Unlike his manly image, Ma Dong Seok has various cute nicknames such as 'Mavely' (Ma + Lovely) and 'Mayomi' (Ma + giyomi or cutie).
On the September 21 airing of 'Cultwo Show', Ma Dong Seok shared thoughts on the nicknames, saying, "I'm grateful for the nicknames but I don't think they match well with me."
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He then shocked everyone as he revealed, "Ma Dong Seok is actually my nickname. My last name is Lee but my friends started calling me Ma Dong Seok since elementary school." He continued, "Some of my friends don't even know my last name is Lee because everyone calls me Ma Dong Seok."
Yup, we've been fooled all this time. Ma Dong Seok is actually Lee Dong Seok!