Stage name: Taemin (태민 or 泰民) Nickname: Maknae, Mushroom Boy Birth name: Lee Taemin (이태민) Birth date: July 18, 1993 (1993-07-18) Height: 173 cm / 175 cm
Position: Lead Dancer, Vocal, Maknae Hobbies/Interests: Listening to music, Popping (dance)
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Personally, i shall say Taemin is handsome/pretty. I think he’s really androgynous. His facial features, his body, and his charm, truly feminine, which some people use as a reason so that they can accuse this young man as a gay, even though he is not [it’s not because he’s my favorite member (well, he really isn’t), but because of the reason that he is not GAY.
Taemin Lee, for me, is really REALLY PRETTY. He can be handsome if he wants to, but mostly, i think he is uber cute because of his feminine-like features. And honestly, i think he is one of the most good-looking people in the industry, because his looks are promisingly NATURAL, proven by his baby pictures that for sure made Taemin’s fangirls scream in delight.
His face right here never really changed compared to his face today. He’s still the same, still adorable, good-looking, with a face full of uncomparable innocence. He is totally adorable, whether he is a baby, a toddler, a kid, or a teen.
This is Taemin when he was 14. He was freaking adorable and also absolutely good-looking, added up by his obvious boyish charm that will give you an urge to cuddle him like crazy.
At the age of 14, his good looks are already totally obvious. Added by his undeniable talent in dancing, it’s really perfect to make him debut. And now, he is making himself a household name because of his popularity.
When he started in ”Noona Neomu Yeppeo” as a 16-year-old maknae of SHINee, he had this mushroom hair that personally i didn’t really like, but he still looked superbly cute. Maybe it’s not just because of his looks, but considering his age, i think ”cute should be the appropriate word to describe him.
This is Taemin in ”Noona Neomu Yeppeo”. Adorable. Full of innocence. An emblem of youth.And then, i just love the thought that Taemin’s face is so pretty. His face is so fantastic that any hairstyle can look good on him.
He looks good with long hair. And i really thought he was a girl when he had long hair for ”Lucifer” and ”Sherlock”.
Taemin Lee in ”Lucifer”. Sexy, isn’t it?
When ”Lucifer” was released, i once saw Taemin’s name on the most trending topics on Twitter. And most of the tweets were like… THEY WANTED TO RAPE TAEMIN. WTF? Well, i can’t blame them, because in ”Lucifer”, Taemin took off his innocence and showed his serious and sexy side, thus, resulting to his look. Though he really looked like a girl there, he still seemed to show some sexiness and edge in his looks.
But in ”Sherlock”, my reaction was entirely different.
Taemin in ”Sherlock”. Absolutely alluring, and he’s even prettier than a girl.
In this single, which is ”Sherlock”, i really thought he was a girl in the picture. If you weren’t really a fan of SHINee, you will think that there is a female member in the group. But if you’re a fan, you will be amazed and shocked at the same time. Personally, i thought Taemin looked like a princess in their photos because of his long hair. He was so alluring that when i told my male cousin (who had an instant crush on him when he saw the photo above) that Taemin is a male, he was dumbfounded and his jaw dropped in shock. He can’t really believe that fact. And it seemed like he can’t accept it.
And to prove that he looks like a girl if he wants to, here is a pic where he dressed up like Barbie.
Taemin looks like the Asian Barbie. Cute. Whip your hair, baby!
Any hair color looks good on him (Well, not ANY. but maybe he really has this skill to carry a weird hairstyle while still looking fabulous and good-looking). Whether his hair is like a mushroom, his hair is colored weirdly, he will still look good, because he’s got the confidence and skill to have that hairdo.
Taemin with his orange hair. His head looks like candy. LOL
He can also be a koala if he wants to! Hahaha!
Taemin is undeniably a good dancer. Maybe not the best, but he absolutely has made a name as a one of the leading dancers of his generation. Taemin is a good dancer, but what makes him a more superb dancer is his oozing stage presence and his overflowing charm that bites the fans and makes them go crazy over him. His moves were sleek and swift, and he really grooves to the beat perfectly. If not because of Taemin, in my opinion, SHINee will not establish a place in the list of the best dancers in ther Kpop industry. That’s just my opinion.
I shall say, that even though his vocals weren’t that great just like Jonghyun and Onew, he still does it big on his own. He also sang some OSTs and i’m certain that he’s not that the awesome belter or singer that we always see. He’s laid back, and he’s just a well-rounded performer. Not really perfect, but aiming for perfection. Well, everybody should be aiming that too, right?
For me, he’s the perfect maknae. The symbol of a maknae to be exact. Childish, cute, adorable, and really nice. He may not be as talkative like Key, as clumsy and does a lot of NG like Onew, not as charismatic as Minho, and not as cool as Jonghyun, but Taemin is Taemin because of i think is… his undeniable cuteness and charm no one will ever be able to resist. He is an eye candy, and because of his oozin cuteness, you will never be able to get your eyes off him.
Here are some facts about Taemin that i have read.
Taemin wants to travel around the world when his career finishes.
When they got asked when they feel an adrenaline rush, Taemin said “When I watch horror movies?”
According to Key, Taemin is very childish.
If he could, Taemin would like to become a person known worldwide.
Onew likes the fact that he’s older than Taemin and Jonghyun likes the fact that he’s younger than Onew.
The first time Taemin was conned was when he bought fake live music DVDs from China.
Taemin thinks that not having problems is the problem.
Taemin thinks that Key looks better than Minho.
Taemin thinks that a girl in pain or delicate looks pretty.
Taemin wants to meet God and ask him why he does what he does.
Taemin thinks that if someone was to not want him, it would be because he’s selfish.
Jonghyun thinks that Taemin has a protective instinct.
Taemin wanted to be a police officer and a pilot.
If the world was ending, Taemin would want to go bungee jumping one lasttime.
Taemin could eat steak for the rest of his life.
Taemin ran when he heard that SM Entertainment was gonna hold an audition.
SHINee World is like girlfriend for Taemin, because he loves SHINee World and SHINee World loves him.
Taemin and Onew used to practice together on the rooftop during trainee days.
Taemin used to wear a teddy bear t-shirt when he was a trainee.
Taemin really likes horror movies.
Onew gave Taemin his first direct vocal lessons.
Taemin is surprised about how fast Minho has grown this tall, since at the beginning he wasn’t that tall.
When Taemin gets bored, he will think about different things, and fall into his own world.
Taemin has never cried before when SHINee won 1st place.
Everyday, Minho and Taemin will frighten Key.
Taemin goes to sleep early. If there’s light or noise, he won’t be able to sleep well.
According to the other four, the most ignorant member is Taemin.
Taemin tends to lose his clothes and accessories.
Taemin gets sick when he travels overseas.
When Taemin feels stressed while practicing, the other members try to de-stress him by doing silly dances.
According to Jonghyun, Taemin sleeps like he’s dead. Means, he wakes up in the position he falls asleep.
Minho wants Taemin to do his best so that he can achieve all his goals. Taemin learns Japanese by watching One Piece.
Taemin began learning to play the piano when he was in elementary school.
Taemin started to like dancing because of his big brother.
Taemin wants to have a date at Seoul’s Namsan Tower.
Taemin often talks to himself.
Taemin wears rosary beads on his right hand, and he loves God.
Taemin received an iPad for his birthday last year as a gift from one of his fansites.
Taemin makes sure not to skip any class, and goes to school regularly, despite his hectic schedule.
Apparently, Taemin likes Lucifer more than Hello.
Taemin admitted that he’s the type that always makes mistakes.
When Onew and Taemin were practicing on the rooftop in their trainee days they didnt know that they would be in SHINee together.
If Taemin had to choose a favourite body part, he would pick all of them, because they are from his parents.
Super Junior’s Sungmin likes to call Taemin “Taeminnie”.
Taemin’s favourite stage outfit is one from the Lucifer MV; a ripped jacket and black skinny pants.
Taemin would take his girlfriend to foreign countries and amusement parks.
Minho is the only member who would keep looking for Taemin’s lost stuff if the members decided to launch a campaign against it.
During vocal lessons Taemin stands next to Onew to practice with him and learn from him.
Taemin only takes about 5 minutes to get dressed in the morning.
Taemin looks more at personality than appearance.
Onew used to roll over to Taemin’s bed.
If Taemin had a girlfriend, he would most like to give her a ring hidden inside a bouquet of flowers.
Taemin likes to look at his eyeballs in the mirror and hypnotise himself.
When Taemin first saw Key, he had wavy hair. After debuting, Key straightened it and grown it out. After that, Taemin thought that his hyung has become so good-looking.
Taemin’s dream when he was a child, was to protect the earth.
Taemin frequently talks about his worries and concerns with Onew.
Key and Taemin always watch animated movies together.