S.Coups 에스쿱스 is the leader and main rapper of Seventeen.
S.Coups was born Choi Seungcheol 최승철 on Tuesday, August 8, 1995, in Daegu. He’s Seventeen’s oldest member. He’s older than the maknae, Dino, by 3 years, 6 months, and 3 days.
Like fellow members Jeonghan and Joshua, he was born in the Chinese Year of the Pig. His zodiac star sign is Leo. He’s 177 cm or 5'9½" tall. His blood type is AB.
He attended Seoul School of Performing Arts, like Wonwoo. He has two older brothers.
Before Seventeen, he was a member of Tempest. He was considered for debut in Nu’est and he’s one of the original Pledis Boys. He’s the leader of Seventeen’s hip-hop unit. He appeared in Nu’est’s music video for “Face,” Helllo Venus’ music video for “Venus,” After School Blue’s music video for “Wonder Boy,” and the 2012 Happy Pledis music video for “Love Letter.”
S.Coups’ dream was to become an actor. He’s a black belt in taekwondo, which he studied for seven years. He doesn’t like lemons.
His stage name comes from combining the “S” from his name, Seungcheol, and “coup” from coup d'état.