Friday, May 18, 2012

EXO's PROFILE!

EXO

EXO is a Chinese-South Korean boy band under S.M. Entertainment. The group debut in year 2011. EXO comprises twelve members separated into two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M, promoting their music simultaneously in both South Korea and China respectively. Their name was taken from exoplanet, a term referring to planets outside of the Solar System. Their debut single "Mama" was released on April 8, 2012, followed by the release of their debut EP Mama on April 9, 2012.

================= EXO-M MEMBERS PROFILES =================


Members: Kris Tao, LuHan,  Lay, Chen, Xiu Min (EXO-M)
Company: SM Entertainment
Debut: 2012
Debut Song: MAMA
Fanclub Name: (Official is yet to be revealed but fans are calling themselves EXOtics)
Album(s):
  •  MAMA (1st Mini Album) (2012) 

Kris is the leader of EXO-M. Also known by his Chinese name Wu Fan. Kris was born Li Jiaheng on November 6, 1990 in GuangzhouGuangdongChina, and holds Canadian citizenship. In 2007, Kris was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Global Audition held in VancouverBritish Columbia, Canada. Kris was formally introduced as a member on February 17, 2012. Prior to joining the band, Kris made an appearance in an intermission video from the Taipei, Taiwan stop of the Girls' Generation Tour in 2011. Kris is fluent in four languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean. 

Birth Name: Wu Fan
Stage Name: Kris
English Name: Kevin Wu
Date of Birth: November 6, 1990
Height: 188 cm
Nationality: Chinese-Canadian
Position: Main Rapper, EXO-M Leader, Sub-Vocalist
Specialties: Language (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean), basketball
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Facts: He enjoys reading books particularly self-improvement and inspirational.


Chen was born Kim Jong-dae on September 21, 1992 in South Korea. He was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System in 2011. Chen was the fourth member formally introduced, on December 29, 2011. Along with Lu Han, Tao, and EXO-K's Kai, Chen had his first televised performance at SBS's Gayo Daejun event on December 29.

Birth Name: Kim Jong Dae
Stage Name: Chen
Date of Birth: September 21, 1992
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 178 cm
Nationality: Korean
Specialty: Singing, piano
Facts: First revealed through the SM Orchestra section at SBS Gayo Daejun

Lay was born Zhang Yixing on October 7, 1991 in ChangshaHunan, China. In 2008, he was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the company's global casting system. Prior to joining S.M. Entertainment, Lay was a local child star in China, and made guest performances in various Chinese variety shows. In 2011, Lay briefly worked for SHINee in their concert tour as Jonghyun's dance replacement. Lay was formally introduced as a member on January 17, 2012.

Birth Name: Zhang Yi Xing
Stage Name: Lay
Date of Birth: October 7, 1991
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
Nationality: Chinese
Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Education: Hunan Normal University High School
Specialties: Guitar, dancing, piano
Hobbies: Listening to music, sleeping in, playing computer
Specialty: Master language in Chinese and Korean
Facts: Appeared in 2005 3rd place Star Academy (Hunan Economic TV), SHINee dance concert instead of Jonghyun

Lu Han was born on April 20, 1990 in Haidian DistrictBeijing, China. He graduated from the Beijing Shida Middle School and attended the Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shi Yan School before leaving for South Korea to attend Yonsei University as an exchange student. In 2008, Lu auditioned for JYP Entertainment's global audition held in China, but failed the audition. In 2010, while studying in Seoul, Lu was scouted by an S.M. Entertainment casting agent, who recommended him to audition for the company's annual S.M. Casting System. His audition was successful, and he was put into EXO in 2011. Lu was the second of the twelve members to be formally introduced, on December 27, 2011. Along with Tao, Chen, and EXO-K's Kai, Lu made his first televised performance on SBS's Gayo Daejun event on December 29. Lu currently attends the Seoul Institute of the Arts majoring in Applied Music.

Birth Name: Lu Han
Stage Name: Luhan
Date of Birth: April 20, 1990
Blood Type: O
Height: 178 cm
Nationality: Chinese
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Face of The Group
Hometown: Beijing Haidian
Specialties: Soccer, cube

Tao was born Huang Zitao on May 2, 1993 in QingdaoShandong, China. He is a formal pupil at Humen Centre Primary School, one of the most prestigious primary schools in Qingdao, and Qindao Middle School. Tao is a martial artist, and has been practicing Wushu since he was six years old. When he stayed in Hong Kong, he won first place in a free style rapping competition. Tao was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the company's global casting system in 2011. He was the third to be formally introduced, on December 27, 2011. Along with Lu Han, Chen, and EXO-K's Kai, Tao made his first televised performance on SBS's Gayo Daejun event on December 29.

Birth Name: Huang Zi Tao
Stage Name: Tao
English Name: Edison Huang
Birth Place: QingDao, China
Date of Birth: May 2, 1993
Nationality: Chinese
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae
Hobby: Singing, playing basketball, exercising
Specialty: Martial arts
Education: University of Hong Kong – Music
Favorite Idols: Edison Chen, MC HotDog, Jackie Chan, Bryant, Shawn Carter
Facts: Loves blue color, Western food, basketball and black cat. His favorite music is hip hop and R&B. He’s also very conservative person.

Xiumin was born Kim Min-seok on March 26, 1990 in South Korea. In 2008, he was cast into S.M. Entertainment after winning second place in the S.M. Everysing Contest. Xiumin was formally introduced as a member on January 26, 2012.

Birth Name: Kim Min Seok
Stage Name: Xiu Min
Nickname: Lil’ Fattie
Date of Birth: March 26, 1990
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Height: 176 cm
Nationality: Korean
Specialties: Taekwondo, kendo
Facts: Won 2nd place on 2008 SM’s Everysing Contest

================= EXO-K MEMBERS PROFILES =================


Members: Suho, Kai, Se Hun, D.O, Baek Hyun, Chanyeol (EXO-K)
Company: SM Entertainment
Debut: 2012
Debut Song: MAMA
Fanclub Name: (Official is yet to be revealed but fans are calling themselves EXOtics)
Albums:
  •  MAMA (1st Mini Album) (2012)

Suho is the leader of EXO-K. The first EXO member to become an S.M. Entertainment trainee at sixteen years old. He joined the company after auditioning for the S.M. Casting System, a talent audition held by the company annually. In 2008, Suho made a brief appearance in TVXQ's music video, "HaHaHa Song" along with EXO-K's Kai and Chanyeol. Suho was formally introduced as a member on February 15, 2012. He currently attends Korea National University of Arts to earn a degree in acting.

Birth Name: Kim Joon Myeon
Stage Name: Suho
Super Power (Badge): Water
Nickname: Sunnouncer (Suho + Announcer), Esuhort (Suho + Escort)
Date of Birth: May 22, 1991
Height: 172 cm
Nationality: Korean
Blood Type: AB
Position: Leader (Guardian of EXO), Lead Vocalist
Specialties: Acting, golf
Fun Facts:
- he’s also known as the second Choi Siwon
- he shares room with Sehun
- he was discovered through street casting and joined SM in 2006


Baekhyun was born Byun Baek-hyun on May 6, 1992 in BucheonGyeonggi Province, South Korea, and attended Jungwon High School. He joined the school's musical band and won an award at a local rock festival. While studying for his entrance exams, he was scouted by an S.M. Entertainment casting agent and was cast into the company through the S.M. Casting System in 2011. Baekhyun was formally introduced as a member on January 30, 2012.

Birth Name: Byun Baek Hyun
Stage Name: Baekhyun
Super Power (Badge): Light (Sun)
Nickname: Bacon
Date of Birth: May 6, 1992
Position: Main Vocalist
Nationality: Korean
Height: 174 cm
Specialties: Hapkido, piano
Fun Facts: 
- he shares room with Chanyeol
- roommate Chanyeol said that Baekhyun yelps like a dog like 40 times before falling asleep
- he was immediately asked to join SM right in front of the gates (one of the SM representative was near his school and asked him does he want to join SM), and he officially joined SM in 2011

Chanyeol was born Park Chan-yeol on November 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea, and attended Hyundai Chungun High School in Dong-gu,Ulsan. When he was sixteen years old, he was enrolled in a private acting institution. Skilled in the drums, Chanyeol formed a temporary band with his high school classmates, and won second place in a televised modeling contest. He was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System in 2008, and made a brief appearance in TVXQ's music video, "HaHaHa Song" that same year. In 2010, Chanyeol starred in the music video of Girls' Generation Japanese single, "Genie." Chanyeol was the last member to be formally introduced, on February 23, 2012.

Birth Name: Park Chan Yeol
Stage Name: Chanyeol
Nickname: Wealthy Teeth, Happy Virus
Super Power (Badge): Flame (Phoenix)
Date of Birth: November 27, 1992
Height: 185 cm
Nationality: Korean
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Blood Type: A
Specialties: Playing musical instruments (guitar, drum, bass, djembe), rap, acting
Fun Facts:
- he appeared in SNSD’s Genie MV (Japanese Version)
- he shares room with Baekhyun
- he joined SM in 2008 by Casting System
- roommate Baekhyun said that Chanyeol’s breathing is way too loud! And on top of that, he does this loud sniffling thing before he falls asleep.
- he’s a romantic person
- the first idol group he ever got into was TVXQ. He liked U-Know Yunho the most

D.O. was born Do Kyung-soo on January 12, 1993 in GoyangGyeonggi Province, South Korea. After winning in a singing competition, he was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System in 2010. D.O. was formally introduced as a member on January 30, 2012.

Birth Name: Do Kyung Soo
Stage Name: D.O.
Nickname: Heenjabuja (rich in whites)
Super Power (Badge): Earth
Date of Birth: January 12, 1993
Position: Main Vocalist
Nationality: Korean
Height: 173 cm
Specialties: Singing, beat box
Fun Facts:
- he shares room with Kai
- he’s the cleanest member in EXO-K
- he took up vocal lessons and such even before auditioning SM in 2010
- he has interests in becoming a chef and mostly cooks for the members

Kai was born Kim Jong-in on January 14, 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. He was cast into S.M. Entertainment after winning in the company's Youth Best Contest in 2007. Prior to joining S.M. Entertainment, Kai was trained in ballet and jazz dance. In 2008, he made a brief appearance in TVXQ's music video, "HaHaHa Song" along with EXO-K's Suho and Chanyeol. Kai was the first of the twelve members to be formally introduced through teaser trailers; his teaser was released on December 23, 2011. Kai appeared in twelve more trailers in the next three months, and performed with EXO-M's Lu Han, Tao, and Chen on SBS's Gayo Daejun event on December 29, 2011.

Birth Name: Kim Jong In
Stage Name: Kai
Super Power (Badge): Teleportation
Nickname: Kkamjong
Date of Birth: January 14, 1994
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Face of The Group
Height: 182 cm
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean
Specialties: Dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, rocking)
Fun Facts:
- he shares room with D.O.
- he’s a friend of SHINee’s Taemin as mentioned in SHINee World
- he had a girlfriend before, but it’s not confirmed now
- he likes to be bossy
- he’s really good at just about games
- he has two older sisters

Sehun was born Oh Se-hun on April 12, 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. Sehun was scouted by a casting agent in the streets when he was twelve, and was successfully cast into S.M. Entertainment in 2008, after going through four auditions in two years. Sehun was formally introduced as a member on January 10, 2012.

Birth Name: Oh Se Hoon
Stage Name: Se Hun
Super Power (Badge): Wind
Nickname: Senshine
Date of Birth: April 12, 1994
Position: Lead Dancer, Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Maknae
Height: 181 cm
Nationality: Korean
Specialties: Dancing, acting
Fun Facts:
- he’s a former ulzzang
- he shares room with Suho
- he joined SM in 2008 by Casting System
- he is not scheming / manipulative person

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