Ok Taecyeon was born in Seoul, South Korea but migrated to Bedford, Massachusetts for approximately seven years. He originally auditioned for JYP Entertainment in New York City to become a model. Taec was also on the same audition show as Junho and Chansung, Superstar Survival, but was the first contestant to leave the show. He featured in "Yes I'm In Love" by Bada on her 4th album and Baek Ji Young's 2009 song "내 귀에 캔디" (My Ear's Candy). He currently hosts SBS's music show Inkigayo with Wooyoung, and will be a permanent cast member on Family Outing 2. He debuted as an actor in the 2010 KBS drama series "Cinderellas Sister" alongside Moon Geun Young and Chun Jung-myung.