Chanyeol (Korean: 찬열) was born Park Chanyeol (Korean: 박찬열; Hanja: 朴燦烈) on November 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea, and attended Hyundai Chungun High School in Dong-gu,Ulsan. When he was sixteen years old, he was enrolled in a private acting institution. Skilled in the drums, Chanyeol formed a temporary band with his high school classmates, and won second place in a televised modeling contest. He was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System in 2008, and made a brief appearance in TVXQ‘s music video, “HaHaHa Song” that same year. In 2010, Chanyeol starred in the music video of Girls’ Generation Japanese single, “Genie“. Chanyeol was the last member to be formally introduced, on February 23, 2012.