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Leeteuk (이특) Profile - Facts About South Korean Singer You Need to Know

Published Tue Jul 27 2021 By Kri
Leeteuk (이특) Profile - Facts About South Korean Singer You Need to Know

Park Jeong-Su (박정수) also known as his stage name Leeteuk was born on July 1, 1983, in Seoul South Korea is a South Korean singer of the popular boy band "Super Junior". 

Leeteuk is a singer, songwriter, actor, and radio DJ. He is best known as the leader, vocalist, and rapper of Super Junor.

Family And Childhood

The singer was born as a younger child of Park Young In and Yoo Sook Young.  He has an actress older sister Park In Young. His parents divorced when he was 15 years old.

In 2012 the singer confessed on a TV show "I was often beaten up and my parents would argue often. Father was just a scary figure to me at the time".


  • Elementary School- Sina Elementary School
  • Middle School- Pal Chai Middle School
  • High School- Soongsil High School
  • College- Suwon Science College (Broadcasting Department)
  • University- Chungwoon University (Broadcasting Music)
  • University- Gachon University (Graduate School of Commerce: International Commerce)


Leeteuk was recruited by his agency SM Entertainment while he was shopping with his sister in Myeongdong, Korea. After many pieces of training and tests, he auditioned for the company and was later recruited by the agency.

At the beginning of his career, he was supposed to be debuting in the group called "Smile" alongside his current group member Donghae. But the debut group was out of the project list and Leeteuk together with Donghae was in the lineup for Super Junior.

Leeteuk in his early debut day with blonde hair
Leeteuk in his early debut day of Super Junior|

He made his debut with Super Junior on November 6, 2005. He was recruited in the year 2000 and soon after his recruitment, he started his training until 2005.

Leeteuk with his members of Super Junior
Leeteuk with his Super Junior members at Inkigayo 2021
Source: Instagram/@xxteukxx

Up until 2008 he remained in the group and performed group activities soon after that starting from the year 2009 he actively participated in many tv-shows dramas and movies. 

Leeteuk posing for Elle Men Hongkong
Leeteuk posing for Elle Men Hongkong
Source: Instagram/@xxteukxx

From 2009-2011 he appeared in many variety shows as an MC alongside his group member Eunhyuk and Shindong.

Leeteuk in his military uniform
Leeteuk during his military discharge

In the year 2012, he joined the military service of 21 months mandatory for the South Koreans. After the end of his military service, he rejoined his group members and is actively participating in many activities with his members.

Awards And Achievements

YearAwardsAward Show
2009 and 2011Best New Comer  and Excellence Award SBS Entertainment Awards
2012Popularity AwardMBC Entertainment Awards

TV shows

2005-2008M! CountdownCo-Host with Eunhyuk and Shindong
200-2008Explorers of Human Body 
2008Unbelievable Outing (Season 3)  
2008Idol ShowCast as Super Junior-H
2009-2010Challenge Golden Ladder 
2009-2010Oh! Brothers 
2009Challenge! Good Strong 
2009-2012Strong HeartRecurring Guest
2010-2011Enjoy Today 
2011-2012We Got Married (Season 4)With Kang Sora
2015-2016Star KingHost
2015Idol Stars Athletic ChampionshipMC with Kangmin
2015-presentI Can See Your VoiceMC
2016Knowing BrosGuest with Shindong in episode 62
2017Produce 101 Special MC in episode 6
2018Idol Stars Athletic ChampionshipGuest


2000All About EveCameo
2005Rainbow Romancecameo
2010-2011All My Lovecameo
2011Dream HighCameo
2012Salamander Guru and the ShadowsCameo
2015Perseverance Goo Hae RaCameo
2018Secret Queen makersLeeteuk

Accident in 2004

In the year 2004, the leader of the band Leeteuk was in a serious car accident. At that time he was with his group members Shindong, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun, and two managers. they were returning home after recording a show. 

The accident occurred when the front left tire of their car was burst while the driver was changing the lane and they were struck against the guard rails and were diverted 30 meters ahead.

The accident hospitalized the idol receiving 180 stitches, luckily he survived the accident and is now well and recovered.

The Death of Father and Grandparents- The Depression Of The Singer Unveiled

The idol talked openly about his depression during his visit to a local high school in the town of Kyunjoo.

On January 6, 2004, it was revealed that Leeteuk's father Park Young In and grandparents had been found dead in their residence. It was confirmed by the police to be a murder-suicide. His grandparents were suffocated to death by his own father.

The reason behind the murder was revealed to be that of his father not being able to take care of them. 

Along with his father's death, he also had to carry out the burden of his late father's debt of 5 billion Won. Alongside the debt, his father left him a very spiteful message:

"Do you truly believed you achieved success all by yourself?"

This incident played a big role in his depression. He went through rough patches in his life. He sold his car after returning from the military service and did any sort of job to clear out the debt of his father.

His depression has significantly got much better thanks to the support of his band members and his active participation in group activities.

Net Worth

Leeteuk is one of the richest pop singers. According to Forbes, IMDb, Business Insider, and other various online sources, the estimated net worth of the pop singer is $1 million. 


Once the singer was in a love triangle. It happened to be love at first sight when he saw a woman( remains undisclosed) on his way to his scheduled work.  He moved forward and started to talk to the woman after receiving her number. After some time he asked out the woman only to be rejected as she felt immense pressure in dating a celebrity.

Leeteuk lost contact with the woman for 1 week but apparently, she called him and asked for a date. He boldly accepted her proposal and went on a date hand in hand.

The relationship then completely came to stop when one day he found the woman had already been in a relationship with a chaebol celebrity (rich conglomerate CEO).

Leeteuk and Kang Sora together
Leeteuk and Kang Sora in "We Got Married Season 4"

Some time passed after his incident with the "woman" when the pop star was officially dating actress Kang Sora after they appeared together in the variety show "We Got Married Season 4".

As for 2021, he is currently single.

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