Among successful music releases, a radio show, and several magazine features, NCT’s Yuta, has had a stellar year in his home country. After being listed as one of the Most Respected Japanese People In The World, the star is adding a new milestone. Featured on the cover of GQ Japan, Yuta continues to dip his toes into modeling and prove his immense popularity. 



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The “Hot Prince” of NCT 127

It is not a secret that NCT’s Yuta is a widely recognized figure in Japan. From becoming the most followed Japanese male celebrity on Instagram to advertising Tom Ford fragrances on Vogue, the member of NCT 127 has conquered the hearts of the Japanese public. Most recently, the idol fronted the November number of GQ Japan

Donning looks from Dior’s 2021 Fall Collection for the cover, the Japanese singer presented the vintage-themed issue of the magazine. Yuta, who was introduced as NCT 127’s “Hot Prince,” is featured in a 10-pages spread that includes an exclusive interview. Reminiscing the past, Yuta shared the challenges of moving to Korea, his expectations for the future, and his love for Japan. “I’m proud of being Japanese, and I’m aware that [certain] fashion and performances can always be expressed because I’m Japanese,” he said. In addition, GQ has revealed behind-the-scenes footage of Yuta’s interview. Among other subjects, the artist spoke about his favorite Japanese musicians, his must-have items, and his current fragrance of choiceTom Ford’s Neroli Portofino. As it was expected, Yuta shared his love for Japanese artists like Miyavi, Kōji Tamaki and L’Arc-en-Ciel.  “There are a lot of artists that I respect but personally, the artist that I respect, who is active abroad and doing things passionately is Miyavi. I really like is L’Arc-en-Ciel too, and among the Japanese artists that I listen to when I feel tired or I’m having a hard time is Koji Tamaki. I respect him a lot,” Yuta said.

Yuta’s Power

Unsurprisingly, upon revealing the cover star of the November issue, GQ Japan sold out on several sites like Rakuten. Fans of the NCT member also flooded to the stores to grab a physical copy of Yuta’s cover, showing beyond doubt that the idol is in high demand. 

As one might expect, Yuta’s photoshoot made the rounds on the Internet. Fans praised the artist’s good looks but emphasized his journey to stardom. In particular, Twitter users celebrated Yuta’s first major solo cover and shared their anticipation for his future endeavors. 

Stick With Yuta

With the unconditional support of fans, Yuta currently hosts the popular show “YUTA at Home” on InterFM897. The Japanese star is also promoting new music with the Seoul-based unit of NCT.  At the press conference held to present NCT 127’s new album, Yuta expressed his excitement for the group’s latest release. “We ask for your love and support,” he said.

As NCT 127 carries on with the promotions of their third full-length album, fans will surely have plenty of opportunities to show their appreciation for Yuta and his group.


Curious about other magazine features? You can read about NCT 127’s collaboration with CELINE on W Korea here.

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