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DK (Dokyeom)

SEVENTEEN DK (Dokyeom) Profile, Facts, and TMI

DK (Dokyeom) Profile

  • Birth Name: 이석민 (Lee Seokmin)
  • Stage Name: DK / Dokyeom (도겸)
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1997.02.18
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Chinese Zodiac: Ox
  • Height: 180 cm (5’9”)
  • Weight: 66 kg (145.5 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O (Rh-)
  • Personal Social Media: N/A

DK (Dokyeom) Facts & TMI

  • DK was born in Mapo-gu, Seoul, but grew up in Yongin City.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and an older sister (born 1994).
  • He has a puppy named Uju.
  • DK is the main vocalist, a member of SEVENTEEN’s vocal team, as well as being the leader of SEVENTEEN’s first official subunit BooSeokSoon.
  • His birth name Lee Seokmin has the meaning of “to be a big, jade-like figure”. 
  • His stage name Dokyeom means “to experience many things”.
  • Since the 2nd grade of middle school, he has decided to pursue a singing career after being greatly inspired by a stage performance of YB Band.
  • He originally wanted to be a rocker.
  • His father was slightly against his intention to be a singer, while his mother was 100% supportive of DK’s decision to pursue a singing career.
  • He attended a music academy to prepare for Art School admission, but he failed the tests to be enrolled in the Music Department.
  • The head of the music academy who is an acquaintance of Pledis Staff recommended DK to the entertainment agency. DK then participated in Pledis open audition and passed the audition in 2012.
  • At the audition, he sang ‘This Is the Moment’ from the Korean version of the musical ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, YB’s ‘Peppermint Candy’ and 2AM’s ‘This Song’.
  • He began his training at the agency shortly after, in 2012.
  • He graduated from Practical Dance Department of School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA).
  • Many people mistook his stage name ‘Dokyeom’ for his real name.
  • His distinctive facial features are his pretty pointed nose, healthy caramel skin tone, and a mole on his left cheek.
  • His eyes will look like this (^^) when he smiles.
  • On a VLive broadcast in 2021, he said that he was thinking about removing the mole because it was not good for his physiognomy, but fans strongly opposed his intention, so he said that he won’t remove the chocochip mole.
  • His favorite body part is his sturdy thighs.
  • He is said to resemble actor Cho Seungwoo.
  • Just like Woozi, DK is also known to have pretty hands.
  • DK has a bright, humorous, and playful personality.
  • He has many talents for entertaining people such as showing aegyo or dancing to girl groups songs, he is the mood maker of the group ever since SEVENTEEN’s trainee days.
  • He uses the catchphrase ‘SEVENTEEN’s happy virus’.
  • Born as the youngest in his family, he naturally has a cute personality, earning him the nickname Dokyeomdungie (means cutie Dokyeom).
  • He is good at cooking, especially soups and stews.
  • He is a timid person, making him easily hurt by small things (Ex: Squid incident with The8 and Jeju fight with Seungkwan).
  • DK is the biggest scaredy-cat in the team, he is afraid of going to high places, afraid of bugs, afraid of amusement park rides, and ghosts.
  • He is very kind, the other members even expressed their admiration (and frustration) because of this personal trait of him, the members: “Sometimes it frustrates us because Dokyeom is too innocent; it almost makes him look like a fool.”
  • Because of his kind personality, fans nicknamed him SeokHaDaChak (‘Seokmini Haneunim Daeumeuro Chakhae’ or 석민이 하느님 다음으로 착해 it means “Seokmin is the 2nd kindest person after Jesus”).
  • He is very sweet, soft-hearted, and easily touched.
  • Because of his soft-hearted personality, he would cry easily even in a situation where people find it strange to shed tears.
  • DK (and Seungkwan) are famous for being the crybaby of the group.
  • He often loses his belongings, the biggest accident would be when he left his wallet inside Super Junior’s Ryeowook’s car.
  • His MBTI is INFP.
  • Dokyeom likes taking personality tests such as MBTI, Personal Color Test or Flower Test. In February 2021 he took MBTI test again and got ISFP. He said that out of 10 try he got 9 times INFP and 1 time ISFP.
  • When he was studying in SOPA, he was in the same year as NCT’s Jaehyun, GFRIEND’s Yuju, OhMyGirl’s Jiho, WJSN’s Cheng Xiao, and RAINZ’ Hong Eunki. 
  • Dokyeom is known to have a powerful vocal.
  • With a powerful vocal, rich voice, wide range, and solid stability, DK is acknowledged as a great vocalist with balanced ability in every aspect.
  • In 2016, he won the runner-up position in episode 69~70 of singing competition ‘King of Masked Singer’.
  • He has a very loud singing voice, it’s so loud that his voice can be heard from the basement training room to Pledis CEO’s room on the fourth floor.
  • In 2019, he debuted as a musical actor through the musical ‘Excalibur’ as King Arthur.
  • He is especially close to Jeonghan.
  • During SEVENTEEN’s world tour, Jeonghan who is very sensitive to sound when he is sleeping always shares a room with DK because DK is rather quiet when he is sleeping (except when he is sleep-talking).
  • He has a serious sleep-talking habit.
  • The “rap name” he used to play rap battle with members is MC Doul (Dokyeom + Soul).
  • As the member of SEVENTEEN’s variety unit BooSeokSoon, he is one of the members who made the most appearances in variety shows.
  • DK and Hoshi’s combination are also known as SeokSoon Talk that were formed since SEVENTEEN TV and ‘Andromeda Broadcast’.
  • DK and Hoshi often do the grandma and grandpa skit.
  • His Naruto impersonation in an episode of ‘Andromeda Broadcast’ went viral on Youtube during his early debut days.
  • He often demonstrates slapstick comedy.
  • He would sometimes speak nonsense English for entertainment purposes.
  • Despite his strange English, he claimed to have won first at an English speech competition during the third grade of elementary school.
  • Just like other Pledis trainees, DK also made several MV and stage appearances such as in NU’EST’s SHOW TIME 2 Japan concert (back dancer), and Hello Venus’ ‘Would You Stay for Tea?’ (stage back dancer), and Orange Caramel’s ‘My Copycat’ (MV appearance).
  • Among his variety show appearances are ‘King of Masked Singer’ (2016, as a contestant), ‘Weekly Idol’ (2017, with Mingyu), ‘Doremi Market’ (2018, with Hoshi), ‘Hidden Singer 5’ (2018, with Jeonghan and Seungkwan), ‘2018 Idol Star Athletic Championship’, ‘The Return of Superman’ (2019, with Hoshi, Seungkwan, Dino), ‘Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant’ (2020, as special MC), ‘Idol on Quiz’ (2020, with Joshua, Seungkwan, Hoshi, Jun, The8, Vernon, Dino).
  • He said that he and his older sister rarely fight except for fighting over TV or computers.
  • All SEVENTEEN members went to the wedding ceremony of DK’s older sister.
  • His blood type is Rh-O. A rare blood type that is hard to find.
  • Dokyeom has rhinitis, so he always turns on humidifiers when he sleeps.
  • He shared that he has a cat and dust allergy.
  • He was once fooled by S.Coups, Hoshi, and Wonwoo, saying that the agency decided to use ‘Yongpal’ as his stage name.
  • Dokyeom’s name was originally for member Mingyu, and Dokyeom’s name was supposed to be The8.
  • DK has naturally curly hair.
  • He would use a beanie or hat to cover his curly hair. (Why tho? He looks awesome with that hair anyway).
  • The members said that they still can’t forget the first impression on DK when he first entered the practice room wearing flashy leopard print pants, snapback, glasses, vest padding, and curly hair.
  • He has this unique way of holding his chopsticks.
  • He said on a radio show in 2015 that a member he is awkward with is Woozi, however, in 2020 he said in an interview that he is most awkward with Wonwoo when there are only the two of them.
  • He went for a holiday trip in Jeju Island with Jeonghan and Seungkwan in early 2020.
  • The members love to tease Dokyeom, saying that he resembles a horse.
  • He seems to be bad at memorizing things.
  • He hates cucumber.
  • He has this “skill” of peeling tangerines in only 5 seconds.
  • He always mentions ‘Smile Flower’ as his favorite song of SEVENTEEN.
  • Wonwoo said that Dokyeom became a prankster lately because he’s hanging out with SEVENTEEN’s no.1 prankster Yoon Jeonghan. The main “victim” of DK’s pranks is mostly Joshua.
  • He was “caught” praising himself in the comment section under an article about SEVENTEEN’s debut.
  • DK is a member of the famous 97 Liners chat room along with fellow SEVENTEEN members Mingyu & The8, GOT7’s Yugyeom & BamBam, BTS’ Jungkook, NCT’s Jaehyun, and ASTRO’s Cha Eunwoo.
  • He was born prematurely, he stayed in the incubator for a long time.
  • He advanced to the final of archery at the ‘2019 Lunar New Year Special Idol Star Athletics Championships’ and scored perfect scores in four consecutive innings. The second arrow even broke the lens. Thanks to his excellent archery skills, SEVENTEEN contributed to setting a new record for archery at the 2019 ISAC with 95 points.
  • He uses the initial DK for his songwriting credit.
  • He said that he was very curious as a kid.
  • His shoe size is 280 mm.
  • The members call DK with Samseong-dong Galchibal (Samseong-dong’s Hairtail Fish) due to his big and long feet.
  • He used to live with his cousin in the same house.
  • He attended many academies such as taekwondo, art, song composing, English, piano, etc.
  • He has been very active since he was child, so his parents made him attend art and song composing academy so he can stay still and focused.
  • Among the academy he went to, he enjoyed English academy the most. He also said that his favorite school subject is English.
  • His childhood dream kept changing when he was a child, he said that he wanted to be a footballer, baseball player, meat house owner, dentist, and scientist.
  • He said that he wants to open a meat house named Dokyeom’s Meat House someday while still active as a member of SEVENTEEN.
  • He has bad eyesight, so he would seen wearing specs from time to time.
  • He mentioned Pink Sweat$, Day6, and D.O. of EXO among his favorite musicians.
  • Coincidently, the name of the music academy he used to attend is DK Music.
  • Recently he is learning how to play the guitar, he did a cover of Day6’s ‘When You Love Someone’, Heritage’s ‘I Decide’, Taeyeon’s ‘All About You’, ‘YB’s Peppermint Candy’, Baekhyun’s ‘Candy’, Pink Sweat$’ ‘Honestly’ etc.
  • His guitar’s name is Woody.
  • According to his homeroom teacher in middle school, DK has always been a kind student.
  • He often participated in his school talent festival.
  • He said that he was a very popular student in SOPA back then.
  • Since there are two main vocalists in the group, young DK always considers Seungkwan as his rival during SEVENTEEN trainee days.
  • His life’s motto is “Always be positive”.
  • He wanted to be known as someone who is kind and has a good personality.
  • According to the members, DK is almost never seen angry.
  • DK is the type of person that stays quiet when he is angry.
  • He is shy around strangers.
  • He has a habit of slightly sticking out his tongue when he is nervous.
  • He has a habit of touching his Adam’s apple when he’s shy.
  • According to SEVENTEEN members, DK is a very hardworking person.
  • His dream is to keep singing for a very long time.
  • He said that he often experiences slump every time SEVENTEEN releases a new album because he always wanted to do better but it is not an easy task. 
  • He said that he listens to SEVENTEEN’s ‘Smile Flower’ whenever he experiences slumps.
  • He talks about his concerns to Jeonghan and Joshua. He said that Jeonghan gives him realistic advice while Joshua always listens to his concerns patiently.
  • He named SEVENTEEN’s ‘Smile Flower’ performance in ‘GOING SEVENTEEN’ mini-album showcase as a stage performance which left the deepest impression on him.
  • Talking about ‘youth’, he stated that his youth is SEVENTEEN.
  • According to the other members, he doesn’t clean his room.
  • He is close to Super Junior members.
  • He is an amateur driver.
  • His favorite singer is Yoon Dohyun.
  • His favorite songs are YB’s ‘Blue Whale’, Kim Feel’s ‘Your Voice’, Crush’ ‘Alone’, and Simple Plan’s ‘Welcome to My Life’.
  • When he likes a song, he will put it on repeat for days.
  • His hobby is watching animation series especially ‘Naruto’ and ‘One Piece’.
  • He said that he cries watching ‘Kimi no Nawa’ and ‘The 100th Love with You’.
  • Unlike many guy his age, he is bad at PC and mobile games. But, recently he was praised by Wonwoo for doing a great job playing PUBG for the game broadcast ‘Huya Super League’.
  • He always sings in the car, making the other members complain about his loud voice.
  • He likes visiting dog cafes.
  • He recommended LA as a must-visit place.
  • Just like Hoshi, he also sweats a lot.
  • His favorite food is pizza, he called himself Pizzaboy.
  • Other than pizza, his favorite foods are kimchi fried rice, grilled mackerel, kong-guksu, grilled pork, and beef.
  • He always orders plenty of food when eating out or orders delivery foods.
  • His favorite ice cream flavor is mint choco.
  • He doesn’t really like coffee, he usually drinks fruit beverages, peach iced tea, or chocolate.
  • His alcohol tolerance is 2~3 bottles of soju.
  • He likes doing “alcohol games”.
  • He likes wearing all-black fashion and oversized clothes.
  • He is voted as shopping king (especially online shopping) among SEVENTEEN members.
  • According to the members, he does online shop almost every day.
  • DK and Jun once coincidentally bought the exact same coat on the same day.
  • His favorite accessory is earrings.
  • He was voted number two as power vocalist among K-pop idols (tied with EXO’s Chen) by professionals.
  • He was voted by S.Coups, Wonwoo, Woozi, and Seungkwan as the member they wanted to have a duet with.
  • His nicknames are Loudspeaker, Dokyeomdungie, Seokmin is the 2nd Kindest Person After Jesus (SeokHaDaChak), Kyeomborghini, Do Chef, Doruto, Seokku, Seokpago, Samseong-dong Galchibal, A Guy Who is Sexy When Grilling Meats, Pizzaboy, Mr. Bindaetteok, etc.
  • DK cried during a voice only VLive broadcast because he was touched by fans’ encouraging messages.
  • Seems like DK (and Dino) was an avid viewer of MBC’s variety show ‘Infinity Challenge’ because he was seen reenacting some skits from the program in ‘Going Seventeen’.

(Special credit: Everything is Alright @ Naver Blog)

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