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SEVENTEEN S.Coups Profile, Facts, and TMI

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S.Coups Profile

  • Birth Name: 최승철 (Choi Seungcheol)
  • Stage Name: S.Coups
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1995.08.08
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Chinese Zodiac: Pig
  • Height: 178 cm (5’8”)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

S.Coups Facts & TMI

  • S.Coups was born and grew up in Daegu.
  • His family consists of mother, father (born 1965), and an older brother (Choi Seungmin, born 1993).
  • His family is raising a Coton de Tuléar puppy called Goguma, but Seungcheol calls the pet by its nickname Kkuma.
  • He belongs to Gyeongju Choi’s clan (38th generation).
  • His birth name Choi Seungcheol (최승철) has the meaning of “Win brilliantly in fair and square”.
  • S.Coups is the general leader of SEVENTEEN, the leader of the hip-hop Team, rapper, and vocalist of SEVENTEEN.
  • He is also the eldest member of the group.
  • His stage name S.Coups is a combination of his real name, “S” from Seungcheol and SEVENTEEN, and “COUPS” meaning great success. It can be seen that his stage name holds the meaning “Choi Seungcheol’s great success”.
  • He decided that he would use the stage name ‘S.Coups’ a year before his debut.
  • He was street-casted by Pledis Entertainment’s staff when he was in the second grade of middle school.
  • Coups joined Pledis Entertainment as a trainee in 2009 after passing the audition at his first try.
  • He sang Monday Kiz’s ‘The Man’ at the audition.
  • He became a trainee in the agency for 6 years before finally debuting as a member of SEVENTEEN.
  • He was supposed to debut as a member of NU’EST, after that he was going to debut in a 5 members group called TEMPEST alongside current teammate Woozi. 
  • He transferred to the School of Performing Arts Seoul / SOPA (Broadcasting Department).
  • He was the first member and was a trainee with the longest training period in the group.
  • S.Coups was originally trained to be a vocalist.
  • Prior to his debut, he became one of the back dancers in After School’s ‘Love Letter’ and Hello Venus’ ‘Do You Want to Have Tea?’ stage performances as well as appearing in labelmates’ music videos such as After School Blue’s ‘Wonder Boy’, NU’EST’s ‘Face’, Hello Venus’ ‘Venus’, Orange Caramel’s ‘My Copycat’.
  • S.Coups was the featured rapper in Orange Caramel’s song ‘Superwoman’.
  • His childhood dream was to be a P.E teacher.
  • S.Coups’ distinct facial features are his big eyes and 10 mm long eyelashes.
  • He didn’t like his long eyelashes so he used to cut it when he was young.
  • With exotic facial features, he is often misunderstood as a foreign member. Some even think that S.Coups is his real/ birth name.
  • He is acknowledged by the members as physically strongest in SEVENTEEN.
  • Despite being the leader and eldest member of the group, S.Coups likes to show aegyo.
  • He thinks that his mental age is lower than his actual age.
  • Despite his sturdy physical and intimidating look, he gets scared easily.
  • S.Coups is a soft-hearted person, so he cries often.
  • He is also not reluctant in doing skinship with the members.
  • He takes care of people around him well by doing simple things such as wiping their tears or brushing the members’ hair, this particular personality trait of his earned him the nickname SeungHaengSeol (in Korean: “승철이의 행동은 설렌다” romanized Seungcheoli-e haengdong seollenda, means “Seungcheol’s actions make the viewer’s heart flutter”).
  • His MBTI personality type is INFP.
  • He considered changing his stage name because people keep having a hard time remembering it.
  • He made several variety show appearances with other members such as in ‘Baek Jong-won’s Top 3 Chef King’, ‘Hello Counselor’, ‘Battle Trip’.
  • S.Coups also has experience of becoming MCs for music shows such as ‘KCON 2017 Japan’, ‘KCON 2018 Japan’, ‘SBS Dream Concert 2017’, ‘MCountdown’.
  • He has dimples on both cheeks.
  • S.Coups is especially good at taking selfies.
  • He can’t really eat spicy foods.
  • He is a strong drinker, he claimed that he can drink up to 10 bottles of soju.
  • As a member of the hip-hop team, he mostly participates in rap making and lyrics writing for SEVENTEEN’s songs.
  • He was credited as a composer for the first time for the song ‘Holiday’.
  • He said that he wants to have 3 sons and 1 daughter in the future.
  • Although being a rapper, he loves listening to ballads.
  • His hobby is playing PC games which he mostly does with Wonwoo. S.Coups said that he can spend up to 15 hours playing games.
  • He was an avid fan of the drama ‘Goblin’.
  • He is close with MONSTA X members; VIXX’s Hyuk; BTS’ Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
  • On November 19, 2019, he began to show signs of anxiety and announced that he would suspend activities with SEVENTEEN. He eventually announced his comeback through a V Live on March 3, 2020.
  • He doesn’t like to be called by his full name, he prefers to be called by his name Seungcheol.
  • His shoe size is 250 mm, he has the tiniest feet among SEVENTEEN members.
  • Among his nicknames are Coups, General Leader Choi, Heart Fluttering Seungcheol, HulkCoups, MacaronCoupDdeu, S.CoupsTaTu (a joke on his name and GFRIEND’s ‘Me Gustas Tu’ lyrics), Laughters Donator, Human Manse, Human Clap, ChoiDdoPpi (‘최승철 또 삐진다’ reads ‘Choi Seungcheol Ddo Ppijinda’ meaning ‘Choi Seungcheol is sulking again’), Maknae Daughter, Cherry, Bunny General, Ratatouille, and Choijjeorago.
  • He said that he ‘inherited’ the sweet gestures from his father.
  • As a maknae in his family, he is really adored by the family members especially his mom, thus making him grow as a cute person.
  • He said that he is the shortest man in his family (his dad is 183 cm and older brother is 180 cm).
  • He really loves his grandmother. He mentioned that he keeps chasing his dream of becoming a singer despite having a hard time in the agency, because his grandmother wanted to see Seungcheol being a singer.
  • He revealed that he was a really active child during his childhood days.
  • His homeroom teacher in elementary school filled the future aspirations column as “famous topstar” on S.Coups’ student report
  • He was an athletic athlete in his school, he really enjoys sports in general.
  • Pledis’ CEO said that he chose S.Coups because of his masculine aura.
  • He liked listening to B1A4’s ‘Tried to Walk’ in his trainee days.
  • He won 1st rank in a Korean wrestling match for idols.
  • He laughs easily.
  • The funniest member according to S.Coups is Seungkwan and Dokyeom, while the member who gives him the best advice is Wonwoo.
  • He likes doing skinship with the other members.
  • He always becomes a teasing target of Jeonghan.
  • He likes summer, he prefers hot weather over cold weather.
  • He likes Korean food, especially kimchi stew and pork cutlets.
  • He doesn’t really like sweets.
  • His favorite fruits are mango, cherry, and strawberries.
  • He likes mango smoothie, mango soda, Baskin Robbins cherry ice cream, iced americano, and latte.
  • His wrist circumference is 16 cm.
  • He did a part-time job in a cafe with Mingyu.
  • He uses Creed perfumes.
  • His favorite fashion items are turtlenecks, mufflers, and watches.
  • S.Coups said that he got laser treatment so he doesn’t grow facial hair.
  • He has severe rhinitis.
  • He is attending Hanyang University Institute for Future Talents (Practical Music Department).
  • Recently, S.Coups graduated from Hanyang University and continue his master’s study in Business Administration at Anyang University.
  • S.Coups confirmed that he made three tattoos on his back sometime after SEVENTEEN’s contract renewal as a group in 2021. The tattoos are an olive tree which symbolizes SEVENTEEN’s birth tree, a diamond carat tattoo, and a “Journey of Youth 2015.05.26~” tattoo with the intention that the blank space will remain unfilled.

(Special credit: Everything is Alright @ Naver Blog)

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