SM Entertainment revolutionized the Korean pop music landscape when the talent and entertainment empire debuted Neo Culture Technology or known as NCT – the only group so far to have had an unlimited membership program.
Currently, NCT has 23 members with three fixed subunits – NCT 127, NCT Dream, and WayV, and the NCT U rotary unit.
(Photo: Twitter || @NCTsmtown)
Considering the number of members, fans assume that the group embodies not only a variety of talent but also personality and cultural differences as NCT is known as one of the K-pop boy groups with many foreign members.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a NCT member? NCT’s lead rapper and dancer Mark has something to say.
Mark “worthy” as an NCT member
NCT Mark proving he is villain not only in the music industry, as he recently made his solo debut on the cover of the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar. In this photo shoot, Mark showed different aspects of his personality.
The subject of the November issue was “Bez Borders”. With the Canadian rapper immersed in sub-divisions such as NCT 127 and NCT Dream, and also graduating from the SuperM supergroup, there’s no question how effortless he can navigate “youth” and “mature” topics.
Additionally, hailed as the ambassador of Polo Ralph Lauren, Mark stunned fans with photos from magazines wearing the line of the aforementioned luxury brand.
(Photo: Instagram || @harpersbazaarkorea)
As head of the magazine, the full interview will be published following the publication of the issue next month. However, excerpts were shared as Mark talked about what it’s like to be a member of NCT and how he feels towards his members and fans.
(Photo: Instagram || @harpersbazaarkorea)
“When I am faced with life’s difficulties, I believe that I will eventually catch myself. And my members. I am convinced that I managed to get to this point because I had my members. i think it’s obvious, but i also honestly think seasony [NCT’s fan club nickname]. These people must be there first of all for us to exist and for me to exist ”- Mark
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Additionally, singer “Child” shared how NCT 127 members were diligently preparing for 2 bad comeback, so when the musicians saw fans embrace the album, they felt proud of their relief.
Ultimately, with dignity, Mark said, “As time goes on, my pride as NCT grows.“
What’s next for NCT?
As NCT 127 recently ended its US performances for Neo City: The Link, Team 127 is excited to play another set of great performances at the Seoul Olympic Stadium on October 22-23.
(Photo: Instagram || @ nct127)
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Along with the notable pillars of K-pop, NCT 127 joins HOT, Shinhwa, JYJ, EXO, BTS and NCT Dream as the only idols to date performing at the venue.
NCT Dream also confirmed that “The Dream Show 2” will continue in 2023 as the sub-division will diversify the scene in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Chile.
Watch the video below to watch Mark’s confirmation of the tour:
These 4 countries (Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Chile) could be either the TDS2 World Tour in 2023 or the festival events for the rest of 2022 already announced
Not only we noticed that many people got it wrong too 😥 Let us know what you think! pic.twitter.com/FpMY7jJECS
– NCT DREAM CENTER (@NCTDREAMCENTER) September 30, 2022
On the other hand, NCT Dream will return to the Philippines for the second time this year, along with WayV, XDinary Heroes and Golden Child, as these are the famous names that will be featured in “I-Pop U 2022 Manila.”
Unfortunately, yesterday it was announced that Winwin and Ten could not attend the concert due to health problems.
Conversely, SM Entertainment’s Chinese sub-division, WayV, is teasing fans with its expected return in the last quarter of 2022. This will be WayV’s first comeback since “Kick Back” and after some members immerse themselves in individual and duo music and acting classes.
You can check the backstage of the MARK BAZAAR X Polo photo shoot here:
What do you expect from NCT in 2022? Share your ideas in replies / comments!
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Sophia Carson is the author of this article.