[TRANS] Suho @ Men’s Style 魅力先生 November Issue

What is the most unforgettable thing?
Men’s Style: Talk about your members, if they weren’t artistes, what job would be most suited for them?
SUHO: TAO! If he wasn’t an artiste, he could possibly use his skills in kungfu to conquer not just China, but the world~ AB STYLE Kungfu TAO^^
Men’s Style: Your Chinese is pretty good ha, who did you learn it from?
SUHO: When I was a trainee, SHINee’s Minho and I went to China together for a month to learn Chinese. Of course, right now the Chinese members in EXO help me learn Chinese!
Men’s Style:  Do you feel that you are a ‘perfect gege’?
SUHO: Not perfect! But I am always working hard in order to become a perfect gege!
Men’s Style: Which two members in the team cannot be put together, because otherwise they would cause a ruckus?
SUHO:CHANYEOL and BAEKHYUN, as well as SEHUN and TAO. When they are together, it is raucous!>br/>
Men’s Style: When you are sad, who do you turn to pour it out to? When you are happy, who do you most want to share it with?
SUHO: It depends on what kind of sadness that is, and accordingly, I will turn to different people to pour it out to, usually it is the members whom I turn to. When I’m happy, I share it with my members too~ The happiness can be multiplied by 11, the sadness, divided by 11~ Because We Are One!!!
Men’s Style:  Coming to SM Entertainment, what is the most unforgettable thing?
SUHO: Our debut first fan meeting! I really cannot forget that stage!
Men’s Style:  Before becoming familiar with the members and after becoming friends with them, which member had the biggest difference?
SUHO: D.O.! When I first met D.O. he did not talk much, but the more familiar I become with him, the more I feel that he is very meaningful, very mature.
Men’s Style:  Since becoming EXO, which member did the most unforgettable thing for you?
SUHO: Our maknae SEHUN treated us to steak, this left a very deep impression~ Also TAO and I represented EXO at the ‘Idol Athletics Championship’. In the recording of the show, there was a high jump segment, we both jumped really well! So this has also left a very deep impression.

Speed Questions:
Q1: What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
A: A guy who is honest and not fake!
Q2: When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
A: Topics regarding how EXO cooperates as a team, from the performances on stage to the speech and habits in daily life etc, we talk about it all!
Q3: In the short term, what is the dream you would most want to realize?
A:At the end of the year, we hope to be able to win big awards, and also to be able to have our solo concert next year -these are my wishes!
Q4:When it comes to travelling, other than your family and parents, if you have to pick a member from the group, who would you most want to go with? What kind of place would you most like to go to?
A:Before our debut, I already agreed with D.O. that if we were to have a break, we would go to New York for a holiday!
Q5: What type of men do you find easiest to admire?
A: Gentlemanly, guys who carry themselves in a dignified manner, a guy who takes good care of his family!
Q6: Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
A: I love you all~ Please show love to Men’s Style and EXO!

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[TRANS] Chanyeol @ Men’s Style 魅力先生 November Issue

Which member do you most want to be reincarnated into?
Men’s Style: You’ve debuted for a year now, the feeling you give to us is that where each member is growing and improving all the time, so, what do you think is your biggest change?
Chanyeol: My expressions are much more natural on variety shows and broadcasts now~ To be honest, when we first debuted, I didn’t know how to do it so a number of thoughts passed through my mind yet I was still unable to express any of them but now I’m really a lot better! ^^
Men’s Style: As a man, everyone has times when they become frustrated, so are there times when you’re angry or lose your temper? At what times would this happen? What kind of methods do you use to relieve stress?
Chanyeol: I’m the type of person who doesn’t lose their temper or get angry very easily, but if I were to lose something, I would get angry. If I find it though, I calm down really quickly and my mood changes for the better too~ hahaha~
Men’s Style: If it’s possible, which member would you choose to be reincarnated into? Why?
Chanyeol: Kai! Because Kai is the God of dancing!!
Men’s Style: If you were given the opportunity to act in the future, what sort of role would you like to attempt?
Chanyeol: I would like to try being the kid that’s really good at studying, sports, playing around… A kid with infinite abilities~~
Men’s Style: If you were an invisible man for the day, what would you do?
Chanyeol: I would want to go to the amusement park and play till my heart’s content~~~
Men’s Style: Aside from your current job, what other things would you like to do?
Chanyeol: Being a good son, composing music, being in a band, computer engineer, archaeology scholar, an astronomy scholar.
Men’s Style: Please recommend to us a place in Korea that you think is the most fun or the most worth recommending!
Chanyeol: Seoul’s Yeonsinnae and Hongdae!

Speed Questions:
Q1: What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
A: A man who possesses manliness yet does not lack in kindness.
Q2: When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
A: Games and music!
Q3: In the short term, what is the dream you would most want to realize?
A:To be able to place one of my original compositions in one of EXO’s albums~
Q4:When it comes to travelling, other than your family and parents, if you have to pick a member from the group, who would you most want to go with? What kind of place would you most like to go to?
A:To go to uninhabited islands with Kai!
Q5: What type of men do you find easiest to admire?
A: A manly one, with talent???
Q6: Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
A: Thank you everyone for liking and supporting Growl, I hope that everyone will continue to support and love us just as before~ Everyone, please stay with us for a lifetime~ I love you all~!

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[TRANS] EXO Interview @ Men’s Style October Issue ‘Mr. Seductive’

Cover Page

12 stylish, fashionable and good-looking guys

Cover Story

They’re not merely legends.Even though EXO are already popular all over Asia, they’re still not as widely known as the Chinese idols! But don’t worry, they’re only around 20 years old plus they have a few, extremely charming Chinese members – if we say that distance gives rise to beauty, the Korean members have given the Chinese fans endless dreams and a feeling of mystery… And, the Chinese members have undoubtedly allowed Chinese fans to believe in them even more – they’re responsible for affinity…
Through this photoshoot, the staff sincerely felt their charisma is not limited to them only being on stage but from now on, in the clothing world, the fashion circle, movies, dramas, shows…….There are so many places that they could develop in. All of this makes people continuously look forward to their future.
EXO are not merely a legend!
They are the most perfect beings!
They have the most fierce future!
They will slowly enter every single industry!
Because work is busy, we are currently working hard to complete our EXO interview, plus after that there will be many more tasks to do, so regrettably, we will have to wait for the next issue to see you again for the exclusive interview.
For the interview this time, our editing staff have completed their tasks. They have prepared just about a week’s schedule – we have got to know each and every one of the group members distinctly, we will do our best not to ask them anything they’ve been asked before and use questions in which everyone is interested in, so that we can give everyone an even truer, more in depth EXO!
Everyone please do look forward to it! 


This big boy with a tall stature is without a doubt, TAO. As someone who has practiced 11 years of martial arts, his sporty style is obvious. He is a boy who is both manly and seductive, an angel who is cold yet gentle.


During the gaps of the photoshoot, KRIS would come over and tell us about his deep interest in designing clothing, and excitedly discussed with our fashion editor about the clothing this time… … If one day, you see a fashion label by KRIS, you probably would not be surprised!


When this sincere line sounds, it makes people uncontrollably think of all the stories about him… … BAEKHYUN is someone who has always been able to give people a piece of silent goodness, even when he is at his happiest, his smile is still graceful.


CHANYEOL, makes people who can’t help it but link him to certain, friendly characters in story books. This has led to feeling a natural sense of closeness when you first meet him… … In reality, CHANYEOL can be considered one of the cutest members… …


SEHUN, a boy who exudes the air of a noble… … As EXO’s youngest member, everyone will find his every action and expression, a cute kind of pride, even when he is tremendously cold, you will still find that this is just another cute act……


LUHAN, this eye-catching Beijing boy, even though he is very quiet and gentle here, he is still a bright star. Simply from his warm, smiling face and cute bow we can understand why he receives so much attention….. why he makes many people reluctant to part with him.


A domineering dance posture and his little wheat-coloured skin leave a heavy impression, as well as his contrasting, youthful maturity and sexiness. But still, he is a shy young man who can also act cute. When facing compliments and praise, he will use a bright and clear laugh to hide his shy self.


The perfect lead singer on stage, Chen, is a very energetic young man in his private life. In particular when he’s with Chanyeol and Baekhyun, the atmosphere becomes explosively high! Seeing Chen who has such a cute face, the people beside him can’t help but feel extremely happy under his influence.


Because of EXO,it was the first time our editors knew of the phrase ‘to be in charge of’, so this time, our editors decided that we would use it for the first time here -that SUHO is most definitely ‘in-charge of smiles’ in EXO -no matter when you look at him, you will always see his smile that is as warm as the sun, graceful, polite and well mannered -there isn’t any air of a leader about him. Perhaps it’s his gentleness and kindness that has allowed him to become a leader that is protected and loved by everyone.


After going through professional training in Korea, LAY no longer holds a Changsha countryside air around him. The him with many skills and talents had an exceptional disposition during the photoshoot……Of course, what was most unforgettable was still his bashful smile and his dimples……


D.O. who looks even more like the ‘maknae’ may present himself ‘maturely’ because he doesn’t wish for other people to say that he is small -he looks very cute, but his speech and actions make people feel a unique sense of manly charisma. D.O. is a very good kid, using his own words, he is ‘the kind of person who quietly observes’, when the members are playing around, he is always silently looking on from a side, and then laughing along with everyone.


When looking at him at the photoshoot, XIUMIN looks like an outgoing person who likes to smile, but he does not like to talk, and has the feel of a lone ranger, he is also a little shy, and is calm no matter the situation……

[TRANS] EXO Cover Story @ Men’s Style September Issue ‘Mr. Seductive’

EXO Asia’s Newest Trendy Male Idol Group

If you do not know EXO, then I will heartlessly tell you: You’re old already!

Over a million comments on an article, even  weibo queen Tao Chen and many other big celebrities have taken the initiative to ask for others to share information about EXO with them, fans whose screams were actually able to make Zhang Han (t/n: a very famous Chinese actor) angry. EXO, a new Korean idol group like this that has only debuted for a year, why are they so hot?

-Because they represent Korea and even Asia’s newest trend!

-Because they represent brand new dreams and aspirations of the new people!

-Because they represent this world’s most beautiful and first aspiration!

This time, just as when we agreed to shoot EXO for this issue’s Men’s Style cover page, our editors became young in just a second, and happily shouted and skipped as we arrived in Korea’s capital city. Although the process of preparing was extremely hard, but just thinking about needing to prepare 5 outfits for each of the 12 members in just a few days, which in total is 60 outfits, our head starts to ache.  This lead to us having overweight baggage despite having first class tickets to Korea, at the end it was only because the staff saw that it was for the photo shoot with EXO that they let us go. When we arrived in Korea, we were stopped by the custom officers because they mistakenly thought that we had smuggled the clothing from abroad. Finally, after confirming that we were indeed reporters heading to hold a photo shoot with EXO, did the officers comfortably let us go.

Perhaps it is because they are too popular, due to their consecutive schedules, it was only at 2pm of the day itself did the photo shoot begin. All of EXO’s members only had 2 hours of sleep, when they and the staff rushed over to the photo shoot venue like strong gust of wind, all of them had not even taken their lunch. Us reporters were unable to hold it in, and very immorally, began to worry about the quality of the photo shoot. What was good, was that the reporters had predicted this and prepared them lunch in advance, thankfully the SM staff in Korea were very nice, and there none of the rumours of ‘Koreans being hard to handle’ were realized. Perhaps, that ‘being hard to handle’ was just people from China not fully adapting to the strict and professional working attitude! Finally, because of the 12 members of EXO’s professional attitude and rapport, the group of Korean photographers’ hard work and EXO’s managers huge assistance, we were actually able to finish the photo shoot half an hour in advance!

At the photo shoot venue, each and every member of EXO was extremely handsome, definitely even more handsome than on TV or in magazines. It was precisely because of this that us, reporters, started to feel immense pressure –this time we must definitely photograph them to look more handsome than they do in real life, only then will it be considered a success!

EXO is undoubtedly a group of well-trained artistes that have gone through training from a big international company. Not only are they polite, they are professional and have good work ethic. At the venue, we saw that the 12 of them had very good relationships, they are Asia’s idols, but actually they too are just a group of boys next door –when it wasn’t their turn, the members who would want to take a nap, took a nap; those that wanted to play games would play games; those who wanted to use their mobile phones, used their mobile phones; those who wanted to play around, played around –they were very young, lively and cute.

And what left the deepest impression with our reporters was that Luhan and Sehun’s relationship was so close that it would make one jealous –when Sehun would finish trying out a set of clothes and would face the mirror and do a catwalk and make a few poses while looking pleased, Luhan would smile and not be able to control himself and up to Sehun and peel off his clothes to wear on his own, and exaggeratedly imitate Sehun’s poses from before, causing Sehun and all the staff present to laugh till they couldn’t close their mouths –that kind of an intimate scene is just way too fresh and good, it was stuck in our reporters’ heads for days and could not be erased.

In our next issue, EXO-K will appear on the cover of our magazine. Once again, the twelve members will appear, with brand new outfits and an attractive photo spread, don’t miss out!

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