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Christian Yu (aka DPR Ian) Profile: Height, Tattoos, Girlfriend, Wiki

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Christian Yu is a South Korean-Australian musical artist, director and producer, who came into the limelight in 2012. He’s possibly best known as a former C-Clown member, and the co-founder and lead singer of the independent music band Dream Perfect Regime, commonly called DPR.

Everything you need to know about the Korean star is detailed in the biography below. Keep reading.

Early Life, Family, Educational Background

Christian Yu, also known as Yu Ba Rom, was born on 6 September 1990 under the Virgo zodiac sign, in Sydney, New South Wales Australia. His parents were immigrants from South Korea, so Christian has Asian ethnicity, and holds dual nationality of Australia and South Korea.

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Christian’s parents separated when he was young, so he was raised mainly by his mother. His love for music was inspired by “Cats”, the first musical he ever watched. He used to frequent circuses, where there would always be musicals on the play.

His love for music also attracted him to dancing. Christian attended a Performing Arts School, and joined a heavy metal band in middle school, in which he was the lead drummer. In Christian’s last year of high school, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder which, according to him, explained his extreme mood swings.

Upon matriculating, Christian enrolled at the University of Sydney, however, he didn’t graduate, as he dropped out to pursue his dreams of becoming a renowned musician. At the age of 18, Christian relocated from Sydney back to Seoul, South Korea, where he became a B-boy.

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Career

C-Clown Boy Band: Yedang Entertainment

Christian Yu built his career in South Korea because of how things were fast-paced there, especially with the growing popularity of Korean popular – K-pop – at the time. He participated in the second season of “Let’s Go! Dream Team”, a Korean TV show that featured newbies in the entertainment industry. After two episodes on the show, he left to pursue a career in music.

Shortly afterwards, he joined the K-pop boy band Crown Clown (popularly known as C-Clown) under Yedang Entertainment, using the stage name Rome, as the lead singer and rapper of the group. C-Clown released its first EP (mini-album) “Not Alone” on 18 July 2012 with six members, namely Rome (Christian), SiWoo, Kang Jun, T.K, Maru, and Ray.

The project debuted at Number 92 on the Korean charts, and the band made its debut performance on Mnet’s TV program “M Countdown” the following day.

Later in 2012, C-Clown released its second EP, “Young Love”, which performed better than the first EP, and the following year the band released its third EP, “Shaking Heart” (2013), which reached the top of the Korean charts. C-Clown’s final EP, “Let’s Love”, was released in 2014, as unfortunately the group officially disbanded on 5 October 2015, three years after its creation, and the members pursued their individual interests.

DPR Crew

After leaving C-Clown, Christian Yu tried to establish a bigger musical career.

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Along the line, he partnered with his friends Hing Da Bin (DPR Live), Scott Kim (DPR Rem), Kim Kyung Mo (DPR Cream), and Lee Sung Joo (DPR Cline) to found an independent multi-genre musical record label which they named Dream Perfect Regime, also called DPR. The crew created the company to stay in charge of their finances and artistic expressions via audio and visual art. After the creation of the label, Christian Yu also changed his stage name, to DPR Ian.

On 26 October 2020, Christian made his debut as a solo artist with the song “So Beautiful”, and in December, released his second single, “No Blueberries”. In March 2021, DPR Ian released his first solo album, “Mood Swings in This Order”.

Some members of the DPR crew, namely DPR Ian and DPR Live, teamed up with Peace to create “Diamond and Pearls”, the second soundtrack in Marvel’s Japanese movie, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (2021).

Since co-founding DPR, Christian has directed multiple music videos and commercials, such as “Borders” (2016) by Amber Liu, and “Wake Me Up” (2017) by Taeyang, and “DPR x Adidas Originals| SYNC PACK” campaign (2021),

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Christian revealed that the most challenging song he’s ever produced is “Welcome to the Show”.

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Personal Life, Relationship

DPR Ian keeps his private life under wraps. When asked about his ideal girlfriend’s qualities, he said, ‘I don’t have an ideal type because it’s an “in the moment” kind of thing for me. But one quality I wish my girl would have is being passionate about whatever she does. It could be anything.’

Christian praises his mother as his biggest supporter and inspiration – it’s evident that they have a close bond. On Instagram (@dprian), he has two million followers who keep up with his projects.

DPR Ian still lives in Seoul, South Korea, with his dog.

Appearance, Clothing Style

Christian Yu is 5ft 9ins (1.74m) tall, weighs about 132lbs (60kgs), and has short black hair and brown eyes. One thing that makes Christian the topic of discussion is the number of his tattoos; we’re not entirely sure of the count, but the visible ones are about 14 in number; he has his stage name ‘IAN’ tattooed on his left bicep. He also has a crown tattoo on his left shoulder and a horse behind his left shoulder. The quote ‘Be There. Be Down. Be You’ is the only visible tattoo engraved on the right side of his upper chest.

As per his dressing style, Christian likes leather jackets, hoodies and T-shirts. His style has a simple yet classy feel to it.

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Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Interesting Facts

  • Christian Yu loves surfing, and to travel.
  • He loves riding motorbikes, swimming, and collecting professional cameras.
  • Christian enjoys cooking for friends and family.
  • His favorite genres of music are heavy metal, jazz, and rock.
  • He likes to watch anime.

Net Worth and Salary

As of late 2021, Christian Yu (aka DPR Ian) has a net worth estimated at $1.5 million. Details of property owned by Christian Yu, the rest of the DPR Crew, or his family remain undisclosed.

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Who is Anya Taylor-Joy’s Ex-Boyfriend, Eoin Macken? Wife, Wiki

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Eoin Macken is an Irish actor, director and model, perhaps best known for being a featured model on GQ and playing the role of Sir Gwaine in “Merlin”. This biography has complete details about the famous actor/model, and his relationship with actress Anya Taylor-Joy. Keep reading to get the scoop on both celebrities.

Early Life, Family, Educational Background

Eoin (pronounced as Owen) Christopher Macken was born on 21 February 1983 under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, in Dublin, Ireland. He has Irish ethnicity and nationality.

Eoin has two sisters (Freya being the younger), and both parents raised them. His father, James Macken, was a Barrister at Law, while his mother worked as a nurse.

Although details of his early education remain a mystery, Macken developed an interest in drama while studying at University College, Dublin.

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Around the same time, he started modeling for popular fashion houses. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2004.

Career

Modeling

Eoin Macken’s modeling career kicked off at 19 when he was a college student; he was on the catwalk at the university’s fashion shows in 2002 and 2003.

Subsequently, he joined Morgan the Agency, a renowned modeling agency in Ireland. His affiliation with the agency made him famous in Ireland, and he soon became in high demand for various fashion companies.

Late in 2003, Macken was selected to be the face of the Abercrombie and Fitch campaign. Five years later, he served as the face of Braun’s 2008 campaign, and Macken has since modeled for Ralph Lauren and GQ, among others.

Acting

Eoin Macken started appearing in short films in 2005; he co-starred with Brendan Gleeson and Emmet J. Scanlan in the short film “Studs” (2006).

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He co-wrote and edited his debut feature film, “Christian Blake”, in which he played the lead character Christian; it premiered at the 2008 Mid Ulster Film Festival. Subsequently, Eoin moved to Los Angeles to study under acting coach Vincent Chase.

In 2008, he made his TV debut as Gavin Cluxton, the drug dealer in Season 19 of the Irish soap opera “Fair City”. Between 2008 and 2010, Eoin appeared in films/TV shows such as “Fifth Street” (2008), “Once Upon a Time in Dublin” (2009), and “Raw” (2010). From 2009 through 2010, he played a supporting role in the BBC drama “Small Island”, in which he portrayed an American soldier, Calhoon. In 2010, he made a guest appearance as an English officer in the seventh season of “The Tudors”.

Eoin joined the cast of the fantasy-adventure drama “Merlin” in 2010 and played the role of Sir Gwaine for 30 episodes of the show. Then in 2014, he landed the lead role as Dr. T. C. Callahan opposite Jill Fling and Ken Leung, in the American medical drama, “The Night Shift”.

Other major roles have included In “Nightflyers” (2018) playing Karl D’Branin, the astrophysicist and leader of the Nightflyer expedition, after which he landed a lead role as Gavin Harris in “La Brea” (2021). Other films in which Eoin Macken has appeared are “Suspension of Disbelief” (2012), “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (2016), “The Wedding Invitation” (2017), and “Till Death” (2021).

In October 2020, Epic Pictures announced that Eoin Macken would star in the Irish horror film, “The Cellar”, opposite Elisha Cuthbert.

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Directing

Eoin made his directorial debut with Una Healy’s “Don’t Leave Me Alone” music video in 2008. In the same year, he directed his first feature film, “Christian Blake” which he also starred in.

In 2009, Eoin directed “The Fashion of Modelling,” an hour-long documentary about the rudiments of modeling in the Irish fashion industry, which aired on RTE 2 on 24 May 2009. Other films which Macken has directed are “The Green Rabbit & the Ice Cream Girl” (2016), “The Night Shift” (2017), and ‘Here are the Young Men” (2020).

According to Macken, what he loves about filmmaking is that ‘it’s a collaborative effort, and you get to work with people who know so much more than you do.’

Personal Life, Relationship

Eoin’s father died in 2007; he preserves his father’s memory by wearing two charms around his neck, his father’s wedding ring and an Egyptian symbol charm from his mother.

He was romantically involved with Irish singer Una Healy, but they broke up after two years. He also dated Irish actress Kellie Blaise.

He started dating British actress Anya Taylor-Joy in 2017 after they met on the set of “Crossmaglen”. There were rumors of an engagement between them, but they never addressed the rumors. Eoin and Taylor-Joy broke up in 2019, and the actor has kept his love life quiet ever since.

When speaking to Virgin Media’s Elaine Macken said, ‘it’s hard to maintain a relationship when you’re moving around, especially if you’re involved in music or film.’

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Eoin Macken has homes in Dublin and New York, and his work schedule decides where he lives at each point in time.

Appearance, Clothing Style

Eoin Macken is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall and weighs around 150lbs (70kgs). He has short brown hair and brown eyes. As a longtime model, Macken is a fashion icon through and through. He dazzles in classy suits on the red carpet, while on casual outings he can be seen rocking a leather jacket or button-down shirt.

Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Interesting Facts

  • Eoin’s favorite song is “Bat Out of Hell” by Meatloaf.
  • He is skilled in swimming, horseback riding, kickboxing, sailing, and surfing.
  • Eoin Macken also loves traveling.

Net Worth and Salary

As of late 2021, Eoin Macken’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, while his ex-girlfriend Anya Taylor-Joy is reputedly worth $3 million.

Who is Anya Taylor-Joy?

Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy is an actress and model, best known for portraying Elizabeth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit”. She was born on 16 April 1996 under the Aries star sign, in Miami, Florida USA. She has a mixture of Spanish and Scottish ancestry, but holds dual nationality from Britain and the United States.

Anya was raised by her parents, Jennifer Marina Joy, a psychologist, and Dennis Alan Taylor, a former banker. She spent her childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, therefore Spanish is Anya’s first language.

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Anya and her family moved to London when she was six years old; she stubbornly refused to learn English at the time, in hopes that they would move back to Argentina. She had her early education at Hill House and Queen’s Gate School, Kensington, where she received ballet training and took part in school plays.

Due to the constant bullying she faced at school, Anya dropped out at 16 to pursue an acting career. At 17 she caught the attention of Sarah Doukas, founder of Storm Management, who later scouted her as a model.

Anya made her on-screen debut with the role of Philippa Collins-Davidson in the British detective drama series “Endeavour” (2014), and the following year made her feature film debut, playing Thomasin in “The Witch” (2015), a role that won her an Empire and a Gotham Award.

From 2016 through 2019, Ms. Taylor-Joy was cast in various movies, including “Barry” (2016), “Marrowbone” (2017), “Crossmaglen” (2018), and “Love, Antosha” (2019).

In 2020, she played the titular character in the screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel “Emma”, and the same year starred as Beth Harmon, chess prodigy in the Netflix miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit”. For her role in the series, Anya won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries and the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries.

Anya maintains utmost privacy regarding her romantic relationships. Since she broke up from Macken, she has dated photographer Ben Seed and is now with American musician Malcolm McRae; she maintains that ‘there’s a beauty in being anonymous.’

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The untold truth about Sasha Obama’s boyfriend Clifton Powell Jr

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Who is Clifton Powell Jr?

American former basketball player, author, commercial director, model and social media star Clifton Powell Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 5 May 1997, making Taurus his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps known best for two things: for being the son of famous American actor Clifton Powell, who appeared in the critically acclaimed 2004 biographical musical movie “Ray” and was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, and for being the boyfriend of Sasha Obama, who’s the daughter of former US President Barack Obama.

Education and early life

Clifton and his sister May were raised in Ladera Heights, California by their father and their mother Kimberly Powell, who’s a housewife; his father’s appeared in close to 300 movies and TV series, and has won two of his six award nominations.

Clifton became interested in playing sports at a quite an early age, and it was only after he began growing fast while attending San Fernando Valley High School that he started playing basketball and joined the school’s team; Clifton was also into acting during his teenage years, appearing in a number of school plays, but eventually chose basketball over acting.

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He matriculated in 2015 and then enrolled at the University of California – Los Angeles, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2019.

Clifton’s career

Clifton hasn’t shared many details about his career with his fans, but it’s known that he published a number of short stories while still at college, and that he began working as a commercial director upon graduation.

He’s today running his own website – Cliffp3.com – onto which he writes blogs about the National Basketball Association (NBA), about his job as a commercial director, and his love life.

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YouTube videos

Clifton doesn’t have his own YouTube channel, but many videos about him have been posted onto the video sharing service by other users, and most of these feature him and Sasha Obama spending time together. We’re going to mention the three most popular YouTube videos featuring Clifton, which have contributed to the rise of his popularity on the internet.

His #1 video “Sasha Obama with her Boyfriend Clifton Powell Jr” has been watched more than a million times since 12 January 2023, and today numbers over 30,000 likes; it was uploaded by Phesto Serugendo, and is a compilation of pictures which show Sasha and Clifton together.

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Clifton’s second most popular video “What We Know About Sasha Obama’s Boyfriend and His Famous Father” was uploaded by The List on 23 April 2022, and has since been watched over 250,000 times; it covers the lives of Clifton and his father.

His #3 most viewed video “What We Know About Sasha Obama’s New Boyfriend & His Famous Dad”, was posted by H&Y Global Trends on 21 April 2022, and has since been viewed more than 220,000 times; it talks about how Sasha and Clifton met, and how they managed to hide their relationship.

Presence on social media networks

Clifton’s quite active on the internet, and his Instagram account ‘Cliffp3’ is today followed by close to 20,000 people, while he’s posted nearly 200 pictures and videos onto the social media network; he’s made his account private, so only those who become his followers are able to see his content.

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Clifton launched his Twitter account back in November 2011, and has since tweeted more than 10,000 times. He’s followed by over 1,300 people and tends to tweet at least once a day; most of these are either related to sports or popular Hollywood movies.

He has a Facebook profile with more than 300 friends, but Clifton seems to be using Facebook only to keep in touch with his closest friends and family members, thus not allowing his fans to befriend him on the social media network.

Clifton isn’t active on TikTok, but has been featured in many videos which have been uploaded onto the network by other users, and all together have been watched more than 20 million times.

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Love life and relationship with Sasha Obama

Clifton and Sasha met at the University of California, after she had transferred there from the University of Michigan; they’ve since uploaded many pictures which feature them together onto their social media accounts, but neither has actually addressed the rumors of them dating.

Sasha’s mother Michelle Obama’s confirmed that her 21-year-old daughter is today in a relationship, but hasn’t revealed whether or not her boyfriend’s Clifton; the two nevertheless continue to appear at various events together, and have continued uploading pictures which feature them hugging and holding hands.

Some of Clifton’s fans believe that he and Sasha have recently become engaged, as a fan has claimed to have spotted a ring on Sasha’s finger, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Clifton’s in a relationship with Sasha Obama as of February 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Clifton’s physically highly active and although he hasn’t become a professional basketball player, he still occasionally plays the sport with his friends; he’s also an avid tennis player, and enjoys playing soccer and table tennis.

Clifton’s a huge lover of animals, and had two pet dogs while he was growing up; some of his favorite animals are horses, elephants and koalas.

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He’s been to many US states and a couple of European countries, mostly thanks to his father’s career.

Clifton’s planning to become a philanthropist just as his parents, and has already donated money to several charities which aim to improve the quality of life for underprivileged African children.

Some of his favorite actors are Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Will Smith, and his favorite films include “Guardians of the Galaxy”, the franchise “Fast and Furious” and “Bad Boys”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Clifton’s age is 25. He has black eyes and hair, is 6ft 5ins (1.95m) tall and weighs about 195lbs (88kgs).

Clifton’s net worth’s been estimated at over $200,000 as of February 2023, and his father’s at close to $1 million.

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