[INTERVIEW] 120605 - Alien EXO-K, dictionary of the various researches on their charms - Suho, Kai, D.O's part (Part ②)
Everyone who met EXO-K have said: What did you eat to be this good-looking? When we noticed that we weren’t laughing at the members’ joke but nodding when they said ‘The trap is that the 6 members are all visual members’, we were already asking it: What did you eat to be this good-looking? EXO-K’s answer was 'We just eat well'. So the old proverb wasn’t wrong at all. Successful ones will just become successful.
EXO-K make noonas, dongsaengs, aunties, to fall for their charms that are like a swamp they can’t escape. So what is so charming about them? EXO-K’s six members who want to make you become their room’s bed for just a day (T/N: DBSK’s Hug’s lyrics) and give you the strength that makes you feel like you can overcome the monsters from your dreams, we analyzed their profile and charm points.
Real name: Kim Junmyun. Born on May 22nd, 1991. 174cm. He started his SM trainee life in 2006, he has the longest training period among EXO-K.
His hobbies and specialties are acting and golf. Because he’s from Gangnam School District 8, which have the high class hobby of golfing, Suho’s nickname is ‘Just Rich’. Following Kai’s testimony, Suho is born with the leader’s virtue. Kai said "We were trainees together for 5 years but he bought me a lot of good food. He’s rich" supporting Suho’s ‘Just Rich’ nickname and with twinkling eyes "Truthfully, for around 2 years we weren’t that close but since he was a hyung that bought me a lot of food, I felt that he was a really good hyung, starting from then we got close really fast". Confucius emphasized on the fact that the first condition for a good leadership was feeding your people until they were full. Suho was already harmonizing the future members by feeding them until they’re full, it looks like he was already learning the condition to be a wise leader starting from then.
Leader Suho is worrying about the late-night snack for the members who have superpowers but elementary schoolers-like taste. Suho said about the members who like only chicken, pizza, pork hocks etc for late-night snacks, worrying seriously, "The kids use superpowers but their tastes are like elementary schoolers’".
Suho has also other nicknames like Junmen and Myunchael. Junmen and Myunchael are Junmyun+Amen and Junmyun+Michael, these started because the expression Suho has on stage and his performance looks holy. As a sub-brand, he also has Junmo Maria which is Junmyun+Virgin Mary (T/N: Sungmo Maria in Korean). It’s known that Suho likes his nicknames Junmen, Myunchael, etc and that he’s really satisfied about it but Joynews24 still couldn’t confirm it.
After debuting, Suho was always in charge of talking in the team. Suho took care of the ending comment and the short interview during the showcase and at ‘Music Bank’, he said he was in charge of the important task of guarding the members, but during today’s interview, it seemed like he lost a lot of his task to the other members. When the reporter said that today he didn’t talk much, Suho said a little bitterly "My dongsaengs always speak well so they took my task. I will have to organize and add up well".
The members said Suho was in charge of the seriousness, the high class, the exemplary, the leading model and the magnanimity in the team. EXO-K’s members said that even though he was still charismatic, he was classy and kindhearted, they picked that as Suho’s biggest charms.
Suho’s Achilles’ heel is that he’s weak at rock, paper, scissors. From time to time, EXO-K eat late-night snacks and after that they choose who will clean with rock, paper, scissors, they said Suho who is really weak at rock, paper, scissors, was always chosen. Suho strongly opposed "They are all in the palm of my hand. I think of my dongsaengs and lose on purpose", to measure his real skills, we organized a rock, paper, scissors battle on the spot with Suho against our reporter that is second to none in losing at rock, paper, scissors. The result was the victory of our reporter. After that, Suho could only lower his head at his dongsaengs’ words "We already understood perfectly hyung’s rock, paper, scissors’ pattern".
Real name: Kim Jongin. Born on January 14th, 1994. 182cm. Was the best dancer from 2007 10th SM Youth Best Contest. He also won the popularity award in the same contest announcing the birth of a star. After Suho, he has the longest training period as an SM trainee. He is friends with Taemin who’s a 94er too (T/N: Reporter’s mistake) but with his mature image and his overwhelming performance, he makes the noona fans in their 20’s~30’s feel guilty with his sexy expressions game, he has a dangerous charm that makes aunt fans call him oppa without them even knowing. But the truth is that he is part of EXO-K’s maknae line.
As the best dancer he is with excellent dancing skills, he has the nickname Dancing Machine. Kai’s other nickname is Teaser Rich. During the 100 days teaser promotion, Kai was the first member of EXO-K to be revealed and had the most teasers. Kai appears alone in 8 teasers, he appears in 4 teasers with other members; therefore, from 23 teasers, he had 12, so he was shown for more than 50% of the time. Like this, Kai got the nickname Teaser Rich as he appeared in a lot of teasers.
At first, Kai said that he was awkward with the stage name ‘Kai’ the company gave him, he couldn’t get used to it, it was to the extent where he didn’t recognize himself when people called him “Kai-ya”. Kai likes manhwa and said while laughing like a child "I like the manhwa called Top Blade (T/N: Also known as Beyblade) but I liked particularly the character Kai. So after receiving my stage name, I really liked it because it was the same”. We forgot for a moment that Kai was a 94er but this fact really can’t be ignored. He has a face that makes you call him oppa but the fact that the 19 years old boy likes manhwa casts away this prejudice.
His hobby and speciality is dancing. He can dance various styles such as ballet, jazz, popping, rocking, etc. Because of that, Kai is in charge of the center in EXO-K’s performance.
On the charisma ranking the members made, Kai unanimously won 1st place. Kai said proudly while nodding "That’s right, I’m first in charisma". Suho praised him "I feel Kai’s charisma on stage. More especially, his tanned skin is sexy. His performance is really good and he has an unique expression game" and piped up "Because the part in the music video where Kai shouts ‘MAMA’ alone was really cool, I got goosebumps". On the other hand, at the aegyo ranking, he was unrivalled for last place. The reason is that he really has no aegyo.
Kai is in charge of the sexiness in the team. Kai said about that "At first I really opposed a lot. Now I gave up and obediently follow it". As we got to know him, he’s a man with excellent adaptating skills who resigns quickly.
His real name is Do Kyungsoo. Born on January 12th, 1993. 174cm. D.O started his SM trainee life in 2010, he’s the EXO-K member with the shortest training period with Baekhyun. On the internet, we can often see posts with ‘Entertainer amazed by fans’ as their titles. D.O’s trademark are the pictures where he looks at the gathered fans with big eyes. If you see a post with ‘A_Korean_common_celebrity_amazed by fans.jpg’ as its title on a board, be advised that it’s EXO-K’s D.O. D.O’s sentence that became patented is ‘Superior orchestra’. While D.O was explaining ‘MAMA’ on ‘Inkigayo’, he was nervous so he let out “Sup…Superior orchestra”, that day’s ‘Inkigayo”s is banned by the fans and by D.O himself.
His stage name D.O is his family name Do written with English characters and read letter by letter. His hobby and specialty are singing and beatboxing.
The nickname ‘Eye White Rich’ was given because of the neat eye white standing out from his especially big eyes. As opposed to his image full of charisma on stage, D.O was hiding his face during that day’s interview and was the member who talked the least. When we directly asked D.O something, he was opening wide his eyes and showed a shy cuteness. It’s not only at the fans, he still looks amazed at interviews too.
D.O who has a cute image and looks like he has a lot of aegyo, surprisingly said he didn’t have aegyo. But the members testified that even if he didn’t have aegyo he was just cute. The EXO-K members said “The fans said he was really cute when he looked suprised off stage or when he does stuff like that” and "When he sees that the fans are taking pictures, without even knowing it he does a lot of cute things".
Following the members, D.O is EXO-K’s mom. He’s in charge of cooking. Like a mom he takes care of the members and gives a kind mom-like feeling. If the members say they’re sick, he quickly gives them medicine and worries for them. D.O’s charm is also cooking well. More especially, the members said in one voice "D.O cooks spaghetti well".
D.O who can cook well various things got praised by the members "He is well-rounded". But EXO-K’s exposure kept on going "Truthfully, there’s no menu he can cook perfectly”. The members made D.O’s big eyes open even bigger "There’s nothing he can cook perfectly but he can cook well various things. It’s good but there’s nothing exceptional”.
translation cr; emilie @ exok-trans
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