Get to Know One of the Best Idol Dancers in SM, Ten!
Who doesn’t know NCT, the boy-group from SM Entertainment that debuted back in 2016 and has gained a lot of attention from the public, especially for their sub-unit system and all the talented members? One of those members will be our main topic for today, Ten, a member who came from Thailand.
Ten is known for his dancing ability, both in NCT and Way V. When he was young, Ten participated on a talent show in Thailand. From the show, he had already gained a lot of fans and popularity. Are you guys curious to know more about him? Don’t worry, we will give you all the information. So, without any further ado, let’s get into our topic for today!
Ten’s Full Profile
Birth Name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล)
Official Stage Name: Ten
Korean Name: Lee Young Heum (이영흠)
Chinese Name: Li Yong Qin (SC-李永钦 / TC-李永欽)
Birthday: February 27, 1996
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Ten’s Fun Facts
- Born in Bangkok, Thailand.
- He’s ethnically Chinese, but his nationality is Thai.
- Nicknames: TNT, Cute Devil.
- Education: Shrewsbury International School.
- Hobbies: Singing, Rapping, Dancing, Drawing, playing sports, and playing with animals.
- Specialty: Dance, Rap, Playing Guitar and Piano, Basketball, Surfing, and Taekwondo.
- Ten can speak Thai, Mandarin, English, and Korean.
- He has a sister who is three years younger than he is; her name is Tern Kulisara Leechaiyapornkul. Her occupation is a designer.
- Likes: Art, Music, Nature, and Mark Lee (from NCT 2018 Spring Fan Party).
- Dislikes: Fruit, PC Games, and Bugs.
- His favorite foods are Chocolate Pudding, Chocolate Cake, Dark Chocolate, Naan, Pad Thai, Sushi (Particularly Tuna), Ttebeokki, and Green Tea Ice Cream.
- He hates fruit and never really eats it, he also says the he has a fear of food (from MTV Asia Interview).
- He also can’t eat venison.
- His favorite drinks are Americanos and Orange Juice.
- For breakfast, he loves and enjoy eating salads.
- When Ten is sad, he likes eating some sweets.
- Favorite Color: Black.
- Favorite Number: 10.
- Favorite Season: Summer.
- Shoe Size: 270 mm.
- Ten’s Ideal Type: He doesn’t have any particular ideal type, but he likes a relationship which starts from learning about each other, and therefore it becomes romantic at the end (from Daejeon fan sign 3/23/18).
- During his school days, he did gymnastics (won a trophy and 5 medals).
- After quitting gymnastics, he started to play basketball.
- Favorite subject in school: Art.
- Least favorite subject in school: Math.
- Ten built an interest in dancing by watching ‘Step Up 2’. His grandmother also made him watch Super Junior, BoA, and SHinee which made him get into K-Pop.
- His first type of dancing was B-Boying.
- He said that he likes dancing net with Yuta.
- A song that inspired him to be a artist is ‘Blue Lights’ by Jorja Smith (from Apple NCT’s Music Playlist).
- In 2011 he joined and won ‘Teen Pop Star’, a talent show in Thailand.
- Ten entered SM Entertainment in 2013, by joining SM’s Global Audition.
- He was placed at the 99th rank for the ‘100th Most Handsome Faces of 2019’.
- He’s a part of NCT U, WayV, and Super M.
- Ten participated as a contestant in Mnet’s ‘Hit the Stage’.
- On April 6, 2018, Ten released his first solo single, called ‘New Heros’.
- If Ten were able to date one of the NCT members, he would choose Johnny.
- If he would have to introduce a member to his sister, he chose Mark.
- On airplanes, Ten chooses the aisle seats.
- He sleeps a lot.
- He has many piercings.
- Ten is included on a Thai-line group chat along with Sorn from CLC, Bambam from GOT7, and Lisa from BlackPink. Sorn mentioned that they hang out from time to time together, and Bambam has said that he wishes SM could let Ten hang out with them more.
- Way V stated that Ten’s grandparents (from both mother and father’s side) are Chinese.
- Hendery is Ten’s Chinese teacher, while Ten became Winwin’s English teacher.
- Ten and Hendery are roommates at the dorm.
Ten’s Career as an Idol and Artist.
He is one of the members in NCT that received a lot off-job offers, like debuting in several solo activities and unit groups, along with Mark, Taeyong, and Jaehyun. Let’s take a look his career timeline from year to year.
Ten was introduce by SM Entertainment back in December 2013 as a part of ‘SM Rookies’, along with the other NCT members and some of the Red Velvet members.
Then, in 2014, Ten appeared in EXO’s variety show called ‘Exo 90:2014’ with the other trainee members. During the show, they had to perform songs that were released back in the 90’s. Here is a photo of Ten with Suho:
Here are some videos of Ten from his appearance on the show. Let’s check them out below!
SMROOKIES Special Trip.
A compilation of Ten during his SMROOKIES Days: