Dong Sicheng (Chinese: 董思成), known professionally as Winwin (Hangul: 윈윈), is a Chinese actor, rapper and dancer. He is one of the lead dancers, lead rappers and visuals in the NCT sub-unit, WayV. WayV sings primarily in Chinese, as well as songs in Korean and English, bridging a gap between c-pop and kpop. He is also a rapper and dancer in the rotational sub-unit NCT U. He is formerly a member of the sub-unit NCT 127. He's also an actor with a separate studio established under SM Entertainment for his acting activities.
III. 2016-18: SM Rookies and NCT
Winwin was born on October 28, 1997 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang. He trained extensively, went to the top dance schools and received awards for his traditional Chinese dance, but chose to come to Kpop. He was scouted on the street outside of his school in Beijing and cast in 2014. He was introduced as a member of the pre-debut SM Rookies group on January 5, 2016. He began appearing with other members of SM Rookies in live performances and variety shows.
On June 30, 2016, it was announced that NCT would debut its first permanent sub-unit, NCT 127. Winwin debuted with NCT 127 on the EP NCT #127 on July 10, 2016 as a rapper. NCT 127 has an edgier, hip hop-focused style with experimental textures and a heavy emphasis on dance.
Winwin appeared in the second season of NCT Life in Seoul in May-June 2016, featuring the members touring around Seoul and completing missions. Winwin and fellow new Chinese member Kun joined several of the other SM Rookies featured in Season 1, including Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung and Jaehyun.
NCT 127 released its first single "Fire Truck" on July 7, then its first self-titled EP on July 10, 2016. In 2017, the group added additional members, Johnny and Doyoung, ahead of the launch of the second EP Limitless in January 2017. His iconic flip in "Fire Truck" was a memorable portion of the choreography.
Fire Truck - the flip is at about the 1 minute mark
In July-August 2016, he appeared in the third season, NCT Life in Paju, with the other NCT 127 members planning and enjoying games and activities in Paju.
In October-November 2016, he appeared in the fourth season, NCT Life: Korean Food King Challenge, a cooking competition show featuring his fellow NCT 127 members, as well as non-NCT 127 member Ten.
IIII. 2017: Limitless and Cherry Bomb
NCT 127 released its second EP Limitless on January 4, 2017.
NCT 127 released its third EP Cherry Bomb on June 14, 2017. It made its first appearances in live shows in the U.S. throughout the summer.
Cherry Bomb - Dance Practice Focus on Winwin
IIIII. 2018: Empathy and first album
Winwin participated with NCT during the NCT 2018 project on March 14, 2018, featuring all NCT members, and debuting three new ones. This project also included the first NCT full album, NCT 2018 Empathy. He appears as a rapper on NCT 127's "Touch" and a dancer in "Black on Black."
Winwin also appeared in another season of NCT Life: Hot & Young Seoul Trip - touring Seoul along with other foreign-born NCT members, including Johnny (USA), Yuta (Japan), Kun (China), Lucas (China) and Mark (Canada).
NCT 127 released its first Japanese EP Chain on May 23, 2018.
NCT 127 released its first full album Regular-Irregular on October 12, 2018, featuring a popular English version of its lead single, "Regular," that was utilized during the group's United States' based performances. The group also released a repackage Regulate on November 13, featuring the single "Simon Says."
SM announced plans to launch an NCT China unit on August 13, 2018. Winwin was moved to the new unit, beginning a hiatus from the group on November 22, 2018. The move was handled awkwardly, creating stress for members, who could not speak about it, and a frustrated and confused fandom. The formation of the group was finalized and announced on December 31, under a new China-exclusive label. Due to the political tensions between China and South Korea at the time, the group was not promoted as an NCT sub unit.
IIIV. 2019: WayV debut
Winwin debuted in the permanent Chinese sub unit WayV on January 17, 2019 with the EP The Vision. WayV's more fluid style of dance and sleeker, sexier style paired well with Winwin's former training in classical Chinese dance.
Dream Launch teaser:
Dream Launch Winwin:
WayV released a second EP on May 9, 2019, Take Off, then released another EP on October 29, Take Over the Moon. WayV also appeared in its first reality series, WayV Dream Plan. As part of its social content, Label V launched a special project, Rainbow V, that allowed members to show off their talents in special projects. Winwin asked fellow member Ten to choreograph a dance for him.
IIV. 2020: First full album and NCT 2020
In March 2020, a repackage was released, Take Over the Moon the Sequel. WayV released its first full album Awaken the World on June 9, 2020, following its online live concert on Vlive. It also appeared on its own reality show, WayVision. Winwin also launched his own web series on WayV's YouTube channel, WINformation.
Turn Back Time
WayV also participated in the NCT 2020 project in October 2020, featuring all NCT members, and debuting two new ones. This project also included a 2-part NCT full album, NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 1 and NCT 2020 Resonance Pt. 2. He appears as a singer on WayV's song "Nectar," as well as a part of NCT U combination units on 2 songs: "90s Love" and "Volcano." He also appears in the combination single "Resonance," which combines multiple songs. The entire project also appeared on NCT World 2.0, a competition-focused show.
90s Love - he is 1 of 5 rappers
Volcano - he is 1 of 4 rappers
NCT World 2.0
MAMA 2020 Performance - Winwin appears at the end with the other foreign members of NCT during From Home
As part of Resonance, WayV performed in its own section of NCT's year-end awards show performances with "Turn Back Time," as well as in an online NCT Vlive concert.
IIVI. 2021: Kick Back, solo opportunities and acting
WayV released its third EP, Kick Back, on March 11, 2021, while simultaneously airing the second season of its reality show WayVision 2: Winter Sports Channel. Winwin and group mate Lucas were absent from the majority of the album's Korean promotions, due to TV work, sponsorship and modeling opportunities in China including Pantene, Skechers and Louis Vuitton.
In June, WayV released its first OST song, "Everytime", for the Running to You Soundtrack. On September 30, SM announced that Winwin would have his own studio, dedicated to his solo acting activities, similar to the business arrangement with EXO's Lay Zhang. It was announced on October 25 that Winwin would make his acting debut in the Chinese fantasy drama, The Shadow.
Winwin did not participate in the all-unit project, NCT 2021 Universe, due to the conflict with his acting schedule. This included not appearing in WayV's song for the album. He did appear in the NCT 2021 Year Dream series around the group's lore. He also did not participate with NCT in the 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU Express album or New Year's Day concert.
IIVII. 2022: More acting and TV work
After completing filming on his drama, he began work on the reality variety show Star Chaser 2 in spring 2022 and commented in interviews that he would participate with WayV promotions later in the year. In May, he was announced as a co-host on the TV show, The Flavour Rings A Bell. In June, he began filming another drama, 25 Hours of Love.
|NCT Life in Seoul||2016||Naver, VLive, MBC Music, Youku, Tudou, True4U|
|N' Minute||2016||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|NCT Life in Paju||2016||Naver, VLive, MBC Music, Youku, Tudou, True4U|
|Day Day Up (guest)||2016||Hunan TV|
|NCT Life: Korean Food King Challenge||2016||Naver, VLive, Youku, Tudou, YouTube|
|NCT Life in Osaka||2017||Oksusu, KBS Joy, DATV|
|Snowball Project||2017||Naver TV Cast|
|NCT 127: Road to Japan||2017||Abema TV|
|University Students Have Arrived||2017||iQiyi|
|Master in the House (guest)||2018||SBS|
|2018 Idol Star Athletics Championships||2018||MBC|
|Chenle & Jisung's This and That||2019||YouTube (NCT Dream channel)|
|K-Rush Season 3||2018||KBS1|
|NCTmentary||2018||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|School Attack 2018||2018||SBS|
|NCT Life: Hot & Young Seoul Trip||2018||VLive, VisitSeoul YouTube Channel, SMTown YouTube Channel|
|NCT Recording Diary||2018||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|A Song for You 5||2018||KBS2|
|Master in The House (guest)||2018||SBS|
|Johnny's Communication Center||2018||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|WayV Dream Plan||2019||Youku|
|IQIYI 2019 Fan Fiesta (guest)||2019||IQIYI|
Crazy Magic: Season 6 (guest)
|WayV-ariety: Play V||2019||YouTube (WayV channel)|
|Rainbow V||2019||YouTube (WayV channel)|
|Kun's Cloud (guest)||2019||Weibo, IGTV, (now) YouTube (WayV channel)|
|My Brilliant Masters||2019||Hunan TV|
|All for One||2019||Youku|
|WayV-ehind||2019||YouTube (WayV channel)|
|Crazy Magic: Season 6 (guest)||2019||Hunan TV|
|[Un Cut]||2020||YouTube (WayV and NCT channels)|
|Life Corp (guest)||2020||Lifetime|
|WINformation (host)||2020||YouTube (WayV channel)|
|Ten X Yangyang's Enjoy the Challenge (guest)||2020||YouTube (WayV channel)|
|WayV-ariety||2020||YouTube (WayV channel)|
|Welcome to Sun & Moon (guest)||2020||YouTube (WayV channel)|
|NCT World 2.0||2020||Mnet|
|WayV Huya Super Idol League Live||2020||Huya|
|It's Awkward, But It's OK||2020||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|NCT 24 Hour Relay Cam||2021||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|WayVision 2: Winter Sports Channel||2021||Seezn|
|Keep Running: Season 9 (guest)||2021||ZJTV|
|Super Nova Games: Season 4||2021||Tencent Video|
|NCT 2021 YearDream||2021||YouTube (NCT channel)|
|Star Chaser 2||2022||ZJTV|
|Keep Running: Season 10||2022||ZJTV|
|The Flavour Rings A Bell||2022||Tencent|
|The Shadow||2022||Situ Weilian||Tencent|
|25 Hours of Love (Sweet Games )||2022||Yan Yue||Tencent|
- His official NCT emoji is🐥 (chick.)
- Winwin is fluent in Mandarin and Korean and knows some limited English.
- He plays the piano and the guitar.
- He is the most flexible member of NCT.
- SM scouted him for 2 years.
- He was cast on the streets leaving Beijing's Dance Academy.
- Winwin is incredibly popular and well liked across all the units. He is sweet, goofy, friendly and especially chatty in his native Mandarin with the WayV unit.
- His fans are called Yunqis, which is a play on his name in Chinese.
- Winwin is featured in campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Pantene, Skechers, Charlotte Tilbury, Longines and Valentino.
- SM announced the formation of his own studio devoted to his solo acting activities, similar to EXO's Lay Zhang.
- Winwin requested the other members dress up for his birthday as part of his web series WINformation. He is Cinderella in WayV's Princess performance of their song "Bad Alive".
- SM released a video using the audio from NCT's MAMA performance that captures the journey of the members through their career.
- NCT members participated in a NCT 24 Hour Relay Cam that gives a snapshot of their daily lives.
- NCT members described their "beautiful moments" of 2021 as part of NCT 2021 Universe promotions.