Nichkhun Profile & Facts
Name : Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul
Name in Thai: นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล
Name in Korean: 닉쿤
Name in Japanese: ニックン
Birth date: June 24th, 1988
Birth place: California, USA
Nationality: Thai, American
Ethnic: Thai, Chinese
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Blood Type: O
Star sign: Cancer
Languages: Fluent in Thai, English, and Korean. Still learning Chinese and Japanese
Labels : JYP Entertainment
Thepkanchana School (prep-grade 4), Thailand
Tungpiruntham School (grade 5&6), Thailand
Nawamintharachinutit Satriwittaya Phuttamonthon School (grade 7), Thailand
Wanganui Collegiate School (a year and a half), New Zealand
A school in California (grade 9), USA (still unknown for fans)
Los Osos High School (grade 10-12), USA
Parents : The mother, Yenjit Horvejkul, is a Chinese descendant born in Thailand. The father, Teeragiat Horvejkul, is a Thai & Chinese descendant born in Thailand.
Siblings: Nichkhun has 3 siblings
Older brother: Nichan Horvejkul (Chan)
Younger sister: Nitikarn Horvejkul (Yanin)
Youngest sister: Nutcharee Horvejkul (Cherleen)
Nichkhun was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA. At the age of 18 months old, he moved by to Thailand with his family. His old house used to be on Soi. Charunsanitvong 37. He studied until Grade 4 at Thepkanchana School, Prannok district. During those times, he always got awards on healthy teeth. Then, he moved to live around puttamonthon sai 3 road. He graduated his Grade 6 at Tungpiruntham School and then continued pre-high school at Nawamintharachinutit Satriwittaya Phuttamonthon School. Then, he with his brother moved to study at Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand. When his brother moved to the US, he was so lonely and called home many times but finally he can adapt himself there.
At the age of 12 years old, after study New Zealand for a year and a half, his auntie tells his parents that there is an empty room in her house so he moved to study in the US in the small town in California. He entered to Grade 9. At his first year there, he got GPA 3.8 to 3.9 but then it falls down to 3.7 because he hanged around with friends. When a new school opened around his house, Los Osos School, his brother told him to move but in his mind, he did not want to because he already had friends there. However, since the new school was bigger and newer, he moved. After moving a while, he got new friends. His grade falls down slightly into 3.4. In this school, he was very well-known. Students copied the style of his cloth.
How he entered JYPE
In 2005, while he was studying in the US, his Korean friend asked him to go to Korean Music Festival in Los Angles. On that day, JYPE sent staffs to audition there. A JYPE staff and a staff from another company invited him to audition. They discussed who comes to him first so Nichkhun walked out but gave his number to both of them. The next day, the staff from another company called him but he told that guy he was not interested. On the same day, JYPE called him and told him that JYPE was the company that Rain was in. This interested him. After a lot of calls, Nichkhun gave out the reason that he was far away from the town and he did not have a car. So, the staff made an appointment with him at a coffee shop nearby his house.
In 2006, Nichkhun became a new trainee under JYP Entertainment which has Rain, the singer & actor, under it. He signed the contract for 8 years. His first work under JYPE is to be the MC in Thailand for Super Star Survival, a reality show. He went to Korea for a week to see how JYPE works and how they train. Then, he was back to Thailand for 2 weeks to shoot for this show at Siam Square. He started to be known. Reporters and K-pop magazines asked for interviewing. Finally, He went back to the US to continue his study but there was a problem. He asked his friend to send a days-off letter to the school before but the letter was not sent to the school. He failed on his last semester. So, he got on a test to get the Diploma from the school.
How he became a member of 2PM
Nichkhun stayed in JYPE dorm and learnt dancing, acting, and Korean language. He studied form 11am to 9pm and got a test every months. The artist trainers reported his improvement and relationship with friends. There are rules such as no alcohol and no girlfriend. Whoever broke the rules, they got fired. There was 5 trainees who joined this project with Nichkhun. About continuing University, Nichkhun dropped it so he can focus on the training in Korea.
In the mid of 2007, JYPE announced that there would be a boy band of 11,12, or 13 member. In August, they announced names of 12 members. Nichkhun was on that list which is that same as in the reality show, Hot Blood Guys, on MCountdown, Mnet Channel. On September 4th, 2008, Nichkhun and 6 of his friends in Hot Blood Guys debuted 2PM with the single “10 out of 10” in the album “Hottest Time of the Day”, while the others from Hot Blood Guys debuted as 2AM. 2PM and 2AM together are called “OneDay”
Welcome to the Show (SBS, 2011)
Dream High (KBS2, 2011) cameo
All My Love (MBC, 2010) cameo
Ouran High School Host Club (Oran Koukou Hosutobu ) (Japanese movie)
GTH Movie (Thai movie)
• Moved to Thailand at the age of 2 (18 months to be exact).
• Studied in New Zealand for a year and a half at the age of 12, and then resumed school in Thailand.
• Moved later back to the USA, where he graduated High school.
• An agent from JYPE met him at a Korean concert in the US, and invited him to audition. Nichkhun ended up auditioning at a Starbucks near his residence in California. He sang Old Town’s “All or Nothing”.
• He first signed a 10 years contract with JYPE, but was later shortened to 8 years.
• The name “Nichkhun” (It’s actually pronounced like “Nich-Cha-Khun”) was given by his mother. It means “The person who has virtue as a living place” (Having virtue in his heart will keep away darkness, and it will lead to success.) The reason Korean calls him “Nik-Khun” is that a JYPE staff read his English name (Nichkhun) and wrote down in Korean like that.
• In 2007, he was a MC with Taecyeon on J’s Studio, a JYPE program on its website telling news and updates on JYPE’s artists. The program was cancelled after the 2nd episode.
• He was taken out from Ya Shim Man Man 2 because he was not fluent in Korean at that time. However, he immediately gained popularity from being in Star King.
• In April 2009, he went back to Thailand to join the military’s recruitment at Komutputtarungsi Temple. Even though there were many volunteers and it was full on the quota, the military asked Nichkhun to take the card (black or red) from a black box without telling anything to him. Nichkhun got the red card meaning “You have to join the army”, but since the quota was full, he didn’t require to join. The military just wanted to show the process of recruitment.
• In December 2009, he was confirmed to take a role in The Shining Diploma, but the filming was postponed because it conflicted with his schedule and he dropped out in March, 2010.
• He has cried three times in public ever since he moved to Korea. First was in Hot Blood (Reality TV-Show). Second was in an episode of Star King (When he was touched by a less fortunate (blind) group of children singing. He was so moved by their trial and tribulations.) Third was in 2PM’s First Concert in Seoul (Fan event at the Encore Concert), 2010.
• Nichkhun’s favourite colour is red. He usually wears things that are red. We can also spot him with wristbands, especially a wristband that says “We love the King” (refers to the king of Thailand).
• A fan of Disney and Disneyland. Fans always give him Donald Duck things. And he always mentions that he wants to visit Disneyland in every country that has Disneyland. The other members of 2PM recently stated that an animal that resembles Nichkhun is Mickey Mouse.
• Hates being called pretty and beautiful, and therefore dislikes his baby-like face.
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