From Zero To Hero: Here Are EXO’s Kai’s Transformations Throughout The Years!

Look At EXO’s Kai’s Transformations!

Who doesn’t know about the boy group EXO, especially their youngest member, Kai? The man whose real name is Kim Jongin joined EXO when he was only 13 years old, and of course he had special talents so he could join SM Entertainment as a group member. The charm he showed certainly made his fans want to meet him in person, which they do by attending EXO’s fan meetings, concerts, or other live events. How is Kai’s visual that’s so amazing that fans are compelled to give him their attention? What has his transformation been like from his pre-debut days to becoming a famous idol?

In this article, Channel-Korea will give you his transformation throughout the years! If you want to know more, stay tuned!


Kai has always had a strong desire to become a dancer. Before his debut, he had been studying dance since he was eight years old, with a focus on jazz dance. Kai has desire to be a dancer because when he was in elementary school, he saw a performance of ‘The Nutcraker’ ballet, and he immediately started learning ballet.

Because of his hobby he developed the desire to become an idol, and he got support from his father and family to audition for SM Entertainment by taking part in the S.M Youth Best Contest in 2007. Kai won the contest and, when he was 13, he managed to become part of SM Entertainment as a trainee.

Not only that, during the year he became a trainee, he appeared on TVXQ’s music video for the song “HaHaHa Song” along with fellow EXO members Suho and Chanyeol.

On December 23, 2011, Kai became the first EXO member to be revealed by SM Entertainment. Kai’s teaser video was uploaded by SM Entertainment on SMTOWN’s YouTube channel. In the video, he shows off his dancing accompanied by EXO’s song “My Lady.”


Before releasing their debut single, “MAMA”, in March 2012 they released a prologue single with the title “History.” In this song, they use the concept of superpowers with a music video that looks like a short movie. The group demonstrated their vocals and their ability to dance, and viewers got a chance to take a look at their visuals, including Kai’s.

In this song, Kai still looks very young and natural. Moreover, his hair is still black with a slightly messy hairstyle. Because this song carried the concept of superpowers and was set on another planet, the outfit that he wore had to reflect that. He wore a black and silver outfit made from a slithery material.

In the previously photo Kai wears a silver shirt with a black leather jacket, but the photo below shows Kai’s visual which look perfect in his sleeveless black outfit.

Unlike the previous two photos, in the third photo Kai wears a white, long-sleeved shirt and a white baseball cap with the number 78, coupled with a small chain necklace.