Profile and Facts of BtoB’s Yook Sung-jae: From His ‘We Got Married’ Days with Red Velvet’s Joy to His Latest News

Yook Sung-jae in Elle
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Learn More About Yook Sung-jae of BtoB!

Are you familiar with BTOB? Right now, we will explore some information about the youngest member of BTOB, Yook Sung-jae! This is the perfect chance to know more about him. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Yook Sung-jae’s Profile

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Yook Sung-jae is a singer, actor, and a member of BTOB, a boy group that is famous for their exceptional talent in music, acting, and variety shows. He was born on May 2, 1995, in Gyeonggi, South Korea. His family consists of his father, his mother, one elder sister, and himself. Currently, he is living alone with his pet cat Sam-i.

He studied for a month each in the Philippines and England before enrolling in Hanlim Multi Art School. Later, he attended Dongsin University and majored in practical music. He debuted in BTOB in 2012, and later, his popularity rose in 2015 due to his acting in Who Are You: School 2015.

Yook Sung-jae Dressed as a Girl in MTV Diary
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Throughout his career, he received the nickname Yook Jal Tto from his fans which refers to his surname Yook, Jal from Jalsaenggin meaning handsome, and Tto from Ttorai meaning crazy. He got this nickname because, sometimes, he loves to do crazy things that are unlike his stunning visuals make him look like a totally cool guy. He does not even hesitate to wear female clothing, either in concert or on TV shows.

Besides his group members, he is also close with other idols such as VIXX’s Hyuk, A-Pink’s Nam-joo, Boyfriend’s Kwang-min and Young-min, and many others. If you are curious about his latest activities, you can visit his Instagram account @yook_can_do_it!

Career: Debut, Acting, and Shows

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If we search further about him, we learn that Yook Sung-jae has worked hard throughout the years to be where he is now. Before he debuted as a member of BTOB, he auditioned for JYP Entertainment but failed. Yook Sung-jae himself also said that back then, he was told that he had no talent in singing, but he wanted to make his family proud by being a singer. He eventually auditioned and became a trainee in Cube Entertainment, which brought him to meet the other members of BTOB, and they eventually formed the group.

Yook Sung-jae made his official debut as a vocalist of BTOB in 2012. One year later, he appeared in the TV series Reply 1994. He kept climbing his way by becoming a host for the TV program A Song for You together with Super Junior’s Kang-in and f(x)’s Amber. In the same year, he also participated in the program Hitmaker alongside VIXX’s N and Hyuk and GOT7’s Jackson. Additionally, he also got his first main acting role in Plus Nine Boys around this time. Later, he joined the military-themed reality-variety show Real Men until 2015.

Yook Sung-jae in School 2015
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His popularity hit a peak when he starred in Who Are You: School 2015 alongside Kim So-hyun and Nam Joo-hyuk. Aside from acting for the show, he also participated in singing the series’ soundtrack titled “Love Song” with Park Hye-soo. Due to his appearance in the drama, he got many offers for endorsements and received the Best Couple Award with his co-star Kim So-hyun at the KBS Drama Awards.

Yook Sung-jae in King of Mask Singer
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Later in 2015, he participated as a competitor on King of Mask Singer under the alias of Tired Bumblebee, receiving praises for his vocal skills. After joining as a contestant, he later returned again but as one of the panelists.

Within the same year, he was also featured in the fourth season of the reality show We Got Married with Red Velvet’s Joy as his spouse. Together, they released the song titled “Young Love” while also contributing in the lyrics. Later, the two of them got Best Couple Award at MBC Entertainment Awards. He also got an award in the Best Male Newcomer Award category at the same event due to his appearance in We Got Married. And, he became the main host for the music show Inkigayo in the same year but later left in May 2016.

Yook Sung-jae in Goblin
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After that, he appeared in tvN’s drama Goblin: The Lonely and Great God. He was also featured on Law of the Jungle which was filmed in Sumatra, Indonesia. Later, he contributed in the digital single project titled Piece of BTOB and released two songs titled “Say It” and “Paradise” in August 2017. In late 2017, he was featured on the reality show All the Butlers as one of the cast together with Lee Seung-gi, Yang Se-hyung, and Lee Sang-yoon.

Besides these, he also appeared in many shows such as Celebrity Bromance with Boyfriend’s Young-min and Kwangmin, Battle Trip with fellow members Seo Eun-kwang and Lee Chang-sub, Clenched Fist-Boat Horn with Lee Sang-min, and many others.

We Got Married Appearance with Red Velvet’s Joy

Yook Sung-jae and Joy in We Got Married
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Yook Sung-jae appeared in the fourth season of We Got Married paired with Red Velvet’s Joy. If you are a fan of We Got Married, then you must know how many cute moments they had while acting like a couple. As they are still young, we could totally relate to how much fun they had on their dates. Moreover, they also had their dates in many places where young people like to hang out, such as a game arcade, accessories shop, and amusement park.

Yook Sung-jae and Joy Uniform Date
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But, there was one time where fans spotted the two of them in the middle of shooting the reality show. But, the fans criticized them because they had many staff members around them, making the shooting look so fake, and it seemed much more like they were shooting for a drama rather than for a reality show.

There are also rumors regarding when they had a shooting in a club. Even though technically they are adults and are allowed to go to a club, fans felt that it was inappropriate for the show to include the scene where they had fun at a club. Fans also said that it is okay if it was for a private meeting outside of shooting, but they cannot tolerate it if it is shown on TV.

Other than that, we could see them having fun and enjoying their sweet moments together as a couple. Do you think they presented an ideal couple?

Dating Rumors

Yook Sung-jae and Joy
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Yook Sung-jae also has a few dating rumors. The first one is a dating rumor with his former couple in We Got Married, Red Velvet’s Joy. It seems their good chemistry and many lovely moments on the show mislead fans to this rumor. He himself said in one interview that Joy is just a friend with whom he was doing his work.

Yook Sung-jae and DIA Ju-Eun
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Besides Joy, Yook Sung-jae also has a dating rumor with DIA’s Ju-eun. The dating rumor first surfaced around the time when DIA made their comeback with the mini-album Summer Ade in early August 2018. As a response, both celebrities’ agencies denied the dating rumor. Ju-eun herself denied the rumor and said that she was dumbfounded by it. She also said that they don’t even know each other and coincidentally went to the same hangout because of a mutual acquaintance.

Yook Sung-jae gave his response cleverly in one of BTOB’s broadcasts on V Live. He was seen drinking from a cup with Meokgeum written on it, which is slang for ‘don’t pay attention to useless words or actions.’ Many people are impressed with his sense because of how he chose to respond to the rumors.

Yook Sung-jae Ideal Type
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If we look into his love life, he rarely talks about it to the public. So, should we assume that he is single right now? Every time he gets questioned about a girlfriend, Yook Sung-jae always says that he is busy and does not have the time to date. But, he did give an answer regarding his ideal type and what kind of dates he wants.

In one of his interviews, he said that he wants to have a girlfriend who is thoughtful, beautiful, sexy, active, has big eyes, and so on. But, in another interview, he said that he wants a girlfriend who resembles his mother who is a good cook and very beautiful. According to him, Korean celebrities who resemble his ideal type the most are Suzy and Shin Min-ah.

Meanwhile, for his ideal dating situation, he said that he is okay with dating an older woman. Furthermore, he also added that on his date, he will wrap his arms around his girlfriend’s waist while they walk on the beach. They will also eat and watch a movie together.

Recently, he is actively promoting the pre-release song for the upcoming BTOB album titled Friends which will be released this November. After seeing this, what do you think about Yook Sung-jae? Have you fallen deeper into his charms? Don’t forget to support him and leave your thoughts in the comment section!