeyong for two years. Very stubborn,” another netter commented.
“Yeri’s date uploaded this on Instagram: October 13th. You bast*rd, do you know that NCT is shooting something in America that day? Stop, no one believes that it is indeed those two people in the photo. You accidentally saw things that are not true,” added another.
Rumored To Be Dating, NCT’s Taeyong and Red Velvet’s Yeri Hold Hands While Filming “ISAC”
Chinese New Year’s 2019 special “Idol Star Athletics Championship” took place on Monday, January 7th. A series of top South Korean idols participated in the process of filming MBC’s annual sports event at the Samsan World Gymnasium, Incheon.
The participating groups this time were Super Junior, Twice, Seventeen, Red Velvet, MONSTA X, NCT 127, Stray Kids, (G)I-DLE, Momoland, Astro, The Boyz, Gu9udan, Celeb Five, Golden Child, and iKON. A number of moments of interaction between idols became the spotlight of the netters.
This time, a post discussed the interaction between Yeri and Taeyong. They claimed to hold hands with “proof” of a photograph from afar. Both are called to show clearly their relationship. In addition, their training jackets are also used as “proof.”
Previously, Yeri and Taeyong were widely rumored to have a love affair. Yeri allegedly used Taeyong’s photo as her phone wallpaper. But fans didn’t want to believe. Like this time, fans were not totally consumed by the “evidence” given by netters.
“I don’t know about the others but you use training jackets as proof? Are you stupid?” a fan comment. “I said this to avoid misunderstandings. All NCT members and Red Velvet wore white T-shirts and green training suits. And in the photo, Yeri held hands with a person in black. There was a staff member standing right behind Taeyong,” added another fan.
“So what if they are going out or not. I’m a fan of one of them but I give up on rumors. How many more years will these rumors continue to be discussed?” said another. “She did not hold Taeyong’s hand, she took the hand of the staff member standing behind Taeyong. Don’t make rumors unclear,” concluded another.