TVXQ’s Stunning Leader, U-Know Yunho
Who doesn’t know the leader of TVXQ U-Know Yunho? He is handsome, has a fit body, amazing dancing and singing skills, all of which brought him the hearts of his Cassiopeia (fandom name for TVXQ’s fans). TVXQ is an acronym for Tong Vfang Xien Qi, the Chinese name for this boy group but people more familiar with the name TVXQ. While the Korean name is DBSK, an acronym for Dong Bang Shin Ki which roughly means “Rising Gods of the East.”
This worldwide famous boy group made their debut with five members in 2003, under SM Entertainment company. Unfortunately, three of the members (Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, Xiah Junsu) left the group. In 2011, TVXQ made their comeback as a duo consisting of U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin. Curious to find out more about the remaining member and leader of TVXQ U-Know Yunho? Let’s check this out!
TVXQ U-Know Yunho’s Full Profile
Real Name/Hangul: Jung Yun-ho 정윤호
Stage Name: U-Know, U-Know Yunho
Date of Birth: February 6, 1986
Place of Birth: Gwangju, South Korea
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
Fluent Language: Korean, Japanese
Occupation(s): singer, songwriter, dancer, actor
Labels: SM Entertainment, Avex Trax, Rhythm Zone
Years Active: 2003-present
Fun Facts About TVXQ U-Know Yunho You Should Know
- The meaning of U-Know: as the leader of the group, Yunho wants to understand everyone well.
- Amazing dancing skills: Yunho’s dancing skills have been demonstrated and proven ever since he was a teenager. In middle school, he and his friend formed a dance team called A+ and won the 1st place on the Annual SM Best Competition in 1999. Since then, Yunho signed a contract with SM Entertainment and started his training in 2001.
- Poisoned by fans: even though Yunho is known for his nice and humble personality, there are still a bunch of people who hate him. On Oct 15, 2006, one of his haters (which Yunho thought was one of the staff) gave him a poisoned orange juice, which made him badly sick and traumatized. But, the humble Yunho released the perpetrator.
- Local food is his favorite: Yunho really loves kimchi, jajangmyeon, black bean noodle, and BBQ Meat.
- Used to be broke: Yunho had a tough childhood life as his family was poor. He had to work part-time when he was only 9 to pay his sister’s school. His destiny changed thanks to his hard work in dancing, and his efforts literally paid off. Give Yunho the biggest respect!
- Michael Jackson’s fan: Yunho is a big fan of the king of pop Michael Jackson. He admitted that he really loves Michael Jackson and often imitates Michael Jackson’s dance style.
- Often being paired with Jaejung: before Jaejung left the group, he used to always be paired with Yunho. They always looked pretty close and almost like lovers. Because of this, fans often made fan fiction stories about them! Don’t worry, it’s just fan made.
- Plastic surgery issue: as a famous South Korean celebrity, Yunho has been rumored to have done plastic surgery. In fact, he has NEVER done plastic surgery. He did, however, used to align his teeth which is not a surgery.
- Controversial military duty: due to Yunho’s bad health, he almost left his military duty. Many people bashed him and said it was a scenario to avoid the duty. Yunho was so sad because he couldn’t make it. But finally, he enlisted to do his military service on July 21, 2005, and finished it on April 15, 2007. In his military duty, Yunho gained some honorable awards, especially as a military team leader.
- Using insoles: it’s funny to learn that a man as handsome as Yunho also feels insecure. His insecurity usually pops out when he has to stand beside Changmin. He has said that Changmin is too handsome and tall so he has to use insoles to increase his height (and he already is quite tall).
- Odd sleep style: TVXQ’s members have revealed that Yunho has an odd way of sleeping. He opens his mouth while he is sleeping and makes a diagonal pose. When Jaejung was in the group, he used to close Yunho’s mouth while he was sleeping. How cute!
- Ideal type of girl: Yunho’s ideal type of girl is a long-haired, big-eyed, elegant, responsible woman, and a good cook. He also wants his girl to always support him and obey him. Yunho has a little bit pervert side that he likes a girl in a short skirt!
- Leisure time activities: Yunho likes to write novels and fan fiction in his free time. he also likes to sing and listen to music. Yunho and the TVXQ former member Junsu used to go together to the beach for their vacation.
- The strongest member of TVXQ: as you can see, Yunho has an attractive and fit body. Because of his strength, nobody wants to stand beside him in the dancing routine since they were afraid of unintentionally being hit by Yunho.
- Being rejected: before Yunho became a famous celebrity, he even had a crush on a girl. Yunho was always being rejected by this girl. Even though he eventually managed to date her, it didn’t last long because Yunho was sure the girl’s love for him was not sincere.
- A sensitive man: even though Yunho appears very athletic and macho, he has a fragile heart. He often cries when fans give him presents or when the haters raise their middle finger to provoke him. He holds his tears while on stage and cries a lot backstage. Poor Yunho. 🙁
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