Eric Nam Profile

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English Name: Eric Nam

Korean Name: Nam Yoon Do

Birthday: November 17, 1988

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 64 kg

Blood Type: O

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Education: Boston College – Majored in Bachelor of International Studies

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Musicians: Bruno Mars, Adele, John Legend, John Mayer, Maroon 5, Marc Broussard, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Big Bang, 2NE1, Lee Seung Hwan, Ailee, Urban Zakapa, Naul, Ra.D, Brian McKnight

Hobbies: Having adventures, trying new food, meeting new people, visiting new places

Specialties: Playing the piano and the cello, being silly and humorous

Trivia: – He is the host of Arirang’s show After School Club
– He was discovered by his YouTube page, where he posted videos of himself singing covers
– He auditioned for SM Entertainment when he was in high school, but he didn’t make it
– He played soccer  and was a part of the orchestra in high school (The Lovett School)
– He studied in Beijing for one year
– For his senior project in high school, he recorded his own solo CD, and it became wildly popular among his peers
– He can speak five languages: English, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese
– When he was younger, he was a part of the Atlanta Boy Choir and got to tour Italy when they sang mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
– He turned down the opportunity to audition for JYP Entertainment because he wanted to focus on his studies first
– When MBC saw his cover video on YouTube of him singing 2ne1’s “Lonely”, they flew him out to Korea personally for an audition
– He was a contestant on Birth of a Great Star 2 and made it to the Top 5
– He used to borrow video cassettes to watch Inkigayo, Music Bank, and Music Core when first getting into K-pop
– Besides having listened to Fin.K.L, S.E.S, H.O.T, Shinhwa, god, BoA, and Fly to the Sky, he also listened to 4Men, Wheesung, Brown Eyed Soul, Gummy, and Brown Eyes in his late teen and early adult years
– He used to have a crush on BoA and Lee Hyori when he was younger
– He spent quite a bit of time in Latin America, including Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, and Bolivia, partially for experiencing the culture and also for understanding how their economy works and what issues and events are impacting the lifestyles there
– He has a strong faith and belief in God
– He spent some time in India before traveling to Korea for his audition

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Additional Articles: 

From Lovett Lion to Korean Idol

Eat Your Kimchi Interview 

Eric’s April Fool’s Day Joke on Himself



Last updated July 7, 2014 by Jomarie


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