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2PM Go Crazy World Tour 2014, Prudential Centre, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A
Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul
June 24, 1988
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
Singer-songwriter, rapper, model, actor [1 ] designer [2 ]
Vocals, keyboard, piano, guitar
2PM, 2AM, JYP Nation, One Day
Nichkhun's profile on 2PM's Website
Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul ( Thai: นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล, : rtgs Nitchakhun Horawetchakun; born June 24, 1988), usually known mononymously as Nichkhun ( Korean: 닉쿤), is a Thai American singer, model and actor active in South Korea. He sings and raps as a member of 2PM, a six-member South Korean boy band.
Background [ edit ]
Nichkhun was born in
Rancho Cucamonga, California to a Thai father of chinese descent and a Chinese-American mother. Nichkhun has one older brother Nichan, and two younger sisters, Nichthima (Yanin) and Nachjaree (Chereen). At the age of five, he moved to Thailand with his family and he studied at Dhepkanjana School and Tangpiroondham School. At the age of twelve, he studied at Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand for a year and a half and moved back to the United States to finish his schooling at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. After high school, he was a coach at Rosemead High School for their badminton team. There, he was scouted by a scout manager of JYP Entertainment at the Los Angeles Korean Music Festival.
After passing the audition hosted by JYP Entertainment, he signed a ten-year contract with the company but later re-signed for an eight-year contract, not including training, and was brought to
South Korea in 2006 as a trainee, being put into a class of 24 other students. Park Jin-young informed him that he was required to learn how to sing and to dance, learn Korean and Mandarin Chinese, and to bulk up. He first appeared through MNET's Hot Blood, a program that showed the intense physical training that 13 male trainees had to go through for the opportunity to debut in either a 4-member ballad group 2AM or a 6-member dance group (originally had 7 members until the leader Jay Park left the group) 2PM under JYP Entertainment. [3 ]
Ethnicity/Ancestry [ edit ]
Nichkhun is half
Thai half Chinese. Nichkhun's grandmother is from Hainan, China, while his grandfather is Thai. Nichkhun stated himself on a chinese variety show Happy Camp that his father is a Thai of Chinese decent while his mother is Chinese. Nichkhun also revealed on twitter that he has ancestors from Guangzhou, China.
On 4 September 2008, Nichkhun debuted as a 2PM member with their first single "10점 만점에 10점" (
"10 Points out of 10 Points") from their single album " Hottest Time of the Day". Nichkhun was one of the hosts for the Korean Music Wave in Bangkok in 2010, 2011, and 2013.
CNBLUE's Jung Yong-hwa, B1A4's Baro, Infinite's L, and Winner's Song Min-ho teamed up for project group Lucky Boys (Super 5) for the 2014 SBS Gayo Daejun. Nichkhun and Baro also hosted the show. [4 ]
Solo activities [ edit ]
In 2010, along with
Taecyeon and Yoon Eun-hye, Nichkhun played one of the main characters in a 12-minute music video drama for Cass Beer, which was released on February 8. Nichkhun also hosted JYP's talent competition [5 ] Superstar Survival. On June 2010, he was casted in the second season of variety show , pairing up with We Got Married Victoria of f(x). The couple, known as Khuntoria, lasted from episode 52 to 91, leaving the show in September 2011. [6 ]
In 2011, Nichkhun appeared in the music video of the single "Touch (觸動)" by
Taiwanese Mandopop artist Wilber Pan, which premiered on January 31. In May, he was selected as the new model for Everland's Caribbean Bay Aqualoop CF. He also starred in the Japanese live-adaptation film of as Lawrence, the president of a Singaporean corporation, Ouran High School Host Club followed in 2012 by the Thai film [7 ] . Seven Something
In 2013, he filmed Chinese TV play
, where he plays the lead. The series aired in June 2014. One and a Half Summer In 2014, he had a cameo in the Thai movie [8 ] . Chalouis [9 ]
In 2015, Nichkhun joined in Chinese movie
(栀子花开), starring Gardenia in Blossom Li Yi Feng and Zhang Hui Wen, and in Chinese new music reality show [10 ] Youth Trainee. He will also be a special guest on a Thai sitcom, [11 ] Yes Sir My Boss.
Discography [ edit ]
2008: "We Become One"
2009: "Let's Take a Break"
2014: "So Wonderful"
2015: "Miss Wonderful"
Filmography [ edit ]
Television drama [ edit ]
Ouran High School Host Club Lawrence
Seven Something ( Rak Jet Pee Dee Jet Hon) He
Beyond the ONEDAY ~Story of 2PM & 2AM~
Five Eagle Brothers Policeman
Chalouis Thai Film
Gardenia in Blossom Chinese Film
Variety shows [ edit ]
Hot Blood Men
Mnet Himself, Pre-debut days
Yashimmanman Season 2 SBS
Schoolympic Happy Sunday KBS
2PM Wild Bunny
Sunday Sunday Night
Body Body Body
Woody Talk Show
2009–present: Star King
We Got Married
Running Man SBS, 4-5, 19, 40, 50-51, 104, 195, 248
Strong Heart (2010 -2013)
MCountdown as MC
for 3 month
Happy Together (2001 TV series) KBS2
Running Man in Thailand
2012 KOICA's Dream
Woody Talk Show
Night Society Show
with Taecyeon and Chansung
with Taecyeon and Wooyoung
Korean Talk Show Hello
Strong Heart 2
with Taecyeon and Chansung
C-radio idol true colors
Star Talk Show
Tonight 80's Show
with Wei Da Xun
Top Chinese Music Special Segment
Youku All Star Show
Dream Music Charity Event
SBS Gayo Daejun 2014 SBS
L, Jung Yong-hwa, Mino, Baro and Song Ji-hyo
If You Love!
Cameo ep 1&2
Brave Heart Show
Idol Star Athletic Championship
Yes Sir My Boss
Zhejiang Television with Wang Dongcheng, Shang Wenjie and Li Quan
Henry, Kangnam, Amber Joon Park
Music video appearance [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Mr. Beauty Award
Tourism Authority of Thailand
[12 ] Won
Nine Entertain Awards (Thailand)
MBC Entertainment Awards
We Got Married Won
Korea Jewerly Awards
Diamond Award (with
3rd Bugs Music Awards
OST of the Year (with
Taecyeon) "My Valentine"
KBS Best Idol Icon Awards
Icon of the year
Mnet Media Awards Most CHARMING Boy
MTV K’s very first Valentine King and Queen
Most Popular CF Star
Kerd Awards (Thailand)
Kerd of the Year
CF Model of The Year
Top Award (Thailand)
Best Rising Film Actor
Seven Something Nominated
BK Film Awards
The Eye Candy Award
6th Nine Entertain Awards (Thailand)
International Celebrity Collab
Nine Entertain Awards
Singapore Blog Awards
Most Popular Overseas Celebrity
The Goodness Idol Thailand Awards
The 9 Idols for The King
Asian's Male God
Microblogging Star 2014 (China)
K-pop Gaon Chart Award
Asian's Male God
Micro-star Magazine (Chinese)
Star Scoreboard in February (Overseas)
UNICEF Thailand Award Friend of UNICEF
Zocial Awards 2015 (Thailand)
‘Thailand Twitter Ranking’
[19 ] Nichkhun
Most Mentioned in Thailand on Twitter
Social contributions [ edit ]
Nichkhun is goodwill ambassador of Thailand since 2010.
Tourism Authority of Thailand
[20 ] [21 ]
Children and Youth Human Rights Ambassador with 2PM
G-Star with 2PM
Ambassador of Seoul for Japan with 2PM
Honorary Ambassador(2PM releases a new song 'Fly to Seoul (Boom Boom Boom)
Singapore Tourism Ambassadors with 2PM
Visit Korea Committee with 2PM
Save energy at 2 PM with 2PM
Brands's Ambassador in Thailand
"Touch Korea Tour" with 2PM&
Miss A Promotional Ambassador
Ambassador of Peace in Japan with 2PM
Coway 2012 with 2PM
Seoul Hot Summer Sale 2013 with 2PM
LINE PLAY Brand Ambassador
KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency)
“Friends of UNICEF” for Thailand with
Paula Taylor Honorary Ambassador
YONEX,in South Korea
Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup in Thailand
K-Pop Expo in Asia with 2PM
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "2PM Nichkhun Reveals His First Original Song, 'Let it Rain. '" KpopStarz.
^ "2PM's Nichkhun and 'rosa.K' celebrate the launch of their collaboration line of bags". Allkpop.com . Retrieved . 19 December 2014
^ 열혈남아 JYP 13조, 쌓아온 실력 첫 공개!. Newent. March 25, 2008.
^ "Nichkhun, Yonghwa, Baro, L, and Mino pose as Lucky Boys (Super 5) for ‘SBS Gayo Daejun’ + video teaser – News". Dramanewsnetwork.com . Retrieved . 19 December 2014
^ (in Korean). January 7, 2010 2PM 택연-닉쿤, 윤은혜 두고 삼각관계? . Retrieved . April 19, 2015
^ "Nichkhun & Victoria to Leave ′We Got Married′". September 6, 2011 . Retrieved . April 19, 2015
^ "Ouran High School Host Club stars 2PM's Nichkhun". Asia Pacific Arts. November 14, 2011.
^ "2PM Nichkhun to Star in Chinese Drama, 'One and a Half Summer. KpopStarz. July 12, 2013 '" . Retrieved . April 19, 2015
^ . 2PM Nichkhun将客串泰国电影 不当主演也人气超高 KpopStarz Chinese (in Chinese). October 30, 2014 . Retrieved . April 19, 2015
^ (in Korean). February 23, 2015 닉쿤 中영화 '치자화개' 출연..기대감↑ . Retrieved . April 19, 2015
^ (in Korean). April 13, 2015 2PM닉쿤·missA지아 中 새 예능 고정출연..중국 활동 박차 . Retrieved . April 19, 2015
^ "Nichkhun awarded for public relations ambassador". Modern Lounge.
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^ "微博之星2014 - 微博香港站". weibo.com.
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^ "首页 - 微博投票". weibo.com.
^ "Hottest Desire". blogspot.com.tr.
^ "2PM’s Nichkhun selected as Thai tourism ambassador - Soju and other inanities". Soju and other inanities.
^ "Daum 아이템 지식". daum.net.
^ "Kpop Star Album - Fly To Seoul by 2PM - Mwave". interest.me.
^ "Kpop, Kdrama, Korean Star news from the heart of Seoul, Korea - English Korea.com, 韩国网". Korea.com.
^ "News ã
£ VISIT KOREA YEAR". visitkoreayear.com.
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^ "brand's ambassador press conference 24.01.2012". tumblr.com.
^ DKPOPNEWS Official. "2pm and Miss A chosen as Korean tourism ambassadors - Latest K-pop News - K-pop News - Daily K Pop News". dkpopnews.net.
^ "[K-pop] 2PM Says It Will Work Hard to Act as Ambassador of Peace in Japan". 무엇인가 (SOMETHING).
^ lifelover. "Everything About 2PM". blogspot.com.tr.
^ "Seoul Hot Summer Sale 2013 Returns in August". SUPERADRIANME - Global and Local Experiences.
^ http://cr.www.nichkhun.net/newbbs/bbs/board.php? bo_table=mainboard&wr_id=3844&page=596
^ Park Boyoung, Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha and actor Park Sangwon - See more at: http://www.ttwigo.com/idols/2pm/post/2pms-nichkhun-has-been-chosen-as-the-koicas-ambassador/#sthash.ayzfdmEE.dpuf
^ "UNICEF Thailand - Media centre - Paula Taylor, Nichkhun Horvejkul named "Friends of UNICEF" for Thailand". unicef.org.
^ dini. "2PM’s Nichkhun chosen as YONEX South Korea ambassador". ttwigo.com.
^ "From Korea to Thailand, 2PM’s Nichkhun Continues To ‘Open Happiness’ with Coca Cola". KDramaStars.
^ The Korea Herald. "2PM selected as honorary ambassador for ‘K-Pop Expo in Asia’". koreaherald.com.
^ "Nichkhun wants you in Thailand for the Songkran festival". allkpop.com.