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  • Nichkhun Horvejkul (Thai: นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล, RTGS: Nitchakhun Horawetchakun; born June 24, 1988), usually known mononymously as Nichkhun (Korean: 닉쿤), is a Thai Americansinger. He sings and raps in 2PM, a six-member boy band in South Korea.[1]

BACKGROUND

Nichkhun was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California to Thai-Chinese parents. Nichkhun has one older brother Nichan, and two younger sisters, Nichthima (Yanin) and Nachjaree (Chereen). At the age of two, he moved to Thailand with his family and studied at Dhepkanjana School and Tangpiroondham School. At the age of twelve, he studied atWanganui 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 Park Jin-young, a K-pop singer and the producer 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 resigned 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, learnKorean 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.[2]

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Main article: 2PM

Nichkhun is a rapper, dancer, and occasional support vocalist for the South Korean boy band 2PM. He sings or raps a number of the band’s English lines, because of his previous experience with the language.

Debut

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“.

Solo activities

Television

After 2PM’s debut in 2008, Nichkhun began doing Thai endorsements, and was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for their campaign, “Come to Thailand; Let’s Take a Break!”[3] Nichkhun has also done a wide variety of runway modeling including forPony,[4] and Andre Kim’s fashion show in 2008 with 2AM member Seulong.[5] Nichkhun played a main character in the 12-minute music video drama, released on February 8, 2010.[6] Nichkhun also hosted JYP’s talent competition, Superstar Survival.

In December 2009, he had been confirmed to star in 2010 film “The Shining Diploma”,[7] but due to scheduling conflicts with the filming delays, he dropped out of the project in March.[8]

In May 2010, he was in a commercial for Everland‘s Caribbean Bay water theme park along with 2PM Taecyeon & Chansung and Girls’ Generation members YoonaSeohyun & Yuri.[9][10][11]

Nichkhun appeared in the music video of the single “Touch (觸動)” by Taiwanese Mandopop artist Wilber Pan, which premiered on January 31, 2011.[12]

In May 2011, 2PM Nichkhun and f(x) Victoria were selected as the new 2011 models for Everland’s Caribbean Bay Aqualoop CF. Already known as a couple through MBC’s We Got Married, the two served as models for the brand.[13]

Film

Nichkhun is set to star in Japanese live-adaptation film Ouran High School Host Club as Lawrence, the president of a Singaporean corporation.[14]

Filmography

TV series

Year Title Network Role Note
2008 Hot Blood Men Mnet Himself Pre-debut days
Idol Army Season 3 MBC Himself
2008-Present Star King SBS Himself Recurring in the show
2008 Yashimanman Season 2 SBS Himself
2009 2PM Wild Bunny Mnet Himself
2010 We Got Married MBC Himself Last episode aired on September 17, 2011, Main article:Khuntoria
Running Man SBS Himself Appeared in Ep 4-5, 19, 40, 50-51, 104 as guest
All My Love MBC Fake OkYup
More Charming By The Day SBS Nichkhun Horvejkul Ep 76
2011 Dream High KBS Cameo As one of the commercial actor in episode 8
Welcome To The Show SBS Nichkhun
2PM Show SBS Himself

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Ouran High School Host Club Lawrence The film was released on March 17, 2012 (Japan)
Seven Something(Rak Jet Pee Dee Jet Hon) Produced by GTH, was released July 26, 2012 (Thailand)

Awards

Years Awards
2009
  • 2009 MNet 20s Choice Awards : Hot Mr. Beauty Award
2010
  • 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards : Popularity Award[15]
2012
  • 2012 Kerd Awards: Kerd of the Year (Thailand)

References

  1. ^ “Nichkhun’s Profile” (in Thai). Retrieved 10 June 2009.
  2. ^ 열혈남아 JYP 13조, 쌓아온 실력 첫 공개!Newent. March 25, 2008.
  3. ^ “Thai Tourism has a New Face”eTurbonews. 2009-08-02. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
  4. ^ 인기 남성 그룹 2PM 택연과 닉쿤이 패션모델로 깜작 변신했다.Donga. January 28, 2010.
  5. ^ “2PM닉쿤-2AM슬옹 앙드레김 패션쇼 모델발탁”Newsen. April 28, 2000.
  6. ^ 2PM 택연-닉쿤, 윤은혜 두고 삼각관계?조윤선 동아닷컴 기자. January 7, 2010.
  7. ^ “2PM 닉쿤, 영화 <빛나는 졸업장>으로 연기 도전장 내밀어”Maxmovie.com. December 15, 2009.
  8. ^ 2PM 닉쿤, 스크린 데뷔작 ‘빛나는 졸업장’ 출연 무산 . IS PLUS 양지원 기자. March 16, 2010.
  9. ^ 2PM 닉쿤·f(x) 빅토리아, ‘우결2’ 새 커플로 전격 합류Nate. June 1, 2010.
  10. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대-2PM ‘캐비’ M/V서 섹시한 라이프가드로 변신, newscj.com, May 7, 2010
  11. ^ (Korean)소녀시대 유리, 머리카락 넘기는 모습도 ‘섹시’, SSTV
  12. ^ 2PM’s Nichkhun poses with Wilber Pan at their MV set. allkpop.com. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  13. ^ “캐리비안 베이, 새로운 광고모델 ‘쿤토리아 커플’ 확정” (in korean). Daum. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
  14. ^ “Ouran High School Host Club stars 2PM’s Nichkhun”. Asia Pacific Arts. 11/14/2011.
  15. ^ “Khuntoria won Popularity Award”Allkpop. Retrieved 2010-12-29.]

 

 

 

 

INDO TRANS

Nichkhun Horvejkul (Thai: นิ ช คุณ หร เวช กุล, RTGS: Nitchakhun Horawetchakun, lahir 24 Juni 1988), biasanya dikenal sebagai mononymously Nichkhun (Korea: 닉쿤), adalah Americansinger Thailand. Dia bernyanyi dan raps di 2PM, sebuah band enam-anggota boy di Korea Selatan [1].
LATAR BELAKANG

Nichkhun lahir di Rancho Cucamonga, California ke Thai-Chinese tua. Nichkhun memiliki satu kakak Nichan, dan dua adik perempuan, Nichthima (Yanin) dan Nachjaree (Chereen). Pada usia dua tahun, ia pindah ke Thailand dengan keluarganya dan belajar di Dhepkanjana School dan Tangpiroondham. Pada usia dua belas, ia belajar atWanganui Collegiate School di Selandia Baru selama satu tahun setengah dan pindah kembali ke Amerika Serikat untuk menyelesaikan sekolah di Sekolah Tinggi Los Osos di Rancho Cucamonga, California. Setelah SMA, ia adalah seorang pelatih di Sekolah Tinggi Rosemead untuk tim bulu tangkis mereka. Di sana, ia dibina oleh Park Jin-young, seorang penyanyi K-pop dan produser JYP Entertainment, di Festival Musik Los Angeles Korea.

Setelah melewati audisi yang diselenggarakan oleh JYP Entertainment, ia menandatangani kontrak sepuluh tahun dengan perusahaan tetapi kemudian mengundurkan diri untuk kontrak delapan tahun, belum termasuk pelatihan, dan dibawa ke Korea Selatan pada tahun 2006 sebagai trainee, yang dimasukkan ke dalam kelas dari 24 siswa lainnya. Park Jin-young memberitahunya bahwa ia diminta untuk belajar bagaimana menyanyi dan menari, learnKorean dan Mandarin Cina, dan massal. Dia pertama muncul melalui Darah Hot Mnet, sebuah program yang menunjukkan latihan fisik intensif bahwa 13 peserta laki-laki harus pergi melalui untuk kesempatan untuk debut di kedua kelompok balada 4-anggota 02:00 atau kelompok tari 6-anggota (awalnya memiliki 7 anggota sampai pemimpin Jay Park meninggalkan kelompok) 2:00 di bawah JYP Entertainment. [2]

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Artikel utama: 2PM
Nichkhun adalah rapper, penari, dan vokalis dukungan sesekali untuk 2PM boy band yang Korea Selatan. Dia bernyanyi atau raps sejumlah garis English band, karena pengalaman sebelumnya dengan bahasa.

Debut

Pada tanggal 4 September 2008, Nichkhun debutnya sebagai anggota 2:00 dengan single pertama mereka “10 점 만점 에 10 점” (“10 Poin dari 10 Poin”) dari album single mereka “Waktu Hottest of the Day”.

Solo kegiatan

Televisi

Setelah debut 2PM pada tahun 2008, Nichkhun mulai melakukan dukungan Thailand, dan dipilih oleh Otoritas Pariwisata Thailand (TAT) untuk kampanye mereka, “Datanglah ke Thailand;! Mari Ambil Break” [3] Nichkhun juga telah melakukan berbagai landasan pacu pemodelan termasuk forPony, [4] dan fashion show Andre Kim pada tahun 2008 dengan 02:00 Seulong anggota [5]. Nichkhun memainkan karakter utama dalam drama 12-menit video musik, dirilis pada tanggal 8 Februari 2010. [6] Nichkhun juga menjadi tuan rumah JYP ini bakat kompetisi, Survival Superstar.

Pada bulan Desember 2009, ia telah dikonfirmasi untuk membintangi di tahun 2010 film “The Diploma Cemerlang”, [7] namun karena konflik penjadwalan dengan penundaan syuting, ia drop out dari proyek pada bulan Maret. [8]

Pada bulan Mei 2010, ia berada di sebuah iklan untuk Everland ini taman air Karibia Bay tema bersama 2PM Taecyeon & Chansung dan Girls ‘Generation anggota Yoona, Seohyun & Yuri [9]. [10] [11]

Nichkhun muncul dalam video musik dari “Touch (触动)” tunggal oleh seniman Taiwan Mandopop Wilber Pan, yang perdana pada tanggal 31 Januari 2011. [12]

Pada Mei 2011, 2PM Nichkhun dan f (x) Victoria terpilih sebagai 2011 model baru untuk Everland Karibia Bay Aqualoop CF. Sudah dikenal sebagai pasangan lewat MBC We Got Married, keduanya menjabat sebagai model untuk merek. [13]

Film

Nichkhun diatur untuk membintangi Jepang hidup-adaptasi Klub Film Ouran Sekolah Tinggi Hosti sebagai Lawrence, presiden perusahaan Singapura [14].

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