Khottie of the Week: Moon Tae Il

Posted by Alix on July 29, 2018

Khottie of the Week

Most of the 2.5 years of my #klife are a delightful blur of dramas, one kpop music video after another and the infrequent exhilaration of live shows. There are moments that are clear breaks in the overall blur, memories that I’m not always sure how or why they stuck. One being SaraG making me watch NCT 127 Firetruck when it first came out and her love for the song and the group. Two years ago I believe I said “Interesting, can we go back to BigBang please.” Two years later I’ve jumped (about time according to SaraG) headfirst onto the NCT train (or firetruck).

Mark was my entry bias, mostly due to StarPop but in consuming as much NCT content as possible in the weeks since KCON NY I’ve discovered other biases including this week’s khottie.

Moon Tae Il, stage name Taeil, is the oldest of the group, having just become khottie legal in June. (It was like the universe knew…)

He’s a vocalist. 

Enjoys playing the guitar.

And has a smile that lights up his face. 

How can you not want to know more about him.

He is, as KpopontheDL perfectly called it, sneaky sexy. 

Coming out of nowhere…

And you’re left wondering what happened. 

It’s the best possible place to be though. 

I think we’ll just stay in this place for a bit.

And like most of the SM idols he can sing.

I love this photo of him and Johnny…think it all goes back to his smile. 

And that sneaky sexy. 

I could spend all day circling around…

I think I’ll continue to circle until next week and you can follow NCT on Instagram @nct or NCT 127 @nct127.


Like NCT? Check out the other members who’ve been featured as Khottie!
Moon Tae Il
Kun (WayV)
Ten (WayV)
Lucas (WayV)
WinWin (WayV)

1 Comment

  • Reply Júlia Côrtes August 1, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    After listening to all the male main vocal rookies that I could I came to the conclusion that Moon Taeil has not only the skills that vocal trainers love, but also something special that can captivate a wider audience. Going into genres he can be versitile, but his voice is also very distinguishable – which is probably an SM requirement for being admitted into training, I guess. I would love to see him into the R&B scene more often (and please collab with Dean, please). The friggin neoneun naui bolasaegiya is so damn addictive. Anyway, he is without a doubt a very capable vocalist, he knows his thing – I mean, he left his music major to become a singer so… – and he has so much potential. I hope he won’t become like f(x) Luna or J-min who took so long to be recognized by the public for their beautiful voices and amazing abilities which only happened because they lucked it out (I hate SM). He does not deserve to be underrated.

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