Which one is your favorite stare?
Which one is your favorite stare?
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!
Nicknames: Mantou (Bun), Kim Baozi, Baozi, Cute bun (Calls himself this), MINMIN, Jiaozi (Cause he became skinnier by a lot), Da Ge, Bao Bao Da Ren (Lord Bun Bun), Little Squirrel
Responsibilities in the team: M second main vocal, second lead dancer, in charge of screaming
Talents: Singing, Taekwondo, Swordmanship, dance, Soccer etc.
Favorite artistes: JJ Lin, Jay Chou
Ideal Type: 眼缘/Yan Yuan is very important (T/N: Seeing a person for the first time and getting attracted to him or her). A girl that can hug and take care of me, and give me comfort/console me when we are dating (When I see a person I like I will immediately confess to her)
Pre-debut Experiences: 2008 SM Everysing Contest Runnerup
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Birth date: 06/05/1992
Blood type: O
Shoe size: around 41
Position in EXO: K-main vocal, mood make, eyeliner
Special skill in MAMA: bright lights
Personality: energetic, happy, easy to get close to, gentle, nice doesn’t get mad
Favorite colors: black, white, grey
Ideal type: Han Ga-in (한가인), a girl with charms, looks good in jeans, pale skin, nice body, cute, generous, girls with fragrant smells, cute round girls, not too skinny
Favorite movie genres: science fiction, action
Favorite number: 48
Currently rooming: Chanyeol, Xiumin, Tao
Motto: Effort is the way of survival
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Official Height: 173cm
Date of Birth: May 22nd, 1991
Role in EXO: EXO’s Head-leader, EXO-K’s Leader, Vice-vocalist, “Mama”， King of gentle
Personality: Ideal, has manners, attentive, gentle, timid (based on EXO’s votes @ Happy Camp 2013 episode)
Unique Traits: Does not like the cold
Strong Points: Singing, Acting, Golf
Favorite Actress: 李珉廷 (이민정，Lee MinJung）
Ideal Type: Literature student with long straight hair, reading a book on a balcony, and smoothing her hair to behind her ears; for outer-appearance is a literature and arts girl with long straight hair; inner personality is a lively and bright girl.
Favorite number: 8
Favorite food: Kimbap
Favorite Chinese food: Roast Duck
Motto: Know yourself.
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Place of birth: Shandong province, Qingdao city
Birthday: 2 May 1993
Blood type: AB
Role in the group: Rapper, Martial arts
Special abilities in MAMA: TIME CONTROL, stopping objects in motion and stopping time
Nicknames: Romantic Panda, Kungfu Panda (Fan’s nickname), Little leopard, Peacock gege
Favorite print/design: Leopard, skulls
Favorite colors: Bright colors, blue
1. 3rd Beijing University Students Street Dance Competition Rap Category – Excellence Award
2. 2nd Capital City High School Street Dance Competition
3. National Wushu Competition 3rd place
4. Qingdao City Movie Wushu Competition Sword Category 2nd, Spear performance Category 1st place
5. 3rd Beijing University Students Street Dance Competition DJ Category – Excellence Award
6. Hong Kong Music Festival Freestyle Rap – First Place
Zodiac sign: Aries
Role in group: M lead vocalist, lead dancer, visual
Pet phrases: “En” (okay), “Wan le yi hou” (after it’s done/after it’s finished), “Jiu zhe yang ba” (that’s settled/we’ll leave it at that), “Dui” (right), “Jiu zhe yang” (basically the same as “Jiu zhe yang ba”)
Personality: Polite and humble, lively, likes to laugh, loyal to friends (mentioned in Happy Camp), low-profile, optimistic, kind, cute
Genre of music he likes: R&B
Movie he likes: The Shawshank Redemption
Soccer club he likes: Manchester United
Celebrities he likes: TVXQ, Bruno Mars, Usher, Akon
Scans Cr: fy-exo@tumblr, 浅笑出了声
Translation credits: fychen@tumblr, ivoryxing@tumblr, 浅笑出了声