|Name||NCT Universe: LaStart|
NCT Universe: LaStart is a 2023 South Korean survival show from SM Entertainment to recruit the debuting members of NCT Tokyo, the Japanese sub-unit of NCT. The group was meant to have 6 members initially, 2 of which had been announced (Sion and Yushi) prior to the show while the other 4 members would be selected through the survival show. During the final episode, it was revealed that NCT Tokyo would have a total of 7 members. The winning contestants and members of NCT Tokyo are Sion, Riku, Yushi, Jungmin, Daeyoung, Ryo, and Sakuya.
NCT Universe: LaStart has 11 contestants born between 2007 and 2002. The youngest contestant is Sakuya (born Nov 18, 2007). The oldest contestant is Heitetsu (born May 7, 2002).
Of the 11 contestants, 8 are Japanese, and 3 are Korean. Daeyoung, Minjae, and Jungmin are Korean. Heitetsu, Haruta, Riku, Sakuya, Ryo, Anderson, Ryu, and Kassho are Japanese.
|Heitetsu||May 7, 2002||21|
|Minjae||Jun 15, 2002||21|
|Riku||Jun 28, 2003||20|
|Ryu||Oct 20, 2003||20|
|Jungmin||Jul 27, 2004||19|
|Daeyoung||Jun 21, 2005||18|
|Anderson||Aug 17, 2005||18|
|Kassho||Jan 20, 2006||17|
|Haruta||Mar 5, 2006||17|
|Ryo||Aug 4, 2007||16|
|Sakuya||Nov 18, 2007||16|
He is the oldest contestant in the competition.
He is 1 of the 2 Koreans in the survival show.
Sakuya is the youngest contestant in NCT Universe: LaStart. He was only 15 years old at the time the show was broadcast (Jul 2023).
Ryo is the second youngest contestant on the show.
Jungmin is 1 of the 2 Koreans in the show.