Mark Lee is doing so much as a 17 year old just to achieve his dreams.
He was introduced in SMROOKIES at the age of fourteen, debuted twice when he was 16 and just as he turned 17, he debuted again as a leader. The first time he debuted in NCT U, Mark helped to write the lyrics to their debut song. He came out here with a verse and flow so good that everyone who heard the song was shocked and then even more shocked to find out that a 16 year old was the one who possessed all that skill. In NCT 127, Mark helped write the lyrics to the title song as well, with another iconic rap, then in that same album he helped write the lyrics to Mad City, the song that has everyone who listened to it on edge and eager to hear more. Mark delivered such skill in those songs I’m still amazed that he was 16. Just some days after he turned 17, he debuted a third time and once again wrote lyrics to the song but this time he didn’t write it in only Korean, but in Mandarin as well. I’m pretty sure he’s not fluent in Mandarin so he had to learn, mark sure his grammar was correct and ensure that his lines were rhyming and had a good flow. Mark did all that. Not to mention that those units were back to back, he debuted 3 times back to back with very little break. Mark undoubtedly gave up a regular sleeping schedule, a normal life hanging with friends, getting a regular education, years of spending holidays with family and relaxing together, so that he can fulfil his dreams. While some members would be doing promotions with one unit, Mark would have to do promos with all three, he’d have to perform all three songs, and if the schedule included once again and mad city then mark would have to perform 5 songs. Mark is really out here pulling thru all this handwork, at the young age of 17 just to achieve his dreams and goals. Mark is literally the definition of ‘work towards your dreams’. He’s never given up, he’s taken on the challenge of 3 units back to back and not once during a performance has he half assed it, nooo, Mark Lee puts so much energy and strength and determination into every single performance you can never tell if he’s tired.
One day while he was a tiny, the thought ‘I want to be a rapper’ came into baby Mark’s head and every since then, he has worked towards it and has never given up. Mark Lee has made so many sacrifices to reach his dreams not even I think I can be that committed to achieving my own dreams. I’m just still so shocked that Mark Lee is only 17, and has done and given up so much for something he wants. He had the aspiration of something, and he’s paved his own way for it. I don’t think words can explain how proud I am to be supporting him. I am always going to support him 100% in everything he’s doing cause i know he’s making so many sacrifices and has gone thru so much just to live his dreams, he’s only 17 but he’s such an admirable person.
Mark Lee is truly a blessing and an amazing role model to any and everyone.