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name: Park Jung-soo
birth day:July 1, 1983
stage name: Leeteuk
Occupation: Korean pop singer, MC, presenter, and occasional actor. He is the leader of the boy band Super Junior.
and has the cutest dimples.!
When Leeteuk and his older sister traveled to Myeongdong for a holiday in early 2000, he was recommended by a talent scout to audition for SM Entertainment's Starlight Casting System, an audition that selects artists to sign under their label. After several test recordings and performances, he signed into SM Entertainment and became the company's trainee. That same year, he had his first quick television appearance as an extra in the MBC Korean drama All About Eve and appeared as a brief model for Pepsi in 2002. In 2003, Leeteuk was put into a five-member boy band with future band mate Donghae, but the project quickly dropped. They were then put into the large rotational group Super Junior along with ten other boys. Older than the other trainees, Leeteuk became the leader of the group.1
On November 6, 2005, Leeteuk officially debuted on SBS's Popular Songs music program as a member of Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior. The group performed their first single "TWINS (Knock Out)" with an audience of about 500 fans. Leeteuk explained that he uses a stage name due to his desire to have a name with the same effects as Kangta (and to also prevent confusion with veteran actress Park Jung-soo). His stage name denotes to being "special" as he wants to be a special member in the group.
Around March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation, and Leeteuk would still remain as the leader of Super Junior 06. However, plans changed when the company added in a thirteenth member, Kyuhyun, and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix "05" and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single "U" the following summer, which became Super Junior's most successful single in the music charts until the release of "Sorry, Sorry" in March 2009.
During his career with Super Junior, Leeteuk was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that is branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, Leeteuk was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, Leeteuk became a member of Super Junior-Happy. On April 19, 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T's release of their first single "Rokuko", Leeteuk became seriously injured in a car accident when returning home after a recording of the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. Along with Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun, and two managers also became victims. While Shindong and Eunhyuk suffered minor injuries, Leeteuk and Kyuhyun sustained more serious injuries, which required for the two be kept in the hospital for several more weeks. Leeteuk had glass shards embedded into his back and above his eyes, which required over 170 stitches in removing most of them.23 Leeteuk was discharged from the hospital on April 30, 2007. Due to this injury, Leeteuk's role in Super Junior's first theatrical production, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (2007) was canceled. However, he was revealed at the end of the film to be playing the role as the panda mascot, which was later confirmed that it was actually Ryeowook who portrayed most of the panda in the film.Hosting
Few days after Super Junior's official debut, Leeteuk became an MC for Mnet's music program M!Countdown along with band mates Kang-in and Shindong. Due to scheduling conflicts, Kang-in left in late 2006 and his position was taken over by Eunhyuk. The trio's last day of hosting was on March 27, 2008.4 Leeteuk is also the co-host of Super Junior Kiss the Radio with Eunhyuk, a radio show that promotes Korea's music and pop culture. The show was established on August 21, 2006 and has become one of the more frequently tuned in radio channels of Korea.
Starting December 2007, Leeteuk became the host of his own show, Leeteuk's Love Fighter, a variety show of Leeteuk helping to solve troubled couples' problems. The show ended a year later, and in November 2008, Leeteuk became the host of Bachelor While On a Date.Cyber controversy
Three months after the car accident on April 19, Leeteuk appeared as a guest on an episode of School of Rock on July 30, 2007. Leeteuk falsely stated that Korean figure skater, Kim Yu-Na refused his cyworld invitation. After the program aired, Leeteuk's fans posted over 7,000 comments on Kim's cyworld. Kim's fans counter-attacked Leeteuk's cyworld, posting hateful comments on his cyworld as well. A day later after the incident Kim publicly clarified that she never refused such an invitation. Ultimately, Leeteuk had to post an official apology for the incident and acknowledged that the refusal never occurred. Leeteuk explained that he wanted to make an interesting topic for the television program and did not expect such a negative consequence.5 A hearing was held to discuss the incident on August 9, 2007. The panel held in August 2007 discussed that it was hard to know whether a guest on a show is telling the truth or not, since Leeteuk did not tell the story during a live broadcast. Since the show did not verify the story before it was aired, the show has to take responsibility for the incident to have occurred. Charges were not pressed against Leeteuk.6 Regardless of the clashes, both Kim and Leeteuk became closer and they continued to work together to endorse uniforms for IVY Club.7Personal life
A year after he joined SM Entertainment, Leeteuk entered Paekche Institute of the Arts, but later transferred to Inha University.