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Thursday, August 15, 2013

STAR CAST - NEWS INTERVIEW





'EXO' is currently the hottest boy group. About one year and five months since debut, the term rookie is still more familiar to them. However, recently with 'Wolf and Beauty' and 'Growl,' they hit a repeated home run and quickly grew as the next generation representative idol. They have proved that they are the current trend as they bring about many fans everywhere they go.

Even their creation is special. ‘EXO’ is a Korean-Chinese twin group. They promote as Korean ‘EXOK’ and Chinese main force group, ‘EXOM.’ They promote in both countries by singing the same title song in both Korean and Chinese. Other times they show off a different charm as they promote as a whole with all twelve members joined together with ‘EXO.’

However although we know ‘EXO,’ the members are unfamiliar. Above all else, there being twelve members is an obstacle(?). If you’re not a fan, it i s hard to grasp an understanding of each member’s charms. That is why we have prepared. It is ‘EXO life of research.’ What we know of ‘EXO’ vs ‘EXO’ that ‘EXO’ says is basic + we’re going into a deep study.

As a reference, we used a rolling paper in the deep-study. Besides themselves, they left a personal criticism for the other eleven members. 4W 11R(Who, Where, When, What, 11Rolling Paper), the first subject is ‘EXOK.’


1. Suho

▶ Who : Suho. Real name Kim Joonmyun. Because he was in charge of the sacred character in his early debut days, he was also called ‘Joonmen’ because of ‘Joonmyun + Amen.’

▶ Where : He is 22 years old, born in May 22, 1991. Starting as class president in the Gangnam eight school district, his feature is that during his school days he was vice-president as well as a majority of different board member positions. He is known as ‘mother’s friend’s son’ after entering the Korea National University of Arts as an acting major in ‘09.

▶ When : He entered SM Entertainment in 2005. He is an icon of sincerity within SM because he firmly endured the long trainee life.

▶ What : He is the lead vocal as well as the leader of ‘EXOK.’ He has safe vocal skills. Also, he is filled with leadership. It is known that he treats the members out all the time.

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Kai about Suho : If you compare him to an animal, a golden retriever. Although he’s cute and kind, he is an exemplary and reliable hyung that goes out of his way to care for others when he needs to

Kris → Suho : A member I want to ask to buy me food

Xiumin → Suho : Always our leader

Lay → Suho : Leader amongst the leaders

Chaneyol → Suho : Although he may seem perfect, because he sometimes he seems like he’s empty talk (t/n: there is no word that 100% describes heodang, and naver dictionary says empty talk), it is more charmful.

Baekhyun → Suho : He’s really kind and a exemplary leader. He is textbook-like hyung that I have a lot to learn from

D.O → Suho : precious leader

Tao → Suho : my loving mother

Chen → Suho : You would think he’s perfect, but because he is 2% lacking, a cute perfectionist

Luhan → Suho : He treats me well

Sehun → Suho : A hyung I go to when I have a lot of troubles. Although there are times when it doesn’t get solved, I still look for himㅋㅋ

▶ Rolling paper example ‘Suho’ keyword : ‘Leader,’ ‘Mother’s friend’s son,’ and ‘Empty talk.’ There was a lot of talk about his role as a leader. Kai, Xiumin, Lay, Baekhyun, Tao, etc. a total of six members critiqued him as the ‘best leader.’

Above all else, through the rolling paper, a new truth we found out was ‘empty talk.’ Chanyeol and Chen pointed out his talent of empty talk. Through maknae Sehun’s words we can concretely see the reason. “Although I go to him when I have concerns, there are times when it doesn’t get solved,” is the decisive hint. It is a completely different hidden charm from his serious side.


2. Baekhyun

▶ Who : Baekhyun. Real name Byun Baekhyun. With his explosive sociability, he’s in charge of the ‘kkab’ in the team.

▶ Where : May 6th, 1992, 21 years old. He’s from Gyeonggi-do, Bucheon and has lived a pretty ordinary life until now.

▶ When : Joined SM Entertainment in 2011. He got cast on his way to the college entrance exams. Since he’s the last ‘EXO-K’ member to have joined, he’s the member who debuted with the fastest in the history of SM.

▶ What : ‘EXO-K”s main vocal. Even though he sings well, he can also play the piano, making him a high class singer.

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Suho about Baekyun : He’s a person full of sense who’s like vitamins. He’s cute and a prankster full of wits.

Kai → Baekhyun : If I had to compare him to an animal, I’d say a yorkshire. He’s got pretty looks and a pretty personality but he’s also a man with pride

Kris → Baekhyun : He’s a fun member who makes the other members laugh

Xiumin → Baekhyun : A cute jokester

Lay → Baekhyun : He’s the team’s mood maker. He’s a nice dongsaeng who gives me lots of advices when I’m worried

Chaneyol → Baekhyun : He’s really witty and talented. My soulmate 1

D.O → Baekhyun : A nice friend

Tao → Baekhyun : A hyung who’s like family

Chen → Baekhyun : Even though he’s an amazing prankster, he’s a strong friend with a big heart

Luhan → Baekhyun : His personality is nice and he’s funny

Sehun → Baekhyun : He cares about the members a lot. He’s nice

▶ Baekhyun’s keywords : ‘Wit’, ‘Mood maker’ and ‘sokjeong’ (T/N : ‘sokjeong’ means quiet and serious). Suho, Kris, Xiumin and Luhan all acknowledged how witty and funny he is. They also said he had lots of sense and was good at cracking jokes.

He’s been picked as the ‘mood maker’. Lay defined him as the mood makae of ‘EXO’. Of course there’s a serious part of him we don’t know. He has ‘sokjeong’. D.O, Chen and Sehun said he’s a person who takes care of people well. You could also feel [Baekhyun’s] warm heart when Lay said he was a nice dongsaeng who gives [Lay] lots of advices whenever he’s worried.




3. Chanyeol

▶Who : Chanyeol. Real name Park Chanyeol. It’s a name that means a filled fruit. His nickname is teeth rich person (they say it’s because a lot of his teeth show when he smiles). Fans also call him nation’s good teeth.

▶Where : Born on November 27, 1992 (his birthday hasn’t passed yet). Born in Seoul, he graduated from Gangnam Hyundae High School.

▶When : He joined SM Entertainment in 2008. Bcause of his tall height at 185cm and his distinct facial features, he gathered a lot of fans since before debut.

▶What : He’s in charge of rap within the team. His deep voice matches well with rap. He’s also skilled in playing instruments. He’s good at drum, bass, etc and is a musicial that is always ready to strive for more music study.

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Chanyeol that Suho says : He’s a musician that is really cool when you see him focusing on music! He’s a matured member that I want to treat better these days

Kai→Chanyeol : Beagle. He’s cute, bright, and active. He’s someone that possess energy that doesn’t know how to get worn out.

Kris→Chanyeol : He’s always smilingㅋㅋ I like him because he’s tall

Xiumin→Chanyeol : happy happy happy virus

Lay→Chanyeol : He’s the one in charge of reactions that are always animated

Baekhyun→Chanyeol : He’s a child that is full of jokes like me. A friend that matches well with me because we have similar personalities.

D.O→Chanyeol : atmosphere maker. He’s noisy because he talks too much

Tao→Chanyeol : funny person

Chen→Chanyeol : As predicted, reaction is best!!! A jokester that is always overflowing with jokes

Luhan→Chanyeol : He’s fun and is a cooking king

Sehun→Chanyeol : He’s funㅋㅋ He makes the members laugh by ruining himself.

▶Chanyeol’s key word : ‘musician,’ ‘reaction’ and ‘cooking.’ Because he’s good at playing instruments and studys hard to study composition, he was even complimented by Suho for being a cool musician. Howver, there was more talk about his personality. Kai, Kris, Xiumin, Lay, D.O, Chen, and Sehun mentioned his gag insticts and reactions. However, if you follow D.O
s word, the only trap is that because he talks too much, he’s noisy.

Another truth that we newly found was his cooking skills. It’s to the degree that Luhan says ‘cooking king.’ To be honest, D.O is known to be in charge of cooking within ‘EXOK.’ He’s a skilled person that makes spaghetti really well. We believe that the judgement of cooking king is based on Luhan’s own perspectives.


4. D.O.

▶ Who : D.O. Real name Do Kyungsoo. Since he eats well, he’s known for having lots of 'pictures of him eating'.

▶ Where : January 12th, 1993, 20 years old. He’s from Gyeonggi-do Goyang-si and graduated from the Baekseok highschool.

▶ When : Entered SM Entertainment in 2010. Got cast as a sophomore in high school, he’s talented and debuted after a relatively short time.

▶ What : In charge of the main vocals. Aside from singing, his speciality is beatboxing. Themoments he belts his high notes while looking at the camera with a serious expression are especially memorable.

▶ 11R

Suho about D.O : He’s reliable and a member who understands people’s feelings well. I don’t know why but I somehow want to pinch his cheeks ㅋㅋ.

Kai→D.O : If I had to compare him to a puppy, I’d say a maltese. Whenever he’s serious, quiet or he does aegyo, a maltese is still a maltese.

Kris→D.O : A really nice dongsaeng. I like him a lot

Xiumin → D.O : It seems like I’m seeing myself, a member with a similar personality

Lay→ D.O. : He’s so cute

Chanyeol → D.O : He’s silent and calm. My soulmate 2

Baekyun → D.O. : He’s delicate, clean and there’s a lot of charisma coming from his tiny frame. D.O is also nice and is the same age as me so he’s a friend whose mind goes well with mine.

Tao → D.O : He’s nice

Chen → D.O : He’s a considerate and thoughtful vocalist full of sense

Luhan → D.O : He’s really good at singing

Sehun → D.O : He’s a really nice hyung. There are times when he isn’t, but when there are waymore moments when he is [nice] ㅋㅋ

▶ D.O.’s keywords : ‘Considerate’, ‘Singing’ and ‘Charisma’. Suho, Kris, Tao, Chen and Sehunespecially praised his personality. They mostly said he was delicate, thoughtful and that he understands the members’ feelings well. It can be interpreted as him being really considerate.

Since he’s the main vocal, ‘singing’ also came up while the members were talking about him. Luhan concluded by saying ‘He’s really good at singing’. Someone also said that even though he was tiny, his charisma was inversely proportional to his height. However Kai said that whether he’s serious, quiet or he does aegyo, he’s like a maltese (puppy), revealing D.O.’s cute charms.


5. Kai

▶ Who : Kai. Real name Kim Jongin. His stage name Kai means ‘open’ and it implies his role is to reveal (T/N : literally open) EXO’s secrets.

▶ Where : January 14th, 1994, 18 years old. From Seoul, he graduated from the performing acts highschool of Seoul.

▶ When : Joined SM Entertainment in 2007. Friends with Taemin from ‘SHINee’ ever since they were young. Even though he debuted late, he didn’t give, he’s a man with a burning passion. He’s been a trainee with Suho for a long time.

▶ What : He’s in charge of being the dance machine. He’s learn jazz dance and ballet ever since he was young so the way he uses his body is outstanding. Even though he does the same choreography, his ganji(?) (T/N : ganji means coolness / awesomeness but in that case ‘swag’ kind of works as well since it’s about the way he looks when he dances) is uncommon.

▶ 11R

Suho about Kai : I’ve been with him for a while so he’s a world dancer who’s like a real brother who I want to take care of and who needs to be taken care of.

Kris → Kai : He’s really good at dancing

Xiumin → Kai : A sexy cutie

Lay → Kai : My dance teacher

Chanyeol → Kai : He’s so cool and his dark skin is charming

Baekhyun → Kai : His body is sexy and his face has an imposing charm but he’s actually innocent, nice and cute

D.O → Kai : He’s really good at dancing

Tao → Kai : Dark skin, good friend

Chen → Kai : He’s younger than me but he’s a really strong and sweet dongsaeng and there’s a lot of things I can learn from him

Luhan → Kai : He’s really good at dancing

Sehun → Kai : He says lots of serious things about the members

▶ Kai’s keywords : ‘Dance’, ‘Sexy’ and ‘Innocent’. Just how he’s EXO-K’s dancer, there are lots of things related to dance [that have been said about him]. Suho, Kris, Lay, D.O. and Luhan all said he was really good at dancing. Suho especially called him a world dancer and Lay said he was his dance teacher, acknowledging his skills.

The ‘sexiness’ he has that can be felt once he’s on stage has been mentioned a lot. Baekhyun’s story also infered that the source of this sexiness was his body. But in the other way, he also has kid-like charms. This is exactly what his keyword ‘innocent’ is about. Like this, you can assume he has a child-like image that differs from his strong performances.


6. Sehun

▶ Who : Sehun. Real name Oh Sehun..

▶ Where : April 12, 1994, 19 years old. From Seoul, graduated from the performing arts high school of Seoul. Even though he’s the same age as Kai, because they’re separated by their birth days, he can’t get away from the maknae spot.

▶ When : Joined SM Entertainment in 2008. Thanks to his tall height (181 cm) and his long period of training, he doesn’t really seem like the maknae.

▶ What : His specialities are dancing and acting. Even though he’s actually the maknae, he always gets ranked low when it comes to the cutie ranking [within the group]. He’s currently taking the role of the maknae who doesn’t look like one with his strong visuals.

▶ 11R
Suho about Sehun : I always see him as a kid, he’s a member with a big heard who I affectionate a lot and that I want to hug

Kai → Sehun : If I had to compare him to an animal, I’d say a cat. He may look cold but he’s a cute maknae with lots of aegyo

Kris → Sehun : A pretty dongsaeng I cherish

Xiumin → Sehun : Lovely maknae

Lay → Sehun : Even though he’s young, the way he thinks is like an adult’s

Chanyeol → Sehun : I sometimes don’t know who’s the hyung and who’s the dongsaeng [between us]. However he’s a cute dongsaeng ㅋㅋ

Baekhyun → Sehun : He has a baby skin and smells like one, he’s a maknae I want to hug

D.O → Sehun : Cute maknae

Tao → Sehun : Best friend forever

Chen → Sehun : He’s a hyung-like dongsaeng full of aegyo who sometimes confuses me so much I ask myself, am I the dongsaeng?

Luhan → Sehun : He’s cute and funny

▶ Sehun’s keywords : ‘Maknae’, ‘Serious’ and ‘Aegyo’. Since he’s the youngest member, the word maknae comes up a lot. Suho, Kai, Kris, Xiumin, Baekhyun and D.O all called him cute maknae. Baekhyun especially said he wanted to hug(?) him because of his baby skin and smell. Even though he always looks serious and cold on TV, a maknae is still a maknae.

There were lots of stories about his ‘seriousness’. ‘By saying he has a big heard, Suho revealed his reversal personality. Lay’s appraisal was also similar. By saying Sehun seemed like an adult, he showed his mature charms.


'EXO' is a rookie group that has surpassed one year since their debut. A characteristic that they have about them is that they have Korean and Chinese twin groups. Split into two teams, their center for performance was different. Unlike 'EXOK' that promotes in Korea, 'EXOM' concentrated on China. The first time they did activities within Korea was in June with 'Wolf and Beauty.' There is no way but for them to be unfamiliar with Korea yet.

However, it is different in China. They are already on the level of super stars. Last year, at the same time as their debut, at the 13th Annual Chinese Music Awards, for the first time for rookies, they won two awards, Most Popular award and Best Dressed award. They have secured their spot as the trend by winning the Most Popular award again for the second time.

'EXOM' that is in the core of the Hallyu trend. Starting from their performance concept, it is completely different from 'EXOK.' If 'EXOK' is like a group of teen boys, 'EXOM' overflows with masculinity. They have the atmosphere of being a bit more powerful and fierce. They are appealing their rough charms as a manly man.

'EXO Life of Research' part 2. It is 'EXOM' that 'EXO' sees. The twelve members created a rolling paper for the 'EXOM' members, Kris, Luhan, Xiumin, Chen, Tao, and Lay. Besides themselves, they left a personal criticism for the other eleven members. Let’s view according to 4W 11R(Who, Where, When, What, 11Rolling Paper).


1. Kris

▶ Who : Kris. Chinese name Wu Yi Fan. Because of his god image, he is also called ‘Kris-nim’ as a nickname.

▶ Where : November 6, 1990. He’s Chinese Canadian. He was born in Guangzhou in Guangdong Province and spent his childhood in Canada.

▶ When : He passed the SM Global audition in 2007 in Canada. He went through 4 years of trainee life.

▶ What : ‘EXO-M’ leader and rapper. With his reliable personality, he is known to be taciturn in the group. He also has global language skills. He is proficient in Mandarain, Cantonese, English, Korean, etc.

▶ 11R

Suho about Kris : He is really an unequaled friend. He is simple and honest and is faithful. He is also a fashionista.

Kai → Kris : If he was an animal he’d be a Siberian husky. He looks cool and solitary but to us, he is a lax and cute hyung.

Xiumin → Kris : A person who has the appearance of a reassuring person

Lay → Kris : Cool, cold, passionate, and tall member.

Chanyeol → Kris : Manly and cool.

Baekhyun → Kris : Has a lot of interest in fashion. He’s reliable like a father.

D.O → Kris : He’s cool because he’s tall.

Tao → Kris : My precious hyung.

Chen → Kris : A sharp dresser with fashion sense that is uncommon.

Luhan → Kris : Fashion king.

Sehun → Kris : Always gives to me prettily.

▶ Rolling paper ‘Kris’ keyword : was ‘real man’. Suho, Lay, Xiumin, Chanyeol, etc. praised his masculine beauty. This is confirmed through Suho’s ‘simple honesty’, Lay’s ‘cold’, Xiumin’s ‘reliable’, Chanyeol’s ‘manly’.

Opinions that he is a ‘fashionista’ were also overwhelming. Luhan, Chen, Baekhyun, Suho, etc. evaluated his fashion sense to be high. To the point where Luhan expressed himself with just one word, ‘fashion king’. Baekhyun also acknowledged Kris’ sense saying “He has a lot of interest in fashion.”


2. Luhan

▶ Who : Luhan. That’s his real name. It means ‘deer of the dawn’. Chinese fans call him ‘Lulu’.

▶ Where : April 20, 1990. He was born in Beijing in China. He’s currently at Seoul Art College as a practical music major.

▶ When : In April of 2008 he was street casted. He was chosen while shopping with a friend in Myungdong. He went through 3 years of training and joined ‘EXO-M’.

▶ What : He’s in charge of vocals. His specialty is reactions. Even if he suffers from getting edited in variety (t/n: getting his parts cut), he is the member who stands to the side and claps until the end.

▶ 11R

Suho about Luhan : Gentleness and strength, he is a member who has both of these things. He trusts in me and is a good-hearted person that I can communicate with well.

Kai → Luhan : Like a deer, he has clear eyes and a cute personality.

Kris → Luhan : His smiling image is cool.

Xiumin → Luhan : The best pair.

Lay → Luhan : He’s a good friend who pays attention to anything.

Chanyeol → Luhan : His appearance is that of a baby’s but as you get to know him, he’s a real man.

Baekhyun → Luhan : Like a baby, he’s pure, nice, and has singing, dancing, and looks.

D.O → Luhan : Handsome man.

Tao → Luhan : A precious hyung. He’s funny.

Chen → Luhan : Absolutely has a baby face. But he is a manly and mature hyung.

Sehun → Luhan : As much as he seems young at times, he is a pure and good hyung.

▶ Luhan’s keyword : He is in charge of ‘good looks’ in the group. D.O, Chen, Kai, Baekhyun, etc. acknowledged his good looks. His clear skin and bright, round eyes are his weapons. The nickname ‘Lulu’ with the meaning deer of the dawn fits just right with his appearance.

As much as his outer appearance, his personality is gentle. The members named him ‘soondoongie’ (t/n: innocent, pure) and ‘milk boy’ (t/n: superior and has good genes). Everyone chorused about Luhan that he’s ‘pure’, ‘nice’, ‘pays attention to anything’, ‘cuter personality’, ‘good-hearted person’. Here, Suho and Chanyeol gave a reversal saying ‘he loks like a baby but has the charms of a real man.’


3. Xiumin

▶ Who : Xiumin. Real name Kim Minseok. Nickname ‘muggle killer.’ A figure of speech from the movie ‘Harry Potter,’ his nickname means that he is a magical person that can even make a ‘muggle,’ an ordinary person, into a fan.

▶ Where : Born in March 26, 1990. He was born in Gyeonggi-do, Guri. He graduated from Guri Inchang High School. Instead of entering college, he put his all into becoming a singer.

▶ When : He entered SM Entertainment by winning second place in SM’s EverySing Contest’ in 2008. He lived a trainee lifestyle for four years. Although he’s Korean, he was chosen as an ‘EXOM’ member.

▶ What : With versatile skills, he is in charge of both vocal and rap. Like ‘EXO’s’ eldest hyung(?), he does not have any morning sleep. He is the only member that is a morning person within ‘EXO.’

▶ 11R

Suho about Xiumin : He’s clean, gentle, manly, and a cool member that always does his best.

Kai → Xiumin : Meerkat. Although his appearance is cute, he is a hyung that protects us.

Kris → Xiumin : A cool member that is thorough with his self maintenance.

Lay → Xiumin : A hyung that takes care of his dongsaengs very well.

Chanyeol → Xiumin : He’s clean and hard-working.

Baekhyun → Xiumin : A cute, delicate, and kind personality that is unlike an eldest hyung’s. He thinks of the members a lot and always works hard.

D.O → Xiumin : He takes care of himself well.

Tao → Xiumin : A hyung that will always take care of me.

Chen → Xiumin : He’s neat and honest. A reassuring eldest hyung.

Luhan → Xiumin : He’s clean and neat.

Sehun → Xiumin : Like the eldest hyung, he’s the most adult like.

▶ Xiumin’s keyword : Commonly acknowledged was ‘eldest hyung.’ He has the most adult like personality amongst the members. There were a lot of dongsaengs that follow the reassuring hyung. Amongst those, Baekhyun sent his infinite faith by stating “he thinks of the members a lot.”

A newly known fact is that he is ‘in charge of cleaning.’ There were also a lot of talk about ‘neat,’ ‘clean,’ ‘diligent,’ etc. In reality, Xiumin is the type that enjoys cleaning the dorm. He also enjoys dishwashing. He is the icon of setting an example by cleaning instead of his dongsaengs.


4. Chen

▶ Who : Chen. Korean name Kim Jongdae. Leader of beagle line(Chanyeol, Baekhyun) within ‘EXO.’

▶ Where : Born on September 21, 1992. He was born in Gyeonggi-do, Siheung. He graduated from Siheung Jeongwang High School.

▶ When : He passed the SM auditions in 2011. His training period was three months. He is the one that debuted in high gear.

▶ What : Lead vocal. His forte is his storm like high notes. He is the member that has the best sociability skills. They say he sends flower smiles to his sasaeng fans, also known as Buddha Mind.

▶ 11R

Chen that Suho says : The textbook of kindness. He follows me well but sometimes he gets sulky often. One who has a charm that bobbles.

Kai → Chen : A 6-month-old beagle. Although he’s not as much as Chanyeolie hyung, he’s gradually getting bigger.

Kris → Chen : Our main vocal! His high notes are cool.

Xiumin → Chen : Reliable My Bro.

Lay → Chen : Our team’s vocal that genuinely lets out the highest note.

Chanyeol → Chen : He’s really kind, and he’s funky. My soulmate 3.

Baekhyun → Chen : If you look at him, he’s just funny. He’s an endlessly kind same-age friend and I like him because we match well.

D.O → Chen : main vocal.

Tao → Chen : Singing best.

Luhan → Chen : He sings really well.

Sehun → Chen : He’s funky and I really like him. I love you.

▶ Chen’s keyword : He can compress ‘gwiyomi.’ He’s a member that can make one have a mother’s smile on their face by just looking at him. A member with a bright and cheerful personality, he is charge of gags within the team. He has a storm-like sociability skill that allows him to have intimate relationships with all the members.

He’s also a ‘skilled one’ that was able to debut in just three months time. Luhan, Tao, D.O, Kris, etc complimented his singing abilities. Without much modification, they said words like ‘singing best,’ ‘main vocal,’ ‘he’s really good at singing.’ Above all else, he was judged to have a charming high note that he sings with his storm-like vocal cords.


5. Tao

▶ Who : Tao. Chinese name ‘Huang Zi Tao’. ‘EXO’s’ murim master. He started learning wu shu since six and since then has been receiving professional training for around eleven years. He was also a high-jump athlete. In a Tsingtao region competition, he also has the experience of winning.

▶ Where : Born on May 2, 1993. He was born in China Qingdao. Besides that, nothing else has been revealed.

▶ When : He was casted in China Shantung province Qingdao in 2011. In one year, he was sold-out to prepare for debut.

▶ What : In charge of raps. Self proclaimed Romantic Panda. He is the style that has a lot of tears. He confessed that because he misses his grandmother, he cries one year per day. As much as he is the maknae, he has a lot of aegyo.

▶ 11R

Suho about Tao : He requested that I write down that he’s specialㅎㅎ Our ABstyle son that is really special and his sensibility is abundant.

Kai → Tao : Chick. In my eyes, he seems like a cute baby bird.

Kris → Tao : Cool, loving dongsaeng.

Xiumin → Tao : My homework.

Lay → Tao : Although sometimes he’s out of mind, still cute.

Chanyeol → Tao : Unpredictable. A member that we don’t know where he bounce off to.

Baekhyun → Tao : He’s really unique. When I look at Tao, I feel as if he’ll suddenly display a supernatural power.

D.O → Tao : ABstyle.

Chen → Tao : A cutie that lives in a four-dimensional world.

Luhan → Tao : Unique ABstyle.

Sehun → Tao : A friend that is cute and overpasses being four-dimensional.

▶ Tao’s keyword : ’four-dimensional’, ’blood type AB’. He was the style that we don’t know when or where he’ll bounce off to. He was gaining the hyungs’ interest half-willingly and half not. He was also the hardest homework for Xiumin, whose the most adult like in the team.

There was also a twist. His extravagant martial arts skills and athletic ability was a white elephant in front of the hyungs. To the members, he was just a cute maknae. Lay even showed his infinite love by saying that his four-dimensional personality is even “cute.”


6. Lay

▶ Who : Lay. Real name Zhang Yixing.

▶ Where : Born on October 7, 1991. He was born in China Hunan Changsha. There is nothing of his past that has been revealed.

▶ When : He ented SM in 2008. He was casted in a China Wuhan audition. Before debut, he has come out in a Chinese star academy broadcast before.

▶ What : He’s in charge of sub-vocals. He is very interseted in music.음He respects Beethoven and Mozart. He is the role of the healing character within the team. He was also chosen as the most kindest member.

▶ 11R

Suho about Lay : Musical genius. He does not lose to anyone in his area of work. He’s a professional that works hard. An icon of healing^^

Kai → Lay : Unicorn. Lay hyung is always healing~ healing~

Xiumin → Lay : His passion is overflowing.

Chanyeol → Lay : He whimsical and pure.

Baekhyun → Lay : He is the member that is the most innocent and pure amongst EXO. His concentration in all works is oustanding and he can dance, compose, sing, play instruments, and is very passionate. Sometimes when he is too pure, everyone gets surprised and finds it cute.

D.O → Lay : A whimsical charm.

Tao → Lay : He dances well and composes well.

Chen → Lay : He is a hyung that is tough, considerate, cute and witty.

Luhan → Lay : He dances well and is a man.

Sehun → Lay : He is a good hyung. He is kind and cute.

▶ Lay’s keyword: He is the representative of ‘healing.’ He was the icon of healing of EXO members. Extravagent eloquence, it wasn’t just because of his overflowing experience. The root of Lay’s healing is from his kind heart. This is from the message of his members that automatically gain pure hearts once looking at Lay.

One can also assume that he has a passion for music that is unlike any other. He shows interest composition, playing instruments, singing, dance, and all different aspects. Whenever he has time, he was aggressive in self improving whether it be by composing or playing instruments.


source: Naver
translation cr; nahbit + zesha @ exok-trans

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