Meet Takuya Terada, the “Gorgeous Gene” of CROSS GENE!
Terada Takuya, or Takuya, is an actor, model, and the only Japanese member of multi-national boy group “CROSS GENE” under Amuse Korea Entertainment (Branch of Japanese Entertaiment Label Amuse, Inc.). He debuted as an idol with the boy group, CROSS GENE, on June 7, 2012 as the vocalist and known as the “Gorgeous Gene”.
Takuya is known to be the first ever CROSS GENE leader, but he then removed himself from being the leader after one of the original original member, J.G, left the group. On December 2014, Takuya was awarded the International Exchange Daesang at the Korean Hallyu Awards in recognition of his commitment to contributing to and sharing of Korean culture through both his position as a member of Asian Group Cross Gene and as a panellist on the Korean variety show Non-Summit.
CROSS GENE’s Takuya Terada Full Profile
Real Name : Terada Takuya (寺田拓哉)
Stage Name : Takuya (타쿠야)
Nickname : Gorgeous Gene, Terataku, Taku, Squishy, Kitten
Position : Vocalist and Face of the Group
Birthplace : Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Birthday : March 18, 1992
Zodiac Sign : Pisces
Blood Type : O
Nationality : Japanese
Languages : Japanese and Korean
Height : 188 cm (6ft 1in)
Weight : 68 kg (149lbs)
Instruments : Guitar and Piano
Hobbies : Playing mahjong, Singing in the karaoke, Shopping, Playing bowling and Reading
Siblings : Two younger sisters (one of them is named Momoka)
Instagram : @cg_takuya
Cross Gene’s Takuya’s Facts
- He was the first Cross Gene leader, but he decided to remove himself from that position after J.G left. Takuya felt that he was unable to be a good leader for Cross Gene, and Shin offered to take the position off of his shoulders.
- He has the Gorgeous Gene in CROSS GENE. “The lonely king who lives in an ice palace all by himself just like the snow queen in a fairytale. He has the power to move to the other’s mind. Anybody would be fascinated by looking into his eyes.”
- His father and mother divorced.
- His shoe size is 27,5cm.
- His hairstyle is asymmetry, natural permanent.
- He becomes relax when he takes a walk alone.
- He becomes high when he climbs mountains.
- He doesn’t like liver and chicken skin.
- He always brings candies and gums.
- His favorite food is Hayashi rice and Beef Risotto. Also he can eat 6 bowls of rice.
- His favorite drinks are matcha latte and lemon green tea.
- His favorite artists are Aiko, AAA, Yuzu, RADWIMPS, flumpool, Aqua Timez, Miss A, SHINee, BIGBANG.
- He thinks that his most attractive feature is a mole on chin.
- Takuya has stated that he is hetero following his role in ‘The Lover’.
- He said if he wasn’t an idol, he would be Baseball player.
- The hardest choreography for him is “Shooting Star” (they learnt it in two days).
- According to other members, he takes the longest to get ready.
- He said he always been terrible with mornings. He even nicknamed the ‘king of latecomer’ because he’d be late for school for at least five times a month.
- He and the other members admit his so hassle-averse personality.
- He often go around for shopping when he has free time. If he finds a sales item, he immediately buy it.
- Takuya loves sports and used to play basketball and baseball. (Cross Gene Interview for Wow! Korea)
- He appeared on Music Video of Hyorin feat. Jooyoung, “Erase”.
- Takuya is like a dad according to Seyong.
- Takuya is quite shy sometimes yet he is great at doing aegyo.
- Takuya likes Math and Science.
- He has interests in Mahjong, Karaoke, Bowling, Reading, etc.
- He is competitive, he doesn’t like losing games.
- Around September 2017, he got fans concerned over the content of his musical “Watashi no Host-chan”, involves the cast playing characters who are hosts and a voting system where people can “win” experiences with the cast members including hugs and other forms of physical interaction.
- He was a part of a ramen club during his school days. He also introduced himself as “a person who eats ramen every single day of the week”. He has broad knowledge of current ramen brands, classic and new, in Korea (SBS Plus variety show, ‘Must Eat 20’).
- Takuya likes to dance girl groups dance. He did a lot girl group dance like E.X.I.D “Up & Down”, Miss A “Bad Girl Good Girl”, Girl’s Day “Twinkle Twinkle”, 4minute “Crazy”, F(x) “Hot Summer”, etc in the past.
- He was selected as a torch bearer for the ‘2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games’. He ran on the streets of Changwon dressed in his Olympic outfit.
Takuya Terada’s Sisters
On JBTC’s “Abnormal Summit” which aired on Monday 24, 2014, Takuya shared with everyone that he has two younger sisters. He talked about his first younger sister, saying she is 21 and looks like him when she smiles. Her name is Momoka. And the youngest sister is much more younger than him and was born around 2003. Takuya also said that he has a sister complex, which means he overprotects his sisters.
Terada Takuya’s Ideal Type
Takuya has been interviewed many times since he debuted as an idol in South Korea. He ever stated that he doesn’t like Korean girls very much because they tend to be so straight. But somehow his answers about his ideal types is always changing year by year! Let’s see the collections of his answers below :
- He said this about his ideal type: “Someone that’s pretty when they smile. The people that I’ve met so far have been like that as well.” – (Naver: Star News 2014)
- On the talk show, he said his ideal type is “A girl who looks really kind but smokes or looks completely like a bad girl but likes dogs. I like a girl with that kind of unexpected side.” – (JTBC’s ‘Witch Hunt’, May 22, 2015)
- “Someone who is aware of her surroundings“. – ((x)clusive!: Interview with CROSS GENE, June 2016)
- He thinks a girl with a nice smile is good. – (K-Pop! Now Radio Interview)
Also he ever explained about his dating style as well. He said that his style is very free and nonclingy because he is the type of guy who can’t date in the traditional or typical way. He also doesn’t like to keep in touch regularly and when he’s dating, he prefers being independent.
But for him “Love is like fire. Like fire, love is warm and gives you strength. If the fire dies out, then energy dies out as well”.
Takuya and His Gentle Hands on Abnormal Summit
Non-Summit (Hangul: 비정상회담; RR: Bijeongsanghoedam), also known as “Abnormal Summit”, is a South Korean television program that features a panel of non-Korean men, living in South Korea, who debate on various topics and “Korean culture, through the eyes of a foreigner,” in a talk show format, in the Korean language.
Takuya is known as the former Japanese Representative on this show in 2014 as the fixed cast. Takuya was well received by Korean audiences and earned the nickname Mr. 섬섬옥수 (seomseom ogsu) for his attractive hands. He even took on sensitive topics and wasn’t afraid to share his thoughts, representing the country of Japan.
With the show’s sudden popularity, Takuya also experienced an increase in popularity. Takuya had a big part in the show, but unfortunately, he departed from the show after his appearance on 52nd episode, and later got replaced by another Japanese representative, NCT’s Yuta (he was still a trainee under SM Entertainment at the time).
Takuya Terada’s Filmography and Awards
|2011||SIGN||MBS||Tobi Ibaraki||Main role|
|2012||Run 60||MBS||Takao Kusuno|
|2012||Ai Ore!||Rui Kiryuuin||Main role|
|2012||Run 60 – Game Over||Takao Kusuno|
|2010||Black & White|
|2016||Black Butler: Noah’s Ark Circus||Agni|
|2018||My host chan REBORN ~ Sorcery! Osaka Minami edition ~||Ayaka|
|2012||Let’s Go Dream Team! Season 2||KBS||Guest|
|2014||Non-Summit||JTBC||Regular Cast||Episode 1-52|
|2015||Match Made in Heaven Returns||MBC Every1||Cast||Episode 1-3|
|Dating Alone||JTBC||Guest||Episode 7&8|
|Witch Hunt||JTBC||Guest||Episode 93|
|Where Is My Friend’s Home||JTBC||Cast||7th (Australia)|
&10th trip (New Zealand)
|World Changing Quiz Show||MBC||Guest||Episode 317|
|Conte and the City||tvN||Cameo||Episode 3|
|2016||Summoners War:Conquerors||OGN||Regular Cast||Season 1, 2|
|Cook Representative||JTBC||Guest||Episode 10|
|2017||No Stress Zone||Tooniverse||Guest||Episode 9|
|Video Star||MBC Every1||Guest||Episode 38|
|Yang Sechan’s Ten||JTBC2||Host||Season 2|
Hosted along with Yang Sechan and Shin wonho
|Weekly Idol||MBC Every1||Guest||Episode 302|
|Tour Avatar||Arirang TV||Guest||Episode 9, 10|
|Idol Tour||MBC Every1||Guest||Episode 2|
|Must Eat 2||SBS Plus||Guest||Episode 4|
JUNON Superboy Contest
|21th||2008||N/A||Special Jury Prize||Won|
Korean Hallyu Awards
|4th||2014||Non-Summit||International Exchane Daesang||Won|